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Move over Valentine’s Day, you’re not the only reason we’re dressed in and decorating with red this month. Starting on February 3rd and going through the first full moon of the (Chinese) New Year on the 18th. This was just the kickoff to our Chinese New Year Celebration… I don’t think I can fill my next two weeks with that many Chinese inspired crafts and recipes… but let’s see how far we get.

Radicchio & Edamame Salad

Radicchio & Edamame Salad

1 head of radicchio, 1 lb. edamame, 2 Tbsp. water, 1 Tbsp. white rice wine vinegar, 1 Tbsp. sesame oil, 1 tsp. lemon zest, coarsely ground sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper

Shred radicchio, add to mixing bowl and set aside. Add edamame, water and salt to saucepan and bring to boil. Simmer over medium heat for a few minutes. Remove pan from heat, and allow to cool slightly. Remove beans from pods and add to radicchio. Add vinegar, oil, lemon zest, salt and pepper, gently mix together. Serve hot or chilled.

This was such a delicious salad, nutty and tasty, crunchy and full of texture. Mmm…

How do you celebrate Chinese New Year?