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Dumplings, a Lunar New Year Tradition (non-recipe post)

It’s the time of the year again – new clothes, big dinners, extended families, playful young cousins. The Chinese family’s biggest celebration. My family is from Shandong in North China where every household knows how to make dumplings from scratch. Because of the labor intensive process, the young and old chip in to help. Usually kneading the… Continue reading →


Oatmeal, coconut and peppermint choco bites

Just 4 ingredients + NO FOOD PROCESSOR NEEDED! For the health-loving sweet tooth/snack lover. It’s a little hard to find vegan chocolate chips here so I chopped up some vegan peppermint dark chocolate. Makes about 12. You’ll need: 1 cup oatmeal 7-10 pitted medjool dates (soak if too dry) ¼ cup vegan peppermint chocolate chips… Continue reading →