Calling All Recipe Testers

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on January 15, 2015

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We are eating like kings around here lately. Whoever invented elastic waistbands…I think I love you/hate you. [If you didn’t hear the news in my last post, I’m working away on a second cookbook!]

For my first cookbook, I relied on a fabulous group of dedicated and passionate recipe testers who gave my recipes a whirl in their own kitchens and then provided detailed and honest feedback. Recipe testers are essential to the cookbook development process (just like your recipe reviews on this blog!) and I couldn’t have produced such a solid group of recipes without them. It really takes a village! I recruited family and friends mostly, but since I received a lot of interest from my blog readers, I decided to open it up to you this time around.

I’m looking for recipe testers of all different abilities, so if you are a new cook or a seasoned pro feel free to apply. You certainly don’t have to be vegan either. My passion is creating recipes that people with all kinds of diets can enjoy. Those of you who can commit to testing at least 3 recipes per week will be given top priority as we’ll need to move through the recipes at a good pace.

I’m also looking for testers who will…

follow recipes exactly as written (this isn’t the time to make substitutions, unless suggested in the recipe),

take notes while cooking (such as noting your prep time or any areas of confusion in the directions),

submit thorough feedback immediately following the recipe (there will be an electronic form with standardized questions for each recipe).

You will also need a blender and a food processor as some of the recipes require these tools.

One last thing. Do you love to stuff your face with super delicious food? Perfect. I knew we would hit it off.

If you think you’d like to apply, you can fill out this submission form below. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to take on everyone who applies, but thank you all for your generosity in offering your help!

Recipe Tester Form

Name:
Email:
Blog URL (if applicable):
Can you commit to testing 3 recipes a week? Yes
No
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Have you ever been a recipe tester for a cookbook/publication before? Yes
No
City:
Province/State:
Country:
Do you have any food restrictions (check all that apply):
Nut-Free
Vegan
Gluten-Free
Soy-Free
Oil-Free
Grain-Free
Other:

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Cheryl January 15, 2015 at 9:22 am

I am thrilled you are working on another cookbook. The first one must have been a lot of work but you should be proud of it. Everything I have made, I get the thumbs up from husband and me of course. Keep up the excellent work.

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Tom ~ RYG January 16, 2015 at 1:20 pm

I’d love to be considered. Really enjoy your work and what you do. Maybe I’d be a good candidate because I do such little cooking and baking that if a recipe works for me, it must be amazing.

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Megan January 29, 2015 at 6:51 pm

Hi Angela! I already make 1-3 of your meals a week, sometimes the same, but I mostly different ones each time. I follow your recipes to the T. Often, when people come over, I just hand your cookbook to family/friends and tell them to pick a recipe for all of us to try! I also enjoy seeing your updated book recipes on your blog (I.e, the veggie burger and lentil-walnut tacos).
I just filled out the form. I hope you consider me as a recipe taster!

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Jill @ Champagne for Everyday January 15, 2015 at 9:49 am

This is so awesome- my bf always says that he wishes he could quit finance to be a recipe tester!! I just sent this link to him :P He doesn’t have time, but if he could he’d be pumping our 5 of yours a day and eating them all! Congrats on the project :)

Jill
Latest Post: Leopard Print, Louis Vuitton, And A Business Suit

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Michelle January 15, 2015 at 9:52 am

Looking forward to cooking up a storm!

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Kyleigh January 15, 2015 at 10:07 am

How exciting!!!! I loved your first cook book soooo much! Everything I”ve made out of it was phenomenal, I know the new one will be great too!

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Andrea January 15, 2015 at 10:10 am

Hi Angela!

Thank you for this opportunity, I’ve submitted my info and I’ll be honoured to join your selected group of recipe testers! I love your first book and can”t wait for the second. you are so talented!

Andrea
thehealthysecretidentity.wordpress.com

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LaReine January 15, 2015 at 10:14 am

This would be a dream come true!!! I’ve already made at least half the recipes from the OSG cookbook! Omg fingers crossed

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Magen January 15, 2015 at 10:20 am

I was waiting for this post!!
I found your website in 2008 shortly after deciding to try veganism to improve some severe health problems – I was hopeless and ready to quit (too much rice and broccoli!) until I found your site! I’m so excited for the opportunity to recipe test for you – I’ve made almost every recipe in the OSG cookbook, not to mention all the recipes posted since 2008!
Thank you for reaching out to us!

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Samantha January 15, 2015 at 10:21 am

What a great idea, to have regular people prepare and try your recipes before they are published. I’m in a dinner/meal idea rut and this sounds like a fun way to get out of it! Good luck to everyone who applies :)

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Ellen January 15, 2015 at 10:23 am

Hello, I use your cookbook everyday it seems for something. I would like to know if its possible to add the calorie counts of the dish: carb %, protein, fat and fibre. would it be possible for you to put this in the next book at all?

Thanks,

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 15, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Thanks for your input – I will definitely consider it!

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Sarah-Jane January 15, 2015 at 5:37 pm

Hi Angela!
So excited you’re working on another book – fingers crossed i get a chance to participate in the recipe testing!!

Just a thought off Ellen’s comment – it would be great to have the protein etc. counts.. but maybe not the calorie count? When i use your recipes or cookbook, calorie count doesn’t even cross my mind because I know what I’m about to eat is a plate of delicious nutrition.

Maybe including the calorie count will just create an obsession over numbers and somewhat defeat the purpose I and many others use your recipes for.

Just my input!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 16, 2015 at 9:17 am

Thanks for your feedback Sarah-Jane! I think if I were to include the nutritional info, it would be in a table in the back of the book (and not on the recipe pages). So it wouldn’t be a focus of the book since it’s not something I use myself, but it would be there for others to look up. Still not quite sure what I will do yet but that is an option!

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Karin January 16, 2015 at 9:58 am

Just to add my two cents… I also don’t count calories, but what would be most helpful for me is iron information (and other vitamins/minerals) as I’m always uber conscious of my iron intake!

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Alexa [fooduzzi.com] January 16, 2015 at 10:20 am

A really cool idea might be making a section called, “How You’re Making Your Body Glow.” There you can list all the goodness – ie. vitamins, minerals, nutrients – included in your recipes. This would be a good opportunity to learn about nutrition, rather than focus on numbers.
Just a thought :)

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Mieke January 19, 2015 at 4:11 am

I love that idea Alexa!

Also want to add my two cents: Angela, I think your story is very inspiring to many others to stop calorie counting and to start eating awesome whole food. Calorie counts of the recipes might just promote that again…?

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Melissa January 21, 2015 at 7:49 am

Great idea!

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Raelyn January 20, 2015 at 1:05 am

I would love to see this as well pleeeease!!!! Any idea of when your next book will be out?!? CAN’T WAIT!!!!

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Sheila Adams-Hammond January 15, 2015 at 10:23 am

Oh, pick me, pick me please! Would love, love, love to be a recipe tester for Oh She Glows! I would be thrilled to spend the time and effort doing this in the name of fabulous food!

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Aira January 15, 2015 at 10:27 am

I would love the opportunity to be a recipe tester and give back to the OSG community! I truly appreciate the time and dedication you put into your blog and recipes.

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Laura ~ Raise Your Garden January 15, 2015 at 11:45 am

Not the best cook here…..but would love to be considered for a “Recipe Taster” position. How exciting. I’m glad you’re not taking just vegans though either. I may not be strictly vegan but I still love this blog, your recipes and every animal under the planet.

Also love elastic waistbands, although I haven’t been pregnant in 4 years, my favorite jeans are still a pair of maternity ones!!!

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Deanna January 15, 2015 at 10:31 am

I became a vegan a year ago for health reasons and so I am new to cooking this way. I love to cook and since my three daughters moved back home (all got a divorce and brought a dog!) I have pretty much converted them too. I have your first book and refer many to your site. Testing recipes to the letter of your instructions would be a great way for me to progress and experience new food prep.
Thank you for the opportunity to apply.

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Alexandra January 15, 2015 at 10:34 am

This would be a dream!!! I have fallen in love with your cookbook and the recipes on your website. I would love to be a tester, keeping my fingers crossed.

I’ve written several blog posts about your cookbook:
http://lifeonacanadianisland.blogspot.ca/search/label/oh%20she%20glows

I did fill in the form but only gave the main link to my blog.

I can’t wait for your second book! Congratulations :)

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Julie January 15, 2015 at 10:36 am

I stumbled across your website over a year ago and we have pretty much only eaten ohsheglows meals since. My husband and I were training for an Ironman and decided to change our diet in order to get healthier (and hopefully race faster!). I love trying all of your different recipes and we couldn’t get over how much better we both felt. Your delicious recipes allowed us to fuel, train, and recover properly. I would LOVE to be a recipe tester as we prep for another Ironman this year. Side note- my husband had his best year ever of racing and qualified for and competed at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii last October. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I love your blog :)

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Demelza Shaw January 15, 2015 at 10:37 am

I absolutely love your website, and even if I’m not selected, I’ll look forward to trying new recipes once they are submitted on here!
All best wishes :-)

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David W January 15, 2015 at 10:38 am

Hi! Great opportunity! I’d love to participate and could provide a guy’s perspective if that would be helpful! I’m a fan of your blog and recipes — looking forward to the new cookbook!

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lia January 15, 2015 at 10:40 am

sorry if this is rude (i don’t mean to be AT ALL), but is this a paid opportunity? i know that sometimes the ingredients you use in your recipes can be a little expensive, but if we are compensated, i would definitely be interested because i really love reading you site and i’d be happy to support it in any way :) if anyone else knows the answer to this question, please let me know as well!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 15, 2015 at 12:25 pm

It’s not rude at all to clarify any questions you have! For the first book we did regular giveaways (in the form of Visa gift cards or gift cards of the winner’s choice), so we will probably do the same this time around. But no it’s not paid, but on a volunteer basis. Hope this helps!

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Ashley January 15, 2015 at 10:41 am

I would LOVE to do this – I have found so many recipes from OSG which I have shared with friends and family (even non-veg ones!). Since going vegan years ago, I have become much more adventurous with trying new things, and I learned to cook in the process.

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Lyla January 15, 2015 at 10:41 am

I would love to be a recipe tester! I actually discovered the cookbook before your blog and I have made so much from both. Your cookbook is my go-to and is pretty dog-eared already….lol! Even my non-vegan friends and family love everything I’ve made from it!

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Lisa MacAulay January 15, 2015 at 10:41 am

I have a husband and 3 boys under 6 with very particular pallets, if they approve a recipe, it’s golden! I’d love to help with this, I’m basically on a vegan culinary journey right now, I can’t get enough of these wonderful recipes!

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Pam January 15, 2015 at 10:43 am

This is so exciting! I have loved so many of your recipes from the website and your first book. Can’t wait for the next one! I’ve been eating Vegan for almost 3 years for health reasons, and your website has just been so helpful to me. Thanks, so much, for all the great testing you do to get great food options to all of us out here!

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Melody January 15, 2015 at 10:45 am

I would LOVE to be a recipe tester. I am always trying new recipes and I LOVE the ones i have tried from your cookbook. I am unable to fill out the above application on my iPhone. Do you need to use a desk top or laptop to do so? Thanks

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Whitney Whitehead January 15, 2015 at 10:46 am

I love all your recipes and your cookbook. I have made most of the recipes in your cookbook and serve them to my meat-loving, spicy palette Texan friends and gotten rave reviews!! I would LOVE to be a recipe tester, and I have my fingers crossed you pick me. My 11 year-old daughter helps me cook, and she loves to tell her friends that some of the desserts are gluten-free and vegan. Love your blog!

Thanks for all the great recipes! Keep them coming! :)

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Megan Ringenbach January 15, 2015 at 10:49 am

FOOD! This sounds fun. I’m on a big kick to force myself to try new recipes anyway.

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Ashley Ungar January 15, 2015 at 10:52 am

I am sooo excited you are making a new cook book!! This is awesome :)

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Dawn January 15, 2015 at 10:54 am

I’ve enjoyed your recipes ever since a co-worker put your book on her wedding registry. When it came from Amazon I was flipping the pages so much, I had to buy another copy for her! I’ve given your book as a gift to many people, and shared your blog info with a group I’m in of health-conscious people. I’ve been a vegan for a few years and your book is my go-to. Hope we can work together!

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Stephanie Spooner January 15, 2015 at 10:56 am

Like everyone else, I think it would be so fun to test these new recipes! I have a family of four with two little kids so it would be fun to see how they like the recipes.

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Kaila @healthyhelperblog! January 15, 2015 at 10:57 am

What a fun opportunity! Thanks!

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Cassie January 15, 2015 at 10:59 am

Hi Angela! I love your book so much and I’d love to be a recipe tester! Thank you so much <3

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Annaliese January 15, 2015 at 11:04 am

Sweet! I literally just jumped out of my chair and ran to my computer to fill this out. So excited for you, and to also see what you come up with next :) either way, it is a win!!

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Jacq January 15, 2015 at 11:05 am

I’m interested in taking part and can likely handle 3 recipes a week – but not indefinitely. How long would the recipe testing process last and when do you expect it to begin?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 15, 2015 at 12:40 pm

Hi Jacq,
There is no sent amount of time because it really depends on how the feedback goes and how many times I need to re-vamp recipes. For the first cookbook, it went for several months, but there were many weeks/months in there that I didn’t have anything to post at all, so it definitely won’t be 3 recipes per week for months. It just really varies – sorry I can’t provide more helpful guidelines! I did have a few testers have to bow out due to other commitments and I totally understand if that is the case.
It should start up in the next couple weeks.

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Jacq January 16, 2015 at 7:32 am

Thanks for the reply!

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Betty January 15, 2015 at 11:06 am

Being a recipe tester sounds very much like my day job of being a scientist – following protocols and taking detailed notes. Except the end results are edible and delicious!

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Daiva January 15, 2015 at 11:08 am

I saw your cookbook at a neighbours and borrowed it while she was on vacation. My husband and I loved the recipes so much that I had to buy it! I would love to be a recipe tester! I’ve got the time and my husband is an amazing helper and is also good at giving constructive criticism when I cook anything! I also have a 22 year old vegetarian daughter home 4 days out of the week while going to University.

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Samantha January 15, 2015 at 11:11 am

I’ve been a fan for MANY years. Would love to help you out with testing new recipes! Can’t wait for the next book. It’s going to be amazing!

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Amanda January 15, 2015 at 11:18 am

This is sounds like an awesome opportunity. I do have two questions, is there an estimate of how many weeks this will be? Also I understand not substituting ingedients but would it be okay to divide the recipies, or even multiply?

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Sylvie January 15, 2015 at 11:19 am

This is very interesting !
I would like to know when the “testing” begins and for how many weeks ?

thank you :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 15, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Hi Sylvie, There is no sent amount of time because it really depends on how the feedback goes and how many times I need to re-vamp recipes. For the first cookbook, it went for several months, but there were many weeks in there that I didn’t have anything to post. So it just really varies – sorry I can’t provide more helpful guidelines!
It should start up in the next couple weeks.

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Sylvie January 15, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Thank you for your answer and for this opportunity :)
I will send my form !

I have your first book and it’s just wonderful….can’t wait for the next one !

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Grace January 15, 2015 at 11:20 am

I’m so excited I got to apply for this so quickly after you posted, I was so sure it would be completely closed by the time I saw the update! I hope I get the chance to participate! :)

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Elaine January 15, 2015 at 11:20 am

I am so happy to apply and excited that you are creating another cookbook !

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Genevia Grimes January 15, 2015 at 11:23 am

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be recipe tasters.

I am a recent graduate of university with a passion for cooking and healthy eating. I offer advice to all of my friends and family regarding healthy recipes and eating on a budget. The Oh She Glows blog and cookbook not only taught me how to cook but it also gave me an opportunity to inspire others. Your cookbook is my go to for when I am hosting a party, making dinner for date night, and bringing snacks into the office.

In summary, you create delicious food, I love to cook and eat food so hopefully we can work as a team :)

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Amelia January 15, 2015 at 11:26 am

A second cookbook, so exciting! I’ve been a blog follower for several years and my all-time favorite pesto is your roasted tomato pesto! We also use your beautifully photographed instructions for almond milk weekly now. My husband has just been diagnosed with high cholesterol (it’s unfortunately familial) at twenty seven, and we are actively trying to incorporate more vegan recipes into our weekly rotation. I would love to get the chance to test, and my kitchen is fully equipped with both a food processor and a vitamix. Also, I’m a stickler for accuracy from my Weight Watchers days, and like to measure my ingredients with a food scale. Thank you!

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Lauren Shaber January 15, 2015 at 11:31 am

How awesome that you’re reaching out to your readers! What a great opportunity :) Either way, I’d love to connect and help promote the book any way I can! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your first cookbook and use it all the time — I’m sure the second one can only be better. Hopefully we can connect soon!

Alll the best,
Lauren
[email protected]
www.laurenliveshealthy.com

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Gina Van Hyfte January 15, 2015 at 11:47 am

Hooray!!! How exciting! My kids and I love your first book! Congrats on its huge success! Happy writing!

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Melinda January 15, 2015 at 11:48 am

After immersing myself in your cookbook and driving my friends and family crazy with my enthusiam for new recipes and being completely amazed how tasty your recipes are, I recently started a healthy recipe blog! Thank you for all the hard work that I now realize goes into keeping a website! I would be thrilled to be a taste tester…I have a little group of kid tasters for my blog…off kilter kids…to see if they are kid worthy :)

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Karen F January 15, 2015 at 11:54 am

Your book has to be my favorite book I’ve purchased in 2014.. I’ve tried several and all were amazing.. I’m so looking forward to your next one ( if you have one in the works )..

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Johanne Bertrand January 15, 2015 at 11:55 am

I waited 6 months to get your new cookbook. I ordered it before it came out..hence I’m that serious about “loving” your recipes….please, please consider me for a tester for your new book. Thanks.

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[email protected] January 15, 2015 at 11:56 am

I am so excited about a new cookbook. I already own your current cookbook and love trying out new recipes. They really helped me feel more comfortable with food when I was overcoming my eating disorder.

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Julia Sinnott January 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm

This would be so fun! Awesome that you’re reaching out to your readers to help out with this. None of your recipes have steered me wrong in the past, so you’ve clearly done a good job with recipe testing/recipe testers before!
Julia
www.thesecretthread.com

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Willow @ Will Cook For Friends January 15, 2015 at 12:02 pm

I love this! If I weren’t so busy testing my own recipes, I would be filling out that form in a heartbeat. I honestly don’t know why more cookbook authors don’t do the same thing — offering testing jobs to their readers — because I’m certain you’ll get really honest and helpful feedback! Good luck with your second cookbook, I can’t wait to see it!

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Meredith Naughton January 15, 2015 at 12:09 pm

Hi! I can’t commit to a full 3 meals per week because of my work schedule, but I’d love to help you with your new book! I love your recipes and have found so much inspiration here. Thank you!!

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Faith VanderMolen January 15, 2015 at 12:10 pm

What a joy it would be to try out your recipes! I know I’d grow so much in my vegan-cooking skills! Hopeful for the opportunity:)

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Kelly January 15, 2015 at 12:12 pm

It would be so much fun to test recipes. My day just got a little brighter – keeping my fingers crossed!

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[email protected] January 15, 2015 at 12:13 pm

I have never tried a recipe of yours that I didn’t love :) this would be lots of fun to get back into the groove of cooking new things!

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Laura Cervantes January 15, 2015 at 12:21 pm

Hoping to get picked! Vegan, food obsessed, and aspiring to write my own cookbook one day! Also, have a B.A. in technical writing, so writing clear, detailed notes and reviews would be no problem at all!! :)

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Alicia Roy January 15, 2015 at 12:23 pm

Congratulations Angela!!!!
I can’t wait to get my hands on the second edition. Your Blog and first cookbook are on heavy rotation at our house..
Recipe testing would be a DREAM COME TRUE!!!
whoop whoop! so exciting :)

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Kate January 15, 2015 at 12:29 pm

Ah! This is so cool! Oh She Glows is by far my favorite recipe spot on the web. I’ve recommended it to so many people, and your recipes always help convince my non-vegan friends and family that vegan food rocks!

Is there anything else I can do to contribute to my application?

I cook almost every day of the week for a household of 3 young adults (They’ve agreed to do all the chores if I cook. :P ). I’m the only long-term vegan (1 year now!), but the other two are interested in eating more healthfully while still eating quality, tasty, and nutritious meals. We are all athletes and are looking for healthier food to improve performance. We also cook on a budget and look to make our meals without using too many hyper-specialized ingredients.

I hope I’ll get to work with you on a cookbook!

Kate

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Maggie January 15, 2015 at 12:29 pm

Wow. What a fun idea Angela! I purchased your cookbook last summer and it has changed my life! So thrilled for your next one. Keep the yummy treats coming :)

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Ashley LaMar January 15, 2015 at 12:33 pm

This is so awesome! What a great way for you to incorporate your readers into your book process. I wish I had the time to commit because I’d love to help you out but from the looks of the comments above I’m sure you’re going to have plenty of participants. Good luck with your book!

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Caroline January 15, 2015 at 12:36 pm

Hi !

Just submitted for the recipe tester thing ! :)
Wondering if we got no professional recipe testing background we can still have a chance of being chosen?
I’ve been testing recipes for some years for personal pleasure (and family’s one, since I always cook too much and bring half of it at home), and writing them down in a personal recipe book. (a virtual French one since I’m from Montreal).
Since I’m planning of having my first foodblog in 2015, I actually submit as soon as I saw this opportunity on Facebook.

Have a nice day ! :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 15, 2015 at 12:41 pm

You certainly don’t have to have any prior experience. :)

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Catherine January 15, 2015 at 12:39 pm

This is such an exciting opportunity! I recommend your blog & cookbook to pretty much everyone that asks for my favourite healthy recipes. The thing I love about your recipes is that they are simple for beginner cooks (like my sister) and they utilize pretty common ingredients so they don’t scare away people new to healthy eating. I’d love to give you a hand testing out new recipes. Some weeks I’m already making at least 3 of your recipes lol I usually make little substitutions here and there, but I’d be willing to play by the rules for a bit ;-) Either way, best of luck with the new cookbook! I can’t wait to add it to my collection and start recommending it to everyone I know!

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Kim W January 15, 2015 at 12:41 pm

Congratulations! Good luck with finding testers.

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jenna January 15, 2015 at 12:46 pm

Hi Angela,
How exciting! I just wanted to write a bit more about myself. I’ve eaten vegan and also followed your blog for many years now. I always cook / prep food at home. I have a spiralizer and a mandolin. I always make notes on recipes. I’m amazing at following directions and giving feedback :)
Thanks for giving us this opportunity.
Jenna

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jenna January 15, 2015 at 12:48 pm

**the spiralizer and mandoline are in addition to the regular healthy kitchen appliances.

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Melissa January 15, 2015 at 12:47 pm

This is a great idea! I really hope that you pick me :-)
Best of luck with the new book!

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Kelli January 15, 2015 at 12:49 pm

This is so exciting! I’ve been following you for several years, and have fallen in love with your story, beautiful pictures, and (of course) delicious recipes. My friends call me the Oh She Glows spokesperson, as I’m always referring people to your blog/cookbook, and whipping up your recipes to share. Would die to be a part of such a cool process!

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Emy January 15, 2015 at 12:53 pm

I just bought a house, so since im leaving my little appartment, i wanted to buy a cooking book ! You are the lucky one ! I am a meat lover (We had a farm when i was young) and i love to try vegan recipes.

I’m so into cooking right now, i will def be happy to test your recipes ! :)

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Kristi M January 15, 2015 at 1:00 pm

What a great opportunity! Thanks for opening it up to readers. I’m in no way a professional cook, but I love exploring new things in the kitchen and how fun to try lots of different recipes! And I love your site/book.

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Marnie January 15, 2015 at 1:01 pm

Wow – I would have loved to do this! I have a tiny limitation in that I have a 10 week old baby girl so we’re still trying to master small things like making breakfast before noon! I love love love your blog (especially the baby updates!) and am obsessed with your cookbook. In “Julia & Julia” style I’ve been working through the book recipe by recipe. I’ve been using the word “delicious” more than ever before and it’s all because of you! Thanks for everything you do – you’re amazing!

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Jessica Eagle January 15, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Hi Angela,

Ohhh my…I was waiting badly for this post :) Thank you for this opportunity, I’ve submitted my info and I’ll be honoured to join your selected group of recipe testers! I really love your first book and can’t wait for the second. Actually, your book is a favorite here. I use it on a regular basis and some of your recipe have become a regular here.

I wish me good luck…hi hi !!! Talk to you later :)

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Kari K January 15, 2015 at 1:04 pm

What I think would be fun about testing your recipes is that I would want to feed the vegan sister, the meat-eater boyfriend, and the vegetarian self to see how everyone reacts to the recipe.

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Helena January 15, 2015 at 1:09 pm

What a fabulous idea to get your readers involved!

If you have tried every diet and you are interested in changing your entire outlook on diet and nutrition, make sure to check out my blog. I am a Health Psychologist I just started out, so it would mean a lot to me!

nutritionpsychology.blogspot.co.uk

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Becky January 15, 2015 at 1:09 pm

Quick question: how many weeks do you require the commitment for and are they consecutive? Thanks!

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Stephanie L January 15, 2015 at 1:12 pm

As much as I cook, and cook your recipes, I would love to be a part of this adventure. I’m so glad you’re writing a second book, we just LOVE the first one. I gave one to my best friend’s parents for Christmas and I’ve been getting photo texts ever since, you’re a winner!! =D

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Stacy L January 15, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Thanks for allowing readers this neat opportunity! It’s so much fun to be involved in small ways. I know you have a lot of applications to consider, and as with everyone, I’m *more than eager* to aid you (hehe!). I had a blast cooking through your entire cookbook in less than 1 year this past year as my own little project. I documented all of my fun on Instragram using #cookbookinayear :)

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Pauline Harvey January 15, 2015 at 1:18 pm

Hi Angela, form in, fingers crossed! My husband has recently taken an interest in whole foods after a lifetime of meat n veg and I couldn’t be more thrilled! Now we’re facing the challenge of working out what to cook that will be satisfying, energizing and healthy. Recipe-testing is calling our name! Plus, we’re in NZ so we could test your autumn and winter recipes as you head into spring…x

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Maryz January 15, 2015 at 1:20 pm

So excited! I would love to be a tester!!

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Julia January 15, 2015 at 1:23 pm

Dear Angela,

I have been vegan for just over a year, and your blog and cookbook are favourites of mine. They have made my transition much easier, not to mention delicious! My boyfriend and I especially love your cookies – right now we have a stash of “One Bowl Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies” in our freezer!

I am really excited at the opportunity to test some recipes. I usually make a point to try out several new recipes a week from my cookbooks already, so I would love to help out!

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Carrie January 15, 2015 at 1:26 pm

LOVE your first cookbook and excited to see the second one!

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Stephanie Hatten January 15, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Angela, I am the type of person who takes as many pictures of my food on vacation as I do the people involved in the trip. I write down ideas and recipes in notebooks, on napkins, or even my hand if absolutely necessary, much as I would imagine a musician jots down lyric ideas. I read recipe books and food blogs as though they were novels, nerdy but true. I love food! My latest creations have been revolving around how to incorporate kale and arugula into soups, salads, and pastas. And making chia jams and chutneys…delicious. Everything I have ever made using your recipes has been absolutely wonderful. When I am in the mood to try something new, I almost always check your site first. My friends have “oohed and awed” in amazement over the dishes I have prepared and shared at work–the pasta sauces? Ah-mazing. And healthy! Thrilled to hear you are starting another project–would love to be a part of your testing team!

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Rebecca January 15, 2015 at 1:34 pm

I just wanted to say that I own your current cookbook, along with about 50 other vegan cookbooks. I am vegan, but my family is not, and with a teenager and a very picky 11 year old boy who won’t eat an apple if you tell him it’s vegan, I have found that your book is the ONLY one that consistently the whole family loves with no complaints. I cook dinner 6 nights a week from scratch, so it can be a very big challenge to make everyone happy. Thanks Angela. :))

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Shara January 15, 2015 at 1:44 pm

I would love to be a recipe tester! I cook everyday for my husband and 6 sons already, and many of our recipes come from your blog. They love most of your recipes. I say “most” because lets be truthful, they are teenage boys. Here’s an opportunity to get feedback from all age groups, adult down to toddler. Good luck with the new book, it’s exciting!

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Heleen January 15, 2015 at 1:46 pm

Just filled in the form! Absolutely loved the first cookbook and your website! My boyfriend, an omnivore, loves your recipes! He is a rower, so he eats loads. I know who will be my second opinion on your recipes, if I get picked! ;) I don’t think he minds…

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Sarah Beach January 15, 2015 at 1:47 pm

I have always been a keen cook and even more so since becoming vegan about 6 months ago as I am expanding my repertoire. I have never tested for a cookbook before but thought I would put my name forward. I have an additional challenge – I live in Portugal where it can be difficult to find some ingredients called for in (especially) US cookbooks, but this could be an advantage if you want your book to have a more global appeal :)

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Dawn January 15, 2015 at 2:01 pm

My 10 and 2 year old daughters love to help in the kitchen especially when we make your fabulous recipes because they know they can taste test :-) Your blog and cookbook have been lifesavers this past year since my youngest is now egg-free. Our family more than appreciates your hard work in creating these amazing recipes!

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Eve-Marie Williams January 15, 2015 at 2:02 pm

I would SO love to do this – I have made (and loved) almost every recipe in your first cookbook and am so excited about the second!

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Jessica DeMarra January 15, 2015 at 2:17 pm

When would the recipe testing begin? I am currently in school but would love to hear more about it!

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Jes Frazier January 15, 2015 at 2:21 pm

I’ve been dabbling with vegan cooking for the last six months and find both your blog and the OSG cookbook invaluable! It would be a real treat to be selected as on of your recipe testers. I try five to ten new recipes each week – cooking is my therapy! Good luck with this next endeavor. You are an inspiration to many people.

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Krista Tsai January 15, 2015 at 2:36 pm

I am so excited about your new cookbook!! I use your first book and your blog on a regular basis and the recipes never disappoint. I have incorporated your dishes into my every day, holiday dinners, and have passed on several cookbooks to others who have also fallen in love with your recipes. I am a newlywed, currently stay at home wife, with a husband who loves my cooking and will eat anything. :) I would love the opportunity to be a tester for your next cookbook. Thank you for considering and opening this opportunity to your readers! Regardless, I can’t wait to try your new creations!

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Leah January 15, 2015 at 2:40 pm

Congratulations and good luck on starting your second cookbook! You have been such an inspiration to me! Using your delicious recipes and seeing your beautiful photos has helped me immensely since I decided to become vegan. I have loved to cook for years, and reading/seeing your website truly convinced me that we could have beautiful/delicious food AND be vegan. I’ve like every recipe of yours that we’ve tried, and I can’t wait to see the new ones : )

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Anna Lee January 15, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Even if I don’t get to be a taste-tester, knowing that I have your next cookbook to look forward to is exciting enough! Haha

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Desiree January 15, 2015 at 2:54 pm

One of my colleagues here in Public Health in Arizona has just introduced me to your lentils and walnut taco’s recipe and I cannot make them at home. I am very intrigued by your website and recipes and hope to work with you as a tester, since I love to cook and be creative in the kitchen using healthier ingredients.

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Nathalie Kent January 15, 2015 at 2:57 pm

I am a huge fan of your cookbook and blog & am so excited by this opportunity to test out your new recipes! I am currently at University (struggling with the lack of healthy and vegan food) but will be home again in May. I love to cook and if it would still work for me to be a recipe tester starting in May, I would really love the opportunity. I could definitely commit to testing 3 recipes a week! Thanks!

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Nina Vrolijk January 15, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Hi Angela, I wanted to fill out the application form but it doesn’t send because I did not fill out city and state. I’m in Europe so I don’t have a state haha. Or is it only possible to submit when you are in the USA / Canada? I would love to test. I’m totally in the vegan cooking groove at the moment.

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Eden January 15, 2015 at 3:10 pm

If I had my own kitchen I would do this in a heart beat. I have made nearly all the recipes from your cookbook and loved each one. Can’t wait for new recipes! Good luck! :)

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Ashlee January 15, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Oooo would love to be a recipe taster! I can’t wait for your cookbook!

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Jacqueline Doerner January 15, 2015 at 3:40 pm

I am seriously excited about the possibility of being a recipe tester for you Angela. I have recently taken a leap of faith by taking time off from work to follow my passion by studying to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. I LOVE trying new recipes and nourishing my family with healthy real food. Your first cookbook is amazing and sits in my kitchen (with stains and folded pages!) and I love following your blog. You are an inspiration! The timing of this opportunity could not be more perfect and I would be so grateful to be able to help you on your next endeavor!! Applied. Fingers and toes are crossed !!

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Amber Riehl January 15, 2015 at 3:43 pm

I am so looking forward to the new cookbook. My family and I LOVE the first one and the recipes on your blog. Made the Double Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroon tart for my daughter’s second birthday a few days ago and it was a huge hit! Can’t wait for another book of great recipes. Best of luck!

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Linzy Jensen January 15, 2015 at 3:43 pm

I’m so happy that you are going to write another book. I write a lot of my own recipes for work, so I am familiar with how important it is to have accurate feedback. Anywho, my husband and I love your book, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with for the next one.

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Jackie January 15, 2015 at 4:02 pm

Angela this is the best news! Your cookbook is hands down my favorite and I am thrilled you are in the works for #2. I pimp your book to everyone I know (literally almost everyday). You helped take the stress out of dinner time, r since I no longer have to think about what to cook. Your recipes are easy, tasty and healthy which can be a hard match sometimes. I made your vegan Caesar salad and Chili last week and even my meat-eating husband couldn’t get enough. You are an inspiration and I’d be honored to be one your taste testers. Wishing you many years of continued success.

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Susanne January 15, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Congratulations, Angela. Looks like you have an overwhelming amount of keen followers ready to test your recipes. Keep up the great work. Really enjoyed the recipes from the first book.

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Julie Chetlin January 15, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Angela … I can not tell you how excited I am/ We are about a new cookbook …
A friend and I host a pop-up kitchen almost monthly …. we serve 10 – 12 people – any donations collected are sent to local food charities ! We use your recipes constantly and direct people to your site all of the time … you have truly been a lifesaver to so many people !!!
It would be an honor to test any and all of your recipes … but if we are not selected we will still be loyal followers !!!! A thousand thanks !!! Julie – Tessa and all of the foodie mom’s from Pittsburgh PA !!!!!

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Jill F. January 15, 2015 at 4:31 pm

This might be a silly question, but would it matter if the recipes were tested and feedback provided on weekends verses weekdays?

And thank you for providing your readers with this opportunity!

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Rachel January 15, 2015 at 4:36 pm

This is so exciting! I would LOVE to be a recipe tester for your next book! I honestly could not have gotten through cooking dairy free and gluten free without your recipes! I was already vegan but when my boyfriend and I found out he had an allergy to gluten it was so hard to cook for us. I always tell everyone about your blog and cookbook because everything taste good! I can’t wait for the second book to come out and I hope that you pick me :) Thanks for the opportunity!

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kriston lion January 15, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Very excited you are making another cookbook! I trial new (new to me anyway) recipes all the time from library cookbooks, but I also have several standbys that I’ll make at least once a month. I love variety and I’m looking forward to getting more healthy this year, so thanks for the opportunity!

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Celeste January 15, 2015 at 4:52 pm

I would love to test your recipes from a Celiac prospective (I can’t do gluten or soy – freckledceliac.wordpress.com). I’ve been creating recipes for years and followed your blog for quite awhile. Your recipes are incredible. I’m fairly good with photos and write-ups and can send you step-by-steps of our testing if you would like.

Also, I am friends with several other food-allergy sufferers (such as a friend with UC who is dairy/spicy food free–though she loves soy) who also love cooking whole foods and would enjoy making/testing them with me. We definitely have time to test 3 recipes.

I have been trying to expand my Celiac-friendly recipe box, so this would be a great opportunity. I am happy to either keep it confidential or write up and link reviews to you on my blog, depending on your preference.

Thanks!

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Tiffany January 15, 2015 at 5:06 pm

How exciting!!! Your first cookbook is incredible – I am thrilled to hear that a second is in the works! In reflecting on how much my taste buds have developed over the years, I must say that I never quite envisioned myself enjoying vegan cooking as much as I have over the past year. Thank you for your insightful blog posts and mouth-watering creations that have given me a whole new outlook on nutrition and the pure pleasure of food.

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Emily Dittmar January 15, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Hi there!
I have been a loyal follower of you blog for almost three years, and I rely on it heavily for new ideas in the kitchen. Anyway I would love to be a recipe tester, but I understand that a lot of people will be applying. You mentioned that you would like a varied skill-level and I am a sophomore at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. This means that I have a full knife kit, food scale, and live in a dorm with a Viking Kitchen. If you need connections to chefs, I can talk to any of my professors. They are all extremely knowledgeable, and love challenging recipes. Nonetheless, good luck on your next cookbook!
Love and Congratulations on your beautiful, glowing baby!
Emily

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Shaynee January 15, 2015 at 5:17 pm

So exciting!!! I applied to be a tester, and for my own selfish reasons, Hope I am chosen! I am a stay at home mom to two semi-picky kids, ages 7 and 11. I also have a carnivorous husband. I’m lucky enough to stay at home, love and know how to cook well, own more kitchen tools and gadgets than ever needed, and live less than 3 miles away from four major grocery stores. My rule is to always follow a recipe to the letter the first time, make notes as I go, ask for feedback from the fam, then adjust as necessary the next time around.

I’m actually a bit of a stickler about this, and read cookbooks like text books. An example: My husband works for a huge, international resort and gaming company, and a famous pastry chef worked at one if his hotels. Sweets are my downfall, and my husband was kind enough to get me a copy of her cookbook and had her autograph it. However, the first recipe I tried had a typo in it! It wasn’t an obvious typo, but an ingredient measurement that I knew had to be off. I told my husband, and he said he had to tell her. I told him “NO”! She’s a renound chef and I’m just a home cook/baker! He told her anyway though, and sure enough, it was a mistake that no one caught, including her! I got a new reprint of her book, and my husband got bragging rights as he loves to tell people that his wife is so good in the kitchen that she even corrects famous pastry chef’s recipes! Now, if I could Convince my kids that I’m a decent cook and get them to eat everything I make is be set! ; )

I have been wanting to make more vegetarian/vegan/healthy recipes for quite sometime, but no one was on board. My husband is on board though now, and assures me that hopefully the kids will follow. I just don’t know where to start though… I almost feel like a new cook even though I have 12+ years of experience! I started following your fabulous blog a few months ago when a friend shared a post of yours on Facebook! Would love to test recipes. Help me… Help you!!! ; )

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[email protected] homemade hearts January 15, 2015 at 5:21 pm

This is the opportunity I have been waiting for! I am so excited about your second cookbook and would love love love to get to test all of your recipes and provide some feedback! Congrats and best of luck with your cookbook, I hope to be able to be part of it :)

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michelle January 15, 2015 at 6:06 pm

Oh I hope I didn’t miss the cutoff. I’ve been checking your site constantly since you posted you’d need testers. Hope I can be a part of it. ☺

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Nichole Hubiak January 15, 2015 at 6:08 pm

I got your cookbook for Christmas and it has been wonderful! Every recipe I’ve tried has been happy food dance worthy for my husband and me, but our two little ones… not so much. I would love to see recipes geared more for the kid palette – still packed with veggies just less…. chili powder.
By the way, many thanks for the flu-fighter sunshine soothie. I’ve been through 12 pounds of oranges so far, slurping down at least one a day, and I don’t have the flu, it’s just so yummy.

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Prasha January 15, 2015 at 6:10 pm

Ooh! Ca’t wait for the new cookbook! I love all your recipes and they’re a staple in our household (especially the desserts). Can’t wait to try out these new ones.

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Shannon January 15, 2015 at 6:44 pm

Oh PLEASE PLEASE pick me….that’s right I am not too proud to beg LOL. I have been following your blog for years and just love everything you write about. You have been such an inspiration to me and I recommend your book and website to everyone. I am not vegan, I have no allergies and no food aversions but I absolutely LOVE your recipes….I love your food. I would be so incredibly excited, happy and blessed to be chosen to do this for you and cannot fully express how incredibly grateful I would feel to be a part of this.

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Cheryl January 15, 2015 at 6:49 pm

Your new cookbook is great news for OSG fans! I would love the chance to be part of it and would carefully and promptly do my best to recreate the recipes and provide helpful feedback. Most of the meals I make at this point are from your website or the book. The recipes are a match to my personal tastes in food and my commitment to healthy eating. Eating vitamin-packed, plant- based, delicious food makes me very happy and I am grateful to have all of your recipes for inspiration.
If I could offer a personal wish for the next book it would be a bigger section devoted to entrees. Those are the ones I return to again and again. Aaand…. I know most people love tomatoes and peppers, but for a few reasons, they are not my fav. I would love soup and dinner recipes that don’t include them or could be modified to exclude them. In any case, I can’t wait to see what you come with.
One last thing. I just made the Caesar salad you reposted and could not believe how delicious it was. Could not stop eating it. So, so good!!!!

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Jenny January 15, 2015 at 7:05 pm

My sister brought me your book last year .. its wonderful, My new years resolution was to work my way through every recipe , and to move from being vegetarian to vegan , so the long and the short of it is I know I can commit to following the requirements,I have a vitamix, food processor, dehydrator and spiralizer , and a Mum and Husband both willing to enjoy any of your delicious recipes, and if I am not picked … well I will eagerly await the new book :)

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Michele January 15, 2015 at 7:44 pm

Oh my gosh. Angela, I would love to be a recipe tester for you! I make at least five meals a day. My family will see me in the kitchen making glow bars, granola, mint patties, muffins, lunches, appetizers, salads, snacks, and etc. I often hosts dinner parties or lunch parties at my house for all the non-vegan friends to show them how good vegan food tastes! I am a stay at home mother so I have lots of time to try out tons of recipes!

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Caitvey January 15, 2015 at 7:48 pm

Love the first book and I have shared it with everyone I know. I’m studying Holistic Nutrition in Toronto, ON and frequently make all of your delicious creations for my roommates. Would love to assist with testing recipes :D Fingers crossed I get the opportunity to do so!

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Nicole January 15, 2015 at 7:52 pm

How fantastic! I asked for your, “Oh She Glows” cookbook for Christmas and love everything we have made in it! The sweet potato & black bean enchiladas with avocado cream sauce were a huge hit here! The soul soothing african peanut stew was so amazing – we were stunned! Everything you create turns out perfectly with wonderful flavors! Your pictures are gorgeous too! Thank you for your website also! We had the best holiday menu ever with the festive lentil walnut balls and cranberry sauce. Even the omnivores loved them and asked for the recipe! You have some serious fans here :)

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Beth January 15, 2015 at 8:02 pm

Congratulations on making a second book! I love your first book and everything I’ve made from the book and your site has turned out delicious.
I have only one suggestion…. To better splash proof the pages!! I dripped water on one page and wiped off words when I tried to clean it off. :(
Best of luck! Excited already for book number two.

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Susannah January 15, 2015 at 8:35 pm

Hi Angela!

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Susannah January 15, 2015 at 8:39 pm

Hi Angela!
I have been following your blog for sometime, and received your cookbook for Christmas and have been making your recipes. I love cooking so much and would love to be part of this amazing team working on your next book. I am so happy that you are writing another one and am looking forward to reading it! Thanks for including your fans into your next book! <3

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Irina January 15, 2015 at 8:53 pm

Angela, I’m so excited about your new cookbook! I’m in law school and living on my own for the first time, so I’m learning to cook for myself. I love your website and have made your recipes for myself and my boyfriend (vegan). Delicious.
Can’t wait to see what you create next.!

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Kiera January 15, 2015 at 9:12 pm

This is really cool! I never knew there was such a thing as a recipe tester.

Would you be required to make the dish the day we are sent the posting (if selected)? Or do you have a couple days of grace period? Just curious! Good thing maternity leave allows for lots of baby-momma bonding time in the kitchen!

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Susan Robinson January 15, 2015 at 9:19 pm

Angela, I love your cookbook!
I have made a quarter of the recipes they have all been awesome. I keep making some of them over and over. (usually involves chickpeas) I would love to test new ones but I don’t usually add the oil called for so that counts me out. They turn out tasty anyway.

PS Your baby is beautiful!

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Annalise January 15, 2015 at 9:20 pm

I was so excited to see that you’re opening recipe testing to your blog readers! You’re blog is my all-time favorite blog and I absolutely LOVE your cookbook. I have made most of the recipes in it. I would be honored to test recipes for your upcoming cookbook. :)

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Sam January 15, 2015 at 9:25 pm

So excited about your new cookbook! I would love the opportunity to be one of your testers!

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Carolina Bertolucci January 15, 2015 at 9:40 pm

What an incredible, dream of an opportunity this would be. Your cookbook is my bible and I am not even fully vegan! My kitchen is my haven so I would definitely have the time and energy to make 3 recipes or more per week. My sweetheart and family are meat lovers and I’m constantly trying out vegan recipes that adhere to their tastes, so this would really be perfect for me. Thank you Angela! <3

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Summer Simon January 15, 2015 at 10:10 pm

Yippee, what a fantastic opportunity! Thank you, Angela, for sharing! Of course I quickly sent in my application. I adore cooking, baking, assembling, and non-cooking (I work part time for a raw/vegan chef in the DC area) and am used to testing, tasting, and offering feedback on recipes. I have a very hungry family of four (two young boys ages 5 and 6) and your past recipes have proved enormously popular with the bunch. It would thrill me to no end to be diligently working in my kitchen testing your delicious recipes. I have just about every kitchen gadget known to man and feel up for the challenge be it 1 week of testing or 100! Whether chosen or not (though my fingers are crossed!) I wish you great continued success! Hurray for you and OSG!!!

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Lindsey January 15, 2015 at 10:48 pm

I would love to have this opportunity! I’m a committed vegan and have never been the best cook, but your recipes make me feel like a professional and introduce me to new ingredients and flavor combinations. They always seem to come out perfect!

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Cheryl January 15, 2015 at 11:03 pm

Wee! Cookbook 2.0 makes me as happy as a little dog with two tails! I’m not vegan, but am trying hard to ensure my family eats mindfully and healthily. You have helped immensely with that! My timing is very flexible and I would love the opportunity to be a tester!

Oh yes, I also agree with Ellen – nutritional info would be awesome (calories, protein, carbs etc.).

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Niamh Higgins January 15, 2015 at 11:13 pm

We are really enjoying the OSG cookbook in our household! In fact, my 18 month-old triplet daughters went nuts for your overnight oats recipe!

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Veronica January 16, 2015 at 12:09 am

Hi Angela! I love love love your blog and cookbook! Dumb question about the blog though: Are your posts dated? I’d love to know the date that recipes were posted, but I not immediately seeing any dates on the posts. I feel like I must be somehow overlooking them! Can you point me in the right direction? Thank you!

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Marissa Johnson January 16, 2015 at 1:45 am

Hi Angela,
Do you have an idea of when you will be picking your testers? This is such an exciting opportunity…I would love for me and my Littles to help out as we love your recipes! We probably average 3 to 4 of them per week anyway…might as well start giving some feedback :) Either way, good luck with your new cookbook!

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Stephanie January 16, 2015 at 3:03 am

Thank you so much for giving us all the opportunity to apply and be part of such a wonderful project. Everyone is clearly thrilled!
Can’t wait for the next book! I wish I could pre-order right now!

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Denise January 16, 2015 at 3:43 am

Hi, I am having trouble submitting the form, can I send it by e-mail?

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Jenn January 16, 2015 at 4:19 am

Hey there! I would love to do this but I’m just wondering what the timeline would be for testing the recipes as I am travelling now and without reliable kitchen :P

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Naomi Alexander January 16, 2015 at 4:24 am

Hi Angela, *waves frantically*
Super keen fan over here – I cook most of my food from your blog and am forever passing on your website to friends and colleagues. I pre-ordered your first cookbook as soon as I could. I’m following the baby section avidly in the hope one day I’ll have a little one too. All the very best with the second cook book!! Naomi
(PS I was using the classic British irony in my application when I said there was only one London – I am aware there is one in Ontario!)

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CARLA January 16, 2015 at 5:34 am

YAY!!!!
and (((sharing)))

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Julia January 16, 2015 at 7:26 am

This would be a dream come true! I just love your last cookbook and would be super honored to help out with the next xx

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Debbie @ Healthy Running Mom January 16, 2015 at 7:29 am

OMG- This is SO darn exciting. Your cookbook sits on my counter. I don’t even put it away b/c I use it so often. This year, I made your granola for all my holiday gifts. I think everyone should experience the “deliciousness” of it.
Can’t wait for the 2nd cookbook! Oooooh.

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Julie January 16, 2015 at 7:39 am

I’d love to be a recipe tester (form has already been submitted)! I already take notes systematically (just for my records) when trying your recipes, so it’d be great to put that habit to good use. I live in France (originally from California), so it adds an interesting element to see how I’m able to make these recipes come alive a world away. Congrats on your progress thus far!

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Natasha January 16, 2015 at 7:55 am

This is an awesome idea! Your recipes are amazing and I love that you’re from Oakville! I’m really interested in this opportunity. I trained to become a chef in Europe but I’m much more interested in learning on ways to become even more healthier.

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suzanne lyons January 16, 2015 at 8:04 am

so wish I could help but we are travelling for the next 3 months: Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, Guatemala and Mexico.

I can give you a recipe to add though. In Bariloche, Argentina they make a delicious spread for bread before the meal…

carrots shredded
lemon juice
garlic
a little oil…I am one to leave oil out of a recipe.
salt/pepper again I would leave the salt out
I might add a little ginger or tumeric

You can experiment with this. It is really delicious to spread on bread…

Congrats on your second book! I love your blog. Thank you for bringing us such healthy recipes..healthy for us, healthy for the planet and healthy for animals.
Thank YOU
Suzanne Lyons
Boston, MA

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Michelle January 16, 2015 at 8:08 am

One of the areas of cookbooks that I find really fail is breakfast. I have not found, except for 1 recipe, a book that offers a breakfast that can hold me over until lunch.
I usually always have steel cut oats with Chia seeds, frozen fruit and a flavored basalmic vinegar. I prepare 4 portions at a time in my Zojirushi rice cooker. Why, because this is super convenient. I bring my individual servings 1 or 2 a week and leave in the company refrigerator so I’m not stuck with nothing to eat.
If you woud focus on recipes that are quick to make, that taste great reheated and that require few ingredients you’d be great. If you are interested in me trying breakfast recipes only, I would be more than glad to do so. This is where I find that recipe books don’t offer enough options or the options they offer require so much energy to prepare that I just give up and stick to my steel cut oats. I normally cook my recipes on the weekend and eat them throughout the week. I just don’t have time to cook on weeknights. So Saturdays are my big cooking days where I cook several recipes and clean the kitchen once. Thanks and very much looking forward to see this new book.

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Aimee January 16, 2015 at 8:16 am

Hi,

I’ve been vegan for a while now and read your blog a lot. My goal this year was to try lots of new dishes so the recipe tester opportunity would be a really great, structured way for me to do this (thinking purely of myself here!Hah!)

I have favourites that I cook regularly (a lot of which are recipes from your cookbook) so it would be fun to mix it up and try new things. I am also based in London so can let you know if ingredients are hard/easy to find for the people in the UK and my OH’s family are indian so would love it if you had some indian dishes in there aswell!

Good luck with your new book :)

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Anna-Maria D'Alessandro January 16, 2015 at 8:23 am

Hi Angela,

I love your blog and your cookbook and all the wonderful recipes. I would love the opportunity to be a recipe tester for your next cookbook.

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Ellen M January 16, 2015 at 9:21 am

Hello! I’ve been reading through your website all week and went and bought your cookbook last night. I read it from cover to cover and then made the first recipe. So proud of myself for having all of the ingredients for the overnight oatmeal actually in my house. I’ve been making changes gradually in my pantry so it was a thrill for me to make. Had some this morning before work. All I can say is that it’s happy food. Can’t wait to start on the next one. You’re going to be my Julia Childs. I will learn, or rather relearn, how food was meant to be prepared. Simple, clean happy food.

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Suzanne January 16, 2015 at 9:28 am

Angela…

Help!!!! This is a crisis!!!!

I wanted to make your toffee cinnamon oatmeal bars today – we love them…but I cannot seem to pull the recipe up on the site…any ideas?

Thanks so much!
Suzanne

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Suzanne January 16, 2015 at 10:56 am

Crisis resolved!
I realized this has happened before with this recipe and I thought maybe it was taken off the blog for some reason….I just pulled out my lap top though and it came up on that one. Very strange – but now so happy I can make them :-)
Thanks for the blessing of these wonderful , scrumptious recipes!

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Lynne Kurzweil. RD January 16, 2015 at 9:45 am

Hi Angela,
I am a nutritionist and a passionate foodie. My love of cooking healthy foods prompted me to begin my second career 15 years ago as a registered dietitian. I’ve been following your blog for a few years. Your cookbook is my go to for the best vegetarian/vegan recipes. It’s also makes the perfect hostess gift! I would be thrilled at the chance to test recipes for your next publication. I have the necessary equipment and I’ve submitted the form. Please pick me!
With Healthy Regards,
Lynne

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Suzanne January 16, 2015 at 10:17 am

I have lots of time. I am 62. Been vegan for 3 years. Totally obsessed with cooking and have all the tools. I love trying new recipes. And exotic (hint hint). I like simple but I also like a challenge. Looking forward to your new awesome book :-)

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Genoa January 16, 2015 at 10:18 am

Since you don’t have a box in the form for “why I’d be a great recipe tester,” here’s my little plug. I’ve always wanted to be a recipe tester because I’m a synthetic chemist, so I have mad skillz at following directions and taking extensive notes while working. I think I like cooking so much because it is just like chemistry, but none of my ingredients are explosive/toxic.

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Mary January 16, 2015 at 10:19 am

Looking forward to your next publication and wondering how you choose your recipe testers from the huge number of submissions. :o)

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Jenna January 16, 2015 at 10:45 am

Angela,

You are such an inspiration to all of us just getting going in the natural food industry! I know you’ll have a ton of options, but I have to say that if chosen I would be a committed and dedicated tester. I currently choose 3-4 of your recipes for my weekly meals so really would not be much of a change for me. I also promote your recipes on my blog and social media whenever I cook them.. Good luck with the new cookbook whoever you choose! I know it will be fantastic!

Jenna :)

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Kaitlyn January 16, 2015 at 10:46 am

Hi Angela!

I was SO excited to see you were making another cookbook- my partner already knows that it is on my birthday list for 2016!

I started following your blog and then bought your cook book earlier this year and as everyone has said, never once been disappointed! I know that everything I make is delicious and incredibly nourishing!
I would be so excited and honored to be a recipe tester! I am a pre-service teacher and just made my own blog and I think part of my focus is going to be recipes/health/fitness so this would be a really neat component!
Thanks for your dedication and hard work to creating all of this!

Kaitlyn

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Maria Filar January 16, 2015 at 10:49 am

I was just talking about how cool it would be to be a recipe tester! I’d say about 85% of my weekly meals are from recipes I found on Pinterest or from my cookbooks, so I’m no stranger to following a good recipe!

xoxo
Maria Anne

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Nicole January 16, 2015 at 10:51 am

I am SOOOO excited for this!! From the moment I was introduced to your cookbook, I fell in love with so many recipes that are now a staple in our home! It was my mother-in-law’s copy and a few weeks later, I noticed she had bought another one for herself because I had hers with me all the time! I’m also a new mom to a beautiful 8 month old boy, so being on maternity leave and getting to cook so much yummy food would be fabulous!!! I also agree with the nutritional values being included. It’s not a priority for me, but from time to time I am interested in seeing the protein count. I would LOVE to be a recipe tester but I also just can’t wait to get my hands on your new cookbook! Your book and your blog have truly inspired me to be a better cook and I love that I can make healthy and deeeeelicious food for my family!

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Giovanna January 16, 2015 at 11:01 am

Wou If I get chosen I will feel honored and will be a life experience, I am not vegan but I love your recipes, the mixture of flavours and ingredients , I have tried most of the recipes from your book and blog, love them!

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Kathy Sturr of the Violet Fern January 16, 2015 at 11:15 am

Exciting news!!

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Teri January 16, 2015 at 11:16 am

I can’t wait for another book from you! We use Oh She Glows daily. The kids don’t even like it when I make something that isn’t from you!

Tonight, we are having your Life Affirming Nacho Dip with chips and Crowd Pleasing Casserole – and inviting a meat lover over for the vegan feast.

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Ria January 16, 2015 at 11:23 am

I have to say I loved loved your first cookbook. Each and every single recipe I have tried has been a hit. With my food allergies and my daughters lactose intolerance, each and every single recipe can be used in our house. Which is something I haven’t been able to say for any cookbook I have in my library, and I have many many cookbooks. Can’t wait to see what your next cookbook brings.

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Mariyam January 16, 2015 at 11:26 am

So glad I found your blog and cookbook! I have always loved to cook and started doing it more intensely after I got diagnosed with some serious dairy/egg allergies. Would love to be a tester (or as I like to think of it, a master taster) since I am using so many of your recipes anyway!

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sonia the mexigarian January 16, 2015 at 11:36 am

Applied. Would love to do this :) I had to mark unsure for 3 recipe commitment (new baby arriving in March and must be honest with you and myself), but I see it as a great opportunity to get back in the kitchen and make yummy meals for my family and myself. Willing to do it. 3x a week or month or bi weekly or however you send them out shouldn’t be too bad. And I’ve got a meat eater in the fam who has enjoyed many of your recipes I’ve whipped up over the years. :)

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Natalie | Circus & Bloom January 16, 2015 at 11:45 am

LOVE your new cookbook! I just bought it for my mother-in-law’s birthday and she loves it as well. Who wouldn’t? ♥

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Michelle January 16, 2015 at 11:53 am

Kk- I was so excited to see that youve put the call out for recipe testers! I Filled out the form and then had no clue how to submit it. I’m hoping that doesn’t automatically disqualify me from entering. Eek. I posted it to Pinterest in a desperate attempt. I GLoW thanks to your blog and cook book and am super pumped for another book:)

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Samantha Schmell January 16, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Hi Angela!
I am beyond excited for your second cookbook. I’ve tried every recipe in your first cookbook and have never been disappointed. I am one semester away from graduating with my BS in nutrition. You are my go-to blogger and cookbook author when I offer nutritional advice to individuals looking to improve their diets. You are such a beautiful and inspiring woman. I would absolutely love to test recipes for your new book! Good luck with everything!! xoxo

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Fanya January 16, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Hi Angela,
This is an amazing opportunity, thank you. Your recipes already monopolize my kitchen, I don’t even remember the last time I used someone else’s….
So just a quick question, I know that many people use crazy amazing blenders like vitamix, I just have a more simple one, would that be enough?

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Amara January 16, 2015 at 12:27 pm

Crossing my fingers to be chosen as a recipe tester! I’m guessing the selection will be random? If not, I’m willing to supplement my application with a “glowing” essay on how much I love your recipes and writing style! …see what I did there? ;)

Either way, I’m so looking forward to another cookbook from you!

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Samantha Paluck January 16, 2015 at 12:32 pm

Yay! So happy you are coming out with a second cookbook! It would be an awesome opportunity to be a recipe tester for you. Sending warm wishes to you, Eric, and Adriana.

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Annalise Gustafsson January 16, 2015 at 1:02 pm

I was so excited to see that you’re coming out with a new cookbook and opening recipe testing to your blog readers! I absolutely love your first cookbook and have made most of the recipes, some even multiple times. OhSheGlows my favorite blog and I would be honored to test recipes for you. :)

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Rebecca January 16, 2015 at 1:10 pm

I’ve enjoyed your recipes for years, ever since a friend turned me onto green monsters. You’re a wealth of knowledge, and thanks to you, our family incorporates lots of healthy plant based meals into our weekly menu. Even my 1 year old loves it! As a yoga teacher, you’re my first recommendation when students ask for help with finding plant based recipes. Thank you for all that you do Angela, my little Noemi and I would be honored to test (ahem, taste) your new recipes in our kitchen! BTW, double thank you for taking care to encorporate a healthy dose of chocolate as well ;)
Since my pregnancy, and now journey as a breastfeeder and mama, I’m more conscious about the iron content in our food. I’ve referenced your pregnancy post on the subject a few times, and would love to see more of that in your book. Nutritional information, and even more samples of a daily menu containing the proper protein and iron.

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Chelsea January 16, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Congrats!! This is so exciting! I’ve been a long time reader but I don’t comment often :) I’m a pretty advanced cook and vegan and love your first cookbook. I would absolutely love to be a tester if you have a need for more experienced cooks with vegan cooking experience (and my husband will help cook and taste as well!). Again, congrats on all of the happy big events lately and thanks for the delicious recipes!

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Roxane January 16, 2015 at 1:20 pm

I have plenty of time and energy to test-away right now! I was a bit of an OSG mad-woman during the Vitamix contest. My family and I would be more than happy to lend a helping hand for round two. BTW, thanks for using my quote in your Most Popular Healthy Recipes post. :)

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MoHawk @ thewinterbeard January 16, 2015 at 1:49 pm

I wish I could commit to 3 new recipes a week as this is a fantastic idea. I always get annoyed by all the comments you get saying your recipes “look amazing”. I don’t disagree with these comments, I just wish there were more comments saying, “I just made this and everyone including my two super fussy toddlers loved it!” …or something like that :) It is nice to know the recipes are tried and tested by yourself and the less experienced chefs like me. This reminds me, I need to comment on your Crispy Smashed Potato, 10 Spice Vegetable Soup, and Blissful Blueberry Banana Spelt Muffins because…I made all three and everyone including my two children loved them. Thanks! :)

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Christine January 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm

This is amazing! I love your book and your recipes and I’m not even vegan. Would love to test for you. I also live in Ontario.

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Aurelie January 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm

I would really love to do this. I’m not vegan or vegetarian, but I’ve loved all your recipes so far. They’ve all turned out well, which means a lot to me! I have tried other vegan recipes from multiple blogs and had some ‘meh’ results, which makes it harder to convince my man to eat more plant based foods haha! However, with your recipes, he seems to be satisfied :)

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Sarah January 16, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Hi Angela!

I absolutely love your cook book. After 3 years of vegan cooking and using many different cookbooks, yours by far has the most delicious and easy recipes.

I would love to be considered to be one of your recipe testers. I graduated from a great university business school but after meeting my fiancé I didn’t really need to work anymore, and I’ve been cooking full time ever since! I have the time and love your recipes!

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Tiffany L January 16, 2015 at 2:30 pm

What a fun opportunity! I’d love to help out! I’ve submitted my application form I have just loved all your recipes and I recommend the website and cookbook to people all the time! Looking forward to cookbook #2. Congrats!

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Kat January 16, 2015 at 2:31 pm

I discovered your blog last year and it quickly became my go-to site for recipes. I got your first cookbook for Christmas and it is used daily! The kids love the power bars, the healing tea and vegi-burgers. Even my devoted carnivore husband is happy when I pull your book out for meal ideas!

Like everyone else I’d love the chance to test out and feedback, what a lovely opportunity for folks!

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Barbara Sloan January 16, 2015 at 2:56 pm

What a delight this would be! I too, have your first cookbook and love it. Very excited about book number two, and would consider it an honor to be part of the creation. I just want to say that I appreciate your creativity, attention to detail, dedication, and sense of humor. I look forward to seeing “Oh She Glows” in my InBox! I am available and believe have met all of the requirements. So Exciting!!

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Sherry January 16, 2015 at 2:57 pm

I have always wanted to be a recipe tester! Mainly because there have been many times when I’ve tried out a recipe and had questions — is that measurement for melted butter or solid, how do you measure and use coconut milk from a can, by ‘rolled oats’ do you mean old-fashioned oats or the quick-cooking 1-minute oats or the instant oats, etc. Sometimes I’ve been unable to even try a recipe because it was too confusing (not any of yours specifically, I just mean recipes in general can sometimes be confusing). I think it is so important to make sure a recipe is clear, and — whether or not you choose me personally as a tester — I love that you’re getting people to test your recipes to make sure they’re understandable and available to all. That’s really awesome. :)

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Melissa January 16, 2015 at 3:25 pm

My husband and I have made the lifestyle change to eat a plant based diet about 18 months ago. We absolutely love your cookbook and look forward to your next one. I would be delighted to prepare and test your recipes for the new book.

Happy Cooking!!

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Canda Fadduol January 16, 2015 at 4:15 pm

This sounds like so much fun! I am a retired RN and am always looking for exciting ways to strengthen my culinary skills. Your first book was fabulous!

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Alison L January 16, 2015 at 5:47 pm

I’d love to be able to participate. I applied but my only concern is that my schedule varies and I may not always be able to do 3 recipes/week. I’m also really trying to avoid oils. I have your book and it is just beautiful…and yummy! Wishing you much success!

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Senna January 16, 2015 at 5:54 pm

Oh my goodness! I nearly screamed when I saw this post! My mom and I absolutely love your blog & book! We’ve been OSG fans since 2012 :) Oh wow I hope we’re able to help you out Angela! Please oh please! :D

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Jessica January 16, 2015 at 6:12 pm

I’m so excited about a second Oh she glows cookbook!!!!!!!
I want to be a recipe tester please!!! :) :)

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Sherry Schafer January 16, 2015 at 6:41 pm

This would be a dream come true… I love your recipes and have the advantage of beautiful fresh produce in Naples, FLORIDA Would love to help test recipes for #2

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Jennifer January 16, 2015 at 7:24 pm

Thank you for opening up this opportunity. I would love the chance to test your recipes with my kiddos. We have enjoyed many of the recipes from your site.

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Chelsea January 16, 2015 at 8:44 pm

I am incredibly excited to see this! I’ve been making an effort for the last few months to have a home cooked meal three times a day, seven times a week. So far it’s been working incredibly well, but I’m starting to repeat recipes already! It would be so exciting to have recipes I know I’ll love sent right to me!

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Stephanie January 16, 2015 at 9:05 pm

This would be a fun opportunity. I’m excellent at following recipes and could test the results with my boyfriend. I already cook from scratch every day and typically follow recipes I’ve found in my cookbooks or online.

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JenniferRose NeuroticMommy January 16, 2015 at 10:52 pm

Congrats on the second cookbook! This is such a wonderful opportunity to open up to your readers! Thank you! Xx This is so exciting even if I’m not picked as a tester I still can look forward to more amazing recipes. And by the way I made the caesar salad and I’m hooked!

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Brigitte Gaudreault January 17, 2015 at 1:08 am

What fun that could be , sounds great count me in (hopefully) !
Brigitte Estelle

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Thanh January 17, 2015 at 1:09 am

2.0? Yes, please! I gave the first one to myself for Christmas and have been rocking the recipes; I’ve even made my skeptical fiance enjoy vegan meals now. Cheers to healthy eating!

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Brigitte Gaudreault January 17, 2015 at 1:26 am

Very interesting !
J M Brown
(Partner of Brigitte Estelle Gaudreault )
Let’s get cooking Brigitte !

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Kathryn January 17, 2015 at 1:41 am

This is so exciting! Congratulations on your second cookbook! My husband and I have been eating vegan for over a year now and I am absolutely in love with your blog and cookbook. You are definitely my go to, in fact pretty much all I use when following a recipe! I know you probably have tons and tons of applicants, but I am totally on board and would love to be a part of it! : )

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HILARY MCCAFFERTY January 17, 2015 at 1:45 am

I definitely awaited your first cookbook for months. It is hands down, my favorite cookbook ever! And I am not vegan. You are one of my biggest cooking inspirations, along with Ramsay, Child and Bill Kim. I can’t wait for the next one!!

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Lisa January 17, 2015 at 6:29 am

I love your first cookbook, Angela, and would LOVE to be on the team of recipe testers for your second one!

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Audra January 17, 2015 at 8:25 am

I would love to test your recipes!! I’m excited for the next cookbook. Congrats!!

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Carissa January 17, 2015 at 9:16 am

I am so excited that you’re in the process of developing a new cookbook!!! When I told my husband I was applying to test your recipes, he got super excited and started talking about he hopes I do it so we can eat tons of delicious food. Two fans here!

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Jolene January 17, 2015 at 10:09 am

Angela,
As I new mom just like you I find so much of what you write about relatable,
I am always in the kitchen and have tried almost every recipe in your cook book!
I am so motivated to being fit and healthy for myself and my new little family.
I would love to be a part of your new cookbook by providing feedback!
I am just a regular Mom on maternity leave with a lot of time to be part of your new project.
Here is to hoping that I hear from you soon!
Jolene

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Hannah White January 17, 2015 at 11:02 am

Hi! I’m super excited for this opportunity! I am a nurse and only work 3 days a week, so I have lots of free time to try recipes and make notes! I’d love the opportunity to help you out! :) I’m not a super experienced cook, but I’m always trying recipes from Pinterest and I have a very willing boyfriend to try anything! Thanks!

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Katrina January 17, 2015 at 11:50 am

I can’t wait for your second cookbook. Hope I get to be a part of the process. Your recipes have made the vegan transition so easy. They’re better than dairy-containing recipes!

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Cathy Rios January 17, 2015 at 1:20 pm

I love, love your blog and your cookbook! I’m a vegan and bake/cook a lot of your recipes! I applied the other day and hope that I get considered :)

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Svetlana January 17, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Hi Angela!

I love your first cookbook! I would be honoured to be a recipe tester for your second cookbook! I am not vegan or vegetarian, but I am trying to eat healthier and cook for my husband and I plant based meals more often. Trying to please meat eaters is not an easy task!

Svetlana

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Tracy January 17, 2015 at 1:56 pm

I didn’t even know there was such a thing as recipe tester. I feel like I’m already a tester as we continually come to your site for recipes. In Dec 2012, I read a book about an ultrarunner who is a vegan and it sparked my interest. Reading that book led me to buy a vita mix and start making green smoothies. A month later I heard about something called cashew cheese and decided to google it. It led me to your recipe for vegan lasagna with lemon basil cashew cheese. WOW, that was spark that put our family on a new path to radically change our diets. The lasagna and cashew cheese was so, so good and we couldn’t believe something with out meat was actually tasty and healthy. My wife and I were both raised on the “meat and potato” philosophy with the belief that more meat was better, so to consider meals with all veggies took some adjustment. Here we are 2 years later and still going strong. With the help of your tasty recipes, we continue to get better at taking care of ourselves. We also have two kids under 5 who are getting on the same page too (that’s not always easy).

It took my well over a year to finally admit to other guys that one of my favorite sites is something called “Oh She Glows”… Yes, as a guy I still get some funny responses, but it doesn’t phase me anymore because I know how good it is for our family.

Angela, thanks for putting the time and effort into this site. This is one family that you have made a life changing impact on.

Tracy

p.s. I am an engineering so following an exact recipe is in my DNA:)

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Tiffany January 17, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Love your recipes and am currently cooking through your cookbook. We make 4-5 recipes of yours/week and love them! As a vegan family of 5 (3 kids) it is great to have a resource that provides delicious and healthy options for our collective taste buds. Thanks for sharing your creativity and talent!

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Sydney January 17, 2015 at 4:08 pm

My boyfriend gave me your cookbook for my birthday last year and we love it! Thank you so much for inspiring us to make new and exciting recipes. I know you have a lot of response for recipe testers, the ones picked will be a lucky bunch!
Syd from Dartmouth, NS

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Heather January 17, 2015 at 4:12 pm

Your blog and cookbook inspired me to love food again. I especially feel I can relate as I have recovered from a restricive eating disorder myself. I have a new found love for everything food and actually have my very own food blog in the works. I nearly did a backflip when I saw the news about your new cookbook!!!

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Jenn January 17, 2015 at 8:22 pm

What a cool opportunity! I just recently went vegan, GF, refined sugar-free, caffeine-free, alcohol-free for a cleanse. Your recipes make it so easy! I love food, so I need options that aren’t salad and GF spaghetti from the jar…and I look to OSG for delicious options. I LOVE cookbooks. I also have vegan and non-vegan taste testers…so pretty please pick me! :) Good luck!

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Julie January 17, 2015 at 9:32 pm

Would love to see you try your hand at some sprouted recipes, such as sprouted buckwheat pancakes! Mmmmm!

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Nidhi Jain January 18, 2015 at 12:46 am

Very excited for the 2nd book! I probably make at least 3 of your recipes every week as is, so this would just be a normal week. My friends would love you if I’m selected :-)

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Kelsey Bissell January 18, 2015 at 1:13 am

Thanks so much for this opportunity! What a fun, creative way for your readers to become more involved in the process. I am a nurse anesthetist which can be challenging/tiring, and I love to come home at the end of a busy day and whip up something delicious. While I’ve never been a recipe tester before, I have been an advance screener for movies. So, I understand the value of honest and constructive feedback. I also like to host people for dinner, which makes for many opportunities for feedback about the success of the dish. Again, thanks for thinking of your readers for this fun experience. I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

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Lorraine Crowe January 18, 2015 at 7:46 am

Hi Angela,
I would love to be a recipe tester, I have made nearly everything in your first recipe book and on your website. I love your recipes, you seem to have the same tastes as I do, which makes it easy to try something you have made. Thank you!

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Peggy January 18, 2015 at 9:31 am

Angela,
I would love the opportunity to be a recipe tester. I have devoured your cookbook and I read cookbooks for sport! I’ve been vegetarian since my early teens (hmmm.. a long time — I have 2 daughters in their 20’s — one who has Celiac disease, so I have learned the benefits of being GF, as well). I am a holistic Health Coach (through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition) as well as a yoga and Pilates instructor — and about to start teaching Barre. I’m working on a fitness/food/fashion website and blog for women in their 50’s and would love to highlight your creativity to this demographic :) Best of luck!

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Teri January 18, 2015 at 10:02 am

I signed up to become a tester because I am not a vegan. I am not even a vegetarian. What I am is a 50+ female that is convinced my poor food choices have to change. I read the introduction to your book and realized I have the same misconceptions about what being vegan means- I just want my health back. Regardless of whether I am chosen as a food tester I love your website and thank you for all of the content you provide. Very inspired by you!

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Hannah Rose January 18, 2015 at 10:43 am

This is such a great opportunity, I would be blessed to be a part of it! I am a masters student studying nutrition and health promotion, and found your blog when I started school last year. Since then, I am known from my friends to be an “oh she glows diehard”, and my boyfriend affectionately yells “Oh she’s glowing again” when he hears the food processor zooming away! I, like many others here on the comments, spend most of my days following your recipes, and could have some great tips or suggestions to give, and a fresh eye when the writing gets tough (definitely know this as i’m currently writing my thesis!).

I like the idea of nutritional content in the back, something that someone could flip to but not necessarily read on each recipe. I am also hoping there will be some more savoury snack and breakfast items in the new book. I especially love the recipes on your blog using mason jars (ie. the peanut butter cups and oatmeals to go). I think a lot of us are packing things to go to school or work, and that would be so great to have more of in a cookbook.

The other suggestion I have is recipes that are nut free. Lots of vegan blogs use cashews as a base, and while I love em, I can’t have them with every meal (and I’m a cheeze die hard). So any other ways to up the protein content in meals in a nut free way would be excellent!

I would be so excited to help you with this new chapter of your life! It is so incredibly exciting :)

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Hjordis January 18, 2015 at 11:12 am

I would love to be a recipe tester. I have followed your blog for almost a year and have your book. I would not catagorise myself yet as a vegan but I tend to cook vegeterian meals a lot and get my husband to enjoy them too. I would love to participate but I understand that you can not pick all of us interested. Look forward to your new book.

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Emily January 18, 2015 at 11:22 am

Hi Angela,

Very excited for book #2 Would love to help test as I cook almost exclusively from your blog and first book now! But either way so looking forward to new recipes!!!

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Amber January 18, 2015 at 11:43 am

I agree that having the protein amount included would be a huge help! I’m not concerned about calories but do like to make sure I’m getting enough protein. My naturopathic doctor has asked me to keep track:)

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Stacy January 18, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Hi Angela! I am a huge fan of your blog, your book and your inspiration! I have recently started a new journey as a health coach and mention you and your cookbook in my blog/ website. I can’t wait for your new cookbook! Good luck with it.

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Carly Alary January 18, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Hi Angela!

I would love to be considered as a recipe taster! I am a past culinary professional (professionally trained) and am now a hairstylist who Is on matt leave. I think I enjoy cooking now more than when I did it as a career, as I have more time to make the things I love for the people I love. I am not a vegan, but making healthy choices for my family is very important to me! I wanted to buy your book because while I can easily come up with non vegan dishes, I wanted some new inspiration when it came to making ones that are vegan. Just submitted my form!!

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Gayle Perry January 18, 2015 at 3:10 pm

I must say that I am a big fan of the last cookbook and your blog. I absolutely love the crowd pleasing Caesar salad and the smashed potatoes. I made the salad twice and the potatoes 3 times over the holidays and they were a big hit each time. I bought your cookbook for my 2 daughters and they love cooking up your recipes as well. I would love to be considered for recipe testing. My kitchen is supplied with a food processor and vita mix as well. I already use at least one recipe from your blog or cookbook at least 1-2 times a week. I have been trying to incorporate more vegan recipes into our diets over the last 2 years. So far I’ve made my husband a fan of your recipes too, which he is a trustworthy critic. Thank you for your consideration.

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Stephanie Jacques January 18, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Hi, I had a son just a couple of months after you in October. I was wondering if you would be including any baby food recipes in this cookbook? I would love to be a tester for those, too! I submitted my info. Congrats on your beautiful baby!

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Sarah January 18, 2015 at 4:39 pm

I just signed up, but I feel like I should change my eating restrictions!

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Carly January 18, 2015 at 5:20 pm

I’ve been following your blog for years and love the first OSG cookbook, it’s my go to when I’m in a cooking rut (and I love to cook!) . I would be so honoured and excited to recipe test for you!

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Dawn January 18, 2015 at 9:53 pm

I’m in!! When do we start??

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Rachel Blakey January 18, 2015 at 11:00 pm

What an exciting opportunity to offer! I so look forward to reading about your new recipes and would love to be considered for a tester. I’m always excited to try a new recipe, especially if it requires learning a new cooking technique in the process! I could definitely test two to three recipes per week. Best wishes on your new book!

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Jennie January 19, 2015 at 9:01 am

Hi Angela,

I submitted the recipe testing form but wanted to reach out and let you know I’m a trained chef and professional recipe tester. I have experience in recipe development and testing for global brands and I would love to talk with you about working on your second book…congrats by the way!

Jennie

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Jackie January 19, 2015 at 9:20 am

I’ve applied :) I am currently OBSESSED with your cookbook and cook from it nearly every single day anyway! Yesterday it was YOLO’s and the sweet potato enchiladas… my hubby is in heaven! I’m a brand new Registered Holistic Nutritionist and being a recipe tester for Oh She Glows would be an amazing addition to my new blog!! I told everyone in my family the day I registered because I would be OVER THE MOON to do this! Thanks for all of your inspiration! xo

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Steph K. January 19, 2015 at 9:31 am

I’m so excited that you are coming out with a second cookbook – and that you are taking on recipe testers! I applied and have my fingers crossed :) What an amazing opportunity!

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Deborah Hayes January 19, 2015 at 10:07 am

Yay! So happy to hear that you are developing another AWESOME cookbook! I would be over the moon if I was chosen to be a recipe taster. I enjoy cooking, and my basset hound “Pickles” loves sniffing all the goodies I am making from your first cookbook (especially any recipe that includes peanut butter, or carrots, or sweet potatoes). I hope you enjoy the creative process heaps this second time around!

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ashleigh reade January 19, 2015 at 12:44 pm

I would LOVE to be considered!! I’ve never commented on your blog, but I LOVE it- I read it all the time and check everyday to see if you’ve posted! Your recipes are delicious and simple to put together and the whole family loves them-we make at least 3 of your recipes a week already! Thanks for considering!!!

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Kristen Harris January 19, 2015 at 12:49 pm

I am so excited about this! I’ve made 3 of your recipes in the last 2 days! I made your vegetable 10 spice stew, and chocolate cake last night, and this morning the chia doughnuts! They were all amazing! I love your cookbook! In fact I told my husband yesterday I think I’m going to go through your recipes 1 at a time! I love to cook and have 4 whole foods eating children would are great recipe testers for me. My baby is dairy and soy free so I love knowing your recipes will work for my family and be tasty too! Feel free to look me up on my healthy eating page on Instagram! @eat_juicy !!! Xoxo ~ Kristen

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Bella Green January 19, 2015 at 2:20 pm

Everyone of your recipes that I’ve tried has been delicious. I’m looking forward to the new book. BTW- How do you find the time? You are amazing.

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Caroline January 19, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Hi Angela, I discovered your blog one month ago, as I was looking for vegan recipes. I’ve been into vegan food for a few months – it all started with a special diet for my husband- and we loved it ! I’ve been thrilled to discover your blog, which became a great source of inspiration and recipes, and already tried a lot. I’m a part-time stay at home Mom and I’ve applied to be a tester, I’d love to be considered :) thank you !

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Nicole January 19, 2015 at 6:38 pm

Your cookbook changed my way of cooking for myself, my family (carnivore option on the side for half!) and the little children in my homedaycare. The children enjoy green monsters at snacktime, chia pudding for treats and love to dip carrot sticks and zucchini chips in the life Affirming Nacho Dip! My son has your recipies made into “healthy vegan frozen dinners” in our freezer and takes them to go!
I have applied to be a recipe tester on your new cookbook, and would live the chance to cook and give feedback. You even inspired me to ask for a vitamix for Christmas from my husband ( which I received!) Thanks from a bunch if healthy kids!

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Ashleigh January 19, 2015 at 7:29 pm

I cannot wait until this book rolls out. I am so thrilled that you are at it again. I’ve been actively cooking off your blog and out of your cookbook for quite some time and have even convinced many of my friends to get a copy of the book too! I love spending my free time in the kitchen testing new things out on my family and friends all the time.

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Sonam Shah January 19, 2015 at 10:52 pm

I Would love to be part of this little project!

Im in my last 6 months of medical residency and didn’t think I would have found time to cook until I bought your book– it was life changing for both me and my husband. I cook from your first book at least 3 times a week and have posted tons of pics and sent so many pics and posts to my friends and family who i’ve all convinced to buy your first book as well! I have been vegetarian all my life- but becoming vegan has been something new for us in the last 4 moths. I’ve used your blog and book to help us through that diet change. Im your biggest fan and love everything in the first book. I love cooking, trying new things, and being healthy :) Although I live in Michigan, I am born Canadian, and a true Canuck at heart. Look forward to hearing back :).

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Melissa January 19, 2015 at 11:20 pm

Hi Angela, I’ve recently come across your website – and I love it! Thank you for sharing your beautiful recipes. My partner is a total sweet tooth, so I am trying to help us both stay healthy (even during dessert!) by eating as much raw/gluten free and “healthy” sweets as we can. One of his favourite dishes I make is my mum’s classic lemon meringue pie (drool). I wonder if you have any recipes or ideas on a healthy/vegan/gluten free take on this? I would be so interested to see what you come up with :) Very much looking forward to the delivery of your first book to my front door, and cannot wait for the 2nd version too. Thanks again :) Mel

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Mikaela Wilson January 20, 2015 at 1:22 am

Hi Angela! I am so happy you are creating a second book! I am a 14 year old girl who loves making your food for school lunches as well as my (not vegan) family! Thankyou for the oppertunity to be a recipe tester! My dad and brother are tough critics on healthy food but so far all your recipees have made the cut haha! I just wanted to ask would your next book have a different focus then your first one or still your favourite recipees for each meal? Thanks, Mikaela

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Katherine January 20, 2015 at 7:36 am

This is wonderful news! I practically test all of your recipes already because I cannot help myself from making them ALL THE TIME! I cannot wait for a new cookbook :)

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Penny January 20, 2015 at 9:19 am

I LOVE your first book so much I bought several and gave them as gifts. My personal trainer uses it as much as I do! We talk about recipes we have tried and loved all the time.

I have a request. I am trying to find a good recipe for simple red lentil pasta. I tried to make it myself and failed. I just used lentil flour I made myself from red lentils and water. Then I tried adding a little oil. I was using a Kitchen Aid extruder but no dice. I really want to make a high quality lasagna noodle that doesn’t have wheat or rice, etc., because I have several wonderful vegan lasagna recipes I want to use it in!

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Lee-anne Collins January 20, 2015 at 9:48 am

I’m so excited about this, I hope I get picked!

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Margaret Webb January 20, 2015 at 10:44 am

Hi Angela,

I have a suggestion to offer (although you may already be doing this in book 2) ~ if you could add notes regarding the freeze-ability of items & prep time at the top of recipes. I have so enjoyed your cookbook and blog/recipes. I hope to get a chance to be a tester, but if not, I know the book will be as amazing as the first :)
All the best ~
Margaret.

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Cynthia January 20, 2015 at 5:44 pm

Freeze-ability info is a fantastic suggestion! I am always leery about whether or not things will “hold up” in the freezer (or more accurately, AFTER the freezer) so I would definitely like that information!

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Nicole White January 20, 2015 at 11:49 am

I have a home daycare and the children and I have been baking healthybtreats from Oh She Glows…they bring them home to share, and their moms have become purchasers of Oh She Glows! Many of the vegan meals I prepare for and with them are from your book and blog, and my 16 year old son has created a freezer full if friozen dinners by freezing your recipies into take-out portions!
I’ve applied to be a recipe tester…I would love to try the new recipies and give input…I have a little group of girls here to give their opinions, too, and I think it would be an exciting activity for them to be “testers” :)
All the best with your hard work developing these new meals!

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Milissa January 20, 2015 at 1:03 pm

I can’t wait for the new cookbook, whether I’m chosen as a recipe tester or not! I have tried so many of your recipes, both from the first cookbook and yiur website that I know the next one will totally rock. There hasn’t been a single thing I haven’t loved. My thoughts on the whole calorie count, nutrient content, etc…I have learned that just eating healthy, real, whole foods regularly and keeping my head when it comes to the cookies and desserts has totally changed my food attitude. We should focus on nutrients, not calories for optimal health and even for weight loss. And if anyone is eating your recipes regularly, they feel confident they are getting what they need. I take a vegan calcium supplement daily as well as a vegan multi to be on the safe side and I’ve never felt better. Calorie counting, in my humble opinion is counterproductive and takes up too much time.

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Shayna January 20, 2015 at 2:40 pm

I am super excited for this!!!!!

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joanna January 20, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Pick me! Pick me! Okay my reasons may be a bit selfish. Feeding my cooking addiction by getting a chance to cook your recipes before the rest of the world.

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Cynthia January 20, 2015 at 5:42 pm

I hope I am picked, mainly because it would be a GREAT way to justify my family needing to eat vegan with me for 3 meals a week! ha ha!

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Laura January 20, 2015 at 7:04 pm

A new book, how exciting! Would love the opportunity to help out. As a relatively new (2 years in) vegan your recipes have provided both the inspiration to think outside of the box, and the comfort of knowing that entertaining non-veggie family members/friends is safe! I have been tagging along as my other completes the plant based certificate at Rouxbe. His skills have gone from zero to high five pretty quick, so we are actually having some fun in the kitchen! We’re ready to keep the recipes flying…all the best with your project! :)

PS kitchen is vitamix and food processor ready!

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Michaella January 21, 2015 at 12:46 am

Hi there! Just wanted to say that I am a big fan of you and your cookbook and would be honored to be considered as a food tester! :)

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merdkyaya January 21, 2015 at 2:14 am

I have submitted my form to be a recipe tester, I have recently adopted a vegan lifestyle (1 month young) after experiencing 1 year of ovo-lacto vegetarianism (my gift to myself in my 56 year). I enjoy your blog and recipes and to show my supported purchased the Oh She Glows cookbook. I tend to be a tad “specific” so following a recipe word for word is NOT a problem for me. Committing to 3 recipes a week could be a challenge as I am an active member of a small family business and a proud “yaya” of 5 grandchild aged 6 and under. Looking forward to enjoying new Vegan Culinary Creations!!!!!

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Jaqui January 21, 2015 at 6:22 am

Can’t cook, don’t cook. I do however love to buy lots of pretty books and dreamily read about all of the healthy and delicious meals I could be making with my sadly almost mint condition Vitamix and bunch of other overpriced and underused kitchen equipment.
I would love some motivation to finally get my hands (and Vitamix) dirty, and the added bonus is that if I can successfully recreate the dishes, you can be sure that they are idiot proof :)

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Deborah January 21, 2015 at 8:01 am

I would love to be a tester.. But, I cook for my Mom, who has been a brittle diabetic for 60 years. She is moving towards some plant based food .. Yeah:) I also cook some for my sister who is battling breast and ovarian cancer. Also, a husband who is always worried about protein. Also, a nephew who has a MAJOR diary allergy.

I’m writing this because I would love to see the nutritional breakdown of your recipes. Calories, protein, sodium, sugar, fats, cholesterol, vitamins… Also, does the entree qualify as a complete protein.

Would love to perhaps have a range of sugars in the recipes. I often reduce sweeteners by half and we are very happy with that. I’m always looking for a way to make things healthier.

Love your cookbook and your website.
Thank you

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Cay January 21, 2015 at 10:12 am

I would love to test recipes, but honestly know that I wouldn’t do three per week. But I do have a request. Could you put nutritional info at the end of your recipes – serving size in addition to # of servings, calories, grams of protein, carbs, and other significant nutrients (vitamins, minerals) in the dish? Would make it much easier to put in My Fitness Pal! Thank you and I love your recipes. Thanks to you, my new vegan lifestyle has been a delicious culinary adventure!

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Lauren Malone January 21, 2015 at 10:53 am

I can’t wait! My old school Italian family even bought your cookbook and LOVE your food. Even my 87 year old Italian grandmother loves your food so that says a lot about your recipes! I have a 10 month old and will hopefully be pregnant again soon so I would love to see freezer friendly meals and snacks. I’m a police officer and I work 12 hour shifts so snacks are my friend as I don’t always get the chance to eat a full meal. I do all the cooking for us but my husband loves to help and our baby loves to eat it all. Especially your lentil walnut loaf. Fingers crossed I get selected to be a tester! Can’t wait for your next book :)

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Kelsey January 21, 2015 at 12:21 pm

This is so awesome!! I’m a little late seeing this so hopefully you haven’t decided on all the tasters yet :) As an added bonus for picking me, my boyfriend is non-vegan but has no problem eating vegan food and he would be thrilled to help with this as well. So, you would be getting a vegan and non-vegan taste-tester in one!!

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Cristy January 21, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Congratulations on everything: from the baby to the start of your second cookbook! I would LOVE to join this opportunity. I just left my corporate gig to stay home with my 11 week old little girl and have totally become a pseudo-chef between diaper changes and naps :) Good luck with everything regardless. I started following your blog back in 2009 when I first went vegan and it really helped get me out of my baguette and bruschetta rut! Not that there’s anything wrong with that rut…just maybe not every day. :)

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Nathalie January 21, 2015 at 8:50 pm

I am discovering vegan cooking and with ups and down trying my best to transition in a mixed household. Your blog and book have been a god-send. Your recipes are so yummy that my carnivores do not object to a few vegan meals a week. I would love to return the favor and help you be a tester. Let me know if I can help. I am blessed to have a great kitchen with pretty much every gadget. I have been cooking for 40 years (started at my mother’s side) but do not have any kind of formal training. I am a no non-sense cook.

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Emma January 21, 2015 at 11:01 pm

What an exciting opportunity! I know you’ve had a lot of volunteers, but if you are looking for anyone to specifically focus on baking I would be happy to help. Baking is one of my personal (amateur) passions, and I am always looking for ways to take a healthy spin on sweet treats and tackle the challenge of gluten-free! I’m a relative newcomer to your blog, but I have definitely enjoyed every recipe I have tried. Best of luck with the new book!

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Elena January 22, 2015 at 2:20 am

Hello,
I am 15. and I just love cooking, backing etc. In the moment i am on an exchange in Canada where i learned about your blog and bought your first book as well. It really inspires me because I made the experience that your diet really affect your feeling. Since i am here unfortunately my diet got unhealthy due to my hostfamily. I can feel it and see it (pimpels, dry skin..). On the one side sad that my exchange is almost over (just 7 days left) but on the other side really looking Forward to try out your recipes and get healthy from the inside again. I am not vegetarien – but my meat intake is very less (i just don´t like the thought of eating animals). Iam really interestet in nutritious (I am active) and healthy Food and i would really enjoy trying your recipes from the other side of the world- from Germany (where the vegan trend is not as trendy as here yet)

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genevieve @ gratitude & greens January 22, 2015 at 3:40 am

I just sent in my application- right now I’m being the enthusiastic kid in class who is jumping up and down yelling “PICK ME! PICK ME!” So excited for your second cookbook!

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Alison L January 22, 2015 at 5:58 am

Hi Angela, is there a deadline that you are following when you’ll have all of your testers lined up? A friend and I both applied and were hoping to be testers but don’t know how long to expect to wait to see if either of us are selected. Thanks!

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Jen B January 22, 2015 at 9:31 am

Ya! So exciting! I try new recipes every week so this is right up my alley. Fun!

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Michelle January 22, 2015 at 9:45 am

Hey Angela,
I would love to be a recipe tester. I am always looking for new ways to incorporate new recipes into our diet. While I am not 100% vegan, I do try to eat 80% plant based. I’ve sent in my information. SO hopefully I get chosen. Love your first book, it is used on a regular basis in our home.

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Jak January 22, 2015 at 10:43 am

I would love to test out your recipes…. I actually test them all the time!!!!

But I live in Italy and use our local products, no big food chains, and there IS a difference. Supermarkets will always be supermarkets

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Gillian Moss January 22, 2015 at 1:17 pm

THank you for all the recipes and information you send it. I ‘m always very happy to read what you have to say. Love the Oh She Glows recipe book No. 1 and can’t wait to see what you cook up for No. 2.

I’m an old cook in a new house, new kitchen, just dying to experiment. Totally understand that you’ll be inundated, I couldn’t get to you any sooner as there were too many boxes in the way of the computer! All clear now – good luck with this next adventure
Gillian x

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Shelley January 22, 2015 at 9:26 pm

I love your recipes and blog. Thank you for making another cookbook. As a mom of three little ones I am looking forward to seeing how your recipes change as your daughter grows.

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Denise Jaillet January 23, 2015 at 9:39 pm

Hi Angela:
I filled out the app to be a recipe tester a few nights ago. I would love to be chosen as one of your recipe testers.
I don’t have a problem with testing 3+ recipes weekly. I’m vegan and I love to cook.
As well, my husband and I love to eat good food.
Thanks again.
Denise

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Kim P January 23, 2015 at 10:40 pm

Yay! So excited you are working on a new cookbook. I just found your first one a few months ago and it quickly became my go-to!!! Love trying new recipes that I can feel good about eating! Thank you for the opportunity! Best of luck with everything :-)

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Claire January 24, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Good afternoon!
I just successfully completed your delicious recipe for Freezer Cookie Dough Fudge and it is OUTSTANDING! I recently made the transition to vegan-ism and your blog has been immeasurably helpful. Thank you for all of your good-humored and detailed tips.
Yours has been an encouraging voice.
I’m delighted to hear you are producing another cookbook! Though I have never been in the position to officially offer my opinions to another culinary enthusiast, it has been a delight following your blog and experimenting with your recipes.
Have a lovely weekend,
Claire

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Michelle January 24, 2015 at 9:09 pm

Hi
I submitted my details and would love to help test the recipes. I teach Home Economics in NZ and my students cover sustainability and Vegans at Level 2 . This would link in so well with all we do.
Hope I am successful but will enjoy current ideas if not xx

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Natasja January 25, 2015 at 6:05 am

Woohoo….Excited that another book is coming. Love to be one of your testers, it will make the time waiting for your new book a lot more fun :)

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Mary Lynn Futers January 25, 2015 at 3:15 pm

All of my fingers and toes are crossed. Submitted my information. I am studying at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Mississauga; live in Burlington. Your cookbook is my absolute favourite. I learned to love cooking because of it. Every recipe I tried, we loved – and I could do it, easily. They never intimidated me. They made me feel like a chef. Thank you for inspiring me. I know you do that for thousands of others. Here’s hoping I can sign Recipe Tester next to my name. Happy sunny, snowy Sunday. :)

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Diana January 26, 2015 at 3:19 pm

I’d love to be considered. I recently graduated from culinary school and decided to go vegan. I love your cookbook! I do cooking demos for cancer patients, and I ALWAYS use your cookbook.

Diana

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Laura January 26, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Hi Angela, I would absolutely love the opportunity to be a recipe tester! I have tried SO many of your recipes from the blog and your cook book and love most things I have tried! I am newly vegan– with my allergies (Asthma and Eosinophilic Oesophagitis) I needed to give up dairy and I finally made the transition and feel so much better! I am also a doctor and have such an interest in nutrition. Your blog has given me the inspiration to make delicious tasty meals! Would love to be considered! I even have my fiancé half converted–unfortunately I don’t think I will ever fully turn him!! Laura

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Annalise January 26, 2015 at 7:23 pm

My family and I love your blog! I’ve been making recipes from it for at least two years, when I went (mostly) vegan. Your recipes are responsible for my reputation as a cook. :) I was thrilled when you released your first cookbook and I’ve made most of the recipes from it. I’m so excited that you’re making another cookbook and that you’re opening recipe testing to blog readers! How exciting! I would love to test recipes and coming from a house of 7, I can give you lots of feedback. :)

I’m looking forward to the new cookbook! Happy recipe-making!

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Heather Boley January 26, 2015 at 7:33 pm

Sooooo awesome to see that you will be sharing more wonderful inspiring and delicious recipes in print!!!! Can’t wait to add another one to the cookbookshelf!! You are soo inspiring!

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Louisa January 27, 2015 at 1:49 am

Your first cookbook was amazing. This is my favourite of every cookbook I own (which is plenty), hands down. EVERYTHING I have made has been amazing, and whoever would have thought that possible. In our home we are striving to be at least 80% vegan and you make that so much easier, because your food tastes brilliant. With most recipes being very simple too, it’s my go-to book whenever I am cooking now. Thank you. CAN’T WAIT for book 2!

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Meaghan January 27, 2015 at 8:52 am

Hi Angela,

I use your cookbook pretty much everyday and when I’m not – I’m on the website. SOOO excited about a second book. I’m guessing this is already in the comments somewhere, and as a new mom I’m betting you’ve thought of this yourself, but JUST in case it SOMEHOW was missed…. adding a “freezer friendly” tag in the recipes would be really awesome. 99% of the time, I’m all about fresh is best, but sometimes having a recipe or two in the freezer can be very helpful, like when you have a new baby at home, or a busy weeknight.
Either way, I’ll be pre-ordering my little heart out as soon as humanly possible. Congratulations!!

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Tanya January 27, 2015 at 6:38 pm

A second cookbook! Very exiting! I wish I had the time to be a recipe tester! I love your recipes and you have been a huge support in my vegan transition over this past year. I would like to agree with PP about adding the nutritional information to your recipes. This is really important in helping me calculate my nutritional needs for the day.

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Erica January 28, 2015 at 12:53 pm

I am so happy that you are making a second cookbook! I absolutely love all your recipes. You have really helped me change my eating lifestyle for the better. I am always in the kitchen I love to cook and bake. I really hope you consider making me a recipe tester!

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Risa Golding January 30, 2015 at 4:01 pm

Keeps telling me to give a real email address so I have put both my email addresses in dvd it won’t accept either one. A glitch? I would love to test recipes for you.

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Rebecca Leach January 31, 2015 at 11:43 am

I keep trying to submit my application and it rejects it without explaining why! Have I missed my chance?

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Sammi Smith January 31, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Hi Angela,

It’s always been a dream of mine to help work on cookbooks! I’m an avid home cook and usually focus on wholesome whole food recipes — I’m always up for a good veggie rice bowl :) Currently I also work part time as a baker at a vegan/gluten-free bakery and contribute recipes to a couple sites. I’ve submitted an application and would love to get involved with your book!

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Sarah February 1, 2015 at 3:24 pm

Hi Angela!

This is such an exciting opportunity! Just wondering when you will be selecting the recipe testers! :) Hoping that I get selected!

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Emilie Berner February 1, 2015 at 9:57 pm

Just submitted my application! Your website inspires me, and I use your cook book all the time. It would be an honor to be a part of round two!

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Beth Williams February 2, 2015 at 6:45 am

Wow what a great opportunity – application is in! I got your cookbook for Christmas and am completely in LOVE :) I’m a budding vegan chef and I learn so much each time I work my way through one of your delicious recipes. Thanks for everything and good luck on your new cookbook!

x
Beth

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Natasha Hurst February 3, 2015 at 4:20 pm

Oh how I would love to be a part of this!! Fingers crossed it is not too late to be considered!!

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tash February 4, 2015 at 3:12 am

What an awesome opportunity. After being diagnosed with cancer 5 yrs ago, I stumbled across your website and was blessed with the delishessness (is that even a word?) And wholesomeness of your food. I dont work and LOVE cooking, this would certainly fill my days with a passion and my husband would be stoked

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Twyla Carolan February 4, 2015 at 8:23 am

Would love to be a recipe tester!

I was very ill over the holidays and am and have been recovering by drinking green juices and smoothies and by following a vegan/vegetarian diet. I was a vegetarian for 8 years in the past, but ended up with vitamin/mineral imbalances. When I cook your recipes, I know, I can feel it, that this is completely different. There is balance and vitality.

Like others I wondered about the title of the book. But I get it now. It makes total sense. It’s a way of being and living.

Forget about all that horrid stuff we tend to eat mindlessly. And why do we? Your recipes are so amazing and easy to make. Why waste time on the really not so good? Especially when, with a little guidance, we all can work at becoming vibrant and healthy human beings from the inside out.

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Carola February 5, 2015 at 6:40 am

Hi Angela! I have been following you since I became vegan about 2 years ago. I would like to test your recipes and submit honest feedback. I have a baby same age as yours and a toddler that’s why I like quick and easy recipes like yours.

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Cait February 6, 2015 at 2:21 pm

Soooo excited for the new cookbook!!! We already make recipes 3-5 times a week from the first book or the blog, so committing to 3x would be no problem ;) My husband still eats dairy but I’ve cut it out due to my sons food sensitivities (he’s a few months older than your sweet girl and still breastfeeding). Thanks to you I hardly miss the dairy at all!!

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Mona Krieger February 7, 2015 at 12:47 pm

I am an avid cook, currently enrolled in a Nutritional Therapy course, and would be thrilled to be a tester! I am just learning what I can eat and what I cannot and I am searching for recipes that I can incorporate into my newly prescribed diet.

I have Hashimoto and Graves Disease. Just over a week ago, my Naturopathic Doctor removed gluten, dairy and caffeine from my diet to slow down my thyroid. She also recommended your site and I love it!!!

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Rachael Rowsell February 7, 2015 at 5:07 pm

A second cookbook sounds very exciting. My daughter introduced me to the OSG cookbook when her Dad had a triple by pass surgery, and we wanted to start eating healthy. She tried most of your recipes and I have too tired alot of them as well. We are very happy with the recipes.I just made the PNB balls for a function and I had the recipe beside the items on the table . The speakers that got up to speak that nite complimented on the PNB balls,and was thrilled to have the recipe. I then told them of the cookbook that I used “OH SHE GLOWS” and they wanted to purchase one for their families. I would love to be chosen as a recipe tester as I lost my job in December and have alot of valuable time to try the recipes and its a win win situation. My husband will be eating more healthy and I get to do what I love to do the most is cook and bake. When I was little I used to send for recipe books by saving boxtops, etc and it was such great memories of trying the recipes. My Mom cut her finger one day and I had to make homemade bread for her as she couldn’t put her hands into the dough.. I was only 9 yrs old and the bread came out so yummy that day..She put the huge pan of dough on a chair for me to mix. She has passed away and I have such great memories of my Mom and I baking at home.

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molly February 9, 2015 at 9:11 am

This sounds exactly what I would love to do! I already cook your meals at home at least one a day! I love the way you cook! I got your first cookbook for christmas and have almost run through every recipe ( some have become staples). how lucky I was to find your blog when I became a vegan in may 2014.
You are awesome and my husband and two boys thank you too!!!!

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Lynn February 9, 2015 at 10:15 am

Hi Angela – pick me, pick me!!!

My niece just told me about your new cookbook and suggested that I would be an awesome recipe tester…. She’d like me to try out ALL of your recipes for she and her 2 new adopted children (as you might imagine she is a bit busy to do this herself!). Sha gave me your cookbook and I am now the Glo Bar queen!

I know I am late to the process but cooking and making notes are what I love to do! Maybe I could fill in for a drop-out if you’ve already selected your testers!

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Diane February 9, 2015 at 10:22 am

Hi Angela,
Just wondering if you have picked your recipe testers yet?
Thanks
Diane

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Melissa February 14, 2015 at 12:19 am

I adore your first book and cannot wait for your second. I ended up buying a second copy of the first book for the lending library at our preschool and so far every mom who has borrowed it has bought it – none of them are even close to vegan. Yes! You’re doing great work here!

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Jodi February 17, 2015 at 9:49 am

I’m a new follower and I just purchased your cookbook (it was recommended by simplegreensmoothies.com)! The month of February has been / will be committed to their FreshStart21 program and is the first time I’ve ever tried veggie / vegan food. I can’t believe how delicious it all is! Thank you (and all other bloggers) for sharing your love of REAL food.

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Precious Washington February 20, 2015 at 12:23 pm

I’m super not vegan but I enjoy great food. I recently tried your cauliflower alfredo sauce and lemme tell ya, it’s the real deal. I added a handful of spinach (because I had it on hand) and baby bellas and I didn’t even miss the parm. Thanks for taking the fad out of vegetarian cooking and making it about great food that just happens to be vegan.

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nancy williams February 20, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Hi Angela! I guess I am too late! I tried submitting the application form, but it does not seem to go through. Is this because you’ve been inundated with requests? I’m sad if that is the case, but still ever grateful for all the goodness you give us on your blog! I am a French-trained chef, now vegetarian, looking to add more clean, whole food recipes to my repertoire. To that end, I am deliciously working my way through your first book…and converting many of my friends and family in the process! Thank you so much!

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Sandi February 20, 2015 at 8:51 pm

So excited to hear you are doing another cook book!! I bought 3 different cook books last year. Yours was the one with a lie , the favorite, the one I go back to over and over. Each recipe I have tried has been awesome and not just with me, but family and extended family and we are all carnivores!! Thank you so much for such a great cookbook and now I eagerly look forward to number 2!!

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Sandi February 20, 2015 at 8:53 pm

I mean “without a lie”

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Sierra Harvey February 24, 2015 at 8:05 pm

I am a 14 yr old vegan and loving it. When I was 13 I turned vegan and the only reason I survived was your cookbook. My mom, who also turned vegan with me, bought it and we fell in love!!! You may be doubtful to let a fourteen your old test your recipes, but trust me I can cook ;). With my mom’s help and a great appetite I am 100% positive I could give truthful feedback to you on time. Thank you so much for giving my family delicious recipes and considering me as your vegan experimenter.

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Kathy Krohn March 1, 2015 at 1:03 pm

My family includes vegans, lactose free, wheat free, grain free folk and carnivores, etc!!!! all trying to be healthy and enjoy their food with family and friends. Some glucose and inflammation issues have popped up recently too… SO I am thrilled to find your website and cookbook. EVERYTHING we have tried has been delicious! and EVERYONE has been pleased. You are a miracle worker!
My church community has also been leaning toward offering healthy food from your cookbook for pot lucks and social events… All love your ideas.

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Leila March 1, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Over 300 comments – way to go!
Being a recipe tester would be fun. I test recipes all the time anyway. I have owned my own food manufacturing business and am a food formulator. I have tested hundreds of recipes. I have also tested almost 100 variations of a single recipe, perfecting it for the food manufacturing market. Talk about having to have patience!! You have a lot of applicants, however my experience is unique. I wish you the best!

BTW – My specialties are clean eating, gluten-free, paleo, vegan, sugar-free, high-fiber, raw foods, etc…

My cooking blog: kitchencheetahs.blogspot.com

Thanks for your consideration,

Leila (a Kitchen Cheetah)

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louise fitzgibbon March 14, 2015 at 7:32 am

i have been living in Italy for the past 15 years. Though it is considered a food paradise the reality is that the mediterranean diet has been largely substituted by an americanised, ready-meal orientated one. The majority of people here are truly against vegan food, considering cheese, salami and eggs sacred necessities. They generally shun anything vegetarian or vegan, considering it bland old hippy food. The government itself classifies preserved meats and ham as part of a healthy diet and there is a lot of disinformation. I’d love to test and translate the recipes as I think they are the kind of quick and tasty meals that could really tempt these sceptics out of their comfort zone and into a healthier, kinder lifestyle.

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Kandis April 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Hi! I am so excited for your new cookbook! I run a home daycare and have a family of my own so healthy eating is important to me! Would love the opportunity to be a recipe tester, I love cooking, experimenting with food, and the pride of hearing your recipients “mmmmmmmm!” While eating what you created for them! :)

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Annie LePage May 16, 2015 at 7:46 pm

Do you still need someone to test recipes? I am a fellow food blogger, I can definitely squeeze 3 of your meals a week in my schedule.

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Travis August 3, 2015 at 4:02 pm

Hi my name is Travis Lewis and I am a recent grad from Robert Morris University (Chicago, IL campus). I’m in search of a career as a food stylist and/or recipe tester. I have a web page of food that I styled during my time at school. Feel free to check it out.

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Ale Piretti September 3, 2015 at 8:15 am

Oh yessss! Another cookbook!!
Both me and my partner are superfans of your recipes and we both work together to create amazing meals thanks to your suggestions. He was the one who told me about your quest for new recipe testers and I am sure he would be delighted if you choose me amongst the candidates :) I, like you, had a difficult relationship with food in the past and I see some traits of myself in your story… Your words and experiences have been of great support :)
Me and my other half are a great team in the kitchen and will be committed to the cause! :)

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Debra Wassum November 13, 2015 at 2:43 pm

I love your first cookbook and am working toward being a vegetarian/semi-vegan. Also, the opportunity to be a recipe tester would be fantastic. I’d love to start and your recipes would be a great place to start. Can’t wait for the second cookbook!

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tina February 1, 2017 at 9:29 am

I loved the most recent Oh She Glows book. I’ve tried many of the recipes and have fallen in love! I definitely stick to the recipe the first time and modify the second time around. You can never go wrong with some experimentation! Good luck with the new book!

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