I’ve built up quite the collection of cookbooks over the years. I started with an old Vegetarian Times cookbook that I stole from my mom, and then it’s progressed rapidly from there. My parents were visiting this weekend and my mom saw my three (!) shelves of cookbooks and asked, “are those really ALL cookbooks?”
My collection, however, didn’t stop me from eagerly awaiting the arrival of The Oh She Glows Cookbook. I received the pre-order as a Christmas gift, and when it came a few weeks ago I was so excited.
The cookbook all vegan, and all awesome. The photography is lovely, as to be expected if you read Oh She Glows. There are a ton of recipes, plus helpful reference chapters on building up a pantry, cooking tools, and staples like cashew cream, mushroom gravy, and lots of other basics. Angela’s friendly and funny voice comes through the book the entire time, which made me want to read it even when I wasn’t cooking from it!
I’ve made four of the recipes from the book, and my favorite thing about them is that they are nourishing but very simple to make. The soups were quick and easy to make; the tomato and mushroom sauce (which I served over lentils) was hearty and full of flavor.
My favorite recipe has to be the Miso Power Bowl which I’ve made three times! Having it for lunch keeps me filled up to power through my afternoon classes. My only addition to it was avocado, because avocado makes everything better. I haven’t tackled the dessert section, but I honestly can’t wait to try it. So many of the recipes look decadent and delicious.
The food is filling and not fussy. The book is made up nutritious meals that will work for real people who are flying around trying to do a million things at once. There aren’t a bunch of imitation products – everything is based on whole grains, legumes, nuts, and vegetables. I really appreciate this way of eating, and this cookbook is definitely going to be one I return to again and again.
My photos aren’t the best, but I highly recommend checking out Oh She Glows to get an idea of what the recipes are like.
Because I love the book so much, I’ve decided to share the love and give one to a reader! Please leave a comment telling me what your favorite cookbook is (I always need new ideas!) and I’ll choose someone at random to receive a copy of The Oh She Glows cookbook. I’ll choose a winner on Monday, April 7!