Monday Coffee Break

Monday Coffee Break: Best of Small Plates & Tapas

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Welcome to Monday. Welcome to your week. And welcome to Coffee Break! This week I’m featuring my finds of super awesome small plates and/or tapas. Why small plates? Well, believe it or not this week’s post was inspired by the Superbowl…and the fact that I don’t watch it. Confused? Well, here goes.

Talk of Superbowl festivities are everywhere right now, and honestly it is all just wasted on me. However, there is one thing that I do really love about Superbowl time. The parties…nay, the food.  Appetizers everywhere, right? And I’m kind of an appetizer junkie. I’m a tapas junkie, too. To me, it’s like winning the lottery when you are out to eat. When I’m really hungry and I go out to eat I often joke that I want to just order everything from the left side of the menu. With tapas, you actually can!

So basically, to leave a path of bread crumbs through this explanation of how my not watching the Superbowl equals a post on tapas…Superbowl=Appetizers=me thinking about eating tiny bits of food with many different flavors even if I don’t go to a Superbowl party. Tada!

Now let’s begin {click on photo for recipes}…

Caramelized Black Mission Figs, Manchego, Serrano Ham, from Eat a Duck I must

tapas 1

Spanish Varillas from Spache the Spatula


Kalmata olive Tapenade by My Life as a Mrs.

kalmatta tapenade

Cherry Tomato & Tapenade Tartlets  by The Vegetarian Times

tomato tartlet

Ratatouille  served on toasts with a Quail Egg from BBC Good Food

quail egg tapas

Flank Steak & Goat Cheese Toasts by Steamy Kitchen


I think there is something here for everyone, in this scrumptious list of tiny little tapas. See you guys on Thursday for this week’s recipe!

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{all credits for the featured recipe photos belong to the links attached. Thank you creators of these delish recipes and pretty photos!}


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