The Oh She Glows Cookbook

February 27th, 2014 · Lisa · book review, Recipes, Review · Comments

I adore Angela Liddon, as so many of you do. She brought Green Monsters, Overnight Oats and breakfast parfaits into my life. She is the author of the vegan blog that all of my non vegan friends are obsessed with (without even noticing the lack of eggs, meat, dairy, etc.). Her incredible photos of bowls, salads, smoothies and parfaits always make those amazing “best of” lists, Pinterest pages, and on-line magazine slideshows. She is the vegan ambassador we all need, the one who just gets everyone so excited about eating plants, they kind of forget about those others foods.

Plus, if you’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting Angela, you know that all of these results come from a place of absolute generosity. She’s beautiful, smart, warm and fun. Basically, the internet adores Angela, because she’s everyone’s ideal best friend,

And now, our best friend has a book!

(Isn’t the Canadian cover beautiful? There is a colourful carrot version in the U.S)

Not only has she filled its pages with incredible recipes, helpful hints and her regular friendly wit, but she’s also captured her incredible cuisine in stunning photographs throughout. I was thrilled when Angela asked me to review a copy of Oh She Glows, because it gave me the opportunity to openly rave about all the amazing eats I’ve been enjoying since the copy of her book landed in my very, happy hands.

So far, I’ve tried the Mighty Chia Pudding Parfait


 Crispy Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


Winter Citrus Salad


Delicata Squash, Millet & Kale Salad with Lemong-Tahini Dressing

and Cream of Tomato Soup with Roasted Italian Chickpea Croutons
Just like with every recipe I’ve attempted from her blog, the results are unbelievable; flavourful, healthful, and satisfying. Angela creates meals and menus that appeal to your palate. It doesn’t matter if you’re a grandchild, a grandparent, a vegan or not, she just knows how to tempt your taste buds. I have a bookshelf full of vegan cookbook but I know I could be very content, just eating from Oh She Glows from here on out.


So, up next I’m going to try the Empowered Noodle Bowl with Thai Peanut Sauce. If you’ve got the book already (smart, very smart) then try it with me and let me know what you think. If you don’t have a copy, here’s the recipe. Give it a go, I have no doubt you’ll be convinced that you need to grab your own copy of Angela’s beautiful book.

Empowered Noodle Bowl


    Thai Peanut Sauce
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp natural smooth peanut butter or almond butter
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice, plus more if needed
  • 2 Tbsp plus 1 tsp low-sodium tamari
  • 1 to 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • Salad
  • 4 oz gluten-free soba noodles
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 16oz bag frozen shelled edamame, thawed
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 seedless (English) cucumber, diced
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 4 green onions, chopped, plus more for serving
  • 1/4 cup, fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • sesame seeds, for serving


  1. Make the Thai peanut sauce: In a mini or regular food processor, combine the garlic, sesame oil, peanut butter, ginger, lime juice, tamari, sugar, and 2 to 3 tablespoons of water. Process until combined.
  2. Make the salad: Cook the soba noodles according to the instructions on the package. Be sure not to overcook them - they should only take 5 to 9 minutes, depending on the brand. Drain the noodles and rinse them under cold water. Transfer the noodles to a large bowl and toss them with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil (this prevents them from sticking together).
  3. Add the edamame, bell pepper, cucumber, carrot, green onions and cilantro to the bowl with the noodles and toss until well combined.
  4. Pour your desired amount of the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
  5. Portion the salad into 4 bowls and garnish each serving with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and some green onions. Serve any leftover dressing on the side.

Bon Appetit!


  1. Angela
    Posted February 27, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Lisa! I am truly at a loss for words over this beautiful post. I’m so happy you are enjoying everything so far and I can’t thank you enough for taking part in my blog tour. It’s been such a pleasure to get to know you on and offline. Thank you again! xoxo

    • theveganlisa
      Posted February 27, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      Angela – the thanks is all to you for the tireless you effort you put in to creating this beautiful book for all of us. What a wonderful gift to the world. xo

  2. Posted February 27, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Yum, Lisa!!! So amazing how many of the recipes you have tried. I can’t wait to try out each and every one of these. So glad Angela’s post lead me to your blog! Xo,
    Jordan (The Blonde Vegan)

    • theveganlisa
      Posted February 27, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      So nice to connect Jordan! I have actually tried a couple more that I didn’t get the chance to photograph yet – everything is amazing.

  3. Christa Collie
    Posted February 27, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    I finally ordered her book today! I don’t know what took me so long, but I’m so excited to dive in. Angela is a culinary genius, as are you my dear Lisa… you both are in good company 🙂

    • theveganlisa
      Posted February 27, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      Christa, you are so incredibly kind. I know you’ll love Ange’s book. It is beautiful! xo

  4. Jen Lee
    Posted February 28, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Everything I have made from her website has not let me down. I absolutely love all her recipes and am so excited she’s now made a book! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Great review Lisa!

    • theveganlisa
      Posted March 1, 2014 at 9:48 pm

      Thanks Jen!!!

  5. Posted March 1, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    I adore Angela (#bestVVCroomieever) and everything she creates (except for orange things, because ick orange) but you, my darling, are my best friend. xo

    • theveganlisa
      Posted March 1, 2014 at 9:48 pm

      Always and forever.

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