A Recipe Book Filled with Love: The Oh She Glows Cookbook

Plant-based, whole food recipes for a healthy life; we loved reviewing Angela Liddon’s debut cookbook, and we are happy to share our love of The Oh She Glows Cookbook with you!

Love. That is the word that comes to mind as I leaf through The Oh She Glows Cookbook by blogger Angela Liddon.

The book itself is clearly a work of love for her readers. From the extremely personal and honest introduction, to the stunning photographs (also by the author), to the creative recipes, so carefully and clearly written, it is clear that Love is the driving force behind this cookbook. 

The creator of the Oh She Glows Cookbook and blog, Angela Liddon. Image: courtesy of Penguin Random House.

The creator of the Oh She Glows Cookbook and blog, Angela Liddon. Image: courtesy of Penguin Random House.

Then there is the love that I feel for the author herself. Although I have never met her, I have been with her from the beginning. When she first started writing her blog, I was there reading. As she became more successful, I was still there reading. It’s a funny relationship between bloggers and their followers – we know so much of the lives they share that we begin to feel like they are family. Angela feels like my little sister and I am so delighted to be holding her first book in my hands.

Healing through diet 

The Oh She Glows Cookbook chronicles Angela’s recovery from disordered eating and IBS through the adoption of a plant-based, vegan, whole foods diet. As she began to feed herself real, plant-based foods, and stop dieting and eating processed foods, she began to heal, and glow, from the inside out. 

Her journey takes her from just having an interest in healthy food to ethical veganism. The 100+ recipes in the book represent her personal favorites. Although some can be found on her blog, 75 are completely new, never shared before. There are even recipes for the famous Glo Bars that Angela once baked and sold as a side business! 

walnut avocado and pear salad with marinated portobello caps and red onion. Image: The Oh She Glows Cookbook, courtesy of Penguin Random House.

walnut avocado and pear salad with marinated portobello caps and red onion. Image: The Oh She Glows Cookbook, courtesy of Penguin Random House.

 

Accessible to everyone 

The book begins with an introduction to common ingredients in the whole foods, vegan pantry, with good explanations about their nutritional benefits and how to use them in recipes. The next section highlights some kitchen equipment and cooking tips that will help to get meals prepared with ease and flavor. Ingredients are generally easy to find no matter where you live. 

Oil-Free Baked Falafel Bites. Image: The Oh She Glows Cookbook, courtesy of Penguin Random House.

Oil-Free Baked Falafel Bites. Image: The Oh She Glows Cookbook, courtesy of Penguin Random House.

 

Tried and tasted favourites 

The recipes I tried and loved were the Effortless Vegan Overnight Oats, the Loaded Savory Oatmeal and Lentil Bowl (OMG – pure genius!!), and the Protein Power Goddess Bowl, which will be a frequent lunch for me. 

Other recipes I can’t wait to try are the Life Affirming Warm Nacho Dip, the Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado-Cilantro Cream Sauce, the Empowered Noodle Bowl with Thai Peanut Sauce, and the Chilled Chocolate-Espresso Torte with Toasted Hazelnut Crust (Full recipe in this link). Wowza! So much vegan yumminess!

The Oh She Glows Cookbook Covers (The Canadian cover on the left, and the American cover on the right). Click here for the book on Amazon.

The Oh She Glows Cookbook Covers (The Canadian cover on the left, and the American cover on the right). Click here for the book on Amazon.

 

I can’t wait for Angela’s next book and to see what else she has in store for us. Until then, hope you enjoy the love! 

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