Saturday, May 17, 2014

vegan finger foods :: giveaway!

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Apologies for my absence from the Interwebs. Poor F-stop spent the last 5 weeks in the hospital and is now recovering at home – much more fun than healing in a hospital. Thank you all for your kind wishes. Keep sending them!

Since F-stop, work and sanity-saving running have been my focus over the past few weeks, I haven't had much of an appetite until recently, nor have I done much cooking. My gradual reentry into the Blogosphere will consist mainly of giveaways, reviews and a few straggler recipes as time permits. Thanks for your patience.

Today, I am thrilled to be giving away a free copy of Vegan Finger Foods: More Than 100 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes for Bite-Size Eats Everyone Will Love co-authored by my lovely amigas Tami Noyes and Celine Steen. Although finger foods have long been the norm in the Middle East [think mezze], China [think dim sum] and in Spain [think tapas], they are super popular in the US right now and have become a fun and profitable restaurant theme. America may finally be falling out of love with supersize portions, thank goodness.

When you think about it, the first bite you take of any given dish is the most pleasurable. That's why I adore finger foods. You get to experience the intensity of flavor without the resulting fullness. This plant-based book is designed mainly for parties, but since I love "mini" foods, I see myself making many of these vegan snacks all for myself. Here are a few recipes that caught my eye and that I've bookmarked to make once I have more time and appetite:
  • Corn Fritters with Tomato-Thyme Gravy
  • Kale-Cucumber Cups
  • Mini Lemon Cupcakes
  • Black Forest Jars
Tami and Celine are giving away a copy of their cookbook, US residents only please. Complete the Rafflecopter below. I'll announce the winner next week. Good luck!
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58 comments:

Tina. said...

Glad to hear that F-stop is finally home. I wish him a speedy recovery!

As for my favorite finger food, hm, maybe cucumber sandwiches.

Leslie said...

I don't have a fave finger food but I have to say the corn fritters with tomato-thyme gravy sounds divine.

December 15 said...

My favorite is ginger sesame tofu bies. Very simple and delicious.

doemora said...

tiny little mini burritos made with winton wrappers

Annabella said...

I love vegan brownie bites.

Elizabeth said...

I'm a sucker for any sort of tiny dessert.

Shanna said...

I can never resist chips and guacamole!

Anonymous said...

I love any type of small savory sandwich - hummus or other bean spread or a selection of seasoned vegetables.
KathyD

Anonymous said...

Anything! I love snacking!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm.... probably small homemade Thai lettuce wraps.

Ali

mamapasta said...

not at all US resident......just saying " hello....that's yummy!"

ReneeJ said...

Anything with hummus!

Cadry's Kitchen said...

I'm glad that F-Stop is home again! I am sending lots of good vibes your way. I know how stressful it is to be nursing a sick kitty. Our cat, Spike, has been sick for over 3 weeks now, and it's very hard to see someone you love hurting and not himself.

As for my favorite finger food, I'll have to go with nachos with plenty of guacamole.

Lydia Claire said...

Chips with fresh salsa. =)

Jan Scholl said...

Oh I get these great chips at Costco that are whole grain with flax. I will put most anything on them. But peanut butter works by adding a protein source. Cheap and fast and always on hand.

Ann said...

So glad F-stop is out of the hospital! Hope he continues to heal well.

My favorite finger food might be various veggie chips, or maybe vegan empanadas. Or little street tacos, or maybe buffalo cauliflower "wings". There are just so many wonderful options to choose from!

Kelly said...

Favorite would have to be tempeh buffalo wings or stuffed mushrooms!

Heather B said...

So glad things are looking better for F-stop.

My favorite has to be tempeh wings.

Melissa said...

vegan spring rolls!

Coki Milktoothrain said...

I am happy you are back home!
My fav vegand finger food are spring rolls or tofu pizza slices

Charlotte said...

I love sushi rolls - a perfect finger food!

kelly g. said...

Daiya Mozzarella Sticks!

poopiebitch said...

My favorite vegan finger food to make for parties is pizza patate! Easy to cut into small pieces, simple but delicious, and good warm or room temp!

Vegan Zlatan said...

Pizza tarts or potato creme tarts. Tartlets everything.

sandy z said...

Chips and Guacamole are one of my snacks.

michelle P said...

I love anything easy and tasty!

Grace said...

chips and guacamole are some of my favorite things every.

Rachel said...

Vegetable Pakora

Lucie said...

I am a snacker and a grazer! I prefer smaller portions of many different foods, rather than larger portions of only a few dishes. I love dips and lettuce wraps and soft warm pretzels and ...!

Fran Pike said...

We love to snack on a light dessert at the end of the day, but need some ideas to make it healthy. I happen to love wine and chocolate, but lower calorie options would be ideal.

Sarah said...

Teeny tiny desserts with lots of whipped coconut milk....

Jared Bigman said...

My favorite finger food is salty tortilla chips with salsa or guacamole.

Molly said...

Garlic knots are a favorite at our house!

Resourceful Cookie said...

I like pita chips and hummus

rika@vm said...

Anything, I like the cheesy won ton wrappers and roasted red pepper cheese on flax crackers.

Joey said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed for F-stop's quick recovery. I would love to enter that competition, but being on the wrong side of the Atlantic precludes me! Sigh!

Cindy said...

I love chips and guacamole - and basically anything with avocado.

Cindy said...

I love anything breaded! Especially zucchini!

And in my next life... said...

chips and guac for me. In fact, anything with avocado is a winner in my book :-)

karin said...

tempeh chips, kale chips, breaded cauliflower, scallion pancakes, and many more!

Corrine Greenfield said...

Veggies with hummus!

Selah N O said...

HUMMUS and veggies!

Jody said...

Bruschetta bites if we are talking fancy, otherwise I'm happy with pickles! Sending good vibes to F-stop.

Jody said...

If we are talking fancy-ish, I'd say bruschetta bites. Otherwise pickles because I'm a classy broad.

David said...

I'm lazy. Vegan finger food for me is hummus and pita

michal jerry said...

I love any type of small savory sandwich

JenEngland said...

How does one pick a favorite?? We've been making vegan cheese lately, its pretty scrumptious. Maybe that. But then again fried tofu bites are so good! oh, and mini cupcakes! The perfect little bite!

Jenny said...

My favorite is french fries

Unknown said...

mm. that list of favorites sounds tasty

Jerilyn said...

I love nachos with guac or salsa =)

Chris said...

My favorite finger food is tortilla chips with either hummus, salsa or guacamole.

Ashley Cook said...

I love teeny stuffed mushrooms. Or bruschetta!

The Peace Patch said...

Today it's tater tots and sriracha. :)

farmersmarketvegan said...

Right now, I'm super into tacos!

Shannon @ Yup, it's Vegan said...

Pita chips and hummus!

MonsterAteMy said...

Dry-roasted nuts, probably.

Veronica said...

Hum...I guess my favorite vegan finger food is hummus and veggies. I've become a hummus queen :D

Christian Shopinski said...

Hummus and Veggies!!!