Canadian Cookbook Cover Reveal + 5 Years of Blogging

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on October 31, 2013

There are so many exciting things going on today, I can hardly contain myself.

First, I’m happy to reveal the official Canadian cover of my cookbook at long last!

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What do you think? As you may know, I have a long, passionate history with parfaits so I think it’s quite fitting. I love how fresh, healthy, and colourful the cover is. The U.S. cover, while super fresh and colourful too, is completely different. I’ll be showing you that cover in a future post.

Some fun facts about the book:

  • More than 100 vegan recipes – including over 95 gluten-free recipes!
  • Around 100 full-colour, full-page photos
  • 8×10 inch trim size
  • Very nice paper quality and thickness
  • A huge vegan pantry section detailing all of the main ingredients I use
  • 10 recipe chapters: Breakfast; Smoothies, Juices, and Tea; Appetizers; Salads; Soup; Entrees; Sides; Power Snacks, Desserts, and Homemade Staples

 

For more info on the book and where you can pre-order online, please see this page. I’ll be updating it with other retailers soon!

A little story for you – this cover photo wasn’t the original parfait photo. When my editor told me that they were selecting my parfait photo for the cover, I panicked a little. You see, when I shot the photo I wasn’t planning on it being the actual cover photo and even though I liked the shot, I would’ve spent more time styling it had I been shooting for a cover. It’s like your significant other telling you that you are going out to a nice restaurant and then you find out you are actually going to dine with the Royals. No matter what you had on, you probably still feel underdressed. You feel me? So, I persuaded my editor to let me reshoot the cover, even though I knew they were in a big time crunch. Promising it would be back by the end of the day, I raced around town to assemble my props and ingredients, baked the granola, meticulously styled the parfait, and spent a long time trying to get the perfect angle I needed for the cover.

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I had a laptop tethered to my camera so I could see the incoming shots and another laptop next to that one with the original parfait photo on the screen. If it wasn’t the perfect angle with the right amount of space for the title (after being cropped to 8×10” trim), I knew it wouldn’t be accepted. I also took the same shots with about 4 different spoons because I couldn’t decide which one looked best. Some things never change!

Thankfully, we all ended up loving this photo more than the original so it was worth the extra effort.

This concludes my Canadian cover story. :)

As it turned out, I ended up re-shooting tons of recipes in the book, especially the photos that I shot early in 2012. My photos have changed a lot in a year so the ones I shot in 2012 stuck out like a sore thumb and were driving me crazy. If I write another book, I’ll try to shoot the photos as close together as possible (probably near the end since I ended up re-testing many recipes anyway) so my style doesn’t change too much.

5 Years

Today also marks this blog’s 5th birthday! Oh how they grow up so fast. My very first post, Boo, was written on October 31, 2008. Here is the very first thing I said on my blog 5 years ago:

“Am I ever glad it’s FRIDAY!!! What a long and exhausting week.”

and then I talked about the weather. Oh boy. Some things never change.

It’s hard to believe I’ve shared almost 500 vegan recipes since then. I’m often asked by friends and family if I’m ever sick of creating recipes and taking pictures, but if anything, delving into something so much has only increased my interest for it. Sure, some days I want nothing to do with it, but thankfully that’s rare. I can honestly say that I love what I do and you, my lovely readers, are a huge reason why. It’s been really fun to get to know many of you and be a part of this community. Even if we’ve never met, I hope that some day we do.

Each year, I feel like I can trust my instincts in the kitchen more. This is something I rarely did when I started out. Everything felt much more rigid and intimidating, but I’ve noticed a real shift in recent months. I thank the cookbook for really pushing me out of my comfort zone. It’s starting to feel more enjoyable, especially with photography. I’m learning to trust myself (and the food) and this doesn’t just apply to the kitchen, but in many areas of my life. So my advice is not to get discouraged if you are new to cooking (or photography) and feeling overwhelmed, it takes time to feel comfortable!

Eric and I have many fun things planned for the future of this blog, starting with our very first vegan recipe app that will be launching soon. Eric is building it on his own and I am helping with the design work and recipe uploading. It’s going to feature the popular recipes from this site as well as totally new recipes you won’t find on this blog. We’re hoping to release it by the holidays, but I won’t make any promises yet!

Aside from some new projects, I want to keep growing as a writer, recipe developer, and food photographer. The saying, the more you learn, the more you realize how little you know, rings true. And that’s exactly why I don’t get bored with it. Most of all, I want this blog to continue to be a place of inspiration for a compassionate plant-based lifestyle. Every time I hear from a reader who has fallen in love with a recipe or got their meat-and-potatoes dad hooked on veggie burgers, it really makes me feel like I’m on the right path doing what I should be doing. Who knows what I’ll be doing in 10 or 20 years down the road, but for now this feels right and I couldn’t be happier to be here.

I’ll leave you with this…

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We decided to go with a cat theme this year. Sadly, I can only take credit for the gut-scooping. Eric is the master carver (and crazy cat man, obviously).

If you are looking for last-minute Halloween recipes, see this page. I have lots of recipes from vegan candy (think homemade Twix, Rolos, etc) to dips, soups, and everything in between!

Happy Haunting!

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Colleen October 31, 2013 at 8:42 am

So excited for your book Angela! Your blog transformed my life about 2 years ago and I have been anxiously awaiting! Good Luck with the launch!

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Stacy L. October 31, 2013 at 8:50 am

Be-au-ti-ful!!!! Wow! Congratulations and I can’t wait to see the US cover as well! Congrats on 5 years of blogging and I can’t wait to download your app whenever it becomes available!

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Courtney October 31, 2013 at 8:54 am

I must say I have veering off my vegan/clean eating diet the past couple months and finding this blog has helped turned me around. Love all these exciting and great new recipes to try out. Can’t wait for the cook book :)

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Michelle @The Adirondack Chick October 31, 2013 at 8:56 am

Congrats! Such wonderful recipes and inspiration.

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Anele @ Success Along the Weigh October 31, 2013 at 8:57 am

Congrats on your anniversary!

BEAUTIFUL cover! When you took the pic, did you know it would be the cover or do you have a say in that kind of stuff? Can’t wait to see the US cover!

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Jen October 31, 2013 at 8:58 am

Your blog is always refreshing and informative to read; congratulations on both the book & 5 years of blogging!

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Aimee @ Simple Bites October 31, 2013 at 9:00 am

Whew! I’d be a big ball of stress. You definitely nailed that cover re-shoot, though. Isn’t Andrea the best? She picked a good cover dish. I think it totally pops.

Can’t wait for your BOOK!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 31, 2013 at 10:10 am

Yes, she is. :) She has a great eye!

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Emily - It Comes Naturally Blog October 31, 2013 at 9:00 am

Congratulations! I love the colours on the cover, and you definitely chose the right spoon – it enhances the colours in the parfait (only my opinion obviously). Can’t wait until your book comes over to the UK!!! xx

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 31, 2013 at 9:00 am

Congratulations Ange!!!! 5 years is a huge deal and I’ve loved watching you grow the whole time, as a writer, photographer, and wonderful friend. The cover photo is absolutely beautiful – you’ve done a great job and I am so excited for your book to come out. You’ve got crazy talent, brilliant ideas, and an imagination for recipe creation that never ceases to amaze me. Happy blog anniversary, and Happy Halloween!

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A. Cook October 31, 2013 at 9:00 am

The cover is beautiful–glad the extra work was worth it! I can’t wait to see what the U.S. one looks like!

Also, congratulations on 5 years of blogging! Your blog continues to be one of my favorites and I’m sure I speak for all of your readers when I say how much I truly appreciate all of the time and energy you put into every aspect of it.

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Laura @fivefocus October 31, 2013 at 9:01 am

The cover looks terrific! So bright and playful…I can’t wait for the book…. HUGE congrats. This must the the thrill of a lifetime!

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Lili October 31, 2013 at 9:02 am

I’m tempted to pre-order, but I know that it will take a few days to arrive. Will it be at Chapters or Costco so I can pick it up immediately?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 31, 2013 at 10:12 am

Hey Lili,
The book is officially released March 4, 2014 – but pre-orders can arrive in your mailbox a bit early (or so I’ve heard).

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Heather November 1, 2013 at 11:51 am

I pre-ordered mine already. I’m excited…maybe it will come a little early

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 1, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Thanks so much Heather :)

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janae @ bring joy October 31, 2013 at 9:03 am

“The saying, the more you learn, the more you realize how little you know, rings true.”

Yes! For me, the more I learn, the more humbled I am. I’m realizing how much work is involved in making anything worthwhile–be it a blog, a family, a book.

I’ll be hitting my 5 year blog-versary next year. Though, unlike you, I have been consitent in my blogging efforts until recently. Have you ever read the Creative Habit, by Twyla Tharp? That book helped me realize that there’s rarely ever really succesful creative people who were just “born that way.” Creativity requires discipline, consistency, & LOTS & lots of work. Anyway, congrats on the 5 years & the cookbook. The cover is gorgeous–well worth the time & effort you put forth.

P.S. Why are you having a Candian cover & an American cover? Just curious why they can’t be the same…?

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janae @ bring joy October 31, 2013 at 9:04 am

I meant to say: “I HAVEN’T been consistent in my blogging efforts until recently.” Amazing how one word can completely change the meaning of something!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 31, 2013 at 10:15 am

Hey Janae,
I haven’t read that book, but I’m going to check it out this weekend for sure! I just finished a book and I’ve been looking for something good. Thanks for the tip…it sounds inspiring!

As for the two covers – I actually have two amazing publishers behind my book! Penguin in Canada and Avery in the US. Two editors and design teams means two different opinions on the cover. Does that make sense?

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janae @ bring joy October 31, 2013 at 10:21 am

It is a great book–definitely worth the read.

The two different publishers make sense. That must get a little crazy, trying to deal w/ two different design teams!

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Leon October 31, 2013 at 9:05 am

Love the cover! Very nice and colourful. I have a feeling I’ll try every single recipe when it comes out. Just curious. why are the US and Canadian covers different?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 31, 2013 at 10:38 am

Hey Leon, About the different covers – see my reply to another reader in this thread. Thanks!

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nelia October 31, 2013 at 9:06 am

I found your blog a while back and It has become my daily check in.
Although I am not vegan I have started to eat better because of your blog.
I have made many recipes and have enjoyed them very much.
I am always thrilled when I see something new to add to my arsenal.
I have shared your site with many friends who always come back to me to say how much they love your recipes.
Good luck with your cookbook. I’m sure it will do well.
Keep those great recipes coming.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 31, 2013 at 10:16 am

Thank you Nelia, that means a lot to me!

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Sara October 31, 2013 at 9:08 am

This must be so exciting for you. As someone that just started a healthy food blog 4 months ago I am pleased to know that pictures, writing, and recipes get better and better as you learn and evolve. Congratulations! I hope to get there one day too.

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Britt @ My. Daily. Randomness. October 31, 2013 at 9:09 am

Happy 5 year blogiversary Angela!! The book cover looks amazing – fresh, colourful, simple, and eye-catching! Can’t wait to see the rest of your book!

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Meghan October 31, 2013 at 9:11 am

Pre-ordered!! I CANNOT WAIT.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 31, 2013 at 10:16 am

Wow, that was fast!! Thank you for your support!

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[email protected] October 31, 2013 at 9:17 am

Happy 5 year blog B-day!! I love the cover it tells a story of how beautiful and easy vegan recipes can be! I can’t wait to see the U.S cover!

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Abby @ The Frosted Vegan October 31, 2013 at 9:17 am

This is SO exciting! Congrats Angela, I love the photo and can’t wait to see the US cover as well. 5 years is crazy, keep chugging gurl!

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Ashley October 31, 2013 at 9:19 am

That cover is gorgeous! I can’t wait to preorder the U.S. edition. Congratulations on five years of blogging– your blog was one of the inspirations for me to start my own.

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Kier October 31, 2013 at 9:20 am

Love the cover – and how the colors in the spoon match the fruit. Congratulations on the cookbook and 5 years!

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Rachel October 31, 2013 at 9:21 am

Wow gorgeous cover and I think a parfait is so fitting – I only discovered your blog a year ago but have been an avid reader ever since. And I literally have had your overnight oats every single day for breakfast since I first saw the recipe on your site. I am so excited to get your book (and since I’m in the US – I can’t wait to see what the cover looks like :-)). So happy for you and thank you for all you do!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 31, 2013 at 10:18 am

It’s good to know I’m not the only one eating vegan overnight oats every day. heh. I seriously rarely go a day without a big bowl or it or chia pudding! Thanks for your lovely comment!

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Amanda October 31, 2013 at 9:22 am

Congrats on five years and a gorgeous book cover! I am totally guilty of judging cookbooks by their food photography, and I have no doubt that yours is going to wow everyone, especially with 100 pages of beautiful recipe photos!
I think I started reading your blog almost four years ago (it was one of the first on my reader) when I was in a crappy place career-wise and I would follow along with your posts as an escape from cubicle life. I especially remember your own career-related posts and all that you went through in switching gears to do what you love. They gave me hope that I could do the same (thank you so much for that), and I also learned a lot about vegan cooking in the process (including green smoothies!). I can’t wait for your cookbook, and cheers to another year of blogging! <3

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 31, 2013 at 10:20 am

Thank you Amanda! I adore you and your blog, so this is a huge compliment. Keep up the great work!

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Joanna October 31, 2013 at 9:26 am

I looooooooooove the cover. So gorgeous. Much better than the carrot cover. Cant wait for the book!

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Chef Amber Shea October 31, 2013 at 9:26 am

The cookbook cover is BEAUTIFUL, Angela. I can’t wait to see the U.S. cover – I’m sure it will be just as gorgeous.
I’m so excited for your book and ready to hold it in my hands. Hope the last few weeks/months of work on it go smoothly!

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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine October 31, 2013 at 9:30 am

Congratulations Angela! It look beautiful, awesome job :) XO

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Abby @ Chnage of Pace October 31, 2013 at 9:35 am

Wow- congratulations on both your cookbook cover and five years of blogging. I bet you never guessed this is where it would take you!
I love the cookbook cover. The spoon choice was great :)
Can’t wait to get a copy of your cookbook and perhaps give a few out as gifts!

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Jennifer October 31, 2013 at 9:36 am

Happy Anniversary!!! I started reading your blog 4 years ago today:) and Oh She Glows is my first blog to follow. So, thank you for 4 years of entertainment (Sketchie and Eric), encouragement (running, yoga, try-a-tri) and knowledge (not all protein has to come from meat). Keep up the great work you do. I have to ask – will the US cookbook be available before Christmas?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 31, 2013 at 10:22 am

That’s amazing you’ve been reading for so long! Thank you. The book will be released on March 4th, both here and in the US. Pre-orders tend to arrive a bit early. The original publish date was supposed to be late December but it got pushed back. Hope it’s worth your wait!

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Denele October 31, 2013 at 9:37 am

Happy Blogiversary! The cookbook cover looks fantastic – I promptly went and pre-ordered it. Looking forward to the tasty recipes and delightful photos!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 31, 2013 at 10:23 am

Thank you for your support, Denele!

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Audrey October 31, 2013 at 9:39 am

I love both covers – the US one is on Amazon.com. Other than the cover, are there any other differences between the two versions?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 31, 2013 at 10:25 am

There won’t be any content differences between the two books. However, the Canadian cover is supposed to have “French flaps” while the US version will not. Unless something changes between now and next year, that is.

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juniperlee October 31, 2013 at 9:40 am

I love this cover soo much better than the carrot cover as well. But as I live in the US… I will be happy to get this book either way. I can’t wait to try all the yummies!! Congratulations!! :)

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George October 31, 2013 at 9:46 am

The Color Blue and Food:
http://www.colormatters.com/color-and-the-body/color-and-appetite-matters

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 31, 2013 at 6:12 pm

I’ve heard that about the colour blue too. It’s also known as a trust-worthy colour. I take it all with a grain of salt. Plus, you can’t judge a book by its cover, right? hah. ;)

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Brenda Finney October 31, 2013 at 9:46 am

All your hard work has paid off, I hope you are as proud of yourself as we are of you!!!! Way to go Angela!

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EyeCandyPopper October 31, 2013 at 9:50 am

Double celebration today! Congrats on the 5-year anniversary and the launch of your cookbook. Time sure flies by when we’re having fun! Congrats again! All the best!

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Sean M October 31, 2013 at 9:54 am

The book looks gorgeous! You’ve given me so many ideas and helpful hints. I can’t wait for this to come out!

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Alex @ Kenzie Life October 31, 2013 at 9:57 am

I LOVE the canadian cover! It looks amazing! I can’t wait for your cookbook to come out so I can get copies for all my friends who think vegan food is “weird”…I’ll show them! Or actually, you’ll show them ;) Is it weird that this morning I thought, “Oh it’s Halloween….oh yeah it’s Angela’s ‘blogiversary'”? It has been a fun few years reading so thank you for the effort you put into the blog and recipe creation.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 31, 2013 at 10:26 am

hah that is impressive – what a great memory you have! Thanks for your enthusiasm, it really means a lot.

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Lauren (@PoweredbyPB) October 31, 2013 at 9:59 am

Happy Blogiversary!! Love the cookbook cover, cannot wait to get my hands on it!

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Shelley L October 31, 2013 at 9:59 am

Just pre-ordered the book…I’ve been so excited for it since I first heard the news. I’ve been reading your blog for about 3 years now and still look forward to every post and delicious recipe. Your blog really helped me to transition into veganism without relying on tofurky or other junk products…who needs fake food when you can make delicious, beautiful and nourishing meals from whole foods! I also love to make Oh She Glows recipes for my friends and family – vegan or not – because they never fail to be crowd pleasers. Thank you for all that you do here on the blog, I look forward to watching you grow and can’t wait for my book to arrive!!

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Katie @ 24 Carrot Life October 31, 2013 at 10:05 am

I cannot wait to see the US cover of the website, and to get my very own copy. Will you be doing any US book signings? I just want to say that I am absolutely in love with your blog and have been following it for about 3 years. I love seeing how you have grown and it constantly keeps me inspired to continue with my blog. Thanks, Angela and congrats on all your latest success!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 31, 2013 at 10:27 am

Hi Katie, Thank you! I would like to do some book signings, but it’s still very much up in the air right now. The funding will have to come out of pocket, so I will have to see if I can save my pennies and make it happen! I would love to meet you sometime.

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Meg October 31, 2013 at 10:07 am

Love the cover! I’ll definitely be pre-ordering this before I leave for a 4 month trip to Asia as a present to myself for when I get back! Congrats on the book and your 5th year blogiversary (yes, I went there…)

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Lisa October 31, 2013 at 10:18 am

Happy blog birthday and a huge congratulations on your upcoming book.

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meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles October 31, 2013 at 10:22 am

Happy anniversary and congrats on the book and book cover! I love the cover and as soon as I saw the parfait photo, I thought it was perfect and fitting! I love my parfaits too, I would have picked the same thing.

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Katie @ The Almost Vegan October 31, 2013 at 10:26 am

I absolutely cannot wait for your cookbook!!! It sounds amazing! I have been following you for years and love your blog, congratulations 1,000 times on the cookbook and happy bloggy aniversary!

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Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate October 31, 2013 at 10:26 am

Wow congratulations! I love how the spoon handle matches all of the colours in the parfait (which I am sure is no coincidence).

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 31, 2013 at 10:28 am

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. :)

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Carole October 31, 2013 at 10:36 am

Congratulations on 5 years of blogging!! I discovered your blog in January of this year and it’s been the BEST source of vegan recipes for me and my family. I cannot not wait for your book. I will definitely add it to my small collection of vegan cookbooks.

Thanks for your recipes and your stories. You are fabulous!!

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Erica {Coffee & Quinoa} October 31, 2013 at 10:37 am

Congrats on five years! Love that Halloween is your blogiversary. And the parfait cover photo turned out totally gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the US one.

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Marisa October 31, 2013 at 10:48 am

Congrats Angela! I have been reading your blog for such a long time (since you had those amazing Reese’s Pieces cookie recipe) and I cannot wait to get your first cookbook. I am sure it will only be the first in a Series.

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Zugey Perez October 31, 2013 at 10:53 am

Hi Angela, Congratulations on the book reveal. I cannot wait to place my order. While I am loving the US book I will be purchasing, the Canadian cover is simply love; the colors and choice of photo speaks true to your nature of parfaits. Again, many congrats to you. On another note, I clicked on the link to subscribe to any updates about the book, but it read I was either blocked or subscribed, have you sent out any notices in regards to the book? If so, I am not getting any updates at all.

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Christina October 31, 2013 at 11:00 am

I can’t wait to see the US cover and I can wait to buy the book!!!

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Paula October 31, 2013 at 11:01 am

Congratulations, Angela! So excited about your cookbook! You are truly an inspiration and clearly on the right path. Thank you for sharing your unique gifts with the world!

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Deanna October 31, 2013 at 11:01 am

I love the cover! That parfait looks so delicious. Congratulations on the anniversary!!

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Jenny @ simply be me October 31, 2013 at 11:03 am

Love it! And congrats – can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

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Sarina @ Earthgiven Kitchen October 31, 2013 at 11:11 am

It’s beautiful! I saw the cover with the carrots on Amazon.ca when I went to pre-order and I prefer the parfait photo, so appetizing! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy, and Iove that so many recipes will be gluten-free. Congrats, again. I hope to meet you one day too!

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anne October 31, 2013 at 11:13 am

congrats! of so many bloggers out there, I think you work incredibly hard to put quality recipes and photos for everyone to enjoy- can’t wait to buy your book :).

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Virginie October 31, 2013 at 11:20 am

Can’t wait to get your book! The cover is beautiful.
Are you planning to have a dedicace session in Oakville? Organic Garage? You should!!!

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Jessica October 31, 2013 at 11:37 am

Gorgeous cover and I can’t wait for the release! Hopefully some book signings will be in the future and you’ll get to meet some of your readers. :)

Hehe, I still talk about the weather in my posts. It can be chilly out there for us Canadians.

Happy 5th anniversary!

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Lindsay October 31, 2013 at 11:47 am

So so so excited for your cookbook! I can’t even tell you how many people ask me where I get my recipes from and then after I tell them it’s you, they become die hard fans too! You are great at what you do! Thanks for making my vegan journey that much more amazing!

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Laura October 31, 2013 at 11:48 am

Congratulations! The photography is beautiful and I can’t wait to read it!

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Janet October 31, 2013 at 11:53 am

Hi Angela,
I’ve been following your blog since the summer and what a great find.
And even though I’m a relatively new follower there’s heaps of back reading to keep me happy and of course occupied with by attempting the recipes, which have all been successful. Your dedication to detail whilst being consistently creative shines through.
Is there a plan for releasing the book in the UK? If not I’ll guess it’s a case of ordering plus shipping costs.
Stunning stuff and thank you.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 31, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Hi Janet,
Thank you for the note, this means so much to me. I do expect the book will be sold to an overseas publisher, however I probably won’t know that info for a while. I will be sure to follow up with my editor to see how that process works and when it usually happens! Thanks so much for your interest in the book!

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Jessica @ conveganence October 31, 2013 at 11:55 am

Happy Blogiversary!! You were the first blog I discovered when I switched over to a vegan diet, so you have been a HUGE inspiration to me. Because of your blog, I was encouraged to try different flavor and food combinations that I never would have considered before. My cooking has come a loooong way and now I have a blog and vegan related business of my own. I’m still pretty small potatoes, but I’m glad you inspired me to at least give it a try :)

BTW, your book cover is gorgeous and I loved the “behind the scenes” shot!

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Nicole Boyhouse October 31, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Awesome. Pre-ordering!

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Matea October 31, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Congratulations! I’ve been following you for years now (you’ve been such a great inspiration in my own eating/cooking/blogging path), and the Cookbook is the best news yet! It was such a natural progression, but with years your pictures & recipes have gotten more and more beautiful / mouthwatering – it’s just the perfect timing.
The cover looks so fresh & natural, I can’t believe it wasn’t taken outside!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 31, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Thanks so much Matea. I’m off to check out your blog!

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Elizabeth October 31, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Hi Angela,

I just wanted to say that I’ve been reading your blog for a little over two years now and I LOVE it. It is hands down my favorite vegan blog (and I read a lot, maybe even too many :)) Your pictures are gorgeous and your recipes are always delicious and inspiring! And something else that I really admire about your recipes is that you really keep health in mind, which I’ve noticed some vegan bloggers do not. I’m currently getting a masters in nutrition and last weekend my class went to a health expo and I can’t begin to tell you how many women asked us for ideas for healthy recipes and I told many of them to check out your site. Anyways, I absolutely cannot wait for your cookbook and thank you so much for doing what you do!!

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Courtney October 31, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Congratulations! I’m so excited for your cookbook. I love that it will have lots of photos. Nothing irritates me more than flipping through a cookbook devoid of pictures. I would find it odd if your cookbook didn’t have so many photos given what beautiful photos you take of your creations.

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Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} October 31, 2013 at 12:25 pm

What wonderful milestones! Congrats on both your gorgeous cookbook cover (can’t WAIT to get it!) and 5 years of blogging. Your photos and recipes are always a great inspiration to me.

P.S. I accidentally posted this comment on your first post…haha :)

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Averie @ Averie Cooks October 31, 2013 at 12:28 pm

No pressure or anything with that cover shot, eh? :) And why does it always go down with books like this…you have months and months of nothing to do with a certain task and then all of a sudden, the editor needs something THAT DAY and it’s mission critical and everything else in life has to be stopped to meet that deadline. Yeah, been there. But thankfully not with the cover shots! You did a great job with the photo (obviously you know that) but I love the play of the textures and the colors that pop!

And 5 years later…I know I have read every post you’ve written since early 2009 because that’s when I started my blog and felt like your blog was already so huge and magnificent :) The more we learn, the less we know. Isn’t that the truth.

Congrats on such an amazing 5 yrs!!!!

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Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor October 31, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Congratulations on 5 years! The book cover looks fabulous, I wish I had one of those parfaits for lunch today. I can’t wait to see the entire book.

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Sarah October 31, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Happy blog anniversary Angela! I found your blog about two years ago and instantly fell in love with it. Your blog has a warm inviting feel that makes you want to come back every day. I introduced my mom to your blog and she fell in love with it also. Every time we talk on the phone we always say “ did you see Angela’s new post, doesn’t it look SO good!” lol Thank you for the great tasty/looking recipes!

Love the Canadian book cover! Can’t wait to buy it 

Have a great day!

Sarah

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Hannah October 31, 2013 at 12:47 pm

It is beyond beautiful, Angela. Bright, clean, fresh, inviting, happy. Just like you. xo

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Kathryn October 31, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Happy Cat-a-ween! Happy anniversary! Happy cookbook cover! I’ve pretty much migrated to an 80/10/10 diet but I still am totally going to buy this! I can’t wait. I’m so proud of you and truly appreciate you sharing yourself, your life, and your delicious recipes for the past several years.

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Theresa October 31, 2013 at 12:59 pm

This is SO exciting! I’ve been reading your blog since 2009, when I discovered you through Weight Watchers message boards and “The Green Monster.” You are the reason I even know blogs existed and helped me find my love for green smoothies and healthy, real foods! I can’t wait to purchase your book. I live in the US but I love love the parfait picture and wish I could have that book! (I know, I’m weird) Is there a big difference between the Canadian version and the US version? I do love the carrots cover too, though! Congrats!! You deserve the best :)

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Melanie October 31, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Yay! I’m excited about the book! Congratulations and the cover looks great. I love the spoon, by the way. It’s the first thing I noticed. I can’t wait to get my copy and try out the recipes :)

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Mary Pascall October 31, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Congratulations Angela, on your 5th anniversary and your new cookbook. Can’t wait to get it!

I hope you realize how many people you’ve inspired over the last five years. I’m one who is relatively new to your site (About a year) and I check in to see what’s cooking every day! You must really love what you do because it is reflected in your writing and your generous spirit in sharing all these wonderful recipes with us.

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Ting October 31, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Gorgeous cover. Your attention to detail is inspiring :o)

Congratulations on 5 years – you have accomplished so much, it is amazing to see. Thank you for being such an inspiration. I really love every single one of your posts!!

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Suzanne @ hello, veggy! October 31, 2013 at 1:30 pm

I am beyond excited for this, Angela! If you’re doing a virtual book tour; sign me up! This is already on my christmas wish list and has been for months!!

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lea October 31, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Congratulations, happy anniversary and Thank you for all that you have give to your readers! Question…will there be a digital version of the cookbook on the horizon???

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Lillian @ Seize the Latte October 31, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Yay for your book! The cover looks gorgeous, I must say — and it’s great to know that all that hard work paid off. :)

And, with that, happy Blogiversary (or however you spell it)! OSG is one of my favorite places on the Interwebz, and I’m so very glad that things worked out for you the way they did. Here’s to many more years of blogging fabulousness!

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Jessica October 31, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Congrats! I can’t wait to purchase your book! I have loved everything I have made from your site so far and I am looking forward to having more recipes in hard copy

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Katherine October 31, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Congratulations on your cook book! I’ve never commented before but I just wanted to say I absolutely love your recipes and cannot recommend them enough to my friends and family – vegan, vegetarian or otherwise. I have yet to make something of yours that I haven’t liked!

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Michelle @ The Fresh Direction October 31, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Congratulations Angela – on the book and the 5 year anniversary! Time flies. I’ve been an avid reader for years and have loved watching the blog grow. Your book has been pre-ordered. Can’t wait :)

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Helen October 31, 2013 at 1:55 pm

I am SO excited for your book and I am thrilled to see that so many of the recipes in it will be gluten-free!!! Your blog has been my favorite for about 2 years and I have NEVER made a bad dish when following your recipes.

Your food showed me that veganism can be delicious before I went vegan and now that I am vegan, I use it to show those around me how good it can be.

Once again, I can’t wait for the book!

Best,
Helen

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Sherry October 31, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I love it. Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait for the book. I am so happy to have found your site and hope you continue to make this your passion so that I can be the happy and appreciative recipient of your tasty and healthy creations!!

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Heather October 31, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Congratulations Angela! Pre-ordered my copy today and can’t wait to check it out. I absolutely love all the recipes on your blog!!!!

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Josie October 31, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Congrats Angela! Your blog has been my saving grace and online foodie inspiration/companion since I stumbled across it in 2009 which began a series of major life changes for me. I’m so proud of your progress of soon publishing your first cookbook! Your passions and dedication stand true through time and seep through and come across off my computer screen with more inspirations to get back into the kitchen to enjoy, cook, and eat plant-based food! Xo

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Livvy October 31, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Happy 5 yr blogiversary!!! Your blog is amazing, and so are you. I CAN’T WAIT for your cookbook to come out. Gorgeous cover, btw. Can’t wait to see the US version. Keep up the fantastic work – you inspire me!!!!!

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The Peace Patch October 31, 2013 at 2:40 pm

That’s why your blog and your recipes are such a joy…it’s obvious you put your heart and soul and boatloads of effort into it! I used to do graphic design and editing, so I feel your gotta-get-it-perfect pain, but it’s always worth it in the end. :)
Congratulation hugs to you and much gratitude for all you share! Happy Halloween!

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Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac October 31, 2013 at 3:21 pm

I love the cover! And vegan recipe app!??! So fun and exciting! I always cook with my iPad in the kitchen so I am all over that idea!!!

Happy Blogiversary and Happy Halloween!!!

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JenC October 31, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Gorgeous cover! I preordered the US version on Amazon…so that is not going to be the book cover that they show?? Can’t wait to see the index!

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Marielle | Vega in Vianen October 31, 2013 at 3:39 pm

What a beautiful cover! I can’t wait till we can pre-order the book in Europe! If you need someone to translate it into Dutch, just let me know ;)

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Catherine @ Chocolate & Vegetables October 31, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Awesome cover shot! Definitely worth the extra effort. And happy blogiversary!

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The Vegan Cookie Fairy October 31, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Angela, CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BOOK!!! I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Are you planning on releasing a European version? It’d be handy for the measurements; otherwise I hope you will host a giveaway/competition on your blog for a few lucky readers.

I can’t remember for how long I’ve been reading your blog now, but I’m sure glad I found it years ago. It was a big help when I first became vegan. Thanks for sharing your scrumptious recipes with us. <3

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MJ October 31, 2013 at 4:02 pm

You go girl! You are such an inspiration! I am rooting for you all the way! I recently began eating a vegan diet and discovered your blog. I can really identify with your story. You have given me confidence that the positive changes that I’m trying to make in my own life will work out. I wish you the best of luck in selling your new book!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 31, 2013 at 6:15 pm

So happy to hear about the changes you are making in your own life. Thanks for your kind words!

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Nicole October 31, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Ange, please tell me where you go prop shopping! I love that old wooden cutting board and that spoon! I’ve been looking for spoons like that everywhere.

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Rebecca October 31, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Congrats on 5 years of blogging and your cookbook! I will for sure be buying one.

I’ve been silently following your blog for a few months (hope that’s not creepy?) and I just wanted to thank you for helping make my vegan lifestyle easier. Also your openness with eating disorder has helped me to begin to overcome my own. Honestly I can’t thank you enough for being so awesome! x

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 31, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Not creepy at all. :) It’s hard to find the time to comment on all the blogs I love, so I can totally relate. I’m happy you left this comment though! Best wishes with your recovery, Rebecca. I’ll be sending you lots of positive vibes.

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Alison October 31, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Hi Angela, I am so excited for your cook book! Looking forward to seeing the US cover.

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Emma October 31, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Wow Angela, so much to be excited about! 5 years of amazing inspirational blogging comes to a head with a beautiful cookbook! I think I’ve been following Oh She Glows for a good 3 or 4 years now and only hope you carry on for many more.
If I ever make it to Canada I’d love to meet you :)
P.S. Will the UK be getting the US or UK edition? Please tell me it’s coming to the UK?!!

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Marian October 31, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Will the book be out in time to make my Christmas list??

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Lori October 31, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Hi Angela, I started reading several years ago, but I don’t think I’ve ever commented. Congratulations on all of your success! You are an inspiration! I can relate to the anxiety and stuff, and I’m glad you write about it. It helps to see someone who deals with similar feelings going for their dreams! I really love your blog and thought you should know that I happen to have not one but two of your recipes on my menu this week! Butternut and black bean burritos (which we’ve had many times) and Not Your Average Potato Soup, which I made for the first time on Mon and it was FANTASTIC! I thought it was pretty cool when I realized that, after planning my week :) I’m not vegan but I do love your recipes! Thank you!

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Cara's Healthy Cravings October 31, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Awesome! A beautiful cover indeed. Congrats to all your hard work and dedication on this project.

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Michelle Miller October 31, 2013 at 5:46 pm

I rarely ever comment- but I don’t know why! I found your blog 3 years ago, and have read it consistently since then. Whenever I want to be inspired for a weekend of cooking, I go to your blog. And I am not even vegan! I hope you don’t mind if I occasionally “unvegan” your recipes! I love the fresh produce, and your pictures always make me want to eat my veggies :)

Congratulations on 5 years. I hope you keep it going for a long time in the future… I can’t tell you how much I’ve missed the consistency of your posts over the past year! Looking forward to owning your cookbook.

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Cheryl October 31, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Angela, you are awesome. Congratulations. You have earned it. I love this blog and visit it a few times a week for inspiration. You have helped me out of a cooking rut on numerous occasions. Not only that, I appreciate your wit and warm heart and the obvious care you put into creating excellent recipes and presenting them in a way that makes me HAVE to try them. Thank you!

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BryAnn October 31, 2013 at 5:50 pm

I was just thinking about your book this morning, as I was going through my old recipes and replacing them with print-out recipes from your website. I can’t wait for your book’s release! Your blog has completely transformed the way that I make and bake desserts–and I also have many of your recipes in our rotation of meals. Your blog has made healthy, vegan eating very accessible. Thank you from South Dakota!

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Elizabeth € Hippy Mom October 31, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Happy Halloween, Your food typology is elusively foreign to so many, but is so dimensionally organized . Thé food you produce has such à beautiful function- Health as a whole. I check your blog daily to keep up. Your work is celestial – good job

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[email protected] October 31, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Seriously you are such an inspiration!!!! It’s hard to believe you’ve only been at it five years…when you compare your photography skills and they look worlds apart and I mean that in the best way possible! Incredible! I’m always in awe of your beautiful pictures and amazing recipes! Keep up the good work!

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Elizabeth € Hippy Mom October 31, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Good Job

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Cristal Porter October 31, 2013 at 6:11 pm

So excited…can not wait for your recipe book! The blog world is so strange. I have been following your blog for a year now and I feel as if I know you personally :). Thank you for all this hard work. It is helping so many (like myself!).

Have a Happy Halloween :)!

<3 Cristal

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Jennie October 31, 2013 at 6:34 pm

So excited, I can hardly wait. You have kept me motivated to stick with vegan for the past year

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Aimee October 31, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Congratulations on five years! I love reading your blog because you have such a wonderful positive energy that I can feel right through my computer screen (and I love your recipes, of course). Thank you for all your hard work. I’ve already pre-ordered your cookbook!

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Jodie October 31, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Sooooooo excited for March! I just pre-ordered on amazon!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 1, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Thanks for your support Jodie!

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Anna {Herbivore Triathlete} October 31, 2013 at 7:07 pm

The Canadian cover is gorgeous and a parfait is perfect for you!

Congrats on the book and on 5 years of blogging. You are truly an inspiration!

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Wynne October 31, 2013 at 7:46 pm

The Canadian cover is outstanding–I’m a little sorry I’m American! This is a cover that would leap off a book display with its fresh appeal.

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Erin @ The Grass Skirt October 31, 2013 at 8:25 pm

I absolutely love the cover and cannot wait to get the cookbook. Congrats on such a wonderful accomplishment!

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Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen October 31, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Gorgeous cover – I’d say you got the perfect shot! I am so excited for this to come out. Is it next spring yet!? :)

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Cara October 31, 2013 at 8:45 pm

As an American reader, I feel obliged to point out that the American cover will not be colourful. It will be colorful. ;-) Can’t wait!!

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Katherine October 31, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Oh I will DEFINITELY be buying your cookbook!!! I can’t wait until it comes out!

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Stephanie October 31, 2013 at 9:10 pm

It’s beautiful!! Absolutely perfect.

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Kim October 31, 2013 at 9:35 pm

The cover is beautiful and I think you picked the perfect spoon! Congratulations!

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Laura October 31, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Congratulations! It looks great and I cannot wait for the book to come out. I keep sharing with your sister that I feel a wee bit like a stalker and poke around on your blog all the time. Thanks so much for all your yummy and creative healthy recipes!

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Tiffany October 31, 2013 at 10:09 pm

So awesome! It is absolutely beautiful. What a huge accomplishment — a well deserved one!

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Sandy October 31, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Angela, congratulations!! I think you are doing just what you are meant to be doing – you have a special gift! Anyways, I was just signing on to tell you that I made both your homemade Twix bars (after a hugely successful debut last Halloween) and your homemade Rolos this year. OMG, you would think you are actually eating a Rolo, but SO. MUCH. BETTER! I am so glad I’ve found your site. Your recipes are incredible, and your enthusiasm and positive attitude for life really comes through in your posts. Thank-you so much for doing what you do – your wonderful food has really made a difference in my life!

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Molly October 31, 2013 at 10:57 pm

Congratulations. I am pretty sure I have read almost every post of yours (I started a few years late but backtracked) and am sad to say that I only recently started acknowledging how relatable and enjoyable your posts are. I cannot wait to purchase your cookbook and I hope to attend a signing if you do end up having some. You should be so proud, as I am sure you are, of your dedication to your blog and also your cookbook.That’s amazing that you were the photographer of the cover page. I’m ready to dive into reading and that parfait looks scrumptious enough to devour as well.

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Grace October 31, 2013 at 11:56 pm

Happy Anniversary Angela and congrats on the book from Texas!!! I am so excited for you and I’ve put in for my pre-order. I can’t wait to see it in real life. :)

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Christina @ The Beautiful Balance November 1, 2013 at 12:04 am

Congratulations!! I can not wait for the release!

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Kari @ bite-sized thoughts November 1, 2013 at 1:04 am

Congratulations on 5 years, and I love your book cover :) I’ll have to pick between Canadian and US when I eventually place an order from Australia (presuming shipping eventually comes to Australia, which I really hope it does!).

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Sharon November 1, 2013 at 3:12 am

I’m so happy for you! Can’t wait for your book. Your blog was the one that lead me to finally take the plunge & become a vegetarian. i’m slowly cutting out cheese & eggs and i know your book & blog will help me with that.

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Seraphina November 1, 2013 at 5:13 am

Congratulations Angela! I can’t wait to buy the book, and have been waiting eagerly ever since you announced it on your website. Out of all the food blogs I look (read: drool) at, yours is the one I consistently cook from and am inspired by!

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sandra Tranmer November 1, 2013 at 6:33 am

Congratulations Angela! You must be very proud :) The cover looks great (and the pumpkins too – I’m a terrible carver: my pumpkins always end up with a goofy grin lol!)
xx

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jan b November 1, 2013 at 6:54 am

Have followed your blog for over 2 yrs and have many a printed recipe on little pieces of scrap paper, backs of old receipts and gone thru printer ink a few times! Yes, I need this cookbook!

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Maggie November 1, 2013 at 6:55 am

Fantastic, Angela! Can’t wait to have your book in my sticky, powdery, in-the-zone cooking hands! I only have two blogs I refer to with my vegan/raw lifestyle and I have to tell you, I eat WAY MORE VARIETY of foods with all your recipes than I ever did with the same ol’ chicken and fish stuff. Let’s not get into how awesomely healthy I feel not eating animals anymore! You are a blessing to my life. Namaste

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[email protected]'s Healthy Ktichen November 1, 2013 at 7:13 am

Happy Anniversary, Angela! And very well done to you on your gorgeous book! I’ve been blogging for almost one year and whenever I need inspiration I always pop over to your site… your photos ARE by far the best vegan food photos that I’ve seen… anywhere. Good for you for hanging in there over the years and honing the unique craft of vegan food blogging. I know how challenging it can be :)

CONGRATULATIONS and may the future continue to reward you with well-deserved success.

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Bonnie November 1, 2013 at 7:19 am

Congratulations on the fifth anniversary of your blog! So many wonderful recipes. I love the Canadian cover choice for your cookbook. Your food photos are amazing. I’ve pre-ordered it and can hardly wait to receive it.

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Cathleen November 1, 2013 at 7:35 am

Love the cover – the current berries (they are currents right?) were a great touch – rustic, fun colors, yummy parfait. I do want a copy of your book…..how do I preorder again?
Keep up the lovely recipes and fab blog….just love your style!

Catt in Kentucky

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Mary C November 1, 2013 at 7:41 am

Wow, I must say the cover looks amazing! I am so happy for you and will for sure be pre-ordering your book. I LOVE that you will be haveing over 100 photos. I find photos really make a book and those cookbooks that have lots are usually the only cookbooks I buy.
Side note: I bought Isa Chaundrys new book and like it but the photos are meh, the food styling looks too busy and odd to me. I worked as a food photographer for about 8 years in the 90’s and met many food stylists but I found some of the ones in her new book amauture looking. Note: I love Isa and her new book is great!

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Julia November 1, 2013 at 7:42 am

Happy Anniversary! I just pre-ordered 4 copies of the book, I want to share your talent with friends too! We’re really looking forward to the release date. As I ordered in the US I have seen the cover, I kinda wish I had the Canadian cover though as I’m also a big fan of parfaits ;-) I have been following your blog for 3 years – without you I know I would not be as healthy as I am…so, THANK YOU!!!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 1, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Hi Julia, Wow thank you so much for the pre-order! I hope you all enjoy it. :)

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Chasity Dix November 1, 2013 at 7:52 am

Today is my 2-year vegan anniversary and some of your recipes have definitely helped make the journey easier for me, so thank you for sticking with this blog! Congrats on your book! The cover looks awesome and I’m definitely jealous of your photography skills (and the fact that you get natural light in your house! ha). I hope one day my blog will be as fabulous as yours :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 1, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Congrats on your 2 year vegan-iversary (did I just type that!?) haha. I’m off to check out your blog :) Thanks for your kind words!

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victoria November 1, 2013 at 7:53 am

Many Congrats..the book looks gorgeous! I enjoy your blog very much..always inspiring and beautifully done.. and I wish you much success with your book and all that you do!
Victoria

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 1, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Thank you so much Victoria :)

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Amelia November 1, 2013 at 8:15 am

Congratulations Angela! Your blog is such an inspiration :-) Even if I have never met you, you seem like such a beautiful woman! Keep creating!
Stay well,
With love,
Amelia

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Jodie November 1, 2013 at 8:33 am

Congratulations!!! I cannot wait to buy it. Your blog was the very first one I started following and my introduction to the blog world. Glad to follow along with you on your journey.
Once again really happy for you and cannot wait to try all the recipes.
Have a fantastic weekend.

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Anne November 1, 2013 at 8:47 am

Oh I cannot wait for your book! I hope I will be able to buy it in the USA very soon too! I honestly hardly eat or cook anybody elses vegan recipes than yours! Your recipes are always good, they always turn out and they ALWAYS taste amazing!
Thank you so much for making my cooking at home so much easier and tastier! <3

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Elyse @ Lizzie Fit November 1, 2013 at 9:31 am

I am so beyond excited for this cookbook! I have a “Big Black Book” of recipes at home which I would say is 50% your stuff, printed off the site. Definitely pre-ordering. The cover looks great!:)

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Eating 4 Balance November 1, 2013 at 9:31 am

I am so excited for your cookbook to come out and I love the cover! I’m sure the U.S. version will be just as brilliant. And also congratulations on five wonderful years of blogging. I cannot imagine how accomplished you must feel right now and can only hope that I will see those numbers sometime.

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Kristen November 1, 2013 at 10:12 am

Congratulations!
I have been following your blog for a couple years now and every recipe I make is always amazing :)
I am very excited to get your cookbook into my kitchen.
Thank you for all your handwork, it is appreciated.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 3, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Thank you Kristen! So happy to hear you are enjoying everything.

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Marlene November 1, 2013 at 10:19 am

Angela,

I wrote you a while back about how discovering your blog and recipes has changed my whole perspective and approach to food. I am a very active senior citizen and had tried many times to transition to a mostly vegetarian lifestyle for my health. The food I had to choose from just did not appeal, but when I discovered you and your meticulous approach to your recipes I have been hooked!! Even though you must be driven crazy by just the right spoon for the photo shoot (which cracked me up), believe me, this type of work ethic and commitment shines through in your creative recipes and the hours you spend perfecting them for your followers. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I check here every day and everything I have ever made has been 4 stars or above.
Marlene (P.S. I don’t leave many comments, but have to give praise where it is so deserved.)

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Rhona November 1, 2013 at 10:23 am

Congrats fellow Canuck!! I am so proud of you. I totally understand when you share how nervous or excited you are about things. We seem to share the same temperment so I can almost feel your emotions. (I hope that does not come off as creepy–not what I am trying to convey at all-lol). In any case, this blog has literally helped me on my vegan journey and I am excited for all the time you share with us.
Now that cover is so pretty! My friend and I (who both are Brampton-ites) are beyond excited for this cookbook. I am actually heading over to pre-order mine right now. Thank you for sharing!

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Karla L November 1, 2013 at 11:22 am

Felicidades Angela!! I have never looked so forward to a cookbook in my life! Haha I cannot wait to have you in my kitchen and make every recipe in that book. There is something about having a book in your hand rather than an iPad that makes cooking more “homey”…Your recipes are better than any Julia Child wanna-be!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 1, 2013 at 2:22 pm

You are the sweetest! Thanks for the smile :)

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Liz November 1, 2013 at 11:52 am

Ang, that cover is absolutely STUNNING and SO you!

Though I don’t have a blog or cook professionally, I cook A LOT and spend hours in the kitchen almost every day. I started cooking around the same time you started this blog, and, like you, I have recently really started to trust myself and my instincts in the kitch (and other aspects of my life). I’m not taking things as seriously as I used to (I, too, was VERY rigid when cooking, following recipes word for word) and just having so much more fun. I’ve been more successful with my creations than I ever thought I would by just “winging” it and am just enjoying it so much more than ever before. Even when things don’t turn out exactly as planned, I can always turn it into something delicious. It’s amazing how much can fall into place when you listen to and trust in yourself.

I’m so glad you’re heading towards the place you want to be and that things are working out so splendidly for you. You must be so proud of yourself for all the things you’ve accomplished so far, especially your cookbook! Congratulations and good luck with the rest of your journey!

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Catherine November 1, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Happy Blogiversary! And congrats on the cover! It is beautiful. I’m so excited for the cookbook, and know it’ll be my main go-to, just like your blog is for me. I’ve been reading Oh She Glows for almost four years now, and don’t know what I’d do without it! Thanks for making food and cooking a genuine joy.

Also, I think it’s so wonderful and sweet how you and Eric collaborate on these projects together. He seems to be a real strong backer for your career, and that’s fantastic. So congrats on your partnership, too!

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Pure Ella November 1, 2013 at 2:09 pm

So exciting!!!! Congratulations miss Angela! I am so happy and very proud of you!! YOU rock!! do ella

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char eats greens November 1, 2013 at 3:33 pm

The picture was DEFINITELY worth it! :)

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Wendy Irene November 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm

CONGRATULATIONS on 5 years!!! Your cover looks amazing! It’s so fun to see all your hard work paying off. Thank you for sharing with us and inspiring us each week! xoxo

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Sara Lake November 1, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Can’t wait, can’t wait, CAN’T WAIT!!!

(that is all..)

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Dainey November 1, 2013 at 8:49 pm

I can’t wait for your cookbook. Your blog changed my entire families life. Thank you for being you!

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Raluca November 1, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Pre-ordered! So excited! Congratulations, Angela :)

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Ree November 1, 2013 at 10:00 pm

You are an inspiration! I love your blog. Can’t wait for your book!

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diana November 1, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Congrats!! Your recipes are delicious and my go-tos.

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Kathryn November 1, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Congrats! The cover is beautiful, can’t wait for the book to come out!

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Elisabeth November 2, 2013 at 5:50 am

Such a nice cover and happy fifth anniversary! :)

I really hope the cookbook will be available in Europe also? I live in Finland and I would love to be able the buy myself a copy. :)

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Johanna GGG November 2, 2013 at 7:05 am

cute cat carving – and love hearing about you shooting the cover as much as seeing it – will look forward to seeing the book

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Lindsay November 2, 2013 at 9:43 am

The cover shot is gorgeous…I love how the spoon matches the colors of the fruits in the parfait. Congratulations to you!!!

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Ann November 2, 2013 at 10:06 am

Congratulations!!
I cannot thank you enough for the inspiration and amazing recipes you have provided in the last five years. You truly impacted my quest for self-love and health, you are such an inspiration. I feel like you’re a friend! I hope the zest for your professional life continues, you bring so much to us all!!

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Laurie November 2, 2013 at 11:44 am

Hi Angela,
I LOVE the cover, and being from Massachusetts, I will say that I think it would be a perfect cover for the United States as well. I hope you ate that gorgeous parfait after you shot it! I love your site, the recipes are amazing, and your happiness, contagious. I can’t wait to get three books, one for myself, and one for each of my daughters. Thank you so much for continuing to bring such wonderful recipes to so many people. Oh, and Eric, fantastic job on the pumpkins! They must have been well scooped to appear so clean inside :)
Laurie

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Lou November 2, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Congratulations Angela! Your blog inspired me to start up my own blog, but sadly my career as a first grade teacher keeps me much too busy to dedicate the necessary time to it! I can’t believe it’s been 5 years since you started this! I’ve followed you from about 8 months in and I’ve read your posts regularly every since!

Keep it up! You are doing great things here and you are an inspiration to many.

Just a question: Why did you do a separate cover for your US cookbook?

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Erin Hack November 2, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I just preordered the cookbook and can’t wait to get my hands on it! :)

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Jenny Sunshine November 2, 2013 at 2:50 pm

I don’t even know how I came across your website but I am SO incredibly happy I did. Making 2 recipes tonight and cant wait to make more already. Your story is very inspiring, every part of it. I am happy that good people such as yourself become successful but yet stay so real and down to earth (I swear you are speaking directly to me when I read your intro’s to the recipes, posts, etc.) I love photography and travel too so I really enjoy all the content. Your life is lovely and I thank you for sharing it with the world :) All the best with the book I will certainly be buying it!! I am getting married next April and we are trying to get healthy and fit – with your help and recipes I feel like it wont be so hard! Thanks for being you Angela

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 3, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Hey Jenny, Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I have a big smile on my face! Congrats on your engagement and good luck with all your health and fitness goals. I hope the book is helpful!

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Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) November 2, 2013 at 5:31 pm

I’m so excited to get my hands on the book!! Can’t wait!

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Merryn November 3, 2013 at 8:57 am

Congratulations Angela! I’ve been an avid follower of your blog for several years now, and I have managed to keep my family of meat-eaters happy with your vegan recipes. I am eagerly awaiting the release of your cookbook! :)

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Alicia @bakeaholic November 3, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Congratulations! Love seeing a fellow Canadian blogger create a cookbook! I can’t wait to see it- I’m sure all of the photos will be gorgeous!!! Happy 5 years =)

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Catherine November 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Congrats on the book and on the 5th year anniversary of the blog!
I love your blog!! Y

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Catherine November 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm

*Your recipes are truly inspiring! :)

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Kate November 3, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Hi Angela! Congratulations on your book! The cover looks beautiful. And I wanted to add my appreciation to this comment thread for your ever inspiring blog. I’ve been reading for a while and your journey has spoken to me personally. So thanks!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 4, 2013 at 8:59 am

Hi Kate, Thanks for your kind words! :) I really appreciate it.

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Amber K November 3, 2013 at 7:54 pm

The cover is absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait until I have your book in my hands!

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Adriana Perciballi November 3, 2013 at 10:02 pm

Congratulations Angela!! What an accomplishment and I’m sure your book will be a great success! Your recipes are delicious and a wonderful variation too! I can only imagine how excited you are after all the hard work and love that went into all your recipes! I also can understand your excitement as I recently published a children’s book, a true story of my late cat Oliver. All the best!!! ~ Adriana

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Adriana Perciballi November 3, 2013 at 10:03 pm

PS I look forward to purchasing your book to have all the recipes handy : ) I make your buckwheat granola all the time : ) ~ Adriana

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Gulcan November 4, 2013 at 3:39 am

Congrats, Angela! I am truly happy for you!!!
Just to let you know that the US cover is already shown on the Amazon US pre-order link. I must say I like the Canadian cover more!
Exciting times ahead – wish you all the best x

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Aimee November 4, 2013 at 8:35 am

I live in the US and can NOT wait for your cookbook I WANT THIS COVER THOUGH!!! haha it’s seriously stunning! If it weren’t for your blog I would probably still be miserably eating animal products… It was your recipes that helped me in my transition to a vegan diet and it was way easier than one may think it’d be! I love your creativity and am so excited you have a book coming out! It’ll be in my kitchen counter for a long time ;)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 4, 2013 at 8:56 am

Thank you Aimee! So glad you are enjoying the recipes.

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Cindy November 4, 2013 at 12:43 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE the cover on the Canadian cookbook. It is beautiful!!! Can it be shipped to the US and how much extra would it be if it can? What’s on the US cookbook cover? Because of being different publishers I guess you have to have different covers??? Love your recipes, Angela, thank you!! P.S. When does the Canadian version come out?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 7, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Hi Cindy, Yes, I think they will ship to the US from Amazon.ca (if I’m not mistaken!) not sure about the shipping rate though, you’d have to get a quote.
You are certainly right about two different publishers with two different ideas!
Thanks for your support!

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AGS November 4, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Congratulations on 5 years! Hard to imagine I’ve been *reading* your blog for that long (and experimenting with veg/vegan foods along the way). It’s a terrific milestone.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 7, 2013 at 2:54 pm

I am so happy you are still there reading! That means a lot. :) thank you!

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Kristi Powell November 4, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Congratulations!! How exciting to have your own cookbook coming out! I have to say that I cannot wait until this is out so that I can have it in my home. Your recipes are wonderful-thanks so much for sharing with all of us:)

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Kelly November 4, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Hi Angela – can you tell me if you’re going to release a hard cover as well?

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Florence November 4, 2013 at 2:11 pm

GORGEOUS!!!!!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy- you are a GENIUS!!

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Anna @ Fitness à la Anna November 4, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Congrats on both the cookbook AND your 5 year blogiversary :)

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Jaquelyn - 1 Happy Healthy Family November 4, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Congratulations Angela! I cannot wait to see the cookbook. The pictures are truly inspirational. Wishing you the best! Jaquelyn

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Dawn November 4, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Congrats Angela! It looks beautiful. Can’t wait to get it!! :)

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Mabel November 4, 2013 at 3:56 pm

I’ve been a fan of your blog and congratulations on the new book!

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Doi Ciccarelli November 4, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Congrats on the new cookbook! I absolutely cannot wait to try out the new recipes! From what you’ve said about it on this blog, it seems like it’s going to be spectacular. I love how you’ve made so many of the recipes gluten free. It’s so great to have a resource with so many delicious gluten free vegan recipes. I’m counting the days until I get my copy!

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Philippa November 4, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Congratulations dear Angela! I am so looking forward to the book, I love your recipes. Your 15 minute avocado pasta is still my favourite. I’m sorry if someone else has already asked this but I could t see it anywhere….will your book be available in the UK at all, for all your legions of fans over here? I do hope so :) x

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 5, 2013 at 9:21 am

Hey Philippa, Thank you so much! My publisher is currently trying to sell the book to a publisher overseas, so fingers crossed this happens sooner rather than later! I’ll keep you posted. If you really want it, you can also order it from amazon.com and have it shipped from there I think.

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Philippa November 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Thank you for replying! I really hope we can get it over here but yes, there always amazon.com :) looking forward to hearing more about the book, you must be getting so excited.

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Laura-Jane November 4, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Congratulations (on both book and blog)! Great cover choice, too! :)

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Simplehiccup November 4, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Hi Angela,
I applaud you for breaking the mold and creating recipes that are useful for couples. The main reason I choose from your recipes these days (instead of from my large library of vegan cookbooks at home) is because your recipes make *just* the right amount for a couple or small family…making a nice meal, sometimes giving us leftovers for maybe a day or so. One problem I run into with so many of my personal cookbooks is that the recipes usually end up making a MOUNTAIN of food: because of this we will have weeks of leftovers and our fridge/freezer will be bursting at the seams. In these cases, we feel we *have* to eat the same thing every day for a week. I understand that most cookbooks aim towards a family of 4 or more, but as it is just my husband and myself, it is really awesome to have your recipes available….I never have to cut your recipes in half or do crazy math in my head- it is always *just* right. Thank you!
Congrats, we are looking forward to buying your book on Amazon.

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Nicole November 4, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Congratulations on all your successes Angela! You’re such a beautiful person and it’s refreshing to have blogs like yours around for inspiration. I look forward to getting my hands on a copy of your cookbook and am excited you included so many gluten-free options!

xx

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Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies November 4, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Congratulations on the cookbook–the cover photo is gorgeous! And congratulations on 5 years too. I love your blog, not just because of the tasty recipes, but because you run it with such integrity and authenticity. You are such an inspiration!

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Keri November 4, 2013 at 10:58 pm

I am sooooooo excited to get my hands on a copy of your cookbook. Your blog has been my most significant inspiration source for vegan cooking. And since I always tell people to read your blog, I might have to buy a few copies of the book–one for me & a couple to share :)

Congratulations!!

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kimmythevegan November 4, 2013 at 11:19 pm

I’m so excited for you!!! This is such a great time for your right now – enjoy every moment =) I can’t wait for your cookbook to come out. Your blog was the first blog I ever started to follow and have been following it loyally for the past 2+ years. Your recipes are always awesome and you inspired me to start my own blog.
Congrats on 5 amazing years Angela =)

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Anna G November 5, 2013 at 12:38 am

LOVE the cover! I can’t wait until your books comes out! I’m very excited! I love your blog and your recipes are always fantastic. When people ask me to recommend a website for great vegan recipes, yours is always the first I think of. And happy 5th blogiversary! I hope you are doing this for another 5 years and more!

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Kristy November 5, 2013 at 1:18 am

Awesome cover, the spoon is the first thing I noticed and is perfect for picking up the colors of the beautiful parfait : ) Congrats!

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Pat November 5, 2013 at 6:40 am

Congratulations, Angela, I do enjoy your website and have enjoyed every recipe that I’ve tried so far. Thanks.

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Nancy November 5, 2013 at 11:17 am

LOVE the Canadian cover!!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on the book!!!! :) All the best to you!

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Heather @TheSoulfulSpoon November 5, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Angela, I’m so PROUD of you!! As a long time reader and fan, I’ve always looked up to you. You truly are an inspiration on so many levels. THANK YOU for your guidance over the years, inspiration, and congrats on your cookbook!!:) YOU DESERVE ALL THE SUCCESS IN THE WORLD!:)

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suzanne November 5, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Congratulations Angela!!! The cover is GORGEOUS! I love it and cannot wait to get my hands on it….and on that ap!

You have worked so hard and are such an inspiration to me- thank you so much for your dedication, authenticity and for sharing your phenomenal creative talents in the kitchen :-)

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Em @ Love A Latte November 6, 2013 at 10:13 am

What a beautiful book cover!!! Congrats! :)

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Katia November 7, 2013 at 1:42 am

Hi Angela,

I love your blog!

After living meat free for almost 15 years I started to feel very bored with food but your blog has completely invigorated me!

I would love to buy your book when it is released but I live in Australia. Is there a chance you will be posting internationally?

Cheers,

Katia

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 7, 2013 at 7:05 am

Hey Katia, My publishers are currently trying to sell the book elsewhere – so fingers crossed! I do think you can ship the book from Amazon.com to Australia too. Not sure what the shipping is, but it might be worth looking into.

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Willow November 11, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Gaah! So excited! I cannot wait for your book to come out. The cover shot looks incredible – glad it turned out to be worth the re-shoot! :) Congrats congrats congrats!

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Carol November 11, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Hi Angela

I can’t wait for this book to come out……I check your blog often and have made many of your recipes and have loved them all. You’re so awesome to share all these recipes with us . May God Bless you and your family. Carol
Congratulations on your journey to a fit healthy life.

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Sandy November 12, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Just pre-ordered! SO excited!

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Tania January 27, 2014 at 10:39 pm

Angela I LOVE your site. It has helped me a lot in transitioning into a vegan diet.
I am wondering which canon do you use and lenses?
Thanks!!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 28, 2014 at 9:27 am

You can find my camera info on my FAQ page – hope this helps!

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PinaColada March 20, 2014 at 3:13 pm

This blog has changed my life too and made me an OSG evangelist – my family and my work colleague have all been introduced to your site – when I refer to the “The Vegan Girl’s” recipes/website my family instantly know who I’m talking about :) It’s like you’re a part of the family, or at least, your recipes are now part of the family. ; ) Thanks again!!

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