Angela is someone I have looked up to for as long as I’ve been blogging. There is a reason why her website is so popular – she is one of the best. Angela has always impressed me with her remarkable eye for food photography and her inspired palate that makes wholesome delicious meals out of few simple ingredients. But more than anything, I appreciate Angela’s honest and down-to-earth approach that is as obvious throughout her blog and books as in person. So, of course, I’ve been eager to take a look at her new cookbook and extremely flattered when she asked me to give it a review.
Just like her first book, Angela creates something truly impressive. Oh She Glows Every Day is a book that anyone who loves cooking and is looking for fantastic simple and healthy meals should have. With over 100 recipes, many which use 10 ingredients or less, this book is for everyone, no matter your skill level.
Let’s take a closer look as to why I love this book.
1. Nearly all the recipes in this book are accompanied with beautiful, full-page photography. She keeps the photography very simple in this book, shooting it all on a white countertop with a white background (as you can see in the photos above and below). I LOVE this clean and simple look which allows the food to really speak for itself in every picture.
2. True to the book’s tagline, Quick and Simply Satisfying Plant-Based Recipes, quick and simple is exactly what you will find. The book is extremely accessible for everyone, no matter where you live or how experienced you may be in the kitchen. Despite its simplicity, the recipes themselves sound incredible. In the you’ll find recipes like Glowing Rainbow Smoothie Bowl, Ultimate Green Taco Wraps, Chocolate-Almond Espresso Cookies, and much more.
3. The book ends with one of my favorite chapters, “The Oh She Glows Pantry”. This is a comprehensive guide of the necessary ingredients for a well-stocked vegan pantry. Along with each item you’ll find tips on how to select, store, and prepare each of these ingredients. For people new to plant-based eating, this is key to success and I appreciate the amount of care put into this chapter.
4. And just like her blog and her first book, Angela continues to give a warm and personal touch to everything she does. At the beginning of each chapter there are pictures of her and her family as well as short stories introducing both the chapters and each recipe. She writes with honesty and authenticity that can be hard to find and for that reason this cookbook is uniquely special and already one of my favorites.