LUNAR NEW YEAR 2023 – year of the cat (new recipe included)

LUNAR NEW YEAR 2023 – year of the cat (new recipe included)

Hello all you Galley friends.  Soon it will be the beginning of the Lunar New Year.  Last year, was my year according to Chinese tradition….the Year of the Tiger…so fitting for this Galley Kat isn’t it? And when I checked for this year 2023, I found that in the Vietnam culture it’s the Year of the Cat so thought it fitting to introduce you to our new family member, Zula.

Also, I’ve put together some of our favourite Asian-inspired recipes for you, just in case you want to up your chances of more health, fortune or wealth, longevity, attract more loyalty and bring peace to your lives.  It never hurts, does it, to add some culinary luck to our existance?  And while you’re making this year more prosperous you get to enjoy some very VERY tasty dishes (simply click on each name to access the recipe)

Eggs: for a big and healthy family, Asian Deviled Eggs

Shrimp and Fish: for fortune, wealth and surplus, Asian Fish and Shrimp Burgers

Pork: for peace, Lion’s Head Meatballs

Duck: for loyalty, Duck Soup

Noodles: for longevity, Asian Noodles with Cucumber

Here’s to a very Happy Lunar New Year to you my Galley folks.  Thanks for stopping by my little galley by the sea where we will be enjoying a feed of little dumplings with tasty tangy dipping sauce.  It’s a spicier variation of the sauce I make for Reuben sandwiches, lovely as a salad dressing too (it dressed my carrot slaw) and is also perfect for dipping, dunking or drizzling.

….peace and love…

Spicy Dressing

Tangy sauce with a hint of spice, perfect for dipping, spreading, drizzling.
Servings 5 Tbsp
Calories 82kcal


  • 1/4 Cup mayo
  • 2 Tsp chili garlic sauce
  • 1/2 Tsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tsp horseradish
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 Tbsp grated onion
  • 1/2 Tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 Tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Mix all ingredients together and store, refrigerated, until ready to use. Making a bit in advance allows everything to mingle and get to know each other well.


Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg


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