14 Foods I’m Loving Lately!



I’ve been suffering from major recipe block. Or is it recipe flop?

Is that even a thing? I guess it is. I didn’t know it was a thing until I started making so many darn recipes. After last week’s so-so recipe creations, I spilled an entire can of coconut milk all over the inside of my fridge on Friday afternoon. Checkmate. That’s when I knew it was time to step away from the kitchen for a bit.

As it turns out, I like to eat a lot so my kitchen boycott didn’t last very long!

Then there is writer’s block. I can totally understand how writers lose their marbles and go completely bonkers. The more you think about writer’s block, the more blocked up you get. The blanker and more annoying the screen gets. And then you just end up writing something random like this post. I’ve also had speaker’s block since 1985. It can be cured with a couple glasses of wine though, so it’s not too serious. You should’ve seen me on Saturday night! I could’ve hosted my own talk show.

Despite feeling a bit apathetic to recipes as of late, food and I are still on very good terms. Shocker, I know! Grudges are not something I’m into. Just because my homemade chocolate recipe didn’t turn out the other day doesn’t mean I don’t happily take handfuls of chocolate chips from the jar when I walk by. I’m a firm believer in second chances. Plus, this recipe from 2009 wasn’t so bad to begin with.

To celebrate my love for food and streak of recipe flops, this is my next installment of Foods I’m Loving Lately. If you are looking for a recipe, there are a few below, including a fun strawberry lemonade that I can’t get enough of lately.

1. Avocados

For some reason I fell off the avocado train for a couple months, but I’m back like I was never gone. Do you ever forget about foods you love? I do it all the time. Then, BAM, one day I spot it in the store and it’s love at first sight all over again. Eat them in a wrap, on toast, in a salad, or in 15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta. I’ve also been known to just slice one open and spoon it straight into my mouth.


2. The Ultimate Organic Raw Wrap by Natural Living

When I think of all the wheat or rice based wraps I’ve enjoyed in my life…these flax wraps trump them ALL! They are bursting with good-for-you ingredients like ground flax, veggies, herbs, lemon, and spices. Wait! How can ground flax taste this good? I really don’t get it either. I bought these at Organic Garage in Oakville (in the freezer section)..but promise not to take my stash from me…


Dressed up with avocado, veggies, and hummus…incredibly good and healthy.


I was actually inspired to dig out my dehydrator (which has been collecting dust!) and try to make my own! I’m going to take my first shot at it today…wish me luck. Sour cream and onion kale chips and banana flax wraps are also on the menu. But first, I should wipe the 5 inches of dust off it.


3. Frozen Mixed Greens

Are you stuck in a spinach rut with your Green Monsters? It’s an easy thing to do. Buying frozen mixed greens is an easy way to get a nice variety of nutrients in your smoothies. This blend in particular has a mix of collard, kale, and mustard greens. I’m not usually a fan of collard and mustard greens (ok…never), but I don’t even notice them once blended into a smoothie.


4. Banana Soft Serve 

Spring is in full force and so is Banana Soft Serve! I have bags of frozen bananas in my freezer to prove it. One thing is for sure, you never want to be caught with a banana soft serve craving and find yourself without any frozen bananas. It’s soul crushing. If you haven’t tried it yet, now is the time. To make it simply process frozen bananas in your food processor until creamy like ice cream. You can add a splash of almond milk or other mix-ins as desired. I will forever be grateful to Gena for bringing this into my life.


5. President’s Choice Organic Almond Milk

President’s Choice just made me love them a bit more. They just came out with an organic version of their almond milk. This could be all in my head, but I SWEAR it tastes better (I did a side by side taste test). It’s also the same price as the non-organic Almond Breeze in one of the stores I spotted it.


6. Sasha Co. Spelt Bread Crumbs

Like Panko, only whole grain and very flavourful. I love mixing these into stir fry’s to add a little somethin’ somethin’ & crunchy crunch.


7. Omega Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

Eric always says that I never make good recipes more than once, so once in a blue moon I prove him wrong. These cookies lasted 2 days.


8. Crofter’s Raspberry Spread

What do you get when you spread Crofter’s raspberry jam, Sunbutter, and a mashed banana onto a piece of toast? Heaven, that’s what.


9. Lemon or lime water

I’ve been trying to get more water into my diet and this is a good start to the day.


10. Asparagus

Ok, I’m finally getting a bit tired of asparagus (I’ve made a couple cookbook recipes you didn’t see!), but prepared this way is just irresistible.


11. Kettle Brand Krinkle Chips

We don’t buy chips very often, but when we do it’s a real treat. I love the short ingredient list of Kettle chips: organic potatoes, safflower/sunflower oil, and sea salt. The jalapeno and salt & vinegar are next on my list.

Might I also add, they are the perfect food to cure a hangover on a Sunday morning!


12. Endurance Crackers 

The easiest cracker to whip up and the perfect vehicle for hummus.


13. Medjool Dates


Nature’s candy! I’ve been trying out homemade date syrup too.


14. 60 Second Strawberry Lemonade

Delightful on a hot day. For the recipe, click here. Update: I hear this link isn’t working for some of you. You can also view the recipe on Chatelaine’s website.


What foods are you loving lately?

For part 1, see 7 Foods I’m Loving Lately.

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1 Faith @ For the Health of It April 23, 2012

Writers block is the worst – luckily my company understands that they can’t stress the content team out too badly with looming deadlines and that we’ll perform best when we get our minds in the right space! (I personally also have a hunch I’d perform best with those endurance crackers in my belly right now)…

Try not to stress out too badly about stepping away for a bit. Swapping in another creative activity during that time can also help get your brain back where it needs to be!


2 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 23, 2012

Agree! I always say creativity can’t be forced. I guess that’s why I’ve never worked well with blogging on a set schedule.


3 Liz April 23, 2012

Avocados!! I just made another of your no-bake double chocolate tortes this weekend. I slice it up after we’ve each had a piece (Ok, two pieces) and then individually wrap them so that if anyone feels like dessert or a chocolate fix, it’s right there. I love that I know exactly everything that went into it! Now that you’ve mentioned creamy avocado sauce, I need to make that too!
I also love Kashi Heart to Heart cereal. It’s really good, low in sugar and makes a great pre-gym/run snack.


4 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 23, 2012

I love that idea :) Enjoy the pasta sauce if you make it!


5 Liz April 23, 2012

It’s a favorite – just haven’t made it in awhile . . which means it’s all we’ll be eating for the next month . . yum! :)


6 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 23, 2012

ah, glad to hear that! :)


7 Alex @ therunwithin April 23, 2012

I haven’t even heard of some of those amazing picks. I am loving blueberries and watermelon (finally somewhat in season).


8 Shannon April 23, 2012

Lately I am loving any sort of soup packed full of veggies. I’m also always in love with carrots & hummus!


9 Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon April 23, 2012

I’m so intrigued by those raw wraps!
I WAS also really into banana soft serve….until one of the blades broke off my food processor! It snapped right off into my soft serve. I’m bitter.
Other than that, I’ve been loving waffle iron french toast, pears, kiwis, and anything mexican!


10 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 23, 2012

ah, what a bummer! Will the company fix it for you? Or maybe the store will replace it?


11 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 23, 2012

I can’t get enough raw asparagus lately – I’ve been adding making a ton of wraps using collard greens as the tortillas and putting all of the raw veggies I can find in them. With hummus, of course. Mashed avocado is a great “sauce” in them too. :)


12 jenna April 23, 2012

yum!! you’ve made me super hungry and i just ate bfast! i hope you get your groove back soon b/c i’m dying to try those raw wraps! Happy monday angela!


13 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh April 23, 2012

Uh…is it wrong I immediately thought of making ice cream sandwiches out of the carrot cake cookies and banana soft serve?? *blush*


14 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 23, 2012

I like the way you think.


15 Ann April 23, 2012

Hey Angela,
I just wanted to say that you should never doubt that what you’re putting out to the blog universe is wonderful and helpful. I can’t tell you enough (and I never have) how much your blog has spoken to me, and directly affected my diet, lifestyle and goal towards loving my body! Even posts like this are thought provoking and idea-inspiring for the people like me– trying to make a major life shift and working towards being more like you!

You rock,

P.S. Thanks for the lemonade recipe, I have been wanting to find one without sugar!


16 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 23, 2012

Aw thank you so much Ann, that is so nice of you to say :) I hope you enjoy the lemonade!


17 Maddi Vonderau April 23, 2012

I totally get how you’re feeling! The last few recipes I’ve made and altered just didn’t come out that great, including a smoothie, which has never happened. Thanks for writing about it and reminding me that it’s a human thing, not a Maddi thing haha. Cheers to some good cooking and great recipes this week!


18 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 23, 2012

cheers to that :)


19 Cait's Plate April 23, 2012

I still need to delve into the world of beets. I’ve never tried one but based on how much everyone else loves them, I think I should jump on board!


20 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 23, 2012

I hear you, I used to HATE beets! I started juicing with them at first and that got me used to the taste. Then eventually I was eating them raw in salads and finally, cooked! Now I just love them. Try the golden beets- they are a bit milder.


21 Cait's Plate April 23, 2012

Awesome! i definitely will – thanks Angela! :)


22 Cat @ Breakfast to Bed April 23, 2012

I am loving tahini ketchup. I think I’ve put it on everything. Seriously considering just eating it off my hand.


23 Jasper {crunchylittlebites} April 23, 2012

Medjool date = nature’s candy for sure. I like to food process ’em and roll them in unsweetened coconut, can’t beat a classic ;)


24 Maureen Pluthero April 23, 2012

add some walnuts and raw cocoa with them in a food processor and they are heaven


25 Jasper {crunchylittlebites} April 23, 2012

oh girl, I’m gunna have to grab a seat and sip on some lime water to calm down :) thanks for the suggestion!


26 april April 23, 2012

I have not been feeling or craving much lately! But your frozen Strawberry Lemonade has sparked an interest. Looks YUMMY! I will need to give it a try!



27 Jacqueline April 23, 2012

Hope you overcome your recipe-block! Maybe taking a little break is good because the new ones you’ll come up with will just be incredible (as are all of your other ones)! These foods all look super delicious and spring-like! YUM!


28 Ashley April 23, 2012

Definitely on the avocado train lately! Crofters is my favorite jelly/jam! I am obsessed with the jars and keep them all to reuse. hehee Asparagus has been on my radar this year more than usual and I’ve also found some fabulous organic strawberries already. I love when spring foods start to come into season! Totally feel you on the “recipe block” too!


29 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 23, 2012

I can’t wait to save this jar. It’s a special one..hah.


30 Jocelyn @ Peace Love Nutrition April 23, 2012

That organic raw wrap looks incredible! They need to sell those other places


31 Kristen @ notsodomesticated April 23, 2012

Oh I love Kettle chips! I also just bought Terra sweet potato chips last week, and I LOVE them! They only have 3 ingredients, and they are so good!


32 Yellow Haired Girl April 23, 2012

I Iove the look of those wraps!! Good lucky with the dehydrator today!


33 Laura @ She Eats Well April 23, 2012

Mmm date syrup? I love medjool dates. Right now, I’m really loving fresh pressed green juices that I get from a juice shop that just opened a few blocks away (yay!). Also loving gluten-free toast with almond butter and bananas. Also loving sundried tomatoes in stirfy!


34 char eats greens April 23, 2012

I just made banana soft serve for the FIRST time last week and it was awesome! I put some PB and Enjoy Life choc chunks in it…and I was in heaven. The problem is the whole banana thing! I have super ripe bananas (ahem banana bread later today) and super under-ripe ones because those are all the grocery store had yesterday. Serious banana crisis…I know!


35 Earthy Nicole April 23, 2012

I want to try those wraps! I admit, they look like they couldn’t possibly be any good but you have me intrigued! Also, you don’t have to tell me twice to make breakfast cookies!

I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately, which is normal, but I’ve been experimenting with ingredients a little more lately. I’m also a tea fan so I’m constantly looking for new kinds to try!


36 Beth April 23, 2012

I’ve really been hooked on almond butter lately. I’ve been making salad dressing with it to go on Asian-style salads and can’t get enough. Also mangoes. I combine chopped mangoes, chopped avocado, chopped cilantro, chopped jalapeno and a can of black beans with a lime-juice dressing. It is fantastic! I also have a bit of a glass jar hoarding problem. ;)


37 Lauren April 23, 2012

I WANT TO TRY EVERYTHING in this post!!! Thanks!!


38 Danica April 23, 2012

Thanks to you I am a lover of endurance crackers, strawberry lemonade(which tastes just as good as the ones we always get in florida!), and banana soft serve. I also recently switched over to the Organic Almond milk…I use to buy almond breeze but a couple of the ones I bought were bad before I even opened them. so I switched and couldn’t be happier!

Thanks again for sharing all of your awesome recipes!


39 Noelle (@singerinkitchen) April 23, 2012

Avocados! I’ve been craving them but not been able to buy them


40 Amy Pennington April 23, 2012

Try drinking warm or hot lemon water before your meals…especially breakfast, and it is nice in the evening. It is so detoxifying, you will lose any extra water weight. I drink cold lemon water all day and it does not have the same effect as the warm/hot.


41 dara April 23, 2012

Hi Angela,
how would I go about making my own wrap using those same ingredients?
much appreciated,


42 Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit April 23, 2012

Seriously… we love all the same things! I can’t get enough of those medjool dates, especially when they’re cold from being in the fridge. I like pulling them apart and stuffing a bit of coconut butter inside or if I’m feeling really crazy, a bit of coconut oil, then dropping the whole thing in cocoa powder. Hello chocolate!
I’m with you on the writers block, I seem to be suffering from it, too.


43 Trish April 23, 2012

I’m running to the superstore today to see if I can find the PC Organic Almond milk in my town! Yay PC! …. and if I could only be so lucky to find the raw wraps I might do a happy dance in the store.


44 katie@ KatieDid April 23, 2012

I’m fully on the avocado train too, just ate a half with a spoon and some salt with breakfast! Also tomato juice… strange, tahini… always on that train, and more raw veggies with the warmer weather.


45 Mandy @ MandyBloomsRaw April 23, 2012

Writers block can be tough for sure- hang on, it’ll pass.
On another note, though, Id like to finally comment on your gorgeous food photography! It alone always inspires me. :) all the foods listed look great.
And as for your question – I have to choose One? :)
Okay – anything with carrot pulp – like Genas carrot cake cupcakes. And now Ill be trying out those flax wraps too! Thanks!


46 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 23, 2012

Thanks Mandy!


47 Stephanie April 23, 2012

Those wraps look delicious! I must find them now.


48 Kris Mullen (@munchinwithmunchkin) April 23, 2012

Margaret Lawrence once said, the most terrifying thing in the world is a blank page. I couldn’t agree more. I was in a recipe rut a few weeks ago. I forced myself to get out of my comfort zone and try something new. It definitely helped.


49 Emily April 23, 2012

You had me at avocados! I also love dates as a treat. Yum :)


50 Amber from Slim Pickin's Kitchen April 23, 2012

Ha! I love how you mention that you forget about your favorite foods sometimes! I totally do that too, and then it IS like love at first site when you discover it again! I also need to get on the frozen banana train. I crave Chocolate Covered Katie’s vegan milkshake recipes ALL.THE.TIME. but I rarely have frozen bananas! It goes right back to forgetting about my favorite foods! I ADORE frozen bananas, but totally forget to freeze them! By the time I realize U need to keep some on hand, they are gone! *face palm*


51 Heather April 23, 2012


The link to the lemonade isn’t working for me…. After seeing the picture I would love to make it.

Thanks for all the recipes!


52 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 23, 2012

hmm can you try it now? It just worked for me. Recipage has been having some issues lately so it could be that.


53 kaity April 23, 2012

i can only imagine the writers block! ughh ull get through it though! and ive been obsessed with avocados, dates and banana softserve lately too! after my runs in this somewhat hot weather i get home and have a piece of frozen banana and its amazing! and mashed avocado with agave and cocoa powder with a cut up banana has been part of my breakfast all week yum


54 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning April 23, 2012

Definitely avocados. And jicama- I just can’t get enough of it!
Those wraps look amazing- and combined with hummus and veggies… oh man. My stomach is growling now!


55 Ileana April 23, 2012

Lately I am also loving avocado. Strawberries, agave nectar, and homemade bread. And granola, a one-time vice of mine.


56 Laura@keepinghealthygettingstylish April 23, 2012

I totally agree with chips being the perfect hangover food! I don’t know if its the salt or fat, but whenever my tummy is off chips just seem to sort it out a treat. I’m all over avocados as well right now!


57 Jaime April 23, 2012

I have been told that Almond Milk has being highly processed and contains many preseratives. Therefore, I have been staying away from it. Anyone know more than me that can help? I must say I am loving adding Coconut milk and water into my smoothies. They are both amazingly good for you and taste great too! I am also started adding Maca into my smoothies, which is great for a energy…and helps with sexual function too :)


58 Fiona April 23, 2012

If you’re concerned about the level of processing (which I wouldn’t be) you can always make your own homemade almond milk very easily. Check out Choosing Raw’s How to Make Almond Milk Blog post.


59 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 23, 2012

Great post…there are things like banana soft serve, medjool dates, peanut butter…they never get old for me. Interesting finds on those crackers and wraps!

I just posted all kinds of avocado & green recipes for Earth Day yesterday. Those have been on my lovin’ list lately.


60 Catalina @ Cake with Love April 23, 2012

I love avocados too, I almost have them with every meal!! Also, I have never had the President’s choice Almond Milk but I am addicted to the Vanilla Almond Breeze it is amazing!


61 Misty April 23, 2012

Oatmeal! Whether a baked oatmeal recipe or Organics oatmeal with added berries and touch of maple syrup!


62 Char @ www.charskitchen.ca April 23, 2012

I get in recipe ruts, too, even though food and I never end up on bad terms, either. haha. That’s when I start pulling out old favourite recipes and trying them out again. Or, I’ll go to another blog and try something different!


63 Sarah April 23, 2012

Do you thaw the frozen greens before blending into a smoothie or do you just chip off a frozen chunk and let the blender do it’s thang?


64 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 23, 2012

Nope…I just add a handful and let the blender do its thing :) Easy!


65 Jennie April 23, 2012

One of my favourite snacks or lunches used to be a slice of really good sourdough bread, toasted, then spread – while still warm – with avocado and topped with a little bit of lime, salt and sweet chili sauce or sriracha. I need to start making that again!

Lately I’ve been obsessed with tahini – like, eating it straight from a spoon obsessed – really good, pulpy orange juice, avocados, sweet red peppers, anything lemony and goat cheese.


66 Amy @Health Hungry April 23, 2012

Awesome post! So many great things to try – and I’m in agreement with a few myself! Lately, I’ve been (re)falling in love with Green Smoothies, Almond milk, and my favorite “shake”: Frozen cherries, frozen bananas, almond milk, and a scoop of chocolate flavored greens. I swear it’s better than any shake I’ve had! Oh, and I so relate to the wine = talk show like experience. ;)


67 Moni Meals April 23, 2012

I love this list. I too am on an asaparagus, beet, and avocado kick. Also, kumquaits, all berries, and a ton of apples. :)


68 Maureen Pluthero April 23, 2012

I start every morning with a cup of hot water and lemon helps clear out the toxins. Then I have a smoothie, I am not sure if I need a new brand of protein [powder or just a new blend of fruit because lately I am just gettting them down. I am loving mushroom soup for lunch the easiest recipe to make, funny after years of avoiding mushrooms I found out Imliked them when I became vegetarian and had a portobello burger. I do not like the texture cooked however so instead of chopping I use the grator attachment on the food processor and it is like eating a mushroom noodle soup. The recipe is also a good base for gravy. Regarding the de hydrator do you find you use it regularly? I would really like to buy one but do not want it to end up like the juicer sitting in the cupboard. I have read a lot of reviews and they all agree the excalibur is the best, is this the brand you have?


69 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 23, 2012

I originally bought it for my bakery’s raw bar, but to be honest I didnt make much use of it aside from that. I’m hoping to change that though!


70 Fiona April 23, 2012

Thanks for the raw wrap recommendation! My husband and I love wraps so I can’t wait to try it! I really really really hope you have success making a raw wrap and put it in your cookbook because I just bought a dehydrator and would love to make a wrap in it. By the way, maybe you could reduce the amount of pressure you’ve put on yourself to come up with all new recipes for your cookbook by making a large percentage of them the favorites from your blog. I, for one, would actually prefer that because then I don’t have to have my phone or laptop in the kitchen and then all of your recipes are in one handy place. It would make your job so much easier. You could even take a vote from your blog readers to see what they think too.


71 Alex @ Raw Recovery April 23, 2012

I can’t get enough of Ancient 12 grain bread and earth balance. I don’t care what time of the day it is, I’m always craving it. Edamame hummus from trader joe’s also goes pretty quickly in my apartment between me, myself, and I. :) Got to meet Kris Carr over the weekend! So cool!


72 Kathryn April 23, 2012

WOW. I’m obsessed with avocado, but that never goes away. I think it comes with being a California girl. I’m glad you reminded me of a few great recipies of yours I want to try. And that I need to get cashews to make kale chips.

I honestly don’t know how you do as much as you do, all the posts, recipies, creativity – I think it is only fair to your brain to allow for a little writer’s block. As far as I’m concerned (and I’m sure I’m not alone) writer’s block days could easily be suplimented with a photo of sketchie.

Have a great week!


73 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 23, 2012

hah well I did take a Sketchie video this weekend… ;)
Thanks for your kind words!


74 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde April 23, 2012

Hahaha, your “speaker’s block since 1985” comment really made me laugh. I can definitely relate – luckily, wine cures it for me, too :) Mmm, I have definitely spooned avocado straight into my mouth on many occasions – so good! That’s a great tip about using frozen mixed greens in smoothies; I never thought to do this, and I’m always sad if I don’t have fresh spinach on hand to add into a smoothie. I made banana soft serve last night and I added in 1/2 cup of frozen mixed berries for instant berry sorbet! It’s truly magical. And I completely agree – medjool dates really are nature’s candy. I just ran out and need to buy some more ASAP!


75 ella @ lifeologia April 23, 2012

Organic Garage is my absolute favourite store!
Loving those raw wraps!
Next time you go there ~ it wasn’t me! ;)


76 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 23, 2012

heh it’s my fav store too…& so much cheaper than WF!


77 Taylor April 23, 2012

I love this post! I’ve been doing the same thing with water so that I’ll drink more of it, I always make banana soft serve, and I eat avocados every day! I wish I could try those flax wraps but it looks like they’re only in canada :( Anyway it is great to see some of the things you eat on a daily basis, thanks! (making those cookies asap too! :)


78 Botox Gal @ The Botox Expirement April 23, 2012

My mom finally got me to eat beets and I am loving them!


79 Anna @ The Guiltless Life April 23, 2012

I’ve been having a bit of recipe block too lately, I know the feeling! But some of these are also huge in my house – Crofter’s fruit-sweetened jams? Yes! And I love President’s Choice but haven’t tried their organic almond milk yet. Thanks for the heads-up, it’s now on my list!


80 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers April 23, 2012

I’m happy you’ve discovered great wraps. I have such a hard time finding good ones!

Lately I’ve been loving horseradish and cabbage. I always love those, but it’s been in full-force lately.


81 Lisa April 23, 2012

I love everything you posted except red beets, golden I can handle! I hope you can give me some ideas for my dehydrator, mine is a dust collector too. How bout some more good salad combinations, dressings, etc.?


82 Laura April 23, 2012

Why don’t you try experimenting with recipes for the blog/you and Eric that are completely different to those you are making for your cookbook? Maybe try other cuisines you have yet to dabble in much- such as Peruvian (Bryanna Clark Grogan has some authentic recipes), Iraqi, Caribbean, or Portuguese (obviously veganising along the way?!) That way you could be filling your brain with new cooking styles, flavours and ingredients and this might lead to even more inspiration later on in your recipe development. Maybe you could give yourself fun challenges, for example to make vegan croissants, homemade yogurt or tofu (with herbs or sundried tomatoes to make it more unique), an aged nut cheeze or marshmallows? (Some of these are on my to do list!) My inspiration nearly always fails me just when I need it the most too!


83 Robyn April 23, 2012

Hello Angela,,,sorry for your block,,,can only imagine,,,but it will not last when your so creative, naturally! I love avocado ANthing, and your 15 minute sauce-devine! Dates-yep, date paste absolutely and loving asparagus – tons this last week,,,just lightly steamed with a huge kitchen sink salad<3
Can't wait to see your next creation/pics!


84 shinyhappyliving April 23, 2012

Can’t wait to see if the wrap works out! I hope so, because I want to make it. Lately, I’ve been loving coconut milk ice cream, fresh blackberries (all berries really), avocados, kiwi, banana soft serve, Alter Eco dark blackout chocolate, dates, sunbutter, pistachios, macadamia nuts, almond milk, and almond milk-based hot cocoa. Mmmmmmm….


85 StoriesAndSweetPotatoes April 23, 2012

Whoa, I want that raw wrap! I’ve never seen anything like that here. I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled!


86 Janelle April 23, 2012

The strawberry lemonade is so delicious! I added a few frozen raspberries, too. Yum.


87 Leslie April 23, 2012

I would love to try the Strawberry Lemonade, but the link isn’t working for me :(


88 Janelle April 23, 2012

It was 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries, 1/4 c. water, 2 Tbsp lemon juice, a splash of maple syrup -> blend these together -> add a couple cubes of ice and re-blend. It’s so good :)


89 Leslie April 23, 2012

Thanks! Can’t wait to try it!!!


90 Katie @ Creature of Habit April 23, 2012

Oh that lemonade is just calling out to be made a summer cocktail!


91 Amelia April 23, 2012

Even though I just made (and ate) a kick ass lunch, that wrap looks delicious. Lately I have been loving Ezekiel bread toasted and layered with smashed avocado, heirloom tomato, caramelized onions and sprinkled with cracked pepper and nutritional yeast. I occasionally add sauteed mushrooms. Mmm…heaven!

I agree with crofters/sun butter/banana on toast. Good breakfast. Thanks for the reminder to go stick more bananas in my freezer. They are nice and brown! :)

I think we could all talk about food forever, no? Especially when it all looks as good as your photos!!


92 Lauren (@poweredbypb) April 23, 2012

I love avocado’s I’ve been eating loads lately! Along with lots of green juices and green smoothies. I went off citrus fruits for a while, but I have been loving oranges again this week! Medjool dates are always a winner!


93 Jess Corra April 23, 2012

I’m back on the avo bandwagon, too, but totally loving kale smoothies for breakfast every day (I make mine simple: half cup plain soy milk, handful of frozen strawberries, one whole banana, couple drops of vanilla, and fill the rest of the blender with kale!), and just discovered kind bars, my guilty pleasure snack of choice now. I basically eat by “foods I love” principles; I just eat the same things over and over and then get sick of them and eat something else over and over again and … so on and so forth!


94 Rhona April 23, 2012

Um, now I want to make that avocado pasta meal. Also, that organic almond milk is amazing!!! I have been using it (and I am not a fan of almond milk) and love it. I have to make that lemonade, this week.


95 AGS @ west with flight April 23, 2012

There’s been some research that shows doing the opposite in your spare time of what you do in your work time relieves stress and helps you perform better. For instance — gardening in your spare time, if you spend time analyzing spreadsheets all day. You should try it.

If I have trouble with writer’s block, and have to produce (sometimes waiting for creativity isn’t an option), I always try to trick my brain by writing backwards, trying to compose in verse, etc.

And if all else fails, there’s always dark chocolate and espresso. . .


96 Christina April 23, 2012

I am loving eating avocados with Nama Shoyu…it is seriously heavenly!! I have also been steaming sweet potatoes and asparagus and combining it with whole wheat couscous. Thanks for the post. I always love to see what others are eating!


97 Becca April 23, 2012

Um, I have the exact same bag of Kettle Chips in my pantry (from Costco I believe, and yum by the way), but the ingredients do not list the potatoes as specifically being organic, although they do talk about a lack of pesticides and artificial flavors…


98 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles April 23, 2012

Great list, Angela! I do forget about certain foods occasionally, and then randomly pick them back up one day…I just can’t seem to think of a specific example at the moment, haha!

Right now I’m loving bananas in cereal (rather than oatmeal with berries) for breakfast…not sure what spurred the change, guess I just needed something different!


99 Annette R April 23, 2012

Totally intrigued with the flax veggie wraps! I would stock up on them today, but can’t find them here. Crossing my fingers (and toes) that you can work up a homemade one just as tasty.


100 Crissy April 23, 2012

So many good ideas…thanks! Those flax wraps look fun. I hope I can find them. I have a bunch of asparagus in the fridge that’s been begging me to use it up so I’m going to try out your recipe tonight!


101 Emily April 23, 2012

I love those frozen mixed leafy greens from Whole Foods! I used to always keep frozen spinach on hand for smoothies, but now I use those instead. They were especially helpful during my most recent pregnancy (I suffer from low iron during pregnancy) since I don’t like greens at all unless they’re disguised well!


102 Aly April 23, 2012

I love this post and those The Ultimate Organic Raw Wrap by Natural Living wraps looked so so good, but I don’t think I will ever be able to make it to the store you buy them at given that I live in the states so…. I would love if you came up with a recipe for them so that all of us that don’t live in Oakville can enjoy them too! Your blog is the best!


103 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 23, 2012

tried two trials today…the first one was a huge fail but the second one is getting a bit closer :) Hopefully I will get there!


104 A Teenage Gourmet April 23, 2012

I’m obsessed with grapefruit lately, and sweet potatoes!


105 sabina April 23, 2012

Angela – how much is the PC Organics Almond Milk? If it’s cheaper than Almond Breeze (I get it for $1.99), I might make the switch! Thanks!

Food I’ve been digging lately:

– matcha tea (plain, chain, cacao… mmmm!)
– this food combo: unsweetened applesauce + frozen cherries + cinnamon + cacao nibs + pumpkin seeds
– eggs (especially with nutritional yeast and smoked paprika mixed in)
– peanut butter and co.’s “the heat is on” peanut butter (SPICY peanut butter! it’s so good in savoury dishes!)


106 Andrea April 23, 2012

Yes, try the salt & vinegar kettle chips! Just bought a bag for the first time the other day and they are very good! I don’t buy chips often either, but I was really craving that salt & vinegar combo. It made me think of your salt & vinegar chickpeas which I definately have to try soon!

And I definately have that jar of jam in my cupboard right now that I have yet to open, thanks for the reminder :)


107 Kate April 23, 2012

Oh my gosh, I NEED those wraps!!! They do not sell those at our health food stores in Indiana.
Angela, I beg of you to figure out how to make them and post the recipe. I’ll purchase a food dehydrator just for them!


108 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 23, 2012

hah I will try my best! My 2nd attempt was better than the first so progress is being made :)


109 sarah April 23, 2012

I was so happy to see that almond milk too! I usually buy the huge carton of almond breeze as its more economical, but this being organic is a plus!
I’ve been loving, loving, loving, the new PC multigrain crisps in salt and vinegar. I want you to try them, but proceed with caution! They are addictive…


110 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! April 23, 2012

I have been enjoying a lot of these foods too!! Especially dates and banana softserve!!! Especially together! :)


111 Ellen Clifford April 23, 2012

I bought a jar of vegan queso at Whole Foods that uses nutritional yeast and finally heated it up last night. I was surprised how much I dug it. It has chunks of peppers in it and was really spicy, which I love.


112 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 23, 2012

That wrap looks amazing! You’re making me so excited to go to Organic Garage again when I get home. Also, I love the PC almond milk too. And as a bonus, it’s fortified with more nutrients than Almond Breeze!

Lately I’ve been loving Yogi Egyptian Licorice tea. I’m seriously hooked on it!


113 Wonderwoman April 23, 2012

So glad you wrote this post. I didn’t know about the breakfast cookies or the strawberry lemonade! I’m excited to try both right away. I am loving dandelion greens, arugula, and nettles right now. Can’t get enough.


114 K April 23, 2012

Foods I’m into right now:
Mary’s Organic Crackers- go to Costco for them!
PC organic almond milk
Kind bars- almond and coconut variety
juicing- carrots, celery, apples, ginger


115 K April 23, 2012

Oh, and your oh mega carrot cake cookies
and homemade granola I make these two things almost on a weekly basis!


116 kath April 23, 2012

I am very much into salty kettle chips these days too :)


117 Meagan April 23, 2012

3 cups fresh corn kernels, cut from 2-3 ears, or thawed frozen corn
1 1/3 cups chopped yellow or red bell peppers
1 cup flax meal
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon ground chili powder
1 1/2 tsp. sea salt
2 tsp ground cumin
*  The last time I added some cilantro and a chunk of onion

Blend in food processor until smooth

Dehydrate at 115 for 3 to 4 hours.  Flip over onto the trays and peel away the Teflex.  Place back in dehydrator for about two more hours.


118 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama April 23, 2012

I’m loving Broccoli Slaw lately. We’ve made homemade broccoli slaw egg rolls, sauteed it and served pasta sauce over it, etc. The possibilities are endless!


119 Jesse @ Happy Go Lucky Vegan April 23, 2012

I’ve been hooked on some of the same foods — can’t wait to try the carrot cake omega cookies – yum!!


120 Becky April 23, 2012

i was wondering when you make those banana flax wraps will you post the recipe? I also have a dehydrator that is collecting dust. Those wraps sound really yummy!! Thanks!


121 Meister, Running While Smiling April 23, 2012

I love this list! What a great post — forget all that “writers block” talk, this is such a joyful little interlude. Why not just celebrate the things you love every once in a while?! We should all be lucky enough to have 14 delicious foods to be grateful for!

(PS: No kidding, how awesome are dates?!?)


122 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 24, 2012

Totally agree!


123 Luv What You Do April 23, 2012

Avocado is definitely on my LOVING IT list!

I am also really likeing TJ’s 8 veggie salad and TJ’s dried bananas (with PB).
These Picky Bars are my go to training food right now!


124 Kristin Hackman April 23, 2012

Angela – you are a magician in the kitchen – you amaze me and think of the best ways to be so good and so evil with food :) SO, wanted to share: I LOVE my plain greek yogurt. Fage is my fav, although not organic. I use it for a salad dressing often: I take a frozen cilantro cube defrosted and them mix in yogurt, splash of lime, S&P to taste and maybe a little olive oil to thin (the best over greens, red onion, avocado and spicy black bean burger). Also LOVE spreading PB or almond butter over a rice cake & then topping w/ greek yogurt, cinnamon & blueberries for snack. For my toddlers, mix in defrosted frozen berries and flax meal – yum! Thanks for all of you do, it is ALL worth it!!


125 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 23, 2012

Thank you Kristin!


126 Jane April 23, 2012

Big YUM to all the above! I’ve been on a bit of an asparagus kick lately and love it even sliced raw in a salad or roasted is amazing too. I just bought large raw, unsweetened coconut flakes and have been putting them in my oatmeal/grains in the morning. Sooo good! Also, have you ever had mochi or cooked with it? It seems so…different.

And I have to say that as soon as I read jam, sun butter, and banana on toast I was all ready to scroll down and see a picture of it. Guess I’ll just have to create it on my own :) Sounds delish!

Love to hear what you’re loving!


127 Kit-Kat April 23, 2012

Sorry to hear about your recipe-block. Bummer! :-/

However, your eats look fantastic. Mmmm, dates! :-d Those are my current food I’ve been loving these past two weeks (it was part of my Easter basket candy! Dried fruits are the ultimate candy!!!)


128 Susan April 23, 2012

Limes – I like to put lemon wedges in my water bottle at work but when I went to the grocery the store last week they were all out – can you imagine! So instead I bought limes and love the change in flavor. I also used lime zest in a few recipes in place of lemon and it was fantastic.
Recently discovered wheatberries – yummy in salad.
And lastly your detox salad with cranberries subbed in for currents and hemp seed sprinkled on top


129 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 24, 2012

You just reminded me about wheatberries…I need to bring them back in my life :)


130 bri carpenter April 23, 2012

Every post you write just makes me want to move back to Ontario! Canada has so many more healthy food options at affordable prices. I love presidents choice products!
We’re having the avo pasta for dinner tonight and I’m making the banana soft serve this afternoon :)


131 Colleen ~ April 23, 2012

Hi Angela!

I stumbled upon your blog while looking for healthy vegan recipe ideas, and I just wanted to say hi and thank you for sharing such an awesome blog! Although I’ve only read the About You section and this one entry, I’m already super excited to continue exploring!! I’ve been a runner, yogi, and foodie for years, and have been earnestly trying to work more vegan meals into my diet :)

Have a happy Tuesday!

Austin, TX


132 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 24, 2012

Hey Colleen, So nice to meet you! Thanks for your kind words about my blog. I hope you enjoy it :)


133 Tara April 23, 2012

Crofter’s raspberry is amazing! I’ve totally switched over to it from my other jam.


134 Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! April 23, 2012

I forget about foods all the time and then reconnect with them spontaniously. I always think, “how have I lived without you all these weeks.” I am thinking majool dates and me have a date for the near future now that you mention them!


135 Nathalie April 23, 2012

I COMPLETELY agree about PC organic almond milk tasting better than Almond Breeze. It’s pretty mind blowing. I’m not completely vegan (vegan at home, vegetarian outside my home) so I haven’t quite forgotten what milk is like in tea since dairy-free isn’t always available. The point of me telling you this is that PC almond milk is the closest thing I’ve found to having regular milk in my hot beverages, in fact I can’t really tell any difference! and it’s even cheaper than AB at my local Loblaws!


136 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 24, 2012

awesome!! Glad im not the only one. Its soooo creamy right?


137 Allison @Can't Wait For Breakfast April 24, 2012

That Crofter’s raspberry jam is amazing!! I was addicted to it for a looooong time. I recently found that the Traders Joes Raspberry preserves taste about the same as well, so now I switch off depending on which store I do my shopping at!

Lately I have been loving putting mint in my iced coffee! Amazing! :)


138 Sarah @ The Healthy Diva April 24, 2012

going to make those omega cookies asap!!! I made a version of your ultimate oatmeal raisin cookie and they turned out AMAZING!!! They were even brother approved (he hates anything remotely ‘healthy’ but gobbled these up no problem). Hope your writers/recipe block clears up soon :)


139 Sheena April 24, 2012

I picked up those raw wraps yesterday at Organic Garage while grocery shopping and I am pretty sure I saw you there Angela!
I wasn’t 100% it was you otherwise I would have stopped to say hello.
The wraps are delicious, great suggestion.


140 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 24, 2012

hah yes I was there- getting MORE wraps!! haa. Thats funny you saw me…I was happy there were some left. ;) Hope to see you another time!


141 Mari April 24, 2012

Hei Glowing Angela!

I have just finished reading your blog posts from 2008. (I started last week). And I’m hooked! There were so many posts that spoke straight to my heart and often made me cry. I could identify myself to the things you wrote.
I feel so inspired and first time in a long time (it’s been a tough winter) I feel the energy to change things (mostly my thoughts) and also enjoy my life as it is right now. Reading your posts made me realize that I’m not the only one with anxiety.
Anyway I’m hoping you a wonderful spring and lots of sunshine!
/Mari from Finland
P.S. creamy avocado pasta = Love!!


142 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 24, 2012

Thank you Mari, that means so much to me to read that! I wish you all the best with the changes you want to make. PS- Love that you are from Finland! So cool :) I want to visit there some day.


143 Mari April 26, 2012

You’re mostly welcome! :D


144 Joann@womaninreallife April 24, 2012

I love your list! I am so looking forward to making that strawberry lemonade!


145 jamie @ flourchildren April 24, 2012

raw kale beet purple cabbage and carrot salad, with a tahini dressing. So. Good.

And lavender shortbread cookies!


146 Ang W April 24, 2012

Aw Ange! Even with writers block your posts are so fun! I really enjoy your sense of humor. I think I get writer’s block just thinking about the idea of committing to write anything on a schedule! I’ve been really into veggie chili’s all winter/spring. Chop up a mountain of whatever veg I have in the fridge, saute, add some diced tomatoes, bean of choice, chili powder, cumin, oregano, chili flakes etc… and eat a huge steaming bowl with brown rice. Just warms my soul on a chilly day! But transitioning into warm weather foods… we just made your veggie burgers this weekend and they were AWESOME!! Thanks for all your inspiration!


147 Steph April 24, 2012

I think I ate that Asparagus everyday last week, still looking for more :-)


148 Katie April 24, 2012

I’m so happy you posted those Endurance Crackers. I missed your original post about them. I have a tree nut allergy, so most granola/trail mix/energy bar recipes out there (as well as store bought ones) are off limits for me. I get really sick of relying on sunflower seeds and peanuts. These crackers look perfect for me!

Do you know if the finished product would freeze well so I could make large batches for future eating?


149 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 24, 2012

I can’t see why it wouldn’t freeze well! Let me know if you try it.


150 Katie April 25, 2012

I might make them this weekend, so I’ll let you know!


151 Rebecca Leyte April 24, 2012

I recently discovered PC Organics almond milk too. It’s the best. Really love it in my coffee or on cereal. Also I could eat an avocado everyday!


152 Elizabeth April 24, 2012

Oh how I’d love to try those wraps!! I don’t get writer’s block simply because I never write :), but I’m confident the juices will start flowing for you! I’m looking forward to more entree recipe posts…those are my favorites! Thanks for all your great posts. You do a wonderful job!


153 Emilia April 24, 2012

I love crofter’s jam too (I wonder if they sell it in the US or if its a Canadian company?? Have you ever tried the sugar free crofter’s one?? It’s actually really good.


154 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 24, 2012

I havent..the full sugar one would be hard to beat! hah. What sweetener do they use?


155 Melissa P @ SquatsandSquash April 24, 2012

wow, I’ve been in search for new and interesting foods, and here are TONS to try! Thanks!!


156 Natalie Boenker April 24, 2012

Does anyone know where I can get those wraps in the U.S.? They look awesome!


157 Yolanda April 24, 2012

Kale salad, and it turned off cool so been making lots of soups. One of my favorites is Smoky Refried Bean, yummy!


158 Rebecca R April 24, 2012

Hi Angela, I recently discovered your blog and you are such and inspiration to me!

Anyway, I am addicted to avocados right now too! I like to eat them in a spinach salad with radishes, carrots, drizzled with olive oil, lime juice, and garlic. It’s surprisingly delicious! The garlic makes it taste like guacamole. I am also in love with larabars! Especially the chocolate brownie and lemon bar flavors.


159 Lucy April 24, 2012

Hello Angela! Congratulations on your blog! Loving it so far, and looking forward to trying your recipes when I find time :) Thanks a lot for sharing! Hope you don’t mind me telling food lovers about it! :)
Lately, I’ve been trying out different mixes, pulses/legumes + grains. Today for lunch I had pearl barley + yellow split peas in coconut oil and spices. For dinner I’ve been enjoying salads with vegetables + fruit. I absolutely love my porridge oats with cinnamon+ginger+honey in the morning. Must admit I’m a bit obssessed with honey and I use it in everything I cook. Have you ever tried roasting vegetables like butternut squash/ sweet potatoes/ parsnips/ onions with no water or any oils and served them with some honey+cinnamon+ginger on top? Will always be a fav of mine!

You shouldn’t worry about coming up with more new recipes anytime soon! You’ve already accomplished a lot and am sure that the less you worry the more those new recipes will come to you.

Once again, thanks for sharing! xx


160 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 24, 2012

Thank you for your lovely comment Lucy! So glad to hear you are enjoying the blog :)


161 Lucy April 24, 2012

p.s. avocado is one of my favourite and guess what..? it’s good with honey and cinnamon on top after you’ve grilled the avocado! :))) ok, enough of honey now!!! xx


162 Steph April 24, 2012

Those wraps are really similar to some from Live that I discovered at a local health food store this week from Live Food Bar. I’m OBSESSED! I was surprised that they’re still moist and pliable. Since cutting back on wheat/gluten, I’ve been looking for a replacement and I’ve had them for lunch all week with hummus and veggies.

I’m totally on the bandwagon with Kettle chips (one of my guilty pleasures) and avocado. Everything is better with avocado!


163 Erin April 24, 2012

Do yourself a favor (or non-favor) and try the salt and pepper kettle chips next. I call them “devil chips” because I seriously cannot stop eating them once the bag is open.


164 suzanne April 25, 2012

I look forward to hearing about your dehydrator experiences. I have been wanting on as I love crunchy veggies and the store bought ones often have canola oil :(. I am torn b/w that and an ice cream maker as the vegan ice cream I have tried to make in our vitamix does not come out all that great…..


165 beetred April 25, 2012

i just got back with avocados last week! my friend threw some into our stir fry and i was thinking the cooked avo would not turn out well, but it was the perfect amount of creaminess with the rest of the dish. Sweet potatoes are another one that I constantly forget about. It’s like finding a shirt in your closet you forget you had then, bam! free new shirt!


166 Pamela Hunter April 25, 2012

Beets! Just had a yummy salad – romaine, baby spinach, celery, fennel bulb, topped with roasted beets and walnuts, drizzled with olive oil and apple cider vinegar and a grind of pepper


167 Anastasia@healthymamainfo.com April 26, 2012

I’m loving my kale!!! By the way if you choose between lemon and lime water, keep in mind that lemons are richer in vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, and folate ;)


168 Audra April 26, 2012

I tried to google the wraps you featured, but couldn’t find them in a quick search. Do you know if they are sold online? Or do you know if you will attempt to make them on your own and teach us? (hee hee). They look incredible!! I’m staying away from soy, yeast, and gluten, so they are perfect.


169 Gilberto Gaulding April 30, 2012

I can never truly comprehend the taste of the avocado. Good choice with the lemon water though. Our fridge always has that in stock.


170 Julie Boyer May 6, 2012

Looking forward to trying the wraps, will head to Organic Garage this week. Brown rice wraps are ok but tend to flake. Also, have been loving hot water with organic lemon slices first thing in the morning. I highly recommend it! Especially since you’re not doing green tea anymore, right?


171 Stephanie Reynolds May 7, 2012

OUTSTANDING POST! and those wraps look amazing! but I cannot seem to find them anywhere. Any suggestion on where I may be able to find them in Toronto?


172 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 7, 2012

Not sure, I would try emailing the company!


173 Kirstie @ Musings of a Happy Life June 10, 2012

Banana soft serve?!?!?! How have I never heard of this life-changing food??

This post made me crave a green smoothie. Yum!!


174 Julie August 1, 2012

I definitely need one of those dehydrators!


175 Jamie October 11, 2012

I’ve only recent happened upon you’re site but it has soon become my new obsession. Thanks for posting such great recipes. I made the rustic pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving with whipped coconut cream and it was a huge hit! I will definately be making recipes from here regularly :) I notice though on a few posts about bought Almond milk. A couple of months ago I discovered how amazingly fresh and simple it is to make your own! I just soak 1 cup almonds overnight, drain, and blend with 3 cups filtered water, press through cheesecloth, and voila! You need to let it set in the fridge and shake it a few times so it doesnt separate, but honestly since discovering this I will never buy the stuff again. And there is the added bonus of almond meal afterwards! Which turns into great Almond Raspberry Thumbprints (yum!). Thanks for all the awesome recipes, tips, etc.- I’m truly inspired!!


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