Friday, January 20, 2012

Gung hay fat choy! Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Year of the Dragon! Gung hay fat choy! (That's how you say Best Wishes in the New Year in Chinese!)

Monday, January 23 is the first day of the Year of the Dragon. The celebrations go on all week, so you have plenty of time to enjoy delicious food inspired by the Lunar New Year. We aren't sticking to completely traditional Chinese recipes this week, but we are taking more of a pan-Asian fusion approach. As always, it's vegan, soy free, and gluten free. Wow!

My friend Alex of Alex's Ugly Sauce has made a fantastic hot sauce with Thai Dragon chiles. The Dragon Sauce has a brighter kind of flavor, a little different from the original Ugly Sauce that you all love when I make my famous burritos. I adore both sauces, and wanted to feature the Dragon Sauce because it's the Year of the Dragon, after all! If you want some Dragon or original Ugly Sauce to call your very own, you can find Alex at

I want to give a little shout-out to my brother Stephen and friend Jenny who are currently living in Szechuan province in China. Happy New Year!

And without further ado, here it is, a wonderful new menu to celebrate the Chinese New Year! Please order by Sunday night for delivery on Tuesday, 1/24. Email me at to order!

Much love,

Chef Mary



Hot and Sour Soup, featuring Alex's Dragon Sauce! (contains honey.) $8


Mu Shu inspired Veggies and Mushrooms, wrapped up in mini GF flour tortillas. $12

Spring Rolls - Fresh, not fried, of course. With a cooked filling of cabbage, carrots, sun sprouts, and ginger, and served with a side of Awesome Sauce! $10

Pad Thai Salad! Made with homemade raw almond butter, veggie ribbons, and rice noodles to symbolize long life! An all-raw version is available too, by request, subbing extra veggies for the noodles. Regular version (noodles!) $11 All-raw (no noodles, extra veg!) $12

Savory Seven Treasure Rice! Sometimes Seven Treasure Rice is the name of a fruity dessert, and sometimes it is a veggie-filled savory dish. In this case, it is studded with savory vegetables and filled with delicious beans! $10


Five Spice Apple Muffins $10 half dozen, $18 dozen

Purple Sticky Rice with Sweet Coconut Milk and Seasonal Fruit $8


As always, everything is free of peanuts, soy, wheat, gluten, meat, dairy, and eggs.

I use fresh fruits and vegetables, organic and/or local when possible. Some dishes contain nuts or seeds. Please let me know if you are allergic or sensitive to anything at all!

It helps a lot when you return the containers. And Mother Earth thanks us too!


Looking forward to feeding you soon!

Chef Mary

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