Vegan Finger Foods! Cookbook by Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes. Review, Spinach Swirl Recipe and Giveaway!

Mini Bean Taco Cups

I was beyond thrilled when contacted by Tamasin Noyes and Celine Steen to review their newest collaboration, Vegan Finger Foods! Who doesn’t love snacking on little bites of deliciousness of every kind?!? I reviewed their cookbook: Whole Grain Vegan Baking last year and still bake out of it frequently! You can read about that review (and get a fantastic whole grain [veggie] burger bun recipe for your summer grilling) here. Now, lets have a look at some of the delights in Vegan Finger Foods!

Crackers and Hummus

These delicious crackers paired beautifully with the smoked hummus! The combination was amazing.

Granola Trail Mix

We ate this granola trail mix as a snack… and for the yummiest breakfast. I gave a neighbor a jarful as a thank you gift, and she said she really didn’t want to share it with her family!

Mini Lemon Cupcakes

Although this recipe made a ton of mini cupcakes, we ate ALL OF THEM.

Cupcakes Kid Tested

And loved every single bite!


These snickerdoodles are a fun twist on the original with some unexpected additional spice thrown in.

Tahini Caramel Popcorn

I die over this popcorn. It tastes like those little sesame snacks that often (unfortunately) contain honey. But this recipe is of course bee friendly and ultra delicious.

Spinach Swirls

These spinach swirls were just absolutely elegant and amazing. To me, they taste like little bites of spanokopita, one of my favorite pre-vegan greek foods!They are the perfect finger food for your next get together/potluck/party! A big huge thanks to Celine and Tamasin for allowing me to share the recipe here!

Spinach Swirls

Recipe used with permission from Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes

For the dough:

  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) warm water
  • 1 teaspoon sucanat
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 cup (120 g) white or regular whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup (63 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon italian herb blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Nonstick cooking spray

For the filling:

  • 3 cups (90 g) finely chopped spinach
  • 2 tablespoons (15 g) nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

To make the dough: Stir together the water, sucanat, and yeast in the mixing bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes, until the yeast bubbles. Add the flours, oil, italian herb blend, and salt. Mix on low until the dough forms a smooth ball, about 6 minutes. (Alternatively, knead by hand on a lightly floured surface for 10 minutes.) Add an extra tablespoon of flour or water if needed to make a cohesive dough. Coat a large bowl with cooking spray. Round the dough into a ball and place it in the bowl, turning so the oiled side is up. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.

Lightly dust a work surface with flour. Divide the dough in half and roll each half into an 8 x 10 inch (20 x 25 cm) rectangle.

Preheat the oven to 375ºF (190º C, or gas mark 5).

To make the filling: Stir together spinach, nutritional yeast, oil and pepper in a medium-size bowl. Spread half the filling evenly on each rectangle. Roll from the 10-inch (25 cm) side, pinching the dough together as you go, including the ends and the last edge of the dough, so the swirls don’t unwind in the oven. Cut each roll into 1-inch (2.5 cm) slices, and place on a baking sheet with the filling side on top, and against the baking sheet.

Bake the rolls for 18-22 minutes, until lightly browned and the centers are cooked. Serve hot, warm or at room temperature.

Spinach Swirls Dipping Sauce

Vegan Finger Foods Cover

Visit Celine Steen at Have Cake Will Travel.

Visit Tamasin Noyes at Vegan Appetite.

Get your own copy of the book on Amazon here or get the Kindle edition here.

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52 responses to “Vegan Finger Foods! Cookbook by Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes. Review, Spinach Swirl Recipe and Giveaway!

  1. Those spinach swirls look amazing! I cannot wait to make them. This book looks amazing too!

  2. these look delicious and I’ll be trying them. One of my fav finger foods is 7-layer dip. Yummy. Thanks for the opportunity to win this cool cookbook!

  3. conniemmsc

    I’d love this book. The photos of the food look great.

  4. Yay!!! You’re back! Missed you!!!

  5. very pretty pictures Somer. and everything looks so super cute and delicious. tiny hands and tiny cup cakes! perfection! those taco bowls, granola cups, popcorn cups. just perfect bite sizes. i would eat those spinach swirls for snack any day. Great review as always.

  6. I love the thought of these and will give them a try at our RV rally July 3rd. Make a good “hearty” appetizer. Thanks,

  7. My fav finger food is Peas spinach Tikkis and the dishes look amazing Somer !! I want a bite of everything

  8. Anna

    Well, it is the adorable cute sizes of these foods that appeal to me. especially the lemon cupcakes!!

  9. Aimee B.

    I don’t know as if I have a favorite finger food, but chips and onion dip ranks pretty high! :)

  10. Sharaya

    Sweetly-seasoned, ooey gooey popcorn is my fave vegan finger food! I’d love this book so I could make vegan treats for my non-vegan family :)

  11. Jim Columbia

    I’m a big fan of veggie spring rolls… but these spinach rolls look amazing.

  12. I like homemade tortilla chips and guacamole!

  13. Nicollette

    Anything involving hummus!

  14. My favorite finger food is roasted chickpeas.

  15. Pita or pita chips, carrots, cucumber, and hummus!! :)

  16. Chantal

    For sweet, Healthy Eatmore Fudge Bars help subdue my chocolate cravings, while I love falafel for more savory times.

  17. ammauceri

    I love chips and guacamole! A classic, but I could eat a whole bowl!

  18. Not that I need another cookbook but this one does look appealing. Perfect recipes for pot lucks and get togethers! I want a serving of everything!

  19. My favorite vegan finger food has to be just about anything dipped into hummus. I never tire of hummus!

  20. cmb0096

    Fruit kabobs…I love them!

  21. The granola trail mix was the first thing I ate when I arrived at your house and it was so so good, and addictive!!

  22. I love those little crackers! I think my favorite finger foods are spicy hummus and veggies or cauliflower balls and sauce…yumza! :)

  23. fairlyoddtofumom

    Chips and dip are my go-to finger food and I know that’s pathetic, so that’s why I need this book!!

  24. Wow they all look so so awesome! Shame I’m not a US resident to enter the competition but I’m going to see if our local bookstore has it, I can’t wait to get it, I have wanted a book that focused on finger food for quite some time :-)

    • How cool! I just realised that they are the same ladies who wrote wholegrain vegan baking! I love that book and got it from our local bookshop so looks like i’m in with a chance that they’ll stock it! Can’t wait !!!!

  25. Molly

    I love chips and guacamole! :)

  26. I love mushrooms stuffed with hummus!

  27. oh my gosh SO CUTE!!! i love the little taco cups :)

  28. I would have to say my favorite finger food is veggies, chips or crackers and hummus.

  29. I love middle eastern style, babaganoush, and dolmas!

  30. Angela

    Thanks for the review — I’ve ordered the book! May I please ask if there is a difference between the white flour and the all-purpose flour? I am an Australian resident. xx

  31. finger food is the best kind of food!

  32. Lisa Hochstetler

    dips and chips

  33. I love tiny things and tiny vegan things are even better and tiny vegan cupcakes are like SQUEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

  34. Mac & cheese cups! That or pepperoni pizza monkey bread!

  35. Candy

    On a daily basis, my finger foods of choice are carrots, apples, bananas, or baked tortillas chips with salsa. For a party, I like making rice crispy treats. But sushi is the best of all!!

  36. awesome!!! I did a review/giveaway of this book too (I also loved it) – and tried all different recipes than the ones you tried! I really have my eye on that Tahini Caramel Popcorn, and on the Spinach Rolls. Recently I was having friends over for dinner, and I just couldn’t think of a good appetizer to go with the meal I had planned – and then I remembered VFF and found a couple of great ideas in there. I think it’s a really great book to have on hand!

  37. Michelle

    Hummus with pita chips and chips with dips.

  38. I don’t do inventive finger food (hence my wanting this cookbook), so I guess I’d have to say peanut butter stuffed celery. But I definitely want to try making the spinach swirls!

  39. Right now vegan samosas are my favorite finger food. These finger foods certainly look like they’d be good too!

  40. nichole

    My fav vegan finger foods are healthy vegan nachos, loaded with quinoa, and veggies!

  41. I’m making the spinach swirls now!

  42. Looks like a fantastic cookbook! Gimme nachos :-)!

    And some of that popcorn…wow.

  43. Jess

    My favorite finger food is probably popcorn. That tahini caramel popcorn looks irresistable!

  44. Lydia Claire

    Vegan nachos!

  45. Corrine G

    Stuffed mushroom caps. =)

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