Guest Post: Edible Perspective

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 28, 2011

Good morning! Please give a warm welcome to Ashley today on Oh She Glows! She’s a great friend of mine and an all around amazing gal. Enjoy her favourite vegan recipes below, but try not to drool too much on your keyboard. ;)

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Hey guys!  I’m Ashley from The Edible Perspective.  I couldn’t be more excited to be guest posting on Angela’s blog today.  Ange + I have known each other for almost 2 years now, and I’m pretty sure we’re long lost sisters.

Let me break down a few getting to know you facts about myself:

  • I live in Ft. Collins, Colorado with my husband + two doggles [boxer + great dane/lab] and we love, love, love it here!
  • I started my blog just over 1.5yrs ago + at the same time I curiously stole borrowed my husband’s dSLR camera and fell in love with photography + photographing food.
  • My current exercise routine includes the following: cycling, swimming, HIIT workouts, 3x/week weight lifting, bouldering, walking the dogs, biking around town
  • Two of my biggest passions are cooking + photography, which I’m trying to create my own career from, although I actually have a master’s degree in Architecture.
  • A few months ago, I discovered I have an intolerance to gluten.  My digestive tract is so much happier without it!
  • My current diet looks something like this: always gluten free, always vegetarian, frequently vegan


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Now let’s get started with those vegan recipes!

cookie dough AB

If you know me at all, you most definitely know that I am a nut butter fanatic.  You will also know that I love creating my own nut butter recipes.  When thinking of which one to share, I was immediately drawn to my Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Almond Butter.  Why?  Because I know Angela is a huge fan of cookie dough and this literally tastes like raw dough.  The crunchy pieces of chocolate chips will have you double dipping in the jar for more.  Enjoy this as an oat topping, ice cream topping, sandwich topping, you just can’t go wrong!


My next recipe, is literally hot of the press and in perfect timing for your next veggie burger craving.  This Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger has blend of Mexican spices, black beans, sweet taters, quinoa, corn and more.  Not only is this burger super flavorful, but it holds together and has awesome chew.  And guess what?  No food processor involved!  I promise the man in your life will love it too!


Something else your man will love?  And even your kids?  BEER fries.  These are the best oven baked fries I’ve ever had.  They take a little longer to cook, from soaking in beer, but result in a perfectly crispy french fry.  I kept the seasonings simple with garlic, salt + pepper.  And if you’re looking more sweet tater in your life, check out my sweet potato beer fries.  They actually retain some of the delicious beer flavor!

curried chickpeas

You might want to make this next recipe on a cool summer night.  If you have those where you live!  Or just stow it away for fall.  No matter what the temperature, this is my best curry recipe to date!  It’s a 2-part recipe with curried chickpeas as the main attraction and creamy coconut quinoa on the side.

My husband and I recently bought our first home, which was a major fixer upper.  With the help of my uncle, we’ve done all of the work on our own.  The kitchen was the first thing to go.  It was completely gutted!  With 75% of the kitchen complete + the oven in place, this was the very first recipe to come out of it!  Curried Chickpeas + Coconut Quinoa

I can’t leave without ending on a sweet note.  You will leave your family guessing the ingredient list for this next recipe!  The secret is avocado.



Chocolate Avocado Cake

Favorite chocolate cake ever?  I’m pretty sure it is.  I haven’t created a gluten free version yet, but when I do, a chocolate coma will ensue.  The avocado keeps this cake extremely moist and it’s packed full of delicious cocoa.  The brown rice syrup + sucanat combination, add a nice light sweetness.  Kid friendly.  Family friendly.  You’ll need to hide this under your bed, because it’s not gonna’ last long!  This cake was originally paired with a Green Monster frosting [whipped cream + spinach + sugar].  For a vegan version, just swap the whipped cream for full fat coconut milk.  Or, pair it with a simple vegan peanut butter frosting.  Either way, you can’t go wrong.

Thanks again to Angela, for inviting me over to her blog today!  A constant inspiration in life, a kitchen wizard + a fabulous friend…she’s pretty amazing, “eh?”  [<— I taught her that]


If you’re interested to learn more about my life, my photos + my eats, stop by The Edible Perspective and say hello.  I would love to hear from you!

<3 Ashley

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Jen @ July 28, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Great post! Yummy recipes!


Rebecca July 28, 2011 at 2:07 pm

I just love when my favorite bloggers combine the best of both their cooking/fun/photography worlds and I benefit :)


Joanna July 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Glad your blog was introduced! Can’t wait to try your recipes :)


Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine July 28, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I commented over on your blog, but I loved those recent couples’ photos you shot!! :)


Ashley July 28, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Thanks so much Lexi!


Emilie July 28, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Avocado is so useful! As a hair paste, spicy guacamole, secret recipe ingredient…it really can do no wrong our eyes!


Mich July 28, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Great post! Nice to hear from someone who has the exact same diet I do =)


Aja July 28, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Everything looks so delicious!


Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner July 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm

I LOVE THIS POST! It is absolutely DELICIOUS! :D


Ashley July 28, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Thanks Kathleen!


Andi July 28, 2011 at 5:19 pm

I love when the blogs I follow cross paths.. makes me feel like we are one big group of friends!!!!


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 28, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Great post Ashley! I love the looks of that AB – you had me at “cookie dough”! I can’t wait to make it as soon as I get my hands on a food processor that can handle it. I’m scared of breaking my little 3 cup Cuisinart! :P


Ashley July 28, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Oooh, yah, you definitely want to wait. :)


Katherine July 28, 2011 at 6:22 pm

I took a look at your blog, your dogs are adorable!


Living, Learning, Eating July 28, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Wowza, nice burger!


Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn July 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm

You two are such gorgeous ladies!!!! I love all of these recipes, not gonna lie I drool over them every time she posts!!


Carly July 28, 2011 at 11:08 pm

I made those sweet potato black bean burgers tonight, and they were great!


Katrina July 29, 2011 at 12:16 am

Everything looks so good!


Emilia @ Namaste Gurl July 29, 2011 at 1:05 am

Anything made by Ashley is magnificent and BEAUTIFUL– way to go, chef and photographer, Ashley! :)
As a major fan of Ashley’s blog, I’m happy to say I’ve tested out a great deal of her amazing recipes and they all live up to their standards 200% :)


Ashley July 31, 2011 at 11:07 am

You are too sweet :)


jackie July 29, 2011 at 5:31 am

hi there, i added my husbands email by mistake to follow you on…how can i unsubscribe HIM so that i can add myself to get your blog updates?

thank you <3


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 29, 2011 at 12:21 pm

I’m not sure Jackie! Sorry


Ruth July 29, 2011 at 7:00 am

ALL those recipes look awesome! I’m hopping over to visit you now…


Robyn July 29, 2011 at 9:04 am

Well more yummy recipes to make over the weekend…nice pics and I now have your site in my faves too…thankyou Ashley <3


Mistene July 30, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I made the burgers yesterday and they were delicious!!!!


Ashley July 31, 2011 at 11:06 am

Yay!! So happy to hear! ;)


Jen July 31, 2011 at 2:43 pm

These recipes look great! Especially the burger, I’m definitely going to make that one.


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