The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon is bursting with over 100 wholesome vegan recipes to make you glow inside and out. Angela’s award-winning blog Oh She Glows has been a real blessing over the past few months and has introduced me to so many amazing sugar-free and dairy-free recipes.
I recently (last October) had a change of lifestyle, focusing on nutrition, eating only organic produce as well as cutting out refined sugar and dairy from my diet, I’ve also been gluten-free for years now. The reason for my shift in lifestyle is purely health related having had several not-so-desirable symptoms including fatigue, bloating, feeling fed up and tingling in my hands and feet. These sucky health issues have reignited my interest in holistic nutrition.
When I tell friends “I don’t eat sugar” their reaction is pretty comedy at times ranging from pure shock to confusion. Having a real sweet tooth I think I’d find it very difficult to cut out sweet treats all together, luckily Angela’s Cookbook outlines clearly the various types of refined sugar alternatives that can be used to make sweet treats such as 100% pure maple syrup, sucanat sugar, coconut sugar to name but a few.
There’s a whole chapter in The Oh She Glows Cookbook where Angela outlines the ingredients you’ll find in her pantry including whole grains, flours, non-dairy alternatives to cheese and milk, fats/ oils, herbs, nuts/ seeds and more. This chapter is an amazing help to outline simply what you’ll need if you’re thinking of shifting your eating habits.
The remainder of the book has such beautiful photography and is divided into breakfast recipes, smoothie and juices, appetizers, salads, soups, mains, sides, power snacks and desserts to try. My absolute favorite recipe so far has been the Present Glo Bar that I have been making religiously each week as an on-the-go snack during the working week.
For anyone looking to integrate nutritious recipes into their repertoire and learn a little more about natural ingredients then I couldn’t recommend Angela’s blog and The Oh She Glows Cookbook enough.
“The body is both a temple and a perfect machine. Our bodies have within them a healing potential, and we nourish this potential with the pure and simple foods found in nature” -Angela Lindvall