Oh She Glows Every Day Cookbook Review

Back in 2014, I did a brief personal review of the original Oh She Glows Cookbook. This year I am excited and honored to provide yet another review for Angela’s brand new cookbook, Oh She Glows Every Daywhich was released earlier this month!

Oh She Glows Cookbook Review

The vegan recipes in the original OSG cookbook were so phenomenal, creative and nutrient-packed that many of them have become go-to staples in my dietitian kitchen. So, as you might imagine, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Angela’s next cookbook! When the book finally arrived in the mail, the first thing I noticed and loved was the photography. Angela’s decision to partner with the talented Ashley McLaughlin on this project resulted in stunning photos that are colorful, vibrant, and mouth-watering. I also love the fact that this time around, there are entire chapters devoted to Smoothies and Smoothie Bowls as well as Cookies and Bars – my sweet tooth says thank you!

I’ve tried a number of the recipes and am happy to share that they do not disappoint! The Protein Power Rainbow Quinoa Salad, Go-To Gazpacho and Sun-Dried Tomato and Garlic Super-Seed Crackers are all home runs. I cannot wait to try a few others that I would consider the most intriguing and creative recipes in the book  – Stuffed Avocado Salad, Roasted Garlic Basil Pesto Potatoes with Arugula, Chili Cheese Nachos, Meyer Lemon Cheesecake with Strawberry-Vanilla Compote and Mile-High Black-and-White Freezer Fudge. Good stuff!

Gluten Free Crackers

I am always impressed by Angela’s work and Oh She Glows Every Day is no exception.  Her passion for healthy vegan cooking is evident on every page and her reputation as someone who refuses to cut corners in the kitchen in effort to maximize the flavor and texture in her recipes is admirable and incredibly appreciated.

Gluten Free Crackers

While the original OSG cookbook may have tugged at my heart strings a little stronger than this new one, Oh She Glows Every Day is certainly a fun and beautiful cookbook to add to your collection. But before you pull out your wallet, here are a few critiques to consider:

  • Repeat Recipes: I was pleased to see that all of the recipes included were the nutrient-packed superfood recipes that Angela is known for! Unfortunately, a few of the recipes appeared to be repeats from her blog – Crispy Smashed Potatoes, Crowd Pleasing Caesar Salad, Endurance Crackers and PB&J Thumbprint Breakfast Cookies just to name a few. Beyond repeating recipes from the blog, there are duplicates in the book itself — the Reset Button Green Smoothie has separate entries for both “family-size” and “half batch” servings.
  • Quick and Simple Recipes for Every Day? I was excited about the “every day” theme of this cookbook. The recipes are intended to be quick and simple for consumers with busy lifestyles. However, I felt like this theme was lacking in some of the recipes. There are a handful of recipes that include an entirely separate recipe as one of the key ingredients and many require a prep + cook time over an hour.
  • No Nutrition Information: As a dietitian, nutrition information is important to me and my clients. While this topic is mentioned in the book’s introduction with a link where readers can find these numbers online, I would have liked to see nutrition information actually printed alongside the recipes.

 

Want to try one of Angela’s recipes for yourself? Below is a recipe for her Sun-Dried Tomato and Garlic Super-Seed Crackers that will get you hooked on everything there is to love about Oh She Glows!

Gluten Free Crackers

 

Gluten Free Crackers

Enjoy these crackers with various toppings and spreads. A few of my favorite combinations are roasted red pepper hummus, smoked paprika and sesame seeds or mashed avocado, sriracha and hemp seeds!

Gluten Free Crackers

 

Recipe reprinted from Oh She Glows Every Day by arrangement with Avery Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © 2016, Glo Bakery Corporation.

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