Chinese New Year falls on Thursday 19 February 2015, when it will become the the year of the goat. You might be up for recreating a full Chinese banquet, but it gives us a great excuse to experiment with new flavours and see how easy it can be to recreate your favourite takeaway at home.On the plus side, making your own Chinese food means you can make it lighter and healthier, but keep those bold flavours. Many of our favourite Chinese recipes work well as sharing plates, so make the perfect choice for a casual dinner party or family dinner. More often than not, it's all in the preparation, so you can make these recipes ahead so you can have a fuss-free evening.
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Satisfying, healthy low calorie meals - perfect for a light meal or for the 5:2 diet, including 300 calorie meals and 200 calorie meals
Christmas dessert recipes for an impressive finale, including orange and cranberry cheesecake, chocolate and Florentine torte and mulled berry tart
Christmas cheesecake recipes that will make a wonderful alternative Christmas dessert, including nougat cheesecake and a baked orange and cranberry cheesecake
Low fat dessert recipes including chocolate and coffee mousse, blackcurrant sorbet and zingy melon salad
Christmas cake recipes to make ahead of Christmas, including a simple traditional fruit cake recipe, Christmas cake recipe with a twist and ideas for how to decorate a Christmas cake