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The Cookstr Weekly: Ten Easy Finger Foods

February 28, 2014
With Academy Awards parties just around the corner, we’re brainstorming finger foods to get us through the hours (and hours…and hours) of speeches, snubs, and surprises.
When I was a kid, food for watching the Oscars with my parents was limited to a giant bowl of communal popcorn, with butter and salt for dad and a sprinkling of nutritional yeast for my mom. Even now, popcorn is really all you need, along with a warm blanket and a cold drink. But if you’re going to make an Academy-worthy event of it, these recipes will get you well on your way with minimal fuss and without a single serving utensil.
Warmest regards,
Kara Rota
Editorial Director

  by Robin Robertson

The spring rolls in this recipe are really just a fresh, healthy conduit for the spicy peanut sauce, which is seriously addictive. Making spring rolls may seem tricky, but it’s actually quite simple – just be careful not to overstuff the rice wrappers. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can make your own peanut butter, but it’s fine to use a store-bought version as long as it’s unsweetened. The spicy peanut sauce would also be delicious with beef, chicken or vegetable satay, or with noodles and vegetables for an easy lunch.

More Finger Food Recipes from Cookstr

Risotto Balls by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner
Pork-Pistachio Pâté by Barbara Kafka
Danish Meatballs with Dill Sauce by Debbie Gore

  by Olivia Dupin

“Quinoa is a nutritional powerhouse, full of nutrients, fiber, and protein. This is my favorite way to eat quinoa, and I make some variation on this salad every week (e.g., with sweet potatoes, cranberries, and pecans in fall, or roasted red peppers, raisins, and pine nuts in winter). It’s filling and flavorful and holds well if you want to make it a day or two in advance. I serve mine at room temperature or chilled. […] Searing the chicken on the stovetop to brown it, then finishing it in the oven with a slower, gentler heat will keep the chicken moist and flavorful. Just make sure your saute pan is oven-safe.” – Olivia Dupin

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