Mandarins are one of the most iconic food symbols of the Chinese New Year. They represent good fortune, thus are displayed in houses, shops and offices, as well as exchanged as gifts with friends and relatives. It's hard to tell if their special powers function on an everyday basis, but every reason to eat a healthy breakfast is a good reason. Not only on the New Year's morning.
Recipe: Mandarine oatmeal
- 1/2 cup of oatmeals
- one cup of water
- a pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp. of honey
- 3 tbsp. of almond flakes
- 2-3 mandarins
- Place oatmeals in a saucepan, add salt, pour in water.
- Bring the mixture to a low simmer and cook for a few minutes, until the oatmeals soften and absorb the liquid.
- Combine with almond flakes and honey, top with mandarin slices.