Summer may be drawing to a close (it’s barely 70 here in New York today), but I’m nowhere near ready to surrender my delight in freshly made batches of pesto. These bright and beautiful roasted garlic pesto potatoes with arugula from the Oh She Glows Everyday cookbook, which was published last week, are a perfect way to celebrate my last few jars of pesto for the season!
If you’re not a fan of the Oh She Glows blog already, then I hope this post will encourage you to check out Angela’s gorgeous, carefully crafted plant-based recipes. Angela is a master at creating vegan fare that is crowd-pleasing, family friendly, and always a pleasure to eat.
Her smash-hit, first cookbook was a collection of vegan recipes that ranged from occasion-worthy to easy. Her new collection, Oh She Glows Everyday, is a compilation of the everyday favorite recipes that Angela and her family love and rely upon.
I love the theme of this book. I’m a big believer in the idea that there’s a time and a place for every type of recipe, ranging from the “projects” that are all the more rewarding because we’ve taken our time with them to simple staples. But most home cooks these days are busy people with lots of obligations, and simple recipes are often the ones that give back most generously.
The book contains glimpses into Angela’s life at home with her husband and business partner, Eric, and her daughter, Adriana. Clearly, the experience of becoming a mother and juggling the demands of raising a toddler, running a business, and publishing a cookbook helped to shape the new book’s emphasis on simple fare. But, whether simple food is what you’re looking for or not, you’ll find so much to love in these vibrant, flavorful meals, which range from snacks and basics (like homemade nut butters and nut milks) to hearty entrees.
Highlights of the book include such everyday, nourishing meals as Angela’s golden French lentil stew and family friendly recipes, like her Oh Em Gee burgers.
And of course, no collection from Angela would be complete without a sampling of her beloved desserts, including chocolate dipped macaroons and strawberry oat crumble bars.
As you can see, the book has been brought to life with vibrant, beautiful images from Ashley McLaughlin, and there’s an image for each recipe, which means that the whole collection is a feast for the eyes as well as your culinary imagination. As always, Angela’s recipes are clear, well-written, and foolproof.
There are so many recipes I might have shared today, but I can’t help having fallen in love with the flavors of this potato and arugula dish, and I think it perfectly captures Angela’s goal with the collection, which is to transform simple combinations of ingredients into memorable household favorites.
If you’d like to experience more of Angela’s recipes for yourself, you’re in luck: Angela and her publisher have generously offered a free copy of the Oh She Glows Everyday cookbook to a Full Helping reader. The giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only, and it’ll run for one week. Enter below to win!
Good luck, everyone!
It has been a quiet week here, but I’ve been feeling a little under the weather for the last day or two, so I’m looking forward to the weekend getting underway. Maybe some roasted garlic basil pesto potatoes will be in my future (and yours).
See you for weekend reading!