8 Lucky Foods Based on Popular Lore

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With St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow a lot of us are inevitably sharing tales of pots of gold and leprechauns with our families. There are lots of tales of luck and good fortune surrounding holidays. For example, the four-leaf clover is good luck in Ireland while tea eggs are good luck for Chinese New Year. Here are 8 very interesting lucky foods based on popular lore. Some of these are lucky to eat on St. Patrick’s Day, others are meant to be eaten on other holidays throughout the year. Best of all, the recipes are all delicious! Good luck has never tasted so good.

Photo: Kathy Patalsky

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  • Chinese Tea Egg 1 of 9
    Chinese Tea Egg
    These are traditionally made on Chinese New Year and symbolize wealth and prosperity for an entire year.
    Make chinese tea eggs
  • St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Dream Dip 2 of 9
    St. Patrick's Day Lucky Dream Dip
    This gorgeous vegan dip is full of legumes which is considered lucky for new year's and the green dip also makes it lucky for St. Patrick's Day!
    Make St. Patrick's lucky dream dip
  • King Cake for Mardi Gras 3 of 9
    King Cake for Mardi Gras
    This cake is traditionally served at Mardi Gras and if you find the baby in the cake it is said you are supposed to have good luck all year.
    Make king cake for mardi gras
  • Lucky Shamrock Pesto Pasta 4 of 9
    Lucky Shamrock Pesto Pasta
    This fun shamrock pasta is lucky and delicious for St. Patrick's Day. They are all four-leaf clovers!
    Make lucky shamrock pesto pasta
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  • Spicy Black Eyed Peas 6 of 9
    Spicy Black Eyed Peas
    This delicious black eyed pea dish is traditionally eaten on New Years and is supposed to bring good luck all day long.
    Make spicy black eyed peas
  • Corned Beef & Cabbage 7 of 9
    Corned Beef & Cabbage
    Cabbage lucky in Ireland since it is green and represents money. This traditional St. Patrick's Day dish contains all the ingredients for a lucky meal.
    Make corned beef and cabbage
  • Salmon Tacos 8 of 9
    Salmon Tacos
    Fish is considered lucky in many cultures because it swims forward. These salmon tacos are just the thing for a good luck dinner!
    Make salmon tacos
  • Pomegranate Spritzer 9 of 9
    Pomegranate Spritzer
    Pomegranate's are considered lucky in Chinese culture because the represent abundance, fertility, and good luck. With the warm weather coming up, this refreshing spritzer is the perfect lucky drink.
    Make pomegranate spritzer

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Chic Black & White Foods

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