Here are some of my most frequently asked questions over the years!

What is your food philosophy?

I thrive on a diet made up of whole, plant-based foods that are minimally processed and organically grown whenever possible. I make room for dessert, believing a balanced diet can still include indulgences like chocolate or sweet treats (in moderation—usually!). For many years I have identified with the vegan label; however, I eventually found that the external pressure to be perfect was overwhelming. So, in March 2015, I decided to go label-free. But, although I no longer use a label to define my diet or lifestyle, I continue to enjoy eating a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, seeds, legumes, gluten-free whole grains, healthy fats, and unrefined sugars. I always encourage people to do what works best for them. Whether that means subscribing to a certain label or having no label at all, I support your choice.

What is the Oh She Glows mission?

My mission is to show you how to find your inner and outer glow through mouth-watering and crowd-pleasing plant-based recipes. Healthy eating shouldn’t be complicated or fussy, and I believe that we can create positive changes through sharing delicious recipes with loved ones. Recipes that anyone on any kind of diet can enjoy is my passion; readers from all over the world have told me that my recipes won over their “meat and potatoes” dad, picky kids, or other vegetable skeptics.

How do I start transitioning to a more plant-based diet?

It all starts with trying just one recipe! My advice is to try a new recipe every week or every few days, picking quick and easy ones to begin with so that you don’t feel overwhelmed, such as my Classic Green Monster Smoothie, 5-Minute Oatmeal Power Bowl, or 15-Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta. Focus on what you are adding to your diet, such as new foods, recipes, or cooking methods, rather than what you are taking away.

What foods should I stock my pantry with?

See my Pantry chapter in The Oh She Glows Cookbook and Oh She Glows Every Day for a detailed list of all of my most-used pantry staples.

Which unrefined sugars do you use in your recipes?

I primarily use pure maple syrup since it’s found abundantly in Canada. It also tastes amazing! I also use coconut sugar, blackstrap molasses, and Medjool dates. Once in a while, if I feel that a recipe needs traditional sugar (such as a cupcake recipe), I will use organic cane sugar or organic brown sugar. If a recipe needs a sticky liquid sweetener for binding purposes, I use brown rice syrup or raw coconut nectar syrup.

What type of oils do you cook with?

I typically use virgin coconut oil or cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil in my recipes. I’ll occasionally use grapeseed oil or refined coconut oil when I want a neutral flavour.

Where can I find your cookbooks? Do you have plans to write more cookbooks in the future?

The Oh She Glows Cookbook (2014) and Oh She Glows Every Day (2016) are sold by both bricks-and-mortar and online book retailers all over North America, and are increasingly available worldwide (and in translated editions, too!) Both The Oh She Glows Cookbook and Oh She Glows Every Day are New York Times Bestsellers. Chapters/Indigo selected The Oh She Glows Cookbook as their Book of the Year for 2014.

As for future cookbooks, it’s definitely a possibility! Should I write another in the future, I will let my readers know as soon as I can!

I don’t have a smartphone and can’t download your recipe app. Is there a way I can get the recipes you’re uploading to the app?

Great question! I’m still in the process of populating the app with all the classic OSG fan favourites, so many of the recipes I’m uploading right now are already up on the blog! I’m tweaking them a bit as I go, but don’t worry—the original blog posts will be updated with the refined versions of the recipes, too. While there will be app exclusives from time to time, many of the brand-new recipes that appear on the app will eventually be added to the blog as well. I hope this helps!

How can I rate one of your recipes? Why don’t some recipes have a rating system?

To rate a recipe, click on the post containing the recipe you want to rate. Scroll down to the comment section to the comment box. Leave your comment and rate the recipe out of 5 stars by clicking on the stars below the comment box. When you publish your comment your rating will appear, and it will also go into the database that calculates the average recipe score.

Some recipes don’t yet have a recipe rating system because we are currently implementing our new rating system on old recipes. All recipes should be updated with time.

What brand of blender/food processor/mixer/juicer do you have?

For all of my loved kitchen appliances, please see my Amazon store for the complete product listing.

When did you start Oh She Glows?

I started Oh She Glows on October 31, 2008. You can read my first post, Boo, if you’d like to see where it all began.

Why did you decide to write a blog?

I started the blog with the intention to talk about my journey with food, and my recovery from an eating disorder. Even though it felt scary to talk so openly, I reassured myself that no one was reading anyway. However, over the first few months, my readership grew rapidly. Before long, I had connected with other women and men from all over the world. It ended up being therapeutic and healing to talk about my 10-to-15-year battle with food and weight because, for the first time, I realized I wasn’t alone. I didn’t have to hide anymore.

In the beginning, the blog didn’t really have a focus; I wrote about anything and everything. As my relationship with food improved, I narrowed my focus on creating healthy, plant-based recipes. Oh She Glows is now a celebration of my renewed zest for life and the good food I enjoy along the way. Not coming from a food or photography background, I had to teach myself how to cook, style, and shoot my creations. It’s been an adventure to say the least, and I have learned so much!

Why did you call the blog Oh She Glows?

The name represents the happy glow that comes from the inside when you treat yourself well and lead a balanced lifestyle. When I was in recovery from an eating disorder, my friend Leah told me something I will never forget: “I can tell that you’re being good to yourself because you have a real glow now that you didn’t have before.” Her words always stuck with me and it became my goal to glow throughout recovery. When I was brainstorming blog names, I wanted something that was catchy and had the word “glow” in it. I first thought of ‘She Glows’, but I discovered that the domain was already taken, so I decided on ‘Oh She Glows’. I’m really glad that I didn’t go with ‘She Glows’ because I feel that Oh She Glows is a great fit. To this day, the name still has a lot of personal meaning in my life, and I’m sure it always will.

Can I use one of your recipes on my own blog?

If you have not changed the original recipe, I prefer that you simply link to the original rather than republishing it. If you have changed the recipe significantly, feel free to post your version with a link back to the original recipe.

Can I use your pictures or recipes on my blog?

Please do not use any of my photographs or content without permission.

Where can I learn more about the press/media Oh She Glows has had?

You can view my Press page here. Please note that it hasn’t been updated in a while (oops).

I’m seeing a pop-up notification in my Safari browser. How do I unsubscribe?

If you are seeing a pop-up notification for my new blog posts in your Safari browser, this means that someone in your family opted in to receive the updates. To opt out, simply go to “preferences” within your Safari browser, then click the “notifications” tab, and remove “Oh She Glows.”

What kind of camera equipment do you use?

I recently upgraded to the Canon 5D Mark III body, which I love. My most-used lens for food photography is the 100 mm 2.8.

All other camera equipment (such as tripods and gear heads) can be found in my Amazon photography store.


For my Disclaimer page, please see here. Also, check out my About page.

Thank you for reading!

Christy May 23, 2010 at 10:56 am

Love your blog! Your juices look so yummy that I’m starting to consider buying a juicer. Have you ever written in more detail about juicing – “how to”, juicer recommendations, benefits, etc.?


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 23, 2011 at 10:11 am

I don’t think I have written a post on juicing, but I do have some juicer recipes on my Recipes page. :)

Marie June 1, 2010 at 1:34 pm

you blog is so inspirational! thank you for addressing so many important issues to other young women struggling with similar eating disorders. I too have been dealing with obsessive dieting, counting calories and extreme restrictions. I look forward to pouring over your posts and gleaning as much wisdom as I can! Again, thank you so much :]


also, how can we subscribe to your blog? I only see your “follow me” on the side for your social networks..

Angela (Oh She Glows) January 23, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I have just added a RSS and Email widget on my right sidebar. Hope this helps!

Shannon January 23, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I just wanted to say Thank You for the inspiration and motivation that your blog provides. I have gained so much from your blog. I have told all my friends and family about it.
I have been blogging for about a year and recently started food blogging (one of my goals for the new year) when I ran across your blog online. Your recipes are wonderful! I am going to try many of them.
I also have been up and down with weight and eating issues even though I am not what most people would consider overwwight; but it’s how you feel in your skin makes all the difference. I almost felt like I was reading a mirror image of my problems when I read your Before+After and Road to Recovery.
You are a true inspiration. Please keep doing what you do. I am aspiring to make as much progress.

Angela (Oh She Glows) January 23, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Thanks Shannon!

SueAnn January 26, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Angela: I love your website! I’ve been using your recipes for about a month, and enjoying eating more cleanly and naturally. Have you tested white sauces made with almond milk and other vegan substitutes for milk? I’ve found this lovely spinach lasagna recipe, but want to leave out the milk for the white sauce. I’d appreciate any comments you can offer.

Angela (Oh She Glows) January 27, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Yes I have! I have an alfredo recipe on my recipes page under Dinner that uses almond milk. Be sure to use non-vanilla flavoured as some people find they can taste the vanilla in the sauce. Hope this helps!

Katrina January 27, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Hi Angela, I’ve been reading your blog for about a year now. I’ve never commented before now, but I read almost daily. I really appreciate all the work you put into your site, and your encouraging heart.
I was wondering if you could pass on your info for CSA. I want to sign up by spring. I’m pretty sure I’m in your area. Have a great day! Thanks, Katrina

Angela (Oh She Glows) January 27, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Hey Katrina,
I used Plan B Organic farms.

Angie September 4, 2011 at 10:35 am

I also buy from Plan B. This is my first year in a CSA, and I’m very happy with them and plan to do it again next year to supplement the food I plan to grow for my family. They have great pricing, and I can’t believe how much more delicious and flavorful organic food is! You will not be disappointed in them.

Christy February 1, 2011 at 10:15 am

Hi! I’m new to the overnight oats thing, but I’m wondering — what kind of oats to you buy exactly? Any particular brand? Do you buy the old fashioned oats or steel cut? I want to make sure I buy the right kind. I can’t wait to try your pb and cherry jam overnight oats! Thanks for your wonderful blog!

Angela Liddon September 14, 2017 at 2:22 pm

Thanks for the love, Christy! My overnight oats recipes use rolled, old-fashioned oats rather than steel-cut oats. In terms of brands, I tend to buy Bob’s Red Mill most often, but Ialso pick up Whole Foods 365 brand sometimes too. I hope this helps!

Kristen February 1, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Hi! I have been trying out some of your recipes and I love them, but I don’t have a very efficient food processor so I have a hard time getting the right consistency with some recipes. Do you have any recommendations for good food processors that aren’t too expensive? Thanks!

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Hi Kristen, I currently use this Cuisinart Food Processor, and I quite like it. I appreciate that it’s simpler than my previous model (which had multiple-sized bowls) and it works well for making nut butter, coconut butter, hummus, etc. It’s brushed stainless steel that comes in a white, black, or red accent colour.

Jenni February 1, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Hi Angela, I was trying to find a homemade bar similar to the store bought strawberry nutri-grain bars to make for my son and I stumbled upon your blog for the strawberry oat squares with homemade jam about a week ago. I have yet to try them, but can’t wait too. I have to say that I can’t get enough of this blog. I am not a vegan, but I’m looking to start incorporating more vegan substitutes into my meals. I have a question- what would you consider to be some key staple ingredients to have at hand for the majority of your Cookie/Cake/Muffin recipes? Thank you, Jenni

Jenni February 1, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Hi Angela, I was trying to find a homemade bar similar to the store bought strawberry nutri-grain bars to make for my son and I stumbled upon your website for the strawberry oat squares with homemade jam about a week ago. I have yet to try them, but can’t wait too. I have to say that I can’t get enough of this website. I am not a vegan, but I’m looking to start incorporating more vegan foods into my meals. I have a question- what would you consider to be some key staple ingredients to have at hand for the majority of your Cookie/Cake/Muffin recipes? Thank you, Jenni

Angela Liddon September 14, 2017 at 2:21 pm

Hi Jenni, Thanks so much for your warm words. If you’ve tried the strawberry oat squares, I hope you enjoyed them! You can find a list of some of my pantry staples on the blog here; I also have pantry sections in each of my cookbooks, which you may find useful, too. In terms of cookie/cake/muffin recipes specifically, off the top of my head I’d recommend keeping items like rolled oats, your favourite brand of all-purpose flour (I also use spelt flour a lot as well), almonds, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, maple syrup, dates, and coconut oil or vegan butter on hand. I hope this helps! Happy baking :)

Farrah February 4, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Hello Angela, Been following your blog for a while, and after reading the Omnivore’s Dilemna and seeing Food Inc., I’ve made the decision to begin transitioning my life to a vegetarian/borderline vegan lifestyle. In my head I know I need to for my health, you’ve convinced my heart that I can be fulfilled when I do. First things first, I’m eliminating processed foods from my diet. What I was wondering was – how do you outfit a vegetarian/vegan pantry? What are your staple items? I did a search on your site to see if you’ve done a post about what you need/use all the time, and couldn’t find one. Any guidance would be appreciated! Thanks! Farrah

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:29 pm

Hi Farrah, There’s a blog page you can check out called “My Vegan Pantry”, and it should be exactly what you’re looking for! You can also find (more up-to-date) information about my staple plant-based pantry items in my two cookbooks, The Oh She Glows Cookbook and Oh She Glows Every Day. I hope this helps, and wish you all the best in your journey toward a more plant-based lifestyle.

Ali February 8, 2011 at 1:54 pm

I LOVE the fact that you don’t weigh yourself — I haven’t weighed myself for 2 years–it’s funny to see other people get freaked out when you tell them you don’t know what you weigh. It’s such an obsession! I always ask people why they think they need to know what they weigh, and it’s hard for people to come up with a good reason. As a society, we’ve really been robbed of our ability to be in tune with our bodies and know if we are healthy….it’s crazy that a number on a scale is supposed to do that for us! Love your site!

Misty Moore February 11, 2011 at 11:00 am

Great Blog!

I have been reading for awhile and was browsing your FAQ section. I know you are not a registered dietician or anything but do you have any tips on soda? Specifically, how to limit or give it up??? I have been trying to give up Dr. Pepper for a couple of YEARS now and just can’t shake the habit! Lots of people tell me not to give up something I love so much but I can’t help but think I would be better off without the empty calories and sugar. Plus, I have about 10 to 15 pounds of extra weight that needs to come off. I’m sure I could do without the 150-200 calories a day of DP!

What do you think Angela???


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 11, 2011 at 11:07 am

Hey Misty! You might be interested in checking out Eric’s ‘kicking the coke habit’ post- he’s been cold turkey from coke for almost a year now and he’s never felt better. http://ohsheglows.com/2010/04/11/kicking-the-coke-habit-for-good/

Iris February 13, 2011 at 10:01 am

Hi Angela,

I have a question! How do you usually grind your flax seeds?

Greetings from Iris

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 1, 2011 at 11:55 am

Hey Iris, I grind my flax in my blender. :)

starla garcia February 13, 2011 at 11:08 am

Hi Angela,
I have been reading your blog for maybe 3-4 months now. Currently I am still trying to recover from my own ED and have been seeing specialists for a year and a half now. Your blog, however, has helped me appreciate food for all of the benefits it can provide not just health-wise. I am too a runner, and run for my university so recovering has not always been easy esp. being part of such a competitive environment. All of your recipes inspire me to try new horizons and not be as afraid of food as I once was. thanks for allof the positive energy you exude through blog.

-Starla G.
i made your granola today and absolutely am going to stop buying it.
your homemade one is 1000x tastier

Lindsey February 15, 2011 at 8:44 am

I was wondering what kind of vegan protein powder you use. I’m having a hard time trying to find a suitable one.
Your site is sooo wonderful, keep it up! I check it everyday to see what delicious food you are cooking up (and to see little Sketchie…he’s so cute).

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 1, 2011 at 11:52 am

Hey Lindsey! Right now I am loving Vega’s Shake and Go Choc-o-lot flavour. It is amazing and the ingredients and nutrition label are among the best I have seen.

Manasa Mandava February 16, 2011 at 10:07 pm

I love your blog. Green monster usually satisfies my urge for a cold drink after my work out and boosts up my energy levels for the day. But I recently read that the nutrients, especially Vitamin E and iron, in uncooked spinach are not absorbed 100% by the body. Is that true?

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 1, 2011 at 11:51 am

Yes, I believe that is true. Iron from non-heme plant based sources is much more difficult to absorb. I have read that cooking it helps the absorption.

Alysia February 17, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Hi there, I just recently started my own glo journey. I am 25 years old, highest weight 215 (although I admit no one could believe it, I looked more in the 180’s range just due to the fact I distribute so evenly) and lowest weight (unhealthy time for me) 137. I am currently down 12 lbs and really starting to accept a cleaner path of eating and enjoy exercising for ME. My goal is in the mid 140’s.

Just out of curiosity, have you done any baking with quinoa flour? If so, are there any of your recipes in particular that you recall using it and it turned out quite successful? I am quite good at eating healthy snacks and main courses, but eating healthy desserts is tricky for me. That said, I only really have one “sweet” a week, because I fear getting back into old, bad habits, and once a week gives me the power to indulge without making it an every day affair.

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 1, 2011 at 11:50 am

I have not tried cooking with quinoa flour, but it is on my list!

Alysia February 17, 2011 at 4:41 pm

ALSO… thank you so much for your blog! I love your recipes, love your inspiration. You are an angel!

christie February 17, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Hi Angela. I love your page and I would have to say that it is very inspiring to many people. I have been trying to make the transition over to vegetarian/vegan for a while now and it seems that I always fall back into eating something I shouldn’t; example: when I want some sushi I just go and get some and I cant seem to get past cravings. I also have been starting to work out but it seems that I have to pray extra hard for motivation in doing so. I know your struggles with your eating disorder and your eating lifestyle from the past, but when you began to change did it take you long to get motivated to run? Or continue on a consistent meal plan without giving in?

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 1, 2011 at 11:50 am

Hey Christie, The biggest factor for me was making the change of how I viewed exercise. Before, it was all about calorie burn…only when I started to look at exercise for all the amazing things it does for me…health, mood, FUN, etc, did I start to feel inspired to try new things. Once of which was running. Signing up for my very first 10k race was one of the best things I ever did. My exercise now had a GOAL. Each run had a purpose and to see my speed constantly improve over time had been one of the most rewarding aspects of running for me. It has shown me that my body is capable of awesome things if I treat it with care.

Tory February 19, 2011 at 5:25 pm

HI Angela! I have been following your blog for little over a year now and love everything about it! Thank you so much for taking the time in creating recipes that are not only healthy but delicious!

I live in rural Alaska and have to order all my groceries online as we have no grocery store. Is there a post of your “staple” ingredients. As in, ingredients that you keep on hand and in bulk? Also, is there an online natural food store that you have used?

Thanks in advance, and I look forward to your next post!


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 1, 2011 at 11:47 am

Hey Tory! I do not have a list of the ingredients that I use, but I would like to put this post together in the future. There is a great website for vegan goodies here: http://www.vivagranolaveganstore.ca/ but I am not sure if they ship to where you are. All the best! Angela :)

marie July 25, 2011 at 9:01 am

Hi Angela,
I love your blog and was wondering if you could tell me the species of cat your adorable Sketchie is?

Angela (Oh She Glows) July 25, 2011 at 9:15 am

Hes a bengal :) Thanks!

Catherine ebeling August 5, 2011 at 3:44 pm

HI There!
I like your blog and was searching for a good picture of a berry crisp that I could use in a recipe book I am putting together. Would you consider allowing me to use it? Most people who have allowed me use of their pictures let me add a photo credit with their name and website.
This book may potentially get pretty widespread distribution online, so a photo with your website could bring you some extra traffic. Please let me know as soon as possible.
Thank you so much!
P.S. YOu look great and kudos to you for turning your health around.

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

Email me and we will work something out! :)

Aleasha Shelnutt March 20, 2013 at 2:34 am

I have the same question, about a different photo. I can’t seem to find a way to email you! Please let me know the best way to contact you. Thanks! :)

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 21, 2013 at 7:41 am

Hi there, The best and quickest way to contact me is on my Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/ohsheglowsblog

Marc January 20, 2015 at 2:49 am

Hi Angela, I wanted to contact you but I can’t seem to find a way to message you on Facebook. Can you please send me an email when you have a chance?

Kristin Thomas August 13, 2011 at 3:30 pm

where do i find the link to sign up for your blog? love it and you are an inspiration!

Rebeca August 16, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Hi Angela!

I have really come to love your blog over the past year or so and I really appreciate what you have to offer and your perspective on healthy living.

Do you have any tips for getting my blog out there? I love blogging and sharing food, fitness, and stories is something I really enjoy but am at a loss on how to be more “out there” or in the loop on blogging.

Any tips or thoughts?
Thank you!

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:01 pm

Hi Rebecca, It’s so lovely to hear from you. I know it’s been a while since you wrote in — I hope your blog is doing well and that you’re still having fun with it. Enjoying the blogging process is one of the most important keys to success, I think. If you love what you do, it really shows, and that passion can take you a long way. :) With so many blogs out there now, I think it’s important to find your niche, and let readers know why you are offering something unique and/or worth coming back to.

Christina Burt August 17, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Hi Angela, First off love the site :) I was visiting your other site Glo Bakery because I was interested in purchasing some of the bars. However, I noticed all of them have peanut butter in them, this was a little disipointing… see I can not have peanut butter because I am not able to digest peanuts…all other nuts are fine.
Do you think you will ever make a bar that doesn’t have peanut butter in it? If so I would love to be able to place an order, and give your bars a try.

Christina Burt
Victoria, BC

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Hi Christina, Thanks so much for your compliments on the blog. While the Glo Bakery is no longer active (it’s been all about the blog, cookbook writing, and developing my app these past few years!), I do have a number of Glo Bar recipes available so you can make them yourself—and all of them can work with almond butter, as opposed to peanut butter, and one actually calls for sunflower seed butter. Check out the New Mama Glo Bars on the blog, the Mocha Empower Glo Bars in the Oh She Glows Every Day cookbook (p. 69), and the Present Glo Bar (p. 217) and Classic Glo Bar (p. 215) in The Oh She Glows Cookbook.

Jessica August 18, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Hi Angela-
just want to say how inspiring you are. I was just reading about how you were able to give up calorie counting. Im 25 and this has been something I have been obsessed with since I was 14. It is really hard to stop. Im going to take your advice and try and do it gradually. Because like you said, it controls your life and is not a healthy way to live. Would be great to hear if you have any more tips. Nice to see you have had success with this!

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 18, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Thank you Jessica!

Amie Sue August 23, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Hello Angela,

Do you have a way that I can contact you privately? Or do you keep it all open?

amie sue

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:31 pm

Hi Amie Sue, You can always say hello via email at press[at]ohsheglows[dot]com. I try to personally respond to as many emails as I can, but sometimes there may be a delay in my response as occasionally I can’t keep up with everything that comes in. Thanks for your question! :)

sophia September 1, 2011 at 3:48 pm

how do i subscribe? can i do that?

Angela (Oh She Glows) September 1, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Yes I have a RSS subscription on the right sidebar :)

sophia September 1, 2011 at 6:36 pm

thanks, didnt even see that (:

Sharon Swart September 6, 2011 at 2:21 am

Greetings from Sunny Cape Town, South Africa! From 1 vegetarian runner to another vegan runner, thank you SOOO much for introducing me to Blackstrap Molasses!! Hopefully goodbye to the iron supplements!!! (If only strawberry daquiri’s contained iron lol)!! I will be trying without fail to source this product locally. Can I ask, is the brandname “Wholesome Sweetners”?
Fab Blog Angela, love it!

Angela (Oh She Glows) September 6, 2011 at 7:35 am

Yes it can be found here for info: http://www.wholesomesweeteners.com/ although any blackstrap molasses will do!
That’s so cool you live in South Africa too!!

Sharon Swart September 7, 2011 at 8:47 am

You can always come on over for a wee visit to Saffa & make us a delish dinner!!!

Christina September 8, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Hi Angela! I am trying to find jars like the one in your Classic Green Monster post. Can you tell me where you got yours? Also, which size Glass Dharma straw is best for a Green Monster. The Smoothie size or the Bubble Tea size? I want to make sure before I order since they are sight unseen. Thank you so much! Love your blog :)

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

Hey Christina! I got that mason type jar from an antique market….haha. Weird right? You can get Mason jars from Wal Mart or home hardware type stores.

As for the straws, I prefer to largest diameter- not sure what it’s called but go for the biggest!

Hannah September 20, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Just discovered your blog, I may actually start crying tears of joy from finding it. I was just diagnosed with an egg allergy, in addition to being allergic to green peppers, red food dye, and caffeine. Every day is a struggle. I dread mealtimes at my school’s cafeteria because I can’t eat alot of what they offer. The worst thing is craving a chocolate cupcake, my favourite food. But then I found your website, quite by accident. Thank you, Thank You, Thank You!!!! Your site is a God send. I can finally have my cupcake, and eat it too!

Angela (Oh She Glows) September 21, 2011 at 8:46 am

Hi Hannah, nice to meet you. Thanks for your kind words! I hope you enjoy the recipes :)

Badi'a September 21, 2011 at 3:37 pm

I am in love with your blog! I even have my aunt (who refuses to read anything I recommend) following you daily! Recently, I’ve been toying with the idea of transitioning to a vegan diet, but I’m know my frustrations could easily derail me. Do you have any suggestions for an aspiring vegan? What are the “staple ingredients” you think someone would need?

Thank you so much!!!!!

Angela (Oh She Glows) September 29, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Hey Badi :) Thanks for your comment!

Off the top of my head…

Vegetables: tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, kale, spinach, sweet onion, red onion, garlic, fresh ginger, sweet potato or squash, seasonal stuff, LEMONS

fruit: Whatever is in season- right now- apples, pears, plums

grains/flour: rolled oats, buckwheat groats, brown rice, spelt flour, whole wheat pastry flour

nuts/seeds: raw almonds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds

other: apple cidar vinegar, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, natural cane sugar, Sucanat sugar, nut butter (either almond, peanut or sunflower seed butters), mary’s crackers, hummus

lisa March 3, 2014 at 9:50 am

Hi Angela, your reply to Badi didn’t include a list of vegan proteins. I’m a vegan and here’s what I always have on hand for my protein sources: tofu (extra firm), temph, seitan, dried and canned beans ( black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, chickpeas, etc), nuts (almonds, walnuts, peanuts), peanut butter,a protein powder and protein bars (for those busy days when I need a protein quick). Also soy milk and or almond milk. And my egg substitute for baking is Flaxseed. Be sure to grind before using or eating. Because our body can’t break down the whole seed.
And let me add it is not a big deal to not get your protein from an animal source. But you do need to be sure to ingest enough protein very day.
Good luck Badi! I’m so proud of you! Best way to go vegan is slowly. Otherwise it can become frustrating and overwhelming. You will be amazed at how great you will feel when you no longer ingest animal products. And that will be enough of a motivation to keep going. And when you fall back, no worries! You don’t have to be all or nothing. Be vegan as much as possible. Good luck!

Laurel October 6, 2011 at 3:57 pm


Your blog looks great! But I was wondering if I can subscribe to it? By that I mean can it get sent to my email? I couldn’t find anywhere on it that I could do sign up.



Angela (Oh She Glows) October 18, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Hey Laurel! You can subscribe here: http://ohsheglows.com/feed/

Sharon Swart October 18, 2011 at 12:36 am

Hi again!
My family in Vancouver are coming over to Cape Town, South Africa, for their annual holiday in December.
Are your Glo Bars available in any stores, or shld they order online? Want them to bring me some just because I can :-)
Am hoping they will make me run faster!!!!

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:02 pm

Hi Sharon, Thanks for your question! Unfortunately, I’m no longer running The Glo Bakery (these past few years it’s been all about the blog, writing my cookbooks, and developing the Oh She Glows app!), but I do have a number of Glo Bar recipes available so you can make them yourself, in your own kitchen: be sure to check out the New Mama Glo Bars on the blog, the Mocha Empower Glo Bars in the Oh She Glows Every Day cookbook (p. 69), and the Present Glo Bar (p. 217) and Classic Glo Bar (p. 215) in The Oh She Glows Cookbook.

Virginia October 19, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Hey Angela I was wondering what your take was on foods like:Luna Bars, Kind Bars, Pretzels, etc. What to you does eating those foods mean? I am interested because I am a Vegetarian but eat close to a Vegan, and my schedule is insane so I sometimes don’t have time to make breakfast in the morning and my lunch AND a snack? Thanks, your opinion or suggestions will help!

Angela (Oh She Glows) October 19, 2011 at 7:14 pm

I don’t see anything wrong with healthier convenience foods if it works in your life. I think the great thing about many convenience foods is that they are becoming more and more healthy these days. There are also more and more vegan options too.

Sue October 23, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Fruity Baked Oatmeal with Crunchy Cinnamon Almond Topping
I made this today and wonder if the cinnamon should be in the topping and not the mail dish.

Ana October 28, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Hey Angela,

I love your blog. I’m not vegetarian or vegan, but I have thoroughly enjoyed cooking a lot of your recipes from your website throughout this month and can’t wait to try out more!

Recently I bought some leeks– I’m from the Republic of Georgia and only a month ago moved back to the Western world (this time UK) and have been excited to have access to some ingredients that aren’t available home, leeks being one of them. For some reason they look so appetizing to me! But I couldn’t help but notice that you have nothing at all with leeks in your recipe logs and things I found online haven’t been terribly inspiring either. Generally I’m a huge believer of letting an ingredient speak to me and then building the dinner menu around that, but sounds like it may not work out this time around… or maybe it will? Please don’t let these leeks let me down– any tips on how I could [deliciously] incorporate them in my meal?

Thanks in advance!

Angela Liddon September 14, 2017 at 2:23 pm

Hi Ana, It’s great to hear from you. Leeks are great for adding a nice kick of flavour to savoury recipes, especially soups and stews. They can be used as you’d normally use onions, really–2 leeks is about equivalent to 1 large yellow or sweet onion. In fact, in my recent cookbook, Oh She Glows Every Day, my Golden French Lentil Stew and Shepherd’s Pie recipes both suggest the option of using leeks in place of onions, so you may want to check them out sometime! My Glowing Green Pasta Primavera also uses the delicious leek! I hope you try them out…I love these 3 recipes, personally!

Haley November 1, 2011 at 10:52 am

Hi Angela! I’ve been reading your blog for a while and I’m now at a point where almost all the recipes I make come from your site – seriously, I’ve never had a bad meal from Oh She Glows :) Over the past year I’ve been slooowly transitioning to being 100% vegan and I find myself wondering if I’m really meeting all my nutritional needs – I tend to just eat what I feel like. Would it be possible for you to walk us through what you eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner on a typical day (or two)? I’m just looking to create a little more balance and variety with what I’m eating and I’m sure you have some valuable insight to meeting nutritional needs :) thanks – can’t wait for your book! -Haley

Angela Liddon September 14, 2017 at 2:25 pm

Hey Haley, Thank you so much for the kind words. I’m so thrilled to hear that you enjoy all the recipes you make from OSG! :) As for my day to day eats, it’s a great suggestion. I have a 2-day meal plan in my first cookbook, I believe, and this is a great example of how I like to eat (though, I don’t always do…especially in recent months as a mama of 2 littles!) I hope this helps and thanks again for your kind note.

Angela November 1, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Hi! I came across your website while looking for a great pumkin muffin recipe. I have a website I’d like you to checkout whenever you’ve got time. sugarbabyaprons.com. Its my sister in laws company. She makes the worlds best vintage aprons. I think you would like them. So please whenever you’ve got time to check it out.

Sarah November 9, 2011 at 9:31 am

I love your site and actually found it through pinterest! I have since pinned many of your delicious recipes. The bummer is with your new recipage, I can no longer pin the image of the food that is the outcome. This makes me no longer able to pin your recipes and I think that pinning is a great way to spread the word of healthy, delicious recipes. Along with getting people in the know of your blog. Do you know why that image isn’t available? If you are able to make it available please tell me so that I can begin pinning again. Thanks!

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 9, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Hey Sarah, Thanks for bringing this to my attention! I had not idea. I will contact Recipage team and see if they know why. I certainly agree that pinning is a great feature to have.

Angb November 10, 2011 at 5:53 pm

curious as to how long the pumpkin butter lasts? I’m looking for some great recipes on OSG to give for Christmas…

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Hi there! I’d say this pumpkin butter (assuming this is the recipe you were asking after) should keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-4 weeks.

Tricia November 11, 2011 at 10:18 am

Saved for today! As long-time vegetarian and a some-time vegan (90%), I have major slips (aka binges) unless I completely eliminate wine, beer, refined carbs and cheese (which I keep in the house for entertaining and for my husband). Today, reading your blog, which I discovered during a web search for a recipe, you saved me from a trip to the store for a couple of my favorite donuts! Thank you. This is the BEST vegan blog I’ve ever seen. Did I say? “Thank you?”

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 11, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Thanks Tricia!

K.A. November 13, 2011 at 3:13 pm

I just wanted to let you know I have been really loving your site and it is incredibly helpful for me. I have spent hours looking through your recipes! I am currently very overweight but have spent the past couple years become more informed about healthy eating and moving more and more towards a mostly whole foods diet with a big focus on raw foods. The last few months I made some very big changes finally and I have lost a significant amount of weight now, but have a long ways to go yet. I love your site and have ADORED the recipes I tried so far. They all have such great flavors and use simple and decious ingredients. It makes it so much less scary to make this transition when I have this great recipes to try with my family. Thanks for what you do, it has been very helpful for me!

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 13, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Thank you so much. I’m so happy to hear that you are enjoying the recipes! Take care, Angela

Diana Renee November 22, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I just want to say that your blog has inspired me to start my own blog listed here:

I am new to the Vegan lifestyle and in the beginning stages. My blog is literarly one day old. Any tips? I am sure I am going to learn something new everyday. Just wanted to reach out and let you know that you are inspiration to me. I hope to inspire others in the future.
Take care,

Diana Renee – from sunny California. :)

Angela (Oh She Glows) December 1, 2011 at 12:56 am

Hey Diana, Congrats on starting a blog! I checked it out and it looks great. I will have to start saving my corks to make a holiday wreath too. :) MY best tip for blogging is to write what you are passionate about….only you will know what that is because it will speak to you and come through in your writing. Have fun!

Nadine December 8, 2011 at 10:10 am

Hi Angela,

I love your recipes! I’m planning on making your vegan nanaimo bars (the Christmas ones) and I was wondering if they keep well frozen?


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 8, 2011 at 10:43 am

yes they do freeze well if I remember correctly

Nicole December 8, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Hi Angela!
First of all, I’d just like to say that I’m a huge fan! I’m transitioning into veganism and I had some questions about alcohol. Since I’m 24 years old, I’ve realized that drinking is something I’m not going to be able to realistically avoid. Do you personally only drink “vegan alcohol”? If so, what should I look for when out at a bar?

Thank you for your help!

<3 Nicole

Angela (Oh She Glows) December 16, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Hey Nicole!
Thanks for your kinds words!
I do select vegan alcohol…there are actually more vegan friendly alcohols than I thought there would be. I find this guide very helpful: http://www.barnivore.com/# one of my favs vegan beers is mill street organic…we’re all hooked on it and its based our of Toronto. All the best, Angela

Sandy Rose December 8, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Hey Angela,

I’ve cooked quite a bit from your blog and your recipes have all been successes! I’m not a vegan but I love trying these recipes and having the option of keeping my veggie friends well-fed (instead of just giving them a platter of celery and carrots!).

I recently saw a recipe for Coconut Cream (basically the fatty part of coconut milk whisked into whipped cream). Your recipes always turn out to be delicious so I wanted to see if you had any creative ideas for incorporating it into a dessert of some sort.

I wasn’t sure where to ask this, but I thought this page would be appropriate!


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 16, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Hey Sandy! My carrot cake oatmeal comes to mind :) yummy! You can also search “coconut milk” on my recipage too

Tina December 14, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Hi! I created a tumblr called vegan foody (veganfoody.tumblr.com) and have been posting some of your photos (linking back to your recipes) and wasn’t aware that I had to ask permission to do so until now! So I’d like to ask permission to post your photos on my tumblr. I have many followers that drool over your recipes and would love to continue sharing them. If of course you’d rather I didn’t, I will delete the posts right away.

Thank you,

julie December 16, 2011 at 12:59 pm

HI Angela! Is it possible to find out the contact information for the naturopath you saw? Are you still happy with him? Looking for an awesome one in Toronto!
Thanks so much :)

Angela (Oh She Glows) December 16, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Hey Julie, The guy I saw is in milton…seems like a far drive for you, but you can email me if you want his contact info! [email protected]

Rebecca December 27, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Hello there!
I am a vegan and am having some problems with keeping my immune system up, I’ve gotten the flu and respiratory problems all in the same month after hardly ever being sick before. Anywho, I’ve been looking into Noni juice as an option, it sounds a bit too good to be true with all of it’s health benefits and whatnot. However, the price tag is a bit hefty and I was wondering if you knew anything regarding it and what your two-cents are. I love your product reviews on all the different vegan foods and products out there so I trust your judgement. Please let me know what you think!

Angela (Oh She Glows) December 28, 2011 at 8:36 am

Hey Rebecca, I’m sorry but I don’t know anything about Noni juice. I wish you a speedy recovery!

Ann December 30, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Hi Angela, I found your website on glamour.com about your spaghetti avocado recipe and soon I became addicted to your blog/website! I am still in my teens but over the last two years I developed an ED. I wasn’t overweight at all but I was insecure about my changing body and was making poor food choices by going behind my parents back, buying chips, drinking soda, etc. I became insecure about my body and started controlling how much I ate and counting calories. It was horrible and I was miserable and looking back I realize my body was not bad and that if I just made better food choices all of this wouldn’t have happened. Thanks to your blog I am now motivated to stop counting calories and focus more on giving my body what it needs. Since I started reading your blog I haven’t had one negative thought about my body – a first since my ED! I don’t feel guilty about upping my calories (I’m still weaning myself off it) and trying to listen to my body.
I just wanted to thank you for helping me get back my body, my life, and my happiness!

Angela (Oh She Glows) January 1, 2012 at 9:04 am

Hey Ann, Thank you for your beautiful comment. I’m so happy to hear that you are making so much progress! All the best to you in 2012!

Stephanie January 3, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Hi Angela!

Thank you so much for your website! You have inspired me to eat a healthier diet. I also have been having 1-2 smoothes a day for the past month. I feel so much better, from where I was before (I used to only have 1 serving a day!). Now I have a minimum of 4 a day :) Still working on it, but I’m proud of my progress, and I’m taking care of myself!

I was wondering if you have any super quick, and low ingredient recipes? I am a lazy cook, and prefer things that I can make without going to the store!


Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:33 pm

Hey there, Stephanie, it’s so great to hear from a fellow smoothie fan! With two little ones underfoot, these days I’m all about quick and easy recipes. :) For recent blog recipes, you should check out my 8-Minute Pantry Dal, Adriana’s Fave 10-Minute Pasta, Cozy Butternut, Sweet Potato, and Red Lentil Stew, Avocado Strawberry Caprese, and Glowing Spiced Lentil Soup. (And my No-Bake Chocolate Fudge cookies are a super-quick treat for the sweet tooth!) I’d also suggest taking a look at my second cookbook, Oh She Glows Every Day—it’s all about low-fuss, accessible recipes for busy, everyday life. Hope this helps!

Edith January 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Hi Angela!
You are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kaylee Norton January 12, 2012 at 7:44 pm

I love your recipes, blog and website! I was hoping I could contact you directly, but I can’t locate an email address. If you would be so kind (and have time) I would love to chat with you about a possible feature on my website.

Lauren January 20, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Hi there! Love browsing through your site :) It’s like a guilty pleasure, that’s not guilty!

I was just wondering about sweeteners… I like being more natural/”healthy” and was wondering what is the best way to sweeten plain yogurt or oatmeal or in baking, for example – I have been using vanilla extract – what do you think of that? I hesitate using it because it’s not really “natural” or not sure how good it is for you… Don’t know if I should be having these concerns? What do you like using? Recommend?

Thanks for your help!

Angela (Oh She Glows) January 21, 2012 at 8:54 am

Hi Lauren, I love pure maple syrup and also Sucanat.

ash @ http://peacehappinessyoga.blogspot.com/ January 23, 2012 at 10:22 pm

I love your blog, I really want to try juicing- I’m a little scared especially since I only own a blender :) Thanks for the great recipes and positivity!!!

sarah January 24, 2012 at 11:22 am

hello angela,
oh my god, we have so much in common about the eating disorder and the exzessive sport to lose weight… I could cry while I read this.
but you get it! you can be so proud of yourself! I wished I was… and I wish I could write to you personal. I have an eating disorder since my childhood (noch I´m 28) and don´t know what to do (I have help from a psychologist, she´s great). Don´t know if I eat too less or too little.

It´s great to see that there IS a way of a normal, healthy live with FUN about cooking and eating and all this stuff :) I hope I´ll get there anytime.
hugs from germany, sarah

Eva January 30, 2012 at 9:07 am

Hello Angela,

I recently stumbled upon your blog and I cannot begin to describe how much I enjoy reading it (not to mention gawking at all the pretty pictures and feel well, glowy because of all the inspirational recipes and posts in general!)

For someone like me, a 25-year old student who has been looking for ways to improve her diet (and overall life) both in terms of healthiness as well as (animal/ environment) consciousness, this is a great blog. I am inspired by your life story, all the things you do, make and write and am touched and impressed by the comments of your followers.

Truly, you get two huge thumbs-up and a genuine ‘thank you for being awesome’ from this Dutchie :)
Keep it up, milady Glow!

Angela (Oh She Glows) January 30, 2012 at 9:32 am

Thank you Eva! Im so happy to hear you enjoy it.

Natalie February 6, 2012 at 6:31 am

I love your blog! I found it when I was looking for vegan recipes (yours are the only ones I have been able to successfully master and feed to my non-vegan friends and family without apologizing. They’re always a hit.) It turned out though, that there was so much more on your blog that I can relate to and it’s become an inspiration to me. I absolutely love reading it. I was wondering, though, because you’re a runner, if you could share some of your experience. I’ve been told recently that I need to incorporate post-run meals for recovery if I’m going to progress, but I’m having a hard time figuring out what that should look like in a vegan diet. Do you have a post-workout meal that works specifically well for you, and if so would you be willing to share it? Please and Thank you, and Fantastic Work :)

Angela Liddon September 14, 2017 at 2:25 pm

Green Warrior Protein Smoothie. My Protein Power Goddess Bowl, Energizing Broccoli Dal, Spiced Red Lentil, Tomato, and Kale Soup, Chickpea Salad, and Glowing Spiced Lentil Soup are also filled to the brim with high-protein goodness, as are my Super-Power Chia Bread (page 229 of The Oh She Glows Cookbook) and roasted chickpeas (try the ones on page 220 of the cookbook and on the blog here, or Salt & Vinegar Roasted Chickpeas on page 221) for a “snackier” option. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a sweet snack to grab on the go heading to or from the gym, there’s my Super Seed Chocolate Protein Bites or Two-Layer Raw Chocolate Brownies (which have about 4 grams of protein per square…not bad for a dessert). Who doesn’t love a sweet treat after killing a workout? All the best to you and your family!

Coralyn February 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm


I found you through Pinterest and I am very excited to find your fantastic recipes and I’m looking forward to your book! I can’t find one of your recipes though, can you help me locate it? It is categorized on Pinterest as “spicy black beans with chipotle avocado sauce, cilantro, tomato, lettuce, cucumber, red onion, & sprouts”. It is a wrap sandwich. I can figure it out except I need the recipe for the chipoltle avocado sauce. I’ve seen some online but they include cheese or just don’t sound great so I want to stick with yours. Thanks so much!

~ Coralyn :)

Angela (Oh She Glows) February 8, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Hey Coralyn, I’m sorry to tell you this, but that is a dish from a restaurant in Toronto called Fresh! Sorry about that. Thanks for reading!

Coralyn February 8, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Bummer, Ok thanks for responding quick! I’ll look at all the recipes online and try to figure something out. Love your blog.

Lori February 18, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Love your site and I’ve been following it for about 8 months now. Thanks for all of your yummy recipes you share!! :) :)
I’ve got a quick question. I *think* I remember a while back you posting some sort of cookie/bar thing that had hemp seeds in it. They were some sort of super energy creation and I want to say you made them for friends or in-laws. Does this ring any kind of bell and if so what was it? I’ve been trying to search the recipes but I’m not find it. Maybe this was something I made up in a dream? ;)
Thanks for your help!!!

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:34 pm

Thanks for the love, Lori! Could you be thinking of either my Feel Good Hearty Granola Bars or Super Seed Chocolate Protein Bites?

Marti February 24, 2012 at 2:21 am

Hey Angela,

GREAT BLOG! I just printed out the “Endurance Crackers.” Very excited to try them. One thing. Your blog has a “print recipe” widget? (Wonderful!) But when I used that and printed, I didn’t realize I was going to be printing ALL THE COMMENTS, too. I know someone as health conscious and generally smart about things might not want people to waste 16 pieces of paper every time they print something. I’m sure you can fix that. Again, great blog… still looking around. :)

Angela (Oh She Glows) February 24, 2012 at 9:46 am

Hey Marti, I wonder why it did that for you? That is strange! I havent experienced that before, but I will check it out. I now use recipage, as you will see in recent months, and there is no issue with printing. Thanks for letting me know!

Marijke February 24, 2012 at 11:41 am

Hi, I’m vegan for a few month’s now, just like you I struggled with an eating disorder for a long time. From when I’m vegan, I start to feel better, but its yet a very long road to recovery. But my husband has a problem with my vegan life style, he thinks that its one of my new crazy plans, he thinks I’m overreacting, he just not understand, and also, i know I will be vegan for life, it’s just feels so right! And I, as well have difficult with him, because he is the totally opposite of vegan. It’s getting already so bad, that us marriage is almost falling apart.. I don’t know anymore what to do, how to handle this…

Bryanne February 24, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Angela, first off, thanks for being such an all around inspiration! I have a question about kosher salt. What kind do you use? Everytime I put in the amount on a recipe, it ends up being way too salty. Are there different types? Thank you!

Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2012 at 8:56 am

Hey Bryanne, I’m not sure of the brand (the box just says kosher salt), however salt tastes do vary A LOT by type/brand I find. I will be more careful when putting down quantities in the future. Thanks for the heads up!!

Bryanne February 25, 2012 at 9:54 am

Hi Angela, thank you for your reply! It turns out I am using course kosher salt, which might have something to do with it! :) Don’t change a thing, your recipes are AMAZING!

Aimee Cofer February 25, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Love your blog!! So glad I stumbled upon it, I’ve shared it with so many other women!! When is the cookbook coming out?? I’d love to order one!! :)

Aimee Cofer February 25, 2012 at 3:05 pm

haha- answered my own question, I see the link “The Book”… can’t wait. In the mean time I will be following your blog and trying recipes along the way! :)

Alex Kimble February 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Hey Angela, just wondering what important tools you used for your garden beds? We have everything to get for building the raised bed, but wondering what you found helpful for you? For digging, soiling, planting, etc? Thanks! I’m a newbie :)

Angela Liddon September 14, 2017 at 2:26 pm

Hey Alex, We just used a very basic gardening set of 3 or so tools (which you can find at most home hardware type stores). I’m sure you can get much more fancy than that but it served its purpose! :)

Ronya February 29, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I must say I love your site!! Im a littel discouraged because I became a vegan due to health concerns and at first I was feeling great… not bloated no constipation.. now I’m back to bloated and constipation and I am not loosing anymore weight like I did in the beginning. Suggestions?? Like you in the past.. I struggle now with self acceptance and weight

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:02 pm

Hey Ronya, I’m sorry to hear that you’re struggling! Since your symptoms could be brought on by many factors, I would suggest speaking to your family doctor as a starting place. I hope you’re feeling better soon!

Ronya February 29, 2012 at 4:18 pm

love this site!

Jessi March 1, 2012 at 10:43 am

I pinned some of your pictures on my Pinterest Board, but after reading an article about the legality of that, and even seeing on your frequently asked questions that it is not okay to use your pictures without permission, I’m wondering if you are okay with that. I would assume you are since you have your own Pinterest link and boards, but I wanted to ask first. I only just discovered your website yesterday, and it looks like you have a bunch of yummy recipe ideas. I can’t wait to try the Avocado pasta.


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Yup Im cool with Pinterest! Thanks for asking though :)

debra March 4, 2012 at 12:17 am

Hello Angela,
I am thrilled to find your website. Just what I’ve been looking for.
Love the large colored photos of each stage. My question is concerning the
Ultimate Walnut Loaf. The recipe states 1/2 cup oats, ground to flour.
At this time I can not grind anything ~smile~. Thought I would
purchase oat flour, would I use a1 /2 cup flour or would it be less or more?
(Not sure if the 1/2 cup oats are still 1/2 cup after grinding into flour).
Thank you very much.

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2012 at 9:38 pm

It might be a tad bit more…so you could probably use 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp oat flour :) enjoy!

Carly March 5, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Hi Angela,

I loveee your blog! You are such an inspiration especially reading your posts on how you have conquered your eating disorder. I was wondering if you find yourself ever returning back to those old habits of binge eating and if not, what you do/remind yourself to keep from returning….?

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 6, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Hey Carly, Thank you :) Glad you are enjoying the blog!

Initially I found it very hard to beat binge eating….it took a long time. I wasn’t able to until I gave up counting calories, restricting my food intake, and weighing myself. Once I did those three things, the urge to binge eventually went away all together. I learned in my psych courses that bingeing can be an adaptive response if the body thinks it is in danger (i.e. starving, stressed, etc). Once you take away those “danger” signals to your body, it no longer feels a need to binge, at least, that was my experience.

Alicia March 6, 2012 at 8:17 am

I love some of your recipes on here; however, I see a picture of a kind of apple pancake at the top of the recipes page (next to the pic of the pumpkin butter pancakes) for which I cannot find a matching recipe. Do you have a recipe up for that?
Thanks! :)

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:35 pm

Hey Alicia, Could this be the recipe you were wondering about? http://ohsheglows.com/2011/04/14/giant-upside-down-apple-pancake/

Jordan March 11, 2012 at 7:02 pm

I just wanted to let you know that I made your vegan chocolate chip cookies and they were heavenly! They were so good that I felt the need to tell you! I’m not vegan but I’ve been trying to live a healthier lifestyle while still being able to eat the sweets I love and this recipe was perfect! These came out so much better than I had imagined they would. They were so soft and chewy to not have had and butter or eggs. This was my first time using flax and I have to say it worked out perfectly! Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I will be making these all the time now ;]


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 12, 2012 at 9:18 am

I’m so happy to hear that!

Barbara March 18, 2012 at 9:29 pm

How/have you adapted your recipes for those also following a fat-free vegan diet? We are following Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s recommendations in his book “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease”, and also the book “forks over knives”, so going from omnivorous to fat-free vegan is testing our creativity, but learning a lot, and plan to watch your blog for ideas.

Angela Liddon September 14, 2017 at 2:27 pm

Hey Barbara, I tend to include a lot of healthy fats in my diet, so I can’t say that I’ve developed many fat-free recipes, but I totally understand the need some have for it. My oil-free recipe section might be a good place to start your search: http://ohsheglows.com/categories/recipes-2/food-allergies/allergies-oil-free/ I hope this is somewhat helpful. All my best!

Crystal March 23, 2012 at 10:05 am

Hi Angela!

I’m a big fan of your blog and love trying your recipes. You are a big inspiration to me :)

I’ve got a question about chia seeds – should I be eating them whole or in ground form? In France (where I live, but am originally from the Niagara area in Canada), I can only find them in organic stores as whole seeds. Are they better absorbed by the body in whole form or in ground? Any insight on how to get the most out of my chia seeds would be most appreciated!!

Keep up the good work!

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 23, 2012 at 10:46 am

You can eat them either way…the beauty of chia is that they don’t have to be ground to be absorbed (unlike flax seed)

Helena Chatterjii April 7, 2012 at 10:04 am


Starting of with a big THANK YOU, for such an inspiring and joyful blog! I recognise myself in many of the stories you so openly care to share. My question to you as a vegan is how you make sure to get enough Omega 3? I struggle a bit with finding a right balance between diet and exercise and am especially concerned about getting enough Omega 3.

Would really appreciate some advice in this matter!

Happy Easter!

Kind Regards,


Angela Liddon September 14, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Thanks so much for the warm words, Helena. It’s so lovely and humbling to know you’ve found my blog an inspiration :) Great sources of omega-3 fatty acids in a plant-based diet are chia seeds, flaxseeds, hemp hearts, and walnuts. There are so many ways to incorporate these foods into your diet, and you’ll find lots of ideas on my blog! Some of my favourite recipes include chia seed pudding, my vegan overnight oats, and chocolate hemp smoothie. I also take a supplement when pregnant or nursing for an added boost. Hope this helps!

Aimie April 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Apologies if it’s already been asked/requested – but I was curious if you plan on adding in nutritional information for your wonderful recipes? I’m lucky enough to have just had my gallbladder out, perfect timing as I was diagnosed right after I decided to walk down the vegan path! Unfortunately, I’ve found that a large majority of vegan foods are rather high in fats – good ones, but nevertheless, it’s something I have to avoid for some time. Anyhoo, I would love to see what the “nutritional breakdown” is for the recipes to help me better decide which recipes to make staple diet items for the future, and also which ones I might need to alter some to better meet my needs.

Love your blog! You have so many wonderful ideas and resources for people trying to live a vegan life, and not feel deprived. Thanks for sharing!

Angela (Oh She Glows) April 9, 2012 at 7:35 am

Hey Aimie, I do from time to time, but since it’s so time consuming, I am afraid that it hasn’t become a staple in each recipe. It is something Im considering doing for the cookbook however. I will keep your comments in mind for sure! Thanks & all the best.

Matt G. April 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm


I’ve been saving a ton of your recipes to try out someday (I just started cooking last fall….my browser finds more food than I’ll ever have time to make) and I have a question about milk. I often see almond milk listed in your recipes. Is there a particular reason for that? Is Silk (original flavor) too sweet to substituted for it?

BTW, thanks for the inspiration. There are 1,000s of food blogs out there but yours stands proud thanks to your photos & descriptions. Of course, now I’m constantly disappointed by what most restaurants have to offer because they have no imagination!


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 10, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Hey Matt, Thanks so much for your kind words about the blog. I appreciate it so much! As for the almond milk, it’s really just a personal preference. I love the taste of almond milk. The reason I tend to buy unsweetened and unflavoured (i.e., no vanilla extract) is because I find it more versatile when baking and cooking. You can use any kind that you prefer though! I just caution when making a savoury recipe- I’ve had readers tell me that they could taste the vanilla or sweetener when making mac n cheeze for example, so it’s best to use unsweet/original for those types of recipes. Of course, you can also use soy, rice, hemp, oat milks, etc if you wish. Take care!

Matt G. April 13, 2012 at 11:13 am

Thanks! Maybe I’ll try almond milk. I know what you mean about the flavoring. I made a chickpea-tomato soup out of the Vegan on the Cheap cookbook and used Original Silk. Didn’t end up tasting all that great because even the original flavor had too much intrinsic sweetness. We have some non-vegan options in the pantry I should have used (we’re mostly vegetarian), but I prefer to use Silk because we always have a few containers in the fridge.

Lauren April 10, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Hi! Im in LOVE with your blog. I use to be vegan, and I got pregnant and everything changed due to HEAVY cravings. Im now vegetarian, and i realllllyy want to transition back into being vegan again, I felt AMAZING being vegan, not to mention so much healthier. But, Im having such a hard time with vegan ever since having my son, especially with trying to afford food being a single mom, on a tight budget.
any advice on transitioning to vegan, and ways to STAY vegan on a budget?

Angela (Oh She Glows) April 11, 2012 at 6:45 am

Hey Lauren,

I’m writing a post today that will list a huge vegan shopping guide…different stores online and in person. Hopefully this will help you get the best bang for your buck.

Melani April 20, 2012 at 11:40 am

Thank you so much for writing this blog. I work with individuals who struggle with eating disorders, and it can be a real challenge finding recipe/lifestyle sites that are appropriate resources for clients. Congratulations on finding and pursuing your life’s passion! (Your recipes are delicious, too!)

Angela (Oh She Glows) April 20, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Thank you Melani, that means so much to me.

Shelly April 21, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Thank you for sharing your story and being such an inspiration!

Angela April 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I don’t remember how I found you because I just started this blog thing and I am sooooo confused! Lol. But I’m sure glad I did!!! I think you are amazing And I love your website! I am definately interested in your cookbook and hope all your fabulous recipes are in it! I myself am a bit of a carnivore but I love taking a break from it and eating earthy!! I would love to follow you but I can’t figure out how, I can’t even figure out how to add your blog in my “follow blog” site in word press. If you have any suggestions for me I would love to hear them! Looking forward to reading more on your site and trying your recipes!

Good luck girl! You are a shining star!!!!

Angela (Oh She Glows) April 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Thank you Angela! :)
I have follow me icons on my right side bar. Do those help at all?

KATHY MALLET April 30, 2012 at 8:35 am

Hi Angela, fell on your amazing website by chance and love it! Im not vegan, but the recipes sure does interest me. The reason why I am writing to you; Im a 34 years old healthy+athletic women that LOVES TO EAT! Unfortunatly…sometimes I eat more than I need. Good and bad food. I know whats good for me, but still eats the bad…even if they make me feel not that great…didnt find the perpose yet. Is it auto-sabotage? Control? Sure there is boredom and emotion involved…but here in Moncton, I dont know anywhere I could get the help I need. Deep down, I am just working on loving myself and eat without gilt. Kathy xo

Audra April 30, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Can you recommend a brand of nutritional yeast? I’ve tried two different brands so far and they both taste like sawdust???

Angela Liddon September 14, 2017 at 2:29 pm

Hey Audra, haha…yes the flavour can take some getting used to! Have you tried incorporating it into a sauce or other dish yet? Sometimes when it’s combined with other ingredients (and used sparingly) the flavour blends in nicely. I use Purely Bulk brand.

sarah Bradley June 7, 2012 at 4:51 am

Hi I have a question regarding your recipes…..what is the serving amount on them….I have a family of 5 but im thinking the recipes that you post might be for 2? thank you.

Angela (Oh She Glows) June 7, 2012 at 7:50 am

Hi Sarah, I post the yield/servings in each recipe. I hope that helps!

Cynthia June 10, 2012 at 9:43 am

I made the Lemon Tahini Dressing and just love, love, love it. I also use it as a dip for raw veggies. I would like to know how long can you keep this dressing? I made mine three weeks ago and I have it in a well-sealed glass jar in the fridge. I use it about once a week and well I smelled the dressing today, and it still smells good. There is dressing for one more salad so do you think I could use it?
Ciao for now

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:36 pm

Hi Cynthia, I’m so happy you love that dressing! It’s a fave of mine. It keeps in an airtight container in the fridge for a week, or possibly a bit longer; it will thicken as it sits, so stir well before use. You can also freeze it in a freezer-safe zip-top bag for up to 1 month.

Kentucky Lady 717 June 23, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Just discovered your blog per (My 2 cents with a grain of salt) it is great, do you offer a newsletter and if so how can I sign up ?
Love your Green Monster Drink recipe, will make when I get to the store….Thanks

Angela (Oh She Glows) June 23, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Thank you, I’m glad you like it! There is an RSS and Email subscription on the right hand side bar, no actual newsletter as of yet, but hopefully soon.

Cynthia June 26, 2012 at 4:18 am


I am a chilean-italian living in France… and here in the counrty of cuisine i have found my love for cooking…

I have become a vegan not so long time ago, although i was already eating less meat. For me all started as a support for animals since it makes me very sad how they are being treated. Now i just also feel great and so light and healthy.

But im worried cause i might start getting less protein and calcium?

Do you have any advices? i have always been so healthy and now that im feeling so good and more loving to cook i dont want to quit my new vegan life..

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:03 pm

Hi Cynthia, It’s wonderful you’re feeling so great on your new vegan diet! There are so many sources of protein and calcium in a plant-based diet — lentils, chickpeas, nuts, seeds, tofu — but, especially when you’re first transitioning, it can be hard to know if you’re getting enough, or how to do so. If you’re concerned at all about your protein and calcium intake, my best piece of advice is to talk to a nutritionist or registered dietitian.

Courtney July 11, 2012 at 7:16 am

I can’t even tell you what a change your website has made in my life. Just a few short months ago, I was overweight and unhappy with high cholesterol and very high blood pressure. After I incorporated green monsters (which I now drink every day before my workout and LOVE!) and became a vegetarian, I’m down just over 20 pounds and I feel great! Even if I hadn’t lost any weight, I would’ve kept going, because I FEEL incredible! My skin is clear, my hair is shinier, and I’m in a much better disposition. I am working on my goal to become a complete vegan and I hope to continue on this path. Thank you SO much!!

Angela (Oh She Glows) July 11, 2012 at 10:40 am

Hey Courtney, Thank you so much for your kind comments! I’m so happy to hear about all of your changes. Congrats!

Caryn July 16, 2012 at 9:35 am


I am a recent convert to veganism & came across your site while looking for recipes. My daughter, Meghan, is 13 months old so I’m always trying to find recipes to keep her interested :) Can you recommend any good recipes that are suitable for babies?
I also wanted to ask you if you prefer Almond milk to Soya milk & if you do, why?


Angela Liddon September 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Hi Caryn, Thanks so much for your question. My advice when it comes to little ones is always to speak to your pediatrician before introducing any new foods. But, since this question was from a while ago and your 13-month-old is no longer a 13-month-old, there are a few recipes I’ve recently added to the blog and my app that may interest you: 8-Minute Pantry Dal, Adriana’s 10-Minute Pasta, Hunky Heartbeet Cabbage Soup, Superfood Porridge (app; “Three Bears Porridge” on the blog), Zucchini Bread Muffin Tops (app), Butternut Squash Mac ‘n Cheese, and Nutrient-Packed Guacamole (app), and Healthy Kiddo Cookies (app). My second cookbook, Oh She Glows Ever Day, also has loads of kid-friendly recipes or recipes with kid-friendly options. Hope you’re all doing well these days, and that if you try any of these recipes, they’re a big hit!

Stephanie August 6, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Hi Angela !

I have recently adapted a vegan lifestyle and your blog has inspired and got me through my transition from vegetarian to veganism – I don’t know what I would have done without it !
I am attending my first vegan potluck this weekend and I was wondering if you could suggest a crowd pleasing, no fail recipe (I want to make a good impression !!). Also I am from New Zealand and it is winter here so a preferably a recipe that uses more “wintery” ingredients !

Can’t wait for your book and hope I can get it shipped all the way over here !!

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 13, 2012 at 9:12 am

Hey Stephanie, Sorry for the delay in reply! I would suggest checking out my top salad recipes here: http://ohsheglows.com/2011/12/28/top-5-salad-recipes-of-2011/ I love the lightened up protein powder goddess bowl.

Lynn August 7, 2012 at 2:49 am

I have been stalking your site, trying your recipes and enjoying every minute of it. I had a question about the egg substitutes, do you ever use Ener G Egg replacer and how do you compare it to chia egg and flax egg?
Thanks for all your effort, it has helped improve my life.

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 7, 2012 at 8:18 am

Hey Lynn, I used to use it more in the past, but then I challenged myself to make recipes without it and haven’t really used it since. It does work great though! I might have to use it in a vegan vanilla cake recipe because Im not having much luck otherwise.

Rita August 15, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Do you have a newsletter that I could sign up for?
Thank you Kindly!

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 15, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Hey Rita, Not yet but hopefully at some point!

El August 30, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Hi Angela, I just found your blog. I was actually looking for a recipe and then started reading about you and that you have had an ED. You are so successful and happy and beautiful and it motivates me because I still am in denial a lot of the time and believe there is nothing wrong with me and my habits are normal. It sooo confusing. But you are proof that recovery is possible. I am 20 and have been struggling a lot with university and recovering at the same time, they are both so consuming.

Also, I have a few questions:
1) do you think being vegan somewhat restricts your options, I want to become vegetarian but my dietician says thats not a healthy behaviour at the moment because it restricts what I can eat
2) I have trouble with baking/cooking/preparing meals, I still live at home so lucky Mum does it now, I don’t feel safe around the kitchen as it leads to the uncontrolled/mindless eating or binges. I looove cooking and trying new recipes, I spend so much time on recipe blogs (which I know is terrible for my ED, because it makes me think about food a lot) but I just wanted to know how you cope with that, i feel like cooking and recipes feds my ED

3) I used to want to become a nutritionist or dietician, I currently studying pre med… but still really unsure about life. I think its not a good idea for me to go down the nutrition pathway as It will again fed my ED

I hope this makes sense to you, I would love to hear back from you!

All the best, XX

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:04 pm

Hey EI, I’m sorry for the delay in reply to your comment! Thank you so much for your kind words. It’s so true that navigating our relationship with food, body image, and how we feel is such a personal journey. It sounds like you’re seeing a dietician which is a great place to start, and I wish you all the best with everything no matter what you decide is ultimately best for you! Thanks for reading.

gyen September 1, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I love your blog! And I’m not even a vegetarian, much less a vegan! I just like good, whole food, and yours is just that. I’d totally buy your cookbook, because I love everything you make! I make that tahini-lemon-nutritional yeast dressing all the time and serve it on whatever raw veggies I have on hand.

Thanks for offering so much of yourself: the blog must be a ton of work, but it is a huge blessing!

ruby September 18, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Hello Angela!

I first came to your site through Buzzfeed where you were in a competition with Tiny Urban Kitchen sometimes in 2011 (?).

I just read through your “About” page and this F.A.Q and wanted to let you know that…

You are an inspiration to a happier future.

I love this quote from this post:

“I used to think that I was a product of my environment, but I now believe that I am in control of my happiness. Happiness did not come and find me. I created it…and I worked very hard for it.”

Desi September 24, 2012 at 7:43 am

Hello Angela!

As I was searching for vegan graham cracker recipes I came across yours and noticed that one of the ingredients is olive oil. I was just wondering what role the olive oil plays in the recipe? does it change the flavor of the cookie at all? Can it be substituted? Does it mess with the shelf life of the cookie?

Sorry for the load of questions but I figured if any one would know it would be you! Thank you very much and keep up with the awesome blog!!

Looking forward to hearing from you,


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 24, 2012 at 11:56 am

hey Desi, You can probably sub the olive oil for another oil of your choice! I wouldn’t omit it though.

Amber September 26, 2012 at 9:37 am

I’ve been recently turned onto your page/blog. I love baking and baking vegan. I’ve been looking for an awesome cranberry oatmeal cookie recipe that uses dates in it. Any suggestions?

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:05 pm

Hey Amber, I have an oatmeal date-based breakfast cookie–Banana Bread Muffin Tops–which you could probably add cranberries too! There’s also chocolate chip cookies on my blog and app (and in my cookbooks) which I also assume you could add dried cranberries to, if desired. I hope this helps!

Natasha October 1, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Let me start by saying your story is inspirational, and your passion comes through with every post. The attention to detail amazes me!! I am a person who has recently made the lifestyle change of Veganism. Your website has helped me more than you know, every recipe I make is amazing and always a hit. I am however in Graduate school. I find myself busy and overwhelmed, my social life is now a distant memory and preparing meals is probably the only thing I do for myself these days. I was hoping you had some budgeting tips for the broke vegan?
:) Natasha

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:06 pm

Hey Natasha, Thank you so much for the kind words. I’m thrilled to hear you’ve found the blog so helpful, and are enjoying it and my recipes so much! As to your question, relying on pantry staples like legumes, beans, and whole grains can really help make a plant-based diet budget-friendly. I’d recommend buying dried legumes and grains rather than canned or frozen; they are often much cheaper to buy dried, and though they may take longer to prepare, if you make a big pot you can always freeze portions for quick meals later on. It also helps to do your grocery shopping at budget grocery stores, if possible–and whenever something goes on sale (especially something with a long shelf life), load up and buy it in bulk! Last but not least, I’m a big fan of cooking multiple servings that’ll leave leftovers for later days. This saves money, and as a bonus, it also saves on prep time, which is great when time is something you’re low on.

zara k. October 4, 2012 at 12:25 pm

You’re story is so inspiring I teared up. I’ve been in college for 5 years studying something I have no interest in, and I find that 5-6 hours a day I’m online researching the vegan lifestyle and drawing pictures (alot of them having to do with veganism). I spend another 1-2 hours everyday cooking because it’s what I love to do. I am so close to graduating but I dread my life ahead of me as a high school teacher. I want to make a life change so bad, but school has drained me of all my money. Instead of having a pity party, I am going to look forward and hopefully make big changes after a few years of making money from teaching. Thank you for giving me hope that I can one day make a living doing what I love xo

Jaimie October 10, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Hi! LOVE your blog; it is so beautiful! I am on Day 3 of attempting to eat vegan. I came here from Pinterest; someone posted your strawberry pancake recipe; it looks amazing! I was just wondering who designed your blog; I am looking for something similar to this for my business blog. Thank you!!

Angela Liddon September 14, 2017 at 2:31 pm

Hey Jaimie, Thank you so much for the blog love. :) My husband did most of the design work, and we use the Thesis blog theme. I hope this helps!

annie October 16, 2012 at 9:06 am

Thanks so much for your amazing blog! I am a vegan, however, I have to admit that I mostly eat frozen foods. I am trying to get into a healthier lifestyle and really need to buy a blender! Is there one that you recommend? I am trying to make smoothies and to make the pumpkin butter and other vegan recipes, it calls for it to be pureed. Anyone have any blenders that they could recommend? Thanks!

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:36 pm

Hi Annie, You can check out a few of my favourite kitchen appliances at my Amazon store, here.

Char October 22, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Where can I buy this Balsamic vinegar that you recommend? Thank you for such an informative and lovely blog. Can’t wait to try the vinegar.

Acetaia La Bonissima Balsamic Vinegar

Angela (Oh She Glows) October 23, 2012 at 9:30 am

Hey Char, I purchased it from Whole Foods. Goodluck!

Celia October 25, 2012 at 11:33 pm

I love your recipes! I am neither vegan nor vegetarian but eat that way at least half the week and your recipes (the ones I have tried) are great. I have a question. What do you use that would replace evaporated milk or condensed milk in a recipe such as a pie or pumpkin roll. I am trying to replicate family recipes, making them healthy but tasting as much like the original, that have been passed down, as possible. Thanks for any ideas.

Angela (Oh She Glows) October 26, 2012 at 7:45 am

Hey Celia, I have made a condensed coconut milk before, maybe that could work? See my vegan bailey’s recipe: http://ohsheglows.com/2012/03/12/homemade-baileys-irish-creammade-vegan/

Celia October 28, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Thank you, I will give it a try.

Cindy October 27, 2012 at 10:32 am

Hi Angela,
I am wanting to make your “Choc. Chip Blizzard”, but noticed it is for only 2 people, and I’m having a party. How do I increase ingredients properly?

Cindy Burkey

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:08 pm

Hey Cindy, I’m so sorry for the late reply to your comment! I hope your party and blizzards were a big success!

cynthia October 30, 2012 at 2:57 pm

hello Angela,

i love you oatmeal recipes…but i live in a small studio without kitchen for the moment, only a microwave…do you have any recipes i could try in the microwave to make my oatmeal in the morning? or is not possible?

thank you!

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:39 pm

Hey Cynthia, I think you’ll want to check out my 5-Minute Oatmeal Power Bowl or Overnight Hot Oatmeal Power Bowl (Oh She Glows Every Day, p. 49). These recipes were designed to be put together then night before and then heated for a short time on the stovetop…but I can’t see why this method wouldn’t work just as well in the microwave! Just microwave it for short intervals until thickened to desired consistency. Lots of readers also enjoy heating up Vegan Overnight Oats in the microwave, too!

Heather Graham November 4, 2012 at 10:25 pm

OMG I LOVE this blog so much! SO thankful I found this because I have been on a very restrictive diet for a while now and it’s starting to get to me. I am on Kimberly Snyder’s diet and it is lacking in the vegan recipe department haha! I’m hooked on your site, Angela!! I’d also LOVE a shout-out as I’m a pop/r&b recording artist in Atlanta working with Justin Bieber and Usher’s vocal coach, Jan Smith and two Grammy winning producers seeking exposure. I have a fashion and health blog too called “Glitter and Pearls” on Tumblr with my sister.
Just let your followers know I am a hard-working vegan woman, trying to make her career happen, like the rest of us. I write songs to empower women and my EP is in the works. Ok enough about me… Thanks again for your awesome site!!

Mary Rawlings November 9, 2012 at 11:41 am

If the photos above are from your own files, is there a recipe for the 3rd photo-the fruit-pie looking shot…or maybe those are your fruit tarts? So glad to find your site!

Jenny November 22, 2012 at 12:17 am

Hi! I LOVE all your recipes!! Please don’t ever go away! Your blog has saved my, “what do I make” blues!

I’m not sure if you’ll see this in time to respond, as I’m making one of your recipes for tomorrow (Thanksgiving). But even if you see it afterwards, I would still love a response. :)

In your, “Pumpkin Pie with Gluten-Free Pecan Crust” recipe, the filling calls for coconut cream or almond milk. My store was familiar with coconut cream, but said they didn’t sell it. Can I use full fat coconut milk instead? Or can I refrigerate canned coconut milk & use the fat on top? I’m just not familiar with coconut cream, so not sure on substitutions, if you could please advise. I can’t use most nuts, especially almonds. (I’m going to make this with a store bought GF crust). Thanks so much!

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 22, 2012 at 11:26 am

Hey jenny! Yes you can use either full fat coconut milk or you can use the cream from the top of the can. When I have it handy, I prefer to use the cream from the top of the can for an extra indulgent tasting pie. Happy Thanksgiving!

Gen November 22, 2012 at 9:40 am


I was wondering if when you use brand name processed foods, could you say what is in the product that you are using. (For example I can across Earth Balance in a pie recipe — what is that ???). I do not live in the USA some things you have mentioned by brand name do not exist here, and it would be good to know what is in what you are using so we can find a suitable substitute.

Also could you for example with using beans from a tin, could you say how many cups exist in the drained product or the weight of the dried beans ? In Europe they do not have the same tin sizes as the USA or sometimes that type of bean is only available dry, not tinned, and sometimes there is even more or less liquid in it. (Also most European recipes tend to use weights not cups but that is easier to deal with).

So a more exact measurement of how many cups or weight of beans after draining go into a dish would be great. Also if someone wants to make it from dried beans it is easier to know how many to use at the end of cooking … I can only get black beans here dried from the Asian import store for example :-)

Very good recipes – have book marked you.

Shivani Jain November 22, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Hi Angela! You have one more fan among so many! I’m on a spree on trying your Vegan Overnight Oats these days! I just heat it up in the microwave next morning and I’m all set!! I was wondering since your recipe calls for all sorts of various Oats like rolled, steel cut etc. Does it make any difference if I replace them with just “Regular” Oats??


Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:08 pm

Hey Shivani, Thank you for the love! Yes, usually regular oats are the same thing as rolled oats or old-fashioned oats. Just be sure not to use instant oats as they don’t have the same chewy texture as rolled. Unless you prefer that of course!

Rhonda November 26, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Hi there – I am interested in your homemade rolos. Do you know what impact they might have on Glycemic Index? How about calories? These are 2 things I’m trying to pay more attention to and I was wondering if you had a sense of this based on your experience with the recipe. Thanks in advance!! I love your site and recipes and I’m not even vegan!

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:40 pm

Hi Rhonda, I’m sorry, but I’m not sure! If you plug the recipe information into a tool like caloriecount.com or nutritiondata.com, though, you should be able to get a nutritional breakdown to start from.

Cassandra @ TheScienceofFood December 2, 2012 at 1:12 pm


I’m sorry to hear about your knee injury. I know how frustrating it can be when you feel limited and you have to wait a long time for answers. It’s good that you’re still able to do other forms of exercise in the meantime.

The orthopedic surgeon will definitely be able to give your more information but surgeons tend to only know about….surgery. With many orthopedic surgeries there isn’t nalways a guarantee that it will do any good, it’s quite a process to go through for nothing.

Have you ever considered consulting an osteopath? As a medical scientist, I used to think that they were a little cooky but they’re actually really knowledgeable to tend to take a more holistic approach on your body. I can’t say enough good things about my experience with my osteopath regarding my back issues. She was so knowledgeable and gave me answers that nobody else could give me, and she was really positive, she ended up talking me out of surgery which I believe was a good thing. If you have insurance you might be covered 80% or more for visits, if that’s the case I would strongly urge you to go and consult with one. Your sports medicine clinic could probably refer you to a good one. It would be beneficial to have their opinion before your consult with the surgeon just so that you have the ENTIRE picture and you can make the most informed decision about your knee.

J -D December 5, 2012 at 12:02 am

I’m struggling with how to support a friend with an eating disorder. If you could find time for me to email you the details I’d really appreciate hearing your opinion on whether or not there is anything helpful I can say.
Thank you!

Mary Hirschhorn December 7, 2012 at 10:45 am

I am so glad that a sports injury led me to your site! I am very interested in learning more about eating Vegan so thank you

Molly Hale December 7, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Hey there!

I am in love with your blog, I made the rawtella recipe for the first time and it turned out amazing, that is going to be stocked and ready at all times!

I am a crazy cook myself, love to make Thai Food (PS have you read she simmers? THAT blog kills me!)

I’m mostly writing to say “awesome blog!” and see if you have any interest in a guest blogger? I want to feature some whole food recipes that I love and the benefits of clean eating.

Thanks for reading and keep up the awesome work, you can email me back if you’re interested!

Best regards,


Jenny December 22, 2012 at 9:30 am

Hi, Angela!

I LOVE your blog… please don’t ever go away! I am going to try your, “Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Red Quinoa Soup” this weekend. You mention “cashew cream” but I couldn’t find a recipe for it. Could you please give instructions for it?

Any time you want to give alternatives for sweeteners for your recipes to replace sugar, I would love that! :)

Also, formatting-wise, it would be wonderful if at the bottom of each specific recipe if we had the option of asking a question there, about that recipe… just a suggestion! :) THANK YOU for all your wonderful, healthy recipes!

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:41 pm

Hey Jenny, You can find the Cashew Sour Cream recipe here: http://ohsheglows.com/2016/03/13/cashew-sour-cream/. And thanks for your feedback! These days, if there’s a sweetener I’ve tested that worked out well in a recipe as a substitute for sugar, I’ve included that info as a tip at the bottom of the recipe. :)

Christina December 22, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Good afternoon Angela!

One of my really good friends (whom I admire for making healthy eating and fitness high priorities in her life) recommended your blog to me. I myself have been battling a cycle of binging for about 6 years now.Then one day I watched the documentary Forks Over Knives and Food Inc, and I became painfully aware of how damaging processed foods are. I want to clean up my diet and elliminate all of this horrible food before it takes a serious toll on my health, and believe me I’ve tried, but I have had so much trouble getting started and instilling healthy habits that will last. Do you have any advice for someone who is just starting out? I’ve heard the best way to make the switch to clean, all natural eating is to start slowly..

I really appreciate your time, Angela. I really admire you for overcoming all that you’ve gone through; you inspire me. Have a wonderful day!! Happy Holidays!

Angela (Oh She Glows) December 24, 2012 at 9:57 am

Hey Christina, I am actually starting a new series at the beginning of the year on this very same topic! I Hope you find it helpful. :) Thanks for reading & goodluck!

kelly December 23, 2012 at 10:44 am

I am new to vegan/vegetarian/raw cooking – Your site is one of my favorites and a go to. I am wondering about the recipes where you utilize chocolate. What type to you use – With most chocolate having a milk base what do you use for the vegan recipes?

I really want to try Chilled Double Chocolate Torte: The No-Bake Version – looks really amazing!

Thanks for your time,

Angela (Oh She Glows) December 24, 2012 at 9:51 am

Hi Kelly, I used dark chocolate (and just check the label to be sure there are no milk ingredients listed) Enjoy!

Grace January 2, 2013 at 6:38 am

your website is so amazing. I have been obsessed for over a year now and I recommend it to all my friends and family members every chance I get. I cannot believe how easy you’ve made it to find recipes for meals throughout the day and to print them. In addition, the recipe ingredients are simple, you guide step by step how to create the meals, and they are all so delicious. You really make eating vegan a breeze!!!! It has helped so much with my stomach problems, and in transitioning away from eating meat because of my strong beliefs in animal rights protection. There are not enough words to truly thank you. You are inspirational!!!!!!!!

-Grace Alvarez

Pattie January 7, 2013 at 2:10 pm

My son eats vegan and I have made for him and with him many of your recipes. I came across this Chocolate Cake recipe and thought you might like to try it.
Enjoy and Thanks!

Erin January 7, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Hello! Thank you for all the information on your blog. I have even doing my best to eat vegan the past few months and learn how to transition my children to a mostly vegan diet. Your words have been supportive and your recipes inspirational!

I am trying to find a delicious recipe for simple Asian noodle soup and thought I might ask you for advice. Maybe you have tried it already or maybe you are interested in attempting it.

Thank you again for everything. All the best to you.


Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:09 pm

Hey Erin, Thank you for the recipe suggestion. I haven’t made one, but I really should! And thank you for the kind words about the blog too.

Jordyn January 10, 2013 at 8:15 pm

I just want to tell you that your blog has changed my life. I just went completely vegan after being “mostly vegetarian” for about a year now. I thought it was going to be so hard! Especially because I own a bakery which is currently riddled with butter, eggs and various other badness. I had no idea that I could make UHHHMAZING desserts with no dairy/animal products. I’m seriously considering taking my bakery in a completely vegan direction now. My husband was so worried that he would miss eggs and cheese too much to stick to our new way of life but so far with the substitutions I have found, he hasn’t even noticed! Thank you for dedicating so much of your life to this blog because it truly is an inspiration to me and makes me happy and proud to be Vegan! Keep up the good work!

Krista January 13, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I love all of your recipes, but I am trying to loose weight and am torn when deciding which new recipes to try because there is no nutritional info… Can you add this!?!? Or do you have a list of recipes that you know are good when trying to loose weight!?!?!? Thanks!!!!!

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Hey Krista, Nutritional info is something we’re considering adding in the future. Thanks for your suggestion!

Lola January 14, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Hi Angela! I’m trying to determine a way to send you a private message regarding your RSS feeds. It’s an issue I’ve had for some time. Rather than post it on your FB page or as a comment I’m wondering if there’s some way to contact you directly.

Mena Reu January 20, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Hi! While “pinning” I came across your picture of spicy black beans with chipolte avocado sauce. It looks soooo good but I’m having a hard time finding the recipe. I tried looking it up and I keep getting a “0 results”. I’m so disappointed because I was hoping to try this week. Can you email me the recipe?

Thank you!!!!!

Mena Reu

Angela (Oh She Glows) January 21, 2013 at 8:27 am

Hey Mena, Do you mind replying to this comment with the link of the picture…that would help me find out what recipe it is.

Mena Reu January 21, 2013 at 3:07 pm

This is the “pin” i tried searching a recipe for and could not find: Hey, check out this pin on Pinterest: Spicy black beans with chipotle avocado sauce, cilantro, tomato, lettuce, cucumber, red onion, & sprouts.http://pinterest.com/pin/32158584811059752/

If you can, please email me the recipe because I would really love to try! :)

Thank you!

Sent from my iPhone

Angela (Oh She Glows) January 22, 2013 at 8:16 am

Sorry that was from a restaurant in TO called Fresh :)

georgia January 26, 2013 at 3:28 pm

how do you find the nutrional value for the recepies

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Hi Georgia, Some of my older recipes share a link to their nutritional information at the bottom of the recipe. My more recent recipes, however, do not have that information available. Additionally, if you have my second cookbook, you can find the nutritional info for it here: http://cdn.ohsheglows.com/docs/OhSheGlows_Every_Day_Nutrition_Info.pdf

Clo February 5, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Dear Angela,

Thank you for all you do– I love your blog! My church has a program to feed homeless men and women in the community each Sunday. Someone brings a hot meal, and generally 25 guests come for lunch. We are becoming increasingly concerned about the nutrition of the meals that we provide. I started eating a plant-based diet last year, and was hoping to compile 5-10 plant-strong recipes to make cooking less intimidating for volunteers and encourage nutrient-dense meals that can feed a large crowd and are affordable.
Would you recommend any of your recipes as good for a large group, or suggest any resources for these types of recipes?
Thank you again for any help, and all the best!


Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 3:21 pm

Hi Clo, First off, I’m so sorry this reply is coming so late! I hope your church’s program is going well. Here are some suggestions for future Sundays; they’re all fairly simple to make, hearty and budget-friendly, and can be easily made into bigger servings: 8-Minute Pantry Dal (blog), Adriana’s Fave 10-Minute Pasta (blog), Hunky Heartbeet Cabbage Soup (blog), Glowing Spiced Lentil Soup (blog), Cozy Butternut Sweet Potato and red Lentil Stew (blog), Crowd-Pleasing Tex-Mex Casserole (The Oh She Glows Cookbook p/ 149), Crowd-Pleasing Caesar Salad (blog), My Best Shredded Kale Salad (blog), and Tangy Cilantro-Lime Quinoa Salad (blog). More generally, chilis and soups would probably be great options for you! Hope this helps.

Lori February 17, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Where do you find chia seeds?

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Hi Lori, Typically, you can find chia seeds at your local grocery store in either the organics/natural or health food section. Alternatively, you can find them at a place like Bulk Barn, Whole Foods, or Organic Garage.

Megan Lopez February 19, 2013 at 8:51 am

Hi Angela,

I have recently just came across your blog and it is great! I am 21 years old and I have been trying to eat healthy ever since I got into college and ran my first marathon two years ago. This past fall my lifestyle changed when I became aware of all the amazing plant based foods that made me feel amazing from the inside out. I am now a vegetarian! But sometimes I find it difficult to create recipes and be creative in what I am eating so I am not repeating the same foods in my diet. I really would love to start a blog like you but I am not really sure how to go about it. It’s sometimes hard with being in school and trying to find time to make delicious recipes. How do you come up with all these amazing recipes?? How do you know what goes well with what? How did you teach yourself? Any advice would help!! Thank you!


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 19, 2013 at 9:20 am

Hi Megan, I do a lot of reading! :) Magazines, cooking websites, blogs, etc. It really adds up over time. :)

Shelley February 27, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Hi Angela,
I love your blog and the recipes on it! I am interested in the nutritional information on each recipe. I notice that you occasionally include it. Is there anyway you can include nutritional information with each recipe?

Angela (Oh She Glows) February 28, 2013 at 9:47 am

Hi Shelley, I’ve been doing this more and more lately so keep your eyes peeled. :) I always post the link at the bottom of the directions.

Maya February 28, 2013 at 12:47 pm

I’m not sure if anyone has recommended this, but have you tried Bikram yoga? It is supposed to be great for healing any injury (definitely not a quick process though!). It definitely healed me from a weird nerve/hamstring thing that physical therapy did nothing for. And they always talk about it healing knee/ankle injuries.

Angela Liddon September 14, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Hey Maya, Thank you! I haven’t tried it (although I enjoy yoga). I may have to try it out sometime!

Kristin March 1, 2013 at 10:39 am

I love your blog and all the amazing recipes! I’m curious as to whether your husband is a vegan now as well? I recently made the switch but my husband is TBD! Thanks :)

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

Hi Kristin, No Eric is not a vegan, but he does eat vegan 90% of the time now…a big big change for him and I’m so proud! Goodluck :)

Ellen Francis March 8, 2013 at 11:48 am

Hi Angela, I love you website and blog! It’s beautiful and inspiring!! I would love to put one of your recipes that I adapted on Vegan American Princess! I changed a couple of things to suit my taste but all in all, it’s a great one—Vegan Tortilla Soup! I will be sure to mention Oh She Glows and embed a link back to your website. Thanks so much for being such a great example for those of us starting out. Please check us out: veganamericanprincess.com
Thanks, Ellen

mary March 16, 2013 at 1:41 pm

you are an artist in the kitchen. I have used many of your recipes as a bas and they are always delicious. Just one comment under holidays there are no Jewish holidays and no recipes or vegan alternatives suggested.

Jennifer Bourassa March 23, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Hi Angela,

My name is Jennifer and I’ve been enjoying your delicious recipes for over one year now. I just want to apologize for not taking the time out earlier to thank you for sharing them on your website. You have become a household name in my house and every single recipe I’ve attempted has been scrumptious, mouth watering, and boyfriend approved. ;-) It’s hard to name a favorite but your triple lentil recovery soup, zucchini muffins, chocolate torte/pudding, creamy orange sunshine soup, tomato basil pesto, enchiladas, and tofu with pineapple salsa and coconut rice are some of our regulars as well as our morning green monsters.

I came across your website while exploring your Green Monster Movement site and have never stopped going back. It happened just at the time when I was wanting to build up my repertoire of vegan dishes. I’m vegetarian and haven’t made the complete switch yet but it’s definitely been an enjoyable experience so far thanks to your knack at creating delicious recipes.

I have shared your website with countless friends and family and they have all become obsessed with your site too and have been spreading the word. You make vegan food fun, simple, filling – and most importantly – delicious!

Thank you again and looking forward to discovering more delicious food!

All the best,


Helen March 28, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Hi Angela,

I’m 56 yrs. old and have had an eatng disorder since the age of 16! That’s 40 yrs.!!!! Not only do I binge, but I’m constantly bouncing around from one diet to the next. I am constantly soooooo stressed out over what to eat, what not to eat!!!! One day I’m not eating meat, to the next day eating a high protein (meat) diet. As of right now I have dieted my way up to being 60 lbs. overweight, at least!!! Not only am I driving myself crazy, but my family as well. My poor husband can’t keep up with me, yet he is so tolerant of my (this) insanity. I just can’t seem to get off this horribe merry-go-round!!! My thoughts of food are all consuming! When I’m not dieting, I feel quilty, when I am dieting, I feel deprived. Either way I feel miserable!! But I won’t give up on myself, because I know I can overcome this addiction. And it’s an addiction that I’ve allowed myself to obtain through the “DIETING INDUSTRY”, and if any young, or middle-aged, or older woman can have access to what I am writing, the best advice I can give is: DON’T DIET, BECAUSE ONCE YOU START A PART OF YOU DIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When I was 16 yrs. old, I was 5’2″ and 110 lbs., and from reading magazines and articles on dieting, I was made to believe that I was overweight! And not only overweight, but inadequate, according to their standards. So to sum this all up, sadly, I have spent the majority of my life stressing over something as simple, and as necessary, as food. I have given food, and the dieting industry, the power to take away a part of my life that I’ll never get back. WHAT A WAIST (WASTE)!!!!!!

Nick April 4, 2013 at 5:35 am

Hi Angela Liddon,

I’m Nick, on behalf of Stephanie from Step It Up with Steph.

Steph wanted me to let you know that she loves what you’re doing on your blog! She thought that her new program may be of interest to your readers – she combines fitness with mental exercise – helping women to feel more confident and happy in their bodies, and also gives them the nuts and bolts for how to get in shape or commit to their health & fitness.

Her new 30 Day Jumpstart Program is here:

Would you be interested in offering some sort of giveaway into the program to your readers, or have Steph do a guest post or provide you with content?

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Ash April 4, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Just a far off question. I turned 28 this year. and im 125lbs.
Ive gained 8 this year already normally around 115-118lbs.
I know your not a professional but i value your opinion.
This last year i feel like I’m battling constant hunger. Doctors say nothing is wrong.
I try to get a balanced vegetarian diet. but it doesnt seem to matter what i eat.
i turn around 10 mins later looking in the fridge. and when i do eat i never feel truly full.
Any thoughts?

Angela (Oh She Glows) April 5, 2013 at 11:33 am

Hi Ash, I would visit a registered dietitian if possible – they will be able to look at your diet as a whole and see if there are any macro or micro nutrients that are missing or need boosting. goodluck!

Daphne Populiers April 11, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Angela, what a beautiful site you have! I just started my own blog about two months ago, it’s about vegetarian, vegan and raw foods (www.veggiestylewithdaphne.blogspot.nl). You’re definitely an inspiration! Thanks, and I’m sure I’ll spend quite a few hours on reading your stories ;-) Greetz from Holland!

Angela (Oh She Glows) April 12, 2013 at 11:39 am

Hey Daphne, Thank you I will be sure to check out your site! All my best

Jo April 16, 2013 at 8:30 am

Hi, I was just wondering if you have any recommended reading? I’m fairly new to this lifestyle, and have been vegan for about 3 months, but my main source of info is your blog, and searching the internet. I’d like to know more about nutrition, and the specifics of what different foods can offer, but am struggling to find any books that address this. Any ideas? Thanks, Jo

Angela Liddon September 14, 2017 at 2:33 pm

Hey Jo, This is a really great resource guide if you’re still on the hunt for some plant-based reading!

P Stewart April 19, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Hi! Such a great site, appreciate your words and your recipes! I have been writing online for a couple years now, about my journey through disordered eating. It has mainly been a private journal that helps me get my thoughts out but I am finally coming to the point when I would like to take the blog to the next level. Could you answer some questions about formatting etc? Do you have an email to be reached at? Thanks!

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:11 pm

Hey there, That’s great that you’re thinking of starting a blog! Unfortunately, I don’t have any blog resource guides, but I do know there are many helpful “how to start a blog” guides online if you are up for it. The theme we currently use is Thesis, but we will be revamping the blog’s design in the coming months (fall 2017). I hope this helps!

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Adrienne @ Whole New Mom April 24, 2013 at 11:18 am

Hi Angela. Love your blog. I couldn’t figure out how to contact you so I am leaving a comment here. I was entering your giveaway today and there were Victoria’s Secret ads coming up. They were really–well–Victoria’s Secret-ish and I had to send my boys away from the computer. Would you maybe consider blocking the URL from your ad company? I’ve had to do that on my blog w/ several companies.

Thanks in advance :).

Wylene April 25, 2013 at 6:50 pm

I recently made your coconut macaroon thumbprints. They were delicious, but oily. Can I reduce coconut oil by half? Also I want to reduce amount of maple syrup. Do you think that will work? I might need some other liquid for right consistency.

Thanks. Love your recipes.

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Hi Wylene, I’m glad you enjoyed these macaroon thumbprints! Sorry to hear you found them a little too oily for your liking, though. As this is an oil-free recipe, I’m wondering if maybe it was the coconut butter which felt a bit oily? I find these thumbprint cookies are best served straight from the fridge, rather than at room temp, and that might have contributed to the texture you weren’t a fan of. In terms of reducing the maple syrup, you can probably swap it for another liquid sweetener of your choice, but reducing it would likely throw off the rest of the ingredient proportions. If you’re up for experimenting, go for it though! :) Hope this helps.

cosmina April 29, 2013 at 5:47 pm

What can I substitute egg whites for in recipes? Thx!

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:12 pm

Hey Cosmina, Subbing egg whites can be tricky as egg whites often provide structure and leavening in recipes which can be tricky to replace (especially if there are more than a couple egg whites called for). Some people have success using aquafaba or flax/chia eggs, but it really depends on the recipe. My advice would be to search for a vegan version of that recipe first, and see how the recipe developer made it.

Josie May 10, 2013 at 9:09 pm

For your vegan chocolate cupcake recipe, would you be able to use this recipe to make a cake? I would love to make a cake for mothers day on sunday and love this recipe but am not sure if it will work! Let me know please! Thanks

Angela (Oh She Glows) May 11, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Hi Josie, I think it would probably work fine – not sure how large of a cake it would make though – maybe an 8×8 or a small round?

LINDA May 15, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Hi Angela,

I just became vegan, although in my heart I always felt like I was one, just didn’t have the courage to do it. Until I saw the talk that Melanie Joy gave on carnism. And that pushed me or gave me courage to do it. I am nervous about it. Esp. for my familys reaction, I am anticipating lots of negative comments. But for once in my life, I will stand up for what I believe in without, doubting. Because this calling is in my heart it is really strong and i can’t ignore it anymore. I just wanted to tell you have such a beautiful , reassuring smile. It warms my heart. And you do glow from the inside out. I tried one of your recipes yesterday wonderful. Thank you for your blog, I just love it.

Angela (Oh She Glows) May 17, 2013 at 8:10 am

Thank you for your lovely words Linda!

LINDA May 15, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Just a suggestion Angela, before you print your cook book. Please make it one with rings around it so it easily stays open and we are not fighting with it to stay open. I don’t know why nobody ever thinks of that.

Linda xx

Kathleen May 21, 2013 at 6:57 am

I thoroughly enjoy your site. I changed email providers and had to unsubscribe my old address. I have been unable to find the subscription link/area to be able to subscribe with my new address. Please help.

Angela (Oh She Glows) May 22, 2013 at 7:39 am

Hi Kathleen, My subscription buttons are found on the right hand side of the page (at the top) hope this helps!

Jana Cervinka May 24, 2013 at 11:27 am

I love so many of your recipes, and they really help me keep on track with vegan and vegetarian goals, and weight control. I would appreciate a ‘My Recipes’ section where I could file my favourites and new ones to shop ingredients for. Centralizing your recipes on your website instead of e-mailing myself links would be great. What do you think?

Tara May 28, 2013 at 7:48 am

Hi Angela,

First, I just want to say how much I love your blog. You and your recipes inspire me daily.

I’m a runner and I’m currently training for my 4th half marathon. In an effort to try and improve my running I have started strength training. I was also reading that protein powder will also help improve my muscles and running.

My question is how to use them. I make a green smoothie every morning and I use about half a cup of Greek yogurt for the protein but I don’t think that is enough. Would I just need to have a protein shake after a long run or should I have one every morning as well?

Also, what protein powder do you recommend? I have read a lot of good things about Vega. do you know if they are available in stores or only online?

Thanks for you time and advice, much appreciated.


Angela Liddon September 14, 2017 at 2:34 pm

Hey Tara, Thank you so much for the sweet words about my blog! I have a protein smoothie once a day (using a heaping scoop of Sunwarrior Warrior Blend in natural), but I think everyone’s needs vary. I would suggest speaking with your physician or a RD if you’re concerned about your protein intake. I hope this helps!

Jessica May 30, 2013 at 6:11 pm

Are you ever interested in taking vegan recipe submissions? …don’t *think* that one was in the FAQ’s….I read them but sometimes all the info just doesn’t make it in the brain, ya know? :)

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:13 pm

Hi Jessica, Thanks for your question! We don’t usually take recipe submissions on the blog, but if you have any recipe suggestions my ears are always open. I love it when readers share recipes ideas and requests with me…it’s so inspiring, and I always bear them in mind for future kitchen experiments. :)

Jennifer May 31, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Dear Angela,

My name is Jennifer and I work for the Mr. Food Test Kitchen. Our newest website is EverydayDiabeticRecipes.com. If you are not familiar with it, I encourage you to check it out: everydaydiabeticrecipes.com We aim to be a source of healthy recipes for those diagnosed with diabetes. The site, along with our weekly recipe newsletter is just getting off the ground and we are eager to build our audience, which is where you come in!

We have been brainstorming ways to get our readers involved and enjoy the site more, so we are looking for bloggers such as yourself to contribute recipes or healthy eating suggestions and tidbits. They don’t have to be new articles or recipes, just diabetic-friendly. We ask that the recipes list nutrition data, as all of the recipes on our site do as well. We are happy to include your photo and bio, along with a link back to your blog.

The site is still in its infancy, but we have high hopes for it. Our original site, MrFood.com, has more than 2 million unique visitors.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing back from you soon.

All best,

Chris, Brisbane Australia June 1, 2013 at 4:38 am

Hi Angela, I just made your banana bread protein bars. They are delicious! Can you please tell me whether they should be stored in the fridge or not. I live in Brisbane Australia.
Thanks. Chris.

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:16 pm

Hi Chris, I know this is coming really late (so sorry I missed your comment until now!), but yes, I’d say the banana bread protein bars are best stored in the fridge for maximum shelf life. They’ll probably be okay for 3-4 days in there if you wrap them well. I’m so happy to hear you love the bars! I need to make them again soon.

Paula Newcomb June 4, 2013 at 5:31 pm

I would like to try your recipes, they sound interesting and delicious but I really need to keep track of my calorie intake. I read in your faqs that you do not count calories but it would be very helpful to have a per serving count. Any recommendations for other cookbooks with calories noted would be helpful

Brenda June 13, 2013 at 1:45 pm

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wendy June 14, 2013 at 12:01 am

I love this website, just found it. Thanks so much for all the delicious recipes and all of the great information you share on here. Keep up the good work!

Abbie July 8, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Hello!! I’ve recently just found your blog, but I’m already obsessed and in love with it!! I’m 15 and I can relate to your past. I was wondering if there was a way or if it was possible to get ahold of you privately (via E-mail or something.) because I have a few question’s and would like some advice. If not, I completely understand! Thanks!

Bay July 8, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Hello Angela, my name is Bailey, I am 19 years old, married to my high school sweetheart whom I have known since we were 9, his name is Taylor and he is a soldier in the U.S. Army.
Last december (2012) i started gaining weight pretty quickly after my husband came home from deployment as we had gone to eat out and celebrate! But when i finally tried to cut down and lose the weight i JUST KEPT GAINING AND COULDN’T STOP. My doctor with the army (they are assigned to us) wouldn’t listen to me and pretty much chalked up my huge “pregnant-looking” rock-hard belly to my diet, even after several trips to the E.R. with extremely severe stomach pain that caused me to heave over in pain.
In March of 2013 i finally got assigned a new doctor and found out i have h-pylori virus and have had it for a VERY long time. It caused my body so much stress i released cortisol relentlessly! I gained 45 pounds and during that time i lost a lot of my self confidence, none of my clothes fit anymore and NOW i’m trying to fix my eating habits that i have now developed out of irritation for not losing weight now matter what i tried! I have read a lot about “Binge eating disorder” and i do believe i’m suffering from it. I am struggling to gain control of myself so that i can feel happy again, i have not told anyone about my suspected disorder because i feel ashamed at the fact that i cannot control what i eat, EVEN AS I AM EATING IT AND TELLING MYSELF TO STOP i just can’t seem to do it.

I guess my question is: do you have any specific exercise advice and any advice on how you over came your eating disorder and made a change for the better? I feel lost inside this person that i am right now, because it is not me at all…

Thank you for your help!

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:15 pm

Hey Bay, First off, I’m sorry for the late reply! I’m so sorry to hear you are/were dealing with the virus, and side effects. That sounds so frustrating. I can’t imagine! I think everyone’s journey with binge eating is different, but for me, part of the healing process was that I had to stop counting calories and restricting my intake. I believe it was the starve-binge cycle which threw off my normal hunger cues. I had to relearn how to eat and listen to my body, if that makes sense. Anyway, I hope that you are in a better place now, and feeling renewed health and optimism!

Helena Chatterji July 22, 2013 at 10:59 am


Love the blog. Thanks for sharing! :)

Am curious of how many times per week you go running and how far each session?

Look forward to hearing from you!


Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:17 pm

Hi Helena, My workout routine tends to vary a lot these days, as I try to mix it up with running, spinning, walking, and Barre. :)

Maggie Vitality July 23, 2013 at 7:40 am

Hi … I am starting a company to help people achieve maximum health (myself included). I really like the picture of your raw buckwheat porridge, and am wondering if it is ok if we use it on out site, with reference to ohsheglows.com.
Thank you for all that you do.

Eva July 29, 2013 at 7:56 pm

Wonderful work! You have put your heart and soul into your blog, your passion shines through and is inspiring! I have been vegan and mostly Raw vegan for over 10 years and I still find your blog informative. Way to go! Best of luck on your cook book!

Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Thank you so much Eva!

Dana August 6, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Hello Angela,

I have been following your blog for some time now and just love the variety that you offer in your recipes. Just tonight I made your “lighten up protein power goddess bowl” and my husband and I both loved it. Your site has become one of my go-to spots for recipe inspiration, and everything I have made from here has been a success.

I recently signed up to receive your emails, and I hope you won’t mind, but I have a suggestion to make. I don’t know if you intentionally decided to leave the email subject line as “oh she glows”, but as a reader, having the subject of the blog post/title of the recipe in the subject line would enable me to know what the email is about. Often, I have skimmed through because I am checking email on my phone and just want to check what’s in my inbox, but won’t read the email until days later because it didn’t catch my eye. I had mixed feeling about even making this suggestion, but I thought that if it was me, I would want to know.

Great job on your blog once again. I truly enjoy it.

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 7, 2013 at 9:02 am

Hey Dana,
Great suggestion (one I’ve had from others too so you aren’t alone!), I would love to change this, but I’m unsure how to do so. I’ll keep looking into it though.
All my best,

Lindsay August 16, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Hi Angela!
Love the blog, and have been a reader for many years, but haven’t kept up for a few months. I remember awhile ago you were having tummy troubles. I suffer from occasional stomach discomfort, and I was wondering if your issues resolved?
Looking forward to checking out your book next spring!

Angela Liddon September 14, 2017 at 2:34 pm

Hey Lindsay, I did find relief by doing a couple different things: I started taking a good probiotic religiously, I started eating fermented foods like sauerkraut daily, and I cut out carrageenan which I suspected was giving me troubles. My stomach issues have gone waaaaay down, I’m happy to say!

Kerry August 22, 2013 at 11:21 am

Hi Angela! I just discovered your website and absolutely love it. Do you have any suggestions for how to build your own blog (do you use a site like wordpress.com)? How did you learn to create your own website? I’m hoping to start one of my own but don’t have any idea where to start! Can’t wait to keep reading through your recipes! Thanks!

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:19 pm

Hey Kerry, Thank you so much for the kind words. Yes, I use wordpress and the theme I use is called Thesis. However, we’re undergoing a blog redesign this fall (2017), so we will be switching themes (yet to be determined). I would suggest looking online for “how to start a food blog” guide as there are many wonderful resources on the web! Happy blogging. :)

Savannah August 27, 2013 at 3:47 am

Hi Angela,

Love your recipes! I’m currently studying naturopathy and am personally not vegan but I’m looking into the health benefits of a vegan diet for cancer patients. The main thing I have an issue with is that I can’t get past the fact that veganism is somewhat unnatural and not meant to be the way we eat because vegans cannot get B12 in their diet without supplementation/fortified foods. However I am very interested to learn how an accomplished vegan justifies this. What is your take on this?
P.s. not being at all judgemental, just wanting to learn!
Thanks, Savannah

Julia (Newfoundland) September 6, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Hi Angela! I cannot wait for your cookbook to come out next year!!! Just wondering if you’ve thought about creating/selling merchandise? I love the “Oh She Glows” logo and wish I could buy a t-shirt with the logo on it! I tell all my foodie friends about your site and this shirt would allow me to tell even more people about it :) Love what you do… keep up the great work!!!

Angela Liddon September 14, 2017 at 2:35 pm

Thank you Julia! I’m so flattered that you’d like to buy OSG merchandise! It’s definitely something I’ve considered for the future…so maybe some day! :)

Hinako Arao September 12, 2013 at 3:41 am

hi, angela! how are you? this is Hinako.

i had lived in USA for over 10 years and now i am back in Tokyo, Japan, where i was born and raised. i had been mostly vegan while i was in the States. i LOVE cooking and i was addicted to your website, Oh She Glows. i love how you openly share your life and how beautiful and present your web site is. thank you so much for all you do, which is making big positive differences to the lives of so many people including mine ;).

veganism is still in the infantile stage here in tokyo, but it is slowly starting. with your book coming up in near future, i am wondering if you are interested in having your web site translated into Japanese and start sharing your world here in japan. there are lots of popular website for Macrobiotic cooking but there are not many for vegan cooking in Japanese.

let me know if you have any questions.

hinako arao

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:17 pm

Hi Hinako, Thank you so much for the lovely offer! I appreciate it.

Theresa Guyer September 14, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Hi Angela~
I have looked through your website several times thinking, at some point I would try some of your recipes. I finally made the time do it. I made the magical coconut bars & pumpkin banana bran & oatmeal muffins. Both of them were UHHH-MAZING! I can not wait to try more of them and tell my friends & family about them. You are brilliant!

I so appreciate your love for healthy food and the talent you have to come up with the recipes.

Just passing along the above website, as it has to do with health and thought you might find it interesting!

Thank you!

Laura September 19, 2013 at 1:22 pm

I really love your website! Awesome Job! I wanted to just throw an idea out there. I visit another blog and they have this really cool feature where you can save all of your favorite recipes from the website in your own recipe index on the website. So when I’m cruising the website going through the 100 hundreds of recipe, I save my favorite ones and then I can always find them when I go to my recipe index and want to start cooking. Given I could just not be lazy and just have a folder saved for every website and save directly to my folder :) … I just wanted to share because I thought it was a neat idea. Don’t get me wrong I think you website is lovely and I really am digging your recipes!

Jessica September 22, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Hi! I LOVE your blog! I recently started my own blog and I’m looking to upgrade to a different platform so I was wondering what platform you use? Thanks!

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:45 pm

Hi Jessica, Congrats on starting your blog! In terms of platforms, I use wordpress. All the best!

Ewelina October 1, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Hi Angela,
I just wanted to mention how much I LOVE your blog. Not just for the recipes but also for inspiration. I too had suffered from eating disorders….and although I don’t think I’m completely OK with my body yet, seeing your blog reminds me how much healthier and happier I can be by eating healthy (and delicious) whole foods.

Keep up the awesome work…and although I don’t know you in person, I’m proud of you, because I’ve seen your blog grow and how successful you’ve become.

Oh, and can’t wait for your cookbook to come out :)

xx lot’s of love from Chicago

Karen October 2, 2013 at 4:27 pm

I found your blog after looking for a pumpkin pecan butter recipe and I am hooked. I love your site soooo much. Thank you for all of these incredible recipes and stories that go with them. I keep clicking on recipes and keep on clicking. Every recipe looks amazing and I can not wait to try numerous of them over the next few weeks. So glad I found your site.

Angela (Oh She Glows) October 3, 2013 at 7:28 am

Hey Karen, Thank you so much! I’m so glad you found the blog :)

Holli October 13, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Your website is a total inspiration. I have been following your site since I went vegan approximately 2 years ago. I recommend your site when telling people how to make almond milk and cashew cheese and the most wonderful Vegan lasagna you will ever taste. I took inspiration from this website to start my own website with these wonderful essential oils I have found that have also improved my life, my overall health and the health of my family. Thanks so much for your inspiration and I hope that I am able to be as inspiring as you.

mrsdmk October 25, 2013 at 2:14 am

Just wated to say its good to see someone else who is in recovery from an eating disorder who also realizes that its not as important to focus on a number on your scale but being a healthy weight and feeling good about yourself from the inside out. I battled with anorexia till i was 22 and was also bulimia on an off during that time and continued to battle bulimia till I was 34. Needless to say this messed up my metabolism ( now i am overweight But I am slowly losing the weight because I am doing it the healthy way!), my gi track…I ruptured my esophagus 2 times), and many of my teeth have fallen out and i am having to get dental implants,and reconstructive dental surgey. The things we don to try and be thin…BEING HEALTHY & HAPPY IS WHAT COUNTS !!!!

mrsdmk October 25, 2013 at 2:28 am

BTW I forgot to add a comment about you and you husband(boyfriend?) owing a rare breed cat( a Bengal). My husband and I own one too but he is a Sybirian Bombay hybrid. His name is Morphie(short for Morpheus) or Ox. He’s a combination of 2 large breed cats so he’s quite big, and weighs about 30 pds but he’s not fat just muscular and long and big pawed. My husband was the big dog person and I was the big cat lover…opposite from your situation. But just like with you the cat won the dog lover over and has him wrapped around his paw. every though my hubby will never admit it!! LOL We’ve had him since he was 3 weeks old so were all he knows. He acts like a crazy cat most of the time(sound familar?) plus i’m pretty sure he doesnt even know hes a cat. Where on the site is a picture of Sketchie?

Mel November 1, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Hi Angela, thank you so much for your wonderful blog, I really look forward to seeing it arrive in my mailbox! I wanted to make the Twix bars for my kids but I could only find the Natures Path rice puffs which did not make a crispy base. Is the Crispy rice a different product? Thanks so much!

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 3, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Hey Mel,

Any cereal called “crisp rice cereal” or “crispy rice cereal” should work fine (similar to Rice Krispies cereal, only I buy the natural brands). I love Whole Foods 365 Brand. I found Nature’s Path to be a bit on the larger side than other brands. Use whatever you like though

Mel November 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Thanks so much, I will look for crispy on the packet because the rice puffs just didn’t give the crispness that the kids love. Thanks again for your incredible blog, I love it so much! I used to be a food stylist in England before moving to NZ then Canada and your work is definitely up there with the best!!

thea November 2, 2013 at 12:05 pm

my medical dictionary says cucumber contains gluten. can you tell me which part that might be?

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:18 pm

Hey Thea, How strange!!

Tracy November 3, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Hi Angela!

First of all I want to tell you I LOVE YOUR SITE and your recipes! Thank you for making the most delicious and satisfying food!!!! I ran across this recipe for a butternut squash deep dish pizza, the ingredients sounded so decadent and yummy but of course it has both cheese and meat. I was thinking maybe you could work your magic and create a vegan option? I’ll include the recipe below! I’m so lazy I would probably like to buy a pre-made crust and I’m also pseudo gluten free but I have been cheating a lot lately! I like that way you give both options on the site too. :)

I can’t wait to get a copy of your book! It’s on my x-mas list!


Keep on being awesome!

Leslie November 13, 2013 at 9:46 am

Hello Angela,

My husband and I are expecting our first baby this January.
We have been trying to brainstorm whole dinner meals that we can freeze ahead to quickly pull out when we at too tired to cook (or puts matching shoes to go to the grocery store).

We love so many of your recipies, but other than the lentil loaf and chick pea veg. burgers we are not sure what will really freeze all that well. We already have lots of protien bars, muffins, smoothie pack and other snacks on our freezer plan list, but are semi stumped on the dinner meals.

Do you have any suggestions?


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 13, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Hey Leslie!

Congrats on your baby-to-be!! So exciting :)

My fav thing to freeze is soup. Seriously, you can’t go wrong no matter what! And perfect for the cold months of winter.
My soup recipes: http://ohsheglows.com/categories/recipes-2/food-sides/sides-soup/ most of them have protein in them so they are quite filling and can make a whole meal with some hearty bread or a salad.

I’d all freeze my lentil or bean balls: http://ohsheglows.com/2013/11/13/lentil-mushroom-walnut-balls-with-cranberry-pear-sauce/


Hope this helps! And best of luck to you.

Leslie November 21, 2013 at 11:27 pm

Thanks Angela!
Keep up the good work. :)


Margo Borders November 17, 2013 at 3:24 pm

I would like to make the glazed lentil loaf for Thanksgiving. How many servings does one loaf make?
thank you.
Margo Borders

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Hi Margo, The Glazed Lentil Walnut Apple Loaf serves about 7 to 8 people.

VE November 25, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Are you able to tell me about nutritional yeast, why add it to recipes? Can I leave it out, how does it effect the recipe?

Laura January 3, 2014 at 11:58 am

cheesey smokey flavor and great source of nutritients; miso can sometimes work as substitute.

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Hi there! Thanks for the great question. Nutritional yeast is a powder harvested from inactive yeast, and it’s really nutrient dense (and often fortified with B vitamins). But what makes it so indispensable in plant-based cooking (especially vegan cheese sauces and pasta dishes) is that it lends a cheese-like flavour to dishes. It’s also sometimes described as tasting “nutty”, and it can really enhance flavour in savory stews, sauces, and casseroles more generally. I love adding it to sauces, gravies, and dressings, or sprinkling it on popcorn or garlic bread. Depending on the recipe, it could possibly be omitted, bearing in mind that doing so would likely change the flavour profile of the dish a little. But if the nutritional yeast is really central to a dish (for example, if you’re making a “cheese” sauce), you’ll probably want to make the recipe as written.

Helena Chatterji December 12, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Hi Angela,

I have been following your blog for a couple years now and it is a great place to come back to when I am in need for some change and motivation in my diet! I am married to a carnivore and although he is very supportive of my diet and enjoys the food as well, he is not willing to make the transition to being vegan…. I find this quite hard at times and was wondering how it is for you? Is your husband vegan as well? If not, how do you deal with his diet?

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:21 pm

Hi Helena, It’s lovely to hear from you. When I first met my husband, he was a major junk food and pop fan…definitely not vegan, lol. But as I started cooking more and transitioned my own eating habits to a plant-based diet, he would always promise to try at least one bite of whatever I made. He didn’t always like everything I made, but over time he started to get a lot more adventurous and his “one bites” got a lot bigger. Now, he eats all of the plant-based foods/recipes that I make (though he is not 100% plant-based or vegan), and seems pretty darn happy about it! So I guess my advice is to start slow with introducing new foods and recipes, although I’m sure it depends on the person and their openness to it all.

Tonette January 2, 2014 at 12:26 am

Hi Angela,

I added your recipe to my favorite cookie dough/cookie recipes for the holidays and included your image (with proper credit) in my blog. Thanks for creating wonderful and delicious vegan recipes even for non-vegans, they’re so good.

May you and your family have a healthy and happy new year!

All the best,

Tonette, HappyFitFab.com

Laura January 3, 2014 at 11:57 am

My Teen daughter loves Miso dressing – Do you ever play with dressing recipes and if so, I would love to know how to make a homemade dressing to mimic the one at Costco so that we can go preservative-free and keep eating salad without cheese. THANKS!!

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:21 pm

Hey Laura, I do have a few miso dressing recipes you could try out! There’s one in my first book (The Oh She Glows Cookbook), and there’s a really delicious kale miso salad in my app (Oh She Glows Healthy Plant-Based Recipe App) found in the 99-cent detox bundle. Oh and there’s one on the blog too: http://ohsheglows.com/2013/03/28/golden-beet-salad-with-shallots-parsley-and-orange-miso-dressing/ a lovely salad for fall actually! I hope this helps.

Laura January 3, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Thanks for your inspirations. Thanks to your inspiration with the vanilla blueberry jam – we had triple berry crunch (instead of pie) for Christmas dessert = thickened with chia. Everyone in the family agreed it was super delicious and said they didn’t miss the pie. No one even noticed the texture even when I spilled the beans (this is a BIG deal for my hubby). I am so blessed by your blog and look forward to 2014 !!

Patricia January 7, 2014 at 2:36 am

I just stumbled on your site late tonight, actually almost 3 am! I am happy to have found it and hope to read more very soon. I have seen that you have lots of recipes here and I was wondering if I am allowed or can have permission to copy and paste any that appeal to me to keep on my computer. Even if I have a cookbook I have been putting all recipes on my pc, this way I never lose them if there is a disaster lol! Thanks

Beth January 7, 2014 at 6:24 pm

what kind of cat do you have, Angela?

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:45 pm

Hi Beth, Sketchie is a Bengal. (Sadly, he passed away from cancer this past year, but his memory lives on in our hearts.)

Kim January 12, 2014 at 7:11 pm

Hi Angela,

My husband and I have been on a quest for the last 3 years to reduce our meat consumption. His family has a history of colon cancer, and I am battling my cholesterol (so far winning with diet and exercise alone). Our diet mostly consists of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes. I often turn to your site to find new recipes that we can both enjoy! I’ve been asked by my doctor to keep track of my daily fiber intake. I’m wondering – do you calculate or post the nutritional data for your recipes?

Thank you so much for your inspirational and healthy recipes!


Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:46 pm

Hi Kim, Some of my oldest blog recipes do share the nutritional data (and you can find the nutritional info for my second cookbook, Oh She Glows Every Day, here: http://cdn.ohsheglows.com/docs/OhSheGlows_Every_Day_Nutrition_Info.pdf), but no, I typically don’t calculate that information at this point in time. There are great online tools you can use to calculate that information fairly painlessly, however, like nutritionadata.com or caloriecount.com. That all being said, in the future I may begin adding nutritional information to my recipes—that’s an idea I’ve been toying with lately. :)

Sarah January 15, 2014 at 8:45 pm

Hello! Thanks for your amazing blog. I have a question…

I am a vegetarian who eats vegan about 3/4s of the time, maybe more. In going through vegan recipe blogs, I often find a ton of soy in recipes – tofu, soymilk, whatever. Soy. But soy is crazy unhealthy and all the super progressive foodie people I know (including a restaurant here and there) have completely eliminated it from their diets/menus. Why do so many vegan foodies continue to include it?

Angela Liddon September 14, 2017 at 2:36 pm

Hey Sarah, Thanks for the blog love. :) While I can’t speak for others, I find most of my own recipes are soy-free (I would guess that over 95% are soy-free, actually!) so I hope there are some recipes you can enjoy even while avoiding it!

Julie January 21, 2014 at 11:53 am

My big question is???? carbs so many carbs in all the recipes. Yet all we hear is lower your carb intake. I know they are healthy carbs, but will I not gain weight with the amount?

Angela Liddon September 14, 2017 at 2:37 pm

Hey Julie, Plant-based recipes tend to be rich in carbs simply due to the nature of the ingredients (like lentils, beans, sweet potatoes, whole grains, etc). I think what kind of diet is best is such an individual thing, so I can’t say if it’s the right diet for you personally. At some point in the future I may add nutritional info, so this could help with knowing the values in my recipes.

Zainab January 21, 2014 at 5:06 pm

I came across ure blog by chance and i love it,lots of good/ helpful information ..I’ve recently moved to Toronto and have a 9 month baby… She has a milk and egg allergy and is on commercial baby formula (nutramigen – was only able to breastfeed her for 4 months:( ).there is no history allergies in my family so this is very new to me..im really concerned that she isn’t getting enough calcium cuz she can’t have cheese or yoghurt (I’m not vegan and have always thought them to be good sources of calcium. What I’d like to ask is do the vegan cheese and yogurts provide calcium or is it more taste related?? What else can I include in her diet that is rich in calcium
Thanks alot!

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:22 pm

Hey Zainab, Thank you for the kind words! I would recommend speaking with you paediatrician as I’m unable to advise on specific nutritional needs. All my best!

Lynnee January 25, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Hi – I would love to contact you to ask permission to include a photo in a roundup – but I can’t find your email info or a contact box anywhere. I might be totally missing it. Can you help point me in the right direction?

Angela (Oh She Glows) January 27, 2014 at 10:32 am

Hi Lynnee, It’s on my about page at the very bottom on “how to contact Angela” hope this helps!

Miyun January 27, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Hi, I cam across your website and love every bit of it; not just the content but also the design of the website and the pictures (do you take photos yourself?)

I am someone who is not a 100% vegan yet but is strongly leaning towards it. My reasoning after finding out about cruelty to animals and whenever I see meat on a plate nowadays, what I see is fear, suffering and pain.

My question to you is how to deal in social situations; how to live and socialize with others while keeping my palette vegan. I feel sometimes I am being ostracized or ridiculed.

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:23 pm

Hi Miyun, Thank you for the blog love! Yes, I do take the photos myself. :) I feel that veganism and plant-based diets are becoming more and more popular these days, and fortunately, I’ve seen a real shift toward their acceptance in social situations. I hope you find that too! But it can be tricky to feel judged. I think as long as you feel good about your decisions, that will help you navigate any tricky situations you may encounter.

Kelly Boyles February 13, 2014 at 11:47 am

Love, love, love your blog!! ED-NOS, taught me something in 5 min. flat. That would have been the accurate term for me in HS/college. I have a ton of allergies, so must approach my diet from that perspective. Always a challenge. I’m thinking seriously about writing my own blog, and you have given me some great suggestions. More importantly,you’ve given me inspiration!! I’ll be checking in regularly now. Thank you so much!!

marika February 15, 2014 at 1:35 am

I love youre blog and youre recipes are simply delicious!
I recently became Vegan a month and a half ago and I noticed
my that my that time of the month if you know what I mean is
really light and I mean really light and im scared that im going to lose
my period because I actually had a case for about 1 year I didn’t have it anymore.
Do you know why this is happening or how to improve and keep my period
as a Vegan?

Felicity February 25, 2014 at 12:27 am

Hi Angela, just wanted to say I really like your website, and it’s certainly given me lots of inspiration as I try to incorporate a lot more plant-based recipes into my diet. I haven’t gone “full vegan” but I love to see all the amazing recipes you come up with. I have just started my own blog, it’s still incredibly patchy as I try to get it up and running, but just wanted to let you know I have included you on my list of blogs I love and recommend! Thanks again, sending high fives from Australia.

Sharon February 26, 2014 at 8:10 pm

Just found you and love, love all that you are doing. Thanks so very much for taking me on your journey to wellness. I am on a journey too and appreciate/need all of your candid sharing :-). This is not the last time you will hear from me, just consider me a “frequent flyer”, I will be back again and again. Take care and be well Angela, thanks again!

Killarney Sheffield March 4, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Hi! I am a dabbler in vegetarian meals, very tough to do when you live on a ranch with a bunch of meat eating cowboys LOL! Anyway, I have a couple vegetarian recipes that even my meat eaters love and I would love to share them with you and your readers. I also just released my 14th published historical romantic adventure which features a vegetarian heroine. I would love to include a short snippet of the making of the book too. Thanks for the recipes!

Janet March 9, 2014 at 4:46 am

Hi Angela. Can i buy your food products mentioned in your recipes in UK?

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:23 pm

Hi Janet, Did you have any specific products in mind? I know many are available in other countries (though maybe under different names), while others are not (like hemp products, in Australia). If you can’t find something in particular in your local stores, ordering online is always an option these days, too!

Kristen Tudeen March 14, 2014 at 1:26 pm

I was wondering what kind of burrito roll- ups, (flour tortillas) you like to use. Sometimes I make them from scratch, but I don’t always have time. Thank you,


Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:46 pm

Hi Kristen, Lately I’ve been using Rudi’s Organic Bakery Spelt Tortillas. :)

sarah March 15, 2014 at 7:33 pm

question 1: is it necessary to soak nuts if youre using a very powerful blender (like a vitamix)?
since youre soaking them so they plump up and become softer…
question 2: the cover pics of your cookbook on instagram are different from the cover on amazon.com. am i missing something? is this a 2nd book??


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 17, 2014 at 7:11 am

Hey Sarah, it’s not absolutely necessary with a Vitamix, but soaking does make the nuts easier to digest which is why I continue to do so.
Yes the book has 2 covers – the carrot cover in the US and the parfait cover in Canada. Hope this helps!

Judy March 22, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Enjoying your new cookbook, wonderful recipes and info. Wondering if you can tell me where to buy a tofu press, preferable the EZ brand, in Toronto.

Angela Liddon September 14, 2017 at 2:38 pm

Hey Judy, Thank you! I bought my press online many years ago. I think you can find it locally though. I would call some local health food stores as I’ve heard some of them carry tofu presses.

Cathryn G March 23, 2014 at 9:56 am

Sorry if this is a repeat question but I didn’t see anyone in the comments who asked it. What service or platform did you use to create your blog? I’m looking to start a blog/website but don’t know where to start!

Thanks:) Cathryn

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:47 pm

Hi Cathryn, No apologies necessary! I use wordpress for Oh She Glows. All the best with your blog – I know this is a late reply, so if you’ve already got it up and running, I hope it’s going well 

Diana March 25, 2014 at 7:06 pm

I know you hear this a million times, but I just have to say that I LOVE YOUR WEBSITE!!
I just purchased your cookbook too! I so love the recipes and the layout of your website and book! Thanks for being you and always looking forward to new and exciting things from you!

Cindy March 27, 2014 at 11:20 am

Hi there! I bought your cookbook on line from Amazon and turned in my information to you to receive those extra bonus recipes but I have never found them in my in box or junk mail. I was wondering if you could resend them to me? Thank you so much!!!
Here is my info from Amazon:
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Michele March 31, 2014 at 9:13 am

I’m new to soaking nuts. Are nutrients lost when soaking almonds for recipes where you don’t also use the water?

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:48 pm

Hi Michele, Soaking seeds and nuts in water helps your body digest them better, and it can actually help with nutrient absorption. :) I like to soak overnight, and I’ll often put a half cup of almonds in a bowl, cover with water, and then drain and rinse in the morning. It’s a great snack! I keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Erika April 9, 2014 at 10:56 am

Hi Angela – Just love your blog and your attitude about eating for health! I’m sure you have been asked this question elsewhere, but is your husband vegan also? And if not, how do you handle preparing meals for yourself and your partner when only one of you is vegan? I would love to make the full commitment to being vegan, but my boyfriend is not at all interested in giving up meat, dairy, etc. He is happy to eat more veggies, but couldn’t go without some meat on his plate too. Any suggestions?

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Hi Erika, Sorry my reply is so late in coming! When I first met my husband, he was a major junk food and pop fan…definitely not vegan haha. But as I started cooking more and transitioned my own eating habits to a plant-based diet, he would always promise to try at least one bite of whatever I made. He didn’t always like everything I made, but over time he started to get a lot more adventurous and his “one bites” got a lot bigger. Now, he eats all of the plant-based foods/recipes that I make (though he is not 100% plant-based or vegan), and seems pretty darn happy about it! So I guess my advice is to start slow with introducing new foods and recipes, although I’m sure it depends on the person and their openness to it all.

Margaret Beller April 10, 2014 at 4:58 am

I am going to try this latest chocolate chia pudding. What is the nutritional information on this one?

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Hi Margaret, Unfortunately, somehow I missed your question before, and it’s been so long that I’m no longer sure which chocolate chia pudding you’re asking about! If there isn’t a link to the nutritional information at the bottom of the recipe, then it’s one I haven’t done the calculations for. If that’s the case, you can head over to an online tool like caloriecount.com, plug in the recipe information, and find out a breakdown of the nutritional data fairly quickly and easily.

Emily April 13, 2014 at 7:34 am

Hi Angela,

I was wondering if you have had success with using flax eggs in baking. I have been searching egg free, dairy free vanilla cake recipes, and then wondered if I could simply take a normal recipe and substitute in flax eggs and almond milk. Your site is a go to for so many of my dinner recipes and thought you’d be a good person to ask about baking as well.

Thanks for writing such a great blog!

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:24 pm

Hi Emily, I do have a number of baking recipes that use flax eggs, so yes–they do work! I can’t guarantee how a flax egg would work out as a substitute in an egg-based recipe, though. I think generally people have success with it, though I suspect in some cases (especially if it’s a particularly delicate recipe, such as a cake) the density/texture/etc. of the end result may be affected, somewhat.

Liz May 7, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Love your book.. Cook out of it all the time. Wondering if you had any menu ideas for mothers day brunch? Quiche?

Angela (Oh She Glows) May 9, 2014 at 8:35 am
mina May 13, 2014 at 4:24 pm

i was just wondering what your views are oorthorexia because i think i might have it and its quite hard to deal with

Frances May 20, 2014 at 6:03 am

Running is great but, what about biking?? I am a “free range biker” My bike is my car so that’s what I use for leisure, shopping, etc. I hope others can get out & enjoy the beautiful trails this city offers along wit the walking & running too! Happy travelling.

Kathryn May 27, 2014 at 7:27 pm

Hi Angela,

You are my biggest inspiration and your website and cookbook are very important parts of my week! Thank you!

I have recently stopped my calorie counting (still working on the weighing myself part) after losing 70 pounds. I am now kind of “freaking out” because I am not sure if I am eating too much. For example, I will eat a ton of almonds one day and get scared because I have no idea how many individual almonds I have eaten! I guess my biggest fear is how to avoid gaining weight back now that I am feeling less restricted. Do you have any suggestions for how to manage this, and most of all, the anxiety that comes with not knowing whether or not I could be gaining weight again?

I love all you do!


Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:24 pm

Hey Kathryn, Thanks for reaching out! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoy my blog and cookbook so much. Thank you!! I agree, it can be tricky to find a balance with eating after you stop counting calories. I found that it took me several months before I felt comfortable listening to my body and hunger cues. It’s still an ongoing learning process, even now many years later! I hope that you find your groove soon. :)

Dana May 28, 2014 at 11:00 pm

I bought your cookbook at Costco and love it! Thank you so much for your inspirational story and for great healthy food. I bought a copy for my niece who is struggling with image issues, and I think it will inspire her to healthier eating habits too. Bless you, and thanks!

Jennifer June 2, 2014 at 9:38 pm

Hi Angela

I have a severe allergy to cashews and Brazil nuts. I have done some research to figure out which nut to substitute with but there is nothing that I’ve come across that had a solid answer. What nut would you suggest as there are many recipes I want to try. Please let me know, thanks!

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:50 pm

Hi Jennifer, I’m sorry, it really depends on the recipe! I know it’s been a long time since you wrote in (and I sincerely apologize I didn’t see your question until now!), but if you’re still wondering about this, please let me know what recipes you’d like some substitute ideas for and I’ll do my best to offer suggestions.

Vivi June 4, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Hello!, I’ve been a fan of this site for about 2 months now but it’s the first time I read the Food & Recipe section of this FAQ page. I was looking for something in particular and, despite answering the majority of my questions, I’m still stuck with a major one. I was wondering, when it comes to all-purpose flour – or any flour in particular -, which one would you recommend that would be GF and vegan – Red Bob Mill’s option aside – since I’ve been using the latter for quite some time and every single recipe I bake would turn out to be too rigid and not as moist or sufficiently soft – depending on the recipe, of course. Perhaps I’m doing something wrong – which I wouldn’t be surprised – and if so, is there some kind of trick or some essential ingredient that would have to be added when using this particular flour? I’m not expecting for you to answer this question as it is but some tips would help too! Have a great one! =]

Angela (Oh She Glows) June 7, 2014 at 8:29 am

Hi Vivi,
That is a tough one indeed! I have tried all kinds of GF all purpose flours and it’s very hit and miss. My current fav right now would probably be King Arthur Brand, but again, it doesn’t work in every recipe. Vegan + GF baking is so finicky! I dont believe it has xanthum gum in it so you’ll need some of that. I think 1/4 teaspoon per cup is pretty standard but you might want to do some further reading up on it.

nina June 5, 2014 at 10:44 pm

your warmth, humility and zest for life come through so strongly. your writing has been a newfound inspiration to me, and for the first time in my life i can say i am genuinely excited about food. thank you for being brave enough to share that with us the world xxx

Melanie June 9, 2014 at 6:58 pm

I found your blog a little over a year ago and have made a variety of your recipes for my family (we are a family of 8 so pleasing everyone isn’t easy!) and every one of them was a hit! I just picked up your cookbook today and I have a question. What oil do would you recommend as a substitute for olive oil? One of my sons cannot tolerate it and since different oils produce different results I’d like to get as close to the desired result as possible.

Thank you and congratulations on the book! It is well written, beautifully illustrated and easy to follow.

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:51 pm

Hi Melanie, Thanks for the congrats and cookbook love! I’m so pleased you’re enjoying it, and I really appreciate the support. In terms of substitutes for olive oil, you have a few options depending on the recipe. For many recipes that call for olive oil, the safest bet is probably to substitute in a neutral/light-tasting oil without a pronounced flavour of its own—and in that scenario, you could try grapeseed oil or refined avocado oil. You should barely notice they’re there! Alternatively, if you’re baking or cooking something and you wouldn’t mind a little hint of coconutty flavour, you could use virgin coconut oil. It pairs particularly well with sweet, roasted root vegetables. Then, of course, there’s sesame oil, which would also add a flavour twist to your dish. Toasted sesame oil has a very potent sesame flavour, while untoasted sesame oil is much milder and significantly less overpowering to other flavours. Both are great in stir-fries, soba noodle bowls, dressings and sauces, and other Asian dishes. Hope this helps!”

Kay Jones July 4, 2014 at 12:28 pm

OMGosh, I just spent over 3 wonderful hours pouring through your blog and recipes. Having decided on July 1, 2014 to start eating vegan 100% I have spend 3 days wondering what foods I could actually make beyond sauteed veggies over rice or brown rice pasta! I love to cook and found your recipes to be ideal compared to others I have looked at. Thank you so much for all your efforts! Truly appreciate every thing you’re doing to promote healthy eating.

Melissa July 10, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Hi Angela!

I hope all is well in your neck-of-the-woods! I’ve been following oh she glows since early 2010 (vegan since late 2009) and really have cherish your recipes and stories. I’ve been living off an on in developing countries for the past few years (and Zambia posts are thanks to yours truly :D). Being vegan abroad has been really exciting and something that people ask me about constantly. I was thinking about starting a blosh-ish site for vegan’s abroad/travelling. You must be busy with the book and baby, but I would really value if you had any insight to provide or time to talk for a quick chat. It is asking a lot, so please do not feel any pressure to respond. Keep on glowing!

Tracy July 13, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Hi there!
Gosh… I love your cookbook and so glad I bought it!
Quick question… I use almond flour instead of rice, spelt, etc., I have celiac and use almond flour whenever I bake.

I don’t bake a ton (because I hate measuring… I’m a bit more of a free spirit) but when I do, it’s gotta be worth it. I’m staring at your zucchini bread recipe and fear using 1:1 ratio. Do I add an egg? (I do eat rarely) …. Do I increase both the baking soda and the baking powder or just one?

Your advice is appreciated…


Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Hey Tracy, I’m so happy to hear you love the cookbook! Thanks :) I wouldn’t recommend swapping almond flour in a 1:1 ratio for most of my recipes, as things like bread often need gluten or starch as a binder (which almond flour doesn’t contain). My guess is that you’d need to swap a wheat flour for a mix of gluten-free flours for it to have any chance of success (but again, I haven’t tried this yet!) If you try anything out please let me know how it goes.

Barbara July 14, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Love your blog. I have decided to eat vegan now that food tastes good, thanks to you.
Do you have a printer friendly mode for your recipes? Thank you for taking the time for this.

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 3:09 pm

Hi Barbara, Thanks for the blog love! Most of my recipes, except maybe some of the very oldest, do have a printer friendly mode. Just click on the little printer icon at the top of the recipe box (top right, beside the little envelope and just below the star rating, up near the recipe title and headnote.) Hope this helps!

Julie July 15, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Hello Angela – i just found your website today and already have your cookbook on hold at my library!

I am probably overlooking it but do you have a list anywhere of pantry staples that you always have on hand because you use them frequently? In other words, what is your equivalent to a “milk, eggs, bread” grocery list?!
Thanks for your time!

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:52 pm

Hi Julie, Thanks for checking out the cookbook! In terms of my pantry staples, there’s a blog page you can check out called “My Vegan Pantry” (here: http://ohsheglows.com/2012/04/09/my-vegan-pantry/), and it should be exactly what you’re looking for! You can also find (more up-to-date) information about my staple plant-based pantry items in my two cookbooks, The Oh She Glows Cookbook and Oh She Glows Every Day. I hope this helps, and wish you all the best in your journey toward a more plant-based lifestyle.

jo July 15, 2014 at 10:32 pm

Hi, my grandson has just been diagnosed with leaky gut syndrome, he is 4 years old, and we are all vegans. My daughter is doing everything that the naturapath has said which has included a lot of dietary changes….but now the naturapath has suggested broth made with chicken bones as it is full of enzymes and nutrients! I am sure you can understand our dilemma….do you have any suggestions? Thanking you Jo Hearnden

Angela Liddon September 14, 2017 at 2:38 pm

Hey Jo, I hope your grandson’s poor tummy is doing better these days and that you’ve got the leaky gut under control! I’m so sorry I missed your question.

s July 24, 2014 at 8:28 pm

I have been following your blog for a year now as our family started plant based eating last August. I am writing to ask if you would consider messaging me privately because my husband and I recently were told by our 17 yr old that she has a severe ED and it has been a struggle for over two years. I am wondering if you would be willing to privately talk about how plant based eating could fit into this new picture or if you would warn against that. Thank you!

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:26 pm

Hey S, First off, I’m so sorry this reply is so late! I hope that your daughter is doing well, and wish you all my best.

Katrina Calder July 27, 2014 at 1:51 am

Hi Angela :)

On the whole wheat blueberry breakfast muffin for the ‘icing’ it says 2 teaspoons of earth balance, i followed the link and they have a few products. Am I right to assume it’s the vegan butter?


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 27, 2014 at 7:38 am

Hi Katrina, I usually use the soy-free earth balance in the red tub, but any kind should work in this recipe!

Ayanna July 31, 2014 at 8:23 am

I absolutely love everything about your blog. You’re motivating me to become a better cook, are you self taught or did you go to culinary school? What are some tips on transitioning into veganism? Thanks.

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 6:14 pm

Hey Ayanna, When I started, I couldn’t even cook a potato (for real). But with time, practice, and a lot of reading (cookbooks, magazines, books, etc. etc.), I got better and better. In terms of tips on transitioning into plant-based eating, I always say that slow and steady wins the race–don’t try to do it all at once. And finding good recipes that you love helps a load, too! Hopefully the recipes on my blog and in my books and app will help with that. ;) There’s also helpful pantry sections in both of my books. Good luck!

Sandra August 1, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Angela I love your blog. I am trying to find the name of a book you were either giving away or reviewing. The book is about herbs and spices and how to use them. I want/ need that book as a gift for my son. I thought I had it book marked but I cannot find it anywhere. Thanks in advance for your help!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 1, 2014 at 1:03 pm
Daphne August 23, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Hi.I just bought your book and I love it.I was wondering what kind of vegetable spiralizer you have as I would love to buy one.Thank You very much!

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:55 pm

Hey Daphne, I use this spiralizer by World Paderno Cuisine. Another tool I’ve had success with is this Kuhn Rikon Julienne Peeler. It takes up less counter (or cupboard) real estate, but it’s not quite as fast as using a spiralizer. When I only need to julienne a single carrot, I’ll reach for the peeler, but when I have a bigger job to do I always prefer the spiralizer.

Naomi August 26, 2014 at 2:32 am

Hi Angela! I was wondering if any of the sellers of your book give you the most profit–if so, this is who is like to buy from! You’re promoting a healthy cause!

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 26, 2014 at 4:17 pm

It’s all equal :) But thank you for asking!

cristina August 29, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Hi first off I want to say I LOVE all of your recipes! I have your current cookbook and use it everyday, but was curious as to when you were coming out with your next one?!

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:56 pm

Hey Cristina, Thanks so much for the love, and for supporting my first cookbook. The second one came out last fall, and you can check out more info on it here. http://ohsheglows.com/book/

Janie September 14, 2014 at 10:35 am

You call for 3tablespoons of miso when making the Orange,Miso,Maple dressing for The Empowerment Bowl. Is that 3T dried Miso or 3T in soup version?



Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:26 pm

Hey Janie, Yes it’s liquid (or “wet”) miso from the refrigerated section in the grocery store. :) Hope this helps!

Jen September 19, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Hi Angela! I live your blog, you are such an inspiration to me. I used to hate cooking(or maybe I was just uninspired) but your recipes get me so excited for the next day/night’s meal! Quick question for you…I just starting eating hemp hearts per your recommendation, that I bought at Trader Joes, for more protein but I have been storing the container(which does have a seal) in my cabinet, not in the fridge. Is that okay and if so how long do you think they last for?
Thanks and I wish you all the best with your little bundle of joy!

Angela (Oh She Glows) September 20, 2014 at 10:48 am

Hey Jen! Thanks for your kind words :)
We store our hemp seeds in the fridge to keep them extra fresh. I would recommend doing so if you can. If not, I’m not sure how long they last at room temperature – I think it depends on the temperature of the room. I would make sure to store them away from direct sunlight too. Hope this helps!

Michelle September 29, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Hi Angela! I just purchased your cookbook yesterday. I love,love,love it!! I can’t wait to try all the recipes. I have a question about the roasted chickpeas; Can I use chickpeas that are not from a can? If so, do I need to soak them and cook them before I put them into the oven? I would rather use beans not from the can if possible. Thanks

Angela (Oh She Glows) September 30, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Hi Michelle,

Thanks so much for buying the cookbook. Yes you can use chickpeas that are not from a can, but you will need soak and cook them.

Michelle September 30, 2014 at 6:12 pm

Thank you Angela. I’m going to make them tomorrow. I can’t wait to see how delicious they are!

Madison October 13, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Hi Angela! I was thinking about creating a blog and was wondering what type of blog platform you use for your website. Or did you create one on your own? Thanks so much!

Angela (Oh She Glows) October 15, 2014 at 9:51 am

Hi Madison, We use Wordpress and the Thesis theme – hope this helps & good luck with your new blog!

jayasree October 14, 2014 at 11:01 pm


I am from India. I liked your vegan recipes . Thanks a bunch for sharing them. Ihave a question. myself and my husband are off sweeteners like cane sugar, honey artificial sweeteners etc . we are ok to add dates /figs. to our recepies . can you help us

Whitney Calk October 15, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Hi Angela,

My name is Whitney Calk, and I work for PETA–specifically PETA Kids (PETA’s program for young animal lovers under the age of 13). First, let me say that I’m a huge fan of your blog and cookbook! I’m currently working on an allergy-specific feature for parents of children with nut, gluten, and soy allergies, and I would love to feature your recipes and images on our website (www.PETAKids.com). I would, of course, properly credit you and your website on each image, recipe, and in the feature itself. Please let me know whether or not you would be OK with this, and we can get in touch on more specific details. I look forward to hearing back from you!


Liz October 16, 2014 at 12:09 pm

is there another substitute for egg other than flax seed and egg replacer – allergy to eggs, flax, potato – all , soy, chia seeds, corn – all, wheat.

also some recipes call for cashews soaked and ground can another nut be used instead – allergy to cashews – ok with almonds


Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:27 pm

Hey Liz, If you have a specific recipe in mind I can try to help you with substitution ideas. It’s hard for me to give suggestions as recipes tend to be so specific and I’d hate for it not to work out.

Gaby Morris October 19, 2014 at 6:46 am


I love your recipes and blog and would love to feature something in our newsletter The Splash and blog. We are a childcare company who both supply and train, in consequence we have link with several thousand Londoners, parents and childcarers. We also have an especial interest in encouraging healthy eating and will be holding an event in November called Feed Your Children Well. Underpinning our belief is that if one creates a positive relationship between children and food early on that connection remains into adulthood. Your blog captures all the positive aspects of eating healthy delicious food. Our website is www.riversidecares.co.uk and my personal email is [email protected]

Ideally I would love to feature a recipe(s) and am happy to link to your website

Thank you

Gaby Morris

Shannon October 19, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Congratulations! Your baby is beautiful! I followed your instructions for roasting pumpkin seeds. I am not sure what happened. I might have added to much oil, not sure. I also might have accidentally boiled them too long. They took way to long to roast and the seeds inside were a greenish color. Please help

Angela (Oh She Glows) October 21, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Hi Shannon, Yes the seeds should be green on the inside :) Not to worry – they are the same thing as the pepita seeds you see in grocery stores. Hope your next batch goes better!

Lisa Milner October 28, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Growing up with allergies hasn’t been fun, being allergic to cheese (not dairy), soy, and caffeine, I was always having to ask everyone what they put into their foods they cooked. being the military made it very difficult, but then one day I met a couple, they have a caffeine allergy. They told me about carob, and they made these delicious carob chip cookies and mousse, that you would swear was actual chocolate( I have tried them on my chocolate loving friends and family members. But, then when my home was broke into to, the thieves stole my favorite recipe box,(boy, they were probably surprised when they opened it up and saw what was in it). And I don’t know how to find that couple, for that was nearly 15 years ago. Have experimented with carob as a substitute for chocolate? The thieves broke into my home while I was in D.C. competing for the Ms. Veteran America 2014 competition;I had told the other finalists that I was going to send the recipes that I had, they all looked the cookies and the candy that I had made.
Thank you, Lisa

Felicia November 3, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Hi Angela,

My husband and I absolutely LOVE your Oh She Glows cookbook. We are newly vegans and haven’t made a meal we didn’t like from your cookbook. It’s made the transition very easy. Our favorite meals are the creamy vegetable curry and the broccoli cashew cheese burrito. Yum!

Anyway, we are TTC and I was wondering what kind of vegan prenatal vitamins you used or recommend? Any other tips for a vegan pregnancy? Did you crave any non-vegan foods and if so what did you replace it with? – Felicia

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 6, 2014 at 9:31 am
Diana November 3, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Hi Angela,

I’m interested in purchasing facial products (cleanser/moisturizer/makeup etc.) that are cruelty free. I checked the PETA website and there are just SO MANY brands, most of which I’ve never heard of. Can you recommend any or perhaps a website/blog that could help?

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 2:57 pm

Hi Diana, I recently added a page on my favourite skin care products to the blog! You can check it out here: http://ohsheglows.com/my-favourite-skin-care-products/ I hope it helps, and gives you a good place to start from :)

Aimee November 9, 2014 at 10:37 am

Hi! We are a charity t-shirt company raising awareness for Mercy For Animals from November 17 – 24th. We’ll have shirts with two exclusive designs and for every item sold, $8 will be donated back to MFA. We’d love to send you a shirt from the campaign and ask if you’ll share about the campaign and the importance of cruelty to farmed animals for food or why to go vegan! If you are interested in helping us promote this cause we’d love to hear back from you as soon as possible. Thank you!

Aimee Allenback
Campaign Management Consultant

Sarah Sims November 10, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Hi Angela, I am just wondering if you are planning to feed your newborn a vegan diet? I don’t know if you have written about this anywhere, if you have I would love to read about it!!!
Thanks, Sarah

Marlene November 13, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Hi Angela
I have just made your Maple Cinnamon Almond Butter on the weekend, from the cookbook, and then went to share it on FB from your site. I see that the one on the blog is slightly different – doesn’t include the coconut oil, and roasts all of the seeds together – I am sure the end product is just as amazing. Mine turned out delicious – though not runny or ‘drippable’ from a spoon. It is certainly spreadable. I doubled the coconut oil to 4 tsp. I used a good food processor, and ran it for at least 10 minutes, stopping to scrape, etc. I only buy fresh, vacuum packed nuts from the Italian market. So….any suggestions to make it smoother and slightly more runny? More oil? Longer processing? Newer machine? Thanks! I love your cookbook – just bought it! And I will likely never buy commercial almond butter again!

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:28 pm

Hey Marlene, I’m so happy you love the almond butter! It’s a favourite in our house. My guess is that it could be due to variations in machines (and how powerful they are). I find some machines just can’t get the butter smooth enough. It’s also important to allow it to process long enough, sometimes upwards of 15 minutes depending on the machine/freshness of the nuts/etc. I hope this helps!

Francesca Tang November 13, 2014 at 4:47 pm

Hi! I’m Francesca Tang and I write for Spoon University at Duke University. I was just wondering if I could get permission to use pictures of one of your recipes (parsnip bread pudding) in my new post on a vegetarian/vegan Thanksgiving. Please let me know! Thank you so much.

Francesca Tang November 13, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Hi sorry I had the recipe down wrong. I meant to say the lentil mushroom walnut balls and ginger molasses cookies

Francesca Tang November 13, 2014 at 5:03 pm

Hi Angela! Your blog is so great and I’m obsessed with all your recipes. I’m actually writing an article on vegetarian and vegan Thanksgiving recipe ideas and I would love to use pictures from a couple of your recipes (which I will obviously provide the direct link to your website). The three recipes I would love to include are the ginger molasses cookies, the lentil mushroom walnut balls, and the smashed potatoes with avocado. Please let me know! Thank you so much.

Karl November 19, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Hello! My cardiologist suggested a vegan diet. I have been vegan for six weeks and now struggling. I am finding. no matter which authors or recipes, food groups, beans, stews, pasta, etc., are all beginning to taste the same. Meat and dairy substitutes are getting increasingly difficult to swallow. Any suggestions?

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:29 pm

Hey Karl, It sounds like your meals could benefit from some added flavour. Maybe adding spices and seasonings (try my 10-spice mix if you haven’t already…it’s good on just about everything) or “umami” ingredients like miso, kimchi, and tamari would help. I also love sriracha for giving dishes a nice pop! I hope this helps get the wheels turning.

val November 22, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Hi Angela–Have you seen the fabulous full page article about Oh She Glows & glo bars in the December issue of Vegetarian Times? Nice! Also, is that your photo on the McDougall Advanced Study webpage? I’m thinking of purchasing a recording of the most recent Advanced Study program–what do you think? Would you recommend the program? I have completed the eCornell Plant Based Certification and have had the privilege to meet and hear speakers such as Neal Barnard, Joel Fuhrman, Caldwell Esselstyn, Chef AJ and I am seeking more fresh information. Thanks!

Yvette Mills November 24, 2014 at 12:33 am

I just wanted to leave a note of thanks and to let you know that I made four of your recipes over this past weekend as an early Thanksgiving celebration with the family. My nephew began following a vegan diet this past summer and i wanted to serve a meal that he didn’t feel excluded at, even if there was sill a turkey for the meat eaters in the crowd. I decided to replace the usual tossed green salad with your Shredded Kale Salad, whipped up your Saweet! Potato Casserole as well as the freakishly delicious Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Avocado Garlic Aoili and finished the meal off with your Gooey Pumpkin Spice Latte Chocolate Pudding Cake. The meal was a huge success with sincere compliments from the pickiest of guests. The recipes were easy, delicious and inexpensive to make. I can’t thank you enough and am looking forward to finding an excuse to make those smashed potatoes again in the next couple of days.

Anna Marie November 28, 2014 at 3:17 pm

In sinless sticky toffee pudding could I replace dates with figs? My husband is allergic.
Love your book and blog!!!

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:29 pm

Hey Anna Marie, Oh that’s a great question! I’m sorry but I’m not too sure. I expect that it could work (although the flavour will change, of course) If you try anything please let me know how it turns out!

Krishna and Miranda December 4, 2014 at 3:12 pm

We love your website, we have been doing a project in class talking about Veganism and your website amazed us. I, Krishna, am a Vegan. I, Miranda, am not, but I still think your website’s awesome. Your website has great information!

Dana December 6, 2014 at 8:10 pm

Hi Angela,

Congratulations on your baby girl – she is beautiful! I am about to have my own baby girl (very exciting!) and I have a question for you. I think II remember recently reading somewhere on your blog about a baby photography book you are referencing and finding useful but I can’t remember where I read it! Would you be able to provide me with the recommendation?

Thanks so much!

Angela Liddon September 14, 2017 at 2:39 pm

Hey Dana, Thank you, and congrats on your baby girl! I’m sorry I didn’t get to your question earlier. I can’t recall for the life of me what that book was, but I think I found it by simply searching for books on newborn photography. I think there are some on amazon to check out. I hope you and your daughter are doing great!

Marissa Kennerson December 11, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Hi Angela!

I would LOVE to review your cookbook and do an interview on my blog. Upcoming guests include: Elsie Escobar (Yoga diva and Podcaster), James Frey (Writer), Jessica Snow (Meditation Teacher), etc.

Easy process! I email you 5 or 6 questions and you just send them back with any links or images you would like to share.

I ADORE your work!!

Hope you will come play on my blog! I am a novelist and have my masters in psychology/art therapy and a full-time mommy!


Ashley December 16, 2014 at 10:48 am

Hi Angela,

I am in recovery from Bulimia and I came across your website when I was at a point when I was frustrated with my treatment and wanted to give up. My personal experience with my recovery has had a lot of ups and downs, but I have kept going. It’s so inspiring to read about others who suffer from the same debilitating disease but who have gotten better by striving to want to get their lives back. Your blog has really helped me in terms of sticking to a meal plan and trying new things. I enjoy cooking now in recovery, and I love all the recipes that you have posted. I can’t tell you how many girls I have come into contact who suffer from an eating disorder who have gone for treatment and they cant seem to stay in recovery and they loose their lives to this insidious disease. Reading about your journey and how far you have come gives me hope. I feel that its the shared suffering that connects individuals through tough times and what helps us connect on a deep spiritual level. When I read about your journey I could instantly relate to the feelings you shared about while active in your eating disorder and in your recovery. Suffering from an addiction is like living two different lives. Thanks again for being exactly who you are and putting time and energy into something you love that helps people.

Amanda December 21, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Hi there!

Hope you’re well, I love your blog!
I just wanted to see if I was able to use the Peanut Better Balls recipe on our DGF blog for a healthy Christmas recipe idea. I wanted to use your images, but simplify the method a little – you and your website will all be linked and credited of course. Hope to hear from you xx

Warm regards

Angela (Oh She Glows) December 23, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Hi Amanda,
I don’t allow re-posting of my recipes, but you are welcome to use an image with credit and a link. Thanks for asking!

Gayle December 23, 2014 at 3:57 am

Hi Angela,

I love all your recipes!! Thank you so much for them. I was wondering what your opinion is on protein powder? Are they safe to use? Are they considered too processed and should be avoided? I am in my first trimester of pregnancy and haven’t been able to find good information on their safety. Occasionally I make protein bars and protein shakes… can i still have them while pregnant?

Thanks again,

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Hey Gayle, I would recommend speaking with your obstetrician or midwife about specific food safety in pregnancy. However, I can tell you that I use Sunwarrior Warrior Blend in natural as my go-to protein powder. I hope this helps, and have a wonderful pregnancy!

Lindsay December 25, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Hi Angela! I have a quick question about the program you used to build your blog, I am having trouble using the sub pages and creating links and was wondering if you have any tips or tricks that could make it a bit easier for me. If you don’t have the time, I completely understand. Love your blog by the way! Absolutely gorgeous!


Andrew January 5, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Hello, curious why you don’t post nutritional info with your recipes? As I’m trying to get up and running with veganism I’m trying to plan to hit certain macro nutrient ratios, would be extremely helpful.

Isabel January 7, 2015 at 12:12 pm

I have the same question! A breakdown of calories, fibre, fats protein and sugar would be greatly appreciated as I use the Jawbone UP app tracking system and it would make creating entries much easier.

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Hey Andrew, We’re considering posting nutritional info in the future. Thanks so much for your feedback!

Elaine Drury January 5, 2015 at 9:24 pm

First I wanted to tell you I have never read or followed a blog, except my friend is a naturopath and emails me her entries. So first off, to tell you I’m so impressed with your book that it led me to your blog. Didn’t even know there was a blog.
In addition as of lover of cookbooks, I have tones, yours is the only one I’ve read cover to cover.
Now I’m on I think the 5 or 6th recipe in just a couple weeks. I’m lovin it.
I have been a vegetarian for over 20 years (but what is now referred to as a pescatarian) I eat fish and dairy. My reasons for switching way back when was primarily a health choice and I was having some digestion issues etc. It was very difficult back then to find choices on a menu, I didn’t even really eat fish before becoming a veg, it happened as a result of needed more options while out on business and traveling.
Your book has inspired me to try some new and more opened-minded options. I love to cook, I love to eat healthy whole foods, I regularly shop at the farmers market, experiment with food I’ve never seen, so your book has just furthered my own creative process and open mindedness. I always had the impression that a vegan diet would be far too difficult and even more time consuming than my life and cooking everything from scratch already was. But your book has changed my mind, and for that I thank you.
Anxiously awaiting the next book.
I posted my version of the veggie curry on my Facebook page for friends to see it was fabulous. Also I made your mother natures apple crumble (with blueberries and cranberries), love it. Like you, I love one dish meals at dinner, and love to come after a long day only needed to heat up a meal I made on a the weekend.
I’ll keep you posted on the others as I progress thru your wonderful book.
Elaine (also a yoga teacher) :-)))

Michelle Ricaille January 12, 2015 at 8:23 am

Hello Angela, I have been using your Oh She Glows Cookbook for the past 2 months and have LOVED every recipe that we have made from the book. They are sooooooo good! Thank you :)
Question: Most of your breakfast dishes and bar recipes contain “oats” do you happen to have more breakfast recipes and or nut bar recipes that does require “oats” My youngest child is highly allergic to “oats” among other things which is why we are a vegan family. :)

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 3:31 pm

Hi Michelle, Thanks for the cookbook love! I’m so thrilled you’ve been enjoying it. I think you could try a more savoury scramble style breakfast (there’s one in The Oh She Glows Cookbook on p 33), or my Sun-Dried Tomato Mushroom and Spinach Tofu Quiche. Alternatively, on the sweet side, there’s my Blissful Buckwheat Granola Clusters (oil- and oat-free!), Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl or Chia Seed Pudding topped with fresh fruit (also on the blog), or–of course–a smoothie!! Smoothies are wonderfully quick, and can be so nutrition-packed. In addition to the ones on the blog and in my first cookbook, there is a bunch of kid-friendly smoothie recipes in my new cookbook, too (Oh She Glows Every Day). And for a bar, you might want to try my Chocolate chip Cookie Dough Energy Bars here: http://ohsheglows.com/2013/01/16/homemade-chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-larabars/. Hope this helps! (PS – if there’s an oat-based recipe you want to try, it may be worth checking out the comments to see if anyone has tried a substitution; I know there are a few on here that people have used quinoa flakes for!)

Christine January 12, 2015 at 11:18 am

I love your website! Your recipes are absolutely amazing! :) :) :)

Stephanie January 19, 2015 at 4:22 pm

Thank you for all of the amazing recipes!! I have a banana allergy. Can you recommend a nutrient-equivalent fruit for your green monsters?

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 3:12 pm

Hi Stephanie, Thanks for the love! As to your question, it depends a bit on the smoothie. Did you have a particular green smoothie in mind? Sometimes mango is a good alternative, as it adds that bit of creamy thickness back in (and sweetness, too, if it’s the banana you’re omitting). Other frozen fruits that go well with the smoothie’s flavours, or a bit of coconut cream, can also work well as alternatives for bulking a smoothie up. It really depends on what flavours you’re working with/aiming for! Hope this helps.

Lydia January 19, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Hi Angela. Thank you for all the delicious recipe you post. I have enjoyed quite a few from both your website and book. I write to you though more as MOM. I am a mom of 4 kids under 5 and we are expecting our fifth next month :) I am also a family physician and live in BC. I love reading your baby posts and you just bring back so many memories of my 1st post partum. Sleepless nights and sleepless days. I cried quite often in that 1st year, always wondering why I wasn’t the lucky winner of a sleeping baby. I unfortunately don’t have the best memories of my 1st son’s 1st year :( Being overtired days after days really makes a mess of a woman’s body and mind. After baby no.2, I won a consultation with a baby sleep consultant from the Sleep Sense program. When she got my baby to go from 15 min naps and 6 awakenings at night to 2-3 hrs naps and 12hrs nights in just 7 or 8 days, I realized how sleep needs to be taught to babies. I used the sleep sense technique (either with the consultant or with her 14 day videos) for the other 2 at 3 months of age and it not only worked like a charm, my babies were so much happier. You are the best mom Adrianna could possibly have. You will feel like yourself again… just one good night sleep will do a whirl of a difference! So I encourage you to look up SleepSense or a sleep consultant in the Toronto area. It really works; and you can feel normal again! (ps… I don’t work for them!)

Jenny January 23, 2015 at 1:12 am

Hi, fabulous cookbook. Do you post nutritional information on your recipies anywhere? And is Quick and Easy Chana Masala on your site anywhere? Thx.

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 3:02 pm

Thanks for the cookbook love, Jenny! I don’t currently post nutritional info, but I may begin adding that in the future. :) And I’m sorry, but no, ,the Quick and Easy Chana Masala isn’t on the blog.

Nick Carkner January 31, 2015 at 5:08 pm

I must start by telling you that you are sooooo extremely talented. My husband and I received your cookbook as a gift at Christmas, and neither of us were thrilled to receive a vegan cookbook. Don’t get me wrong, I’m vegetarian, but have always used a lot of dairy in my cooking. That all changed when we started cooking out of your book.

Your recipes are both manageable and delicious. We are HUGE supporters and have been spreading the word to all our family and friends.

One little complaint: After only one week, three pages came out of our cookbook. I feel guilty even bringing this up because really it’s no big deal for us (most of our cookbooks have lots of taped pages) but we were a bit shocked that it happened so quickly.

Angela (Oh She Glows) February 1, 2015 at 9:37 am

Hi Nick,

Thanks so much for your kind works and support! I’m sorry to hear about the cookbook falling apart. I will forward your information to my publisher to see if they can do anything about your book.

Nick Carkner February 1, 2015 at 12:54 pm

Excellent, thank you so much!

We are making the Warm and Roasted Winter Salad Bowl for dinner tonight and the Tex-Mex Casserole for dinner tomorrow night. Oh – and a bunch of your delicious granola bars for snacks this week.

Have we mentioned how AWESOME your recipes are?! :)

Petrucia Sawchuk February 1, 2015 at 6:22 pm

Hi Angela,
Firstly, thank you for creating such wonderful, delicious and innovative recipes. I enjoy my veganism moreso when I see and try the delcious recipes you create. I wanted to ask you where you purchase Yukon Gold potatoes. I shop at my local Loblaws in east Toronto as well as The Big Carrot and never, ever see them! I only see red, yellow or white.
Many thanks

Angela (Oh She Glows) February 2, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Hi Petrucia, Thank you!
I buy them from Organic Garage in Oakville usually. Sometimes Whole Foods or Fortinos has them but it’s rare.

Amy February 1, 2015 at 7:02 pm

Love your cookbook and completely relate to your story. Very inspiring! My question is…what could I substitute cashews for? My daughter is allergic.

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 3:04 pm

Hi, Amy! Thanks for the love. :) For substitutions, that really depends on the recipe. I know it’s been a while, but if you had/have a particular recipe in mind, please let me know and I’ll do my best to make some substitution suggestions.

Gabriele Bentley February 3, 2015 at 2:45 pm

I just made the “Crunchy Maple-Cinnamon Roasted Almond Butter” and find it is very thick, doesnt drip off the spoon as mentioned in the recipe–I added quite a bit more Coconut Oil ( at least 1/2 cup!)and it is still very thick. What did I do wrong??

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 3:05 pm

Hey Gabriele, I’m sorry to hear you’ve run into trouble with your almond butter! My guess is that it could be due to variations in machines (and how powerful they are). I find some machines just can’t get the butter smooth enough. It’s also important to allow it to process long enough, sometimes upwards of 15 minutes depending on the machine/freshness of the nuts/etc. I hope this helps!

Cate February 10, 2015 at 8:21 pm

Totally random health question but do you ever drink or do you try to stay away from alcohol from the most part?

Angela Liddon September 14, 2017 at 2:40 pm

Hey Cate, I definitely enjoy alcohol from time to time. I don’t purposely avoid it, but I have never been a BIG drinker (aside from my university days, that is). I would much rather dessert than a drink, if that explains it a bit better, haha. When I do drink I tend to have hard liquor (like vodka) and water soda + lime and a bit of juice, or red wine…as I find those tend to agree with me better than things like beer. Hope this helps!

Jana Cervinka February 16, 2015 at 10:35 pm

Hi Angela! I am a long-time big fan – LOVE what you do!

I’m now splitting my time between hometown Toronto and Southern Florida. I desperately miss my Yves Meatless Pate. Have you tried it? Can you work your magic to duplicate the recipe or refer me to one?


Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:32 pm

Hey Jana, I’m sorry I haven’t tried it before! I will have to keep my eyes peeled for it. :)

Holly Morris February 17, 2015 at 6:40 pm

Hi, Angela – I founded the World Spice Cookbook Club, and we are featuring “The Oh She Glows Cookbook” at our upcoming March Meet & Eat. World Spice would like to promote the your book and the Meet & Eat by including one recipe and a photograph from the book in our upcoming newsletter so our 15,000+ subscribers and our additional Facebook followers are included (even if they can’t come to the meeting in the store). Will you give me permission for that?

Thank you for writing!

Lili February 24, 2015 at 12:03 pm

Hey Angela,
I recently got a really good dinner at Raw Aura in Port Credit. Have you been? you should. The food is very good, but the desserts are where its at.

I am in love with their chocolate banana cake. Have you tried it? You should and please tell me how to make it! I know its cocoa, banana as and coconut oil as the main ingredients and that it involves freezing the cake for 24 hours….the texture is a cross between cheesecake and chocolate truffle. its seriously the best.

let me know!



Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 3:06 pm

That sounds delicious, Lili! I haven’t tried it, but now I hope I get the chance some day!!

Melina February 24, 2015 at 7:24 pm

I wanted to try the Crispy Baked Fries, which call for arrowroot powder. I noticed in another recipe it called for arrowroot powder or cornstarch. Does the cornstarch not work for the fries? I have cornstarch but would have to buy the arrowroot powder. Thanks, Melina

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:32 pm

Hey Melina, Yes I do think cornstarch would work in the fries recipe. If you try it out, I hope you enjoy them!

Tierney February 26, 2015 at 7:14 am

Hi, I love your blog! I was just wondering what your opinions are on raising a vegan child… I am a full time vegan and so is my partner, we aren’t thinking about children yet but I just wanted to know what the options were and whether you raise your daughter vegan?

Kate February 26, 2015 at 8:09 am

I was recently checking up on Agave Nectar, which I know you sometimes use. I was shocked to find it is not the health product it pretends to be. Despite the low glycemic numbers, it is very high in fructose. I am reconsidering using it at all. I thought you might want to investigate as well. Here is a link to a good rundown on the pros and cons: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-jonny-bowden/debunking-the-blue-agave_b_450144.html
Thanks, and keep the awesome recipes coming. You are my go to person when I’m stumped for dinner ideas, and I’m always delighted with the results.

Alyssa February 27, 2015 at 11:15 pm

Hi Angela!

I love your blog, and recently purchased your cookbook (awesome!!). I wanted to check out the b vitamins you take as mentioned above, but noticed they are not vegan – they contain lactose from milk. Do you have any other vitamins that you recommend?

Thanks! :)

Angela Liddon September 14, 2017 at 2:40 pm

Hey Alyssa, Thank you so much for supporting my cookbook! I’m so sorry for the confusion over the B vitamins. I know this is a late reply, but I’ve been taking the Megafood brand, called “Blood Builder” which has B12, iron, folate, vit C. Love it!

Madu March 2, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Hi Angela

Which protein powder do you use?

I love protein smoothies in the morning but don’t want to depend on hemp protein powder as I am not sure if should use it daily.

So would like to change it up a bit and see what you and others on this blog use.


Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 3:07 pm

Hey Madu, I use Sunwarrior Warrior Blend in natural as my go-to protein powder. Hope that helps!

Anna Ludlum March 5, 2015 at 9:13 am

I am a reporter with the University of Arizona Daily Wildcat newspaper. We want to print your “Feel Good Hearty Granola Bars,” in our Friday weekend issue. Our deadline is noon today. We would like to use one of your pictures as well. Do we have your permission?

Caity March 7, 2015 at 9:12 pm

Hi Angela!
I am in love with your website. As an 18 year old, I am inspired every day by your incredible posts and your delicious recipes!
I just bought a coconut balsamic vinegar. It has a delicious tangy sweet flavor. I was wondering if you had any suggestions in terms of a recipe or a food that might be good using this coconut balsamic? Thank you in advance!

Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:33 pm

Hey Caity, Thank you so much for your kind words! That coconut balsamic sounds devine. I expect it would be good to use in salad dressings, on avocado toast for a pop of flavour, or in things like stir fries? Let me know what you come up with.

trudie March 12, 2015 at 7:50 am

I would like to know it tofu can be replaced by anything else as I live in a small town where tofu isn’t obtainable.


Angela Liddon September 15, 2017 at 12:33 pm

Hey Trudie, I’m not sure, but I do know you can make tofu at home (you can even make chickpea-based versions which look really fun). I think it depends on the recipe too, so if you have anything specific in mind please let me know and I’ll do my best to help!

Laura Falland March 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Dear Angela,
I am currently a student in year 12 at Faith Lutheran College (http://www.faith.sa.edu.au/ ), South Australia. I am completing an important research project for school and my chosen topic is about the consequences of FAD diets in terms of physical health. I follow you on Instagram and I also came across your firm on the Ohsheglows website.
I was wondering if I could interview you and have some of my questions answered professionally. If this is possible, I would love to hear from you! I would be very grateful if you are able to find time to complete this interview as your answers will help me greatly with my research project!
Laura Falland

Indi March 24, 2015 at 7:02 pm

I keep getting notifications of new blog posts of your website, the problem is i’ve never subscribed or read your blog before.. How can I make this stop? No offence but I would appreciate not getting a little pop up on my laptop every time you post something. Thanks

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 24, 2015 at 10:59 pm

Hi Indi,
Sorry you are getting the notifications mistakenly. Check , they describe how to disable them.

Betty March 27, 2015 at 10:38 am

Sad the pics of Adriana are gone. =/
She is beautiful. I loved seeing her growth with
every update. Yet, I can understand you might have
decided it isn’t in her/your best interest.

I will miss that sweet face.

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