Charcoal Fries, Anyone?

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on February 24, 2009

Why hello there!

Good evening. Happy Tuesday. And all that wonderful stuff.

I was so excited tonight, because I was making Sweet Potato Fries!

Click ‘read more’ to see how they turned out


This baked good NOT approved by Sketchie. LOL. He’s going….‘you’ve got to be kidding me!!!’

I got distracted with work and I came back into the kitchen to find charcoal fries! About 3 fries didn’t burn and I ate them and they were sooo delicious. I was so sad that I couldn’t have more. I think my kitchen is cursed this week!

All I do for my sweet potato fries is sprinkle lots of paprika on them. They are perfect plain, even without ketchup or salt!

Here is my DAY 4: Crap-Free Day in summary:

Breakfast: Green Monster (Just 3 kale leaves, banana, and Almond Breeze today)

Mid morning snack: Spelt cereal + Soy milk + ground flax

Lunch: 2 organic carrots dipped in balsamic vinagrette + a whole wheat sandwich (3 slices Tofurkey, tomato, sauteed spinach, 1/2 avocado, pepper, lettuce) + an organic gala apple

Afternoon Snack: 1 and 1/2 servings of Amy’s Organic Crackers  with 3 Tbsp  hummus+ A Cashew Cookie Larabar

Dinner: Orange + Almond Spinach salad, Vegan Spaghetti (spelt spaghetti + Organic salt free pasta sauce + St Ives veggie Ground Round) plus Garlic Butternut Squash. It was so good!

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Of course the sugar demons came out after dinner! Without fail I tell you. And I squashed those demons! I thought of you guys and this challenge and I put my creative thinking cap on.

I needed something sweet, that wasn’t sugar, but would satisfy my craving.

My decision (that totally worked!):


Low-fat Soy Milk + 1 small banana + 1 handful of Raisins

This ‘dessertrocked my socks!!!! It didn’t just overpower my sugar craving, it chewed it up and spit it out! The raisins were super sweet tasting and the banana with soy milk was a creamy comfort.

Im done for today…it’s 8:00pm and I will have a good 3 hours without food before bed. We are going to watch 24 soon (Season 5, episode 11!) and I am going to have a Celestial Seasonings English Toffee tea. :D The perfect ending to the day.


Sweet Wheat Sugar Cookies Photoshoot

I was inspired by the beautiful glistening snow outside today and thought why not take my cookie photoshoot outdoors!? I was inspired. I love being creative with photography. And I grabbed the cookies, put on my boots, and hit the snow to play!

Feast your eyes….



Just your average snowflake chillin in the snow…


The snow glimmered. It was so beautiful.








Cookie Line up


Oh She Glows representin‘!!! :D


Love this one:


I am going to put together a gallery of my sugar cookies on my Glo Bakery website.


Check out the awesome Ashley’s blog– she did a whole feature on Oh She Glows! She also interviewed me and asked me some great, thought-provoking questions. Thanks Ashley!



In this morning’s poll you voted on your favourite fashion trend of the Oscars! The majority of you (37%) said that the sweetheart neckline was your favourite. Neutral colours came in a close second at 33%. Metallics were 3rd at 17%.

My fav? Sweetheart necklines! I loved Angie’s. She looked so elegant.

See you tomorrow morning for my #1 tip for tracking your food budget!

Have a great night everyone. Sweet dreams.

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theoodbod February 24, 2009 at 9:43 pm

ohhh, I hate it when I burn yam fries,so dissapointing. they can be quite fickle sometimes. the rest looks good though!


foodsthatfit February 24, 2009 at 9:49 pm

The cookies are beautiful as always!


Bec February 24, 2009 at 9:57 pm

mmm, those cookies look good!


marafaye February 24, 2009 at 10:14 pm

I love the cookies in the snow!!! HOW CUTE!!
OH! A sweet potato fry hint: cook for longer on lower heat…less liklihood of burning!

would you mind mentioning my contest on your blog?


orangepop February 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm

Bummer, about the sweet ‘tater fries!
You are SO talented with all your beautiful cookies :) Congrats on Day 4!!! I bet you really ARE “glowing”


healthy ashley February 24, 2009 at 11:13 pm

I can’t get over how great those cookies look! I will definitely be ordering some for a special occasion :) Nice thought of the snow-backdrop!

I love the screen shot of my blog post on here! It’s weird to see my colors as I’m reading through your post :) Thanks again for doing it with me!


Valerie February 24, 2009 at 11:37 pm

Aww too bad about the fries. I want to try making those at some point. I love sweet potatoes!

The cookies look awesome! I love the pictures in the snow.. very neat idea. You must have some crazy willpower though! I’m not even that into cookies and I’d have a hard time resisting at least one. Good for you though!


onehealthyapple February 25, 2009 at 12:15 am

Your cookies are amazing! Great job fighting those sugar demons…I’m not doing as good of a job as you are!


Anneliese February 25, 2009 at 1:54 am

Hi Angela!
I don’t have a blog yet, but I’ve been reading yours for the last two months. I love waking up every day and seeing your green smoothies–SO delicious!
I just wanted to thank you for the great snack of bananas and soymilk–I added dates instead of raisins and it definitely stopped my craving for sweets.
Thanks for all of the great recipes and insights–I really appreciate them!


Leah February 25, 2009 at 2:13 am

Oh my goodness, L + S!!!!!

Those cookies are so beautiful!! I love the snowy photo shoot.

You always amazing me girl!


carolinebee February 25, 2009 at 2:16 am

BEautiful!! I really enjoyed your oscar commentary :D I thought that comment about the criticism was really interesting too, but I don’t find your comments catty at all. It’s more about fashion- and I definitely take it as your opinion, and not criticism against their body or physical appearance..just fashion faux pas!!


Leah February 25, 2009 at 2:17 am

lol…let me just clarify, that should say:

You always amaze me girl!

haha ;)


Anne P February 25, 2009 at 7:49 am

oooo pretty cookie in the snow pictures!! are you getting orders already? or just baking them for fun?


Heather Eats Almond Butter February 25, 2009 at 8:01 am

Love the cookies in the snow.

I must remember your evening snack. Angela, I cannot eat dinner without a little dessert, and it seems the more full I am, the more I MUST HAVE dessert. Why is this? Your milk + banana + raisin combo – perfect!


Sarah February 25, 2009 at 8:43 am

I love the Glo Bakery cookies! Very pretty. Im not sure if you answered this question earlier, but I was also wondering if you had to get any special permits to do an online bakery?


Holly February 25, 2009 at 10:45 am

Those pictures are absolutely beautiful! It almost looks fake? (But I totally know they aren’t, lol).


Krista February 25, 2009 at 11:04 am

Great cookie porn! :)


Anonymous February 25, 2009 at 11:08 am

love the cookies in the snow!


Diana (Soap & Chocolate) February 25, 2009 at 12:22 pm

I. Love. Those. Cookie. Pictures.

Such genius photographing them in the snow! Totally brightened my day. :)


Jenn (eating bender) February 25, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Could the Glo Bakery get any more beautiful?! Those pictures in the snow are positively breathtaking, Angela!


Becca A February 25, 2009 at 6:11 pm

Love the cookie photo shoot!


Marianne February 28, 2009 at 8:59 pm

*Sigh* I wish we had snow like that here…so pretty.


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