Empowered Noodle Bowl + Oh She Glows Cookbook Giveaway!

Empowered Noodle Bowl with Thai Peanut Sauce

Remember that giveaway I hinted at, in March? I wasn’t lying when I said that it was an awesome one! I was so excited when I found out that I’d have the chance to receive and review Angela Liddon’s Oh She Glows Cookbook. Oh She Glows was one of the first major vegan blogs that caught my eye when I was new to veganism. It’s filled with easy, delicious recipes and beautiful photos; plus her journey to being vegan is very inspirational.

Believe me when I say that her cookbook has all of that and more. Great for cooks of any level, beginner to expert, pleasing to all kinds of palates and lots of helpful information. Of course, I love that there are TONS of photos, all drool-worthy and taken by Angela. Because I had to drive off to Indio to start working for Coachella, I was only able to make two recipes. But, I really liked the ones that I did make!

Firstly, I made the Empowered Noodle Bowl with the Thai Peanut Sauce option, which was SUPER colorful and overflowing with veggies of all kinds. The flavors all worked well together and the sauce, oh the sauce was SO good!

The other recipe that I ended up making was the Gym Rat Smoothie; almost purely because of how easy it was to make and because I had all of the ingredients on hand. I have to say, I don’t usually add oats to my smoothies, but this drink was as tasty as it was filling. It will certainly be a regular in my kitchen!

I can’t wait to try more recipes from this book! 😀

Empowered Noodle Bowl + Oh She Glows Cookbook Giveaway!
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, Asian
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Serves: 4
There are two different sauce recipes, I used the Thai Peanut one for my noodle bowl!
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) natural smooth peanut butter or almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) grated fresh ginger (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) fresh lime juice, plus more as needed
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon (37 mL) low-sodium tamari
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons (5 to 10 mL) granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) light miso
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) tahini
  • 1⁄4 cup (60 mL) fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) maple syrup
  • 4 ounces (115 g) gluten-free soba (buckwheat) noodles
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for the noodles
  • 1 (16-ounce/454-g) bag frozen shelled edamame, thawed
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1⁄2 seedless (English) cucumber, diced
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 4 green onions, chopped, plus more for serving
  • 1⁄4 cup (60 mL) fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Sesame seeds, for serving
  1. Make the Thai Peanut Sauce: In a mini or regular food processor, combine the garlic, sesame oil, peanut butter, ginger (if using), lime juice, tamari, sugar (if using), and 2 to 3 tablespoons (30–45 mL) water. Process until combined. -OR- Make the Orange-Maple Miso Dressing: In a mini or regular food processor, combine the miso, vinegar, sesame oil, tahini, orange juice, water, and maple syrup and process until well combined.
  2. Make the Salad: Cook the soba noodles according to the instructions on the package. Be sure not to overcook them—they should only take 5 to 9 minutes, depending on the brand. Drain the noodles and rinse them under cold water. Transfer the noodles to a large bowl and toss them with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil (this prevents the noodles from sticking together).
  3. Add the edamame, bell pepper, cucumber, carrot, green onions, and cilantro to the bowl with the noodles and toss until well combined.
  4. Pour your desired amount of the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. (Any leftover dressing will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.)
  5. Portion the salad into 4 bowls and garnish each serving with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and some green onions. Serve any leftover dressing on the side.
Tips: For a soy-free Thai Peanut Sauce, replace the tamari with coconut aminos. To make this dish completely soy-free, omit the edamame as well.
If you need a soy-free and gluten-free miso, look for chickpea miso. My go-to brand is South River Miso and it’s absolutely lovely in this sauce.
For a raw version, serve this noodle bowl with spiralized or julienned zucchini (see page 23), instead of the soba noodles.

Reprinted by arrangement with AVERY, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © GLO BAKERY CORPORATION, 2014.

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64 Comments on “Empowered Noodle Bowl + Oh She Glows Cookbook Giveaway!

  1. I reviewed OSG cookbook few weeks ago and loved some of her recipes! I made several new friends who are becoming new vegans, and I would love to gift this to one of them! This bowl looks fantastic, Jackie, I haven’t tried this noodle bowl yet! Did you prefer the citrus or the peanut sauce? xx

  2. I eat vegan; my husband and many of our guests are carnivores. I love introducing my husband (who’s quite willing) to creative vegan recipes and spreading the word among our guests about new vegan recipes and cook books. This looks like a great choice for recipes and spreading the word.

  3. Some of my favorite recipes are from Oh She Glows. Would love to have the cookbook.

  4. I have been following oh she glows for a long time now and the recipes helped me on my transition to a vegan diet. A big inspiration.

  5. My husband and I are interested in changing our diets to be vegetarian and ultimately vegan. The transition requires us to learn a new way of cooking so I am on the lookout for recipes to try with simple, no-fuss ingredients…hence my subscriptions to yours and Oh She Glows’s blogs! I’ve read nothing but great things about this new cookbook and I think it would help us greatly on our quest to making changes. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  6. I would love to add this cookbook to my current collection (which I have just started this year, and I would love to see it grow). I am always looking online at Oh She Glows recipes. Her story is very inspiring, and I think it is wonderful to see the healing powers of something as simple as food. It is the best way for us to glow from the inside out, through a healthy diet and a good relationship with not only food, but also between our mind, body and spirit.

  7. The cookbook sounds fab! I’m always looking for yummy easy recipes. Ever since I started eating vegan my husband eats less meat too. I love that. He likes my cooking. 🙂

  8. This book is on my wishlist! Thank you for sharing this recipe – can’t wait to try it!

  9. I’ve loved OSG recipes for some time. I would love to have the cookbook.

  10. Angela is a genius. I can’t wait to try the recipes from this cookbook. It’s been on my wishlist since the day it came out.

  11. I love the Oh She Glows blog, and have been meaning to pick up this cookbook for myself. This recipe looks amazing!

  12. Keep hearing about this book everywhere – fro foodie blogs and vegan parent blogs. Somehow, I have to get my hands on a copy! Thanks for the review and recipes x

  13. I love all of the recipes from Oh She Glows, especially her lentil loaf. I would love to have her cookbook as a go to source for everything delicious and healthy.

  14. Great giveaway! This would make a huge addition to my small (but growing) row of cookbooks. I love her inspiration (and yours 🙂 )

  15. Wow, what a great giveaway! I’m definitely intrigued to find out more about those smoothies–oats? HMM. Sounds like a great twist on the oatmeal breakfast. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  16. I love every recipe of Angela’s that I’ve made. Excited to try her cookbook!

  17. I just took this out of the library. the pictures are so pretty my plan is try something for dinner. maybe these noodles

  18. I am sooo anxious to try this cookbook! Our local bookstore doesn’t carry it, but I’m hoping if not now I can get it for my birthday! I love Angela!

  19. I am slowly being revived by a plant-based lifestyle (physically, but, also, with mental clarity and sharpness) and I would love to delve more deeply into some recipes and tips!

  20. I would love to have this book because I love Angela’s recipes and photos. Oh She Glows was one of the first blogs I found after I went vegan. That avocado pasta? Oh my goodness! Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. i really need to expand my cookbook library for vegan recipes… since i’m slowly transitioning from vegetarian, this would definitely help!

  22. I would like to score this cookbook in particular because Angela’s culinary aesthetic brings me joy :).

  23. I have loved all the recipes on the blog and would really love to have this cookbook.!

  24. Ooh, yum! This would be lovely with the orange miso sauce I bet…

  25. Both the Canadian and American covers are superb, and indicative of the photos inside I’m sure, which is something I appreciate in a cookbook. Knowing Angela’s recipes from the blog, her cookbook is full of delicious new vegan culinary adventures waiting to be explored. I want!

  26. Angela’s recipes are comfort food – like warm hugs in bowls. I have been salivating over the whole blog tour, and cannot wait to cook every recipe in the book!

  27. I love the OhSheGlows blog and recipes and would love my own copy of the cookbook.

  28. I would love to win this cookbook because I’ve seen previews of it and every single recipe looks amazing. I eat a vegan diet, and am always looking for different recipes to inspire me. Oh, and this noodle bowl looks so good by the way!:)

  29. I would love this cookbook because I’ve been so uninspired by the food I’m eating lately and I could use some great new ideas!

  30. I want this cookbook because the recipes just look so beautiful and I would love to try some of them!

  31. I’m not sure if I did it correctly, but I entered to win a copy of the Oh She Glows cookbook. I signed up through entering in my email and I chose the option of leaving a comment, I saw the phrase “why do you want this cookbook?” and didn’t know how to respond so I just clicked the green “I commented!” button. I have been a vegan for a while now and I want to expand my collection of vegan cook books. I would be so excited to win this book.

  32. I absolutely love Angela’s smoothie recipes – she’s just so creative overall!

  33. I want this book because all the recipes look amaaaazing, of course! I am always looking for easy and delicious looking vegan cookbooks and this one is definitely one that is on my list!

  34. I’d love to win this cookbook to give to my daughter in college who is just learning to cook.

  35. OMGoodness! This noodle bowl recipe sounds divine! I’m going to do the orange maple dressing 🙂 My fingers are crossed! I hope I win! Thanks!

  36. I’ve followed Oh She Glows for quite some time now, and was thrilled to hear about her cookbook coming out! I can’t wait to try some of her new recipes.

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  38. I’m always looking for ideas to help keep my family (and myself!) happy and healthy. I’ve heard so many good things about Oh She Glows that surely the cookbook would be a huge help in that regard.

  39. I’d love to see more beautiful recipes in this cookbook!

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  41. Delicious but a few too many edamame! I recommend reducing by a 1/4-1/3, and maybe adding some raw purple cabbage! All around delish!

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