Bidding Farewell To My 27th Year

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on May 15, 2011

Last night’s Birthday bash was a good time! I was a bit slow moving when I got up this morning, but it was nothing a little juice, water, hot yoga, and Union Square Café Bar Nuts couldn’t fix…


Eric asked me to make the famous Union Square Café Bar Nuts -a double batch! Everyone always raves about them and they make the house smell intoxicating…a great appetizer. I followed the recipe to a tee, except substituting the butter for Earth Balance.


Karly, Dan, Jesse, Zac, Jaime, Henrick, Steve, Ange, Nienke, Preena, Morgan, Sarah, Adam, Lisa, Nicole, Blake, Stephanie, Ricki, Cameron, Nancy, Jen, Eric and I made up the group. It was a full house!


We had a few organic red and white wines, Corona, Organic Mill Street, Sangria, and some hard liquors for the alcoholic bevs.


And some Kombucha, pop, and juice for those not drinking.


The potluck was a success…so much good food! Lots of vegan and gluten-free options as well.

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On the menu:

  • Mediterranean Salad
  • Kale salad
  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Chickpea sunflower burgers
  • Edamame Caviar
  • Lentil Stew
  • Fresh-inspired layered spinach salad
  • Red hot chips & salsa
  • Homemade Edamame hummus and veggies (I used my fav hummus recipe and added 1 cup cooked edamame)
  • Samosas


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Ange’s Whole Foods Re-Creation, Edamame Caviar:

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Check out the sweets! Everything was vegan and a lot of it was also gluten-free.


The desserts:

  • vegan chocolate cake
  • raw cookies
  • Raw crepes with berries & cream
  • Happy Hemp Two-Bite Brownies
  • Lemon poppy seed Bundt cake
  • Raw triple berry fruit crisp


Also, check out the vegan chocolate cake from Whole Foods that Karly brought. It was absolutely delicious. Moist and super chocolaty. :) I had no idea that Whole Foods made vegan cakes!


I was birthday song serenaded. :)

Raw crepes from Lisa:


I will be hounding her for the recipes and making these crepes stat!

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I also got spoiled with thoughtful cards and gifts. :)


After beer, wine, and Sangria last night, I was not feeling so hot when I woke up this morning!

I made myself a big juice to start the day off right…


About half hour later my headache was gone. It’s a miracle. Then I had a breakfast of leftover raw crepes with fruit crisp, water, and finally, hot yoga late morning. I almost bailed on yoga, but I was glad I went because I felt human afterwards.

Today, was more prep & cleaning and then potluck #2 with family. We were celebrating Mother’s Day, my FIL’s birthday, and my birthday. May is a busy month!


We kept it simple with salads, a BBQ, and a few leftovers from last night.

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Shout out to my BIL, Dave! (He reads my blog every day) :)


I had 3 more glasses of wine tonight…hopefully I won’t regret this tomorrow. ;)


I had a veggie burger, Ezekiel bun, ketchup, BBQ sauce, and a few salads all mixed together.

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[Do you notice that these photos are a bit fuzzy? I wasn’t using my tripod…it makes a big difference.]


I had some leftover vegan chocolate cake & a brownie bite for dessert. :) There is one slice left and I’m hoping Eric doesn’t bring it to work tomorrow…

Well, after a fun weekend, I need to rest up for my Birthday tomorrow.

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Hmm, it looks like someone has already beat me to it…


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Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] May 15, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Happy Birthday, Angela! Here’s to a healthy, happy, fulfilling 28th year =]


The Healthy Hipster May 15, 2011 at 9:20 pm

You know you’re at a blogger bday party when there’s wine AND kombucha on the table. ;)


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2011 at 4:11 pm

haha yes!


Elle ( May 15, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Happy Birthday. Looks like lots of fun.


Ricki May 15, 2011 at 9:24 pm

It was a great party–so glad to have been there! And if you get that crepe recipe, you have to promise to share ;) Sounds like the celebration is going to just keep on going. . . my kinda birthday! Happy, Happy birthday to you! :D


Alayna @ Thyme Bombe May 15, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Happy birthday! That vegan chocolate cake looks so good!


Sarah May 15, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Happy birthday! It looks like you celebrated the best way possible: with friends, awesome food, laughs and your glow!


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 15, 2011 at 9:32 pm

I’m glad you had a great (early) birthday Ange!! I think 3 birthday celebrations is the way to go. It sounds like potluck round 2 was just as delicious as the first. Have a fab dinner with Eric tomorrow night! :)


GlowingBIL May 15, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Yes I do (well almost every day)

Happy Birthday Ang!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2011 at 4:12 pm

hehe…there is always room for improvement I guess! ;)


Kamaile May 15, 2011 at 9:35 pm

I love that vegan chocolate cake from whole foods! SO much good food in this post! Happy Birthday!!


Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) May 15, 2011 at 9:35 pm


My 10 year wedding anniversary was May 14. I posted all about it. How cool that your bday is either the 14th or very close to the 14th.

And wow, the food. Oh yes! The edamame caviar salad, the last pic with all those condiments on one bun (love!) and all the desserts…from brownies to raw crepes. Holy awesomeness!

And the bar nuts. Ok must make those too!

What a lovely awesome bday celebration! And you don’t look a day over 21. Are you sure no one carded you with the sangria, wine, and beer?


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Happy Anniversary Averie!


Ashley May 15, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Haha, so funny about not using the tripod. Sometimes I do that if I’m in a hurry and end up getting frustrated. :) It looks like both parties were a huge success. I’m so excited that you got some chill time with friends + family. I so wish I could have been there to help celebrate!! The food + desserts looked outstanding. I wouldn’t have known where to start! You look beautiful, per usual. Love the shots of you + Eric. Tell him I said hello!! Miss you!! xo


katie May 15, 2011 at 9:37 pm

wow what a crew, that looks like it was a lot of fun! thats not a typical spread at a birthday party haha, it all looks so delicious especially those raw crepes wow! happy birthday!!!


Alice May 15, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Happy birthday!!
We have the same birthday btw :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2011 at 9:02 am

Happy birthday!


Kate May 15, 2011 at 9:38 pm

happy birthday the food looks amazing as does your party im jealous of the desserts too… hope your 28th year is the best yet!


Jennifer May 15, 2011 at 9:38 pm

It looks like you had a fabulous birthday weekend! Happy early birthday and hope it’s an amazing one tomorrow! =)


Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 15, 2011 at 9:42 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Your birthday menu sounds so exotic and unique! Chickpea burgers and raw crepes sound amazing :)


Annette (Withasideofbrownies) May 15, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Happy Birthday! It looks like you had a great time, and the food looks awesome.


Kari @ bite-sized thoughts May 15, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Happy birthday Ange :) It looks like a fantastic weekend and I hope your Monday is just as good. Have a great day xx


Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty May 15, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Looks like it was all a blast!!

Hope you wake up feeling fab tomorrow!


Lesley Lifting Life May 15, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Looks like so much fun!!

Happy Birthday!!! :D


Holly @ The Runny Egg May 15, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Happy Birthday Angela! What a fun party — all of that food looks delicious and everyone looks like they had a great time!

You are glowing in all of the pictures! :)


Jaclyn T May 15, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Happy Day!


Khaira May 15, 2011 at 10:20 pm

May 16 is my birthday too! Love the food from your blog, and your writing :) also where did you get the cute top you were wearing at the party with your friends?

Have a great day!


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2011 at 9:02 am

Happy Birthday!
Thanks, the top is from Jean Machine.


Vivianne May 15, 2011 at 10:22 pm

happy birthday! looks like a LOT of delicious eats! (: I love all your photos.. they make me want to get a good camera RIGHT NOW!

your kitty is so so cute <3 I love her coat, so pretty! My cat is always so skittish but I love when she cuddles with me (:


megan @ the oatmeal diaries May 15, 2011 at 10:25 pm

This all looks so wonderful! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Also, I’ve been perusing your site for days on end because when I return home from study abroad in a month I want to make a huge vegan feast for my family and boyfriend to show them it isn’t all “weird food” and that it is actually delicious! :)


Shanna, like Banana May 15, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Happiest Birthday to you lovely lady! May this next year be your best yet =)


Jenny$1983 May 15, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Everything looks wonderful, including you! I’m de-lurking to wish you a Happy Birthday, and I also want to thank you for your excellent blog: I’ve been addicted to VOO for about two months now (although I’m trying to make a change with the Power House Glonola I made last week but at breakfast-time it seems I’m more of a VOO monsta than a granola monsta :D), and I’ve made so many of your cakes and desserts which my friends and family and I love – ideally I want to become vegan after being vegetarian for about ten years, so I’m trying to have more vegan meals in a day until I barely notice I’ve even done it!

You’re truly inspirational and you’re helping me to change my life for the better, so I thought your birthday would be a good time to comment and say thank you and congratulations :)

PS Thanks to Eric and Sketchie too, for being awesome!


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2011 at 9:02 am

Thanks so much Jenny! :)


RunEatRepeat May 15, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Happy Birthday!!! Wishing you the best year :)


M[email protected] Dishes Daily May 15, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Busy weekend but at least it was a “good” busy.


Alaina May 15, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Awww…Sketchie is so cute :-)



Jess *Forever Addicting* May 15, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Great party photos! Everything looks soo tasty, especially the desserts (obviously). I’m so glad to hear your potluck was a big success! That’s a relief your juice cured your wino-head pains (I hate that!). Wish I could have been there! Sending my love all the way from Melbourne!


Jaime May 15, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Love the shirt you’re wearing during your B-day celebration! Where is it from?


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2011 at 4:30 pm

tks! its from jean machine


my little celebration May 15, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Happy (late) Birthday! I’ll be 25 this year so I’m not far behind you!


Lisa (bakebikeblog) May 15, 2011 at 10:55 pm

what a wonderful time!!! Happy Birthday for tomorrow!


Suzanne Williams May 15, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Looks like a great time and amazing food. Glad you sent the year out right and ready to welcome a new one.


Nicole @ Yuppie Yogini May 15, 2011 at 10:57 pm

What a fun weekend—great way to celebrate your bday! Sketchie is so precious in those pics. I thought he was more standoffish–I’m surprised to see him all cuddled up with Eric.


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2011 at 4:30 pm

he is a real cuddler at night time!!


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 15, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Happy 28th to you! I’ll be doing the same in July. So weird to think I’m nearly 30… half the time I think I’m barely 21! LOL!

Those chocolate crepes look fantastic. If there’s a time of over-indulgance, your birthday weekend is it! :)


Julie (A Case of the Runs) May 15, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Happy birthday!!! Looks like an awesome potluck! I would also like to see the raw crepe recipe!


smitten kitten May 15, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Happy birthday, looks like a fun evening!

That super juice looks amazing…what did you put in it?


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2011 at 9:01 am

It was 1 beet, 3 carrots, 1 lime, small 1 inch piece ginger, and half a grapefruit I think!


Hannah May 15, 2011 at 11:11 pm

What an amazing, amazing night!! How wonderful to have such loving, and food-loving, friends and family at your beck and call :D


Nicole May 15, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Happy Birthday!!! Looks like you had a great time!

I LOVE your jeans. What kind/style are they?


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2011 at 4:31 pm

thank you! They are bootcuts from guess…not sure of the exact name though.


Court May 15, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Happy Birthday Angela! It looks like you all had a ton of fun and you look beautiful :)


Dagne May 15, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Happy Birthday!!! You look gorgeous!


Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing May 15, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Happy Birthday lady! You really do glow with happiness in these photos. Also… I absolutely adore that you offered kombucha! :) Love it.


Trish May 15, 2011 at 11:31 pm

I love the jeans you have on! What kind are they?


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2011 at 9:00 am

thanks! They are from Guess. :)


Melissa May 15, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Happy Birthday!! I love that your potluck was mostly vegan…super awesome :) Looks like you had tons of fun celebrating!!


Lisa May 15, 2011 at 11:42 pm

What kind of kitty is that?! It looks like a tiny leopard and I love it!


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Thank you, a Bengal :)


Marta May 15, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Happy Birthday Angela :) Enjoy your day!!


Emma (Namaste Everyday) May 16, 2011 at 12:02 am

Good food, good drink, good friends, good times! I want to recreate that menu! Do you think you can compile some recipes?? That would be awesome!


Kendall May 16, 2011 at 12:59 am

How cool! I’m saying goodbye to my 22nd year tonight! :) May 16th is such a good day! Happy birthday tomorrow!


Mama Pea May 16, 2011 at 1:24 am

Happy Birthday, Angela. You inspire me every day with your beautiful food, your beautiful photos and most importantly, your beautiful spirit! <3


Anna May 16, 2011 at 1:40 am

Wow! Everything looks so yummy! I definitely think there should be a follow-up post including all the recipes people used. Everything looks so delicious!


Stephanie May 16, 2011 at 2:18 am

Happy Birthday! It’s a bit late but it’s still your birthday somewhere on this Earth so it’s all good, right? Btw, you look gorgey as usual in all your pictures. Your hair is amazing. Gah. So jealous ;)


Michelle May 16, 2011 at 2:20 am

Hi & happy birthday! I recently started following your blog & I love all of your recipes.. the food always looks amazing. Also, it’s pretty nice to know I’m not the only goofy girl with a camera that takes photos of her cat & hubby sleeping! :)


Helen @ healing through positivity May 16, 2011 at 3:29 am

Hope you had a great birthday – sure does look like it! Here’s to a wonderful 28th year! :) x


Tosca May 16, 2011 at 3:46 am

happy Birthday :)
It looks like a super great party… both party actually :)
You hamburger looks really delicious….. mmmm


Foxy May 16, 2011 at 3:57 am

Happy Birthday for the 16th Angela! My birthday is also today! Your birthday looks like a lot of fun and you look beautiful as always x


Cristina | Positively Beauty May 16, 2011 at 4:10 am

Happy Birthday!!! It sounds like you had a great party. Please share the recipe of the crepes if you get it! Your cat is adorable :)


LT May 16, 2011 at 4:11 am

Happy Birthday!
I love your blog and the recepies.
I never saw a cat with the fur looking so much like a tiger! Lovely!


veganlisa May 16, 2011 at 4:33 am

What a wonderful night! Thank you for inviting my to the celebration.

As an early morning birthday gift to you – here is the crepe recipe

The non-carob version is just 1 cup banana + 2 TBSP waster + 1/2 cup flax – follow the directions in the post!



cathy May 16, 2011 at 5:00 am

a birthday weekend of celebrations is the way to go – so glad you’ve had fun with friends and family the past few days.
i love the idea of a potluck with friends to celebrate – think i will borrow that party idea for my next bday!
have a wonderful day. wishing you the very best, always.


Marit May 16, 2011 at 5:29 am

Happy birthday Angela!
For some reason i had you pegged as older… but you’re only a young’un still…haha
Here’s hoping you’ll have a fab birthday!
Do let that husband of yours spoil you!



Jessica @ How Sweet It Is May 16, 2011 at 5:37 am

Happy birthday Ange! Your party looks like a smashing success. :)


Lauren at Keep It Sweet May 16, 2011 at 5:43 am

Happy birthday!!! Sounds like a wonderful weekend of celebrating!


Gillian May 16, 2011 at 5:49 am

I’m so sad I couldn’t make it Ange, looks like such a fun delicious party!! Happy birthday- you are radiant as ever!! xoxo


Dani @ Body By Nature May 16, 2011 at 5:53 am

I’m sorry I wasn’t able to make it! Wishing you a very happy 28th year!


Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans May 16, 2011 at 6:04 am

Happy Birthday Angela! I hope you have a wonderful day!!


Pure2raw Twins May 16, 2011 at 6:17 am

Happy Birthday to you Angela!!! You like beautiful as always :) Looks like a great party and celebration!! And yes those raw crepes look heavenly I would have loved to have some of those! Hope you were able to get some rest!


Little Bookworm May 16, 2011 at 6:18 am

Happy birthday Angela!


lindsay May 16, 2011 at 6:20 am

what a perfect way to end your 27th year! My 28th is next month too. Relish in it! We get wiser with age, right?


Nienke at Revel May 16, 2011 at 6:26 am

HAPPY Birthday, girly!!

Thanks for having us over – it was a blast :) I hope today is a ton of fun too!


Ali May 16, 2011 at 6:29 am

Happy birthday! I’m glad to hear you’re extending your party to two days- the older you get, the longer your birthday celebrations should be!


Heather (Heather's Dish) May 16, 2011 at 6:32 am

happy birthday beautiful girl :) what a way to send off your 27th in style!


Grace @ Healthy Dreaming May 16, 2011 at 6:35 am

Happy Birthday! You look gorgeous and so happy in your pictures.

The food looks delicious and the group looks like they are all very happy!


Apron Appeal May 16, 2011 at 6:46 am

of all the content to comment on from this post…I’m choosing your CAT. And I’m not even a cat person…but I’d consider it if I could have a cat that looks like yours. Wow, beautiful, tiger and cheetah. So cool.

Happy birthday…BTW, I don’t where it is now but you had a post about yoga in a studio…it makes me what to try. I don’t know if I could keep my mouth shut for an entire class though. I’m a talker, especially when I’m faced with something that I’m not familiar with.


Therese May 16, 2011 at 6:50 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Sounds like you had an absolute blast this weekend and hope today treats you even better!


Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 16, 2011 at 6:53 am

Happy Birthday Angela! Looks like you had a lot of fun. May your 28th year be even better then your 27th!! :)


AdrienneCarolyn May 16, 2011 at 7:04 am

Aww kitty and hubby are super cuteness :-) Happy Birthday!!


Clair May 16, 2011 at 7:14 am

Always love your posts, but it’s great to get such a fun glimpse of your life and see so many beautiful pics of you…happy birthday!


Emily May 16, 2011 at 7:18 am

Angela, you look beautiful in all of these photos! It looks like you had a fabulous birthday celebration with lots of good (and healthy!) food and good company. Happy birthday! :)


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 16, 2011 at 7:21 am

Happy birthday Angela! It looks like you had an amazing weekend of celebrations! :)


Chrisitna May 16, 2011 at 7:28 am

Wow! That was some birthday bash. Happy Birthday


Jena May 16, 2011 at 7:45 am

Happy Birthday! May your next year bring you even more success and exciting adventures (for us to read about too!)
I just wanted to say how ‘glowing’ (or whatever the manly word descripton for that would be) Eric looks! He just looks really really healthy, happy and rested, and his skin is glowing.


Rebecca May 16, 2011 at 7:48 am

It looks like you had a beautiful birthday! I love party leftovers ;)
I think this is the first time I’ve noticed your painted walls — I’m loving all the colors especially the green in the kitchen! And that picture of you and Eric against the orange is so cute :D


Tiff @ Love, Sweat, and Beers May 16, 2011 at 7:53 am

It looks pretty, fun, and delicious all at the same time! Happy Birthday!


Ana May 16, 2011 at 8:01 am

Happy Birthday Angela! Sounds like you had lots of fun with friends, family and delicious food around!


VeggieGirl May 16, 2011 at 8:03 am



Gina @Runningtothekitchen May 16, 2011 at 8:07 am

Happy 28th! Looks like such a fun weekend filled with friends and food :)


Jasmine May 16, 2011 at 8:07 am



Stefanie May 16, 2011 at 8:10 am

Happy birthday! That looks like a great way to celebrate another year of life.


Yolanda May 16, 2011 at 8:13 am

Happy Birthday!

If it isn’t to much trouble, I would be very interested in the chickpea veggie burger recipe. I just made my first every veggie burger this past week, and was blown away by the flavor. Sweet potatoe & black bean vegetable burger, delish!

Thank you,


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2011 at 4:37 pm

You can ask Stephanie from :)


Krissie J May 16, 2011 at 8:19 am

Your kitty has the coolest markings! Too cute.

Love the birthday bash photos, it looks like it was a total blast! :) Happy birthday!


Evan Thomas May 16, 2011 at 8:40 am

Happy birthday!


Alena I May 16, 2011 at 8:42 am

Happy Birthday!!!!!


Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food May 16, 2011 at 8:51 am

Looks like an amazing weekend! Many, many, many good eats!
Happy Birthday! :-)


Katie May 16, 2011 at 9:00 am

I’m thinking about buying a juicer – what brand/kind would you suggest?

Thank you!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I have a Breville but I wouldnt recommend it. Sorry I cant be of more help!


kaila @ healthy helper! May 16, 2011 at 9:01 am

First off Happy Birthday! And secondly….THAT FOOD LOOKS ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!! I wish I could have some of those leftovers! OMG everything looks fan-freakin-tastic :)


Amy May 16, 2011 at 9:03 am

Looks like you had a great time!! Happy Birthday!


Justeen @ Blissful Baking May 16, 2011 at 9:11 am

Happy Birthday, Angela!! :)


Andrea B. @ Vegvacious May 16, 2011 at 9:13 am

What an amazing weekend! Good food, time with family and some seriously awesome eats! Glad you had a great birthday weekend!!

PS – Happy Birthday today!! Hope you have a great one.


Nikita May 16, 2011 at 9:23 am

Happy Birthday, Angela! It looks like you guys had a great time with good friends and good food!


Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit May 16, 2011 at 9:28 am

sounds like you had a great time. Happy Birthday!


Carlee May 16, 2011 at 9:44 am

Ahh! Happy Birthday!

I love your jeans!

Those burgers look awesome and so does the cake!!

Just wondering do you usually use your tripod for ALL your photos? or is it just food?


Lacey May 16, 2011 at 9:49 am

I’m a new reader and just wanted to wish you a happy birthday (it’s also my hubby’s bday today). I hope you have a fantastic day! :-)


Stephanie @ Lunges and Lunch May 16, 2011 at 9:52 am

I am so so happy that I got to be a part of this night. Thanks so much for having me, Angela! And the food just kept going all weekend, eh? Maybe I should have gotten you a detox tea instead! ;)

Here’s wishing a WONDERFUL birthday to a girl who is gorgeous inside and out!



Katherine May 16, 2011 at 9:52 am

That cat is gorgeous! Happy belated birthday :D


Svetlana May 16, 2011 at 9:53 am

Happy Birthday!!!
Wow so many here are born in May! My B-day is tomorrow :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2011 at 9:57 am

happy early bday!


laurie May 16, 2011 at 9:55 am

What a beautiful birthday celebration!! You deserve it! You are such a ray of sunshine and I love reading your blog everyday. Your culinary creations have blessed my own kitchen from Taiwan to Utah and I’ve been following you since the beginning. Thanks for all you do for all of us everyday!!


Claire @ Live and Love to Eat May 16, 2011 at 9:59 am

Happy happy birthday! Looks like quite the celebration!


Amy May 16, 2011 at 10:01 am

Happy birthday! I have 10 more birthdays than you, but in my experience each year gets better!


Lea @ Healthy Coconut May 16, 2011 at 10:16 am

Happy Birthday Angela! You are glowing in your pictures birthday girl.


Míriam May 16, 2011 at 10:19 am

I just found your blog while browsing through foodgawker
and I just loved it! I watched your video goodbye to obsession and I nearlu cryed…
And your lifestory is amazing, you’re a very brave woman!
Thanks for sharing your experience and your recipes.


Annie May 16, 2011 at 10:34 am

Happy Birthday, Angela! I hope 28 is a great one.


Liz May 16, 2011 at 10:40 am

I want to come to one of your parties!!!! Big smiles, good food – Everything looks perfect!

Happy Birthday!!!!


Eric May 16, 2011 at 10:40 am

Happy Birthday!!!! Can’t wait to go out tonight!

Love you!


Beth May 16, 2011 at 10:48 am

Happy birthday Angela.
Looks and sounds like you had a great birthday weekend.


Paula May 16, 2011 at 10:57 am

Happy birthday dear heart! I’m glad you were born and that you decided to start this blog and share your life with us :) I’m thankful for you. Enjoy your day!


Becki May 16, 2011 at 11:22 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGELA!! Thanks so much for providing an amazing blog to read everyday! I hope you get to take today off!!!


Moni'sMeals May 16, 2011 at 11:32 am

Happy Happy Birthday!
I am blown away at the spread of foods and friends that you had to celebrate! Way to live it up! The dessert spread alone looked amazing, who needs just 1 treat these days for your bday, bring it on! I will remember this for my bday. :)
I also did not know Whole Foods did a vegan cake, good to know. :)
Hi to sketchie!



Annette @ EnjoyYOURHealthyLife May 16, 2011 at 11:36 am

WOw that all looks so much fun! you’re right<—-nothing hot yoga can't fix!! ha. Happy B-day!!


Erin May 16, 2011 at 11:39 am

Looks like a really fun party, with super tasty food! Happy Birthday!


steff (steffsays) May 16, 2011 at 11:40 am

happy birthday!! and wow, your kitty is SO beautiful!


Hannah May 16, 2011 at 11:44 am

Happy Birthday Angela!!! All of that food looks absolutely scrumptious. I’m glad you had a fun but relaxing weekend.


Halley (Blunder Construction) May 16, 2011 at 11:45 am

Looks like a fabulous gathering, but I think I would have opted to just hang with Sketchie on the couch. COMFY! :) You are only glowing more beautifully as the years go by, Angela! Happy Bday!


Nancy May 16, 2011 at 11:45 am

It was SOOOO fun. Next time you’ll have to come to our neck of the woods! :) Also – have fun at the restaurant tonight (you’re going tonight right?). I still have yet to have my birthday celebration. My boyfriend has been out of town since the day before my Birthday (mine’s May 7) so I’m dying to go out to a new spot :)


Dottie May 16, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Happy Birthday fellow May baby! :)
New to your site! Love it!
What kind of cat is Sketchie? Gorgeous!


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Thanks! He’s a Bengal


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey May 16, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Happy birthday! Everything looks like you had a great weekend. Cheers to 28!


Gloria May 16, 2011 at 12:16 pm

What beautiful food and photos! You are so talented, Angela. Happy Birthday!


birdie to be May 16, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Happy Birthday! Looks like a great party.


Roz May 16, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Happy Birthday Angela!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Christina @ The Athletarian May 16, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Happy Bithday, Angela! It looks like the party was a lot of fun with some seriously good eats! I love your tops from both days and the orange wall is amaaaaazing!


Katheryn May 16, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Happy Birthday! Hope you continue to have a fun celebration today!


Carissa May 16, 2011 at 12:45 pm

All the food from both of your parties looks delicious! I love knowing that when you say BBQ you mean veggie burgers, etc., not slabs of meat!!

Also, your cat is adorable. What kind of cat is it?


Michelle (your girlfriend for fitness) May 16, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Happy Birthday, looks like you have an awesome party! Nothing is better than getting to share your birthday with loved ones.


Vanessa @ Loving the Sweet LIfe May 16, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Happy Birthday Angela! May this be the best one yet ;)


courtney May 16, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Happy birthday, Angela!


ellalinea May 16, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Happy birthday Angela!! Looks like you had an awesome bday bash :))


Becky May 16, 2011 at 2:02 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Everything looks so beautiful and yummy! I am going to tell my hubby about the vegan birthday cake for my birthday!! I hope you enjoyed yesterday and today! I am dying to try hot yoga, but can’t find anyone who teaches it in my area!!


thehealthyapron May 16, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Aww Happy Birthday!! Sounds like my kind of party! The food looks incredible! It’s so hard to find organic wine though! Wherever do you shop? Also, what kind of camera do you use? Thanks Angela!


VeggieGirl May 16, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Happy Birthday!!! What a healthy/fun looking party- I love the kombucha and vegan chocolate cake, what great ideas!


Rachel @ The Perseverance Diaries May 16, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Happy, happy birthday.

That looks like a party I’d want to be invited to! So cute to have little cans of kombucha. Perhaps you should be a party planner as well :) haha


Tiina McKay May 16, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Happy Birthday Angela! Looks like you and everyone else really enjoyed the birthday celebrations!!


Amanda May 16, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Happy Birthday, looks like you had a fantastic time!


Shan May 16, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Happy b-day! Love your blog. I eat mostly veg with some fish, love your recipes! Also, the cat is so pretty!


[email protected] May 16, 2011 at 3:37 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGELA!! ahhh loved the pictures with the beautiful people and beautiful food! :D such a sweet time. And I’ve always wanted to try WF’s cakes! they look sooo goood *drooool*…what are you looking forward the MOST this year?


Carlene May 16, 2011 at 3:51 pm

The edamame caviar looks delicious- what a great menu.


Hayley @ Oat Couture May 16, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Happy birthday Angela!! I know I’m a couple of hours late but it still counts right?! :) Hope you enjoyed your celebrations and got suitably spoilt all day today! :)


mi-an May 16, 2011 at 4:29 pm

happy birthday!!! looks like it was a blast!!


Ashley Z May 16, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Happy Birthday Angela!!
Looks like you had the most amazing vegan feast. I drool all the way from Calgary.
Glad to hear you’re loving the Hot Yoga :) Next time you’re here visiting I can show you an amazing Studio if ya want. I have been a junkie for about 4 yrs and counting.

Have a great day :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 17, 2011 at 10:39 am

Tha would be fun! Thanks Ashley :) Hope to see you in 2011!


Livvy May 16, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Ohhhh,,, MAN!!! It looks like you had a totally amazing party!! happy bday btw!! :) I totally wish I was at your party to enjoy such great fun and food…komucha cans even!?! Genius to have for parties (I’ve never even seen them before!!) actually…do you know where I could find them!? And that dessert bar is UN. REAL. I could die for those raw crepes and vegan cake from whole foods! GAHHH!! So glad you had a great night x2 and can’t wait for that crepe recipe..hopefully! I love your blog btw:)


Christine (The Raw Project) May 16, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Happy Birthday! What fun pics and wonderful eats. The chocolate cake looks wonderful!


Amy May 16, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Happy birthday! Looks like a great party with lots of yummy vegan food!


Ally at AGIHK May 16, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Happy Birthday Angela!! I love your blouse!


Susan May 16, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Happyhappy birthday Angela!! Looks like a great start to a new year for you :) These pics are making me miss all my Toronto blogging buddies!!


ClaireRose77 May 16, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Happy Birthday,Lady!!


Kristi May 16, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Happy Birthday!


staceyhealthylife May 16, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Happy birthday, love sketchy, so cute.


Namaste Gurl May 16, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Happy Birthday, sweet Angela! Looks like you had a wonderful time– food, family, and activity really are the best, aren’t they? :)


Lauren May 16, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Happiest of Birthdays to you!!! Thanks for spreading your beautiful ‘glo’ each and everyday! You are an inspiration! :)


Molly @ RDexposed May 16, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Everything looks so classy! I prefer avoiding crazy nights out for my birthday.


Kelsey May 16, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Good choice on yoga. And happy birthday, looks like you had plenty of vegan treats!! That cat is gorgeous, I’ve never seen one spotted like that. Exotic.


Carol May 16, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Happy Birthday!! Looks like you had a great time!!


Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble May 16, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Happy Birthday Angela! Looks like you’ve had some great celebrations with lots of delicious food!


Annie May 16, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Wow – you really do glow! :) Happy birthday!


Tawney (Eat Hike Sleep Repeat) May 16, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Happy b-day! Juice and yoga – great hangover cure! Lovely looking spread of food :)


Lauren May 16, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Happy Birthday, Angela!! Hope this is the best year yet! You looked gorgeous as usual!


Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) May 16, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Just now catching up with my reader… HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGE ! :D What a great party you threw. …and the food looks outstanding!!


Jolene ( May 16, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Happy Belated Birthday Angela!!!!!!!


Babs May 17, 2011 at 2:01 am

Happy Birthday!!! The bash looks amazing :) You’re so adorable to have kombucha for the guests. I hope 28 is everything you ever dreamed of! I’ll be finishing my 28th year next week. In the past year I’ve passed the bar exam, married my lover, honeymooned in Tonga, roadtripped across the US, moved to another Continent, sold a car, bought a car, and worked the nightshift for the first time. The years just keep getting better!


Christan May 17, 2011 at 2:14 am

Aw. i love it! Makes me want to celebrate my birthday 6 months early. :)

My favorite is the last picture.. so sweet!


saravixen May 17, 2011 at 3:04 am

Better late than never: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
It looks like you had a really good time, you do look lovely!


Cara (Yourowntwist) May 17, 2011 at 4:43 am

Okay it is official; I am adding you to my blogroll! :) I love your blog! I have the Healthy Strawberry Oat Squares with Homemade Jam in the oven right this moment! I had to make some substitutes so I hope it still works out! Thanks so much for all your fun recipes and post! :)


Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes May 17, 2011 at 6:10 am



[email protected] May 17, 2011 at 6:57 am

First – Happy birthday!! Second – your cat is SO cute. Third – Can you invite me to your next get together? The food looks AMAZING!!! haha


moe May 17, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Happy Belated Birthday Angela!!!
Can you share what was in the Fresh inspired tempeh salad?????


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 17, 2011 at 4:35 pm

I dont have the recipe but I will post it if I get my hands on it!


Molly May 17, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Angela, first of all, thank you so much for being an inspiration to me! Your blog is my go to place for my transition to veganism (and hopefully a 50lb weight loss too – 30 are already gone because if this switch! :-)) Anyway, I really rely on your recipes and your wonderful spirit so much!

Otay, I didn’t read all of the comments and the food looks nummy-licious, as usual but oh my GOSH your cat is gorgeous!!! What kind is he or she? Looks just like someone we’d see in our local zoo!

Thanks again for everything, Angela!


~ Molly D.
San Diego, CA


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 17, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Thank you so much Molly!

Sketchie is a Bengal :)


Mysty May 17, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Happy Bday Angela!!! Many, many more to come ;)


Fanta May 17, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Happy Birthday! Your food looks fantastic and I LOVE the decorative plates you arranged on your wall :)

Glad to see you included some pictures of Sketchie too he he

Take Care,


Michelle @ Lifewithacrazypup May 18, 2011 at 10:46 am

It looks like you had such a great time! Happy Belated Birthday!


Sheryl May 18, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Hi Angela,

Happy belated birthday!! Looks like you had a fabulous celebration. I LOVE the wall hanging you have in a couple of your photos… The one in the green room with the plates. Where did you find it? It is gorgeous! Thanks.


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 18, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Thanks! Its from Pier 1 :)


Kristina @ spabettie May 18, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Happy Birthday!! your party looks fun and the food AMAZING!

I used to (think?) I had a pretty steady hand… we are on vacation and while I did bring my tripod, I haven’t been using it a lot – I think I rely on it now and my ‘steady hand’ went away! :)


Amber K May 18, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Happy Belated Birthday!!


Char May 19, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Happy belated!! Mine is also the 16th and just saying….best birthday day EVER!! I turned 25 this year, so I was a little scared about my birthday actually approaching, but now, it’s only a number :D Hope you had a fantastic bday (minus the rain :() and fun with family & friends!!


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