Monday, January 23, 2012


Happy Lunar New Year 2012 
Enter the Dragon!

On January 23, 2012, the legendary 
Dragon Year of the Chinese and Vietnamese zodiac 
soared forth, bringing us all 
new beginnings and good fortune! 
The Dragon's influence will shower the blessings of dynamic opportunity in all spheres of life. 
While celebrated for its power and wealth, the Dragon is also the vigilant guardian protecting all that we hold dear. 
The Dragon Year magnifies and amplifies all things
- both good and bad. 
So, it is cautioned in this Dragon Year to plan well and wisely.

Started off my Lunar New Year 2012 with a big green smoothie:
kale, celery, parsley, cucumber,
banana, melon, strawberries, kiwi, blueberries,
dates, ground flax seed
Breakfast green smoothie

Lunch was one of my favorite quick 'go-to' meals
Stir Fried Rice
saute onions, garlic and ginger in non-stick skillet
added chopped veggies;
whatever is on hand; I added 
broccoli, cauliflower and carrots
with a bit of tamari and water to help steam them soft.
then some orange bell peppers
and homemade veg bouillon cube and water
(used the chickny bouillon recipe from this book,
divided and frozen in Tablespoon-sized cubes
for quick use)

and finally added the brown rice,
thawed tofu strips, tumeric,
and chopped pimentos for the color.
Yummy lunch

Dinner was another of my "B__ A__" salads;
romaine & green leaf lettuces, chopped beets, carrots, bell pepper
topped with homemade walnut parmesan
(walnuts, nutritional yeast, miso blended in food processor)
and with Engine2 Basic Dressing
(Sorry, no salad photo today.)
Dessert: a Blueberry breakfast Muffin
(Had one earlier in the day for a midday snack.)
These are so good!
Banana, sweet potatoes, blueberries, oat flour... from
companion book to the brilliant documentary

Healthy, great tasting, cruelty free start to the Lunar New Year!
Bon Appetite, y'all.

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