We're on the hunt for a playful dragon that jumps and jingles, sparkling firecrackers that splash vibrant color against the sky and tiny treasures wrapped in savory, secret packages. The clicks of Mahjong tiles tapping are heard overhead, like busy birds rustling in the trees. It's Chinese New Year and our 52 New Foods adventure has landed us in the heart of San Francisco -- Chinatown.
Are you coming? My kids will lead the way.
New sounds, smells and sights bombard our senses. Filled with the excited but overwhelming feeling encountered when crossing the threshold into a new city, we venture forward into the bustling fresh markets and crowded streets. Bushels of sweet, crunchy Asian pears, baskets of bright Mandarin oranges and bunches of leafy, green cabbage invite us to explore.
Are you hungry? Let's stop for a bite.
Easy Orange Granita
Sesame Green Bean Salad
A Simple Bok Choy Recipe
Easy Asian Pear Sauce
These easy Asian recipes make it fun to welcome health and happiness for start of the Chinese New Year. I hope you'll enjoy them with us. Gung Hay Fat Choy!
About the author: Jennifer Tyler Lee is a mom of two children and the creator of Crunch a Color® -- award winning nutrition games that make healthy eating fun. Like most parents, she struggled to get her kids to eat healthy, balanced meals, so she decided to make it into a healthy eating game and she's giving back to support non-profit kids' nutrition programs. Winner of the Dr. Toy and Parent Tested, Parent Approved awards, Crunch a Color® and Jennifer's 52 New Foods adventure has been featured by Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, Rachael Ray's Yum-O!, Laurie David's Family Dinner, Kiwi Magazine, Dr. Greene, Yum Food & Fun For Kids, and Edible Silicon Valley, among many others, as a simple, fun and playful way to get kids to eat healthy and try new foods. Jennifer's passion is making mealtime fun and healthy for busy families. Her easy recipes, quick tips, and new food adventures are regularly featured at Pottery Barn Kids, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, The Huffington Post, and on her weekly recipe blog at crunchacolor.com.