Over that past few years since switching to a vegan lifestyle, I have tried many a cookbook. Unfortunately, most of them were disappointments. Angela Liddon’s Oh She Glows, however, is a favorite in my kitchen. I have personally made 20 of the over 100 recipes. I can say that about 90% of the ones we made were a huge hit with my family.
Angela has a blog with the same name as her cookbook. In her blog, she talks about how she tries each recipe multiple times to get it right. Her quest for perfect is definitely evident and I feel so grateful that she has put the time in. It makes it so much easier for me to trust her reciepies and worth the money for the book!
I haven’t made too many of the smoothie or appetizers, however the falafel bites and the hummus recipes are very good. We have made many of the soups and enjoy all of them. Some favorites are On The Mend Spiced Red Lentil-Kale Soup(my daughter even gave this recipe to one of her 6th grade teachers) and the Indian Lentil-Cauliflower Soup. Entrées that we enjoy and have made multiple times are the Veggie Burger, Lentil-Walnut Loaf, Tomato Basil Pasta and Chana Masala. The Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Cilantro Cream Sauce are my definite go-to when I have company. Her Double-Layer Chocolate Fudge Cake is amazing and my absolute favorite indulgence are the Crispy Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.
I very much appreciate the fact that she has a finished product picture of every single recipie in the book. I know it must be a tedious and time consuming task. However, it really makes all the difference when deciding what to make and then knowing what it should look like at the end!
The Oh She Glows Cookbook also includes sections on recommended kitchen tools and equipment, homemade staples and a basic cooking chart. The ingredients she uses in most of the reciepies are pretty standard for a someone who makes vegan dinners regularly. There are a few that I had to go get especially for a particular recipe but since I end up making most recipes multiple times, it’s not a big deal.
I recommend this cookbook to pretty much everyone. I’m excited about her new cookbook coming out in September of this year!