The Oh She Glows Cookbook Launch Day + A Special Sneak Peek!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on March 4, 2014


I never thought this day would arrive, but lo and behold it has. After almost 3 years of hope, sweat, and tears, I can finally say today is the day that The Oh She Glows Cookbook hits shelves across North America! Can you believe it? Because I sure can’t.

This journey has been filled with many ups and downs, but I couldn’t be more grateful that I kept the faith in this project. Without a doubt, this book wouldn’t have happened without your support and encouragement! You were the ones who planted the cookbook seed in my mind many years ago. Only then did I actually think that maybe it wasn’t so far out of the realm of possibilities. Everyone needs that fearless friend in their lives pushing them a bit harder and giving them encouragement. I was just lucky to have a whole group of you doing that for me. I hope this book is a reflection of all that love and gratitude that I have (and a real passion for great-tasting, healthy food. of course).

A Bit About The Oh She Glows Cookbook:

~ There are over 100 vegan recipes and 100 photographs. Yes, it’s a highly visual and colourful cookbook (yippee!). I photographed and styled all of the food photos in the book. This was a massive undertaking, but I’m so glad I pushed myself to do it. Our friend and talented photographer, Dave Biesse, shot the lifestyle photos of us playing in our landlord’s kitchen and outdoors here in Oakville!

~ I had 3 main goals when creating this cookbook: 1) Create recipes that please meat eaters and vegans alike (fyi: most of my recipe testers were not vegan/vegetarian!); 2) The recipes are made with real, whole food ingredients – not processed imitation foods; 3) Great taste and healthy food are not exclusive – you can have both! 4) Oh and one more, include a wide range of quick and easy recipes, as well as more intensive ones (but nothing a new cook can’t handle!).

~ Each recipe has allergy information indicating whether it is gluten-free, soy-free, grain-free, nut-free, sugar-free, oil-free, and/or no bake/raw. I wanted this book to be accessible for all kinds of diets and I really think there is something for everyone. Additionally, many of my recipes have notes that will tell you how to adapt a recipe. For example, my cookie recipe has 2 notes about how you can make the cookies nut-free and even grain-free if you want. Hidden gems. Read the notes – you won’t be sorry.

~ There are around 85 gluten-free recipes and most are soy-free or have soy-free alternatives.

~ Each recipe indicates the prep time and cook time estimates to help you plan ahead.

~ There is a chapter called My Natural Foods Pantry detailing my most commonly used ingredients. I provide tips and tricks about each ingredient and give you the scoop!

~ I also share my favourite Kitchen Tools and Appliances in another chapter.

~ The recipes all have headnotes giving you recipes hints, describing the recipe, and/or sharing short stories about my life or how the recipe came about. Each chapter has an opening paragraph to get you excited about the chapter and it describes how it fits into my own life.

~ Yes, there are two different covers – a carrot cover in the U.S. and a parfait cover in Canada. See above image. This is because my publishers had different visions for the cover. Many people do not know this, but the author doesn’t have the final word on the cover so it really depends on what the publisher has in mind. The content is the same, however! The Canadian cover also has gorgeous French flaps.

~ There are 10 recipe chapters (Breakfast, Smoothies/Juices/Tea, Appetizers, Soup, Salad, Entrees, Sides, Power Snacks, Desserts, and Homemade Staples). Each chapter has around 10 recipes, with the entrée chapter and homemade staples chapter both having 15 recipes or more.

~ You’ll find recipes like: Out The Door Chia Power Doughnuts (I can bet you’ve never had a doughnut like this!), two of my favorite Glo Bar recipes from my former bakery, Life-Affirming Warm Nacho Dip (people will chase you down at parties for this recipe), Chilled Chocolate Espresso Torte, and more!

A few more pictures to share…


{Beat the Heat Frozen Dessert Pizza – a quick and easy dessert inspired by my favourite frozen dessert pizza as a child!}


{Cream of Tomato Soup with Roasted Italian Chickpea Croutons– the perfect bowl of comfort food complete with my favourite croutons}


{Glowing Mojo-ito Green Monster – It’s a party in a glass…what more can I say? Have your friends over an enjoy some mojo-itos!}

The Oh She Glows Virtual Cookbook Tour Update:

Be sure to check out these new reviews from some of my favourite bloggers! Many are hosting giveaways for the book so be sure to enter for a chance to win.

Caitlin @ The Vegan Chickpea (review, recipe, giveaway)

Suzanne @ Hello Veggy (review, recipe, giveaway)

Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat (review, recipe)

Kristy & Chris @ Keepin It Kind (review, recipe, giveaway)

Amanda @ Pickles ‘n Honey (review, recipe, giveaway)

Ashley @ Edible Perspective (review, recipe, giveaway)

Matt @ No Meat Athlete (review, recipe, giveaway)

Heather @ Yum Universe (review, recipe, interview)

PS – you can find ALL the reviews on my book page.


{Marinated Balsamic, Maple, and Garlic Tempeh – My ALL-TIME favourite way to enjoy tempeh (and I wasn’t a tempeh fan until this recipe!) Please promise me you will give it a chance. It’s the real deal. Flavour explosion in your mouth. I love adding this to sandwiches or wraps. Truth be told, I once ate a whole batch straight from the dish.}

Where to Purchase:

If you’d like to pick up a copy of the book, here is a list of retailers. Most retailers will be stocking the book on shelves as of today. Don’t forget, if you purchase this week you can score my Bonus Recipe Bundle featuring 10 extra recipes not found in the cookbook!

I just got word that Costco (Toronto and Vancouver locations) will be selling the cookbook too, so keep your eyes peeled! We’re hoping it will be in other locations eventually too.

Social Media fun:

Many of you have been sharing social media pictures of the OSG cookbook in local bookstores, as it arrives in the mail, and recipes you’ve already made. It’s been so much fun to see this and I’ve been re-tweeting as many as I can keep up with. Please keep sharing your photos on twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest using the hashtag #osgcookbook and also tag @ohsheglows #ohsheglows so others can see what you’re making too. Thanks again for all your excitement and support!! You sure know how to make a girl feel loved.

Canada AM:

I’m off early to Toronto as I’m going to be on Canada AM this morning. Be sure to tune in if you can (I don’t think I go on until after 8:30am ET). I will be talking about the cookbook, sharing a few recipes, and trying not to be a fool on live TV. bahaha. Wish me luck! xoxo

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Emily May 1, 2014 at 6:57 am

I cannot say enough good things about your new cookbook. You are so creative with your recipes, I’ve learned so much from you, and everything tastes really good! The tomato soup recipe reminds me and my husband of a rich cream based one we enjoyed at Le Madeline cafes for years before we turned vegan. This has made us so excited, I can’t even tell ya! Great job, beautiful pictures and easy to follow as well. I will also do a review on Amazon.


Anne May 12, 2014 at 4:20 pm

LOVE your cookbook Angela! I got a question about the chocolate cake tho. I have tried the cake now 3 times and I just can’t get the cake to be as fluffy as your cake on the picture. Mine always turns out more dense. I baked the first with coconut oil and the second with grapeseed oil, and that helped a little. I use sugar in the raw for the cake, is that maybe the problem?


Andrea Spires May 29, 2014 at 10:46 am

Hi Angela, I bought your cookbook even before I had really even read your blog since everything looked so yummy but now that I have been diving into your posts and I am even more thrilled that I bought the book!
I had no idea you were Canadian, went my almer mater and actually probably live pretty close to where I do until I started reading.
I am pretty new to the plant-based diet and I am just transitioning towards a vegan diet. Your blog is really helping me. I love that the products you speak of are available in Canada.
You are very inspirational and I will keep following.
Cheers, eh! Andrea


Andrea Spires May 29, 2014 at 10:47 am

Along with all my all my spelling and grammar mistakes, probably not wise to reveal where we went to school! Although I can’t blame it since my major was Biochem and not Arts! lol


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 30, 2014 at 7:40 am

Thanks so much for your kind words Andrea! :)


Nancy June 20, 2014 at 7:53 am

I’m trying to find this book in Hard Back – are they available or just comes in paperback – Thanks


Angela (Oh She Glows) June 22, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Hi Nancy, it’s not available in hard back unfortunately (my publisher wanted to keep the cost down for the consumer).


Liz August 23, 2014 at 7:59 am

Hi Angela! :)
I just got my hands on your amazing cookbook! You did an awesome job.
Question: a lot of the recipes call for avocado and I am allergic to it (yes, I know this is my loss). I’m wondering if you know of a good vegetarian or vegan substitute for avocado?
Thank you!


Zoy September 13, 2014 at 4:31 pm

The both two covers are from the same cookbook just different images, isn’t? I bought the carrots one :0


Donelle November 14, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Thank you for the wonderful tempeh recipe – I’m converted!


Julia November 18, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Hi Angela
I was wondering what veggies you would recommend pairing with the tempeh recipe. Which was totally delicious by the way. By far the best tempeh recipe I have ever tried. Please let me know. Thank you


serena smith February 5, 2015 at 3:21 pm

my grand daughter is fighting cancer, and to be as healthy as possible has adopted a vegan diet. This is a challenge to stay positive and deny treats. I bought her the Oh She Glows cookbook and presented to her with a big hot dish of life affirming warm nacho dip. It was so fun to discover we can ear healthy and have yummy treats. Now we are all making it for our own families. THANKS


Ruth August 8, 2015 at 9:43 am

Hi Angela, loooove your blog and book .. Its amazing to say the least. I too have a baby girl, almost 10 months old who s got a lot of food allergies so your book is my go to on a daily basis so to make my diet (also still nursing my baby) stressfree :). Quick q, the warm nacho dip uses cashew nuts which my baby s allergic to.. Any idea whether I can replace it with anything else? Thanks!! Cant wait for your next book :).


Valerie Marus January 24, 2016 at 1:04 pm

I have a copy of your book The Oh She Glows Cookbook and I am sorry to say it is falling apart at the spine. I have had it less than a year and although it is becoming one of my favourite cookbooks I am really disappointed in the way it is not holding up .
I would really appreciate another copy ( free of charge to me) as I think it is very unfair to spend money on a book that does not last for more than a year.
Keep up the good work on the recipes.


Angela Liddon February 29, 2016 at 3:59 pm

Hi Valerie, I’m so sorry to hear that! If you could send your complete mailing address to press[at]ohsheglows[dot]com, I’ll forward your information to my publisher and have them send you a new book. In the meantime, I hope you’re able to keep enjoying your current copy.


Jaimee July 28, 2017 at 7:07 am

Hello! I’ve had this cookbook for a couple of years now and I absolutely love it! I noticed that you posted the nutritional breakdown for your new book. Is this available for the original recipes as well?




Angela Liddon August 4, 2017 at 8:54 am

Hi Jaimee, Thanks so much for your support! Unfortunately, I don’t have the nutritional breakdowns for my first book available. However, if there’s a specific recipe you’re wondering about, you can always head on over to a free online tool like or and just plug in the information. I hope that helps, and happy cooking!! :)


Caitlin October 10, 2017 at 11:25 am

I just made the life-affirming nacho dip for the first time and it is GLORIOUS (and I’m a cheese lover over here haha) – any chance you’ve frozen it before? I’d love to make a huge batch that I could split up into smaller portions and bake as needed since it requires some lead time to soak cashews (and anything that saves me a little time with my one year old would be great!)


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 11, 2017 at 8:50 am

Hey Caitlin, Yay!! So happy it was a big hit. :) We love it too.
I actually haven’t tried freezing it before, but I love your idea of making smaller portions and freezing! I wonder if the texture would be the same after thawing? Sorry I can’t help you out more…if you try anything I would love to know how it went!


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