Sunday, January 22, 2012

Gung Hay Fat Choy!!! 新年快樂 Happy Year of the Dragon!!!

IMG_5252[3]Maisie celebrating CNY in 2011 

We don’t really have anything planned this year for Chinese New Year as we have been crazy busy with Maisie’s new gymnastics schedule & school, Eammon’s been busy with work and we’ve all had a bit of the lurg.  So this year it’s going to be a quiet family celebration with some of our favorite foods, hot pot and dumplings.  Poor little Maisie though with her food allergies hasn’t been able to enjoy her beloved dumplings like she has in the past…until I figured out a way to make them sans the wheat wrapper.  Enter Pork Dumplings with Rice Wrappers and can I say, these are not quite traditional but beyond delicious.  I have made them now a few times and I love that I can make a big  batch and freeze them so when Maisie has a craving for dumplings I can easily pull a few from the freezer and she can safely enjoy one of her favorite meals.  As always, just click on the picture to be taken to the recipe.


Other delicious recipes posted on Cook Lisa Cook include: Mango Lassi, Stir-Fried Asparagus with Water Chestnuts, Ginger & Cashews, Curried Roast Chicken Pieces with Spicy Sweet Potato & Carrots, Grilled Corn & Bacon Pudding, Oriental Chicken Salad, Potato Salad with Bacon, Coffee Crusted Steak, Home Style Chicken Curry, Watermelon FrostyMango Gazpacho, Toll House Double Stuff Oreo Brownies, Long Beans with Walnuts, Blacksmith Pizza, Rhubarb Crisp, Laksa, Math Book No Bake Cookies, Aloo Gobi, Mint Lassi, Red Curry Chicken, Lamb Curry, Grilled Corn, Avocado & Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing, Baked Egg Cups Two Ways, Thai Peanut Salad, Holy Guacamole, Cantaloupe Agua Fresca, Wallaby Darned, Piggy-Out Cookies, Wicked Good New England Lobster Roll, Long Beans with Garlic, Super Simple Summer Shrimp Salsa Salad, Grandma’s Teriyaki Steak, Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, Red Chinese Long Beans with Peppers & Red Curry, 24-Layer Crêpe Cake, Fig & Watermelon Salad, Grilled Chèvre & Fig Panini, Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad, Grilled Prawns, Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon, Kicked Up Piggy-Out Cookies, Pesto Pita Pizza, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Nutella Crêpes, Mango, Lime & Chile Spiced Ice Box Pie, Roast Beef & Garlic Herb Cheese Sandwich, Layered Crespelle with Bolognese, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil, Jamaican Jerk Meat Pies, Nutella No Bake Cookies, Velvety Mac & Cheese, Welsh Cakes, Tom Yam Ghoong (Spicy Shrimp Soup), Lime Jewels, Southwest Pasta Salad, Walnut Roca Squares, Uncle Bubba’s Shrimp & Grits, Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps, Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Copycat “KFC” Coleslaw, Happy 6th Birthday Maisie Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies, Thin Mint Irish Coffee, Caramel Apples, “Rotisserie” Chicken, Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Mummy Hotdogs, Mango Upside Down Cake, Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens, Aloo Tikki, Pink Strawberry Cake Balls, Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Dumplings, Rum Cured Salmon, Apple, Cranberry & Rhubarb Crisp, Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Sour Cream, Crunchy Oat, Almond, Cashew & Pebbles Granola Bars, Texas Chicken with Lime Butter, Biscoff Fudge, Eggnog Popovers with Cranberry Butter, Creamed Corn with Cheese and Cilantro, Potato Crusted Pork Chops, Oatmeal, Cashew & Chocolate Granola Bars, Texas Chicken Sandwich, Seared Scallops with Creamy Pesto & Lemon Pepper Pasta, Thai Chicken Noodle Soup, Glazed Lemon Squares, Chang-Style Brussels Sprouts, Maisie “safe” No Bake Cookies and Ponderosa Lemon & Sour Cream Tart.



  1. Happy New Year to you! Those dumplings look delish!

  2. Happy New Year!!! I hope the Year of the Dragon is good to all of you!

    Cute, cute picture of your girl!!

    The dumpling look amazing. I wish I was brave enough to try them. :o)

  3. Happy New Year friend! What a wonderful and delicious way to celebrate CNY!

    This may sound weird but what a blessing it is to have a food allergy in this day. My brother has celiac disease and 35 years ago when mom was trying to figure out what to feed him the options were so minimal. So thankful for the options at the grocery store now...and for Maisie's mom who works so hard to convert her sweetie's favourite foods into Maisie friendly versions!

    Enjoy those yummy dumplings!! The picture made my mouth water!

  4. My Shanghai mother in law makes dumplings using a thin egg omelet as a wrapper. Don't know much about it but maybe u can find something on the Internet. All I know is that it's delicious!

  5. Minyee, the thin egg wrappers sound wonderful but Maisie is also allergic to eggs so I'll have to stick to the rice wrappers, plus we really like the rice wrappers so it's no hardship.

  6. Gung Hay Fat Choy to you all!

  7. Gung Hey Fat Choy! We have no special plans this year either. We went out to one of our favorite Chinese restaurants last night and we hung a lantern today. Whoohoo.

    Your dumplings look so scrumptious. Some of my meals taste delicious, but they never look at as good as yours!

  8. Happy new year. We are celebrating tonight! I am excited.

    The dumplings looks so good. You need your own cooking show.

  9. Love Maisie's dress! Happy New Year!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy


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