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The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  14,991 ratings  ·  419 reviews
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 low-calorie frozen dinners. Instead, Angela embraced whole foods that made her glow from the inside out. But first, she had to learn to co ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 4th 2014 by Avery (first published December 31st 2013)
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Mike
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, owned
I am not vegan.

In fact, I don't know that there's anything about me that points to my being in the target market for this book.

I point this out because despite not being able to come up with a single thing about myself that places me in Angela Liddon's target market, this is still a contender for my most favorite cookbook in the whole world...and I've barely scratched the surface.

I first encountered Liddon courtesy of Google; I was hunting for a lentil loaf recipe and Liddon's blog popped up. I
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Krista
Feb 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to read this book that I actually pre-ordered it online and it arrived in the mail before it was set to be officially released. I was not disappointed :).

If you want to experiment with being vegan, or are vegan already and want to have new, easy recipes - get this book! I am very impressed - never have I ever had every recipe be successful. I have tried a lot of different vegan cooking and baking books and online recipes galore.

Most of the ingredients are basic and are attainab
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Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
You know what sold me on this book the most? The food looks SO GOOD.

I just want to EAT all the food.

I also need to own a physical copy of this book, because the little screen on my iPod touch ain't cutting it.





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Melissa
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, food
This is a gorgeous cookbook that will make you realize that plant-based eating doesn't need to be associated with a sad person chewing on a kale leaf. Everything I've made so far is amazing. The instructions are clear. There is sufficient introduction to ingredients. I LOVE this cookbook! ...more
Taryn
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I’ve enjoyed perusing this cookbook even though I don’t think I’ll ever call something made with pureed cashews “cheese.” Liddon became a vegan after overcoming an eating disorder, and she’s all about plant-based eating. However, sometimes I feel like she tries a little too hard to mimic meat-based dishes with substitutes that just aren’t going to measure up. Her best recipes are those that let the veggies be veggies instead of pretending to be meat. I made her rainbow carrots with tahini sauce ...more
Rachel C.
So this is, like, the most popular cookbook in Canada right now? I thought I’d check it out.

Disclaimer that my rating is completely subjective. YMMV, big time. I tried to be generous because I knew going in that it was Not My Bag, but two stars is just how it compares to my other cookbooks, for my preferred style of cooking.

I think "Oh She Glows" will work best for people who already dabble in veganism or have major food allergies, because these are the people who will already have a lot of the
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Sarah
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
Originally posted on Sarahsbookshelf.com:

As I have mentioned in previous posts, my family is moving toward a more plant-based diet, so we are testing out all sorts of cookbooks and other resources catering to vegans. In my searches for things like realistic chocolate chip cookies and other cravings, I have come across Angela Liddon’s Oh She Glows website over and over again. Since some of the recipes sounded pretty good, I thought I’d check out her cookbook.

While I think the recipes sound very g
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missy jean
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbooks
I love this cookbook and I use recipes from her blog (ohsheglows.com) several times a week. Fantastic healthy food and beautiful photography.

Just one little quibble... The chia seed doughnuts aren't doughtnuts. I mean, I LIKE overt health food, but if someone told me they were going to give me a doughnut and then they gave me one of those, I would be annoyed. Don't get me wrong, they are good, as little fluffy balls of chia-studded dough go, but they aren't doughnuts. Words have meanings. I'm ju
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Jo * Smut-Dickted *
This is one of the BEST Vegan cookbooks out there. So is her blog. I've made several different things (both off the blog and out of this book) and all of them turned out wonderfully!

In particular the Chia Donuts (book), Creamy Pasta with Mushrooms (website), all the pancake and muffin type recipes (YUM!), Avocado Pasta, were all super scrumptious!

You cannot go wrong with this cookbook and the author's blog!
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Melinda
Aug 02, 2017 rated it liked it
This book would be 100% better if I didn't have to read about whether the author's husband enjoys these recipes enough to have them included and published.

Update: I was feeling really snarky when I wrote ^^^ and thought I would add: there are some really good recipes in here- especially if you're just starting out with vegan cooking. Some classic, simple recipes with easy-to-find ingredients. Four stars for recipes. 2 stars for the betty crocker stuff that comes out in the intro and recipe desc
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mad mags
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, cookbooks
Deliciously Wholesome Vegan Food

(Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review at the publisher's behest.)

Let me begin by thanking Penguin Books for sending me a copy of this cookbook for review about a month prior to its publication date. (Before it was even on my radar, actually.) As an avowed junk food vegan, it's probably not something I would have picked up on my own - but I've discovered more than one new favorite dish in The Oh She Glows Cookbook!

As fans of the Oh She Gl
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Dylan
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
This cookbook has done an AMAZING job in helping inspire me to cook vegan meals that are easy to make / not time consuming and yet still absolutely delicious. I can't wait to keep trying new recipes. Not everything is GF, but it is easy to substitute ingredients when needed. This is one cookbook that would actually be great to have a hard copy of instead of borrowing from the library, I'd definitely like to make my way through all the recipes at some point. 4.5 ...more
Mandy
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My Favorite Cookbook <3
Bronwyn
Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I never thought I'd enjoy eating lentils until I tried Liddon's recipes. Being a follower of her blog, I eagerly purchased this book in hopes of trying out new-to-me recipes. I was pleasantly surprised to find all sorts of treasures such as a list of food she keeps in her pantry at all times (critical for bulk shoppers like myself). Several months later, I've yet to use a recipe I didn't enjoy. Most make enough food for several people which is essential for someone with a busy lifestyle. I don't ...more
angeleen
Mar 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cookbooks
2.5 stars. I got this from the library and scanned the recipes I want to make. I only found three worth scanning. In fairness to the author, I have not tried them yet and her photos are really nice. I mostly am not a fan because her recipes are either full of carbs, as in serve home fries WITH toast, or have weird flavor combinations. Her guacamole and bruschetta recipes are whack, for example, because she wants you to add mango and berries to perfectly delicious, savory foods. It feels like an ...more
Quince Winstyn
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Since becoming a vegan, I've been eating almost exclusively, recipes from the Oh She Glows cookbook. What can I say, the food is just amazing! ...more
Varied Books
Jul 31, 2016 marked it as on-kindle-to-read
Shelves: cookbook
Price decreased from $18.99 to $3.99. Yay!
Mike Kleine
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Pretty fucking good. I'm not even vegan. But this book, as a cookbook, is extremely neat.

I got this mostly for the smoothies, which are excellent. The food pictures in this book are sort of out of this world too, like absurdly good.

Like, I never knew vegan food could look so good. I feel like I learned a lot from this book, just by looking at the pictures. I feel like I am less dumb now because I know more about something I thought I knew all there was to know about.

When you think about what you
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Robyn
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cooking, 2018
Easy to follow, delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. I have tried quite a few of the recipes in this book, and really enjoyed them. I especially love the baked oatmeal recipe, and the lemon tahini bean goddess dish. Yum! And best of all, 100% vegan.
Samantha
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Lots of really good vegan recipes, includes gluten-free options too which I appreciated!
Natalie Smith
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I own this cook book. I'm not an official vegan but this makes me want to be one. The recipes are delicious. You will not be disappointed with the brownies, apple crumble and granola. So good. ...more
Julie McKenna
Jul 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Gorgeous photography which made it worth the read. Pantry staples and equipment section is a bit of a yawn. Some of the “recipes” are for smoothies, etc. — and who really needs a recipe? Some interesting dishes like the peanut noodle bowl (yum) and some new ideas for me to try.
Rebekah
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbooks
Yes, I'm the kind of person that loves reading through cookbooks...and I LOVED this one. I can't wait to try more recipes from this book! ...more
Jenmikesmith
Dec 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So many yummy recipes. I eat a low acid diet so some recipes I have to improvise but I've enjoyed this making recipes from this cookbook. ...more
Lolli.Lovegood
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My favorite vegan cookbook! Every recipe I’ve tried so far has turned out great. You won’t even miss the meat or dairy in Angela’s dishes.
Kayla
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: vegans, vegetarians, people trying a plant pased diet,
10 Stars if I could!

I've followed Angela's blog and Instagram for a while now and I always enjoy her posts and recipes. I finally ordered her cookbook and it is amazing! I read it cover to cover last night. Usually I only find a handful of recipes that I like in cookbooks. I do not like spending tons of time hunting down exotic ingredients and prepping a bunch of different things for one meal. I also shy away from using a lot of imitation cheeses, meats, and other processed foods. When I go thro
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Lucinda
Jan 02, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cookbooks-food
Good for inspiration, but not worth buying.
First off, full disclosure - I am not a vegan. Maybe someday. I am engaged in a slow process of shifting the way I plan out meals and finding vegan dishes that I would like to eat as much (or more) than non-vegan dishes. So I look to the internet and cookbooks for inspiration. What I like about this cookbook is that it breaks down tasty vegan cooking into simple terms. It does not try to vegan-ize regular dishes (for the most part), something which I th
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Helen McAlary
Jul 21, 2014 rated it liked it
I have made a handful of recipes from the blog and so borrowed the book from the library to give it a try. I made the vegan nacho cheese, tex-mex casserole, baked oatmeal, and tortilla soup. The baked oatmeal was fantastic - I had never made it before (surprising considering how much oatmeal I eat!). It almost tastes like bread pudding - but without the guilt since it's vegan, gluten-free, and healthy! I am already dreaming up variations like coconut-maple and peach cobbler. I definitely think t ...more
Ashley (JaffaCaffa)
Jul 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: food
All of these recipes are straightforward. The list of ingredients, the photos, the simple directions and the helpful tips (substitutes, ways to cook it based on taste, etc.) were perfect for someone who isn't a 5-star chef and new to veganism (aka me). I'm extremely limited on foods I can eat due to an illness, but there are 20 recipes I'm able to dine on and look forward to trying out (which is way more than most recipe books..normally I come out with just a few I can eat, always leaving me dis ...more
Scout Collins
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

This book is really good! Some of the recipes are awesome, and most of them look amazing. However, a few recipes heavily rely on soy, and they may look much different than when you cook them yourself.

Overall though, the recipes and design are great, and so is the story behind the cookbook.

There are definitely some favourites in here:
We loved the enchiladas and LOOOVED the avocado cilantro sauce
Still have to try the chia breakfast parfait (looks delish) - it's the one on the cover
Lots o
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