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For three years I was a vegetarian and aspiring vegan. Although, as I started high school I found myself with no time to fit everything in. I would love to be vegetarian again, In fact when I make my own meal they are mostly always meatless so there’s only one meal a day I eat with meat and sometimes I opt out of it anyway. It’s not that I really want to hate meats because I want to go around and make others feel bad for being “killers” or whatever the Peta website tells you. I just don’t really like eating meat and I don’t like the guilty feeling I have when I see my animals. It’s weird, I’m sure but I would die for literally any animal I meet (I want to take in the raccoon that’s invading my backyard because it looks cute and lonely.) I’ve just figured that I should not go all out there and eat these meals if they don’t really appeal to me and I could be eating something I like instead (note: I will have to share my cilantro-tomato-pesto-hummus toast recipe and my infamous Strawberry Concoction.) I also happened to write an argumentative essay last year on vegetarianism and sustainability and how they correlate for my french class and since I am also trying to be the best EcoGal possible, the idea of living meatless is automatically appealing.

Some Details


Title: The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Vegan Recipes To Glow From The Inside Out

Author: Angela Liddon

Published: 2014

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Pages: 336

Genres: Food & Drink, Cookbooks, Non Fiction, Vegan, Health, Reference, Nutrition

Synopis


The long-awaited debut cookbook from one of the most popular vegan food bloggers on the web

After a decade of struggling with an eating disorder and subsisting on diet, low-calorie processed foods, Angela Liddon vowed to get healthy once and for all. Done with feeling sick and tired, she threw out her fat-free butter spray and frozen dinners. Instead, Angela embraced whole foods that made her glow from the inside out. But first, she had to learn to cook—and eat—right.

Five years ago, Angela started a blog, ohsheglows.com, to spread the word about her journey to health and the powerful transformation that food can make in our lives. Almost overnight, her energy and authenticity attracted readers eager to create their own positive life changes. Today, Oh She Glows attracts millions of visitors every month, making it one of the most popular vegan recipe blogs on the Internet.

The Oh She Glows Cookbook is packed with more than 100 delicious recipes such as go-to breakfasts, protein-packed snacks, hearty entrées, and decadent desserts. From entrées like the Crowd-Pleasing Tex Mex Casserole and Empowered Noodle Bowl to sweet treats like the Chilled Chocolate Espresso Torte with Hazelnut Crust and Angela’s famous Glo Bakery Glo Bars, there is something for everyone. The Oh She Glows Cookbook is also allergy-friendly, with many gluten-free and soy-free options.

Whether you are a vegan or you simply want to incorporate a few vegan meals into your week, Angela’s recipes are a must-have for anyone who longs to eat well, feel great, and simply glow!

My Thoughts

Although I have only had this cookbook for a couple of months now. I have already made at least 15 of the recipes and so far they have all been very delicious. My absolute favorite one was the sweet potato enchiladas I made with my sister. They where TO DIE FOR!

The recipes are really explanatory and easy to follow although prep is really long for most of these recipes. Just the smoothies have prep that takes way longer than my own smoothie recipe that I just wing up in my head lol.

The photography in this book makes literally every meal look so appetizing so I am very excited to try many more of these recipes as time goes and the format and order of the book is easy to follow. It’s also really easy to to find old recipes in the book because of how the recipes are filed.

There where a couple downsides to this book though, as I live in a part of the world with four seasons and certain ingredients are hard to come by during certain seasons and many of these meals are for the summer season which kinda sucks. There’s also the special vegan ingredients that I never know where to find in the grocery store. I know that my mom won’t buy me the vegan butter and she’ll just tell me to use the one at home and since I don’t want to spend all my money on personal groceries while I’m living under my parent’s roof I figure I’ll just have to use normal butter which is ok.

I find that sometimes these vegan recipes are intimidating because I just don’t have any of those ingredients in my house and I really don’t want to add fifteen ingredients to the grocery list. My best bet in these cases is just to modify the recipe to vegetarian. It works for me and it’s still mighty delicious.

The Wrap Up


Angela Liddon’s The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Vegan Recipes To Glow From The Inside Out, is a great recipe book for newcomers and experienced vegans and even vegetarians! Flipping through these pages makes me so hungry. I feel like you really can’t go wrong with any of these recipes! (Did I also mention that Liddon is from Moncton, NB? How cool is that!)

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Eat Sustainably! 🙂

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