Stick To The Basics

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on June 2, 2009

Sometimes the most simple dinners are truly the best dinners…


Tonight I made Vegetable whole wheat spaghetti and boy was it delicious!

The products included Eden Organic Salt-Free Pasta Sauce, PC Frozen Veggie mix, and PC Whole Wheat Spaghetti:

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It was a lovely meal!

I had a side of a PC flatbread bun (toasted) with 1/2 an avocado:




The whole she-bang:


Dessert was one of these addicting lil guys! :D


Mmmm…nothing beats it! :D

fitness My workout today was quick and to the point! I was super busy today so I had to be efficient!

The workout:

  • Duration: 35 mins
  • Treadmill hill walking, speed 4.0 mph incline 15%
  • Max heart rate: 169 bpm
  • Avg heart rate: 157 bpm
  • Distance: 2.3 miles approx.

I was prepping for my interview today so my mind was occupied. :)

No strength today- I am resting my muscles! :)

You know what’s kinda sad? I am MISSING the BBBC! *sniff, sniff… :(

freeforall 1. RE: Oh She Glows new logo!

I’ve had a couple questions about the logo, so I wanted to do a quick poll on it!


I thought Zesty’s idea of the ‘G’ coming through from the O and the S was pretty cool! I didn’t even see it myself at first glance, but Eric saw it right away! Maybe it is a guy thing! :) I was like ‘ohhhhhh there’s the G!!!"’ lol.

Ok, go back and take a look at it- Do you see the lowercase G now? :D

2. Don’t forget to enter my Hip T contest! It ends tomorrow!

3. If you participated in the BBBC and you want a chance to win the Glo Bakery Prize package, please email me your results! ohsheglows at

4. Are you looking for a quick way to print my recipes? Keep your eyes peeled for a new easy PRINT button courtesy of Eric (resident techie genius!!). He has been hard at work for a couple of nights getting this put together! I can’t wait to try this bad boy out! :D

5. I am hoping to be able to sell my Glo Bakery goodies at the upcoming race on June 14th. The only snag? A hefty vendor fee! :( I will keep you updated on the situation! I have decided that all of my profits will go to my charity for the Canadian Cancer Society- woot woot! I just hope I don’t have to pay a large fee because that money could be going to the charity, ya know? So if I can’t get the fee reduced I won’t be able to participate. :( I may look into simply donating some goods for the runner’s bags, but I will have to see. I’m hoping for good news tomorrow…

6. My media interview today went well! I hope to be able to show you something quite exciting IN PRINT this November 2009! :)

7. Shop 4 A Cause is scheduled for Thursday June 11th, 2009! mark your calendars!

8. Thank you for all of your amazing and thoughtful comments in today’s hot topic post!

Ok, I am off to work on my OSG and GB FLYERs- man it never ends! :) Eric and I are also going to squeeze in a walk- it’s beautiful out.

Canada’s Next Top Model is on TV tonight! Can’t miss that… haha. My weekly guilty pleasure…

Have a lovely evening whatever you may be doing- ENJOY IT! :)


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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Cate June 2, 2009 at 8:07 pm

Oh PC, how I miss thee. I moved from Canada to the US and there is nothing like it!


Milca June 2, 2009 at 8:12 pm

What is PC?


Rebeca June 2, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Honestly, it took me a few tries to get to the G… but now I heart the logo soooo much lol

Your dinner looks so fabulous… like a guilty pleasure+hard to make but neither one of those things! I love your recipes.

I’m making those bars as soon as I run out of my prepacked ones!


Laura June 2, 2009 at 8:34 pm

I had to study it for a little bit to see the “g”, I was looking for a capital letter “G” at first so I think that’s what threw me off.


Lauren June 2, 2009 at 8:41 pm

I have to agree with you-simple meals often turn into the best dinners. I often get overwhelemd by wanting to creating the most unique and extravagant things, and then when I do make something simple, I realize how much I truly enjoy the simplicity of food. There is definitly beauty in simplicity!

Hope you had a wonderful day!


Angela (Oh She Glows) June 2, 2009 at 8:43 pm

haha It took me a while to see it too, but once I did I appreciated it more. :)


Heather June 2, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Such a great, healthy dinner. Sometimes the simplest dinner can be the most delicious!

Wow, that G was lost to me! Haha, I think I see it now!

That’s great news about the printing recipes! I can’t wait for that feature! :)


Mara @ What's For Dinner? June 2, 2009 at 9:03 pm

OOOH LOL its a LOWER CASE g :) Now I see it. I could never see those 3D pictures though, so I’m not a great one to ask! I just made the nastiest looking GM for dessert, but its SO GOOD! Spinach, strawberries, and peaches… kind of the color of baby spew :)


Jenny June 2, 2009 at 9:17 pm

THat dinner certainly does look amazing, yet so simple :) I need to try avocado soon, it makes me nervous for some reason!?

I love the new logo, it took me a minute, but I definitely see all three letters!


Alison June 2, 2009 at 9:18 pm

Great dinner! It’s always a good idea to have red sauce in the pantry. I was going to use it tonight but then realized I didn’t have any. :-(

The G is hard to see unless you think about it.


Katherine June 2, 2009 at 9:20 pm

Great looking dinner and it sounds like you had a wonderfully productive day. I love that you still managed to fit in a tough workout – so impressive!

I took your advice about adding more calories earlier in the day and I definitely noticed a difference tonight. I was able to take my time making dinner without feeling like I HAD to snack on something right away. Thanks so much for the tips!!


april June 2, 2009 at 9:30 pm

I agree simple dinners are the best. I rarely make an elaborate dinner..simple is the way to go!! Do you always eat after you work-out? I’m not always necessarily hungry after my workouts but I always feel a bit empty so I usually eat and then for some reason I get hungry after I eat. Does this ever happen to you??


Pamela June 2, 2009 at 9:37 pm

Hey Angela! I was just wondering if you have ever tried making your own almond or other “nutmilk” (like hazelnut etc.). I wanted to let you know in case you had never done it that it’s really simple! I usually do about 1 cup raw soaked almonds(they plump up and go from 75%fat and 25%protein to the other way around…more importantly makes it really yummy!!) and 3 cups of water. Then blend away and strain the almond particles out really well. I have also made it without soaking the almonds and it turns out very well anyway. Sometimes I sweeten it even more with a little vanilla extract or almond axtract.

Then, I put it in a container and refrigerate it… I use it in my daily GM’s =) It’s less expensive than buying the carton…although sometimes I still buy a backup carton in case I don’t have time to make this milk.

Have a great day!


Meghan June 2, 2009 at 9:37 pm

Mmm that dinner looks good! My lunch today was half of a mashed avocado, half of a sliced tomato, and some goat cheese on Trader Joe’s sprouted protein bread. Avocado adds SUCH an indulgent flair to a sandwich!


Alexandra June 2, 2009 at 9:38 pm

I had a hard time seeing the G in your logo initially. Then once I realized there was supposed to be a G, I think I see it – and I’m guessing it’s lowercase? Even if that’s right, the G isn’t very obviously a G and I feel like unless you’re expecting it to be there, or looking for it, you may not be able to see it right away (unless you are male apparently). Anyway, just my thoughts.


Menden (Skinny Menny) June 2, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Mmmm all those veggies look delicious!

I didn’t see the G until I went back to look a second time…but that’s pretty clever.


brandi June 2, 2009 at 9:47 pm

beautiful dinner – i love ww pasta dishes :) so hearty and healthy!

i can’t wait to hear more about this interview! We have to wait until November? that’s so far away!


Katrina (gluten free gidget) June 2, 2009 at 10:29 pm

I love America’s Next Top Model! I was super excited when I was in Canada to discover the Canadian version! It is sooo addicting! My husband thinks I’m crazy. :-)


lena June 3, 2009 at 3:14 am

Hi Angela, i’m very fascinated with the green monster and am thinking of trying to make some… however, i notice that all of you have used organic spinach, as i am not residing in states, organic spinach are highly expensive, will it be the same if i were to use normal spinach? and as there are several types of spinach, the chinese kind and the kind that you have in the west, will it make a difference or will it matter? sorry about my questions, it’s just that i am not in the your region… thanks and i love your blog, great blog! thanks again!


Marika June 3, 2009 at 7:27 am

I also didn’t see the G initially, but after scrutunizing the logo for a bit, I did realize that it was there and lowercase. Maybe doing something with the colors would help it be more visible?


Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) June 3, 2009 at 8:32 am

Your dinner looks delicious! I absolutely love veggies with tomato sauce.

By the way, I’m sort of a new reader, and fell upon your recipe for the green monster pancakes. I’m in awe. haha…I can’t *wait* to make them. Thanks for sharing some great ideas! :D


Jenna June 3, 2009 at 8:50 am

Your dinner looks out of this world amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so good!


Jill June 3, 2009 at 9:07 am

I only saw the “g” once you said it was lower case. I was looking for a “G” that matched the upper case one! Maybe some how outline or shadow the “g” to make it stand out more?

My blender bit the dust…I am having green monster withdrawals! I must buy a new one this weekend!


Rose June 3, 2009 at 9:35 am

I love dinners like that – quick and easy :)


Penny K. June 3, 2009 at 9:37 am

Hi –

let me preface by saying, I’m a graphhic designer, so, kind of a nerd about these things… But, because the logotype and logomark are in the same font, it’s especially hard to see the “g” in the mark because people would be looking for the upper case G as it is in the logotype. You have all upper case, and then want people to see the lower case g. That is asking a lot of an audience. Hope that helps – love this site!


Emily (Natural Nutritionist) June 3, 2009 at 9:37 am

Dinner looks delicious!


Holly June 3, 2009 at 9:47 am

Veggie spaghetti is the best!


Kel June 3, 2009 at 10:51 am

It took me a little bit to see the “g”. I think making the letters the same color might help? Or making the “o” and “s” the same color and the “g” a different color…I like it the way it is, but just in case you want to make it more visible!


Angela (Oh She Glows) June 3, 2009 at 11:49 am

Thank you for all of your suggestions! Eric and I agree that it is too hard to see the G- rest assured that we will be working hard on some modifications! I will likely produce a few variations and then have a vote! Stay tuned!! ~A


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