Gung Hay Fat Choy! Because Henry and I both grew up in immigrant Chinese households, the Lunar New Year brings back fond memories of sharing epic feasts with family…and greedily collecting red envelopes filled with money from our married relatives.

Happy Year of the Monkey! By Michelle Tam

Of course, like the typical American-born daughter, I don’t follow all the traditions to a T—forcing my mom to harangue me about stuff I forget (or refuse) to do—but we do our best to impart the key traditions to the Double-Os: namely, the joys of family, food, and cold hard cash. (I’m kidding about that last one.)

Wanna celebrate along with us?

Ring in the Lunar New Year Party with some of our favorite Paleo-friendly Asian recipes!

Happy Year of the Monkey! By Michelle Tam

Appetizers & Soups:

Asian Meatballs

Egg Foo Young-ish

Paleo Shrimp-Stuffed Mushrooms

Simple Egg Drop Soup

Watercress & Chicken Soup

Happy Year of the Monkey! By Michelle Tam


Asian Chicken Thighs

Cantonese Egg Custard with Minced Pork

Orange Sriracha Chicken

Pressure Cooker Bò Kho

Siu Yoke (from our cookbook)

Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken

Happy Year of the Monkey! By Michelle Tam

Side Dishes/Condiments:

Asian Cauliflower Fried Rice

Warm Brussels Sprouts Slaw with Asian Citrus Dressing

Paleo Sriracha


Sliced oranges! (Duh.)

About Michelle Tam

Hello! My name is Michelle Tam, and I love to eat. I think about food all the time. It borders on obsession. I’ve always loved the sights and smells of the kitchen. My mother was (and is) an excellent cook, and as a kid, I was her little shadow as she prepared supper each night. From her, I gained a deep, abiding love for magically transforming pantry items into mouth-watering family meals.

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