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25 EPIC Vegan Recipes for Chinese New Year


Happy Chinese New Year! According to ancient legend, a fearsome beast called Nian (which also means “year” in Mandarin) terrorized the lands and villages of the Chinese people at the end of each year. He was said to eat a whole group of children in a single bite with his ferocious sharp teeth. In order to ward away this evil, the Chinese wore bright red and set off firecrackers to scare Nian away. This is how the Chinese came to celebrate the beginning of each lunar new year.

 

Did you know? Chinese New Year falls on a different date every year because the holiday follows the lunar calendar. The new year starts on the second new moon after the winter solstice.

 


spring rolls_1 Cool, crisp veggies, full of flavor and crunch make this dish not only extremely satisfying, but leave you with loads of energy and won't weigh you down. Not to mention with just a few prep ahead steps, a simple and delicious lunch can be ready in a matter of minutes, perfect for even your busiest days.


Lentin Crusted Tofu My daughter and I have a favorite local restaurant we go to and I put this little appetizer together based on one of our favorite dishes there. The idea of using crushed lentils as a crust for tofu comes from the book by Eric Gower called The Breakaway Cook. He uses an amazing variety of flavors that I find inspiring to veganize.



 

Happy Chinese New Year! According to ancient legend, a fearsome beast called Nian (which also means “year” in Mandarin) terrorized the lands and villages of the Chinese people at the end of each year. He was said to eat a whole group of children in a single bite with his ferocious sharp teeth. In order to ward away this evil, the Chinese wore bright red and set off firecrackers to scare Nian away. This is how the Chinese came to celebrate the beginning of each lunar new year.

 

Did you know? Chinese New Year falls on a different date every year because the holiday follows the lunar calendar. The new year starts on the second new moon after the winter solstice.

 

spring rolls_1 Cool, crisp veggies, full of flavor and crunch make this dish not only extremely satisfying, but leave you with loads of energy and won't weigh you down. Not to mention with just a few prep ahead steps, a simple and delicious lunch can be ready in a matter of minutes, perfect for even your busiest days.


Lentin Crusted Tofu My daughter and I have a favorite local restaurant we go to and I put this little appetizer together based on one of our favorite dishes there. The idea of using crushed lentils as a crust for tofu comes from the book by Eric Gower called The Breakaway Cook. He uses an amazing variety of flavors that I find inspiring to veganize.


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15 comments on “25 EPIC Vegan Recipes for Chinese New Year”

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Tracy Schappell
2 Months Ago

I ate my Chinese tonight to celebrate! Lol


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Steven Harrison Magazine
2 Months Ago

Thanks Patty.


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Samantha Cassol
2 Months Ago

Michael Reilly


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David McCollester
2 Months Ago

yum yum


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Lisa Leonard
2 Months Ago

Looks good


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Lori Robin Wilson
2 Months Ago

Totally an answer to a deep wish to make vegan Chinese dishes with all the cool gadgets my kids gave me for Christmas including a bamboo steamer and a dumpling press!!


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Le Trang
2 Months Ago

More accurate to wish Happy Lunar New Year as there are millions people other from south east Asia countries celebrate this event too :)


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Oyunsuren Sambuu
2 Months Ago

Also mongolian new year


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Joe Nelson
2 Months Ago

looks good.


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Samantha Valera
2 Months Ago

Jerry-Jessica L Dean


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