The Oh She Glows Cookbook Launch Day + A Special Sneak Peek!

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I never thought this day would arrive, but lo and behold it has. After almost 3 years of hope, sweat, and tears, I can finally say today is the day that The Oh She Glows Cookbook hits shelves across North America! Can you believe it? Because I sure can’t.

This journey has been filled with many ups and downs, but I couldn’t be more grateful that I kept the faith in this project. Without a doubt, this book wouldn’t have happened without your support and encouragement! You were the ones who planted the cookbook seed in my mind many years ago. Only then did I actually think that maybe it wasn’t so far out of the realm of possibilities. Everyone needs that fearless friend in their lives pushing them a bit harder and giving them encouragement. I was just lucky to have a whole group of you doing that for me. I hope this book is a reflection of all that love and gratitude that I have (and a real passion for great-tasting, healthy food. of course).

A Bit About The Oh She Glows Cookbook:

~ There are over 100 vegan recipes and 100 photographs. Yes, it’s a highly visual and colourful cookbook (yippee!). I photographed and styled all of the food photos in the book. This was a massive undertaking, but I’m so glad I pushed myself to do it. Our friend and talented photographer, Dave Biesse, shot the lifestyle photos of us playing in our landlord’s kitchen and outdoors here in Oakville!

~ I had 3 main goals when creating this cookbook: 1) Create recipes that please meat eaters and vegans alike (fyi: most of my recipe testers were not vegan/vegetarian!); 2) The recipes are made with real, whole food ingredients – not processed imitation foods; 3) Great taste and healthy food are not exclusive – you can have both! 4) Oh and one more, include a wide range of quick and easy recipes, as well as more intensive ones (but nothing a new cook can’t handle!).

~ Each recipe has allergy information indicating whether it is gluten-free, soy-free, grain-free, nut-free, sugar-free, oil-free, and/or no bake/raw. I wanted this book to be accessible for all kinds of diets and I really think there is something for everyone. Additionally, many of my recipes have notes that will tell you how to adapt a recipe. For example, my cookie recipe has 2 notes about how you can make the cookies nut-free and even grain-free if you want. Hidden gems. Read the notes – you won’t be sorry.

~ There are around 85 gluten-free recipes and most are soy-free or have soy-free alternatives.

~ Each recipe indicates the prep time and cook time estimates to help you plan ahead.

~ There is a chapter called My Natural Foods Pantry detailing my most commonly used ingredients. I provide tips and tricks about each ingredient and give you the scoop!

~ I also share my favourite Kitchen Tools and Appliances in another chapter.

~ The recipes all have headnotes giving you recipes hints, describing the recipe, and/or sharing short stories about my life or how the recipe came about. Each chapter has an opening paragraph to get you excited about the chapter and it describes how it fits into my own life.

~ Yes, there are two different covers – a carrot cover in the U.S. and a parfait cover in Canada. See above image. This is because my publishers had different visions for the cover. Many people do not know this, but the author doesn’t have the final word on the cover so it really depends on what the publisher has in mind. The content is the same, however! The Canadian cover also has gorgeous French flaps.

~ There are 10 recipe chapters (Breakfast, Smoothies/Juices/Tea, Appetizers, Soup, Salad, Entrees, Sides, Power Snacks, Desserts, and Homemade Staples). Each chapter has around 10 recipes, with the entrée chapter and homemade staples chapter both having 15 recipes or more.

~ You’ll find recipes like: Out The Door Chia Power Doughnuts (I can bet you’ve never had a doughnut like this!), two of my favorite Glo Bar recipes from my former bakery, Life-Affirming Warm Nacho Dip (people will chase you down at parties for this recipe), Chilled Chocolate Espresso Torte, and more!

A few more pictures to share…

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{Beat the Heat Frozen Dessert Pizza – a quick and easy dessert inspired by my favourite frozen dessert pizza as a child!}

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{Cream of Tomato Soup with Roasted Italian Chickpea Croutons- the perfect bowl of comfort food complete with my favourite croutons}

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{Glowing Mojo-ito Green Monster – It’s a party in a glass…what more can I say? Have your friends over an enjoy some mojo-itos!}

The Oh She Glows Virtual Cookbook Tour Update:

Be sure to check out these new reviews from some of my favourite bloggers! Many are hosting giveaways for the book so be sure to enter for a chance to win.

Caitlin @ The Vegan Chickpea (review, recipe, giveaway)

Suzanne @ Hello Veggy (review, recipe, giveaway)

Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat (review, recipe)

Kristy & Chris @ Keepin It Kind (review, recipe, giveaway)

Amanda @ Pickles ‘n Honey (review, recipe, giveaway)

Ashley @ Edible Perspective (review, recipe, giveaway)

Matt @ No Meat Athlete (review, recipe, giveaway)

Heather @ Yum Universe (review, recipe, interview)

PS – you can find ALL the reviews on my book page.

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{Marinated Balsamic, Maple, and Garlic Tempeh – My ALL-TIME favourite way to enjoy tempeh (and I wasn’t a tempeh fan until this recipe!) Please promise me you will give it a chance. It’s the real deal. Flavour explosion in your mouth. I love adding this to sandwiches or wraps. Truth be told, I once ate a whole batch straight from the dish.}

Where to Purchase:

If you’d like to pick up a copy of the book, here is a list of retailers. Most retailers will be stocking the book on shelves as of today. Don’t forget, if you purchase this week you can score my Bonus Recipe Bundle featuring 10 extra recipes not found in the cookbook!

I just got word that Costco (Toronto and Vancouver locations) will be selling the cookbook too, so keep your eyes peeled! We’re hoping it will be in other locations eventually too.

Social Media fun:

Many of you have been sharing social media pictures of the OSG cookbook in local bookstores, as it arrives in the mail, and recipes you’ve already made. It’s been so much fun to see this and I’ve been re-tweeting as many as I can keep up with. Please keep sharing your photos on twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest using the hashtag #osgcookbook and also tag @ohsheglows #ohsheglows so others can see what you’re making too. Thanks again for all your excitement and support!! You sure know how to make a girl feel loved.

Canada AM:

I’m off early to Toronto as I’m going to be on Canada AM this morning. Be sure to tune in if you can (I don’t think I go on until after 8:30am ET). I will be talking about the cookbook, sharing a few recipes, and trying not to be a fool on live TV. bahaha. Wish me luck! xoxo

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debbie fiedler March 4, 2014

Hi angela what an exciting day for you I have preordered my book and cant wait for it to be delivered down under well done

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Jennifer Crewe March 4, 2014

I am waiting eagerly for my book to arrive down under as well. I have received notification that it has been dispatched. I am so looking forward to getting on with the cooking.

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Fräulein K. March 4, 2014

looks great, hope i can buy it in germany one day too ;)

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Karla March 4, 2014
Miller March 6, 2014

Just made the broccoli & cashew cheese-quinoa burrito’s. Absolutely yummy! I am gluten and lactose intolerant and these really fill my need for creamy goodness.

I love your cookbook. It is visually beautiful, most recipes are gluten free or can be modified. So much choice! Love it, love it!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 7, 2014

Oh good choice on making the broccoli and cheese burritos! I love those too. Thanks for your support! I hope you enjoy many more to come. :)

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Lousi March 4, 2014

I woke up this morning to an e-mail from Amazon that my book is finally coming today! I can’t wait to see it. Good luck on Canada AM! I wish I could see it, but I’ll be at work. You’ll be amazing.

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dani March 4, 2014

Hi!
I love your website and would love to get my hands on your book
I’m in Australia though, is there a way I can get it?

- Dani.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2014

Hey Dani,
I think there are a couple options for you right now! I know The Book Depository ships internationally so you can check that website out (there is a link from my book page too). I also heard there will be an e-book available starting today so you might want to consider that option too. Thanks so much for your interest!

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debbie fiedler March 4, 2014

Dani I to am in australia and ordered mine from the book depository free shipping

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erin March 4, 2014

Everything looks amazing! Are there recipes in your book not featured on this blog??

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2014

Hey Erin, great question! There are around 75 NEW recipes and an additional 25 “reader favourite” recipes that I re-vamped. Hope this helps!

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Djoeke March 4, 2014

Congrats! :)
I’m expecting the book this week in my mailbox. :) Can’t wait to start with the recipes!

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Jamie March 4, 2014

Congratulations! Can’t wait to pick up the book…I’ll be off to the bookstore this week!

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Andrea March 4, 2014

This is the first book I’ve ever pre-ordered; it arrived yesterday and it is beautiful! Can’t wait to try out some recipes. Congratulations!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2014

Thank you Andrea!! I’m honoured to be your first pre-order haha

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Emily @ It Comes Naturally Blog March 4, 2014

Good luck :-) Can’t wait until I can get it in the UK :-)

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AMANDA March 4, 2014

oh i can wait to get this!!!! love it CONGRATS!

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Marielle | Vega in Vianen March 4, 2014

Ugh, I really can’t wait! According to Amazon, the book has been shipped, now it just needs to cross a bit of ocean :) I just got the bundle with extra recipes, I almost forgot… They look amazing, I am so excited to have the whole thing in my hands soon and delve into it. Best late Christmas gift ever :)

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PoPpy @ Persistence Over Perfection March 4, 2014

How exciting, well done and congratulations! The book looks and sounds absolutely fab, and I can’ wait to get my hands on a copy :)

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nina March 4, 2014

Just ordered it. Cant wait for the book. Greetings from Slovenia!

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Cara's Healthy Cravings March 4, 2014

Can’t wait to see it in person, I ordered my copy the other day.
Good luck with Cananda AM, I am sure you will rock it.

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Cara's Healthy Cravings March 4, 2014

Hopefully they will stream it online afterwards so I can see it, I don’t have cable, or I would be tuning in :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2014

Yes, I think it’s on their website now actually! :) I’ll try to embed it on my blog this week if I can.

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Carmi March 4, 2014

Just watched it online. You ‘nailed it’ Angela. Well done! Enjoy the journey.

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Cathryn G March 4, 2014

I just went on to the CanadaAM website and watched it, everything looked great! Congratulations!

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Cara's Healthy Cravings March 5, 2014

Finally got a chance to watch your segment, it was fabulous!
You spoke very confidently and eloquently, great job.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 5, 2014

Thanks guys!!! So happy you got to see it :)

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Maryea {happy healthy mama} March 4, 2014

Congratulations, Angela! What an epic day for you. The finished product looks lovely–I will certainly be picking up a copy!

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Veganopoulous March 4, 2014

Congratulations! I ordered your book from Book Depository earlier today. They have pretty fast shipping to Australia usually but I am already sooo hanging out for it to arrive :D

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2014

Thanks for ordering! I so hope it comes quick too!! I’m so impatient when it comes to my mail. heh

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Natalie March 4, 2014

Congratulations Angela, I hope you are feeling proud and accomplished. The visuals alone are spectacular and I haven’t even looked at the book yet (it might take a while for my copy to arrive in Australia). Thank you for continuing to be a source of food happiness in my life :-)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2014

Thank you so much Natalie! This means so much to me. You’ll have to let me know what you make first!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks March 4, 2014

Angela I am just BLOWN AWAY by the gorgeousness of the images! I mean, your talent is just remarkable!!! I cannot wait to get my hands on it. Congrats again, so many many many times over!! You deserve this to be a huge bestseller!!! xoxo

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2014

Thanks my dear! You are too kind. I owe you an email too! Miss our chats :) xoxo

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Melissa March 4, 2014

Congratulation Angela! The book is beautiful and I’ve already tried a few recipes which are delicious! As a long time follower and fan, I am so happy for you!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2014

Thanks Melissa, so happy to hear this!

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MIZ March 4, 2014

BIG BIG BIG BIG CONGRATS ANGELA!!

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Linda dc March 4, 2014

Hope it gets to Australia

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cheri March 4, 2014

Congrats! Will be picking up a copy of your book. Looks amazing!

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Tina Muir March 4, 2014

How exciting!!! This is something we all dream of! You have earned it though! I want to thank you for all the wonderful recipes you have shared with us over the years. I can’t wait to get a copy of your book so I can try out your recipes anytime.

As an elite athlete, my nutrition is very important to making sure my training goes well, and I am able to race to my potential. I have made a number of your recipes, and I know they have helped me get the nutrients I need, without sacrificing taste. I know I will continue to use your recipes to become even better. Olympic A Standards….I am coming for you :)

Thanks so much Angela :)

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Breanna March 4, 2014

Good luck Angela! Did anyone else wake up and their first first thought was ‘Angela’s cookbook comes today!’ ? Just me? Haha I am Sooooo excited and so proud of you Angela for all that you have accomplished. You are such an inspiration. And Go Canada :)

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Suzanne @ hello, veggy! March 4, 2014

Congrats on this HUGE accomplishment! I wish I could watch your tv debut!

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 4, 2014

HUGE Congrats Ange! I’m so excited for you that the day is finally here. You have worked SO hard and I’m unbelievably proud of you. Like I said in my post yesterday, I get shivers up my spine just thinking about all of this! Good luck today – I know you will be amazing!!

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Anele @ Success Along the Weigh March 4, 2014

Congratulations on your big day! I’m so happy for you!! The pictures are stunning. Truly.

It’s on my wish list. I can’t wait to get it!

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Mandy March 4, 2014

Congrats! I received mine yesterday and I was SO excited! You did a fantastic job. It is beautiful and has lots of yummy recipes I can’t wait to try!!!

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Emily March 4, 2014

Congratulations Angela! I can’t wait for your book to arrive in my mailbox this week :)

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Megan March 4, 2014

Congrats, what an awesome accomplishment!! Can’t wait to peruse it!!

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Donna March 4, 2014

Congrats! Can’t wait for my book to arrive.

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Shundara@SavyNaturalista March 4, 2014

Congrats Angela! I hope you let us U.S folks know where we can see the broadcast of you on T.V looking forward to it!

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shaunna March 4, 2014

I picked up a copy at Barnes & Noble over the weekend. From cover to cover, it is stunning! I was so excited to see some of my favorite recipes from your blog, plus so many new ones I can’t wait to try. Congratulations Angela!

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Erica { EricaDHouse.com } March 4, 2014

SO excited to see how much this book changes for you!

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Ingrid King March 4, 2014

Congratulations, Angela! There’s no better feeling than launching your first book out into the world.

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Stephanie March 4, 2014

Thank you so much for all you do in sharing your gift with us, Angela! I pre-ordered your cook book and have been stuffed stupid since I opened the bonus bundle. It used to be that I’d eat so I could exercise more, but now I am running so I can eat more. When can we pre-order your next book?

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Daniela March 4, 2014

Congratulations on the new book, Angela! I can’t wait to purchase it. I don’t doubt that all the recipes are incredible. Just seeing some of these pictures makes me wish that I could magically reach into my computer screen and snatch a plate of your yummy food. :)

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roogen March 4, 2014

Happy book release day! I’m so excited to get mine today. Best wishes!

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Alison (Fueling for Fitness) March 4, 2014

I’ve been an adoring fan and reader from the day I discovered your site for the first time. It’s been so amazing watching you grow and mature as a blogger, writer, and now cookbook author. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of your book!! Best of luck today on TV, and enjoy every success that comes your way! xo

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Alana March 4, 2014

Congratulations Angela! I have been a long time follower and am so happy to see your dream become a reality. I got my hands on a copy this past weekend and was truly blown away – the photos & recipes all look incredible. I am so impressed you did all the photos and styling yourself – they are mouthwatering & beautiful! I can’t wait to gift this book to all my friends & family so inspire them towards nutritious & delicious health.

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