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Buddha's Delight (Jai) For New Year's Day

Countdown to Chinese new Year: 4 daysThis vegetarian dish is traditionally served on the first day of the Chinese new Year, both to cleanse out the body and to honor a Buddhist tradition that nothing living should be killed on the first day of the new Year. Traditionally, Buddha’s Delight is made with eighteen ingredients, as the Chinese believe eighteen is a lucky number. This recipe is simpler, but you’ll want to give yourself time to go to a Chinese/Asian market for the dried lily buds, Chinese mushrooms and a few other special ingredients.

If you’re looking for a healthy dessert to finish the meal, try this colorful fruit salad made with starfruit, pomengranate and citrus fruits, from About’s Guide to low fat Cooking.

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