Hi, I’m Angela. Welcome to Oh She Glows – an award-winning recipe blog featuring over 500 healthy recipes (and growing)! For the past 6 years, I’ve shared energizing, plant-based recipes that my family and I enjoy on a daily basis. My goal is to inspire you to embrace more plant-based foods in your diet without feeling the least bit deprived. And yes, my recipes are great for meat-eaters and picky kids too! Most of my recipes are gluten-free and many are allergy-friendly (just check the recipe for the allergy info).

My first cookbook, The Oh She Glows Cookbook (released March 4, 2014) is a New York Times Bestseller. It was also selected as Chapters/Indigo’s BOOK OF THE YEAR for 2014. It features over 100 plant-based recipes (including 85 gluten-free recipes) using real, whole food ingredients. The book also contains over 100 full-page, full-colour photographs shot by yours truly! For more info, see here.


Note: The parfait cover is the Canadian cover and the carrot cover is the US cover. The content is the same in both, however!


My Story:

On October 31st 2008, I started Oh She Glows to write about my recovery from an eating disorder, my journey to health, and the amazing transformation that food can make in our lives. Within the first few months of blogging my readership started to grow and before long I connected with women and men all over the world. Today, almost 7 years later, Oh She Glows has over 1 million unique readers each month. I never expected that my blog would turn into a passion and eventually my full-time career, but I’m extremely grateful that I took a chance and hit publish on my first post.

As my relationship with food improved, I focused on creating healthy plant-based recipes that would win over my husband’s approval. At the time, Eric was a devout fast-food lover and drank pop like water. Coming up with healthy dishes that he enjoyed was a difficult task, but I was up for the challenge! I didn’t come from a food or photography background (nope, I barely knew how to cook a potato), so everything you see on this blog is a result of hard work and self-taught skill. I taught myself how to create recipes and then photograph my creations. It’s been an adventure!

In 2011, I was approached by an editor from a major publishing house and offered to write a cookbook. It had been a dream of mine for a while so I jumped at the opportunity. my first cookbook was published on March 4, 2014. One year later, and it has over 300,000 copies in print! The response has been absolutely shocking…thrilling…mind-blowing. I’m so grateful that my work has resonated with so many across the world. The Oh She Glows Cookbook is now printed in several different languages including English, Chinese, German, Slovak, and Spanish. It’s sold across North America, the UK, Australia, and more.


[interview in The Writer Magazine]


Let me rewind a bit and tell you about what was going on in my life the year I started my blog!


In 2008, I married my high-school sweetheart, Eric, and graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Psychology. Life was wonderful, yet not so wonderful at the same time. I was in recovery for an eating disorder, something I had been struggling with since I was 11-12 years old. Despite the great things going on in my life, I couldn’t enjoy them fully without putting my eating disorder behind me. It was like a storm cloud hovering over me for years.

During the last semester of my Master’s degree, I started working full-time as a researcher. I did a lot of hands on, practical research and even had the opportunity to write a book chapter, but ultimately I found that research did not fulfill me like I thought it would. I just felt so empty inside and deep down I knew that it wasn’t a great fit. I longed to express my creative side! I wanted to write, but not in the form of scientific articles. Thankfully, Oh She Glows was a great outlet and really let my creativity flourish. For the first year of blogging, I wrote 3 posts per day (yes, you read that right) and I absolutely fell head over heels in love with my new hobby. Up until this point in my life, I never had a hobby that I felt so passionate about and it felt so rewarding to enjoy something so much. Connecting with others all over the world motivated me to keep going during a time when I was very unhappy with my career. Whenever I was frustrated with career unhappiness and worried about my future, I would brainstorm ideas for blog posts. Boredom was no longer in my vocabulary.


In 2009, I took the leap and left my research career. This was a difficult and anxiety-provoking decision as someone who doesn’t like change or letting people down. I had no plan, but a supportive husband, tons of drive, and a hobby I loved. After a couple months of looking for other research jobs, I decided to start up my own business, Glo Bakery – a healthy bakery featuring my popular Glo Bars. Walking away from a career that I went to school for 7 years was not an easy thing to do, but it turned out to be the best career decision I could’ve made. Finally, I felt passionate and in control of my own happiness! I was determined and filled with passion to make this new career work.

I ran the bakery on my own (with the help of my husband when he had time) for a couple years and it was a huge success. Each week, I hand-made over 500 Glo Bars and shipped them to customers (many were blog readers!) all over North America. It was physically exhausting running both the bakery and the blog, but I knew that I was on the right path to career happiness. No matter how much work it took, I was willing to do it.


After a couple years of running the bakery and blogging full-time, I closed the bakery to pursue my cookbook dreams after being approached by an editor from a major publishing house. The bakery was an experience I will never forget and I learned so much. Right now, my focus is on writing cookbooks and blogging, but who knows, some day in the future I might open up the bakery again!




We welcomed a baby girl into our family in September 2014! You can read my announcement in this post. Also, check out my Baby section, where I post frequent pregnancy updates. She is my greatest blessing and I’m enjoying motherhood more than I ever dreamed.


I’m working hard on my second plant-based cookbook which is due out early fall 2016! I truly feel like it’s the best collection of recipes I’ve created to date and I can’t wait to share it with you! Just like my first cookbook, the second book will feature over 100 full-page photographs so it will be a feast for the eyes…and of course the belly!


Here we are in May 2015!



We welcomed our second child, a baby boy named Arlo, in September 2016! Life got crazier than ever. He is just the sweetest, fun-loving boy. My second cookbook, Oh She Glows Every Day, released the same year and became a New York Times Bestseller.


My second cookbook, Oh She Glows Every Day, and blog, OhSheGlows.com, both took home Gold prizes in Taste Canada’s Awards!

Learning to love food again

With hard work, counseling, and persistence, I was able to overcome my struggles with disordered eating. I no longer count calories, weigh myself obsessively, binge eat, or workout compulsively. Balanced is how I feel in my life now. It’s a great feeling after so many years of struggle.

st jacob's farmers market-4420

I shifted my diet to plant-based in mid-2009 after learning more about nutrition, animal welfare, and the environmental impacts of factory farming. My goal is to show you healthy, unprocessed, and animal-product free recipes that I create to keep myself and my family inspired about tasty good-for-you food. My husband dropped 20 pounds effortlessly and got rid of his high cholesterol – all without dieting or medication. I share my recipes on this site to hopefully inspire readers to try out my recipes. The best part about my recipes is that anyone can enjoy them from vegans to omnivores alike. Don’t believe me? Just read some of the glowing reviews in the comments. I’ve received hundreds of emails over the years from blog readers crediting Oh She Glows for inspiring some major changes like losing weight, shifting to a plant-based diet, reducing meat consumption, overcoming eating disorders, and changing careers. I’m so grateful to be a able to share my passion for food and wellness on this blog and most importantly, to hear YOUR stories of triumph!


Let’s Get Social:

Facebook: Check out my Facebook page. I post all of my new recipe posts on Facebook, so be sure to like my page and click “receive notifications” to get updates!

Instagram – Check out my Instagram page. I post food pics, recipes, and some behind the scenes action! Make a recipe from my blog? Be sure to tag it #ohsheglows and @ohsheglows on Instagram so I can see it! Looking forward to seeing all your creations!

Pinterest: Follow me on Pinterest

Twitter: @ohsheglows – I love reading what’s going on on Twitter and I LOVE hearing about the recipes you try out! Tweet me about the recipes you make or share a pic! Be sure to tag it #ohsheglows

Questions/comments? Please stop by my FAQ page for a ton of your questions answered in one cozy spot. You can also say hello via email: press[at]ohsheglows[dot]com. I personally respond to as many of your emails as I can fit into a day, but occasionally I cannot keep up with them or lose track of emails. If this is the case and your question is urgent, please feel free to re-send it. I appreciate each and everyone of you who take the time out of your busy day to send me a note. Thank you for making my days brighter!

Press: Looking to contact us about a press opportunity? see here.

Not sure where to start? Try my popular recipes page. If you are a quote fan, then this page is for you!

Peace, Love & Plants,



Erin November 5, 2008 at 3:48 pm

You wedding video is beautiful! I shoot weddings for a living and this is one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen. What song is this?

Jen August 27, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Heavenly Day by Patty Griffin

Marielle December 18, 2011 at 2:09 am

Patty Griffin wrote that song about her dog. True story!

seeleelive November 11, 2008 at 4:17 pm

You make a beautiful bride! The bridesmaid dresses are so sweet!
You look so happy and pleased, I want a wedding like this. I really admire you!

Maggie November 11, 2008 at 7:41 pm

oh wow I just found your blog :) model behavior linked it. very cool :) your interests are similar to mine. and you look gorgeous on your honeymoon. can’t wait to read more!

Andrea November 11, 2008 at 7:58 pm

just found your blog on modelbehav. i love your wedding video! super classy :) i LOVE that i’ve finally found someone else who doesn’t love sushi. i also have a very guilty obsession for celeb gossip (i’m on perezhilton.com like 10 times a day). anyways love your blog and can’t wait to see more posts!!

Angela November 13, 2008 at 12:01 pm

Thanks for all your compliments!!!! *blushes* :D

ani January 1, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Hi angie thank you for your beautiful inspirational blog! you give me energy! you’re so beautiful and i love your recipes! thx

ttfn300 November 15, 2008 at 4:54 pm

just found your blog through a comment maybe and look forward to reading!! Gorgeous, you and the video ;-)

Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) November 22, 2008 at 7:58 am

Hi Angela! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Your blog is awesome! I can’t wait to read more!

bobbi November 26, 2008 at 12:27 am

i LOVE YOUR BLOG AND WEDDING PICS! congrats! Can I add you to my blogroll?

Kath November 26, 2008 at 5:14 pm

STUNNING video Angela!!

Lara November 28, 2008 at 1:23 pm

Beautiful! Great music choice, too :)

Jenny December 11, 2008 at 1:29 pm

Hey! I just found your blog today, and I think it’s wonderful! Your wedding video is absolutetly stunning :)

Victoria December 11, 2008 at 11:43 pm

Gorgeous video! Who sings the song?

Lauren @ Team Giles December 15, 2008 at 10:12 pm

Gorgeous wedding photos! :)

lauren December 30, 2008 at 1:39 pm

thanks for the comment on my page – will have to check out the video when i get home. Cant watch them at work. :)
looking forward to reading more!

Andrea [bella eats] January 7, 2009 at 2:17 pm

I love this page! Your outlook on life is so inspiring, and exactly how I strive to live! Thanks for sharing your passions with us, I’m looking forward to reading more!

Becca A January 15, 2009 at 1:28 pm

I’m so excited to see another blogger with a bengal. I have a brown marble, Mowgli. He plays fetch but refuses to do anything else trickwise.

scale junkie January 18, 2009 at 8:33 pm

WOW what a great page. You are beautiful from the inside out!

livewell360 January 30, 2009 at 3:52 pm

One word. Gorgeous! Love the wedding video. So sweet. Oh and…”The Office” is my FAV show too. “That’s what she said…”


healthy ashley February 3, 2009 at 11:08 am

I love your story. And this video is amazing!

orangepop February 21, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Hey! I’ve “heard” about you on blogs, but I’m glad to actually visit & see you! Oh yes, she glows! Can’t wait to read more! Take care & thanks for visiting!

Megan February 25, 2009 at 12:25 pm

Hi! I just found your blog and I love it! You are so fabulous and inspiring :) I can’t wait to read more!!

Sheri February 26, 2009 at 11:40 am

Love your blog! You have a lot of great information. I vice is my wholemade sweets as well! I love to bake and cook! Can’t wait to ready more.

You made a very beautiful bride!

peaceandpeanutbutter March 2, 2009 at 9:26 am


My name is Erika, and I’m a fairly new blogger

Love you blog, and your wedding video is beautiful!!!

eatmovelove May 8, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Oh my God…I live in Canada as well…and seriously if you are hiring – for anything that could I could manage to live off of and pay the loans..;)…please let me know!! It would be a dream and a passion of mine. I would break down and cry – no joke. I won’t go into detail, my blog curtails my obvious search for peace and happiness…but anyhow -HUGE CONGRATS to you and your amazing acheivements girl!! Way to go – inspirational! :)

Marissa Tuchband May 11, 2010 at 11:35 am

Story Tip: Step Up Your Nutritional Game During National Salad Month


I thought you might find the following of interest. Please take a look below and let me know your thoughts. As always, any and all feedback is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, need help with anything or are interested in posting the video, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Marissa Tuchband

Story Information:
Most people know salads are an important factor in the quest for optimal health but did you know that May was National Salad Month? Launched in 1992, National Salad Month is used to shine a spotlight on the health benefits of eating different kinds of leafy greens and colorful vegetables.

Scientific evidence of salads’ health benefits can be found in a study conducted by University of California, Los Angeles and Louisiana State University that was published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. This study found that those who eat salads, raw vegetables and salad dressing have considerably higher levels of vitamins C, E, B6 and folic acid, all key nutrients in promoting a healthy immune system.

In addition, salad dressings are a satisfying accompaniment to the healthy vegetables and fruits consumed in salads, and many salad dressings provide an essential fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid, which helps protect women against fatal heart attacks, as well as the ever-important vitamin E, which offers numerous health benefits to salad worshippers.

For more on Salad’s nutritional benefits, please visit www.saladaday.org.

You can also view a video about National Salad Month at http://inr.mediaseed.tv/ADS_37362/

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Many Thanks,
Marissa Tuchband

Produced for The Association for Dressings & Sauces

maria May 12, 2010 at 11:15 am

your blog is inspirational.
i too was always around 125 lbs…being 5″2′ made me still look floppy…i guess if i were to put it into perspective, 125 lbs is pretty good now that i am 148 lbs… i seem to be going up a few going down a few…i have been like this for a few years now…well, after i had my kids… i am an extremist and a perfectionist. if i set out to burn 400 cal each time that i am on my treadmill, i will meet my goal and if it is supposed to be 5 times a week, i will workout. and then, i see 2 lbs down and i panic…i binge or i stop working out…but instead of forgiving myself for the binge, i feel like i need to punish myself for not being perfect and then i fall off the perfect routine… i am so sad…i hate taking photos because i know i am pretty but i cannot look at myself because all i see is fat, stretch marks, loose skin…so loose…that when my husband looks at it he feels really bad that i have it… he is so supportive…he too began at 210 and no he too is 170 but i am still 148…and i cannot seem to grasp control…i get new energy and i working hard and then i had an injury i guess hips…i guess it is considered pelvic but i could not work out and i still can’t….i will go to my dr today again for some therapeutic massages…but i am just not sure that i will ever end this battle…i want to be toned and healthy…and my goal is to just eat raw food, whole food in every sense (from the ground up0…and i do bikram yoga- which is amazing but now i cannot do it because of my injury… i feel like i am drowning and i cannot come up to grasp for air…i am mentally beat…and i am the one who is giving myself that beating…
i am probably one of many. and you probably think that i should just get a grip. and i agree. thank you for your time.

Amie White February 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm

You are not alone. There are physical as well as emotional and spiritual triggers for the cycles of an ED. Each individual is unique and you are the expert on your body.
May I suggest you consider a concept? Compassion for self. What is compassion? How do you show compassion for others? Are you willing to practice consistent, compassionate self care?
You are not alone. And you are worth your best efforts. Love yourself today. Take the next 10 days and keep a gratitude journal. 10 things or more. Express gratitude and see how your heart shifts.
An ED can be left behind! I know. In order for it to be left behind, we must move forward. This e-mail is a great step in reaching out. Taking this gratitude challenge can be your first step to moving out of an ED and moving on with your life. You are worth your best efforts.

faith levine June 3, 2010 at 7:48 am

Hi Angela,
I just wanted to send a note and say thank you for a very insightful and honest blog. I really appreciate your perspective on health and fitness. And thank you for living your dreams! I have yet to try a glow bar, as I have been out of North America for a year and a half but I look forward to trying one when I get back.
You have been a source of inspiration for me to start my own blog. I launched it Monday and am having a really great time with it so thank you!

Mary June 3, 2010 at 5:20 pm

The one on the left looks like collard greens, SO good and very southern. they’re all over the place down here in NC.

My roomate and I were thinking about doing this this summer as well and to make it a challenge!

amanda June 3, 2010 at 11:18 pm

I love your site! I’ve been reading for a full year now. you do a great job at posting really interesting material. I came across an article in the NY times i think you would be interested in:

karen June 5, 2010 at 11:37 am

Hi Angela,

I have to say that I love your site. This is one of many firsts for me. Usually I am not big into blogs, but stumbled upon yours from SmartPrettyandAwkward, and I also tend not to be into a lot of health food. I have been reading your blog every day and as of exactly one week ago, I have had no processed food and started to eat organic. I already feel better, I really do.

Thanks for all your amazing insite and recipes. You’re definitely my inspiration! I look forward to many more to come!

Kennedy June 24, 2010 at 7:42 pm

I was SO excited when I stumbled upon your blog today! I’ve been wondering if I was the only other Canadian health blogger out there – I read so many inspiring blogs by women across the border. Now I have a local to look up to! I live in Toronto and just started blogging my journey towards healthier living (aka finding my ‘glow’) this spring. So far, it’s been such a great experience. I look forward to following you!
p.s. Loved your Scotia Waterfront 1/2 race recap – I just started a Running Room clinic to do my very first 1/2 marathon, and that is the goal race! Will you run it again this year?

Megan June 27, 2010 at 10:10 pm

I have so enjoyed reading your blog (a friend recommended it to me) – it has quickly become one of my favorites! It has been such fun finding other foodies who share similar tastes :) I have linked to you on my blog. Keep up the great work!

Jessica June 28, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Angela, I ran across your blog about a month ago and you have been SUCH an inspiration to me!!! Your blog helps me keep a positive outlook on life and to enjoy every second of it! I also have been eating clean and losing baby weight and hopefully getting my glo back and get back into running marathons and triathlons, Thank you for such an awesome blog!!

Kerry June 30, 2010 at 8:31 pm

I found your blog a few weeks ago through twitter and I have found it to be really positive and motivating! I have a similar story, I just finished my freshman year of college, 5’4 and 140 pounds. I love food, of course a bit too much. My parents are extremely into eating healthy and organically, but I have never appreciated this until now. I recently joined a gym and have become addicted to spin classes. I used to run every now and then, but I could never get myself into a routine, but I am getting more and more motivated everyday! Thank you for being such an inspiring person and continue to post fabulous recipes and tips!!

Jen Vattimo July 7, 2010 at 7:33 pm


Hows it going! i’m a huge fan of your blog and hope to one day start my own! I had a question for you. I grew a large garden this year and i decided to grow okra…but I have noidea how to cook it . Any ideas????? THanks!


Richard July 10, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Hi Angela,

Great blog by the way. I’m the founder of http://www.maplesyrupworld.com/ and we would like to feature your Frosty No Bake Glo Cakes(http://ohsheglows.com/2010/07/08/frosty-no-bake-glo-cakes/)!

Give us a shout!


Diana July 14, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Just as so many before me, I have been truly touched by your blog. Whenever I am discouraged on this roller coaster of a ride to health I know I can find inspiration and truth in your posts and personal story. As a graduate student researching digestion, hormones and mood, personal experience of disordered eating/body image issues I could not be more appreciative of a vital mentor who has put all what I preach in practice.
I guess what I’m trying to say can be summed up into two words— THANK YOU!! :)

Liz July 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Hey Angela,

I love your website! I need to get some work done and it is distracting me yet again…there are so many interesting posts/recipes to review. Anyway, I am curious about a gluten-free diet. Are your recipes gluten-free? What are your thoughts about a gluten-free diet?



g July 17, 2010 at 4:25 pm

What is your email? I was hoping to email you some questions I had that I was hoping to ask you about. Thanks!

Katie Suarez August 23, 2013 at 8:17 am

Hi Angela,

I wanted to let you know that we featured your blog on our website today.

Your recipes and photography are amazing. We look forward to reading more!
Take care,
Katie Suarez

Sara July 25, 2010 at 10:33 am

Hi Angela,

I just discovered your blog and I am so happy I did! I am really enjoying reading about your journey and will be following it from now on! I am a nutrition major and getting ready to apply for my Master’s so I can become an RD. What are some of your favorite nutrition books?? Thank you for writing and for your inspiration! You should definitely write your own book!

April @ Crazy Fabulous Life July 26, 2010 at 11:52 am

I’ve been going through your site since yesterday, and I just wanted to tell you that I absolutely love it. You are an inspiration!

Morgan Cullen July 27, 2010 at 8:54 pm

hey lady

i just totally STUMBLED upon your blog and had to tell you that IT STICKS!

i’ve read through so much and just enjoy your writing!

from one fellow blogger (i do it full time, not sure if you do or not) you’re AWESOME!

keep up all the good work…i’ll be popping back by for sure!

cheers – morgan

and just fyi, if you want to pop by:

teri August 6, 2010 at 12:31 pm

hi there :)
just was turned on to your site by another another blogger, heather from hangrypants, and although i dont have time right now to get lost in the abyss of the internet… i really look forward to reading more… your bars look great too… i thought you were local since she is, but i see you are in canada

looking forward to reading more… gee… i could see myself doing this – and by the looks of it, it takes a lot of work.. thanks for sharing and best!

~ teri

Kim August 7, 2010 at 10:53 am

Hi Angela! I LOVE your blog! I’ve been reading it for a while now and have found it to be so inspiring, informative and motivational! I just started my own blog and look forward to continue following yours!

Gloria August 13, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Just wanted to say how amazing I think all of this is!
(And what a shame I only ‘discovered’ it today ;))
During my own ‘healing’, while getting rid of the eating-disorder, I kept a blog called ‘Innerglow’ (recently deleted it). How strange to see those words, still so special to me, in a totally different place – at least equally meaningful.
G(l)o on girl!

eat move love August 19, 2010 at 8:52 pm

How inspirational! I’m “reconnecting” here LOL. Great background.

I love that you ask about Publishers(!) I do that on my blog and others seem to get judgemental…why, it’s something I want…:(.

Anyhow – it’s a little scary though because I was thinking about doing something about the influence of blogs/internet/etc. on healthy living/dieters/eating disorders…yipes…sounds similar to you though…:(

entine August 24, 2010 at 1:29 pm

I would just like to say, good for you, for documenting and, in a sense, revealing yourself for others to be inspired by. As a Toronto-born girl myself, I left the city after 21 years and have lived in a couple different towns now; that is by far one of the best decisions to eliminate stress from life – leave it behind. Now instead of being part of the rat race, I am a farmhand, have regained about half my old gymnast body (and am leaving the student body behind)!

Alexa August 25, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Hi there! I love you moved out of the city!Good for you. Are you living at the countryside right now or you moved back to the city?

Roz August 26, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Hi Angela,
I stumbled on your site and just wanted to say how gorgeous your food shots are, and that your posts are a great read.
I’m also Canadian, and am new to blogging (I’m in the process of losing weight), so get inspiration from great blogs like yours. Thank you!

Emma August 28, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Hey Angela,
Just thought I would let you know that I absolutely love your blog. I am from lil old New Zealand down in the Southern hemisphere. Your recipes are awesome! You inspire me to experiment when I cook, and try different things. I am in love with avocado at the moment too. I used to HATE it. I can’t believe I ever did dislike it! It’s just so delicious! Again, thanks for the awesome blog.
NZ fan

Julie September 13, 2010 at 8:29 pm

i just love your blog and your approach to good food! I am a work in progress on that front and am doing better every day!

I saw one of your posts where you showed a box your mom gave you and a letter she wrote you at a milestone in your life…can you send me the link to that post?

I would love to do something like this for my daughter, Molly, who is 12. You must have a great mom! i want to be that good mom, too!

Julie G.
Nashville, TN

Chanelle Morin September 14, 2010 at 11:05 pm

Hey, do you have a recipe/cookbook available for purchase at all?

Elizabeth September 17, 2010 at 6:24 pm

I read all about you and I love your blog! I am a college student and I am super into nutrition and health and fitness. I am a freshman so all I have in my dorm room is a little fridge and a microwave. We have really great health food stores all by my school but I am super interested if you have any ideas for healthy snacks or something I could even make in the microwave. I have had green beans and apples and also other fruits and veggies but I am starting to feel the need for a change up! I would love to hear your ideas!
Thank you!

Nikki September 20, 2010 at 9:53 am

Just wanted to drop a note to say how great this blog is!
I can relate to many things you write about, even down to the moving from busy-Toronto out to a small town! (I saw on the glow bar website that the bakery is base in Milton, ON, and that’s where I’m moving to come October!)
So I look forward to checking out the bakery!

tegan September 21, 2010 at 11:05 pm

Hi Angela

Wow i absolutely love your blog!! ive recently discovered it and am addicted, you share so much of the same philosphy i have on health and nutrition and your story touched me as it is so similar to my own, i too have struggled with disordered eating for many years and am still in eating disorder recovery treatment,but after a lot of hard work im finally getting my glow back!!!! rading about your own journey and your passion for food, health, excercise etc has motivated and inspired me even more, so thankyou!!
your pictures of paris look so amazing and it must be so wonderful to enjoy all it has to offer being in such a happy healthy state of mind.
keep up such great work!!
p.s. do you/can you send glo bakery products to australia????!!!

Stephanie September 30, 2010 at 1:36 am

Found your blog and I can’t stop reading! Your story is inspiring, and I’m sure many women can relate (as I have!) to the things you have been through, and the outlook on proper nutrition and exercise. Please don’t stop writing! Your recipes look fantastic, I cannot WAIT to try a few!


Penny October 2, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Hey Angela,
I’ve been reading your blog for over a year and just stumbled upon your wedding video. BEAUTIFUL, as I’m sure you know!


Jacqueline October 13, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Hello, I’m new to your blog and I just wanted to say how absolutely inspiring I have found it already. I’m dealing with my own health issues and can personally say that I have been affected by everything you strive to fight – I have anorexia but am fighting to get well and reclaim my health. My goal is to start running once I restore my weight and I wanted to let you know what an amazing resource I think your blog is and will be on my path to health.
Congratulations on everything you have accomplished and keep up the amazing work. You are an inspiration.

Tiffany October 16, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Hi Angela, I just came across your blog when I was blog hopping and saw that you’re a runner, I was wondering where you run in the winter? Do you go to a gym or something like that? I live in Minnesota so there’s no running outside! Thanks!

Jo October 18, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Hello Angela! I found your blog via Caits Plate. Sadly, that blog is now defunct. But I am so glad you post daily! It is exciting to find someone who makes healthy food look fun and taste delicious. I am going to try out a couple of your recipes this week. I am a teacher and I made the mistake of viewing your pizza entry during our last period – – now I really feel the hunger pangs! You are always welcome to visit on Manitoulin Island and when you do, please bring some of your delicious cooking! I truly enjoy your blog – -thank you!

Anna October 20, 2010 at 8:51 am

I just came across your blog for the first time and wasn’t expecting it to make a big impression on me – I like to read through “healthy living” blogs, but they often make me roll my eyes – but the video on this page genuinely brought tears to my eyes. I’m twenty years old and have had an eating disorder since I was sixteen (my weight has fluctuated between a lowest of 108 and a highest of 135lb in that time). I’ve been recovering for nine weeks now, which doesn’t sound like long… but it’s a massive deal to me. Everything you’ve written here is so inspiring. Thank you for being honest about your own disordered eating, it really makes me so hopeful that I can enjoy food again (I’ve always loved baking, like you). I’ve been eating mostly vegan over the last few weeks, trying to concentrate on eating when I’m actually hungry and gradually getting used to foods that I’ve considered ‘dangerous’ in the past, and I think I’m eating healthier at the moment than I ever have in my life (Today I had porridge with soya yoghurt and fruit compote for breakfast, and a tofu scramble with salad on rye bread for lunch… I haven’t binged or purged since mid August).
A line in your video (where you said, treat yourself like you would treat a friend, rather than beating yourself up) really reminded me of a bit in a recovery book I’ve been reading, where it talked about taking care of yourself, and guiding yourself on rather than yelling at yourself if you think you’ve screwed up… it said, ‘treat yourself like you would treat a little child who you love’. So thank you for reinforcing that, and for putting a really positive message out on this page of the internet.
Sorry this is long and probably a bit weird for you!! But I really did want to thank you. Recovery is terrifying, and hard, but you’ve given me hope that I can be healthy, and normal with food. Thank you xxx

Mike October 28, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Somehow I came across your blog either through tastespotting.com or simply searching through blogs. But I had to stop and check it out. I am in shock still after I browsed through your entire page. You never come across blogs like this and it really is incredible to me everything you accomplished. It’s touching. I take pride in a healthy living style and I am still in college. I love the food blog world. It’s very true…we learn so much through the blogging world and this is a perfect example of that type of page. Good luck with everything in the years to come. This blog is the most inspirational blog I have ever seen!

Jennifer October 29, 2010 at 8:59 am

I love your blog. You are such an inspiration. When and how did you finally turn exercise into fun? I have been into fitness since I was 6yrs old.. and I still havent found the secret recipe for fun. ;-( makes me bummed. I wish I could have your outlook.

Steffany October 29, 2010 at 9:38 am

Like everyone else, I find your blog truly inspiring ! Health blogs have really helped me a lot in the last couple of years, when I went from being around 160 lbs back down to around 135 lbs (give or take) which is about what I weighed in high school. I am about 5’8″ and graduated with my Bachelor’s a few years back, trying to pursue a Masters now. I love myself now more than ever because I finally find excercising and fitness fun, and have learned to love to cook, and have been doing all of this with my partner as well. His weight fluctuates a lot, his highest was probably somewhere around 220 and his lowest around 190, at 6’0″. We have so much fun excercising and cooking together, and we really support each other and push each other to be healthy. When we started dating almost 4 years ago, he inspired me to five up soda altogether (he is a big anti-HFCS person) and I immediately saw the pounds just dropping off without any other changes to my diet or excercise !! Thank you for your blog ! I would love to write something like this of my own someday !!!

Amy November 3, 2010 at 11:09 am

Angela, I love your blog! You are an inspiration to all who want to live a healthy lifestyle! I love your recipes and make them often, you need to write a cookbook! I would be the first in line to buy it! :D

Scott Sibbernsen July 25, 2011 at 5:42 pm


How often do you recommend drinking a Green Monster?


Scott Sibbernsen

Angela (Oh She Glows) July 26, 2011 at 6:33 am

I probably have 2 or 3 a week and I like to mix up the greens that I use, so I get different nutrients. Enjoy!

Emily July 26, 2011 at 7:44 pm

A friend posted your green monster recipe on facebook. Love that I now have a healthy breakfast option for the “on-the-go” mornings. I’m excited to try some of your other recipes as well! About to try the snickerdoodles! thanks for your hard work! By the way, what are you eating out of the jar on the second pic on this “about” page. Love the spoon too!

Ciara Smyth July 29, 2011 at 3:37 am

Hey Angela!
Wow, this site is amazing-and you and your story are so inspirational! I am currently trying to relearn how to listen to my body and give it what it needs, after about 18 years of abuse! I had been over exercising but my body took me out about 2 months ago-i am now having to allow it time to rest and recover as it is soo tired and damaged..My weight is not very underweight,but it is a little and I am v controlled with food…but i am learning(slowly) i need to let that go….ineed to let all foods back on the table to banish the forbidden nature of them, which makes them the longed for items. I am also realising that my blood sugar is very very sensitive at the minute, and if i eat anything with too much sugar or that isnt balanced(carb and protein) i crash and feel so lethargic within about 2 hours or eatin and then i spend the day on a bood sugar roller coaster!
I am wondering if you might be able to offer any advice on foods/recipes on here that would help me to balance my sugars? Your recipes look amazing, and honestly, i would love to eat like that, eating those type of wholesome foods for my life…of course I would indulge in some treats toom but 80% of the time id love to be eating the type of food you have on here-it is so wholesome and appetizing! One day, I hope to return to exercise but not until I get my hunger signals and how to eat and listen to my body under control!!!


Anita August 1, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Hi! I came across your pages in search of diy larabars and omg your recipes are amazing! I must say your flourless chocolate cookies are totally addicting. I use all natural peanut butter in place of the almond butter and they are my reese’s cup fix! They are now my go to cookie! Love your ideas and your site introduced me to the flax egg which I now have used in a variety of recipes I always bake with huge success, meaning no one is the wiser to the replacement! Thanks for your recipes, I look forward to many many more yummy goodies to try out in my kitchen!! : )

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 2, 2011 at 6:28 am

Glad you are enjoying the recipes Anita!

Samantha August 4, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Hi Angela,

I recently came across your blog and I think you are such an inspiration. I think it is time for me to take control of my body and start taking care for it. I am really interested in the holisitic lifestyle and vegan eating. I was wondering if you have any advice on how to get started? I feel like there is so much to learn and I don’t really know where to start. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Also, I agree with Amy’s comment, you really do need to write a cookbook! Your recipes are truly incredible.

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 12, 2011 at 9:00 am

Hey Samantha! Have you read my Journey to Health series found on my ‘Hot’ page? That tells my story of how I made my changes.

Tracy Ooi August 4, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Angela, I really enjoy reading your blog. I’ve followed it for about 2 years now, and I love the positivity you exude through your writing! You have been one of my inspirations for starting my own blog! Looking forward to reading more as you continue your journey :)

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 5, 2011 at 7:24 am

Thanks Tracy!

Brooke A. August 5, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I stumbled across your blog when searching for Vegan recipes as I am a 33 yo mother of 7 who was recently diagnosed with Celiac and suffer from 3 auto immune disorders and 4 main food allergies such as Soy, Dairy, Chicken Eggs and Gluten. I have never had an eating disorder, unless loving food too much is a disorder which somedays I am sure it is, but your blog resignates deep within me. I admire you for recognizing your struggle and fighting to tame the beast within. Adjusting to a new way of life as a Gluten Free Vegan has been quite the challenge having a husband and 7 kids who don’t “have” to change their eating habits but are more or less being pushed along by me. I have recently decided to remove all bandaids from my life and see a naturopath doctor who is helping me control my immune system the natural way, without a pill or a bandaid as I like to call them. I have started a blog to document my journey and hopefully shed some light into a somewhat seemingly dark area that is just recently being given attention as a growing epidemic. I will definitely be referring my followers and viewers to your site for great vegan recipes and encouragement and look forward to staying in the loop as your journey continues to unfold. I have started following you on twitter with both my personal account and my blog account and will definitely be retweeting the information you share. Thanks for being an open book and sharing your story so that others can find solace in knowing they to can fight the battle and feel victorious. Eating disorder or not, your message speaks loudly to a myriad of health and eating issues and I am stoked to try new recipes. Much love! :)

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 5, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Thank you so much Brooke! I wish you all the best with your journey. :)

Cady August 6, 2011 at 11:35 am

I just recently found your blog via an Apartment Therapy link to your avocado pasta.
I’m still waiting to try that recipe, but I made my first green monster today and am
now an instant convert – thank you! Your posts on interval training have been very
useful. Thanks for sharing your stories and promoting such a positve attitude toward

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 7, 2011 at 2:23 pm

So happy to hear that Cady! Enjoy :)

Charlotte August 6, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Thank you so much for making this website. I’m seventeen and I’ve had an eating disorder for four years now. I just stumbled across this blog and it’s so inspiring, especially since you’ve had a similar experience. You look so healthy and happy and it truly makes me want to change. I want to be able to actually enjoy food and your recipes look amazing. I want to start recovering and I hope that one day I’ll be able to “glow” like you!

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 7, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Thank you Charlotte! All the best to you!

Emily August 7, 2011 at 11:10 am

Dear Angela,
I stumbled upon your site while looking for vegan recipes, and I am so delight I it. My husband is vegan and I am pescetarian. It is a challenge to find vegan sites that don’t rely on processed soy and gluten meat substitutes. I prefer to make meals from raw, whole ingredients and in fact, I don’t digest fake meats well. Yours is the best site I have found. I rave about you to meat-eaters and vegans alike as all of the recipes I have tried have been great successes. A summer evening is incomplete with out a variation of your soft serve ice cream, and for the last week we have been totting either the Fruit and Nut Energy Bites or the Blueberry Chia Nut Squares for breakfast on-the-go.

I also admire your candidness about your relationship to food and wellness. We are all vulnerable humans doing the best we can and it is good to be reminded of others out there sharing our challenges.

I commend you on your very fine work and I look forward to the next treasure of a recipe!

Best wishes,

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 8, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Thank you so much Emily! Your kind words are greatly appreciated. So happy that you found the blog! I’m so grateful for your support. Take care! Ange

David from SaladPride August 8, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Well done!

Lauren August 9, 2011 at 9:32 am

I’m not even a blogger or anything but just wanted to leave a post to let you know (as it appears many others have as well) how much I appreciate your blog. Have struggled with overly restricted eating/obsessions over weight/binge eating, but when I check your blog, I feel refreshed from that crap and inspired to get back into healthy, balanced eating patterns. I’m actually getting into a lot of the positive stuff coming out on saturated fats these days (gary taubes: good calories bad calories, and http://civileats.com/2011/03/04/a-big-fat-debate/), so even though I’m somewhat anti-vegan in my nutritional views at this point, your blog still carries a really unique, helpful tone that I so appreciate. Just wanted to let you know, what you’re doing is really helping some of us readers!

Arianna August 9, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Hi Angela,

I just found your blog and I love it. I’m so inspired to make new things and to live a healthier lifestyle. The avocado pasta and the blondies are the first ones I will try to make.

I think it’s great how open and honest you are about your journey and I admire your authenticity. I just graduated from my Masters in Psychology and am in a similar boat to when you started and want to get back on track.

I’m also just started a blog and was curious how you got started with it. Any advice you have would be greatly appreciated.

Keep up the great work!!!!

Katherine August 10, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Hi Angela! I love your website; I’ve been nearly-vegan for about 5 yrs and I’m always looking for good recipes. You have some *amazing* recipes on here, you have definitely become my go-to website! I couldn’t find your email address on here, so I had to leave this as a comment….I have a sandwich that you have to try: sourdough bread, hummus, fresh strawberries. It is ridiculously simple and delicious and I’ve never seen the combination anywhere else before. You’ve got to try it!

kate August 14, 2011 at 3:06 am

You have a ton of great recipes on here, but I noticed your taking credit for some recipes that aren’t your own. Lauren Ulm, author of Vegan Yum Yum created the exact same alfredo and mac and cheese recipes to the ‘t’ back in 2008… coincidence?

Trish Ammon August 14, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Your website is just beautiful! I am so inspired by it. I was wondering what engine/site builder you used to create it?

erika September 5, 2011 at 2:27 am


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 5, 2011 at 8:33 am

Yes, love wordpress :)

Laura August 15, 2011 at 8:46 am

Is it possible for you to put together a list of the products that you use. Like your favorite brands and foods. You mention some of the brand names in you posts, but I often have trouble finding vegan brands in my area.
Thanks! I love the blog- I am a fellow oatmeal addict!

Fionn August 16, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Hi Ange,

I just read through your entire series “a year can change a lot” and I have to say that I only wish I had read it 6 weeks ago.

I am a recent grad and just started my first job a month ago and I hate it. I commute to Toronto from Hamilton. I battle a 3-4 hour commute everyday. I go to bed at 10pm. I get up between 6 and 7am. I don’t have time for myself, my friends, my family or any of the things I love. I canceled applications for school that I now wish I hadn’t. I keep thinking I’m too young to be this unhappy and I am way too young to be this old.

I decided that if I wasn’t happy I needed to find something else. The job was supposed to be my dream job and worth the longest commute in the world. But it isn’t. While I am disappointed and I have no idea what to do next I know that I’ll be happier somewhere closer to home with the option of going back to school and not just sitting and waiting it out here.

Thank you for writing this blog. I cannot tell you how much I feel that it relates to my experiences right now. Oh also thank you for the recipes! as a new vegetarian I find cooking a bigger challenge than I expected and I love that you have lots of good options!

Thanks for sharing with the rest of us.

Kellie August 18, 2011 at 9:09 am

Angela, your story is truly inspiring. In the past, I have caught myself having similar obsessive thoughts about food, my weight and my appearance. Much like you, I evolved over time. Now, working out is something I look forward to doing every day, and I have fun making creative and healthy vegetarian meals for myself. I focus now on what makes me feel healthiest and happiest overall — and that has made all the difference. Thank you for sharing your story!

Candy (Healthy in Candy Land) August 19, 2011 at 12:13 am

Hi Angela! I love your blog and visit it every single day. We have a lot in common (including marrying our high school sweethearts, and the same anniversary!) and seem to share similar philosophies on nutrition. I have a new-ish blog and was wondering if I could include you on my blogroll? If people like my blog, I am sure they will LOVE yours!

Tory August 20, 2011 at 11:38 pm

Hi there,

I just wanted to say that I am blown away by your website. Over the last 24 hours you have already inspired 3 of my meals.

I am very much looking forward to the meals you inspire in the future.

Thank you very much, the information is very appreciated.

Catherine August 21, 2011 at 7:30 am

Angela – thanks for the sharing your journey and your recipes. Your website, blog and recipes are making it easier for me to get back on track. For all of my adult life and teenage years I controlled and managed every morsel of food that went into my body and every calorie burned by exercise keeping myself thin enough to feel good about myself yet heavy enough to stay alive. Unfortunately i have swung in the other direction (gaining 25 pounds in 2 years) and need to find joy in what i eat and in physical fitness. So at 53 years of age I am eagerly taking that first step into a journey of loving my body for what it does for me every day and not feeling “less than” because I am not at my just right thin weight of 125 pounds. I can actually look at a photograph taken at any time in my past and tell you how much I weighed on that day and how I felt about it. thank you for the inspiration. PS Were you in RI this weekend at the Ramona Pinot Grigio event? Saw a couple that resembled you and Eric.

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 21, 2011 at 7:46 am

Hi Catherine! Thanks for your kind words :)
I can relate so much to ‘looking at a picture and knowing exactly what weight I was’….I could tell you that for probably 10 years of photos. Sad isn’t it? Im happy to hear that you are on a healthier path! :)
We weren’t at that event this weekend, must have been our twins!

[email protected] Tell Stories August 21, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Hi Angela

I was wondering if you use your juicer to make almond butter, banana softserve etc. or your blender.

Sonja Mydels August 22, 2011 at 9:42 am

I love your blog! I’m sure you hear this all the time, but you are truly inspirational to anyone who has ever had any issues with weight. I think you are extremely brave to share your personal journey and embrace who you are! I am a nutritional student and am extremely passionate about healthy eating and healthy living. Keep doing what you’re doing. P.s. I just finished my first 1/2 marathon and hope to continue racing.. I’m hooked on running now :)

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 22, 2011 at 11:15 am

Thank you so much! Congrats on your half marathon too!

Danielle August 23, 2011 at 9:24 am

I love your blog and all your recipes! My mom recently made your vegan peanut butter cookies for a friend and I fell in love with them so I had to check out the rest of your yummy recipes. Thank you!

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 23, 2011 at 9:49 am

Thank you Danielle! I’m happy you enjoyed the cookies :)

Cassie August 25, 2011 at 11:31 am

I absoutely love your blog. Thank you for all your inspiration, so glad I chanced upon you!!!

Liza August 25, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Hi Angela,

I love your blog and look at it at least once a day.
Your recipes look so delicious and i wish I could make it to!
But I live in Holland and the ingredients that you use, are not always available here.
Or my parents think it’s to expensive because they don’t like vegan. Especially my dad loves meat, lots of it, unfortunatly. I think that’s the main reason that he has a high cholestherol… I wish that my family would see that there eating habits are very unhealty.

I also read that you had an eating disorder and i think that you have to have a really strong personality to realise that you have a disease.When i read you’re story i realised that i also have a unhealthy relationship with food. I want to change this very badly and you’re my inspiration to start. How did you end your eating disorder? I think that you’re such a inspiring person, because of you I want to look after my body at a healthy way.

I want to thank you for your story and you’re delicious recipes!

Greetings from Holland,


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 26, 2011 at 7:23 am

Hey Liza! Thanks for your comment. Please see my Road to Health series found on my hot page: http://ohsheglows.com/hot/

toby September 13, 2011 at 4:23 pm


You are obviously old enough to be concerned for your health and well being. Try asking your parents to allow you to assist the family by shopping for food and preparing dinner once or twice a week, take your mom or dad with you when you shop and talk about food choices. Before you go try to really educate yourself about prices and nutrition versus calories and what is available seasonally in your greengrocers.

Remember, simple is good when it comes to food choices. You don’t need lots of exotic ingredients or expensive supplements to produce great healthy meals. Most people find that many common vegetables and leafy greens taste wonderful either raw, baked, or steamed with no additional ingredients. That is, they taste like what they are without animal fats, etc. If you start out small and simple, you might find that your parents will change slowly over time and come to willingly participate in your new dietary choices.

Good luck.

Sarah August 31, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Can I ask where you did your undergrad? I noticed you lived in Ontario while you did it? I am from Ontario, and just was wondering as I am going into my 3rd Year at the University of Guelph, majoring in Child Studies!

Angela (Oh She Glows) September 1, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Yes U of Guelph! :)

Saskia September 3, 2011 at 7:00 am

hey there!
i am a “new” vegan from austria and just started my own lil’ blog! (2 readers? maybe?;))
i just wanted to tell you how much i like your blog, i am a passionate reader! :)
maybe you wanna take a look at my bloggie, and i wanted to ask if it was okay if i added you to my blogroll?


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 6, 2011 at 7:38 am

Of course, thank you. I will check your blog out!

Ruby September 8, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Hi Angela! I just wanted to let you know that I started my own blog recently and yours has been a great motivation for me to get it going. Your recipes are incredible and the photography is stunning! Thank you for being an inspiration to foodies, bloggers and vegans everywhere :)

Angela (Oh She Glows) September 9, 2011 at 9:17 am

Congrats on starting up your own blog! I’ll check it out :) Thanks for your kind words too.

Michael September 8, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Hello Angela! I am enjoying your blog…I forwarded it to my daughter who is vegan and she informed me that she has been following your blog for the past 3 years!

I just started juicing and I am loving it…but I don’t like throwing away the pulp…Please give some thought to creating some recipes for the pulp…Ideally I would like to freeze it and have it available for…Soups, cookies, muffins, pancakes, quiche, etc…I look forward to trying out your recipes!

Angela (Oh She Glows) September 9, 2011 at 9:15 am

haha that’s funny she was already reading the blog! Cool stuff :)

As for pulp suggestions, that’s a tough one. What I ended up doing the most was just adding the pulp into smoothies and soups.

F September 10, 2011 at 5:52 am

This is a great blog. I’m bookmarking it right now!

Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog September 12, 2011 at 10:11 am

Hey Angela! I remember discovering your blogs many years ago and I have always enjoy reading it. I’m looking forward to reading it more and trying to recreate some of the wonderful recipes that you have on here! :)

Angela (Oh She Glows) September 12, 2011 at 10:58 am

Thanks Kim :)

Donna September 12, 2011 at 4:00 pm

It’s been a long time since i’ve sat down and spent several hours reading a blog. Well done for the fantastic content. I think i’ve favorited at least 15 of your recipies to try at home.

Angela (Oh She Glows) September 12, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Thank you Donna :) Enjoy!

Jody Smith September 15, 2011 at 11:54 am

Have you tackled your living room project yet? I have some ideas for paint if you’re still interested…

Angela (Oh She Glows) September 15, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Yes we did…I’ve been meaning to post after pics! :)

crissy September 15, 2011 at 12:36 pm

one of the inspiring blogs i’ve seen. thank u! im glad i saw u here.

Kelsey September 15, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Hi Angela,

I am absolutely in LOVE with your blog.

I saw your article on the University of Guelph website just the other day. I found it so strange because I have attended UofG for the past 4 years now and I can honestly say that I never click on those stories and read them. It must have been fate! I have had a difficult few years since starting university. I have been struggling with my overall health and well-being for a long time. With all the stress of school and trying to figure out a career path for myself I have gained around 35-40lbs. I have never felt worse about myself. I was suffering from depression and still feel as though I do not recognize myself anymore. I feel as though I have lost my identity and don’t want to do the things I once enjoyed. I haven’t been “glowing.”

For the longest time I have been worried that I would never find something that I am passionate about to pursue as a career/goal. I have just been following the path that I thought I had to. Studying for a degree in Biological Science I have no clue if I even enjoy. My unhappiness and lack of direction led to me not caring about my success in my academic life.

Over the summer I have been experimenting in the kitchen – At first I was lacking confidence, but I must say I have been making progress! I have finally found something that I am truly interested in and love to do! I have just enrolled in some nutrition and food science courses at the university and I am happy. So I’m changing my major after 3 years. Pursuing nutrition and one day owning my own business is my new goal – it feels so nice to finally have something to strive for. Something to be passionate about again. I have been going to the gym every day for the last two weeks, I am eating healthy and really feeling great. The other day when I stumbled across your blog it really made me smile. It was like a sign that I’m on the right path and you have really inspired me to continue with my healthy living.
P.S. Today my boyfriend said he was really proud of how well I have been doing and said I had a really “healthy glow” :) – I responded, “OSG”

Angela (Oh She Glows) September 16, 2011 at 7:48 am

Hey Kelsey! I’m so happy that you found the blog through the U of G article. Thanks for sharing your story! I’m happy to hear that you are on a healthier and heppier path right now. Good luck with everything in the future. :)

jackie hatch! September 20, 2011 at 4:40 pm

i absolutely loveeee your blog! i have never read blogs before this one! i am even reading your old entries when bored at work!!!! :) love the recipes, work outs, the renovations, everything actually! and of course sketchy thanks angela!!!!!!!

Laura Z. September 27, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Please send me your newsletter. I love your blog. You are an inspiration to me.

Terri September 27, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Hi Angela,

Love your blog and all things on it! Just wanted to let you know that I love your new fall header! It’s so festive and fun! Thanks for all your great advice and recipes! :-)

Kristin September 28, 2011 at 9:47 am

I am SOOOO glad I found your website. I love it! It is absolutely what I need. I am going vegan and thought it was so hard. You have helped me so much. Thank you so much for this website. You are such an inspiration.

Angela (Oh She Glows) September 28, 2011 at 10:55 am

Thank you Kristin! Good luck!

Syd October 4, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Angela, thank you so much for your story and for being the way you are…you are so inspiring for those of us who are struggling with our image and with food…I SO wish there was an organic food store around me but I am an hour from the nearest city (small town as well). Looking forward to being out of here in a bigger city with TWO organic grocery stores AND a farmer’s market!

Much love. I LOVE this blog. It distracted me from getting what I need to do finished for the art show this weekend! Ha!

– s

Angela (Oh She Glows) October 6, 2011 at 10:04 am

Hey Syd, Thank you so much for your comment! :) So happy to hear that you are enjoying it. I will check out your blog now!

Alana October 5, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Your blog is incredible! Great work here. I have been a vegetarian now for about two and a half years and it is the best decision I have ever made in my life. I feel better, I have mroe energy, I am never constipated, and I have a glow that I didn’t have when I was an omnivore. Thank you for staring your story, struggles, and personal observations on your growth to overcome your eating disorder. You are doing great work. I will be sure to check out your recipes. Cheers!

Angela (Oh She Glows) October 6, 2011 at 10:00 am

Thank you Alana :) Enjoy!

tegan October 6, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Hi Angela,

I discovered your page only a week ago and have fallen in love!
Ive printed off a handfull of recipes and sit here at work day dreaming of which cullinary creation I am going to try next.
You have made me reaslise that going vegan is no mean feat.. all you need is a little imagination.
Congratulations on the amazing work you do


caren October 9, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I just found your website and I LOVE IT AND YOU!! thanks for being such a creative inspiration, just when I needed it. You rock and I hope you keep on doing what you’re doing.


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 10, 2011 at 8:42 am

Thanks Caren, nice to meet you! :) Happy Thanksgiving!

caren October 9, 2011 at 12:20 pm

…. and you’re canadian!! I just noticed that!! I’m from toronto, but I live in LA now. I’m not sure if you’re familiar with Meghantelpner.com but she’s a rock star food blogger too and also from toronto.

Okay, I’ll stop posting now :)

Oh, ps, I just graduated with a master’s in psych too and just want to work in food as well.

Okay, now I’ll stop :)

Marianne October 10, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Hi Angela,
I also love your blog – my sister put me on it a while ago and it’s been great exploring recipes (now I can actually bake something healthy and it tastes good!!!! My poor husband has been putting up with many dry, bland muffins, cookies, even birthday cakes!!! ;)
I am curious about being a vegetarian and if that works for everyone – tried it for a while but didn’t educate myself well enough to be balanced. Just thinking about “eating right for your blood type” and the whole idea of different chemical arrangements with the different blood types.
I am 0 and should be eating meat, where my husbands blood type suggests for him to be a vegetarian. What are your thoughts?
Looking forward to trying out many more recipes!
Thank you Angela!
Ps.: really love your photography too!

Kara October 11, 2011 at 2:25 pm

I was just casually browsing for some dinner time inspiration when I happened upon your site. I just spent over an hour reading and drooling over your recipes (don’t tell my boss)! I LOVE it!
Thank you!
Only problem I have now is deciding which recipe to make tonight!

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

Aww thanks Kara!

Amanda October 11, 2011 at 5:29 pm

I am in love with your recipes! i was wondering what you thought about freezing the back on track wheatberry and bean salad? It made a whole lot and I don’t want it to go bad since I am the only one eating it!

Angela (Oh She Glows) October 11, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Hey Amanda, I haven’t tried freezing it, but I would check out the comments in that post to see if anyone has tried it. Sometimes people put some helpful tips in there!
I’m really not sure how it would freeze!

anna October 13, 2011 at 7:22 am

Love you blog! WIll definitely be giving your recipes a go :)

Sharie Markby-Martin October 15, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Ive been on a “Vegan” journey for about the last four months. I started out with a book called Veganist, and right now I cant remember that authors name but it inspired me. I kind of fell off the wagon, starting eating some dairy, ( even though every time I thought about Factory Farms I wanted to get sick inside) and now Ive found your website and Im so excited and happy to begin again! My husband is even on board this time and he made two of the recipes from your site today, Vegan Chili and The Cocoa Crisp Chocolate balls, ( Hopefully I didnt just massacre the recipe names, lol! ANYWAY, in his words” Frickin’ Good!:)
Thanks so much for this site, youre truly beautiful inside and out and an inspiration!!!:)

Nicolle Payne October 16, 2011 at 9:25 pm

I love your blog! So happy that I came across it searching for yummy chickpea recipes! I can’t wait to try some of the other recipes as well and share them with some of my health coaching clients. You should check out the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Its an awesome online nutrition school that I am enrolled in.

Thanks for sharing your story and experiences!



Bri October 18, 2011 at 1:19 pm

I can’t tell you how thankful I am to have found your website. It made this website that much more encouraging to to know that you understand, so completely, the struggles and unhealthy obsessions that come with eating disorders. Thank you for the emotional and mental sustenance, the inspiration/ motivation to keep on keeping on.

Michelle Kreifels October 18, 2011 at 6:02 pm

I’m really glad that I stopped by your blog. I was doing a search for dairy free and soy free mac-n-cheese my favorite comfort food next to mashed potatoes; I can’t get enough of them. The search turned into me perusing through your blog for about 45 minutes now and it’s done very nicely. I can’t wait to try out the recipes as I’m a new ovo-vegetarian. Thank you for the wonderful recipes and sharing your story.

Ruth October 21, 2011 at 8:18 am

Hi! Just came across your blog and had to comment…I relate to so much of it, I think it’s going to have to become compulsory daily reading! I too suffered with an eating disorder for years, and just started my own blog about recovery and running which happens to be a big passion of mine and started at the same time as my journey into recovery (because I finally had the strength to actually do it!). I went vegan four years ago, and despite the fact that I was still eating disordered at the time it was completely for healthy reasons (animal welfare, the environment etc.). Only since recovering have I been able to embrace the real joy of being vegan and I now cook and bake obsessively!

Sorry for the essay! I just wanted to say keep up the good work, and I’ll be reading.


Angelique October 22, 2011 at 6:23 am

How do you not have a book deal yet?? I hope you are contacting publishers because I would personally love to buy a book by you. Your wit, photography, recipes, and support of women is top notch and inspirational. Your press and popularity are undeniable. Hoping to hear you with good news about about a book deal soon!

Selena October 28, 2011 at 11:28 pm

I second that! I want all your recipes in one place. I LOVE your recipes! I just made the gluten free pizza crust tonight and my KIDS ate it without complaint! WOO HOO.
I tell my clients about your site all the time. (I’m a Holistic Nutrition Counselor)

Marissa November 7, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Absolutely!! My husband and I just started our journey of eating a plant-based diet and your website has been amazing! You’re fabulous! If you publish a book we are definitely buying it!

Dana October 22, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Hi Angela! I hope this comment doesn’t get lost amongst the MANY you probably receive daily! I just wanted to say hello and let you know that I have really enjoyed your blog and reading your story. You (and a few other vegan food bloggers) have inspired me to finally start my own vegan blog, although focused more on babies, toddlers and new Moms. I can only hope to reach as many people as you have. Thank you for everything that you do :)

Angela (Oh She Glows) October 22, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Thank you Dana! I’m off to check out your blog :)

Dana October 22, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Aww thank you, Angela! I hope you like it :)

Ingrid October 23, 2011 at 2:56 pm

hey! i read your story and it’s very inspiring. i’ve just recently changed my diet as well because of health issues. i do still eat fish but other than that i’m vegan so i tried your iron woman smoothie/parfait (i accidentally mixed them together adding oatmeal to the shake) but this was one of the best things i had in a long time. it was nearly like banana chocolate ice cream and as i haven’t had ice cream or chocolate in ages, it was unbelievable. the fact that it was also healthy, is amazing. so thank you soooo much!!!

Rachel October 24, 2011 at 5:27 pm

I’m drooling over your recipes. Can’t wait to try some! I love your photos by the way. What type of camera do you use?

Angela (Oh She Glows) October 26, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Thanks, I use a Canon 30D :)

Kerry October 27, 2011 at 4:41 pm

I was looking at your “Best Chocolate Pudding (tofu-free!)” recipe and it calls for “1 cup, melted (optional)”.

Looks like the actual optional ingredient was accidentally left out…..since I’m guessing you didn’t literally melt a cup.

Can you fill in the ingredient for us?


Jamie October 30, 2011 at 1:19 am

I tell everyone about your blog! I hope you write a recipe book soon :)

Andrea Zwolinski November 1, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Hi Angela,
You re column is a wonderful inspiration to me, and I follow your recipes and articles when I can!
I am also a hot yoga enthusiast, and huge advocate of the benefits.
I am a Registered Nurse working in downtown Toronto. I am interested in starting a blog. Mostly about how to be a healthy nurse (how I maintain a healthy lifestyle) Help for nurses dealing with shift work, diet, exercise, etc.
I love the set up of your blog, and was wondering how and where I could access a program to set up my own? Did you use a program? How would I get started?
Sorry for all the questions, i understand if you aren’t able to answer them all
With respect,

miranda November 4, 2011 at 11:46 am

I have just been introduced to “juicing”…after doing green monsters for a few months….LOVE smoothies, but LOVED the juice even more!!!! It was unbelievably good! What are your thoughts??? I would just like feedback from some folks who do this. I am military wife stationed in Italy as of June, and in an attempt to meet new people, I am putting together a “healthy habits” group to share tips/tricks/substitutions/and recipes. I am thinking I could use the leftover pulp in spaghetti sauces/baked goods/etc? Or, freeze and dump in my smoothies :)! I LOVE this blog and it’s where I first learned about the green monster! I love trying new recipes I find here….and can’t wait for you to get an awesome book deal! So inspirational!

Jennifer Tu November 8, 2011 at 11:10 am

Hello! I am pretty certain I made a recipe (one of MANY) from your blog and cannot find it. I have searched and searched like crazy. It had butternut squash in it and was a stew or soup. It had curry and potatoes in it too I believe. I made a it a few mths ago and it was a complete hit with the husband and 1 yr old. If you have it on hand could you please re-post it or e-mail it to me pretty please!

Thank you so much. I made the ultimate veggie burger for my husbands b-day on the wkd and we all loved them!!! We all just love your recipes, easy and super tasty!!!

Angb November 10, 2011 at 4:08 pm

okay!… where did you find that awesome apron in the Blondies video?… am just new to this site and already feeling addicted and thankful for you!!

Emma November 12, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Hi Angela!
I don’t know if you’ve heard of this website before, but its called stereomood.com and i use it ALL THE TIME when I’m cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Some good old motivational music always pumps me up when I cook and sometimes I like to believe it makes the food taste better :)
It has a mood called “Cooking Time” that I like to use. There’s also some good working music, workout music, and meal time music! You should check it out.

Love the blog, I’m only 18 years old and its funny because already think we’ve gone through a similar life path only mine has gone a bit quicker. I’m studying psychology now and I plan to take some college nutrition and other holistic courses during summer months and after I graduate. Hopefully I can learn a couple things from you haha.

Anyhow, all the best in everything you do, you’ve done great so far.
Much love and appreciation,

Nichole November 13, 2011 at 11:50 am

I just stumbled across your blog today and I can’t wait to explore it more. I love your wedding video. It looks like the perfect day. I can’t wait to try some of your recipes! Thanks for sharing.

Leila November 15, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Hi Angela,

I love your blog, I find myself visiting your blog every day now! I’m not a vegan, but I’ve been trying to eat healthier and your blog has inspired me! I try your recipes all the time and I love them! I especially love your muffin recipes, the blueberry muffins are delish! Thanks :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 15, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Thank you Leila :)

Brittany November 17, 2011 at 10:02 pm

I love your recipes! Looking forward to your cookbook :)

Esther November 26, 2011 at 7:43 pm

I have just discovered your blog and I am so excited! I too suffer from an eating disorder and I recently decided to go vegan after doing a lot of research into the animal industry’s effect on the environment, as well as its ethics, and its impact on health. I am so excited to discover your blog and I can’t wait to read everything in it!

Chana Veffer December 4, 2011 at 4:48 am

Dear Angela,
I’ve been using your recipes for sometime and love them all. Used to be vegan many years ago and would like to go back to it. We run a bed and breakfast in Israel and would like to offer vegan cooking as an option. I’m looking for a short cut in restocking my kitchen. Did you ever make a shopping list of the most important things to have in a vegan kitchen?
Thanks so much and keep on inspiring!

Jayne December 6, 2011 at 8:42 pm

I am very encouraged by your site and “About” page. I, too, have struggled with disordered eating. I have gone from one extreme to the other. I started out anorexic, then when people noticed I wasn’t eating, I turned to bulimia so they would see me eat. I was a chubby pre-teen and then with a growth spurt before high school, I was finally thin. I was so happy about this and felt like I was beautiful for the first time in a long time. I started dating a BOY that made a simple comment, “If you ever get fat, I’ll leave you.” That started the downward spiral. After being SUPER skinny, and not being with the boy, I met and married my first husband. Things were not good and I turned to food as my comfort, within a year, I had put on nearly 100 lbs. We divorced and I lost 100+ lbs in about 16 months with strict portion control and walking with my mother EVERY day. That was over 17 yrs ago. I have since had two children and my weight has been an issue off and on for the last 11 yrs. I had had it with feeling horrible on the inside and feeling worse about how I looked on the outside. I hadn’t figured out why I was so unhappy most of the time. Then I read a book about Veganism and a lot of my mental issues were associated with dairy products. I decided, on that day, that I would not only eliminate meat from my diet (I’ve never been a huge fan anyway.) but I would also eliminate dairy and animal products altogether. It’s been 15 days ( I know, very short time.) and I feel so much better already. I feel happy and my body is getting healthy again.

Thank you for sharing your story and for your site, it’s very motivating and has helped me stay on track by making me remember to tell myself that I am beautiful how I am.

vegobsessionchick December 9, 2011 at 3:56 pm

I loved your vids! :)

Lisa Marie December 11, 2011 at 11:45 am

Hi Angela!
My name is Lisa and I’m the owner of Bearded Owl’s Hoots. I just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for the shout out on your blog! I really really appreciate it and I wanted to send you a free Ellie Eternity Scarf as a thank you. Just send the color you would like and an address you ‘d like it shipped to through a message on my etsy or thru the email provided and I’ll get it to you asap!
Again, thank you so much. My friend Taylor and I have been fans of your blog for quite some time:)
All the best, Lisa

Angela (Oh She Glows) December 11, 2011 at 11:53 am

Thank you Lisa Marie! That is so kind of you. Why don’t we do a giveaway on the blog instead? Let me know if you’re interested.

Sarah December 12, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Hi there! I just discovered your blog yesterday afternoon and I am SO thrilled. I have already collected several recipes to try out for my little family. I have a new appreciation for my health, body and mind, as well as for my daughter and husband, and I have changed the way I look at food and how I cook it. Although not vegan, I am dairy-free and red meat-free and rarely eat poultry (I never make it for myself). Very exciting times for our family, and I am SO excited I found your blog. Thank you so much!

Angela (Oh She Glows) December 12, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Hey Sarah! Thanks for your comment…I’m so happy to hear that! :)

Joanne Birnbaum December 17, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Dear Angela,
Your sight was sent to me by my best friend of 39 years who’s family is primarily Vegan. Both my mother and I are Celiacs (gluetin intolerant) and because of some issues with minor arthritic back and knee my doctor and nutritionist put me on a Vegan diet. So now my dietary restrictions are no gluten, dairy, white potatoe, and banana. Good thing they left wine on the list. I have been on this diet now for two months and must say aside from eliminating all the foods which causes internal inflammation, which has improved my well being, I enjoy the challenge of eating clean and healthy. My dream.. to open a vegan restaurant with an amazing menue. Thank you for developing this incredible sight. I love it! and look forward to incorporating your ideas into my repetoir. Joanne Birnbaum

Angela (Oh She Glows) December 18, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Hey Joanne, Thanks for your comment! I’m happy to hear that you are enjoying improved health. Take care!

Kelly December 27, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Hi Angela,
I have been vegan of over a year now, and I do not think my husband or myself would have gotten to this point without the inspiration we find on your website. Thank you so much for what you do!

On a side note…I would love to see printable (eco-friendly) versions of your recipes. I’m not a super tech-savy person and it is hard to drag the desktop into the kitchen. ;) I love collecting recipes in a binder and would love to have neat versions of yours in there as well.

Take care and thanks again!

Cayla December 31, 2011 at 11:06 am

Your recipes are fantastic, I use them all the time! This is an amazing blog – it inspired me to start my own!

Kelly January 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I have always wanted to try Hot Yoga, but I am kind of nervous. When you first started was it difficult? Did you ever feel overwhelmed by the heat?

Angela (Oh She Glows) January 1, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Hey Kelly!
The heat was the most difficult thing to get used to. A couple times I felt a bit light headed, but I found that when I drank lots of water beforehand and had a large banana, I was usually fine. The instructors are always very easy going and encourage everyone to take breaks if necessary. I found that some days I had tons of energy in the heat and other times my body wanted a bit more rest. My best advice is to just listen to your body and take it as it comes. You can also leave the room for a few minutes if necessary. Generally though I didnt find the Moksha yoga rooms to get *too* hot, but I’ve heard other types of yoga like Bikram can get intensely hot, so it just depends. Goodluck if you end up trying it!

jennifer January 3, 2012 at 5:21 pm

I stumbled upon your webpage…I love it.I am a regisitered dietitian in Florida/your blog is interesting and I am crazy about your recipes. The photos make everything look so inviting,and I have to say how impressed I am. This is such a great webpage and blog for anyone who wants to try slow food and eat healthy. i really commend you on your approach….
Thank you and I will keep reading and cooking!!!

Jennifer Licata, RD

Angela (Oh She Glows) January 4, 2012 at 9:39 am

Hi Jennifer, thank you for your kind words! Take care, Angela

Paula January 3, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Hi Angela, I was just introduced to your websites from a friend and avid follower of yours….After viewing your site (which I’m now thoroughly addicted to) I have one question, actually, I have many questions….Any plans for a cookbook, recipe book in the near future? I feel like a kid in a candy store reading through everything! Thank you for the websites, your inspiring stories and transformations….Gives me a lot of hope!! Happy New Year!

Angela (Oh She Glows) January 4, 2012 at 9:38 am

Hey Paula, Thank you so much, that means a lot to me. I am hoping to write a cookbook in 2012. I will report news as soon as I hear!

Kayla @ The Best Things January 5, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Love the “About” page Angela! And I love that you’re Canadian (I am too!). Looking forward to more recipes to try!

Stephanie January 8, 2012 at 10:06 pm

I just found your blog and I love it! Your story is inspirational and very relatable — I can’t wait to read more!

Grace January 11, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Hello! I am starting my all vegan diet this weekend. I am very excited but also scared that I won’t be able to do it!

Angela (Oh She Glows) January 12, 2012 at 9:52 am

you can do it!

Grace January 12, 2012 at 11:36 am

Your site will be very helpful with my new all vegan diet! You are amazing and your pictures are breathtaking. I am not a huge cooking type person so that is what scares me but I am sure I will adjust. How do you deal with parties or nights out when people offer you food and you have to ask what is in it? Or when they ask you why you are vegan in a mean way?

Angela January 11, 2012 at 9:19 pm

My husband and I started following a plant based diet about four months ago. Our son has been vegan for awhile and had us watch “Forks over Knives” and we were hooked. I have been a vegetarian for awhile so the jump was not too bad. My husband…who loves seafood…had no problem. All I can say is it has been AMAZING! I have dropped 30lbs and my husband 15lbs. This was without exercise. I have loved all the recipes I have found on-line and have purchased a lot of vegan cook books. I have even updated my Grandmother’s recipes to meet my new eating habits. We just purchased bikes and are excited about this new adventure. I have always had major issues with food and it is all gone. Have found my “happy place”!!

Angela (Oh She Glows) January 12, 2012 at 9:52 am

Hey Angela, that’s amazing!! Good for you guys…I hope that you continue to enjoy it!

Tawnee January 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm

The fact that you use ‘pop’ instead of soda warms my heart hahaha :)

Angela January 27, 2012 at 8:23 am

I just recently discovered your blog while searching for vegan recipes. I just started a detox/vegan program at the beginning of this year and was immediately inspired by your story. I am loving this lifestyle and while my “formal class” is almost over, I plan on eating this way forever. I feel so much healthier and lighter and have tons more energy!

Thank you so much for your blog, recipes, and inspiration!

P.S. My name is also Angela and my husband’s name is Eric!! How funny is that?! And we have been working on a renovation project at our home these last few years too!!

Andrea January 28, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Hi Angela :)
I want to say thank you, for putting your story out for the world, and for having the strength to overcome a battle that burdens so many people, especially young women and girls. I have struggled with these kinds of problems for years, and still do to this day, and I hope every day to be rid of it. What you’ve shown here is that we need to do more than just hope that our problem will go away, and that our thinking will change. We need to actively make the change for ourselves, for our health. Thank you for being an inspiration, you give me hope that I can finally make my change for good, and not go back to old and hurtful ways.

Jane Pilanski January 31, 2012 at 1:32 pm


I just found your blog and really could appreciate all you had to say. I am currently working on my undergraduate thesis in social psychology and have been doing research till it drives me crazy. Not to mention my constant struggle with my weight here at college. I’ve been slowly making the decision that its not for me and that I really want to study nutrition instead and hopefully become an RD. I feel like I understand a lot of what you write here as, I’m currently struggling with it. Thank you for the inspiration.

Hilary February 14, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Hi Angela!
Just thought I would let you know that I have selected you as one of my top favourite food blogs! :) Congratulations! I love your take on nutrition and your openness about bad relationships with food. You can read the little write-up I did about you under the ‘food blog’ headings here: cordonbleuinblue.blogspot.com

I’d love to get some constructive commentary from you as well! I really admire where your blog has headed so far!

Great job!


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 14, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Hey Hilary, Wow thank you so much. Going to check it out now. :)

Rachel February 21, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Hey Angela,
Just discovered your website through a tumblr post and i am SO INCREDIBLY HAPPY I DID. I am in college and I am currently battling some obsessive eating/exercising disorders, just as you did. I am happy I found your website because I am trying to release and relieve myself of these obsessive tendencies and just live my life loving healthy food. Your story inspired me and I hope that you find the time to email me as I would love to speak with you.

PS I have a “marble” bengal cat named Joey and he is the LOVE of my life… its so hard being away from him while I am at school.

anyways, thank you so much for sharing your journey.

Heather February 25, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I’m looking for the recipe for spicy black beans with chipotle avocado sauce, cilantro, tomato, lettuce, cucumber, red onion, & sprouts. I can’t seem to find it on the website.

Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Hey Heather, It’s actually from a restaurant called Fresh in Toronto. I get asked that a lot…I think someone pinned it on Pinterest? :)

Janic February 26, 2012 at 5:48 am

Hi Angela,

As a ‘rookie’ vegetarian not yet vegan, I was really excited to find your blog! There are lots of yummy recipes I can’t wait to try! I was wondering if you ever considered adding meal plans to your blog? That would be really helpful for newbies like myself – I want to make sure my diet is well-balanced.

Thank you for your initiative – you are a true inspiration and I hope to ‘glow’ as you do!

Emily February 26, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I was curious if you grow a lot of your own food?

Angela (Oh She Glows) February 26, 2012 at 7:59 pm

I did start my own garden last summer, so I grew some of it yes!

Amy February 27, 2012 at 7:53 pm

While on Pinterest I found a wrap of yours that I want to try out very much, but I am unable to find the recipe on your site :( Can you please help me out? The tagline for it on pinterest was “spicy black beans with chipotle avocado sauce, cilantro, tomato, lettuce, cucumber, red onion, & sprouts”

Angela (Oh She Glows) February 28, 2012 at 7:38 am

Hi Amy Im sorry there is no recipe, it’s from a restaurant in Toronto called Fresh.

Em February 27, 2012 at 8:34 pm

I’ve been following your blog for a while now, my cousin told me about it. However, today is the first time I actually read your story. I can really relate to what you went through with food, and probably still do to some extent. I have battled an eating disorder since I was about 14. I have been vegetarian for a number of years but only in the last few months finally made the switch to being vegan and it has given me a new love for food as I am always looking for ways to veganize my old favourite foods. I read this book a couple of years ago Women Food and God and when you talked about how you wanted to love food again I was reminded of that book. “Eat with joy and gusto”. Learning to live food again has taught me to learn to love life again, food does not have to be the enemy.

Sarah March 1, 2012 at 1:50 pm

I just wanted to let you know that I’ve added you to my blogroll! Your recipes always make me drool, and although I’m not a vegan, I think there’s a lot to be learned from eating a more whole-foods based diet!

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Thanks Sarah!

Stella March 3, 2012 at 1:38 am

You’re so beautiful and so inspirational. I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa early last year at the age of 13, and am now trying hard on the road to recovery. Keep up the amazing work.

Jen March 9, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Hi Angela!

I recently stumbled upon your blog via Pinterest (I’m addicted to that thing :P) and am so happy I found it! I am taking baby steps to recover from disordered eating and the anxiety and depression that came along with it. I found that what I went through is very similar to what you went through. After reading all your posts about how far you have come and how apparent your happiness is now, it really inspires me with hope! I do not personally know anyone that has gone through something like this so I have had a hard time finding people who I can relate to. You blog has certainly changed that! Reading your posts makes me feel so much better knowing that I am not the only person who has gone through this. Reading all the comments too proves to me there are a number of people who have faced things such as disordered eating. I finally found a place where I can find support , encouragement, and people I can relate to. I extremely appreciate your positive, insightful, and nurturing posts. I feel like this a blog that I can go to when I need a pick-me-up or a reminder or encouragement; I have definitely already done this :) I am grateful that you’re focused on being healthy inside out! I love, love, love your recipes and the fact that I can feel comfort that what I’m eating is good for my body and health regardless of those drive-you-crazy-numbers like calorie count. I also find that I am slowly, but surely beginning to enjoy food again for how it’s fueling my body and contributing to my health instead of obsessing over what the effect food might have on my weight, etc. Even more so I appreciate that you discuss feeling good about yourself from anything from image to self-esteem; it is encouraging to read this from someone who has gone through something similar that you have. Reading these kinds of posts and well as the comments is only benefiting my recovery; I love the Oh She Glows community! Anyways, I could go on and on about how grateful I am for you and your blog but I just wanted to quickly say thank you!! I will continue to check your blog daily (maybe even several times a day!) and look forward to more posts of yummy food and words of wisdom! :)

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 11, 2012 at 7:34 am

Thank you Jen, that is amazing to hear! Goodluck with everything, Angela xo

susan2 March 13, 2012 at 8:24 am

oh boy,

Judith March 13, 2012 at 5:50 pm

I found YOU while looking for ways to eat Buckwheat! While here, of course I found your homemade “Baileys”!! I’m gluten intolerant (it manifests as aching joints…all over!) Your whole blog has been an interesting read. I’ll be putting your site on my Fav List! I have a friend who is raw-vegan. He’ll be delighted when I tell him about your site! Thanks again <3

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 14, 2012 at 9:16 am

Thanks Judith!

Amy Reyes March 15, 2012 at 9:05 am

Hello Angela, I just found your blog and it is by far one of the best blogs I found with wonderful recipes. Thank you, thank you. My family has been making healthy changes . Your blog has been an absolute help in finding yummy recipes to not get bored with same ol recipes or feel like they are to hard to make, they are flavorful and tasty. So again thank you and keep doing what your doing because I sure appreciate you.

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 15, 2012 at 10:03 am

thank you so much Amy, that means so much to hear. Take care!

Pam Bunting March 16, 2012 at 11:41 am

Hi! I stumbled across your blog when I was searching The Toronto Women’s half marathon. I wanted to find out if it was possible to run a personal best on the course (I had heard it is very crowded on the path) but I see thanks to your race recap and time that it is possible to run it in a fast time. I ran Scotia in 2:00:23. I was thrilled to read you’re vegan. I am a strict vegetarian and am working towards unprocessed! Thanks for writing the race recap and feel free to give me any tips!

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 16, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Hey Pam, so nice to meet you! Good luck with your race :) I didn’t find it too crowded, maybe only in a couple spots, but it didnt last.

vegangsterARNP March 16, 2012 at 11:45 pm

Hey Angela! I love so many things about your site! I haven’t been on since last year, and I like the change of the look. Very pretty.

Anyhow, I really would like for you to watch this video when you get the chance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRPmqNPHALs

It is a 45 minute silent film created with love by Patrick Rouxel about palm oil. I realize you probably don’t eat a lot of processed foods, but in some of your older recipes, you use Earth Balance. I am strongly against the use of this because of the palm oil, AND it is unhealthy. Rather, I bake/cook with raw, virgin cold pressed coconut oil in baking, and the cookies, and everything else comes out stupendous.

Here is an article http://veganjoy.blogspot.com/2010/09/whats-on-your-cupcake-veganism-and.html about palm oil as well. I encourage ALL your followers/readers to PLEASE GIVE UP products with palm oil. The stuff is nothing but environmental destruction, and a tasty cupcake/brownie/cookie/pie can be made with the oil of a fruit that comes from a tree, rather than the plant that uses slash and burn methods, and destroys ecosystems and human livelihoods as well. I don’t know about you, but I cannot justify 5-10 minutes of taste bud explosion when it is creating such horrors for others.

Thank you, and be well!

Tara Drury March 24, 2012 at 1:24 am

You are amazing!! Absolutely inspiring. Your posts always bring a smile to my face, and your food is delicious! I have just started reading you daily, and following you on Facebook, I love it!

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 24, 2012 at 7:30 am

thank you Tara!

LIttle Sis March 25, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Your cooking and blog have been absolutely inspirational to me. We are in the process of transitioning to a vegan diet and I have found so much encouragement, nourishment, and downright yum here. I can’t thank you enough. We feel great and every day is delish.

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 25, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Thank you, that means a lot to me! Enjoy the recipes :)

joan March 26, 2012 at 8:05 pm

i just stumbled upon your blog! hey, what is the nutritional details of your veggie-burgers? i’m dying to try them. thank you!

Manali March 28, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Hey Angela,

Excellent blog, I just love to follow your blog. It’s very inspiring. I tried Overnight oats just this morning. What should I say, it tasted absolutely delicious. Looks like I am going to be obsessed about this preparation. Thanks for sharing.


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 28, 2012 at 3:22 pm

glad to hear that Manali!

Helena March 31, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Angela, i cannot wait for your cook book. Your recipes are so awesome. I am trying to transition into vegan diet and I think this time I might be succesfull. You are so inspirational, I love your blog. Thank you so much for sharing your recipes and your life.

Angela (Oh She Glows) April 1, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Thank you so much, goodluck with your transition!

Andrea April 2, 2012 at 11:46 am

Do you have a list of good vegan cookbooks and lifestyle books posted somewhere. I’m in the process of transitioning to veganism, and would love hear which books have offered the best advice, recipes and guidance for you.


Tina Barber April 9, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Hi Angela,this is my first time on your sight and I have really enjoyed what I have seen. My daughter ( who is 9 ) has recently decided to be a vegetarian. For her it is because of her love for animals. I must say I have constipated going vegetarian myself. I am trying to research a ton to find out what kind of foods to feed her and all awhile to make sure she is getting enough protein. She is a fairly good eater, but she definitely needs to broaden her choice of foods. I was hoping that you could give me some insight. What are some good option for protein and iron? Do you have some ideas to help keep it fun and kid friendly?
Thank you , Tina

Angela (Oh She Glows) April 9, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Hey Tina,

I’m happy you are enjoying the blog! Thanks for checking it out. As for protein suggestions, check out this list (scroll down a bit): http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/protein.htm and for iron-rich foods, check out this one: http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/iron.htm I also try to consume iron rich foods with a bit of vitamin C to help with absorption, but there is a lot more reading up on it you can do.
For fun recipe ideas, check out my recipage for searchable vegan recipes: http://www.ohsheglows.com/recipage

Ashley April 13, 2012 at 12:01 am


I am so glad that I was able to stumble across your blog today! Reading your story not only was I inspired but I was filled with hope for the future :) My own story is so parallel to yours and to hear how well you are doing gives me so much strength! I too have both a passion for writing and nutrition, I have two bachelor’s one in Journalism and the other in nutrition. I am currently getting my Master’s in social work to become a therapist. I specifically want to work others suffering from an eating disorder just as I have. I have suffered with an eating disorder all my life, compulsive over eating/obesity as a child and anorexia as an adult. Over the past year I have been trying to transition my diet as the damage my disorder had caused my body had left me with adrenal fatigue, thyroid issues and a leaky gut. I became extremely sensitive to certain foods and have already completely cut out dairy and gluten and am hoping to continue to work towards developing a more vegan/plant based diet. While these restrictions have been hard I no longer have the physical symptoms I used to and my love for food & cooking and life itself has reemerged. I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your story…it truly touched my heart! If you have any advice on how to incorporate this type of lifestyle and make sure i’m not depriving my body would be great! Can’t wait until you get a book out, it will definitely be one I will pick up :)

Alex April 14, 2012 at 3:07 am

Angela I think you’re amazing and I have a total non-compulsory challenge for you.
I have some quinoa flakes sitting in my cupboard and I was wondering if you could make something, I have no idea what to do with them!

Rachel Johnson April 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Wonderful blog, Angela! Just wanted to say thank you for your willingness to share your story, insight, and inspiration with others. What a positive message of following your heart and finding passion through pain. Keep doing what you’re doing!!

Tracie April 22, 2012 at 10:47 am

Hi Angela. I live in Langley BC and I’ve been stalking your site for some time now. Just wanted to tell you that your delicious looking recipes were definitely a huge motivator for me to finally make the switch from vegetarian to vegan. As a new vegan I’ll definitely be visiting here frequently. Looking forward to trying out the mac and ‘cheese’. Thanks so much for this site and for sharing your vegan cooking.

Angela (Oh She Glows) April 22, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Aw thank you Tracie, congrats on your switch and all the best to you!

Lisa O'Brien April 24, 2012 at 12:48 am

Adding one more accolade to the many: http://lifeyum.com/2012/04/24/inspired-by-the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/. As a mom of six, your recipes have helped me make mostly-vegan possible in my household. And you’re so much fun to read! Can’t wait for your cookbook. :)

Angela (Oh She Glows) April 24, 2012 at 7:55 am

Thank you Lisa! :)

Émilie Chamard May 3, 2012 at 10:59 am

Hello Angela,
I am a french canadian from Québec so excuse my mistakes…I am following your blog since the beginning and I just want to tell you that this is my favorite one. I am a very ordinary person who is working in a very boring job and I always had trouble with my weight but not havint real disease like anorexia but always hating my body. So anyways your tips and recipe and all your personal story is a nice help and sun to give me confidence in futur.
Continue your good work caus I want to read it for a long time!

Angela (Oh She Glows) May 3, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Hi Émilie, Thank you I appreciate your comments!

I will try my hand at some French, so please excuse my own mistakes…

Merci beaucoup pour les compliments Émilie! Je suis tres contente que vous admirez ma “blog”. :)

How’d I do? hah

Allison Donovan May 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Thank you for being an inspiration to people everywhere! Your story is amazing. Food is a daily battle for so many people and I love hearing/seeing/reading about successes like yours. Thank you for sharing wonderful recipes and for your vulnerability. You truly help people everyday!

Bailey May 8, 2012 at 12:34 am


Im so glad i found your blog. For the past few years i have been struggling with an eating disorder, i am completely obsessed with diet, exercises, and my body. Even with my obsession with those three im still over weight. By looking at me you would never know i have an eating disorder. I long to be happy and healthy and to no longer carry my burden of self hatred.
When i read your blog i felt as if i was looking into the future. You went to school and studied exactly what i have been debating on studying. You own a healthy bakery and one day i dream of owning a coffee shop that is fair trade and organic with vegan options.
For the past year i have been transforming and trying to change my diet to fully vegan, im about 90% there. I want so badly to be 100% there but every time i get close my eating disorder comes and kicks me in the ass with a late night binge on ice cream. I find your change and your blog so inspirational and im even more determined to beat this eating disorder and to say goodbye to it forever. I want to be healthy and happy, I want to move on with my life. Thank you

Angela (Oh She Glows) May 8, 2012 at 7:57 am

Thank you for your lovely comment Bailey. I wish you all the best! Angela

thesocialeater May 17, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Angela, I so enjoy reading your blog. It’s so full of creative, healthy, and tempting food ideas. I’ve been reading for a long time (I’m not even sure how long now). I want to thank you for inspiring me to make more conscious decisions about what I eat…and in turn starting projects of my own in the same arena!

Angela (Oh She Glows) May 17, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Thank you, I really appreciate that!

Lindsey May 31, 2012 at 9:55 am

This is my first time on your blog! I am in the second week of eating vegan. I love it so far! I just need to say how thankful I am for your story. I had an eating disorder in high school and have overcome it to an extent. I still struggle with feeling shame if I eat unhealthy and I also struggle with guilt if I don’t get a workout in. I am looking forward to discovering how to eat pure, raw and guilt free foods. I am hoping to learn a lot and I plan to use your recipes frequently.

Emily Jados May 31, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Hi! I just heard about your blog today from my Chef, Christina Campbell, and I think it is fabulous! GET IT GIRL!! I love food and have never really known too much about vegan (except when i lived in Colorado) and you’re blog makes me want to get it know it a little better. Yours in loving new foods, Emily

Angela (Oh She Glows) May 31, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Hey Emily, it’s a pleasure to meet you! Thanks for checking out my blog. I hope you enjoy many recipes to come!!

Katya June 3, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Gorgeous photos! Great blog!

Dara June 10, 2012 at 11:05 am

I did a little experimenting yesterday and I would like to share this:
Adapted from VitaMix Dutch Apple Baby recipe
serves 4 or 8 (depending on how it is sliced)
Apple Filling:
2 medium to large apples ( I used Fuji and Red Delicious), cored, peeled, and sliced into thin rings
1/8 c. blueberries
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 c. sugar
1 T. coconut oil

Coat the apples in the cinnamon and sugar in a large bowl. Saute the apples over medium-high heat in a skillet in the oil until soft, add in the blueberries the last five minutes of cooking.

For the cake:
1/2 c. oat flour
1/4 t. nutmeg
1/4 t. cloves
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. sea salt
1/2 t. vanilla extract
1/2 – 1 c. almond milk (you want the batter to be a bit runny)
1/2 T. yogurt
1 T. flax meal
1 T. chia seed
6 T. water

Mix the flax and chia with 6 T. water in a bowl and let sit for 5 minutes.
In the bowl used to coat the apple, mix together the oat flour, spices, and salt. Add the vanilla extract, yogurt, and almond milk. Stir to combine. Mix in the chia/flax mixture last.

Pour the apple/berry mixture into a greased pie pan (or cast iron skillet can work). Even out the filling. Pour the batter over the fruit last. Make sure the batter is evenly coating the fruit and level on all sides of the pan.

In a pre-heated oven at 450F, bake the apple baby for 20 minutes.

Serve with sliced fruit, agave or honey and a dollop of yogurt. OR sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Makes a great 450 kcal (2 slices) breakfast!

Kriss June 11, 2012 at 8:50 am

Hi Angela,
After finding your recipes online and printed most of them out I have no color cartridges left. A happy problem! =)
I am reenergized to go back to my vegan diet which I stopped two years ago because my hair started falling out (which turns out which turns out had nothing to my diet at all). I also want to return to running (it’s really bunny hopping for me) again and think your idea of signing up for 5 and 10K races is a great motivation not to mention blogging about it to your readers for additional accountability help.
Thanks for taking the risk and following your heart.
Your new fan!

Cathy June 11, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Just starting to use some of the recipes from your blog. Have realized after some health problems, that I need to really clean up my diet, and have found a wealth of information and recipes here.

Thank you!!

Tracey June 21, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I’ve recently given up dairy, wheat and soy and was feeling a little overwhelmed by how little I could eat. I came across your site and so many of your recipes look delicious. Thanks so much for offering so many amazing ideas, I’m now very excited to try the recipes out!

Angela (Oh She Glows) June 23, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Hi Tracey, that makes me so happy to hear! Congrats on going vegan. I hope you continue to enjoy the many recipes.

Emily June 29, 2012 at 9:12 pm

I love your website!!!! I found it a few months ago and just wanted to let you know your website really helped me with my natural eating for my whole family! I link tons of your recipes to my blog! I love them. Thank you it’s been a great change for my family

Angela (Oh She Glows) July 2, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Hey Emily, Thank you so much! I will check out your blog too. All the best, Angela

Rich July 6, 2012 at 10:39 am

Hi Angela,

I’ll be checking out your blog often. I’m not a big fan of meat and I try to avoid it as much as I can, but isn’t being a vegan expensive? That’s the main reason I haven’t switched over yet.

Angela (Oh She Glows) July 6, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Hey Rich, It can be expensive if you purchase a lot of the “superfoods” that are popular these days (think expensive protein powders, goji berries, maca, spirulina, fake meats, high end vegan packaged products, etc), but a basic vegan diet mainly consisting of grains, dried beans, veggies, lentils, herbs/spices etc is actually quite cost efficient and super delicious. I buy most of my foods in bulk and that helps a ton. I rarely buy packaged prepared foods or imitation products. I store all of my dried beans and grains in mason jars and buy in bulk. Obviously, I can’t say whether it’s perfect for you, but I do encourage you to try it out!

Michelle Lee July 22, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I am so glad I stumbled across this! I am going to do a mostly raw vegetarian diet (kinda scared actually!) I am nervous that I wont be able to do it or have the patience with it! I know my body will feel better being vegetarian again but I am nervous that I wont do well. I loved hearing your story about getting out of an eating disorder. I was a vegetarian in high school but only because I wanted to control the only aspect of my life that I could. Somehow controlling what I ate and the idea of kindness through not eating animals helped me cope with my life during that time. I have even binged and purged at times… craziness I know. But this time I am going to do it right with a healthy mind for a healthy and wealthy body! :) I will be sure to read more in the future! Blessings to you and your fam!

Angela (Oh She Glows) July 22, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Hey Michelle, Thanks for your comment. Goodluck with everything & I hope you continue to enjoy the blog!

Taylor July 25, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Hi Angela,
I came across your blog on pinterest believe it or not and I have been looking around on your site. You have some really amazing and motivating things on here. I am also a girl that is on the road for recovery from an eating disorder and my heart opened up when I was reading what you had wrote. I just want to let you know that and to not quit your blog because from now on I will be viewing it periodically because I find it that inspiring.
Thank you,

Angela (Oh She Glows) July 26, 2012 at 7:43 am

Hey Taylor, Thank you for your lovely comment. Goodluck with your recovery!

Abby July 31, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Hi Angela!
You are awesome! I love your blog! I am currently in college studying nutrition and I absolutely LOVE to bake and cook, but i feel so restricted by recipes. I was wondering how you learned to cook/bake and create your own recipes? How do you know what to do and how much of everything to add??

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 1, 2012 at 11:06 am

Hey Abby, Thank you for your kind words! Great question. I’m self-taught, which has basically involved reading A LOT of cooking and baking stuff online and lots of trial and error. Now that Im thinking about this, I bet there is a good book out there for learning the basics. Might be worth checking out!

Carmela August 9, 2012 at 8:53 am

Hi there Angela!
It’s a great thing to have seen your blog site showcased by Wordpress.com.
I am really impressed and inspired by your works and thoughts and how you were able to conquer your fears and challenges. It’s really amazing how the simple things – like writing – can make a difference in one’s life and the others’. I look forward to your journey and I wish to take that same leap of faith like you did when you chose to start Oh She Glows. Applause to you and God bless :)

lizforaday August 17, 2012 at 6:42 am

I just ran across your blog and added to my blog reading list. I am vegetarian and I am always looking for recipes. I love your blog and the pictures are so awesome. I am looking forward to reading you post in the future. :)

Ozhan August 21, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Very inspiring story. Keep going :)

Lucy Foster August 26, 2012 at 6:23 am

this was so so so beautiful to read.
i have a friend who is going through an eating disorder at the moment and reading through your site has given me so much more hope and inspiration.
thank you xxxx

sarah August 26, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I just found your blog, and I am SO happy I did! You are absolutely beautiful (outside, and from what I’ve read so far, inside as well). Thank you for everything you are doing to help other people (not to mention the environment/food industry).

I’ve recently decided to become a vegetarian, with hopes of learning enough to transition to becoming vegan. It is because of people like you that this will be possible.

Thanks for you. Be happy and well,


Flavia Del Monte August 27, 2012 at 11:03 am

Hey Angela,

I am curious if there is an email account where I can reach you?

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 27, 2012 at 11:27 am

Yes :) angela (at) ohsheglows (dot) com

Zone Helathy September 8, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Wow! Your story is so inspiring, and I am so happy for you. It sounds like you’ve gone through such a huge journey, and you’ve definitely found the treasure at the end. I applaud you for how far you’ve come, and how much you’ll do in the future with your cookbook and health.

Kate September 23, 2012 at 5:32 pm

What an amazing story, and a wonderful journey you have been on!

girlshowtoimpress.com September 24, 2012 at 4:40 pm

great blog! this is something what I was looking for as I just starting my adventure with vegan and bloging in the same time… I’m vegetarian looking for more inspiration for great vegan food, trying to convinced my husband (no results, jejeje) and enjoying every day more when eat properly without any harm to animals and environment. I’ll definitely check your recipes!

Stephanie September 24, 2012 at 6:38 pm

You are an inspiration for me! I am currently attending a four year university, but baking is my passion, especially vegan baking. I want to go to culinary school next year and one day have my own bakery! Your website is awesome. Keep up the good work ;)

Angela (Oh She Glows) September 25, 2012 at 7:48 am

Thank you Stephanie, I’m so happy to hear that! Goodluck with all your goals. :) If you open a vegan bakery I’ll be the first in line.

Emily September 27, 2012 at 7:25 pm

hi! I’m, well I shouldn’t say happy, but am impressed I guess to here you’ve had and overcome an eating disorder.
I’m 17 and have been struggling with one for a little over a year now, and while I’m eating enough, it has completely consumed my life. All I think about is food now, all the time. What I allow myself to eat and what I don’t allow myself to eat. I’m not, nor have I ever really been, truly happy.
So I guess the purpose of this whole spiel is how did you do it? I feel like I’m living a half life. I can’t live my life normally, I can’t go out, and I can’t focus on normal TEENAGE fun. It’s left me lonely and sad.
What did you do to get rid of all those feelings of guilt, anxiety, counting. I won’t eat anything unless it’s counted out. And I only allow myself 30 g of fat everyday. (this is coming from 2 g of fat so that is a huge step over the months it took me to get here)
I just want advice from someone whose been there and knows, has overcome it and lives a normal happy life.

Adrianna September 30, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Thank you for inspiration. How many years did it take you to transform your career? I mean including learning about nutrition, researching about food, finally slowly making it work for you? Thank you

Lots of happiness! :)

recipes video October 2, 2012 at 4:22 pm

great job,your story inspire me,thank you.
keep writing,please.
wishing you all the best

robyn george-chilvers October 5, 2012 at 7:11 pm

This is truely inspiring, wonderful blog. I dream of having a blog like this, I have mentioned you on my blog x

Jill Brock October 15, 2012 at 11:08 am

Hi Angela,
I’m looking forward to trying some of your recipes. I started my own small baked goods company years ago. My goal was to try to develop healthy baked sweets. This proved to be an exhausting challenge. I eventually ended up with a couple of products based on oats which sold pretty well but I was never able to really make it to the big times. Needless to say I’m impressed with your efforts and wish you all the best.

Jenni November 4, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Hi I love you site! As a newer vegetarian (working towards vegan) your recipes help me survive ! I just wanted to let you know that I just saw an add for Chili’s about bacon cheese burgers. I remember that you had asked for readers to inform you if they saw meat adds. I live in the US, so maybe that has something to do with it? Well, it doesn’t bother me that much….I still love your site, meat adds or no meat adds, but I know it is important to you to stick with your misson for promoting a healthy vegan lifestyle.

Jenni November 4, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Woops I just realized that I spelled “ads” wrong in my prior post. Anyway, I do hope that things work with controlling unwanted advertisements. Thanks again so much for your site! I’m currently in the midst of making the pumpkin smoothies for the 2nd time, my husband and I love them!

Angelina November 5, 2012 at 2:11 pm


Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! From the bottom of my heart for sharing these scrumptious recipes! You’ve made my transition to a vegetarian lifestyle far more delicious than I ever thought possible:)

Michelle November 5, 2012 at 9:15 pm


The funny thing is, I was just looking around for some homemade pizza recipes when I came across your website, and I am literally holding back tears. I feel like I am currently going through exactly what you described, and I never thought that there were other people out there who were going through the same thing. I am currently struggling with the calorie counting and excessive exercising, and I have an irrational fear of unhealthy food, which I fear could turn into an eating disorder. I am also being forced to leave behind my dream career and pursue something completely different and I have no idea what it holds for me in the future. I felt very alone in my situation, and seeing how you fought through your struggles was really inspiring to me, and for that I thank you for not being afraid to share your story with the world, something that I am quite scared to do in my own life. I am definitely going to be a regular on your site, and I look forward to discovering all the cool things that are on here!!



Elaine November 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Thanks for putting together such a lovely blog! Your recipes are incredible and you have a great talent for cooking. I can’t wait to buy your cookbook! I have been vegan since February 2011 and I have tried many of your recipes since then. :) In fact this is one of the first blogs I found as a vegan.
I too have been battling anorexia nervosa since 2005 when I had a traumatic hysterectomy and loss of both ovaries at the age of 33 for endometriosis. Surgical menopause was horrific for me and out of nowhere the anorexia came along as a coping mechanism and nearly killed me at the same time. Prior to that I had always been a low normal weight (partly because I was so sick with endometriosis I could never eat anything) but I never thought about it. My weight did get very very low for a long time when I became anorexic and I went through several eating disorder treatments. All they did was make it worse. I had to come to a place of forgiveness in order to be ready to overcome it. I am still struggling now but like you it has been a long slow process of self discovery (I have had to learn who I am all over again) and recovery. Veganism ironically helped me gain some weight and take on challenges such as running and cycling that meant I needed to eat a lot more for the energy and stamina to enjoy these activities. I can really relate to that. At the age of 40 it isn’t as easy for me to start life over as it is for someone younger, but I feel stronger than I have in years, albeit still slightly underweight. I have been in school the last year and a half for the first time in fifteen years. I have not yet fully overcome the restricting and bingeing but it is far less extreme than the insanity it used to be. I am still having trouble letting go of it completely, trusting my body even though I know it is wise and knows what is best, still working on accepting my body and what happened to me. I see how beautiful you are inside and out and how courageous you are to put yourself out there and it gives me hope that I can completely overcome this. I still have shame when I eat in public, but seeing you holding food and genuinely enjoying it helps me so much! And thank you for not posting the nutrition data for every single creation of yours. I am making your lentil loaf for the second Thanksgiving in a row, and this year my Mom AND sister are now vegan and will be joining me for that loaf! I am still trying to win my husband over to veganism 20 months later, one recipe at a time lol. Being vegan really does boost ones cooking skills and imagination and knowledge of nutrition, no doubt. Thanks again for this blog and please keep those awesome cooking experiments coming!

Jan November 9, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Hi Angela,
I love your website! I also have a question. On your .pdf file, “Oh She Glows
1st Annual Vegan Thanksgiving,” for the recipe for “This Ain’t Grandma’s Sweet Potato Casserole,” it says to add the milk (with the vanilla, syrup, salt and spices), but no type or amount of milk is listed in the ingredients. Help! I really want to make them! Thanks!

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 13, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Hi Jan! Sorry for the delayed reply.
For the milk, just a splash will do when you are mashing the potatoes. It`s not necessary but you can if you wish! enjoy

Avery November 12, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I know you started this blog for yourself but it’s been ssoooo helpful for me and my family. This is my first Thanksgiving as a vegan and I will be using your recipes!! Thanks a million!

Amelia November 13, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Dear Angela,
You are such an inspirational woman! Honestly, I think everyone would agree that you have always been beautiful, but your healthy lifestyle and difficult journey just make you all the more AMAZING! I can definitely say that I check your blog almost every day…and it is always a treat!

Steve Balliett November 29, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Hi Angela,

Good for you in conquering your disordered eating and compulsive exercise. That takes great courage and mental strength to overcome these difficulties.

Also, kudos to you also for going Vegan. My family and I are approaching our 7th year eating the Vegan Diet. And loving every minute of the health it provides us.

I literally died in an ambulance in 1998 from vomiting to death from Crohn’s Disease. The EMT’s fortunately jump started my heart, hence this comment.

I was eating all the wrong foods and one day my body just said, “that’s it, you’re done. Terrible abdominal pains and constant vomiting. However, the Vegan Diet stopped all that quick, fast and in a hurry.

I just love the Vegan Diet. I can tell that you do too from the looks of the delicious food in your pictures above.

Have a wonderful day!

Lily November 30, 2012 at 9:26 pm

How did you teach yourself to cook? I ask bc I find myself in the same situation you were once in. I love food but have no formal training, not even family recipes.

Angela (Oh She Glows) December 1, 2012 at 9:09 am

Hey Lily, Yes I did. I didn’t come from a family who cooked a lot either so I basically taught myself everything from scratch. Thank goodness for the internet. ;)

ingrid December 4, 2012 at 6:07 am

You are such an inspiration!!!!!!!! XX

Rebecca Holland December 5, 2012 at 9:08 am

I just want to let you know that my husband and I are LOVING your recipes – we have been Vegan for 2 years and one of the things we have struggled with in most Vegan recipes is the amount of sugar and fat (oils) used in the recipes – your recipes aren’t like that – they are healthy Vegan recipes and are mindful of what ingredients need to go into a recipe to make sure in addition to being Vegan it is also healthy – THANK YOU for being committed to health and to recipes that honor a healthy lifestyle – we are grateful!
Rebecca (and Michael) Holland

Angela (Oh She Glows) December 5, 2012 at 11:30 am

Thank you so much Rebecca! I appreciate it :)

Anna December 5, 2012 at 12:53 pm

The part where you write about leaving your career and worrying about your friends and family’s expectations is something I can relate to completely. I have also suffered with eating disorders for a long time, but it was when I made the decision to leave university that I began to feel able to take control of my life. Now I am living eating disorder free, dealing with thoughts and feelings on a day-to-day basis, and I have fallen in love with food and cooking much like you have. Your blog is wonderful, and having read this page I am now going to trawl through pretty much all of it :P xx

Elise December 27, 2012 at 1:04 pm

CONGRATULATIONS on sooo many levels!!
continue to strive & grow & help others :)

Megan Campbell December 30, 2012 at 11:09 pm

I just stumbled upon your website and totally adore it! Like you I received my undergraduate in psychology, and I’m currently pursuing my masters in occupational therapy… so I’m crazy busy. I am 90% vegan… I plan on attempting the 100% change in 2013, and your website and recipes will help me in my goals :) My husband is also a huge cheese addict.. who likes a lot of my vegan cooking… but is skeptical to the whole idea.. and doesn’t like exercise nearly as much as I do… (but I’m working on that). I never do this, but just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed exploring your site during my way too short vacation from graduate school this winter break, and I’m excited to see what you have planned in the future ( I would totally buy the cookbook)

carensimon January 5, 2013 at 11:54 am

I am so glad u r healthy and happy and that my wife, Caren, has found you, a true blessing.

Thank you,

mia January 5, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Hi Angela~
My sister told me about your blog a while back..and I love love love it. I find myself printing off a slew of your recipes at one time…loving on them….then forgetting about keeping up with healthy, unprocessed eating. Why do I ever stop??? I feel like a lot of it is knowing how to have an organized system for our meals -and- knowing that I am worth it. I feel like I’ve had an eating disorder myself, just not diagnosed… I go into emotional eating and when I’m doing well, I think it’s OK to eat whatever I want.. Repeat.. It is so hard to describe…

Anyhow..I am looking at 2013 in a different way and am hoping that I make wiser choices for eating. Do you have suggestions on how I can look for recipes on your blog before it’s too late and I eat whatever is “easy” or on-the-go? Do I print print print and put into a binder that I stash away and forget about (not sure why I do that???), do I keep checking them on my computer or iPad and keep it in the kitchen? Just need advice to stop my cycle of unhealthy eating. I love how I feel when I serve my family healthy meals and snacks. I don’t know why I don’t keep it up… would love any suggestions! Silly thing as I type this out…I feel anxious about how great this could be….like I want to do it “right” and so I procrastinate starting??? If that makes sense!! Oh help :)

Purvi January 7, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I love your Web site and recipes! Sometimes I think you are thinking the exact same thing as me!! I am going to make your 5 ingredient vegan cheez. THANK YOU!!

Nita January 8, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Thank you for sharing your story!
Im happy to have stumbled upon your blog!
I have a similar path and its nice to hear that it works out!
Happy 2013.

Lindsey January 12, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Hi! Just wanted to say props to you for being open about your eating disordered past, and for your recovery! Your blog is great! I write for a pro-recovery organization called You Part Two. Check us out on the web at http://youparttwo.com/about/ or on Facebook and spread the love! I;d love to talk more with you sometime. Best of luck! ~Lindsey

laura January 18, 2013 at 11:42 am

hiya its so nice to see someone beating their eating disorder. i have suffered with anorexia for 16 years and am really trying to beat it (not easy) your blog gives me hope (and lots of yummy sounding recpies) i turn 30 this year and want it to be the year i recover and become me again live life to the full :) so thankyou for writing your blog big hugs xx

Kim Bayne January 27, 2013 at 9:03 am

I have just found your Blog and my mouth is watering!! I cannot wait to try so many recipes!! I can really relate to your story, I have just resigned from my job to pursue my dreams and passions and its pretty daunting but I can totally relate to the boredom of being trapped in a job that doesn’t provide stimulation.
Looking forward to keeping up with your Blog and trying your recipes!

Jasmin January 31, 2013 at 2:07 pm

I just came across your Blog and after looking at all your delicous looking recipes (I’m gonna try lots of them for sure!) I also read your story and I just wanted to let you know I think that you’re a wonderful and very inspiring person to me. Keep going your way!

Tee February 6, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Incredible, beautiful lady! Love your blog, amazing story. All the best forever x

Kelly Boerema February 8, 2013 at 8:17 am

I love your page! So happy I found it. I’ve been struggling with and ED since my sophomore year of High School (’08). Recovery is a long process, it’s nice to be able to now have someone to relate to, I’m a vegetarian and eat a low gluten diet and love the recipes you have up. I’m also very interested in always cooking my own meals and finding ways to make them as nutritional as possible! Your an inspiration

Maia February 15, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Why is there an ad for milky way candy bars on your website? They are highly processed and definitely not vegan.

Angela (Oh She Glows) February 15, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Hi Maia, As I’ve mentioned on the site before, I strive to keep all of my ads vegan. This results in banning or removing many, many ads each week. Occasionally, ads will run on the site that are not vegan because they only run in countries like the US or Europe and I don’t see them here in Canada. If I can’t see them, I can’t remove them unless notified. please feel free to email adinquiories[at]ohsheglows.com to let us know if there is an ad in question. We were already notified about the ads and they have been removed. If any more appear don’t hesitate to let us know. Thanks for your help and understanding, Angela

Sherri February 21, 2013 at 12:17 pm

I have to tell you…I’ve been a vegetarian for…hmm…I think close to 5 years now. I decided to go totally vegan back in December and am LOVING every single recipe I’ve tried from your site. By far, it has the best recipes…ones that are keeping even my nonvegan husband and daughter happy! When I say I’m making an “Oh She Glows” recipe, they know they’re going to like it. :-) Thank you so much for a place to to go for no fail recipes!!

Kathy @ FoodWineThyme February 25, 2013 at 9:48 am

Angela, you are such an inspiration. Although not a vegan myself, I strive everyday to eat good, clean, minimally processed foods. I can read your story over and over and never get tired of it. Thanks

Carly Adriene February 27, 2013 at 5:05 pm

You’re blog looks amazing and I love the message you’re sending to people. I just became vegan, so I’m really excited to try your recipes! I hope you have much future success!

Maggie March 2, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Truly an inspiration for this fellow distorted eating/recovering Bulimic, now vegan and pursuing my Nutrition Degree to be an RD. Blessed to have found your site! Thank you, this site feeds my soul!

MJ March 7, 2013 at 5:16 am

Ciao Angela,
Your blog is so inspiring! I truly love your story and find it amazing that you have such a healthy relationship with food now!
I am a journalist from Germany but now living in Italy. I recently started my own blog on my new Italian life with healthy vegetarian or vegan, some fashion and my love for photography!
Please keep wtiting. I will keep reading!
Best wishes from Italy,
Ps: please feel free to visit my blog at myitalianfairytale.blogspot.com

Quincy @Shugurcän March 7, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Hi Angela!
I have been following your blog for a while, but I just wanted to stop and let you know what an inspiration you are. I also have been suffering from disordered eating since age 11. I admire the fact that you can admit you will always be recovering- I feel the exact same way! I also relate to how much of a struggle it is to refrain from counting calories.
For a long time I thought I was “healthy”, but I am still on the path to discovering real health and self-peace (with the help of role models like you). Thanks for what you do!

Liz March 19, 2013 at 11:34 pm

I hope this reaches you. I would have sent this to you through FB, but, alas, I don’t have an account there.

I just wanted to share the following with you. The post entitle “dirt on a beloved ‘vegan’ brand.” http://www.thevegetariansite.com/blog/blog.htm I was unaware of the info shared in the entry but was glad I came across it and was hoping, perhaps, you could share it with the rest of your readers if you thought it was appropriate. You have a large readership, and, though, not all of your followers are vegan, I think it’s important to spread the word.

Thanks so much!

kate March 24, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Congrats Angela! Can’t wait to get a hold of your cookbook! I am a certified nutrition counselor and have heard many stories like yours. I am so happy you started your blog..sounds like it was healing for you and beneficial to the world at the same time..

Robin March 25, 2013 at 12:05 pm

My fiance and I love the vegan Amy’s organic pizza but we know fresh homemade is way better for health and taste. I would love to recreate it but that is not a talent of mine. It is actually a no cheeze pizza too. It’s the sauce that really makes it special. Oddly it is a brown which from the ingredients is likely made of ACV & balsamic vinegars, agave, garlic, and I don’t remember what else. I would love it if you came up with a copycat pizza recipe!

Robin March 25, 2013 at 12:16 pm

oh, and my fiance is allergic to nuts so unfortunately I don’t bring any into the house.

Cynthia March 27, 2013 at 7:00 am

Thank you so much for sharing your story which I can relate to on every level! Expressing your passion of healthy food and overall lifestyle for others to share is such a great idea in helping your own recovery. I wish many, many wonderful things to you, your family and all of your followers!

Sharon March 29, 2013 at 1:37 am

Is there an email address I can send you a private message to?

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 29, 2013 at 9:55 am

Yes it’s listed at the bottom of this about page but it’s press[at]ohsheglows[dot]com

Sharon April 1, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Thank you! I sent you an email :)

Heather Chapman April 4, 2013 at 10:31 pm

your blog really is inspiring and I would love to do a guest blog post and share links!
Thanks again for blogging! :)

Daisy Anne April 7, 2013 at 4:54 am

Hi Angela,

Thank you for sharing your honest story. I feel inspired. Being a food lover it’s exciting to see all those inviting recipes on your blog. I’ll go through them one by one :)

Rebecca April 8, 2013 at 10:42 am

Wow! I am so happy to have stumbled upon your website. I’m not completely vegan or even vegetarian but bit by by I’m trying to lean more towards more sustainable ways of eating. I love your story, it’s inspirational. I’m a pastry chef by trade. If ever you’re interested in opening a bakery or even a farmer’s market stand, let me know. :) I bake on the side, it’s my passion. Feel free to contact me anytime. :) I too live in Toronto. :)

All the best,

Natalya April 8, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Hi Angela,

Do you have an email address where you can be reached?


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 9, 2013 at 8:23 am

Yes it’s at the bottom of my About page – thanks!

Sarah April 9, 2013 at 3:02 am

Hi Angela,

What an amazing journey you’ve been on. Congratulations on so many levels. I stumbled across you Blog a couple of days ago and I’m hooked!

Thanks you for kindly taking the time to share your life with us all.

Keep up the amazing work.


PS Loving the Wedding dress!

Tiffany April 10, 2013 at 1:08 pm


I came across your blog by accident… or so I thought. After reading your story however, I don’t believe it was by accident at all! About five months ago I completed intensive inpatient treatment for my eating disorder. Like you, I was diagnosed with anorexia/ ED-NOS. I want to thank you for being so brave and sharing your story. I’m still in outpatient treatment, and I know that I have a long road ahead of me, but your story has inspired me and has given me hope! I too became obsessed with the number on the scale. My second week into treatment, I gave up my scale and haven’t weighed myself since. Sometimes I get the urge to, but I know that it would not be beneficial for me or my recovery. Not counting calories has been a bit more challenging for me. It comforts me to know that I am not the only one who has relapsed in counting calories. I love your emphasis on fitness being play instead of work. I have recently been exploring new fitness activities and have fallen in love with rock climbing! It’s a healthy activity where I don’t think about how many calories I’m burning or my body image. Anyway, I really just wanted to say thank you so much for sharing your story (and recipes!). It has made my week! I look forward to your cookbook :)


Valentina Zenkl April 10, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Angela, thank you thank you for this blog! <3 I've been a vegetarian for 6 years, started when I decided to be one when I turned 15 but my family said I was too young to be vegan and I had to wait till my 21st birthday (which is this month!!!) to be allowed to try being vegan. They gave me a 30-day trial, saying that if they noticed that I was too weak, obsessive, unhappy or that I was disrupting the family or even too complicated, that they would immediately remove their support. I'm moving back to my native country, Mexico, in the summer. Mexico is a very very traditional place, vegans are non-existent. There are some very rare vegetarians out there.
I need your help!!! Is there any way you can give me some advice to make my transition as smooth and healthy as happy as possible so that I can prove to my family that I can do this for life??? Your help would change my life!!!! Nobody else who's close to me has no idea about how much I want this and can't understand this drive I have towards veganism at all.
I would appreciate more than you'll ever know!!! ^^ you're such an inspiration!

Angela (Oh She Glows) April 11, 2013 at 10:51 am

Hi Valentina, Thanks for your comment! I suggest checking out my Vegan 101 series – http://ohsheglows.com/2012/12/31/vegan-how-to-series-introduction-why-this-series/ you can find links to all the posts at the bottom. goodluck!

Bill April 11, 2013 at 5:39 pm

You are very brave Angela. I never had an eating disorder so I can’t imagine you day to day struggles. I do know that for me food is my medicine. I eat “foods that heal” to address any given health issue and it works. Great site!

Delani April 27, 2013 at 9:17 am

I have gotten through an eating disorder & now my husband has realized a number of food allergies. I’m now looking for gluten/wheat-free recipes without tomato & onion (two of my favorites!), which is how i found your blog. I love the photos and the fact you label ‘gluten free’ etc. ☺

Natalya April 27, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Hi, how do I subscribe to your blog- I can’t seem to find a place on the page to leave my email address.

Thanks and kind regards,


Maria April 29, 2013 at 4:33 pm

just wanted to say thank you for such an amazing, well-executed, and inspirational blog! i am also someone with an eating disorder in her past. i’ve since replaced binge eating with a much healthier diet. i am trying to make the transition to full vegan. i am around meat eaters (including my significant other) a lot and it’s not always easy but i feel like this is the right choice for me. i am also in desperate need of creative recipes to incorporate into my diet and your blog is perfect. thanks so much, and kudos to you!

Paulina April 29, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Hello! I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am that I found this site. I am recovering from an eating disorder and trying to maintain a vegetarian lifestyle. I never know what to eat and it stresses me out so much. I can’t wait to try some of these recipes! Thank you!

Christa May 1, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Hey Angela, I’m starting up a blog while traveling and I was wondering if I could ask you a couple questions about what it’s actually like maintaining a site regularly, and if you have any recommendations or advice!
Hoping this finds you in happiness and health!

Jen Brice May 6, 2013 at 10:31 pm

In the spring of 2008, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. After surgery to remove her right breast and many lymph nodes, my mom has been dealing with lymphedema the past five years. On a recent CAT scan, a few small tumors were found where her lymph nodes used to be and they are slowly growing and causing my moms lymphedema to be even worse causing her constant pain on top of the stress of the news. My mom has decided to take an all natural path to healing with Dr. Keith Nemec at Total Health Institute in Wheaton, IL. The treatment plan is very thorough, my mom is completely changing her diet to eat an all vegetarian diet that avoids all sugars, meats, dairy, and processed foods. The treatments with Dr. Nemec are all natural and will take the next six months to cure my mom of cancer. Due to the high success rate and insurance not covering any of the treatments, my parents are facing a very large medical bill of which they’ve had to take a huge loan out to pay for it. I’ve set up a free fundraiser website so that I can help my parents pay for my moms medical bills. Any amount helps. Your wonderful blog has helped my mom with her transition into her vegan lifestyle. Thank you for your awesomeness!


Shanna May 13, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Hi Angela,

I’ve been vegan 1 year now. I just stumbled upon Oh She Glows when I was looking up vegan desserts. I read your whole story and everything and I just hope you know how incredible and inspiring you are. In addition to being absolutely beautiful inside and out. I love all your stories and all the pictures and everything you post. You are so helpful. NOBODY except other vegans knows how hard it is to be vegan. And you are helping people so much with all your recipes. I can’t wait to get started trying some. I’m so excited deciding which one I wanna do first. maybe the green monster or the vegan irish coffee! Wow that sounded good!! Just wanna say thanks for doing this blog in the first place. Can’t wait to keep following Oh She Glows. And you do glow! :)

Angela (Oh She Glows) May 14, 2013 at 8:02 am

Hey Shanna, Thanks so much for your lovely note! :) So happy you are enjoying the blog & recipes. *smiling*

Sidney Blanford May 18, 2013 at 9:41 am


My educational psychology professor once told me, “Gratitude without expression is like wrapping a gift without ever giving it.” So, I wanted to take the time to thank your for the motivation, inspiration, and determination that ‘Oh She Glows’ has instilled in me.

Your story, recipes, writing, photography, etc are all so inspiring. I am so grateful to have stumbled upon this site.

Can’t wait to continue following you and this site on your journey!


Stephanie Howard May 20, 2013 at 5:06 pm

I just learned about your blog from Healthy, Happy Life. Thanks for sharing your story with the world, it is very inspirational!

cynthia dessen May 28, 2013 at 3:04 pm

I made your vegan and gluten free brownies from your online recipe. I have a question: does the ground flax mixed with water=an egg(the recipe referred to flax egg)? If I wanted them a bit sweeter but didn’t want to use the 1 cup sugar, what would be a good vegan substitute? thanks, Cynthia Dessen

Sarah June 1, 2013 at 3:12 am

Hi Angela ,

I think you are so brave, overcoming your eating disorder.

I have had one myself and moving on was the hardest thing I have ever done.

Everyone was convinced that my choosing to be vegan was a form of restriction.

Here I am a few years recovered, happy healthy and vegan.

Here I am a few years recovered happy,healthy and a very proud vegan.

Riley June 9, 2013 at 8:10 am

So uhhh… how environmentally friendly might those highlights be?

Jeannette June 26, 2013 at 12:59 am

Just Stop… please ,can you not appreciate the overall message and vibe of this blog.
Wisdom teaches that mere humans learn to tolerate some measure of contradiction and inconsistency in this imperfect thing called life. This young woman is choosing to share the gifts she has to inspire others towards a healthier lifestyle, and yes she is beautiful because of it. Stop hating and find a way to contribute to others as she has done and you might actually become a happier person with less of a need to be so mean spirited.

Riley June 26, 2013 at 9:06 am

I’m not trying to be mean but to make her really think about it instead.

Theresa June 14, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Thank you SO much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment, I felt like a celebrity was commenting :) I’m glad you read my post and know how much I love your blogs and you, you’ve been really inspirational to me for living a healthy lifestyle! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks again for stopping by my little blog, it truly made my day!

I couldn’t find an email to reply to, so I hope it’s ok to post here. xoxo

Resa July 4, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Dear Angela,
I feel touched while reading you blog. Thank you for sharing your own personal story, it is such a comfort to me! I am 20 years old and have suffered from eating disorders for a couple of years now. After very bad and extremely complicated episodes of anorexia and bulimia nervosa, I am now in a state of recoverey, but far from healthy and healed. Your story is such an inspiration to me! I really want to make it, like you did, and start into a healthy life. I also experiment with vegan food and I do think it is a good alternative. Right now, I haven’t found my balance yet, but I have kind of a plan: eating clean, healthy and natural while taking up running again. Again, your story motivates me and it shows that it IS possible to get over an eating disorder, even if it had been taking control of you for many years. You are an idol on my way! Thank you.

Laura July 14, 2013 at 11:15 pm

Your story sounds a lot like me! I’m starting college to be a psychologist though I’m really passionate about cooking, how did you learn to create your own recipes? And how/where did you get the courage to do a career shift?

Angela (Oh She Glows) July 15, 2013 at 8:23 am

Hey Laura, My cooking knowledge is self taught – lots of reading & practice :) Good luck with your own goals!

Laura July 16, 2013 at 12:19 am

You sound a lot like me! I’m going to college to study psychology (and maybe anthropology) but my real passion is food/cooking/baking. How did you get the courage to leave your job and start your own business? Also how do you come up with your own recipes? Like how do you know how much of what do add in to make something work?

Momo July 17, 2013 at 2:07 am

I am inspired by your story. When I got pregnant, that’s the time I realized how important healthy foods are. I need and I want to be healthy especially for my baby. When I started eating fruits and veggies, I began to love them more and more. You know it’s not easy to be fully vegan if others in your family are not vegans and some of them don’t want to. With that, no matter how I want to eat straight veggies, sometimes meat and fast foods are still served in our daily meal. Some of my relatives likes junk foods and the likes. However, by reading your blog, it gives me strength to slowly make a step into a vegan and fight the strong urge to eat unhealthy foods. I also want to introduce my baby into the healthy-eating world. Thanks for sharing your story. :)

Chloe, uk July 27, 2013 at 4:59 am

Wonderful story :) I’m so pleased you have been able to recover in such an amazing way. I’ve just discovered your blog and I haven’t stopped reading it for 3 hours. Cannot wait to try some of these recipes!

Margaret August 1, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Hi Angela,
I’m a teenager with a love for vegan food! Your website has actually inspired me to go vegan! All your recipes are so delicious and healthful! Thanks so much for the inspiration

elizabeth dobbins August 6, 2013 at 10:10 am

Please recreate ANY Earth cafe vegan desserts.

Jane August 8, 2013 at 3:05 pm

I just read your story and I am inspired by you! I’ve been checking your blog daily to see recipes but haven’t read your story until now. Thanks for creating delicious and healthy vegan recipes. Good luck with your cookbook! Can’t wait!

Grace August 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm

You are very beautiful and inspiring! Thank you for sharing all your health recipes, fitness tips, and personal life posts :)

Hannah August 15, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I love your blog and have lost track of how many recipes I’ve tried and loved. This is random, but I was wondering what you feed your cat. Cats are naturally carnivores but I know vegan cat foods are out there. Do you know if any of them are good options for cats, or if they are healthier eating meat?

lesley kim August 16, 2013 at 12:06 am

you are so inspirational =)


Ava-Rose August 16, 2013 at 3:25 am

My name is Ava-Rose and I am 15 and live in Los Angeles. My friend recently convinced to try being vegan (I have been vegetarian my whole life), and I stumbled upon your website while searching for vegan dessert recipes. Since then I have become completely obsessed and bake a new recipe of yours every day! I used to think the only way to be healthy was to not eat sugar and restrict yourself to boring, bland foods, but after trying out all of your amazing recipes, I can see that being healthy can be delicious! I just wanted to write to you to say thank you for being so creative and inspirational, I really appreciate it.

Amy August 22, 2013 at 11:51 pm

I’ve been meaning to write something here for awhile… Your blog has changed my life. I’m 32 , throughout my life I’ve had a variety of issues ear problems and pain, bulimia, ADD, mood swings, skin problems, fogginess etc. While I’ve always ate what I thought was healthy (and I live in Boulder Co so I have some idea), I would wait to start eating till I was finished for the day with work or errands or anything that I needed to feel good for because food made me feel bad. I thought maybe I had a gluten allergy and someone said to me this past April, that it sounded like dairy. I was horrifiedI grew up in Ohio and there’s no way I could be allergic to dairy but, I had a cup of black coffee the next morning and it was like night and day. I felt awake and alert and more alive than ever before in my life (this is like hour 1 too). So I stopped then and thereI felt amazing for 12 hours and then I got really sick for like 3 days but my ear pain stopped (pain I’ve had my entire life). After 24 hours I lost 6 lbs and a shoe size. I could focus, I could control my emotions, I was a new person. Since then I’ve been following your blog and recipes (I cook 6 nights a week). My boyfriends cholesterol dropped by 60 points after having tried everything else. I’ve realized that the only foods I used to purge when I was bulimic were yogurt and ice cream. Fridays at school were hell for me as a child and I now know it was the weekly “treat” of peanut butter and butter sandwiches instead of jelly. I feel like it took me 32 years to figure it out and that sucks but I’m so grateful to have a life that’s better and for your blog and recipes. Thank you so much,

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 26, 2013 at 9:17 am

Hi Amy, Your story brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for sharing! I’m so thrilled to hear how well you and your boyfriend are doing. All my best, Angela

ann beatty August 27, 2013 at 12:18 am

Great recipes but I had real problems trying to print out the print version – ended up with 5 pages of adverts and messages until I got to the recipe – This was on the page especially designated to print recipe from – is there a problem with this page? it was for the crispy peanut butter cookies, recipe id 6037958. i had checked my computer settings and print settings so can’t understand why this occurred.

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 27, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Hi Ann, I just tried printing it and I didn’t have this issue. Can you confirm that this is the recipe you are printing? http://ohsheglows.com/recipage/?recipe_id=6037958 If you continue to experience problems, please email Recipage: [email protected] thanks!

Cat September 1, 2013 at 2:02 pm

I’ve been using your recipes for SO long, and I had no idea that you suffered from an eating disorder. I also had an eating disorder, and every day I recover more. Your blog gives me so much hope that one day, my eating habits will be totally “normal”, that one day I’ll work out for fun, and that it IS possible to be a vegan without an eating disorder. Thank you so much for your blog and your inspiring story! <3 much love, keep posting amazing recipes and resources!

Chau September 10, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Dear Angela,

I stumbled upon your blog while trying to vegan recipes, and let’s just say that your website is now one of my top bookmarks, and that I check it everyday for peace and comfort. The recipes are all beautiful (and tasty) and always inspire me to start cooking! I have always been the “chubby” one of the family, and still struggle with my weight, but after years of being mis-educated nutritionally, things are FINALLY coming together: I started reading up on nutrition, blogs and varied opinions, and have pieced together my own verdict on how to be healthy. It’s been years of war, restricting food, counting calories…but now, I just pay attention to the good foods, avoid unnatural products, and pace myself (coupled with a growing love of running!) and while I haven’t “shed 10 pounds in 10 days!” there’s a slow, but steady change. I love myself more, and your story and blog are a big reason.

hawley September 12, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Hi! I LOVE your blog and recommend it to everyone I know who is interested in vegan fare or becoming a vegan. I love it. I trust you at this point, to always have a good recipe. Never made anything of yours that wasn’t great.

So… I just wanted to offer up an idea of something I don’t think you’ve made yet? A balela salad – like TJ’s has, but your own? A chickpea based sort of salad. Would love to try one with your take on it :) Cheers!

Sanne September 20, 2013 at 2:08 am

Hi Angela,
Thank you so much for writing your blog, you are a tru inspiration. I am trying to start a new and healthier life, and I need all the motivation and inspiration I can get :) So thanks for making it easier :D

Andrea September 26, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Love it!! It must be crazy to see the change in before and after photos for yourself. I had no idea you were in Canada – I just figured I’d come across arguably the best blog ever and that was it. We’re practically neighbors! So excited. Lol!!

Angela (Oh She Glows) September 27, 2013 at 8:19 am

aww you are so sweet!! Happy to be your neighbour. ;) Maybe we’ll run into each other some day!

dishing up the dirt October 8, 2013 at 5:35 pm

I just wanted to say thank you! I have been reading your blog for years now. My husband and I are organic vegetable farmers in Oregon. Your recipes are the inspiration for many of our meals. Thank you so much!

Emily October 11, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Oh why didn’t I find your website sooner?! You have such great ideas and recipes I just can’t wait to try them all! I’m definitely starting on those Green Monsters today! Thank you for being such an inspiration!

Jennifer October 16, 2013 at 1:14 pm

I cannot view any of the recipes- they all say “comments closed. ” when I click on them. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Angela (Oh She Glows) October 18, 2013 at 6:18 am

Hi Jennifer, It should be working now, sorry about that! Recipage had some issues last week.

Jennifer B.T. October 24, 2013 at 10:30 am

It’s October 2013 and I just found your blog. I’ve been trying to change my lifestyle so I can be healthier and I’m so happy I found “Oh She Glows.” I’ve tried several of your recipes and loved them. Even my family is eating them… and that’s saying something. So excited for your cookbook. Many blessings to you.

Angela (Oh She Glows) October 24, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Hey Jennifer, Oh I’m so happy you enjoy the blog – welcome! :)

Barbara October 26, 2013 at 11:03 am

Your carrot cake oatmeal looks great, but I like to use steel cut oatmeal. Any suggestions for how to substitute it for the rolled oats.

Noëlla Valente October 29, 2013 at 2:55 pm

To Angela,
Thank you for the chili recipe. It was the perfect idea for the autumn season with the chilly weather. Thanks again!

darcey October 29, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Hello Angela
Had to stop by to tell you that I just love love love this site.
Your recipes are so good I have been trying them out non stop since finding your blog. I have just set up my own blog last week, www.barenaturals.org but its really early days for me and I have a long way to go yet but I wanted to thank you for your inspiring story.
Love and light

Kyra October 30, 2013 at 4:22 pm

I love this blog. I am journeying through an eating disorder myself, and while I have been in places that had me too afraid to even make the recipes here, I am excited that I feel strong enough to overcome that.
You are beautiful — truly glowing inside and out! I should cite you for that…

Take care and keep fighting the good fight!

Angela (Oh She Glows) October 30, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Thanks for your lovely comment Kyra! Wishing you all the best with your recovery :)

Ryan October 31, 2013 at 1:59 am

Your recipes are awesome… and your life looks like a Kashi ad.

Emily November 2, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Angela, I am so inspired after reading your story and pinning many of your recipes. My husband was recently diagnosed with bile duct cancer and we have been on the hunt for vegan friendly recipes to enter into our lifestyle to help combat his diagnosis. Your site has really been a tremendous help in getting our refrigerator organized. May God pour out his favor on you and your family.

Tessa Koller November 3, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Hello Angela,
I am a new fan! I’ve camped out on your blog for weeks now looking at recipes and can’t wait to try them! I’ve been thinking about slowly transitioning to vegan and have had some anxieties about that but have heard only wonderful benefits about going vegan. Every day this week I am going to try your recipes and see how I feel! I’m excited to try them! I really struggle with fatigue due to a condition I have (genetic disorder) and I think these recipes might solve a lot of my issues with skin problems and my disorder. This is so inspiring! I too love blogging and your blog really inspires me! Thank you for all these wonderful recipes and can’t wait to try them!! :)

Leah Berg November 10, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Thank you for your blog! As a girl suffering with ulcerative colitis (a inflammatory bowel disease) I have found incredible (and, at least right now) complete healing of my symptoms with natural medicine and vegan eating (my complete story is on my little blog www.treasureandheart.com). Your blog has been a HUGE resource for me and immense motivation to continue on this healthy road. I look to your recipes almost daily for new, yummy, and ultimately healing foods for my body. Can’t wait for your cookbook!

Jaclyn November 19, 2013 at 9:22 pm

I feel like I owe you a “Thank You” for introducing me to the blogosphere. Your blog was the first I read back in 2008 and now I’m not only hooked, I finally started my own. Your blog meet-up was also the first one I attended!
Thank you for leading the way, Angela. You’re wonderful. xo

Ashley Anderson November 26, 2013 at 11:53 am

Hi Angela!! I am absolutely loving your site!! You have some amazing recipes and make going plant based so doable and delicious!! I work at a website called the plant based diet founded by phoebe Chongchua and we are basically trying to achieve the same goals. Getting people to eat healthier. I was wondering if you would like to collaborate at all with our company or even support it. We are doin something called the plant based challenge an are trying to get as many people as possible to join. It’s basically a way for people to start off on the right path. It’s at theplantbasedchallenge.com. I would even love to interview you and feature you and/or your recipes on our website. Please let me know whether or not you are interested!! Sincerely Ashley Anderson :-)

saniel November 27, 2013 at 7:27 am

Do a post on Your refrigerator/freezer. How you keep your staples, what u buy most of, where you keep it in your box, freezer staples etc. Thanks

Moxy Foxy December 1, 2013 at 1:53 pm

I just wanted to tell you how excited I am to have found your blog! I’ve been spending the past 6 plus months working to be healthier and stronger in my life. I just needed to make some changes and get my life together. I’ve been able to lose about 20 lbs and drop 3 dress sizes. I have the stamina now to work out 6 days a week and run 2x a week (YES!). I’ve been vegetarian for about 4 yrs now, but not truly a healthful eater. I decided I wanted to try a more plant based diet. A friend at work who is vegan directed me to your site for recipes, inspiration and ideas on how to go about doing this whole vegan thang lol. THANK YOU THANK YOU!! You’ve got great great great recipes and I’ve enjoyed using them.

I’ve even cooked them and taken to meat eating parties!! I contributed the lentil walnut loaf with maple apple glaze for a wine tasting night. Also did your vegan chocolate cupcakes with a vegan chocolate frosting for another party. Both of them were very well received!! I have such a love for cooking, but never seemed to have the time. When I decided to really work on my food habits your blog came to the rescue with such amazing and enjoyable recipes. I’ve been cooking at least 3-4 times a week and LOVING IT!!

Just wanted to reach out and let you know how inspiring you’ve been. I truly appreciate all of your hard work with this blog. I’ve already pre ordered your book as well!. Again thank you thank you thank you :-) :-) :-)

Angela (Oh She Glows) December 1, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I am truly inspired by your story and I’m so happy that my blog could be a part in your journey. Thanks so much for trying out so many recipes; I’m so happy they are well received by others too. All my best!

Shasta December 2, 2013 at 10:35 am

I am thankful for my healthy, happy children. And thank you for all of your delicious recipes. They love your food combinations, so thanks for the inspiration. Happy Holidays!

Sara Schueneman December 3, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Looks like a great site! Looking forward to sharing these recipes with my family this holiday season…

Dionne Zachos December 5, 2013 at 3:05 pm

I just wanted say that I love this site. My son and daughter-in-law are vegans and can’t eat gluten products. I have made some of your recipes for them. Not only did they love it, but the non-vegans were impressed as well. Thank you.

Angela (Oh She Glows) December 6, 2013 at 9:09 am

Hi Dionne, I’m so happy to hear this! Thanks for letting me know :)

Alison December 7, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Hi Angela,

I’ve been following your blog now for about six months and I just wanted to let you know how much I love it, and not only that, how it has been such a big help to me in my life! I’ve been a vegetarian for a long time now, and I always loved to cook, but when I was diagnosed with celiac disease I became super sad and lost interest in food, cooking, and healthy eating. I still think it’s really hard to be gluten-free veg in a small town and I really, really wish I didn’t have celiac disease. But your recipes have totally perked up my interest in cooking and I’m eating a lot healthier now. I feel like I am getting control over my health again. I look all over the internet for recipes, but yours are by far the best.

Thank you so much! I think you are awesome and a huge inspiration.

– Alison

Dj Hansen December 10, 2013 at 9:56 am

I stumbled across your recipage about a year ago when I decided to cut back on animal protein consumption. A year later both my husband & I are 99% vegitarian and loving it. I have made a dozen or more of your recipes and have shared your information to countless friends and clients. Thank you!

Carissa December 18, 2013 at 6:10 am

I’m so happy to have found your blog. You are a breath of fresh air. :) I look forward to trying your recipes. Where are the best stores to find hard items like raw cacao or raw coconut oil?

Emily December 25, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Hi Angela,
My friend and I decided to become vegan in the new year, but we had trouble finding inspiration and good recipes for snacks and desserts…until we found your blog!! Thank you so much for doing this. I appreciate it so much; your pictures are phenomenal as is your story about your change with your relationship with food. You’re awesome!!

Angela (Oh She Glows) December 26, 2013 at 10:49 am

Hey Emily, Thanks so much for your lovely note! So glad you are enjoying the blog.

Valerie December 27, 2013 at 9:25 am

Hi Angela,

I’m a freelance writer for Glamour’s website and working on a roundup of recipes from our favorite healthy food bloggers. We love your blog and would be potentially interested in including it in our roundup. Please email me if you’re interested in being included. I have a tight deadline and will need a headshot and info by Dec. 29.


Chantell January 13, 2014 at 12:48 am

Your story is very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

Kaitlyn January 23, 2014 at 7:45 pm

i’ve always been a fan of your blog but I just revisited for the first time in a while and re-fell in love! i love the latest design and updates, your ‘about’ section, and your value of balance. I enjoy plant based diets and am always so inspired (and drooling) over your meals. can’t wait for the release of your cookbook! congrats on your journey thus far!! :) xo Kaitlyn

jessie January 25, 2014 at 11:52 am

Hi Angela,
I’m a long-time reader, first time commenter. I’ve been reading your blog since 2010, and I think what first drew me to your blog was your shift from dieter to mindful eater. I’ve included your blog under my “links” page of my blog, let me know if that is ok (I like to include blogs I follow on my blog).

Hayley January 26, 2014 at 9:50 pm

You are so inspirational! I have well struggled/struggling with an eating disorder and horrible body image. It is a sickening feeling waking up everyday being uncomfortable in your own skin. I one your recipes, you are one of many I follow and I hope one day I can trull find balance like you!
I do have one question for you though.
I know you don’t count calories and I totally support that.
I tried that for a bit and it was a nightmare.
But are you more conscious of the amount of calories your eating, trying to stay within a limit, or are you just eating to feel satisfied? Im truly curious because right now I’m not sure about the amount of calories I should consume daily.
Before Ive eaten way to little so Im scared that my body will go into starvation mode I just do not know the limit?

Hope all is well

francesca January 30, 2014 at 9:47 pm

Your Blog is perfection! Way to go!

Kali January 31, 2014 at 6:57 pm

Hi Angela,

My name is Kali and I graduated from the University of Calgary about a year ago. I have worked for a bit in corporate Calgary and find myself, like your research job-self, very unfulfilled. I have been very into eating healthy and making good choices my entire life, however the past six months I have really taken an interest in the vegetarian/vegan lifestyle. I also enjoy experimenting in the kitchen and although sometimes my creations don’t quite turn out I still enjoy the process.

I am in the process of starting up my own food/lifestyle blog to share my passion with others. However I find myself unsure of where to start, I routinely write a post, then delete it. I genuinely admire what you are doing and frequently visit your blog for healthy new ideas to make for my boyfriend and I.

I was hoping that you could possibly share some wisdom about blogging with me or even some tips regarding what not to do when starting your blog. You are definitely one of the people I look up to and I would just love some advice to get me going.

Whenever you have a chance it would be great to hear back from you.



MC February 3, 2014 at 2:50 pm

I found your blog just a few days ago, I was surfing the internet for some great vegan dishes. I am struggling with an eating disorder as well and I am just now starting to take control of my life again and start eating, something that I have not done regularly in a while. I want to thank you so much Angela for this blog, all the recipes are just what I’m looking for, I am a vegan and have been ever since I was born, and I know that is something that I definitely don’t want to change.

Leah Banton February 13, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Hi Angela!
I discovered your blog in May of 2013 and boy am I glad I did! Your recipes has completely changed how I eat and have made it possible to keep my family of four (including 2 picky toddlers) eating nutritious healthy meals every day! There’s also the added bonus of my using your recipes and exercising regularly helped me lose that last 15 lbs of baby weight :)

Thank you for changing how I see food :)
Leah Banton

Kim February 13, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Where can I find the Goji berries and are they a seasonal fruit? Thank you. Love your site.

Krystel February 23, 2014 at 11:43 pm

i didnt know where to write this … so there it goes!
I just received your book… and i’ve never been happier to receive a book in my life.
It’s only been a month that i found your site and since i cannot live without. I cant even find the words to describe how your recipes are AMAZING. i’m not even a vegan and i think i will ever be one but i just love how healthy all of your recipes are!
i read all your book and SERIOUSLY .. WOW . i’ve been just bragging it to all my friend and coworkers and i’m from quebec and even if my friends only talk french they still want your book. it’s just too simple and too good to be true.
i dont know if you will read this but just keep going . you have a BIG talent and i love how all of your recipes are TASTY AND FABULOUS !

Angela (Oh She Glows) February 24, 2014 at 8:22 am

Oh my gosh, thank you so much!! Your comment totally made my life. haha. I’m so thrilled that you love my cookbook so much! Thank you for picking it up!! xo

Sarah Burns February 27, 2014 at 6:51 am

You have an amazing website! I heard about you from Megan with Detoxinista, and I’ve just pre-ordered your book. I look forward to following your blog. My husband and I live a whole foods plan based lifestyle. It is truly a wonderful way of life. Thank you for sharing your awesome and positive life with us!

Angela (Oh She Glows) February 27, 2014 at 11:58 am

Hi Sarah, Welcome! And thank you for your kind words and for supporting the book. I hope you enjoy it!!

Rachael February 27, 2014 at 12:59 pm

FYI- if you click on Britts and Emilia’s link it goes to a porn site.

Inspired by: lovely blog readers. Also, check out Britt’s and Emilia’s versions too.

Read more: http://ohsheglows.com/2012/03/23/green-monster-vegan-overnight-oats-getting-back-into-running/#ixzz2uXvrmZZb

C L March 2, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Hi Angela, I wanted to ask you a few questions about your journey, especially in relation to your college experience. However, I’m not sure how to reach you privately (you probably get a lot of spammers). If you could reply at my email, that would be great! Thanks :)

Tiffany S March 6, 2014 at 6:30 pm

I just found your blog and I can’t wait to try some of these recipes!!!! :)

Carm March 7, 2014 at 8:59 am

Hello Angela,

What a wonderfully, inspirational blog you’ve created. I think the only thing missing is the nutritional information for each and every recipe. Although I can appreciate how difficult this would be, I really look for it when considering a recipe. That being said, if the recipe intrigues me, I look at the ingredients and go from there to decide if I will make it or not. Please forgive this small criticism, it’s just that your website would be perfect if it had this additional component. Thanks so much, Carm

carla March 8, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Just found your blog! It’s great.


Chelsey March 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm

I just came across your blog and I love the content. I really look forward to trying some of your recipes. I am a fellow blogger at domesticingenuity.com and I definitely will be back to read more about your fitness articles as well!!

Ramona March 10, 2014 at 2:47 pm

I just cooked two FANTASTIC items from your cookbook and plan to post on my blog. I will photograph, and post your web information so they can buy your cookbook. I have 10+ recipes already flagged to make! We made the Marinated Tempeh (off the charts), served with a side of scallop potatoes and your Creamy Tomato Soup. Look forward to cooking more recipes! Once I post, I’ll send you a link so you can see!! smithsvegankitchen.blogspot.com

Carla March 10, 2014 at 10:00 pm

I am so excited! Received your cookbook on Thursday couldn’t out it down all weekend. Already planned meals for week day by day. I have been eating vegan and vegetarian since Jan I’ve dropped 8 lbs and hubby has dropped 13. We feel great been fixing your recipes for over a year from blog but now it’s serious. You inspire those of us that have been on roller coaster diets to eat healthily and eat plant based. I tell at least one per on a day of your cookbook. Thank you for all your devotion!
Southern girl eating right!

Tiffany March 19, 2014 at 10:14 pm

Glad I found your site! Can’t wait to come back soon :)

Eriya March 21, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Hi. I just wanted to say that I’ve been looking though your a-z index of recipes and it’s not working properly. If the list is too long it just cuts off which makes it a lot more difficult to go through all of your recipes (like I’ve been doing). Is this anything you are going to fix at some point? It would be really lovely to be able to use the index properly as you have so many wonderful recipes.

Thank you for creating this blog. It’s so lovely and full of great recipes :)

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 23, 2014 at 8:34 am

Hi Eriya, Can you send me a link to an example of the index cutting off? I’m not sure what you mean. Thanks!

Eiya March 23, 2014 at 10:28 am


If you click P-S for instance which has a lot of recipes it cuts off at Superfood Green Monster. I don’t think it’s the last recipe as the line is supposed to go under it to kind of encase the recipes (as it does in some of the ones with shorter lists) and it doesn’t there. Also, upon going through all of your recipes in your index, I’m finding new ones if I search through your site manually one by one. So either they are not all in the recipe index or the recipe index is cutting off recipes if the amount of recipes are too many to fit x amount of lines (I would imagine). It would be great if you could look into it :) Thank you for getting back to me.

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 24, 2014 at 8:31 am

Hi Eiya,

Thanks for your reply! I actually don’t add new recipes to Recipage anymore because we will be shifting over to our own system at some point. So that’s why you don’t see all my new recipes (from the past year or so) on the Recipage. I looked at the page you mentioned and I’m not sure if they are being cut off…looks fine to me, but I’ll keep an eye on it anyway. Hope this helps! :)

Ashley March 21, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Hi Angela!

I wanted to drop a note to you and give you a very long over due thank you.
I realize that you may not be the one reading all of your comments, but I need show my appreciation from the bottom of my heart.
About 3 years ago, i posted on the clean eating websites message boards about my issues with eating disorders. I clearly remember posting about not being able to even fathom eating 1500 calories a day, let alone not ” negating” them all though working out. I was crying out for help, and you heard me and answered. I remember you saying that one day I would get there, there was a light at the end of the tunnel and to just keep pushing though. You have been such an inspiration to me. I can now say that I have conquered anorexia, and bulimia and im still working on binge eating. I have gone back and forth many times since i found your blog that day with being vegan, and im happy to say i am back on the plant based diet. i just read your article on binge eating and again, you have enlightened me in so many ways. it was exactly what i needed to read. I am so thankful you took the time years ago to answer me when i needed advice the most. You are in inspiration, and im so happy to see you have had such success with this blog and i will be running out tonight to buy your new book.

with many thanks, Ashley

Amy March 25, 2014 at 10:59 am

Hello Angela,
I just recently “stumbled” upon your blog (a link from another link, and so on). I really love your story, as it is inspiring. I just read today’s post (Tues 3/25/14 with your recipes for the salad, hummus and Lemon Salad Dressing. Outstanding recipes and WONDERFUL Blog!! I subscribed for daily alerts when you post.

***My question though is this: I am seriously thinking of purchasing a Food Processor and have done some research. I’m currently “leaning” towards buying the “Cuisinart CSB-79 Smart Stick 2-Speed 200-watt Immersion Hand Blender with Attachments” but I’ve heard that the “Ninja Master Prep (QB900B)” is good too.

I want a device that can really grind, blend, and mix “harder” foods such as nuts and beans.

What Food Processor do you use, as I see the picture there on today’s post? Or, if there are any others you use or know of, I’m really interested in hearing.

Thank you.


marie davis March 27, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Hi, could you tell me the brand and model/style of your kitchen sink? Thank you!

I am happy I found your site!


Amy April 1, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Hello Angela,
I’m really happy I stumbled upon your blog recently. I love it! I have a quick question though…in today’s Post “Green Warrior Protein Smoothie” (Tues 4/1/14), I see you have a picture of the Food Processor/Blender. I’ve been thinking of purchasing one, and there are a lot of great ones out there (Ninja, CuisenArt, NutraBullet and others). Can you please tell me the one you use? I’m looking for one that will be able to grind up stuff like Garbonzo Beans and even seeds really well (Immersion).

Thank you!
~Amy :-)

Brandy Flotten April 7, 2014 at 10:55 am

thank you so much for sharing the green warrior smoothie! I made it for a “clean and green” luncheon I hosted for my girlfriends! I would love to send you samples of an award-winning certified organic skincare company from the U.K. called Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic. Our Wild Rose Beauty Balm will be another reason you glow!
Thanks again for your inspiration!

Joanne Irwin April 8, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Greetings and congrats, Angela. One of my class participants told us about your blog and cookbook. I teach for PCRM. Our last class in our Food for Life series is a potluck and someone prepared your tasty ‘Chocolate Protein Bites’. They were delicious, chock full of healthy Omega 3’s! I’d like to put the recipe on my website, and tell people about you, your blog and cookbook. Please let me know if that’s OK. Appreciate your story, your journey, your transition to health and wellness, and now to spreading that healing message through your photography and culinary artistry. I’ll be buying your book asap. Thanks so much!

Kimberly April 16, 2014 at 9:18 pm

I held your fabulous cookbook IN MY HANDS TODAY! It was magical and I looked through every page, skimming recipes and admiring photos. I am not currently in a position to purchase this delightful book, but it will be my next cookbook for sure! Congratulations on a beautiful job and a beautiful story. Your story is marvelously encouraging.

Audrey Wilcox April 17, 2014 at 5:49 pm

Your site, your recipes, and your story are fabulous!! I just discovered Oh She Glows today and can’t wait to read more and try lots of great new healthy recipes!!
Keep up the wonderful blog!
Audrey Wilcox

Tracey April 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Hi! I just tried the beet shake (my first beet ever) and loved it! thank you. But I am supposedly allergic to COCONUT OIL. What other product has the same health benefits? I’m frustrated as 3 health practitioners told me the nausea and occasional vomiting I’ve had when eating a coconut chocolate is my body’s way of telling me I am not supposed to eat it. But could it just be a texture thing?

Courtney Brown April 22, 2014 at 1:29 pm


I absolutely love your blog. I have always used your recipes but until today (when I found the “About” section) never knew the story about how you made a career out of combining your passion, your health, and your recovery. It is truly a beautiful thing. I have a very similar story and have learned so much about self-care and self-love by eating a plant-based healthy diet.

You are an exceptionally talented in the kitchen! And from what I can tell from your blog, a beautiful, amazing person all around. Thank you for sharing all your love and creativity with us.

All the best,
Courtney xo

P.S. I am making your Cheezy Summer Pasta for dinner tomorrow night, with the Flax Balls for dessert!

Sandra April 22, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Dear Angela,

A friend of mine recommended me your page because I want to go vegan. First thing I did was reading your “about me” and I could see my own life in your description. I am struggling with eating disorder as well and you give me hope that you can get rid of it. My relationship is suffering and I need to find my way and be happy. I will let you know about my efforts and how I am going to feel with vegan food. I admire you already. Big hug Sandra

fran April 22, 2014 at 3:10 pm

I Adore your website and will look forward to your book. I have a question. I’ve read about being vegan long term and it seems one does have to take supplements. They confuse me. I wondered how you deal with this. Fran

Karen Hummer April 22, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Angela, firstly, you have made a huge difference in my lifestyle. I came across your blog. Over the years, reading about factory farming was alarming…and was a swing back and forth meat eater for years. Recently I became more involved in learning about what is in our food supply and what certain chemical companies are doing to our produce. Your blog inspired me with the delicious and easy recipes to change my lifestyle for good. :-)) I also have two cats, and it broke my heart to hear about yours. I have heard certain good things about Artemisia – and there are some positive posts about pets with lymphoma having some good results on Amazon. I have nothing to do with this product; it just came up in my research on non chemo-treaments for humans and pets. Here is the link where you can read some of the reviews from pet owners. I thank you for every insight your journey has given me, and I will keep your family in my prayers and send good vibes for a healthy recovery for your sweet kitty. :-)

Barb Emblem April 25, 2014 at 9:48 am

What is the best all purpose juicer/soup maker to buy that uses the whole fruit and doesn’t spit anything out? The vita mix?

Emily April 25, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Hi Angela,

I am a new blogger and I recently posted a slight adaptation of your chilled chocolate hazelnut torte on my blog. After reading more about blogging etiquette, I just wanted to make sure that this was okay with you. I listed your cookbook with a link as my source, along with the My New Roots blog.

I’m blogging just for fun, not for profit, but I want to make sure I do things properly!

Angela (Oh She Glows) April 26, 2014 at 7:46 am

Hi Emily, I totally understand what you mean about being unsure of blogging etiquette – I remember feeling the same when I started out so not to worry! Generally, when a recipe is shared from a cookbook the blogger needs permission from the publisher (with a copyright line added at the bottom of the recipe), but don’t worry about this one – you wrote it in your own words so feel free to leave it as is. I’m so glad you enjoyed the torte! And good call on using a tart pan too. :)

Emily April 26, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Thank you, Angela! I appreciate the reply. I really enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for sharing your talent!

Brooke Evans April 28, 2014 at 8:19 pm

Wow. You look beautiful and your site is awesome and your recipes are to die for. I love it. Thank you for sharing.

Jason Boyer May 1, 2014 at 1:51 pm

I have been trying to get a hold of your office regarding a new movie with Dr. T. Colin Campbell that I believe might be of some interest to you and your followers. If someone could get back to me with an email address that I can send a synopsis of the movie to I would forever be grateful. Thank you in advance.

Carla Gai May 4, 2014 at 7:49 pm

I am in love with your blog! Thank you!

Judi May 7, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Hi Angela..
My daughter and I are just sharing you inspiring book. We are going forward with positive
goals for our mutual health. Your book is part of our jumping off point,

Off topic- I’m in the process of publishing a book. It’s exciting-isn’t it?

Now I have a question about cast iron pans. Over the years, I used them extensively. But after purchasing a glass-top I was told not to use them on glass top stoves. Although I have seen chefs use them on a variety of cooking shows.

Would appreciate your input.

Glowingly Yours,

Judi Thorkelson

Jonni Swensen May 12, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Hi Angela!

How can I subscribe to your blog?

Dani May 16, 2014 at 1:04 pm

I just wanted to comment on how much I love your blog. You have some amazing photos and recipes. I’m truly a fan and thank you for sharing your story and your food.


Sarah May 17, 2014 at 10:51 am

Good Morning,
I hope that this email finds you smiling.
I have been looking for a place to write you a letter but this was the only contact I could find. In December after staying in a monastery for a week eating vegan I decided it was time to take the plunge. I was motivated to ease suffering of living beings by changing my diet.

The world is certainly more accommodating for vegans that it ever has been where I live now in Toronto. However,there were many times where I felt angry and frustrated and found myself ordering fruit cups, plain rice and french fries. My body resisted and I felt so angry that it was this difficult.

One day while seeking recipes I stumbled across your website. I feel like your page has made the difference between me staying vegan. Every time I get the blues about food I just hop on your site and immediately I feel better. I fall in love with food all over again and I am reassured that I can do it. My food processor has become my best friend, and my body feels so good. I want to express my deep gratitude for your lovely page. Had I not come upon it I think that I would have abandoned veganism long ago. With each recipe I feel I am getting more and more understanding how to make this a long term goal. Its thrilling to become a master at manipulating nuts into all different textures.

Sending you and your loved ones my deepest gratitude.
The earth thanks you for your compassion,

Sarah MacDonald
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Lorraine May 20, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Thank you so much Angela for this amazing cookbook. I have not made a recipe that my husband and I have not loved. I have a very similar story to yours and it took these great recipes to change our life and the way we eat. Needless to say, I am now a regular at the Bulk Barn! Thank you and I hope you make another one:)

Alyson Schexnayder May 21, 2014 at 9:22 am

good morning, i am the wellness director for a non-profit cancer services center in Lafayette, LA. i am wanting to use your photo and recipe for “Big Summer Salad” in my upcoming blog post for our agency. if approved, i will certainly credit you! i am constantly directing my clients to your blog and sharing your recipes with them. i love all of your stuff. i look forward to hearing from you. thanks!!!

Jeannie May 25, 2014 at 12:53 am

I made the classic glo bars tonight and they are amazing! Just curious, can you recommend a way to dilute the sugar portion? I used maple syrup since I didn’t have any brown rice syrup. Either way I have a very low tolerance for healthy sugars. And would appreciate any feedback you may have. I generally omit the healthy sugar ingredients in your recipes, but with this recipe, I tried to scale back, but the dry ingredients wouldn’t stick together. Thank you so much. Your recipes are the best !

Lisa May 26, 2014 at 6:14 am

I just received my new Oh She Glows cookbook this past Friday. Wow! Love the book, the photos and the recipes! I tried several recipes this weekend including my new fav pasta dish, Creamy Avocado Pasta. Yummy!
But I’m really disappointed that my cook book is falling apart. It’s a brand new book and the pages are falling out of it. Has anyone else had this happen to theirs? I plan to use this book a lot but don’t want to lose pages.

Angela (Oh She Glows) May 27, 2014 at 9:15 am

Hi Lisa, Thank you for your kind words! I’m sorry to hear about the pages coming loose – that definitely shouldn’t happen! I would contact my publisher Avery and let them know.

Lisa May 27, 2014 at 11:23 am

Thanks, Angela. I can definitely do that.

Julie Talbot May 28, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Hi Angela, I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your story and your amazing recipes. Thanks to you I finally found the courage and will power to go vegan and I feel fantastic. Keep up the good work!!


Diane June 6, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Hi Angela

My daughter-in-law asked for your book for christmas which I got her. As a pre-oreder through amazon I couldn’t preview the book. They live in Florida and just had a baby so now we are visiting and I’m getting to look at your book. Now that I’ve had a chance to read your blog and your cookbook I am so excited to continue to read more. Thanks for sharing your life and recipes. I continue to be inspired by a vegan lifestyle.

Amanda June 9, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Dear Angela,
Whenever anyone finds out that I am a vegan, the million dollar question they always ask is “what do you eat?” Well, Oh She Glows meals of course! Although this is not the answer I give to those that ask, I really should start telling them that.
You are have such an amazing, natural talent for plant based foods and I enjoy reading your posts and looking at the pictures as I prepare recipes from your blog. I use your blog on a weekly basis and my fiance (who is not vegan) has welcomed and enjoyed each dish. He always comments on how great my cooking is but I cannot take the credit, as I always tell him; I am just following Oh She Glows recipes.
I cannot thank you enough for sharing your recipes and your story. My fiance and I appreciate it more than we can express in words.

Good luck in all that you do,

BonitaNut June 11, 2014 at 7:43 am

I absolutely love your vegan recipe options.
My only wish is you would (somehow) incorporate Weight Watchers PointsPlus value into your recipes.
Do you think this will ever happen?
Thank you so much!

Amy June 29, 2014 at 10:49 am

Hi Angela!

Just found your blog yesterday. I’m looking to transition into a vegetarian and someone suggested I check out your blog for recipes :)

I am so overwhelmed and impressed! I’m currently chilling some cookie dough nut butter in the fridge ;) I can’t wait to keep making more of your recipes!

Jennifer Trimble July 1, 2014 at 9:28 am

Hi Angela,
I wanted to reach out to you as a publicist, and would love to share a fabulous food saving line I represent you will just love! Do you have a direct email address I can send to? Thanks, Jennifer

Barb Mahoney July 3, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Hi Angela: As a child, one of my family’s traditional summer meals included Boston Baked Beans and Boston Brown Bread. I can make a vegan, organic bean recipe, but am stuck on the brown bread. Any ideas how to make it vegan and wheat free? Thanks, Barb

Susan July 10, 2014 at 9:38 am

Hello Angela.

I just discovered our website and blog. Your journey to unify your passion with your purpose is inspiring.

Thank you,

Kat July 13, 2014 at 6:13 am

Hey Angela!
This is so awesome! I just found your blog literally an hour ago and I’m obsessed with it. I’m writing down ingredients and making a shopping list faster than you can imagine.
I’m excited because I just became a vegetarian a bit ago and am trying to clean eat. However, I guess my question is, just because something is advertised as ‘vegan’ or ‘organic’ does not mean it’s clean, right? But everything you make, it is clean?
Either way, I can’t wait to dive into some of your recipes. They’re pretty inspiring and hopefully I will be able to start experimenting myself!

Nicole July 13, 2014 at 8:57 am

Congratulations on the success of your cookbook! It is wonderful to see a Canadian succeeding. I am a brand new vegan and your recipes have helped me a lot. I really have enjoyed some of the recipes in your book. Way to go!

dedra July 13, 2014 at 9:11 am

Would you consider doing a “Raw” tab or more raw or dehydrated recipes?

Julie July 21, 2014 at 7:29 pm

I don’t have a beautiful blog, but am working to update mine. I’ve been viewing (and loving!) your blog and wondered if I could add you to my blog roll. Nothing formal – just a link to a blog that I love and would like to share with others.


Julie Primoli

Angela (Oh She Glows) July 22, 2014 at 8:45 am

Be my guest, thanks for the mention! :)

Dacia Mcdonald July 28, 2014 at 12:02 pm

I absolutely love this blog, I am an organic gourmet Coffee distributor stircupcoffee.org who is just getting into eating healthy food. I read some of the articles on this blog and loved it so much that I told all my Vegan friends and now they all have joined…Your blog has certainly been informative as well as very inspirational. Keep on posting, your readers are learning so much from you!!

Elizabeth Bookspan August 1, 2014 at 2:14 pm


Congrats on the new baby! We have two kiddos (10 & 4) and the gift that I couldn’t do without is the book Happy Healthy Sleep Habits (amazon.com/Healthy-Sleep-Habits-Happy-Child-ebook/dp/B000S1L9B0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406920260&sr=8-1&keywords=healthy+happy+sleep+habits).

Its consistent with peaceful parenting but with a dose of common sense. This book explains about the importance of naps assisting nighttime sleep, etc. I hope this note is a blessing to you and congrats!

Lucy August 12, 2014 at 1:20 pm


Just a quick message to say that I love your blog! You’re very talanted and it’s amazing how you’ve overcome your issues. I have an eating disorder and you have inspired me with your story and your yummy recipes. Also, you’re very pretty and your hair is amazing!

Best wishes,
Lucy :-)

Lucy August 12, 2014 at 1:21 pm

One last thing: I adore the name! You do glow indeed!

Mandy August 13, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Hi Angela!!
Your website is so helpful and inspiring! I have struggled with weight my entire life. I started losing weight by eating whole foods. I lost about 65 pounds but still need to lose another 20 or so. I’ve been counting calories. Weighing my food. Stressing over every minute- and nothing has been working. It’s been insane. Until I found your website. I started removing dairy and meat from my diet. I decided to eat whatever I wanted- as long as it was vegan. I feel awesome! Down 5 pounds in a week. It’s also fantastic not counting macros or weighing food. Your recipes are amazing! I don’t feel like I’m missing out at all. I’m also seeing benefits aside from the weight loss. Spiritually. Physically. Mentally. This is a lifestyle I can keep. THANK YOU! :)

Andrea August 15, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Hello I bought the OSG cookbook and love the beautiful pictures and recipes. I am a meat eater but would be interested in making some changes to my diet. This sounds really dumb but I just don’t know how to menu plan in such a way that fills me up while also helps me to lose weight…without eating meat…anyone with suggestions would be much appreciated:-) I cannot imagine eating a meat free diet, especially because of my severe anemia but I am willing to try for 30 days if anyone has encouragement:-)

Kat November 29, 2014 at 3:43 am

Of course meat contains more iron than plant sources, however meat also have plenty of disadvantages that plant-based sources do not; cholesterol, anti-biotics, toxins and hormones I have pernicious anaemia so I get b12 shots monthly. I plan my weekly menu to deliberately include plenty of iron and my hb levels are amazing. Lentils, dark green vegetables, quinoa, tofu, tomato paste (also anti-cancer!), beans. If you eat these with a vitamin c source like orange or lemon it helps you absorb better, tannins in tea and coffee slow down absorbtion of iron so avoid when eating iron rich foods, dairy has the same negative effect. Vegans are no more prone to iron deficiency anaemia than meat-eaters however vegans (and even vegetarians although not quite as much) have massively lower risk of many cancers.

Deirde Myers August 19, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Hi there Angela!

I was just wondering if you would consider donating a couple cookbooks as prizes for a run I’m helping coordinate which is in support of Pancreatic Cancer Canada. I’ve included a link below which offers an intro to both Kathy and the event.


This our first year in Calgary, AB, and I would love to offer your gift of inspiration to others who see value in healthy living :)

My email addy is included above.

“Kathy’s Run for Pancreatic Cancer” in support of Pancreatic Cancer Canada

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 20, 2014 at 11:38 am

Would love to help out! I just emailed you :)

Ginger August 28, 2014 at 9:22 am

Hi Angela!

Have you considered using pure maple sugar in any of your recipes?

Paul August 28, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Hi Angela, I interview vegans for youtube. Let me know if you can spare an hour via google hangout or skype. Interviews last about an hour, they’re basically a short bio of your transition to vegan, why you did it, what happened along the way and what you’re doing now as well as your perspectives on nutrients, social aspects, fitness, ethics and environment. Thanks for all you do, Paul

cynthia September 8, 2014 at 3:04 am

Dear Angela,
I discovered your website a week ago and i am so glad i did :)
Thank you for your yummy healthy quick recipes that i enjoy reading and starting applying as well.
I look forward to following you!
Many thanks

Michele September 22, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Hi Angela,

I want to thank you for your awesome recipes! Your cookbook, ‘Oh She Glows’ is now my all time favourite book! I have been vegan for over a decade, and have tried many different vegan cookbooks – your is by far the best. Not only is it the best, but all of your recipes my two toddler kids gobble up and enjoy. Thank you for inspiring vegan, vegetarians, and people who are moving towards a plant-based sustainable diet!

Angela (Oh She Glows) September 26, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Hi Michele,

I’m so happy to hear how much you and your family love the cookbook. Thank you for all your support and enthusiasm!

Grace September 23, 2014 at 3:39 am

I love this blog. what’s your opinion of lentils? I am trying to find easy and yummy recipes but struggling. :)

Trish Lauden September 28, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Stumbled upon your blog. Bought your book. How you are not more famous, I do not know. Everything you do is amazing. Thank you!!!

Kristel October 8, 2014 at 11:51 pm

L O V E your blog, and your great recipes. Congratulations and cheers from Lima, Peru! Will keep on following your posts.

Caroline Ishii October 10, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Hi Angela, I see by your blog that you are expecting so I think you may be a tad busier than your usual crazy schedule. :) Good luck and congrads if it has happened! A brief intro to me. I’m a gourmet vegan chef and consultant, the founder and former executive chef of ZenKitchen in Ottawa, and I had a TV show on the W Network and OWN. I left about a year and half go, the partnership, the restaurant, my life and have been travelling, healing, reenergizing, taking on new projects and writing. I have written a book called “The Accidental Chef” with vignettes about my life and recipes. It’s in the editing stages now. I wondering if you would be willing to give me any advice about the publishing business. It’s all new to me and I would really appreciate your thoughts on this as you seem to have done well with your book and I like you and your approach. You may be asked this a lot and I know you are very busy, so whatever direction and thoughts you can provide me with would be very appreciated. By the way, I love your blog and book! You are amazing! I hope to hear from you when you can. Thanks, Caroline

Caroline Ishii

Kathleen October 14, 2014 at 8:09 pm

Hi ANgela!
I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your blog and your cookbook! I’ve been vegan for 12 years and your cookbook is HANDS DOWN the best vegan cookbook I’ve ever known. I tell all my friends and yoga students to buy it. I was a pathetic cook before I owned it and now it’s given me the confidence and skills to be a bona fide vegan cook. My husband thanks you too! Thanks for all your time, energy and dedication to spreading veganism and helping people and animals. Congrats on your baby!
Much love, Kathleen in Kansas City

Angela (Oh She Glows) October 14, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Hi Kathleen,

Thank you so much, I’m so happy you enjoy the cookbook and recipes. Thank you for spreading the word.

Rachel October 28, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Hi! I’ve been following you since 2010. Its been amazing to see you grow and change! You are such a positive spirit! I fight the daily fight against an eating disorder too. I’ve been” clean” from bulimia for a year. Every day is a battle but it’s easier now. I used to be vegan but found that the restrictions were triggering so I’m currently trying to find a balance between healthy and unhealthy foods. Once I learn how to balance my foods I hope to try vegetarianism again. Anywho, you’ve been an inspiration to me. My boyfriend is a die hard fast food eater and ur blog gives me hope that anyone can change their lifestyle. Thank u for ur blog: )

Tamara Richards October 30, 2014 at 3:28 am

Hello I wanted to know what to use in place of sugar in your recipes? I am going clean and have to avoid sugar. I am also gluten and diary free. I haven’t tried any of your recipes yet but they all look good.


Donelle October 31, 2014 at 11:57 pm

Hi Angela, Thank you so much for your fabulous cookbook! For a gluten-free vegan foodie your book is heaven sent, and I just love trying out your recipes. Keep them coming! Best wishes, Donelle (New Zealand)

Judy November 4, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Thank you so much for your wonderful and inspiring blog! I just found it. I love the info on the pumpkin seeds. What do you think of maybe cinnamon and brown sugar. Wonder if a pumpkin would be good with all the center still in it including the seeds? Just a thought. Thank you again. Judy

Marlene November 14, 2014 at 7:35 am

I just wanted to let you know I received my tea order in the mail yesterday – Indulge and Delight. LOVE them both and just placed an order for four more flavours. I may just become a tea drinker :-).

Cheryl November 14, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Thank you! These are fab!

Hilary November 17, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Hi Angela!

I am thrilled to learn that you are starting a tea business – I just LOVE anything I make from your Oh She Glows cookbook and blog! (I just made the carrot cake baked oatmeal for my mother when she visited and we devoured it!)

I noted that the tea you are selling is organic and fair trade. Can you tell me what your tea sources are? Where the tea ingredients are coming from? I have been very interested recently in the sources of the food and drinks I am consuming. Thank you so much and warm wishes to you and your family :)

Melissa November 20, 2014 at 9:31 pm

Hi Angela!
I’ve created a smoothies page on Facebook last month (my website is under construction) and I’ve surprisingly managed to get 1,800 likes already. I clearly see the growth potential, but I’d be super grateful if you had a tip or two for me on the ways you’ve found effective to boost user engagement and following. You’re such an expert!
For the record, I’m vegan too, but my page is uniquely about smoothies.
Any tips or suggestions would make my day!
Many thanks 
Melissa, one of your faithful followers ( I LOVE your book!)

Erika November 24, 2014 at 3:13 pm

I meant to directly send this- would you mind deleting it from the comment section? Thank you!

Kat November 29, 2014 at 3:23 am

Your photograph of you pregnant put tears in my eyes. I was sitting with my iPad making a list of meals for my family for the next week. Once I’d finished I read the “about” section on this page. This photograph stopped me in my tracks, you look so beautiful and at peace with your growing baby.
Wishing you the very best throughout this beautiful time
Kat, mum of two happy and glowing vegan children who have challenged so many people’s perception of failure-to-thrive vegans (and make them impressed when my two clap their hands excitedly about having artichokes with their super-salad!)

Angela (Oh She Glows) December 1, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Thank you Kat, you are so sweet!

K December 1, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Hi Angela.

I have been reading your blog since 2010 in an attempt to eat healthier and try new ingredients and ways of cooking. I just purchased your cook book today(cyber Monday!)
from Indigo. I’m really excited to start cooking from it!

Do you have an email address where you can be reached? I’ve looked on the website and don’t see one…


Kat December 9, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Hello Angela,
I have followed your blog for years. I have made your recipes hundreds of times. Whenever I fall out if the cooking habit and then go back looking for new recipes I always end up here.
I have never posted, but I bought your book today (I am SO happy for you!) and I just wanted to finally say thanks for all the great recipes (especially for the Avacado torte!) and to say that I am truly happy for you and seeing your book in the stores is so wonderful (I think I actually said “hey I know that girl”! Haha)
All the best in your future success.

Tyneshia Griffin December 12, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Love your cookbook! It gets me in the kitchen! It is always great when you add a little something extra to a recipe and it turns our marvelous! Thanks for your contribution to the cook book world!

Lucy December 17, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Hello Angela!
I’ve been making your recipes for years, and every single one of them is perfect and delicious!

I also had no idea you’ve recovered from an eating disorder! I am in the process as well. You’re an inspiration. Keep shining, and thank you so much for all you do. Xo

NdgSusan December 22, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Dear Angela,
Just before Christmas, I wanted to write to thank you for making my conversion to vegan so tasty and enjoyable. Your wonderful recipes never fail. And I am never at a loss as to what to cook since there is always a great recipe waiting for me, and I can find it by listing the ingredient I want to use.
Thanks you for your terrific site. And your cookbook, which I have given to a number of people.

Michele December 27, 2014 at 8:45 pm

Okay I just made the best ravioli ever. I used your nacho cheez dip in the oh she glows cookbook for the inside of the ravioli. I topped it off with homemade ravioli and tomato sauce. Better food than any restaurant I have eaten at!

Alex Faulkner January 1, 2015 at 5:56 am

Gah I love your blog! I recently started my own and you have a been a big inspiration for me and actually convinced me to start it. So thank you and I hope that you and your beautiful family are well :) xx

Melanie January 3, 2015 at 6:04 pm

Hi Angela,

Hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Love your website and cookbook, I bought 12 for gifts. Everyone loved the book! It’s important to me that my friends and family eat well and your recipes are beautiful, so I knew they wouldn’t disappoint.

If you are ever in the Kincardine area, say July 11, 2015, drop by the Kincardine Women’s Triathlon, its an entry level triathlon. 375m swim 12km bike and 3 km run. We have over 400 women registered from all walks of life. Very inspirational day !! Would love to hear from you.
I’ve left my email address.


Jess Bailey January 5, 2015 at 2:03 am

Hi there,
We’ve had quite a few people asking for your book in our shops in Australia, could you let me know if you have a distributor here?
Thank you for your help!

Angela (Oh She Glows) January 7, 2015 at 10:54 am

Hi Jess,

Thanks you for wanting to carry the book. Eric has sent an email to the publisher in Australia and CC’d you. Thanks again!

Erica Donoho January 6, 2015 at 9:30 am

LOVE all your recipes! Wondering if it is possible to freeze the leftover “soul soothing african peanut stew”? Thanks!

Joanna January 10, 2015 at 5:11 pm

Hi, I have bookmarked your site a while back and just found it again. I can’t wait to order the book. You’re full of great ideas and even though I’m not a vegan I love to eat vegan food. You’re my inspiration and I’m looking forward to try out your recipes.
Congratulations on a gorgeous baby.

homer January 12, 2015 at 9:48 pm

Where can one find the nutritional information for these recipes? In particular, the Lentil walnut loaf and the protein power goddess bowl.

Michele January 14, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Hi Angela, or other bloggers,

I would like to make vegan ricotta cheese. I have two daughters that are vegetarian and I use ricotta cheese in pancakes I make for them. Does anyone have any recipes with possibly cashews or some other nut (for high fat and protein for my toddlers) that tastes like ricotta cheese? My girls are very picky eaters so I need something that tastes similar. Since I have been vegan for so long I don’t even know what ricotta cheese tastes like! Thanks in advance!

Paola January 20, 2015 at 8:43 pm

HI Angela,
I am wondering if you do speaking events. I have a group of young professional women and the theme of the event is eating well for good digestion etc.
I can provide more details if you’re interested and prefer to have a quick chat over the phone.

aarsi January 29, 2015 at 3:30 am

love love love your recipe ideas! Thanks

Michele January 29, 2015 at 10:09 am

Hi Angela,

I was wondering if you have ever tried switching out the brown rice syrup for coconut nectar in the glo bars from your cookbook. I’ve recently read that people should avoid brown rice syrup because of the extensive processing it undergoes and that it may involve some chemical additives. Whereas, coconut nectar has nutrients such as vitamins C and B, amino acids, and minerals and has a very low fructose content.
Have you ever cooked with coconut nectar? If so, how do you think it might change the taste?
I am going to try a new batch of glo bars next week with coconut nectar, and if you are interested I can let you know how they turn out, unless of course you have already tried!

Jessica @ kiwiyogirunner February 9, 2015 at 4:04 am

Your cookbook is gorgeous! You are such an inspiration :)

Amanda Smith February 10, 2015 at 1:11 pm

I’m not sure where else I could express my gratitutde for your recipes and well everything you do as a whole. Although I am not vegan I do have a strict diet that doesn’t allow many things. Which is were so many of your recipes have come in handy. I feel like I can eat again. I’m usually pretty creative but there came a block when all I could do was eat plain chicken and broccoli. I just made a pudding the other day and was blown away. I had to tweek it a bit due some of my dietary restrictions but I feel re-inspired! My friend has introduced me to your site when I was vegan and have been addicted ever since. She even bought me teas from you for Christmas and I am in love! I love how you have gluten free options and that everything being vegan has no dairy in it! You are truly amazing and inspiring and I can only hope to lead such an amazing life full of positivity, laughter and health! Thanks again, (cheesy line) your #1 fan!!!!

Dale February 11, 2015 at 10:05 pm

I’ve found a number of your recipes to be very good, indeed, and some of them have suggested new approaches to me. I recently had a batch of hot pepper jelly fail to gel properly (not usually a problem!); it was made with Thai Tiger peppers from our garden, and I wanted to salvage it. I hadn’t tried chia seeds as a jam thickener before encountering your recipe for strawberry jam, and decided to try them as supplemental thickeners in re-processing the jelly (I used equal quantities of chia seeds and hypomethoxylated (low sugar requirement) pectin); it worked well. [I bought your book]

Tami F. February 21, 2015 at 5:47 pm

I love your blog, but your RSS button is not working and your FB messaging in not enabled.
Can you please sign me up for email updates, thanks.

Michelle March 5, 2015 at 11:24 am

Hi Angela! I live in a historic town in MD (United States). I always read your blog for recipes and I ordered your cookbook sometime ago. Well.. I just went for a walk and saw your cookbook in the window of a local bookstore. It is restaurant week and they have your book front and center amongst other great cookbooks. You probably won’t see this but I just wanted to say congrats on the success of your cookbook!! I have to say it my favorite that I own-It’s amazing and you are truly inspirational. Have a wonderful day

Linda March 9, 2015 at 9:14 am

Hi Angela!

I love your blog, your recipes and I just bought your book!!

I have a question for you. I have been vegan since last June (9 months now) and this winter, my skin is really dry. It’s not eczema exactly but it looks similar. I have slightly itchy dry patches all over except on my face.

I am eating walnuts and flax for omegas and consume fats like organic coconut and olive oil daily.

I also eat avocadoes and olives often for healthy fat snacks.

I did some research and decided that I will buy some vegan DHA this week hoping it will help.

Do you have any ideas what I may be missing in my diet and what I can do to remedy this?

I really don’t want to go back to eating any animal products or fish.

Thank you for any help you can give me.

Linda :)

Angela Kirke-Maistrello March 14, 2015 at 5:29 am

Hello Angela!

I am writing from beautiful Northern Italy and have read many of your blog posts and I give you huge thumbs up from a veteran dietitian of 14 years. I became a dietitian because I loved helping people and loved nutrition. I can’t begin to tell you how inspired I am by your recipes and what you have shared in the blogging world. I am in the process of publishing my blog in regards to plant based eating for life. I bought your cookbook yesterday on amazon in Italy and shipped one to my mom in Arkansas. By the way, you are so right about moms! Mine too has given many cards and gift boxes over the years. I look forward to receiving your cookbook and one day I will be writing my own. I had a great experience at MD Anderson Cancer Center in their Integrative Medicine department and was the Senior Dietitian for a moment. I will recommend it to my colleagues back in the USA to give to their clients and patients. As for now, I will be starting my blog, americandietitianinitaly with recipes vegan and plant based from the Mediterranean. I look forward to all the recipes and will share with all the Italians I know.

Healthy Regards from one Angela to another!


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 16, 2015 at 9:30 am

Hi Angela, Thank you for your kind words! All the best with your blog!

Ayumi March 20, 2015 at 6:00 am

I so, so love your site. And it was a great help to read all about your story because I am in a similar situation to what you went through some years back.
You actually inspired me to try blogging myself, which I finally started. I guess this is how I realized that I should really tell you how grateful I am that you are here. This blog is like a refuge I can go to whenever I need peace.
I wish you all the best and I am always looking forward to your posts – checking about 100x a day, at least ;)

Aaron March 24, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Hey Angela,

I just want to stop by and let you know how thankful I am to read your blogs. It clear shows that you devote a great deal of time and effort into creating valuable content for your audience. Your work has inspired me to pursue my own passion- which is to build a new health-conscious restaurant that allows guests to order their meals based on their personality :)

I’m launching a Kickstarter pretty soon and when it becomes successful, you will know that you’ve played a big part in bringing it to life! Have a wonderful day Angela.


Rebeccake8 March 25, 2015 at 1:10 pm

I’m so disappointed that you are not vegan. You are still an amazing person but I guess I always thought you were doing all this because you believed in compassion towards all living things. You really let me down Angela. You were who I thought was my favourite “vegan”.

Comments on this entry are closed.