FAQ

Here are some of my most frequently asked questions over the years!

 

What is your food philosophy?

I thrive on a diet made up of whole, plant-based foods that are minimally processed and organically grown whenever possible. I still make room for dessert and believe a balanced diet makes room for indulgences like chocolate or sweet treats (in moderation…usually!). For many years I identified with the vegan label, however in March 2015 I decided to go label-free because I found the external pressure to be perfect was overwhelming. So, I no longer use a label to define my diet or lifestyle, but I continue to enjoy eating a wide variety of vegetables, fruit, beans, nuts, seeds, legumes, gluten-free whole grains, healthy fats, and unrefined sugars in my diet. I always encourage you to do what works best for you. If that means ascribing to a certain label or having no label at all, I support your choice!

 

What is the Oh She Glows mission?

My mission is to show you how to find your inner and outer glow through mouth-watering and crowd-pleasing plant-based recipes. Healthy eating shouldn’t be complicated or fussy and I believe that we can change our food system through sharing delicious recipes with loved ones. Sharing recipes that anyone with any kind of diet can enjoy is my passion; readers from all over the world have told me that my recipes won over their “meat and potatoes” dad, picky kids, or other vegetable skeptics. Try the recipes for yourself and see!

 

How do I get started?

It all starts with trying just one recipe! My advice is to try a new recipe every week or every few days and pick some quick and easy recipes to begin with so you don’t feel overwhelmed, such as my Classic Green Monster Smoothie, 5-Minute Oatmeal Power Bowl, or 15-Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta. I always say focus on what you are adding to your diet, such as new foods, recipes, or cooking methods, rather than what you are taking away.

 

What foods should I stock my pantry with?

See my Pantry chapter in The Oh She Glows Cookbook for a detailed list explaining all of my most-used pantry staples.

 

Which unrefined sugars do you use in your recipes?

I primarily use pure maple syrup since it’s found abundantly in Canada. Not to mention it tastes amazing! I also use coconut sugar, blackstrap molasses, and Medjool dates. Once in a while if I feel that a recipe needs traditional sugar (such as a cupcake recipe) I will use organic cane sugar or organic brown sugar. If a recipe needs a sticky liquid sweetener for binding purposes I use brown rice syrup or raw coconut nectar syrup.

 

What type of oils do you cook with?

I primarily use virgin coconut oil for the health benefits. It also has a very high smoke point so it’s great for frying and roasting at high heats. I also use cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and refined coconut oil if I don’t want any coconut flavour in the recipe.

 

Where can I find your cookbook? Do you have plans of writing any more cookbooks in the future?

The Oh She Glows Cookbook is sold in retailers all over North America, Australia, United Kingdom, and more. You can find a list of online retailers here. It’s a New York Times Bestseller as well as a bestseller here in Canada. Chapters/Indigo selected The Oh She Glows Cookbook as their Book of the Year for 2014.

Yes, I am hard at work on my second cookbook! It’s slated to drop early fall 2016. It will be plant-based and will feature many quick and easy recipes to reflect our busy lifestyle as business owners and new parents. Please keep following my blog and social media for cookbook updates! You can also follow the hashtag #osgcookbook2 for behind the scenes fun! I love sharing sneak peeks of the recipes that will make it into the next book.

 

How can I rate one of your recipes? Why don’t some recipes have a rating system?

To rate a recipe, click on the post containing the recipe you want to rate. Scroll down to the comment section and find the comment box. Leave your comment and rate the recipe out of 5 stars by clicking on the stars below the comment box. When you publish your comment your rating will appear and it will also go into the database that calculates the average recipe score.

Some recipes don’t yet have a recipe rating system because we are currently implementing our new rating system into old recipes. All recipes should be updated with time.

 

What brand of blender/food processor/mixer/juicer do you have?

For all of my loved kitchen appliances, please see my Amazon store for the complete product listing.

 

When did you start Oh She Glows?

I started Oh She Glows on October 31, 2008. You can read my first post, Boo, if you’d like to see where it all began.

 

Why did you decide to write a blog?

I started the blog with hopes of talking about food and my recovery from an eating disorder. Even though it felt terrifying to talk about so openly, I reassured myself that no one was reading anyway. However, within the first few months, my readership grew rapidly. Before long, I had connected with other women and men from all over the world. It ended up being therapeutic and healing to talk about my 10-15 year long battle with food and weight because for the first time I realized I wasn’t alone. I didn’t have to hide anymore.

In the beginning, the blog didn’t really have a focus; I wrote about anything and everything. As my relationship with food improved, I narrowed my focus on creating healthy, plant-based recipes. Oh She Glows is now a celebration of my renewed zest for life and the good food I enjoy along the way. Not coming from a food or photography background, I had to teach myself how to cook, style, and shoot my creations. It’s been an adventure to say the least and I have learned so much!

 

Why did you call the blog Oh She Glows?

The name represents the happy glow that comes from the inside when you treat yourself well and lead a balanced lifestyle. When I was in recovery from an eating disorder, my friend Leah told me something I will never forget: “I can tell that you’re being good to yourself because you have a real glow now that you didn’t have before.” Her words always stuck with me and it became my goal to glow throughout recovery. When I was brainstorming blog names, I wanted something that was catchy and had the word “glow” in it. I first thought of ‘She Glows’, but I discovered that the domain was already taken, so I decided on ‘Oh She Glows’. I’m really glad that I didn’t go with ‘She Glows’ because I feel like Oh She Glows is a great fit. To this day, the name still has a lot of personal meaning in my life and I’m sure it always will.

 

Can I use one of your recipes on my own blog?

If you have not changed the original recipe I prefer that you simply link to the original. If you have changed the recipe significantly, feel free to post it along with your changes and a link back to the original recipe.

 

Can I use your pictures or recipes on my blog?

Please do not use any of my photographs or content without permission.

 

Where can I learn more about the press/media Oh She Glows has had?

You can view my Press page here.

 

I’m seeing a pop-up notification in my Safari browser. How do I unsubscribe?

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What kind of camera equipment do you use?

I recently upgraded to the Canon 5D Mark III body which I love. My most-used lens for food photography is the 100 mm 2.8.

All other camera equipment (such as tripods and gear heads) can be found in my Amazon photography store.

 

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Thank you for reading!

Sarah November 9, 2011

I love your site and actually found it through pinterest! I have since pinned many of your delicious recipes. The bummer is with your new recipage, I can no longer pin the image of the food that is the outcome. This makes me no longer able to pin your recipes and I think that pinning is a great way to spread the word of healthy, delicious recipes. Along with getting people in the know of your blog. Do you know why that image isn’t available? If you are able to make it available please tell me so that I can begin pinning again. Thanks!

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 9, 2011

Hey Sarah, Thanks for bringing this to my attention! I had not idea. I will contact Recipage team and see if they know why. I certainly agree that pinning is a great feature to have.

Angb November 10, 2011

curious as to how long the pumpkin butter lasts? I’m looking for some great recipes on OSG to give for Christmas…

Tricia November 11, 2011

Saved for today! As long-time vegetarian and a some-time vegan (90%), I have major slips (aka binges) unless I completely eliminate wine, beer, refined carbs and cheese (which I keep in the house for entertaining and for my husband). Today, reading your blog, which I discovered during a web search for a recipe, you saved me from a trip to the store for a couple of my favorite donuts! Thank you. This is the BEST vegan blog I’ve ever seen. Did I say? “Thank you?”

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 11, 2011

Thanks Tricia!

K.A. November 13, 2011

I just wanted to let you know I have been really loving your site and it is incredibly helpful for me. I have spent hours looking through your recipes! I am currently very overweight but have spent the past couple years become more informed about healthy eating and moving more and more towards a mostly whole foods diet with a big focus on raw foods. The last few months I made some very big changes finally and I have lost a significant amount of weight now, but have a long ways to go yet. I love your site and have ADORED the recipes I tried so far. They all have such great flavors and use simple and decious ingredients. It makes it so much less scary to make this transition when I have this great recipes to try with my family. Thanks for what you do, it has been very helpful for me!

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 13, 2011

Thank you so much. I’m so happy to hear that you are enjoying the recipes! Take care, Angela

Diana Renee November 22, 2011

Hello,
I just want to say that your blog has inspired me to start my own blog listed here:
http://balancinglifeasavegan.blogspot.com/

I am new to the Vegan lifestyle and in the beginning stages. My blog is literarly one day old. Any tips? I am sure I am going to learn something new everyday. Just wanted to reach out and let you know that you are inspiration to me. I hope to inspire others in the future.
Take care,

Diana Renee – from sunny California. :)

Angela (Oh She Glows) December 1, 2011

Hey Diana, Congrats on starting a blog! I checked it out and it looks great. I will have to start saving my corks to make a holiday wreath too. :) MY best tip for blogging is to write what you are passionate about….only you will know what that is because it will speak to you and come through in your writing. Have fun!

Nadine December 8, 2011

Hi Angela,

I love your recipes! I’m planning on making your vegan nanaimo bars (the Christmas ones) and I was wondering if they keep well frozen?

Nadine

Angela (Oh She Glows) December 8, 2011

yes they do freeze well if I remember correctly

Nicole December 8, 2011

Hi Angela!
First of all, I’d just like to say that I’m a huge fan! I’m transitioning into veganism and I had some questions about alcohol. Since I’m 24 years old, I’ve realized that drinking is something I’m not going to be able to realistically avoid. Do you personally only drink “vegan alcohol”? If so, what should I look for when out at a bar?

Thank you for your help!

<3 Nicole

Angela (Oh She Glows) December 16, 2011

Hey Nicole!
Thanks for your kinds words!
I do select vegan alcohol…there are actually more vegan friendly alcohols than I thought there would be. I find this guide very helpful: http://www.barnivore.com/# one of my favs vegan beers is mill street organic…we’re all hooked on it and its based our of Toronto. All the best, Angela

Sandy Rose December 8, 2011

Hey Angela,

I’ve cooked quite a bit from your blog and your recipes have all been successes! I’m not a vegan but I love trying these recipes and having the option of keeping my veggie friends well-fed (instead of just giving them a platter of celery and carrots!).

I recently saw a recipe for Coconut Cream (basically the fatty part of coconut milk whisked into whipped cream). Your recipes always turn out to be delicious so I wanted to see if you had any creative ideas for incorporating it into a dessert of some sort.

I wasn’t sure where to ask this, but I thought this page would be appropriate!

Sandy

Angela (Oh She Glows) December 16, 2011

Hey Sandy! My carrot cake oatmeal comes to mind :) yummy! You can also search “coconut milk” on my recipage too

Tina December 14, 2011

Hi! I created a tumblr called vegan foody (veganfoody.tumblr.com) and have been posting some of your photos (linking back to your recipes) and wasn’t aware that I had to ask permission to do so until now! So I’d like to ask permission to post your photos on my tumblr. I have many followers that drool over your recipes and would love to continue sharing them. If of course you’d rather I didn’t, I will delete the posts right away.

Thank you,
Tina

julie December 16, 2011

HI Angela! Is it possible to find out the contact information for the naturopath you saw? Are you still happy with him? Looking for an awesome one in Toronto!
Thanks so much :)
Julie

Angela (Oh She Glows) December 16, 2011

Hey Julie, The guy I saw is in milton…seems like a far drive for you, but you can email me if you want his contact info! angela@ohsheglows.com

Rebecca December 27, 2011

Hello there!
I am a vegan and am having some problems with keeping my immune system up, I’ve gotten the flu and respiratory problems all in the same month after hardly ever being sick before. Anywho, I’ve been looking into Noni juice as an option, it sounds a bit too good to be true with all of it’s health benefits and whatnot. However, the price tag is a bit hefty and I was wondering if you knew anything regarding it and what your two-cents are. I love your product reviews on all the different vegan foods and products out there so I trust your judgement. Please let me know what you think!

Angela (Oh She Glows) December 28, 2011

Hey Rebecca, I’m sorry but I don’t know anything about Noni juice. I wish you a speedy recovery!

Ann December 30, 2011

Hi Angela, I found your website on glamour.com about your spaghetti avocado recipe and soon I became addicted to your blog/website! I am still in my teens but over the last two years I developed an ED. I wasn’t overweight at all but I was insecure about my changing body and was making poor food choices by going behind my parents back, buying chips, drinking soda, etc. I became insecure about my body and started controlling how much I ate and counting calories. It was horrible and I was miserable and looking back I realize my body was not bad and that if I just made better food choices all of this wouldn’t have happened. Thanks to your blog I am now motivated to stop counting calories and focus more on giving my body what it needs. Since I started reading your blog I haven’t had one negative thought about my body – a first since my ED! I don’t feel guilty about upping my calories (I’m still weaning myself off it) and trying to listen to my body.
I just wanted to thank you for helping me get back my body, my life, and my happiness!
-Ann

Angela (Oh She Glows) January 1, 2012

Hey Ann, Thank you for your beautiful comment. I’m so happy to hear that you are making so much progress! All the best to you in 2012!

Stephanie January 3, 2012

Hi Angela!

Thank you so much for your website! You have inspired me to eat a healthier diet. I also have been having 1-2 smoothes a day for the past month. I feel so much better, from where I was before (I used to only have 1 serving a day!). Now I have a minimum of 4 a day :) Still working on it, but I’m proud of my progress, and I’m taking care of myself!

I was wondering if you have any super quick, and low ingredient recipes? I am a lazy cook, and prefer things that I can make without going to the store!

Thanks,
Steph

Edith January 8, 2012

Hi Angela!
You are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kaylee Norton January 12, 2012

Angela,
I love your recipes, blog and website! I was hoping I could contact you directly, but I can’t locate an email address. If you would be so kind (and have time) I would love to chat with you about a possible feature on my website.
Kaylee

Lauren January 20, 2012

Hi there! Love browsing through your site :) It’s like a guilty pleasure, that’s not guilty!

I was just wondering about sweeteners… I like being more natural/”healthy” and was wondering what is the best way to sweeten plain yogurt or oatmeal or in baking, for example – I have been using vanilla extract – what do you think of that? I hesitate using it because it’s not really “natural” or not sure how good it is for you… Don’t know if I should be having these concerns? What do you like using? Recommend?

Thanks for your help!
Lauren

Angela (Oh She Glows) January 21, 2012

Hi Lauren, I love pure maple syrup and also Sucanat.

ash @ http://peacehappinessyoga.blogspot.com/ January 23, 2012

I love your blog, I really want to try juicing- I’m a little scared especially since I only own a blender :) Thanks for the great recipes and positivity!!!

sarah January 24, 2012

hello angela,
oh my god, we have so much in common about the eating disorder and the exzessive sport to lose weight… I could cry while I read this.
but you get it! you can be so proud of yourself! I wished I was… and I wish I could write to you personal. I have an eating disorder since my childhood (noch I´m 28) and don´t know what to do (I have help from a psychologist, she´s great). Don´t know if I eat too less or too little.

It´s great to see that there IS a way of a normal, healthy live with FUN about cooking and eating and all this stuff :) I hope I´ll get there anytime.
hugs from germany, sarah

Eva January 30, 2012

Hello Angela,

I recently stumbled upon your blog and I cannot begin to describe how much I enjoy reading it (not to mention gawking at all the pretty pictures and feel well, glowy because of all the inspirational recipes and posts in general!)

For someone like me, a 25-year old student who has been looking for ways to improve her diet (and overall life) both in terms of healthiness as well as (animal/ environment) consciousness, this is a great blog. I am inspired by your life story, all the things you do, make and write and am touched and impressed by the comments of your followers.

Truly, you get two huge thumbs-up and a genuine ‘thank you for being awesome’ from this Dutchie :)
Keep it up, milady Glow!

Angela (Oh She Glows) January 30, 2012

Thank you Eva! Im so happy to hear you enjoy it.

Natalie February 6, 2012

I love your blog! I found it when I was looking for vegan recipes (yours are the only ones I have been able to successfully master and feed to my non-vegan friends and family without apologizing. They’re always a hit.) It turned out though, that there was so much more on your blog that I can relate to and it’s become an inspiration to me. I absolutely love reading it. I was wondering, though, because you’re a runner, if you could share some of your experience. I’ve been told recently that I need to incorporate post-run meals for recovery if I’m going to progress, but I’m having a hard time figuring out what that should look like in a vegan diet. Do you have a post-workout meal that works specifically well for you, and if so would you be willing to share it? Please and Thank you, and Fantastic Work :)

Coralyn February 8, 2012

Angela,

I found you through Pinterest and I am very excited to find your fantastic recipes and I’m looking forward to your book! I can’t find one of your recipes though, can you help me locate it? It is categorized on Pinterest as “spicy black beans with chipotle avocado sauce, cilantro, tomato, lettuce, cucumber, red onion, & sprouts”. It is a wrap sandwich. I can figure it out except I need the recipe for the chipoltle avocado sauce. I’ve seen some online but they include cheese or just don’t sound great so I want to stick with yours. Thanks so much!

~ Coralyn :)

Angela (Oh She Glows) February 8, 2012

Hey Coralyn, I’m sorry to tell you this, but that is a dish from a restaurant in Toronto called Fresh! Sorry about that. Thanks for reading!

Coralyn February 8, 2012

Bummer, Ok thanks for responding quick! I’ll look at all the recipes online and try to figure something out. Love your blog.

Lori February 18, 2012

Love your site and I’ve been following it for about 8 months now. Thanks for all of your yummy recipes you share!! :) :)
I’ve got a quick question. I *think* I remember a while back you posting some sort of cookie/bar thing that had hemp seeds in it. They were some sort of super energy creation and I want to say you made them for friends or in-laws. Does this ring any kind of bell and if so what was it? I’ve been trying to search the recipes but I’m not find it. Maybe this was something I made up in a dream? ;)
Thanks for your help!!!
Lori

Marti February 24, 2012

Hey Angela,

GREAT BLOG! I just printed out the “Endurance Crackers.” Very excited to try them. One thing. Your blog has a “print recipe” widget? (Wonderful!) But when I used that and printed, I didn’t realize I was going to be printing ALL THE COMMENTS, too. I know someone as health conscious and generally smart about things might not want people to waste 16 pieces of paper every time they print something. I’m sure you can fix that. Again, great blog… still looking around. :)

Angela (Oh She Glows) February 24, 2012

Hey Marti, I wonder why it did that for you? That is strange! I havent experienced that before, but I will check it out. I now use recipage, as you will see in recent months, and there is no issue with printing. Thanks for letting me know!

Marijke February 24, 2012

Hi, I’m vegan for a few month’s now, just like you I struggled with an eating disorder for a long time. From when I’m vegan, I start to feel better, but its yet a very long road to recovery. But my husband has a problem with my vegan life style, he thinks that its one of my new crazy plans, he thinks I’m overreacting, he just not understand, and also, i know I will be vegan for life, it’s just feels so right! And I, as well have difficult with him, because he is the totally opposite of vegan. It’s getting already so bad, that us marriage is almost falling apart.. I don’t know anymore what to do, how to handle this…

Bryanne February 24, 2012

Angela, first off, thanks for being such an all around inspiration! I have a question about kosher salt. What kind do you use? Everytime I put in the amount on a recipe, it ends up being way too salty. Are there different types? Thank you!

Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2012

Hey Bryanne, I’m not sure of the brand (the box just says kosher salt), however salt tastes do vary A LOT by type/brand I find. I will be more careful when putting down quantities in the future. Thanks for the heads up!!

Bryanne February 25, 2012

Hi Angela, thank you for your reply! It turns out I am using course kosher salt, which might have something to do with it! :) Don’t change a thing, your recipes are AMAZING!

Aimee Cofer February 25, 2012

Love your blog!! So glad I stumbled upon it, I’ve shared it with so many other women!! When is the cookbook coming out?? I’d love to order one!! :)

Aimee Cofer February 25, 2012

haha- answered my own question, I see the link “The Book”… can’t wait. In the mean time I will be following your blog and trying recipes along the way! :)

Alex Kimble February 26, 2012

Hey Angela, just wondering what important tools you used for your garden beds? We have everything to get for building the raised bed, but wondering what you found helpful for you? For digging, soiling, planting, etc? Thanks! I’m a newbie :)

Ronya February 29, 2012

I must say I love your site!! Im a littel discouraged because I became a vegan due to health concerns and at first I was feeling great… not bloated no constipation.. now I’m back to bloated and constipation and I am not loosing anymore weight like I did in the beginning. Suggestions?? Like you in the past.. I struggle now with self acceptance and weight

Ronya February 29, 2012

love this site!

Jessi March 1, 2012

I pinned some of your pictures on my Pinterest Board, but after reading an article about the legality of that, and even seeing on your frequently asked questions that it is not okay to use your pictures without permission, I’m wondering if you are okay with that. I would assume you are since you have your own Pinterest link and boards, but I wanted to ask first. I only just discovered your website yesterday, and it looks like you have a bunch of yummy recipe ideas. I can’t wait to try the Avocado pasta.

Thanks–Jessi

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 1, 2012

Yup Im cool with Pinterest! Thanks for asking though :)

debra March 4, 2012

Hello Angela,
I am thrilled to find your website. Just what I’ve been looking for.
Love the large colored photos of each stage. My question is concerning the
Ultimate Walnut Loaf. The recipe states 1/2 cup oats, ground to flour.
At this time I can not grind anything ~smile~. Thought I would
purchase oat flour, would I use a1 /2 cup flour or would it be less or more?
(Not sure if the 1/2 cup oats are still 1/2 cup after grinding into flour).
Thank you very much.

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2012

It might be a tad bit more…so you could probably use 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp oat flour :) enjoy!

Carly March 5, 2012

Hi Angela,

I loveee your blog! You are such an inspiration especially reading your posts on how you have conquered your eating disorder. I was wondering if you find yourself ever returning back to those old habits of binge eating and if not, what you do/remind yourself to keep from returning….?

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 6, 2012

Hey Carly, Thank you :) Glad you are enjoying the blog!

Initially I found it very hard to beat binge eating….it took a long time. I wasn’t able to until I gave up counting calories, restricting my food intake, and weighing myself. Once I did those three things, the urge to binge eventually went away all together. I learned in my psych courses that bingeing can be an adaptive response if the body thinks it is in danger (i.e. starving, stressed, etc). Once you take away those “danger” signals to your body, it no longer feels a need to binge, at least, that was my experience.

Alicia March 6, 2012

I love some of your recipes on here; however, I see a picture of a kind of apple pancake at the top of the recipes page (next to the pic of the pumpkin butter pancakes) for which I cannot find a matching recipe. Do you have a recipe up for that?
Thanks! :)

Jordan March 11, 2012

Hey!
I just wanted to let you know that I made your vegan chocolate chip cookies and they were heavenly! They were so good that I felt the need to tell you! I’m not vegan but I’ve been trying to live a healthier lifestyle while still being able to eat the sweets I love and this recipe was perfect! These came out so much better than I had imagined they would. They were so soft and chewy to not have had and butter or eggs. This was my first time using flax and I have to say it worked out perfectly! Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I will be making these all the time now ;]

~Jordan

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 12, 2012

I’m so happy to hear that!

Barbara March 18, 2012

How/have you adapted your recipes for those also following a fat-free vegan diet? We are following Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s recommendations in his book “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease”, and also the book “forks over knives”, so going from omnivorous to fat-free vegan is testing our creativity, but learning a lot, and plan to watch your blog for ideas.

Crystal March 23, 2012

Hi Angela!

I’m a big fan of your blog and love trying your recipes. You are a big inspiration to me :)

I’ve got a question about chia seeds – should I be eating them whole or in ground form? In France (where I live, but am originally from the Niagara area in Canada), I can only find them in organic stores as whole seeds. Are they better absorbed by the body in whole form or in ground? Any insight on how to get the most out of my chia seeds would be most appreciated!!

Keep up the good work!

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 23, 2012

You can eat them either way…the beauty of chia is that they don’t have to be ground to be absorbed (unlike flax seed)

Helena Chatterjii April 7, 2012

Hi,

Starting of with a big THANK YOU, for such an inspiring and joyful blog! I recognise myself in many of the stories you so openly care to share. My question to you as a vegan is how you make sure to get enough Omega 3? I struggle a bit with finding a right balance between diet and exercise and am especially concerned about getting enough Omega 3.

Would really appreciate some advice in this matter!

Happy Easter!

Kind Regards,

Helena

Aimie April 8, 2012

Apologies if it’s already been asked/requested – but I was curious if you plan on adding in nutritional information for your wonderful recipes? I’m lucky enough to have just had my gallbladder out, perfect timing as I was diagnosed right after I decided to walk down the vegan path! Unfortunately, I’ve found that a large majority of vegan foods are rather high in fats – good ones, but nevertheless, it’s something I have to avoid for some time. Anyhoo, I would love to see what the “nutritional breakdown” is for the recipes to help me better decide which recipes to make staple diet items for the future, and also which ones I might need to alter some to better meet my needs.

Love your blog! You have so many wonderful ideas and resources for people trying to live a vegan life, and not feel deprived. Thanks for sharing!

Angela (Oh She Glows) April 9, 2012

Hey Aimie, I do from time to time, but since it’s so time consuming, I am afraid that it hasn’t become a staple in each recipe. It is something Im considering doing for the cookbook however. I will keep your comments in mind for sure! Thanks & all the best.

Matt G. April 10, 2012

Hi,

I’ve been saving a ton of your recipes to try out someday (I just started cooking last fall….my browser finds more food than I’ll ever have time to make) and I have a question about milk. I often see almond milk listed in your recipes. Is there a particular reason for that? Is Silk (original flavor) too sweet to substituted for it?

BTW, thanks for the inspiration. There are 1,000s of food blogs out there but yours stands proud thanks to your photos & descriptions. Of course, now I’m constantly disappointed by what most restaurants have to offer because they have no imagination!

Thanks,
Matt

Angela (Oh She Glows) April 10, 2012

Hey Matt, Thanks so much for your kind words about the blog. I appreciate it so much! As for the almond milk, it’s really just a personal preference. I love the taste of almond milk. The reason I tend to buy unsweetened and unflavoured (i.e., no vanilla extract) is because I find it more versatile when baking and cooking. You can use any kind that you prefer though! I just caution when making a savoury recipe- I’ve had readers tell me that they could taste the vanilla or sweetener when making mac n cheeze for example, so it’s best to use unsweet/original for those types of recipes. Of course, you can also use soy, rice, hemp, oat milks, etc if you wish. Take care!

Matt G. April 13, 2012

Thanks! Maybe I’ll try almond milk. I know what you mean about the flavoring. I made a chickpea-tomato soup out of the Vegan on the Cheap cookbook and used Original Silk. Didn’t end up tasting all that great because even the original flavor had too much intrinsic sweetness. We have some non-vegan options in the pantry I should have used (we’re mostly vegetarian), but I prefer to use Silk because we always have a few containers in the fridge.

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