Lunar New Year is approaching 😃 Wish everyone the very best in the Year of Ox! Part of the Chinese New Year is to enjoy dinner together with families. Traditionally the dishes have meat, but vegetarian cuisine can be just as yummy as non-vegetarian dishes as long as good-quality ingredients and tasty sauces are used.
The first time I saw pictures of well-presented Chinese New Year vegetarian meal was from Leezen Magazine few years ago (Unknown (leezen.com.tw). I was inspired by the pictures, they looked so delicious. Why not just do something special this year? Eat veggie to save animal lives and save the earth!
Don't know how to make veggie meal! No worries, let's look at Leezen pictures of each dish to get some creative ideas.
The first dish is an appetizer, Rainbow Salad 千紅萬紫蔬菜沙拉!
It contains vine lettuce, red and yellow peppers, apple, kiwi, small tomatoes, small cucumber ,bamboo shoots, dried kelp buds, pleurotus eryngii, mushrooms and camellia seed oil.
I remember the dried kelp buds and camellia seed oil can be found in Yes Natural Goods store since it sells Leezen products (www.yesnaturalgoods.com). Although they are a bit pricy, I like the fact that all Leezen products are vegetarian, natural , no preservatives, and non GMO. Leezen helps the local farmers by cooperating with them to manufacture organic and pesticide free products in order to protect our environment, ecosystem and save the animals.