Chinese new year is coming, it is on 8th Feb, next Monday! It will be the year of the monkey!
Bless everyone have a Happy Chinese New Year and good health!
Before the big day, mums will be the busiest people in the kitchen. Not only the spring clean of the whole house for the Chinese new year. They need to prepare all the food, snacks and even planning to buy new clothes, new shoes for their children. Because they believe that everything needs to be new for the Chinese new year. It will bring all the luck to them. And the children will get the red envelope with lucky money from their parents, even from all married couple. That’s why all the children will be crazy about the Chinese new year. Also, the school will have two weeks holiday. Do you like to be a child? I do! :)
Happy Chinese New year to everyone! It is the year of the Monkey on 8th Feb, 2016! Wish everyone full of energy, happiness and good health.
More people celebrate from the 23rd of the twelfth lunar month (January 31, 2016). They start to clean, thorough their houses to welcome a new year from then. And the other thing is people buy New Year food and snacks, New Year decorations, and clothes for the New Year before New Year’s Eve. Chinese New Year, like Christmas for Chinese.
Slow Cook Kale & Butternut Squash Dal (羽衣甘藍 & 南瓜, 印度豆)
Dal or dhal is a dried pulse which has been split. The outer hull is usually stripped off; dal that has not been hulled is described as chilka, e.g. chilka urad dal, mung dal chilka.
Dhal, is the Indian staple made from split pulses. They’re high in fibre, full of good protein, low in calories, fat free, quick and easy to cook, reasonable cheap, substantial, versatile and delicious. It can serve with rice or naan bread. The chana dhal, an Indian chickpea, used most often to make dhal in India. But now, most of the people use the yellow split peas, red or green lentil instead . Split peas will give a slightly creamier dhal. If you can’t find fresh curry leaves, you can use frozen one like me.
Vegan Pineapple bun (HK style)/ Japanese Melon Pan/ メロンパン ~ 純素港式菠蘿包
This is the follow up story from the previous post: Vegan Cocktail Buns. Now is the time to achieve my promise. Actually, I wrote this post few months ago, just forgot to post it. Sorry!
The name of this bread roll call for pineapple or melon, but it will disappoint you all if you like either of them. Because they don’t have any pineapple nor melon inside the buns neither. :)
Pineapple bun is the name come from Hong Kong. Melon-pan, the ‘Pans’ mean bread in Japanese. Which is borrowed from the Portuguese and they make quite a variety of “Pan” in Japan. This is another popular traditional Japanese snack bread. A typical melon-pan is made of a bread dough covered with a thin layer of a cookie dough. The name comes from the melon like appearance, such as a cantaloupe.
Lyonnaise Pink Praline Tart ~ Vegan, No-Bake, Gluten-Free
Patisserie cake shops are situated all over the France. No matter where you are. You’ll easily find a cake shop near you. Their pastry, chocolate, cake, sweets, glistening glacé fruit, and the most delicate macaroons.
Had a few days visiting the famous Museums in London. It is a fascinating city and interesting.
The day we set off to catch the earlier Eurostar in the early morning (5:30am), to Lyon in South France. There was crowds of people over there when we arrived the King’s Cross St. Pancras Tub Station. The train took 4+ hours to Lyon. It was nearly 1:00pm when we arrived to Lyon station.
By the station, part of our family was there already. We’re united together and continued to our journey.