Friday, January 31, 2014

Happy Lunar New Year!

Blogger of the Day: admin at Vege Angel

I stumbled across this website a few days ago so I'm still wandering through it and discovering veganyum all over! I have no idea who "admin" is but many thanks to admin and the contributors for their quick and fabulous plant-based brilliance! It's not all Asian either...plenty of pizza and burgers abound too. Go explore!  :)

Lunar New Year festivities are kicking off in several Asian countries, though this holiday is most often associated with Chinese culture. 2014 brings us the Year of the Horse, part of the Chinese zodiac cycle which assigns one of twelve animals to each year. According to Wei Hong, professor in the School of Languages and Cultures and director of the Confucius Institute at Purdue "In Chinese tradition, horses have been much celebrated in legends, literature and proverbs...They are, with their heroic yet modest personality, identified to be persistent, industrious, striving and wise. People born in the Year of the Horse are believed to be hard-working, responsible, optimistic and generous." Honor the Horse and liven up the New Year with oodles of noodles!

Note: traditional longevity noodles, also known as e-fu noodles, yee-fu noodles, yi noodles, yifu noodles or yi mien, are made with eggs so just use your favorite long thin Asian or pasta noodles.

The Year of the Horse also occurred in 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990 and 2002...were you or someone you know born in one of those years? Which Chinese zodiac sign were you born under? How are you celebrating the Lunar New Year? Which Asian cuisine is your favorite?  :)

Celebrate some more with our 2014 Daily Food Holiday and Featured Blogger Series!


  1. I love Asian food- any day of the week! Mmm!

    1. There's something inherently happy about it, especially noodles and rice balls and stuffed anything. :)