Monday, 21 July 2014

Vegan Finger Foods Review & Giveaway

Vegan Finger Foods by Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes is the third book by this experienced cookbook writing duo, their other co-writes include Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day which I adore, my buddy Sal made the chicken seitan last time I went to her house and I'd go as far as to say that it's a game changer, and Whole Grain Vegan Baking which I don't have yet.

Vegan Finger Foods is full of recipes that are perfect for entertaining, snacking on, sharing with friends or scaling up to make a full meal.


The first recipe that caught my eye was the Corn Fritters with Tomato-Thyme Gravy. Whilst the gravy sounded great I preferred the sound of their other serving suggestion, spiked vegan mayo.


I didn't have straight up hot sauce so I used a mild chilli and garlic sauce which was perfect. These really lived up to the Quick and Easy logo at the top of the page, I was amazed at how swiftly they came together and they were super flavourful thanks to the combo of chives, cumin, thyme and paprika. Nick and I polished off the whole lot for lunch one day, we love corn and we love frying things so this was the perfect recipe to start off with. We'll be making these again.

Next up, the Green Snackers. This recipe wasn't quite as easy as the previous one but aside from some fresh spinach it uses pantry staples so I couldn't resist. Here they are pre and post oven.


I served them alongside one of my favourite dips, the Crock Cheez from The Uncheese Cookbook.


I may have rolled the crackers a little thin and therefor overcooked them a touch but they were nicley crispy and I enjoyed the flavour the wholewheat flour imparted. I would make them again but I did have to add a little under a 1/4 cup of extra flour to form a dough that would roll out so keep that in mind if it's getting a little sticky!

Lastly I made the Spinach Swirls, these are like little savoury cinnamon rolls and they were super good. I made the Marinara Sauce from Appetite for Reduction to accompany them which was a good call.


I've actually never worked with a rolled and sliced dough before but the instructions were easy to follow. I did wonder if UK wholewheat flour is a little different from the kind found in the US as these turned out looking a lot more wholewheaty than those in the picture in the book but that didn't affect my enjoyment of them. These were wonderful dipped in the marinara and if I was holding a fancy party with finger foods these would definitely be on the to-make list.

There are plenty of other eye catching recipes in this fun new cookbook and the Fig and Nut Canapes, Pad Thai Summer Rolls and Chocolate Stout Truffles are all on my to-make list.

Would you like to win a copy of Vegan Finger Foods? Well it's your lucky day! I'm giving away two copies and all you need to do to enter is leave a comment below telling me what your favourite finger food is. Make sure you leave me some way to contact you if you win, e-mail, Twitter or your blog works, and the competition closes at midnight on Sunday 27th July. This giveaway is UK only, sorry far away friends.


25 comments:

  1. How fun does this book sound?! My Mum (an omni) emailed me a couple of days ago really excited that she had made a couple of vegan canapés for a party she held- buckwheat crackers with cashew cheese and beetroot and raw falafel! I told her we should host a drinks and nibbles party together and this book would definitely provide some great inspiration!

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  2. Oh and my favourite finger food...I'm usually pretty happy with homemade crackers, crudités and an array of dips :D Boring I know!

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  3. I always love homemade pizzette :) little squares of puff pastry with tomato sauce and capers. So simple and addictive!

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  4. My latest favourite finger food are banana bites. I think because they combine both of my favourites: bananas and chocolate. As a shortcut (sweet tooth you know) I just put some chocolate spread onto bananas sometimes. Then I don't have to wait for chocolate to set. :-)

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  5. Nachos forever. I found a recipe that calls for adding the shorn buds to your guacamole for added texture, and a bit of crunch. Fantastic! (@mcgmania)

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  6. Savory popcorn! Lime and cilantro are great! (@hwronski)

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  7. My favourite finger food...NACHOS. Salty, tomato-y, smothered with beans, and cashew cheese. Does that count as a finger food? Idk but I adore it. I'm actually starting to crave some just writing this...thank GOD they can be made vegan!!!
    ~ Samantha
    samsamcherie.blogspot.com

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  8. pizza counts!!!! but if i want something sweet i think mini cupcakes are perfect finger food!

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  9. Asparagus and mint hummus with things to dip in it. Mmmm.

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  10. This book is fantastic! RECOMMENDED. All of Tamasin's books are worth a peek!

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  11. That all sounds lovely! My favourite finger foods are anything that can be dipped in (or let's face it, used as a scoop) for hummus!

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  12. Oh man. I really can't believe they are already done with another book. My favorite finger food is probably mozzarella sticks. But that's just because I'm a glutton.

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  13. I love polenta and caramelised onion on crostini, it's absolutely delicious! I also mix a bit of Sheese in with it too

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  14. Those spinach swirls alone would tempt me to buy the book! I love red pepper hummus and mini oatcakes mmmmmm xxx

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  15. For me, it has to be vegan spring rolls or tempura vegetables :)

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  16. I loved the spiced pitta chips from the Candle Cafe cookbook which are brilliant with all kinds of dips and hummus etc. Chocolate Stout truffles sound amazing!

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  17. I love any kind of fried indian finger food, bhajis or samosas, yum!

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  18. I love finger food! Spicy mushroom dip, guacamole, or hummus with crudite is hard to beat! Oh, and Build your own lettuce wraps using baby gem lettuce and a variety of fillings. Yum, yum, yum ^^

    (Contact either via my blog, http://blog.theveganpixie.co.uk/
    Or email - Pixie@theveganpixie.co.uk :) ) x

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  19. Spinach subs, Morningstar farms food

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  20. Looks like an awesome cookbook! My favorite finger food is spring roll. :-)

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  21. After reading your post and all the comments I'd be happy with any of the suggestions! But my all time favourite finger food is houmous with carrot sticks and marinated olives.
    @JasmineTrinity
    www.selfsufficientcafe.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. I really love deviled eggs! :)xx
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  23. This looks great, I love finger food! Falafel is my favourite :-)

    @laimee
    x

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  24. Sorry just realised I am way too late for this! Ignore me :D

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