Recipes from my favorite cook book + website -- "Oh She Glows"

I have a new favorite cookbook and recipe website that if you don't know yet, you have to.  I’ve never had a recipe that wasn’t a crowd-pleaser from this source.  These recipes are my go-tos for serving non-veg eaters, feeding study participants at the University of South Carolina (love my day job!) OR when I need a new recipe for my meal members and I don't have time to test it out first, I know I can rely on these recipes to hit the spot.

So what is this cookbook and website!?  You may have heard me mention it in the past, but it’s drum roll please…. “The Oh She Glows Cookbook.”  A generous amount of the cookbook recipes are on the website but a few of my most haves, are not!  

These recipes are so good at helping us eat more fruits, veggies, whole-grains and legumes (which we all need to do) and they're just so delicious that today I share with you…

  • 3 recipes from the Oh She Glows Cookbook that I highly recommend 
  • 3 of my favorite recipes from the Oh She Glows website that are divine (and free!) and
  • 3 recipes from the cookbook I’m dying to try

And no -- I don't get any money or kickbacks from telling you this or from you purchasing the cookbook (although you should buy it -- so glad I did).  I'm sharing this with you purely because these are delicious recipes that need to be shared and I know you're always looking for yummy, plant-based recipes to help you eat (and live) better.  So, here goes!

Six recipes from The Oh She Glows Cookbook and website I highly recommend

Three of my favorite Oh She Glows Cookbook recipes

1.  I’ve never had a kale salad I loved that wasn’t coated in oil or a fatty, nutty (vegan) cream sauce to make it taste good until I ate the “Oh She Glows Festive Kale Salad with Sweet Apple-Cinnamon Vinaigrette + Pecan Parmesan” (pg. 121).  It was amazingly delicious and low-fat!  

The cinnamon and apple give it a hearty fall flavor and overall feeling but we ate in 80 degree South Carolina weather with the Oh She Glows enchiladas and we loved it!  So, safe to say, it's good anywhere, any time with anything.

2.  Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas (pg. 147).  These are delicious and fun to make (and I don't say a lot of recipes are fun to make).  I enjoy rolling the enchiladas and spreading the sauce over top of them too.  The recipe calls for the diced sweet potato to be boiled but Erik and I roast them to bring out a sweeter sweet potato flavor. Other than that, we follow the recipe to a T!

The Oh She Glows Cookbook enchiladas with extra filling and avocado on-top.

 The Oh She Glows Cookbook enchiladas without extra filling on-top.

The Oh She Glows Cookbook enchiladas without extra filling on-top.

3.  Empowered Orange-Maple Miso Noodle Bowl (pg.153).  This is a cold, refreshing and super simple recipe that uses soba noodles as the bowl base (buckwheat pasta -- find in the Asian section of the grocery store).  It's an easy way to eat fresh, raw veggies as all you do is combine the orange-maple miso sauce with the cooked noodles (that you cool off with cold water) and about 6 different raw veggies.  Yes please!  

Three of my favorite Oh She Glows website recipes

1.  Lentil-Walnut Taco Meat:  Erik and I use this "meat" for burrito bowls for our meal members and it's one of their favorite dishes (you can easily lessen the amount of walnuts and it's still dee-lish for a lower-fat version).  It's full of flavor from all the spices, filling and it looks just like taco meat (it's amazing how much just the look of a dish is powerful enough to make use feel like we're eating the "real thing").  Top this off with some of Oh She Glows Cashew Sour Cream and you'll be a very happy person :)

2.  Raspberry Almond Thumbprint cookies:  We've made these for a plant-based dessert class in USC's Columbia's Cooking kitchen and they were my favorite of the 7 different plant-based desserts we made that class (lol yes -- a plate of 7 guilt-free desserts and an icy cold glass of almond milk.  I was a happy woman!).  They're beautiful too!  Just be sure to let them cool before eating so they stay in tip-top cookie form.

3.  Home-made Rolo Knock-Offs:  We've served these to our meal member's children and they were a hit! (and with adults too -- myself included).  Some have said they're better than real Rolo caramel candies.  They're great finger and party serving treats -- just pop one off a toothpick into your mouth and that's all you need.

How is that caramel chocolate goodness pulled-off using only plant foods?  The secret is dates (as is with most sweet plant-based desserts).  Chewy and sweet, this date mixture combined with other dessert flavors makes eating a typically unhealthy candy much sweeter and more enjoyable.

Three Oh She Glows Cookbook recipes I'm most excited to try next

1.  Lentil-Walnut Loaf (pg. 167).  This recipe looks time intensive (in fact, the book says it is) but looks worth the effort.  I’d be willing to make this for a group of '3 times a day meat eaters', having never tried it before and bet it’d go over great!  (Let me know if you try it!).  

2.  Roasted Beet Salad with Hazelnuts, Thyme + Balsamic Reduction (pg. 113).  One, I love beets.  Two, I love hazelnuts and three, I love good balsamics.  Plus the photo is beautiful (they all are!  I also appreciate the photos in this cookbook.  There's so many!  I'm realizing how important photos are for me with cookbooks.  We eat with our eyes!).  

3.  Oil-free Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (pg. 227).  Not all of the recipes in the Oh She Glows Cookbook are oil free (many can easily be converted to oil-free which we do to keep calorie density lower) but this one especially excites me because not only is it oil-free, it's also dessert!  Chocolate dessert!  With vegetables in it!  

I can't wait to see how this one tastes.  I have a feeling it could be my new absolute favorite.  Oh She Glows has an amazing ability to make healthy taste delicious.  I love her chick pea chocolate chip cookies.  Yes, chick peas in cookies that are delicious and pretty filling (it's hard to eat a lot of these) so I can't wait to see how Oh She Glows made this one taste!

Now I'd love to hear from you...

Take Control Now Question

What's your favorite Oh She Glows recipe?  What recipe are you most excited to try next and why?  

Share by clicking 'comment' below and let's help one another (myself included) dial right into the best recipes!