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New Year’s Good Luck Foods

It’s time to sweep all of last year’s happenings under the rug, because the New Year is here and that means, a clean slate! What better way to start 2013 with a bit of luck on your side?

You can do just that by making sure to eat one or more of the world’s “luckiest” foods.

Did you know? It’s customary in the Asian tradition to eat long noodles on the first of the New Year to bring life longevity.

Not in the mood for noodles? No problem! You can also serve up a healthy portion of black-eyed peas and lentils for wealth and prosperity or a fish dish, which is known to symbolize moving forward.

Whether your hosting a party or cozying up with a loved one, be sure to ring in the New Year with at least one recipe for good fortune!

Smoked Salmon & Olive Goat Cheese Tartine


Makes: 16 tartines

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 8 ounces soft fresh goat cheese
  • 2 ounces fresh chives
  • 1 ounce Kalamata olives, pitted (about 10 olives)
  • 16 ¾-inch thick diagonal slices French-bread baguette
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced smoked salmon
  • ½ cup thinly sliced cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to broil. Sort slices of baguette on a large baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the slices of baguette.
  2. In a food processor, mix goat cheese, chives and olives. Spread an even coat of the olive-goat cheese mixture onto the baguette slices. Toast in the broiler for no longer than 2 minutes!
  3. Stack a small portion of salmon, two cucumbers, and, if you have extra, fresh chives onto the toasted tartines and serve!

Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 72 Calories, 5 g Fat (1.5 g Sat Fat), 12.5 mg Cholesterol, 167 mg Sodium, 2 g Carbohydrate, <1 g Fiber, 4.5 g Protein

Source: Reader’s Digest

Article originally published on the Pathmark Live Better Blog



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