Friday Giveaway- OSG Cookbook

I have been wanting to do a giveaway for a long time to show my appreciation for everyone who reads my blog and so that I can share something I love with other people. I decided to give away my favorite cookbook! We have given this cookbook as a gift to many family members and I always recommend it when people ask me about my favorite meat free cookbook.

The Oh She Glows Cookbook By Angela Liddon

A few years ago when Andrew and I went mostly vegan I turned to for help. I looked at so many different websites to find recipes and tried a ton of them but I found myself returning to Oh She Glows (OSG). I have mentioned her website and cookbook many times before. Why the cookbook though? Simple really the recipes are so good and she doesn’t share all of them on her blog!

There are multiple things that make this my go to cookbook. The recipes call for pretty typical ingredients. I can find everything I need at sprouts or whole foods which is where I do my grocery shopping anyway. I can feed my non-vegan friends these meals without hesitation. The recipes are simple to follow.  She tells you how many people it will serve and exactly how long it will take to make prep time and cook time. I’m no kitchen expert but I feel confident making everything in this book. This cookbook is easily the most used and worn out book in my house!

At the beginning Angela gives us a look into her natural foods pantry. She talks in detail about every item she selected for her pantry when she made the transition into vegan eating. She also gives a list of all her favorite kitchen appliances that make life easier. This cookbook is a great start if you are eliminating meat from you diet or if you are just looking to include more meat free meal options.

A grocery haul for a week of delicious veggie packed eating.

From breakfast to dinner and every meal in between The Oh She Glows Cookbook aways hits the spot. With over 100 recipes it will please any palate including the non vegan crowd. I love to pull a recipe from this book when we have guest over who “have” to have meat. Guess what, they never miss it when I make something from this book!

I have made around 50 of the recipes in the book. Since it would take me days to share everything I’ve made I picked my top 3 to tell you about.

The Classic Green Monster Smoothie pg. 57

Glowing Strawberry-Mango Guacamole pg. 81

Long Weekend Grilled Salad pg. 115

I start almost every day (especially lately) with the classic green monster smoothie. I alternate kale and spinach depending on which one I have at home. A little tip for green smoothies offered in the book is  to go for baby spinach in the beginning then branch out to kale and other greens. I put my favorite protein powder in it if I worked out before drinking it. When I share it with Blake we add blueberries and leave out the extra protein. He likes that it changes to purple instead of green. Andrew even likes it and I can never get him to drink a green smoothie. The combination of almond milk, banana, kale/spinach, chia seeds, almond butter/peanut butter, vanilla and a pinch of cinnamon provide a smooth energy packed morning pick me up! I am very sure that you can find this particular recipe on her blog as well but it is easily my favorite smoothie ever.

This is a variation of the Green Monster Smoothie. This one is the Tropical Green Monster.

This is a variation of the Green Monster Smoothie. This one is the Tropical Green Monster.

The glowing strawberry-mango guacamole is one of my favorite summer time appetizers. Every time I make this it never lasts very long. I love taking it to cookouts or making it when friends come over. This fruity guacamole is a summer time must around our house. I just love how colorful and pretty it is along with the gotta have more taste. Mango, strawberry, cilantro, red onion, lime juice, and avocado on a tortilla chip create a texture party in your mouth. Yum! You can see a picture I took of it here.

A salad that I find myself wanting often is the long weekend grilled salad. I’m not really sure why she named it that but I’ll go with it. I like to make this during a busy week because it really is just throwing the veggies on the grill, chopping them and eat! This one is also good the next day or the day after! The dressing is oil, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, a liquid sweetener, and salt whisked together. It is an excellent light dressing to top this salad and any other one really. To give this salad more protein I have added black beans and more recently chicken which makes it non vegan but it is still packed with veggies! I just made this last week and will probably make it again next week.

Long weekend grilled salad with black beans for protein

You can find more photos (like the one below) of the recipes I have made on my Instagram account. Sorry my picture quality isn’t the best I’m still working on the art of photographing food!

Our favorite veggie burger (p.155) and creamy avocado-potato salad (p.107)

Our favorite veggie burger (p.155) and creamy avocado-potato salad (p.107)

Enter to win this cookbook below, ends July 2nd.

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**This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Oh She Glows. I just love her recipes and want to share one of my favorite things with all of you. The amazon link is an affiliate link.

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