Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Breakfast Parfait + Book News

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Aside from smoothies and vegan overnight oats, raw buckwheat porridge is a breakfast staple in my morning rotation. I love breakfasts that are quick and easy and this one surely fits the bill. Similar to smoothies and overnight oats, you can also make buckwheat porridge the night before and store it in the fridge. Throw it into a jar and grab it while running out the door in the morning! How easy is that?

But first – what the heck are raw buckwheat groats?

I’ve talked a lot about buckwheat groats on this blog over the years, but it’s always nice to have a little ingredient refresher. Unlike the name, buckwheat is not a wheat product. It’s actually a fruit seed related to rhubarb and sorrel and it’s naturally gluten-free. Beige and pale green in color, raw buckwheat groats are a great source of protein, fiber, manganese, and magnesium. Be sure not to confuse them with kasha which is toasted buckwheat. Kasha has a stronger, earthier flavour and I much prefer the neutral flavour of raw buckwheat groats. You can find raw buckwheat groats in the bulk food section of Whole Foods, natural food stores, and online. I usually buy it by the 10 pound bag from Upaya Naturals website and the bag lasts for-eva.

To make this porridge, all you do is soak raw buckwheat groats in water overnight (or for at least 2 hours). Soaking buckwheat helps the body digest it better (and it also softens it, making it easier to blend up and chew). After soaking, rinse it off very well and then process it into a delicious raw porridge. Just like smoothies or vegan overnight oats, the flavour options for this are endless! This time, I was in a major chocolate hazelnut mood, so I decided to turn my breakfast into this chocolaty delight…and it did NOT disappoint!

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Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Breakfast Parfait

Vegan, gluten-free, no bake/raw, oil-free, soy-free

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This chocolate porridge is light and healthy without being overly sweet, so it's something you can enjoy in the morning. I added a banana for natural sweetness, a couple tablespoons of cacao powder,  and a hint of vanilla and maple syrup. The porridge is great all on its own, but if you want to get fancy, go to town with the toppings. I added toasted hazelnuts, toasted flaked coconut, banana and strawberries, strawberry chia seed jam (from my cookbook), and my homemade vegan nutella.

Yield
2 (1-cup) servings
Soak time
2 hours or overnight
Prep Time
Cook time
0 Minutes
Total Time

Ingredients:

for the porridge:
  • 1 cup raw buckwheat groats, soaked
  • 1 medium/large banana, peeled and roughly chopped
  • scant 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-2 tablespoons liquid sweetener, to taste (I used 1.5 tbsp maple syrup)
  • very small pinch of sea salt
Suggested toppings:
  • Chopped fresh strawberries and sliced banana
  • Chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • Cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips
  • Flaked or shredded shredded toasted coconut
  • Strawberry Chia Seed Jam (from The Oh She Glows Cookbook)
  • Homemade Vegan Nutella (see note for recipe link)

Directions:

  1. Place buckwheat groats into a bowl and cover with water. Soak overnight or for at least 2 hours. Rinse and drain the buckwheat thoroughly to remove the gelatinous coating that forms while soaking. Set aside 1/4 cup of buckwheat groats so you can stir it into the porridge later on (this gives it a slightly crunchy texture).
  2. Place all the porridge ingredients (except for the reserved 1/4 cup groats) into a food processor (or blender) and process (blend) the mixture until combined. I don't process it super smooth as I like a bit of texture to it, but it's your call.
  3. Adjust sweetness to taste. Stir in the reserved 1/4 cup of groats. You can chill it for a couple hours (or overnight) or serve immediately.
  4. In a glass, layer the porridge along with your desired toppings. Or simply serve it up in a bowl.

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Notes:

To make the Homemade Vegan Nutella, see this post.

To make this recipe nut-free, swap a nut-free milk for the almond milk (such as coconut milk). Omit the hazelnuts.

To save time in the morning, make this the night before. Layer it up in a jar and screw on the lid for a portable breakfast!

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Cookbook News

I wanted to share my excitement about some cookbook news that I received this week. I heard from my editors regarding our official first week of sales (the numbers come from Bookscan and Booknet). Last week, The Oh She Glows Cookbook was the #1 best-selling cookbook in the US, as well as the 4th best-selling trade paperback book in the US overall. Here in Canada, it was the bestselling cookbook, as well as the #3 bestselling non-fiction book overall. I am completely over the moon with gratitude and I can’t thank you enough for all your support. Thank you for welcoming my recipes in your home, sharing the book with others, and spreading the word that vegan recipes can be both delicious and good for you all at once. I really feel like it’s a dream come true.

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1 Sarah March 14, 2014

Congrats on the book news! Very exciting! Does that mean you will be on more mainstream media, especially on American TV? If so, please tweet out ahead of time…I missed your canada am live appearance :(

I love buckwheat groats! I eat them every morning but never thought to blend them up like this! Will have to try!

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2 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 14, 2014

Thank you Sarah. Hopefully, we’ll see. :)
You can still watch the Canada AM video (it’s linked on my book page near the bottom under TV appearances. Hope this helps!

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3 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! March 14, 2014

Congrats on all the great book sales! I bought another copy for my sister who’s birthday we’re celebrating today! I turned her on to your blog and I know she will be SO excited to get the book!

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4 Angela March 14, 2014

Thanks Kaila – I hope your sis enjoys it!

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5 Natalie March 14, 2014

I have to get me some buckwheat groats! I swear, I don’t know how you do it with your gorgeous photography, I want to eat to lick the computer monitor! (and your Canadian? I love you even more now!) Girlfriend, you deserve all the success and credit you are getting!

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6 Tania Thompson March 14, 2014

Congratulations, Angela, on how well the book is doing! I’m loving my copy and can’t wait to share it with my friends! And I thought you were great on Canada AM. :-)

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7 Chicago Jogger March 14, 2014

Congrats!! That is amazing news. I’m going to have to pick up a copy :) Love the sound of this recipe too, as usual!

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8 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh March 14, 2014

I think I’m going to make this for the Mr. He’s a nutella and strawberry freak so this is right up his alley. Oops, here he comes…act normal.

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9 Monica March 14, 2014

Congratulations!! Though I can’t say I’m surprised, I’ve been impressing vegans and omnivores alike with your recipes for over a year.

The Glow must be spreading!

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10 Katie March 14, 2014

Congratulations!! Any success you have is so well deserved! =D

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11 Abby @ The Frosted Vegan March 14, 2014

Ahh so exciting about your cookbook! You are going to rule the world soon woman : )

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12 suzanne March 14, 2014

HI Angela
This looks so good – the raw buckwheat groats is one of the first recipes I wanted to try from your cookbook too…but is it good hot as well as cold? I am not sure my kids will go with the ‘cold porridge’ idea (new things can be tough around here!). This version looks particularly good – and I have hazelnuts just waiting to be made into nutella :-)

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13 suzanne March 14, 2014

just read the cookbook news – WOW – CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You so deserve it! The day I got my book in the mail, I told my husband that you have a special gift – a light – that comes thru in all you do. You truly are blessed and we are fortunate to receive all that you share. Thank you for your open heart, your generous spirit and of course your photographic and culinary perfection!

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14 Angela March 14, 2014

Thank you, Suzanne. I’m so grateful for your support!
I haven’t tried the porridge heated up but I can’t see why it wouldn’t be good too. Let me know if you try it out!

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15 Jamie March 16, 2014

I like to think of this as “pudding” not “porridge”. I just made it and I can’t get enough! Thanks, Angela. And congrats!

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16 Shundara@SavyNaturalista March 14, 2014

Congrats Angela ! I love this porridge now I gotta go get me some buckwheat groats!

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17 Emily @ It Comes Naturally Blog March 14, 2014

Congrats – that’s such good news. Talking of news – hows Sketchie getting on? xxx

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18 Angela March 14, 2014

He’s in great spirits and back to his crazy self. Also, eating lots which is great because he lost a lot of weight over the past several months.

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19 Sharon March 14, 2014

Amazing news about the book being Number One! I can’t say I’m surprised. You’re hard work is paying off and you totally deserve all this success. As someone who has read your blog from very early on, I am so proud of your journey and am inspired. Heartfelt congratulations! :)

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20 Heather March 14, 2014

Congrats on the amazing cookbook news Angela! You deserve all the success. All the recipes I’ve made from the book have been to die for and I plan on buying several more copies for friends!

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21 Andrea B March 14, 2014

Congratulations!! You are living proof that taking a leap of faith and following your gut to pursue your passion really does pay off and dreams really do come true. So proud of your success (from one Canadian gal to another!!!)

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22 Jan March 14, 2014

Thanks so much for all of your wonderful work, have been following your blog for ages and when I found out you were publishing a cookbook I commented that I don’t buy cookbooks, but yours I would buy! One of my yoga students kindly purchased it for me! And in speaking with one of her friends, another food blogger that apparently is also a friend of yours, she passed on my story of “never buying cooking books but yours” and the friend-in-common passed the story on to you… Love the six-degrees of separation foodies live within!

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23 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 14, 2014

Hey Jan!

haha small world, isn’t it?? Yes Amy shared the story with me last week!! I still have a warm and fuzzy feeling, I tell ya! Thank you so much for your excitement over my book. I hope you enjoy many recipes to come. xo

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24 Baby June March 14, 2014

This looks like my kind of breakfast! :) I might make this with regular oats–the combination of chocolate hazelnut + strawberry chia jam just sounds delicious, especially with the warmer weather finally around the corner.

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25 Holly March 14, 2014

Congratulations! My husband and I love the book and have been making recipes from it all week. Delicious!!

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26 Kevin @ StartEatingReal March 14, 2014

That looks delicious. I really need to start to diversify my breakfasts to include some of these overnight recipes. I’ve done them before and love them, but never think of preparing them the night before, hah.

Congrats on the book sales, it must be so exciting!

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27 Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy March 14, 2014

That is amazing news about your book. Congratulations. Well deserved :)

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28 Simple Green Moms March 14, 2014

So excited about your book… you rock!!! very exciting!!! almost as exciting as this delicious recipe looks lol ;)

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29 char eats greens March 14, 2014

ANGE!!! So amazing. You SO deserve it!! I think you success you’ve had so far is so deserving because you are such an awesome person!! :)

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30 Kate March 14, 2014

Yum! What a great way to use buckwheat, and I love that you can top it with a bunch of different things.

Also, I have been loving your new cookbook. What an amazing accomplishment!

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31 Lili March 14, 2014

Congrats! Anyone can write a cookbook, but it takes someone special to create recipes that become family favourites.

I’ve made your guacamole three times this week. I usually put mango in mine (something I discovered on a trip to Tuscon), but strawberries bring it to a whole new level. YUM.

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32 Angela March 14, 2014

Oh glad to hear you are enjoying the guac!! I think I need to put it on the menu this weekend. :) It’s a great late winter/spring recipe!

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33 Carissa March 14, 2014

I am so sad I saw this recipe at 7:30 am now have to wait 24 hours to eat it!
We are loving your cookbook in our house, the avocado cream sauce on the enchiladas was a particular hit, ummm maybe I’ll have that for breakfast. Pretty much every day since it arrived your recipes have made it onto our plates at one meal or another! I particularly liked the tea and had it last night as a dessert. Thank you!

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34 Angela March 14, 2014

I would totally support the avocado cream sauce for breakfast…it would be great over the savory oats actually! Thanks for your kind words about the book.

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35 Carissa March 15, 2014

We tried it and loved it. Was perfect before my morning dog walk. Next time I think I’ll blend it the day before so we can eat and run. Am imagining a chocolate-almond-cherry version already! Thanks!

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36 Miet March 14, 2014

Congratulations! You deserve it – it is a great book!!

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37 nicollette March 14, 2014

Congrats Angela! I’m so glad after following your blog I now have a print version to swoon over!

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38 Ashley March 14, 2014

Eeeeeee! CONGRATS lady!!!! So so thrilled for you. And a big yu-um to this breakfast. xoxo

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39 Angela March 14, 2014

Thanks my dear!
PS- Do my photos look extra moody today??? haha. I may have whipped out the black board just for you!

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40 Ashley March 14, 2014

YES! I totally noticed and meant to ask if you found a black umbrella, haha. :) Love that 2nd photo especially!

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41 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 14, 2014

whohoo, hah. No umbrella yet, just a black board. But I’m on the hunt…hoping they aren’t sold out everywhere! ;)

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42 Veganopoulous March 14, 2014

Congratulations!!! My book arrived a couple of days ago and it’s gorgeous. I’m buying one for my sister :)

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43 AutumnTao March 14, 2014

The book is beautiful. I’ve been a long-time reader and am so pleased you had the chance to write a cookbook. It’s been a pleasure taking this journey with you. I’ve mentioned this before, but we cook a lot of your recipes and call you “the Canadian” in our house–LOL. My husband knows exactly what I mean :) Bask in this amazing success! And thanks for making veganism so delicious and sexy. XO Renée in Jersey

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44 Angela March 14, 2014

Thank you guys for all your kind words! xo

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45 Kristen March 14, 2014

I bought your cookbook and absolutely LOVE it! It feels like Christmas every day as I have been cooking my way through it. Amazing job!!!

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46 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar March 14, 2014

This looks insaaaane I love the look of this recipe!

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47 Sol March 14, 2014

Just made it this morning (fortunately I had some raw buckwheat soaking overnight in my fridge) and it is really good. The chia seed jam goes really well with it (made a combination of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries!). Planning on making the vegan notella soon!
btw- Love our book, I have easily made close to 20 recipes and all of the are a hit.

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48 Mimi March 14, 2014

TGIF because I just added buckwheat groats to my weekend grocery list AND ordered your book!!!! Can’t wait to get it in the mail :)

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49 laurasmess March 14, 2014

Aw yay! Congratulations on the book! I’ll definitely be sharing the link with all of my vegan friends :) As for this pudding, oh my GOSH. It looks divine! I’m really loving breakfast parfaits at the moment, they’re perfect for warm mornings in the sunshine. I’ll be trying this recipe! xx

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50 Brittany March 14, 2014

Wow! I just found your blog and am in LOVEEEE and drooling! ;) I can’t wait to get into my kitchen! Your photos are simply beautiful too! I am just curious, why do you not list nutrition facts on your recipes? (Hope you do not mind my asking) xo

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51 Adeline Halvorson March 14, 2014

I’m so excited for you! Congratulations!! I love the cookbook and have made several of the recipes. In fact it’s time for Apple Pie Oatmeal for breakfast again. Tomorrow I think I’ll try this new recipe from your post. I’ve long recommended your blog as my favorite vegan recipe source and I’m so glad you did a cookbook. Thanks!
Adeline

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52 Kathryn March 14, 2014

Awesome book news! How is Sketchie?

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53 Brittany March 14, 2014

Congratulations on all your cookbook success!!!! You are truly an inspiration! I have recommended your blog to so many friends and family members. Your blog is amazing and your cookbook is phenomenal!! Congrats on everything!!!!

Brittany

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54 Kammie @ Sensual Appeal March 14, 2014

Oh my, how beautiful is this… fantastic breakfast!

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55 Sherry in Chicago March 14, 2014

Great press today in the well + Good nyc email, see the link blow. Congrats!

http://www.wellandgoodnyc.com/2014/03/14/7-innovative-ingredient-staples-vegan-pantry/

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56 Shannon March 14, 2014

HUGE congrats on the book news! And I just want to say thank you for explaining that buckwheat groats do NOT taste the same as kasha. For years–YEARS–I have cringed at recipes with buckwheat because I still can’t get the taste of kasha out of my mind (taste buds?). Even as I was reading the beginning this post I was shaking my head and thinking “oh, no ma’am.” I’ll eat just about anything, but making kasha one night in the quest to try different grains was a traumatic experience I never hope to repeat. However, I would definitely be open to trying raw, soaked groats if they don’t have the same (or even similar…) taste as kasha–and specifically in the form of this recipe. So, thank you again for the clarification! :)

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57 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 14, 2014

yes raw groats taste so much better!! such a neutral flavour. :)

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58 Mandy D March 14, 2014

Yay!! I am so so SO happy for you. I love your blog so much and I am so thrilled for you! It should be #1! A healthy cookbook! Who would pass that up! By the way this recipe looks deadly! Can’t wait to try it!!

Thanks Angela!

– Mandy @ MandysHealthyLife.com

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59 Rae March 14, 2014

Angela, I am an emotional hot mess! The news you have shared about the success of your cookbook (although, not surprising :) ) had me welling up. Even now I am choking back tears. I have only commented once before but have been reading your blog everyday since March of 2011. It was here that I made the decision to become vegan and dedicated my life to my families nourishment. You have touched many and we truly share in your success. Thank-you!
Now, if only my book would hurry up and get here!

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60 Whitney @ Jewhungry March 14, 2014

Beautiful recipe! Ok, so for the impatient folks out there (read: me), is there anyway around the overnight soak or that’s paramount?

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61 Mooncow March 14, 2014

Congratulations on the book sales! Your photos on this blog are SPECTACULAR, by the way!

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62 Maryea {happy healthy mama} March 14, 2014

Wow! How very exciting! Congratulations on your very much-deserved success.

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63 Alex @ Kenzie Life March 14, 2014

You totally deserve all the praise for the cookbook. I’m definitely buying a few copies as gifts for people this year, to show them that vegan food can be delicious and healthy and not overwhelming to make. The photographs are stunning and it’s obvious a lot of work went into this! That being said, I love mine and can’t wait to make everything–especially the nacho dip! Congrats Angela!

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64 Jessi March 14, 2014

Congrats Angela! Your cookbook is absolutely phenomenal – I haven;t had a lot of time to try many of the recipes yet, but I have made your doughnuts twice ;) It is a truly beautiful book – your photos, your heart, and your recipes. I have my first book coming out later this year and I can only hope it will be NEARLY as beautiful.

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65 Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen March 14, 2014

Congratulations Angela on your book success – you recipes, positivity and vegan lifestyle is truly an inspiration to us all!
This recipe really makes me want to try buckwheat groats asap! This looks like such a delicious and heart breaky :) Thx for another beautiful recipe!

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66 Cassie March 14, 2014

Congrats!

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67 julie March 14, 2014

I’m loving the cookbook so far! I’m allergic to bananas (weird, yes) though – any suggestion for a substitute for this and the smoothie recipes that have bananas?

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68 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 14, 2014

Hi Julie, you can skip the banana and just sweeten to taste if you’d like. Or you can experiment with other fruit like pears or pitted dates.

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69 julie March 14, 2014

Thank you!

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70 Rose March 14, 2014

Hi Julie, I love using mango instead! :)

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71 Julie March 14, 2014

Thanks! I will try that :)

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72 lea March 14, 2014

congratulations on the success of your book launch that your readers knew would happen. Numero uno and for a VEGAN cookbook no less (speaks volumes).That can only mean that you will get another offer for a second book in the future…. This is only the beginning….
How lucky for all of us!

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73 Erin March 14, 2014

That’s fantastic news about your book, Angela – congratulations! I have told so many people about it and bought if for my family. It’s my favorite cookbook in years! You should be very proud :)

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74 Stephanie March 14, 2014

I don’t normally buy books and have NEVER purchased a cookbook but I just had to buy 2 copies of yours! One for me and one as a gift and I’m still pondering possibly getting my hands on a couple more copies for gifts.

It is a beautiful cookbook and I am very excited to work my way through it. I am so happy to hear of your success!

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75 Nicole March 14, 2014

I also rarely purchase cookbooks but I had to have hers.

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76 Jenni March 14, 2014

First of all, CONGRATULATIONS on your cookbook! I must say, I’m not surprised. Your blog is one of the most beautiful blogs (and not just in the vegan world, or the health and wellness world, but simply in general) I’ve ever seen or followed. Your recipes and all your photographs are incredible.

Secondly, this looks like heaven. I have a question, though. Do you HAVE to blend raw buckwheat groats after soaking them? Have you ever eaten them as porridge without blending? This particular recipe might not come together as well without blending, but I’m curious if I could just soak and rinse them, and then top them with banana and maple syrup or something.

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77 Kirsten L. March 14, 2014

Your blog was the first vegan blog I came across when trying out a new way of eating. Like you, I suffered from an eating disorder for years! Thank you for being an inspiration to those of us who have been through a disorder, and showing those that still suffer that there is a way to enjoy great tasting food that nourishes our bodies. I was so excited when I got your book I read it cover to cover that day! Congratulations on all the success with your book and I hope you have many more successes through the years!!

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78 Rose March 14, 2014

Finally! Your book came in the mail yesterday (I pre-ordered it but why does international shipping have to take so long? ;) ) I was so happy, it looks amazing! I’ve made the present Glo bars today and they’re sooo good. I can’t wait to try every single recipe in there. Congratulations on your lovely cookbook :)

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79 Nicole March 14, 2014

Congratulations on your success and this huge milestone in your life! You are such an inspiration. I’m beyond excited to get my copy of the book (should be here on March 20). Your fans love you!

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80 Jessica March 14, 2014

Congrats on all the success!! I’m so excited to hear how well the book is doing – that’s amazing!

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81 Adele March 14, 2014

Congratulations and so well deserved!! I am awaiting your book in the mail and cannot wait to read it :) Best wishes! Adele

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82 Richa March 14, 2014

first that parfait looks gorgeous! and second super congratulations on the book news. i have been hearing only rave reviews!

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83 Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats March 14, 2014

Super awesome on the book news, congrats!

I would totally start the morning with this, sounds delicious and love that it is gluten free!

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84 Mercedez March 14, 2014

Hello I love your site and your food is amazing!!!! I actually have two questions; About what percentage of recipes in your cookbook are already on here? Second, as a big breakfast lover, becoming vegan has been a struggle and I still eat eggs because of the lack of breakfast recipes out there for vegans. Thank you for your breakfast recipes and is there anyway you could make a recipe in the future for biscuits and gravy??! It sure would be awesomeeeee :)

Love & Light

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85 Lynne March 14, 2014

Congratulations, Angela. That is fantastic news about your book. I’ve been following your blog for a few years now and am so pleased that you’re doing so well – such well-earned success. :)

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86 Jane March 14, 2014

So…the cookbook. OMG, I have finally found the granola bar recipe I have been looking for all these years. Thank you! This week I’ve made the Tex Mex Casserole, Chana Masala, and Red Lentil Kale Soup. They’ve all met with great reviews from my family (I always ask them to rank the recipes I make on a scale of 1 to 10 – you got 9s and up). Thank you!

And also, I love how your personality really shines through in the cookbook writing. You’re a woman on a mission to share her passion, and you’re also funny and humble too. Perfect mix!

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87 Ana March 14, 2014

I actually grew up on kasha (in an Eastern European country) and we always just called it “buckwheat” without realizing it’s not in its raw state, but rather toasted. And funny enough, I still haven’t tasted raw buckwheat – childhood bonds are strong with me lol

So just for this recipe – I WILL finally get raw buckwheat and enjoy it :) Thanks Angela :)

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88 Nicola March 14, 2014

Congratulations Angela! You deserve it after all of your hard work. I came onto your site to get a pancake recipe for my breakfast tomorrow and this caught my eye. Pancakes can wait because this looks amazing!

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89 Lisa @ Simple Pairings March 14, 2014

Love this, Angela! Buckwheat is one of my very favorite breakfast ingredients. I think it’s so earthy – but very importantly, keeps me full and energized for a long time! Perfect for someone like me who burns and then crashes from carbs so quickly. Love your hazelnut take – especially how it is still so healthy!

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90 Barbara March 14, 2014

This looks really good. Angela have you ever made buckwheat groat tacos? They’re wonderful – after soaking the groats, stir fry in a pan with onion garlic and other taco type seasonings – like cumin and a bit of chile powder. Fill your taco shells then top with salsa, cabbage and some Daiya – they’re amazing. I’ve also used buckwheat groats for my “ground beef” in chile – awesome.

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91 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 14, 2014

Oooooh CONGRATULATIONS ANGE!!! That is such brilliant news! Although I have to say, I had a feeling it might happen – the book is BEAUTIFUL! As for the recipe, I’ve been meaning to start cooking more with buckwheat groats since I found out about my gluten sensitivity, so thanks for the reminder. This sounds like a perfect way to get started!

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92 Kim March 14, 2014

Congrats on such an awesome book!
I’ve enjoyed making and eating a few recipes from it already.
Your glo bars are so yummy!
The sweet potato black bean enchilades were delish.
I can’t wait to try the smoothies…they all look spectacular.
Thanks for all your efforts in not only making great recipes and fantastic photos but for inspiring a meat eater like myself to be excited about Vegan meals more often.

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93 janae @ bring joy March 14, 2014

Yippee! I’m so excited & happy for you Angela. You are doing A-MAZING work with your cookbook & it thrills me to know so many more people are enjoying the goodness of compassionate, healthful meals because of you. Again, so, so happy for you.

I’m a new believer in buckwheat & excited to see a new way to use it. Looks absolutely delish.

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94 Andrea Muzzatti March 14, 2014

You’re amazing! I can’t wait to get to my parents house where I accidentally sent the book!!!

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95 Christine March 14, 2014

I have never had buckwheat groats but your picture makes me want to run to the store right now and get some. Congrats on the cookbook, I am loving my copy and am always telling people about your website. I always receive rave reviews on my leftovers that smell so good at work the next day and it’s my opportunity to tell people where I get the recipes from and to let them know you now have a cookbook. So excited for you.

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96 Gourmet Getaways March 14, 2014

Congratulations on the cookbook! I hope it does wonderfully for you.
What a delicious looking recipe and so healthy!

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97 Rebecca March 14, 2014

Well, I am not surprised. The cookbook is great, mine arrived Wednesday and we have already made two recipes! The timing is great, too; we are close to vegan most of the time (darn eggs, so hard to quit…) but during Lent completely so & in desperate need of new recipes! The nacho dip is amazing! Better than anticipated & I even ate some cold tonight. It’s really good cold on crackers!

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98 Diana March 15, 2014

That is fantastic news, Angela. Congratulations! I just received my copy in the mail today and I am so happy with my purchase. There are so many yummy looking recipes in there and I can’t wait to get cracking on making some of them. I hope you make lots of $$$ from your book sales, you deserve it :-)

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99 The Macadame March 15, 2014

Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!
This recipe looks soooo good. Congrats on your cook book and blog – your photos are so incredible. Such an inspiration!!
The Macadame. xx
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100 Mary March 15, 2014

Congrats on the cookbook! I received one and gave one to a friend. The tomato soup is great! Can’t wait to try more recipes!

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101 Bonnie March 15, 2014

Congratulations on the book sales! I am working my way through the recipes. They are really, really good! And the pictures are so beautiful. I also saw you in the April issue of Chatelaine. Way to go Angela!

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102 Coni March 15, 2014

Angela – congratulations! Your book continues to be my everyday read. And cooking guide! You inspire and bring such goodness to all of us. I can’t express enough my gratitude for sharing all of your recipes and posts. Hugs to Sketchie.

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103 Mandy D March 15, 2014

Mmm yum! Hazelnut and raw buckwheat! So healthy! I just wanted to share my page with you on ‘How to sprout buckwheat at home’! It’s so healthy for you. In fact raw sprouted buckwheat enhances your mood :) I eat it everyday. Here’s a link: mandyshealthylife.com/2014/01/how-to-sprout-buckwheat-at-home.html

Thanks for being so creative Angela!!

– Mandy @ MandysHealthyLife.com

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104 Erica March 15, 2014

Congrats on your sales!! What an accomplishment! I received two of your cookbooks for my birthday last week!!! (Absolutely gorgeous cookbook and I am so excited to try so many of your yummy recipes! ) and yes – I will regift one of the books to make one of my sisters just as happy as I am !

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105 Laura-Jane March 15, 2014

Congrats on the cookbook–how awesome is that?!!!

This parfait also looks amazing. Wow.

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106 Sandi March 15, 2014

I picked up your cookbook from Coles a couple of days ago. I had pre-ordered so I could get the e-sampler as well.
The lady at Coles looked at the title and asked if it was a book about hot flashes!!! Oh She Glows. That totally cracked me up. Apparently she suffers from them quite a bit. So I told her to buy the book, it couldn’t hurt.
I am enjoying the book, and I am looking at today’s buckwheat groats recipe and thinking I may have to try that as well.
Keep up the good work, I love to see your email in my inbox.
Cheers

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107 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 19, 2014

haha that’s too funny! Thanks for picking up the book, I hope you enjoy many recipes to come! Happy cooking.

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108 Linda March 15, 2014

Your cookbook is amazing. I receives it Tuesday and used it that night and again on Wednesday. The tempeh recipe is fabulous! I am so glad you are receiving the credit you deserve!

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109 Vicki March 15, 2014

Hi Angela,
I received your cook book almost 2 weeks ago and I read it all through! Congratulations, the recipes are appealing and the pictures beautiful!
– reader from Montreal

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110 Kelsey Bjorndalen March 15, 2014

Way to go Angela! Been following your blog for a long time and I wish you all the best in your new adventure! Very exciting!!!!

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111 Rachel B March 15, 2014

Hey just to let you know your cookbook has made it across the pond and has made itself at home with me in the North of England! I already have the Yolos in the freezer (that’s the ones we haven’t already demolished and I plan on making the avocado pasta sauce soon. I’m not a vegan but I just love to read your plant-based recipes. I’ve made a few off your website (the cookie dough balls were a hit at work) and they always work, even though sometimes I have to tweak to find UK ingredients (and something a bit cheaper than maple syrup when you use in by the gallon! It’s expensive here!). Malt extract is a good substitute, I don’t know if you have it in Canada?

Thanks for the inspiration – I feel healthier just reading it! And I will have to try the buckwheat porridge – was thinking of giving the one in the book a go tomorrow but the chocolate hazelnut verson looks even better!

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112 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 20, 2014

Hey Rachel,
Thanks for all your support! I’m so happy you are enjoying the recipes and cookbook so far. :) And how exciting to know that it’s over in North England! Very cool.

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113 Rebecca March 15, 2014

Congratulations! I just received your (pre-ordered) cookbook! I love it. SO many great recipes!

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114 Anna {Herbivore Triathlete} March 15, 2014

Congratulations Angela that is very exciting news! I am also happy to hear that Sketchie is feeling better and eating again, that is fantastic. This breakfast looks lovely. I just recently began eating buckwheat groats as a hot porridge, I will have to try it cold and blended. Love the nutella and chia jam additions.

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115 Tash March 15, 2014

Firstly this looks amazing! I can’t wait to make it. Secondly, congrats on the success of your book!!!! I’m with the others and loooove it! I haven’t even had a proper chance to look through it. But everything looks amazing and I love all the images, they inspire me to make all the recipes haha! Well done :)

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116 Sandy March 15, 2014

Yum! I love your breakfast parfaits – what a decadent way to start the morning. I’m going to have to try these for my little strawberry (and buckwheat!) -loving toddler! I just wanted to add my congratulations to you on the success of your cookbook – it is very well-deserved! Your homemade rolos alone make you a genuis in my book! :) I saw you on Canada AM and you did so great! You are just as lovely “in person” as I thought you would be!

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117 Karla March 15, 2014

Congratulations on your cookbook success! I just ordered the book and can’t wait to receive it. Just a quick question you had the bundle recipe offer a while back, would you be offering it again or selling it separate? I am pretty sad I missed out on that and I would love to get that as well.

Thank you :)

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118 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 17, 2014

Hey Karla, Thanks for your support with the cookbook! We can still hook you up with the bundle – just shoot us an email to preorder[at]ohsheglows[dot]com

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119 Andrea March 15, 2014

I just bought your book at Costco here in Vancouver and have spent this dreary rainy day making Classic Glo Bars! They are TO.DIE. FOR. I will never buy granola bars again for my 3 kid’s lunches. They were so easy to make and so yummy. Your cookbook is beautiful and the recipes are delish. I made the marinated mushrooms last night and had the miso power bowl for lunch yesterday. By the end of the week, I hope I am glowing too!
Cograts on a great book Angela. I love it.

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120 Daniela March 16, 2014

Mom and I got the book yesterday and we are incredibly excited to start making some of your yummy recipes. The book is just lovely and I’m sure the recipes are even better! Congratulations on all your success! You definitely deserve it. :)

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121 Susan M March 16, 2014

Love your website and I am excited I ordered your book! Congrats. You have done a great job inspiring us newbe vegans. I am not sure I could have made this great adventure of becoming a vegan without the such great ideas and information!
Thank YOU!

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122 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 17, 2014

Wonderful news – thank you so much!

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123 Marta March 16, 2014

Congratulations Angela! I’ve been seeing your cookbook popping up on my girlfriends’ coffee tables. It is beautiful, a foodie work of art!! And it seems every party I go to has at least one delicious recipe from ohsheglows. The success is well-deserved after all of your hard work over the years!!

Marta :D

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124 Sara March 16, 2014

Looks delicious– making this tomorrow!
Thanks for all of your awesome recipes; I love them all!

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125 Arin S March 16, 2014

Could you make this without bananas?

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126 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 17, 2014

Yes you certainly can – just adjust the sweetness as needed. Hope this helps!

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127 Tamara March 16, 2014

That’s amazing about the cookbook sales! Just received my copy (and several extras as gifts for friends!) – loved the introduction and beautiful food photos. Not only are your recipes delicious, your whole approach to food makes me feel good about life in general!

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128 Kira - The Healthable Old Soul March 16, 2014

It is like beautiful artwork full of not just flavors but passion!

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129 Loie March 16, 2014

Looks yummy!!!

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130 Sarah March 16, 2014

Just picked up the cookbook last weekend – I couldn’t wait. I’ve made two things so far and am making the vegetable curry tonight. It’s a beautiful book, congratulations. I hope it’s the first of many!

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131 Monica March 16, 2014

I bought your cookbook yesterday and already made two recipes!
I absolutely love it! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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132 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 17, 2014

Thank you Monica! I’m so happy to hear this. :)

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133 merry March 17, 2014

I just wanted to say that your cookbook is absolutely amazing. I love it! And I think you are amazing too – a very very inspiring woman. Good luck with all that you do. And thank you for doing all that you do.

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134 Katrina March 17, 2014

Hi Angela,

I got your cookbook a few days ago and I can’t get over how beautiful it is and how much I love it! I’m planning to buy more copies to give as gifts to friends. Congratulations on a job very well done, and I’m so glad I came across your blog a few months ago! Your are truly an inspiration in so many ways.

Katrina

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135 Kathy March 17, 2014

Your cookbook just arrived I was actually grateful for a four hour ride in the car this past weekend so I could devour it from cover to cover. I “entertained” my husband for hours reading the recipes while he drove. :) I am nearly 63 years old and have been following your blog for approximately 2 years. I enjoy it tremendously and have recommended it to my daughters and friends. Your recipe for overnight oats was the first thing I tried and it has become my go-to breakfast. Green monsters are a close second. My goal now is to try each and every one of the recipes in your book and incorporate my favorites in my regular meal rotation. My husband is always asking me why I keep trying new recipes instead of sticking with the “tried and true”, but with your recipes looking and sounding so wonderful, how can I resist? Congratulations, Angela and I wish you continued success!

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136 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 19, 2014

Hi Kathy,
Thank you so much for your lovely words about my book! I appreciate it so much and I’m thrilled you are enjoying it so far. Thanks for all your support!

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137 Stephanie L March 17, 2014

Glad that sales are going well! I love love mine. Hubby (who is NOT vegan) is excited about the upcoming enchiladas with avocado cream sauce. LOL

I have referred several people who are looking to add more meatless meals to both the blog and the cookbook. Nothing better out there, period.

Love this idea! Buckwheat groats are new for me, so I’ll have to look further into it, but breakfast on the run is me all over. Chia seed pudding and overnight oats are regulars.

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138 LaCuisineHelene March 17, 2014

I bought your book. Can’t wait to start cooking. Thanks and congrats!

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139 Jordan @ The Blonde Vegan March 17, 2014

Ok, this looks/sounds like my PERFECT breakfast. And OMG, the NUMBER ONE best-selling cookbook in the US?! Angela. You’re astounding. Nothing to be surprised about, because the book is amazing but I am so proud of you. Keep doing amazing things, my love!!! And I will definitely be making this breakfast ASAP.

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140 Chelsie @ Chelsie Nicole Health Coaching March 17, 2014

This sounds so delicious! I teach plant based cooking lessons and this week we are focusing on breakfast… this might just have to be worked into the mix :)

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141 Alexandra March 17, 2014

This looks and sounds delicious!
Do you think this would work with chia seeds for a chia seed pudding? I’d never heard of buckwheat groats but now I am really curious to try it! It looks like a dessert and with the jam it sounds like heaven. I can’t wait to try this!

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142 Janine March 17, 2014

I’ve been following your blog for years, and in this my first post-college year, your recipes have been a godsend when I’ve suddenly found myself back in my parents’ house with their sometimes questionable eating habits (‘What? We had a *vegetarian* dinner, doesn’t that mean it negates the half of a cake we’re about it ear?”).

When I got my copy of the cookbook I squealed with delight. “Yay, Angela!!” I explained to my mom that even though we’ve never met, and likely never will, how happy I was for you that you’ve had this great success. Congrats many times over, Angela!

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143 Lindsay @ VeganYumminess March 17, 2014

CONGRATS on the book sales, Angela! :) :) I am more than excited to get my copy in the mail this week from Amazon. Andddd…this breakfast parfait just might have to happen this week in my house. Looks scrumptious.

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144 Virginia March 17, 2014

Love these recipes so much! Thank you!

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145 debbie fiedler March 17, 2014

My cookbook arrived in australia today cant wait to get cooking my friend said and I quote “who thought vegan could look so good”

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146 Krutarth Engineer March 18, 2014

This is nice recipe.

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147 Heather Christo March 18, 2014

I just found your blog and am so excited to have done so. My daughter was recently diagnosed with severe food allergies which has left me in a constant search for vegan gluten free recipes and trying to understand some new ways of cooking and eating. I am very excited to explore your archives. This parfait looks amazing, she would be one happy girl to wake up to this!

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148 gary March 18, 2014

These look great, can’t wait to try them at the weekend. I made some Vegan Nanaimo bars from a recipe over on greedyvegangirl.com yesterday, so got to get through them first! They are delicious also!!

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149 brittany March 18, 2014

So excited to hear about how well your cookbook is doing! You are more than deserving of it! I can’t wait to try this recipe! It looks amazing!

p.s. I have been sending positive thoughts to sketchie. Hope he is feeling better!

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150 Karen March 18, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS ANGELA!!!!

You deserve every bit of this! I love your cookbook! and have been following your blog for the last 2 years. Everytime I make one of your recipes and take it to friends or church it is ALWAYS a hit! even the die hard meat eaters love it and don’t even ask me where is the meat…lol ;)

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151 Allison @ Clean Wellness March 18, 2014

Wow! So well-deserved. I’ve been enjoying my book so much! You’re a household name now with my family and close friends.

And this recipe looks incredible!

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152 Heather March 18, 2014

Congratulations on the book – I can’t wait to hear all about it!

I need to make this A.S.A.P. – yummy!

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153 Anne March 18, 2014

Not shocked on the cookbook news – I have read you for years, pre ordered the book, and as of tonight have made three recipes! It is one of the very best vegan cookbooks that I have had. The cashew curry was the first great curry I made, and the tex mex casserole (there should have been a spicy warning!) is now going to be a staple. Thank you for sharing!

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154 Lemira March 18, 2014

Hi! I’ve been lurking on your site and love it! I got your cookbook for me and gave one to my Mom, who is vegan. I tried the overnight oats and they were awesome! I ate for breakfast and lunch! I’m not vegan, but am incorporating more plant based recipes into my diet. The cookbook definitely helps. Keep up the great work and congrats on all your success! Truly inspirational!

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155 kristen March 18, 2014

Congratulations Angela!!!! You so deserve it!! You have inspired so many amazing, delicious and healthy meals over the past 3 years! I can’t wait to get my copy!!! Get it girl!!! :)

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156 Tonya March 19, 2014

Angela, congratulations on your book’s success! It is so lovely. Your photography is inspiring and I love that there is a photo for every recipe. There are so many recipes that I want to try!

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157 Giovanna March 19, 2014

Dear Angela, I got my book and I have to say is beautiful, I have tried several recipes already and made this buckwheat parfait , all of the recipes are delicious , no wonder your book is number one!!! Congratulations ! You are amazing .

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158 Kitty Gray March 19, 2014

Congrats on the book!! Very exciting!!

I just had a question about the ingredients of the porridge. Could I use roasted buckwheat groats?? Also, there is no hazelnuts in the porridge.

Thanks,

Kitty

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159 Kitty Gray March 19, 2014

Maybe it would compromise the taste??

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160 Kitty March 22, 2014

Angela, I tried the roasted buckwheat at my friends. Now I know they could not work for this recipe.

I made this recipe this morning. It was delicious and satisfying.

Thanks so much!!

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161 Betty Abel March 19, 2014

Made this and all I can say is WOW!!! I love it so much I have had it 3 mornings in a row! So delicious that I can definitely say that this will be a weekly meal!!! Thank you so much!!!

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162 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 20, 2014

I’m so happy to hear that Betty!

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163 PinaColada March 20, 2014

Congratulations on the success of your book Angela!! You deserve it!! Your recipes are made with love and care and are so easy and delicious – my mouth is literally watering when I read your cookbook because I’m so excited to start cooking! I thank you for making me believe that I can actually cook delicious food because you make it so simple and I can tell you’re a genuine and a good person too – I believe people who do good work always get rewarded :) I also think the success of this blog and the book hints at a rising interest in vegan and vegetarian food more broadly in the general population – always a good thing in my book! :) Keep up the fabulous, fabulous work, Angela!! :D

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164 Cindy March 20, 2014

I am not allowed banana due to some medical issues, can u sub. The banana for something else..

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165 becca March 22, 2014

i’m not surprised about the success of the cookbook. i haven’t stopped gushing to all my friends and family about it since i bought it!

i did end up making the overnight buckwheat porridge recipe from the book, but discovered it had a very sandy/gritty texture that was super unpalatable! it might be that i did something wrong with the recipe, or that buckwheat groats are just not my cup of tea. :( but i do totally want to try this chocolate-hazelnut-banana version with regular oats, i think that’d be amazing! :)

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166 Jennifer March 25, 2014

Congratulations on your cookbook and your pregnancy, you deserve it! I’ve never commented before but I’ve been following your blog for a few years and i’m always so inspired by your recipes and your photography. I’ve ordered the book! xxx

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167 Stef March 28, 2014

Ok so question for you. I bought buckwheat groats and baked them slowly in the oven a few weeks ago. I believe it was the raw- organic kind. I could NOT stomach them…. I tried really hard… Even one spoonful, I had a hard time swallowing…. so I’m very hesitant to ever buy it again…!

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168 kimmythevegan March 30, 2014

Oh I love buckwheat porridge – it is definitely one of my favs as well =) This looks super delicious Angela!

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169 Kathy April 1, 2014

Dear Angela,

This Midwestern girl is sending a heartfelt, “Thank You” for your transparency and passion. I started trying recipes from your blog mid-2013 and loved every single one. The hubby did, too! I’ve been on a health journey much like you and have enjoyed reading how your life has evolved as you listened to what your body was telling you. I’ve found new passion for my plant-based lifestyle, finally discovering a cookbook that isn’t packed with Soy and beans – yours! I read the other day that Costco U.S. Is now going to sell it, so guess what I’m buying my girlfriends for their birthdays? It’s time they glowed! As I see my numbers change (cholesterol 160-was 220), my mood improve (much to my Dr.s’ disbelief, I’m doing BETTER on almost no medication), my weight go down (was 182-now 157), and things rebound (my hair is growing back, thyroid functioning is improving, etc), I realize that what I put on my fork has EVERYTHING to do with how I will function. And it’s so fun to feel excited about this journey after becoming so distraught a year and a half ago. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I feel like you’re a trusted girlfriend giving me suggestions and always supporting the efforts. Congrats to you, your husband (and Sketchie!) on your upcoming baby. You deserve every happiness!! Blessings to y’all – Kathy

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170 Mayada Harake April 24, 2014

Love ur site, am so happy to find it. A quick question for the chocolate pudding can I use whole milk instead of almond milk. And can I substitute the almond milk with whole milk in all your receipes
Thank you
Mayada

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171 Jennie May 19, 2014

Could I swap out steel cut oats? Thanks!

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172 Zeke June 23, 2014

Angela, I have a question about raw buckwheat groats. For a while now I have been eating them completely plain, just out of the bag, ie without either toasting or soaking. (Not just by themselves – mixed with yogurt, honey, jelly, fruit, oats, wheat germ etc.) When you recommend soaking them, is that because there are real health benefits to not eating them plain or is it mostly a question of taste? Thanks for your advice!

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173 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 25, 2014

Hi Zeke, I’ve read that buckwheat groats (raw) are difficult for the body to digest, so that is why I soak mine first. I have noticed in the past that I got stomach pains when eating the raw groats without soaking.
Hope this helps!

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174 Mindy B January 4, 2015

This looks phenomenal! Question- where did you procure the jar I see in some of the photos?? I have seen this type in other recipes and it Los perfect for so many things, but I can’t seem to find anything like it!

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175 Angela (Oh She Glows) January 4, 2015

Hi Mindy,
Its from Crate and Barrel :)

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176 Hannah January 20, 2015
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I love this breakfast! Have just made a batch to take into work for the rest of the week – topped with raspberries and cacao nibs :) I add a couple of tablespoons of oats and some peanut butter to my boyfriend’s to fill him up!

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177 Tamera September 2, 2015

do you think I could substitute bulgar groat for the buckwheat?

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178 Alana T January 9, 2016
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Just tried this recipe today… soooo good! This is my first official recipe from this site (which I recently discovered…yaay!), and it turned out great! Thanks so much for your amazing site, your witty humour, and fantastic recipes!

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179 Ahnna Shrode July 8, 2016

I was wondering if there is anything I can substitute the buckwheat with?! This looks AHHHHMAAAZING! I am drooling over it currently.

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180 Jessie August 17, 2016
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Unfortunately I was a bit disappointed by the blandness of this recipe…meaning, it looks a lot better than it tasted. I would imagine you could sweeten it up with a good drizzle of agave nectar or maple syrup. Probably not the best dish to bring to a brunch with non-vegan girlfriends on a first time trial. Totally forgot the sweetener! They loved the toppings and texture though…especially the dark chocolate and toasted hazelnuts!

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