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!

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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

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