The mini, bite sized replicas of food has given new meaning to the phrase ‘less is more’. How about this—you can stick to your diet, snack guilt free, and keep your calories in check with mini replicas of your favourites. Made with special tiny kitchenware fit for a doll house, videos and tutorials of the Japanese art of miniature cooking are highly popular on instagram and YouTube. Shout out to the YouTube channel Miniature Space for being the pioneers of the trend. Watching the videos and cooing (and sometimes salivating) at the food is one thing, but hey, how about actually trying it? With a few tweaks to the original recipes, you can also create your own mini meal.
Here are some hard to resist miniature delicacies.
Ps. They taste as good as they look!
Chicken and waffle sliders
The classic waffles and chicken is remodelled and served warm as appetizers. This could well be the easiest on the go snack.
Ingredients: frozen mini waffles, toasted chicken tenders, maple syrup.
Instructions: Slice your cooked chicken fingers into 3-4 pieces each. Break your toasted mini waffles apart.
Sandwich 1 piece of chicken between 2 mini waffles. Secure with a toothpick. Drizzle with maple syrup and serve warm.
Recipe courtesy: foodfolksandfun
Mini Avocado and Hummus Quesadilla
This tiny version of quesadilla is made even more appetizing with the avocado-hummus combo.
Tiny slices of carefully seasoned avocado adds to the charm of this easy go-to snack with minimal calories.
Ingredients: 4 whole wheat tortillas¼ cup hummus¼ tsp ground cumin1 tbsp minced cilantro½ California avocado, cut into 12 slices1 ½ oz. crumbled queso fresco
Instructions: Using a 2½-inch circle cookie cutter (or a glass with a 3½-inch circumference and a small knife), cut 3 circles from each tortilla.In a small bowl, stir together the hummus, cumin and cilantro.Spread 1 teaspoon of the hummus mixture on each tortilla circle. Divide the avocado slices and queso fresco evenly between the quesadillas, arranging them on one half of the tortilla circles.Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Place several quesadillas in the pan and cook until the tortillas are golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side.Repeat with the remaining quesadillas. Serve.
Recipe courtesy: cookingcanuck
All the pizza lovers out there, you need this in your life. 5 ingredients and some patience,and you'll have your new favourite homemade snack. And don't hesitate to go crazy with the toppings.
Ingredients: Flour tortillas, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, parmesan, pepperonis.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a 12-cup muffin tin or coat with nonstick spray. Working one at a time, lay tortilla on a flat surface. Using an empty can, cut 3-4 medium circles, pressing firmly enough in a rocking motion to cut through the tortilla. Fit a tortilla circle into each of 12 muffin tins, pressing carefully to make sure there is an opening in the center. Scoop 1 tablespoon pizza sauce into each muffin tin. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, topping with 3 mini pepperonis each. Place into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Serve immediately.
Recipe courtesy : damndelicious
Everybody with a sweet tooth knows the struggle of holding back from caving to our cravings. We've all been asked to lay off the desserts. Not anymore. Switch to these mini cheesecakes And voila your cravings won't dent your diet!
Ingredients: vanilla wafers, cream cheese, white sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, cherry pie filling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line miniature muffin tins (tassie pans) with miniature paper liners. Crush the vanilla wafers, and place 1/2 teaspoon of the crushed vanilla wafers into each paper cup.In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy. Fill each miniature muffin liner with this mixture, almost to the top.Bake for 15 minutes. Cool. Top with a teaspoonful of cherry pie filling.
Recipe courtesy: allrecipes
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