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
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