This is a great cookbook. I''m not sure why people were disappointed as compared to her first one, but I have both and like them equally. I will say that there are not very many entrees relative to smoothies, desserts, etc., but don''t have a problem getting the bulk of my...
This is a great cookbook. I''m not sure why people were disappointed as compared to her first one, but I have both and like them equally. I will say that there are not very many entrees relative to smoothies, desserts, etc., but don''t have a problem getting the bulk of my entrees elsewhere. I really like how Angela uses whole foods and in this book how she says what you can make ahead/freeze/etc. I also like how you can download the nutrition info from her website. My only complaint would be the cheesy pictures of her and her family, but that seems to be a trend these days, so as long as your recipes are good (and hers are!), I can get over it. She doesn''t require too many odd ingredients, but does call for brown rice syrup, spelt flour, Herbamare (though that''s usually optional) and a few things that are not readily at every grocery store.
So far I’ve made:
Salted Chocolate Hemp Shake for Two - good
Green Tea Lime Pie Smoothie Bowl - delicious
Green-Orange Creamsicle Smoothie - really delicious, like a dessert
Pear Vanilla Mint Green Smoothie - not my fav
The Fastest Sprouted Steel-Cut Oatmeal - very good
PB&J Thumbprint Cookies - a little gummy, but hearty and freeze well
Overnight Hot Oatmeal Power Bowl - huge, enough for 2, but very good
Apple Pie Overnight Oats - I’m not a huge fan of overnight oats, but like this one
Tropical Overnight Oats - Again, not a huge fan so this wasn’t my fav
Roasted Hazelnut-Almond Granola Clusters - really good, freezes well, not too sweet, but sweet enough
Roasted Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus - my tomatoes were funky, but otherwise think it would have been excellent
Endurance Crackers - very garlicky, but fun especially if you ever have to cook for someone who doesn’t eat gluten
Everyday Lemon-Garlic Hummus - very good
Cookie Dough Balls V - delish. I keep these in the freezer. Better than the ones in her first book. Think her nutrition calculations on them are wrong though or are for 2 instead of 1.
Protein Power Quinoa Salad - Delish, and beautiful.
Spiraled Zucchini Summer Salad - Really good.
Crowd-Pleasing Caesar Salad - I think the name is silly, but I served it to a crowd of meat eaters and indeed it was a big hit.
The Best Shredded Kale Salad - One of my favs of this book and in general. Her kale salad in the first OSG is excellent too, btw.
Roasted Garlic Basil Pesto Potatoes with Arugula - Really good, served to a crowd and everyone liked.
The Best Marinated Lentils - Good.
Coconut Bacon - Neat idea and good, though I don’t miss bacon.
Marinated Italian Tofu - I used white beans instead of tofu, but was really good.
Metabolism-Revving Spicy Cabbage Soup - Excellent, hearty.
6 Vegetable and Cheese Soup - Good
Golden French Lentil Stew - Good
Oh Em Gee Burgers - Very good, with or without a bun.
Loaded Sweet Potatoes - Excellent. Huge portions though.
Chili Cheese Nachos - I was a little hesitant, but this was excellent. Served to meat eaters and they didn’t miss the meat (or cheese at all). Leftovers were good too, and apparently you can even freeze it.
Eggplant Parmesan - Not my fav vegan eggplant parm, but I got a local eggplant and think it may have been bitter, so need to retry.
Fail-Proof Marinara Sauce - Good
Comforting Red Lentil and Chickpea Curry - I don’t like curry, so hubby ended up eating it all, but he loved.
Ultimate Green Taco Wraps - I think this is one of the best recipes in the book. I love bread, wraps, etc., but didn’t even mind the iceberg wraps because the filling was so delicious.
Pillowy Pumpkin Snacking Cookies - Very good and don’t make you feel gross. I didnt ice. Freeze well.
High-Rise Pumpkin Cupcakes - Very good
Spiced Buttercream Frosting - Very good
Peanut Butter Lover’s Chocolate Tart - Rich (even without the caramel sauce), but delicious.
All-Purpose Cheese Sauce - I was intrigued and a bit skeptical, but this turned out great. I don’t often repeat recipes, but have used this more than once and have fooled several people into thinking it was nacho cheese made with dairy.
9-Spice Mix - Yummy, similar to one in OSG I think.
Lemon-Tahini Dressing - Verg good
Vegan Parmesan - Made both varieties and both were great. I keep some in the freezer.
PS- I have over 120 cookbooks and only cook vegetarian (mostly vegan).