Traveling Sisters Book Reviews

“Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” ― Henry David Thoreau

Lindsay’s review An informative, eye-opening look into French-Canadian history, the Duplessis Orphans and Quebec’s fight to gain independence. 1990’s: Veronique’s father is the infamous Leo Fortin, a notorious FLQ leader who spent a decade in jail for killing a prominent politician during a political standoff in the 1970’s. Vero has grown up in the shadow …

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Hello Friends!! Lindsay and I recently hosted a spoiler-free Q & A in our Behind the Pages Goodreads group with Canadian author Jesse Thistle to discuss his extraordinary, powerful, inspiring memoir From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way. I am excited to share the Q & A with you …

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Cookbook Review: Oh She Glows for Dinner: Nourishing Plant-Based Meals to Keep You Glowing

October 29, 2020

Angela Liddon starts off her cookbook by quoting this quote she read. “Who knew the most taxing part of being an adult is figuring out what to cook for dinner every single night of the rest of your life.” I think figuring out what to cook is the most challenging thing about preparing meals. I use cookbooks mostly to help me figure out what’s for dinner and use them more as meal ideas. No matter how determined I am to follow a recipe, I never do. Angela Liddon makes figuring out what for dinner easier here with her nourishing plant-based meals.

Canadian Angela Liddon is the creator of her blog Oh She Glows and author of three plant-based cookbooks in her series Oh She Glows. Oh She Glows for Dinner is her third book and focuses on dinner meal planning, prep, and recipes.

The cookbook and photos are stunning and so beautiful and appealing to look at and read. The recipes are easy to read and follow with ingredients that are easy to find, with some, if not most, you might have in your kitchen. Often I find myself intimidated by plant-based recipes as sometimes I feel recipes are complicated by plant-based ingredients and methods however I thought the recipes here were simple and easy to follow.

Here are some recipes that I have tried to follow LOL and some I want to try

Instant Pot Potato and Cauliflower Red Curry (with Stovetop Option)
Creamy Buffalo Cauli Tacos
Weeknight Tex-Mex Quinoa with Cashew Sour Cream
Crispy Potato Stacks with Boom! Broccoli Pesto
Sloppy Glows
Dreamy Peanut Butter Crunch Veggie Noodle Bowls

Meal-Worthy Salads
Summery Chimichurri Chickpea Pasta Salad
Glow-rious Greek Pasta with Oregano, Basi and Lemon Zest Parmesan
Cauliflower “Potato” Salad

Hearty Soups and Stews
Cold-Be-Gone Flavor Bomb Noodle Soup
Glowing Spiced Lentil Soup

So many more!!!

I download sample on Edelweiss thinking it was the full ARC for the book. I ended up buying the print cookbook to add to my collection of cookbooks.

Lindsay’s review Easily earned a spot on my 2020 Favourites List. Raw. Eye-opening. Informative. Heart wrenching. Impactful. I am forever changed after reading this. One of the toughest, most honest and powerful memoirs I have read. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Jesse Thistle for being brave enough to put his story out …

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Brenda’s Thoughts: Wow, do I ever live in a Canadian bubble, well just a bubble in general. I am just now reaching out of that bubble to learn more about the world around me by reading more non-fiction. Well, Canadian Haudenosaunee writer Alicia Elliott has opened my eyes to a few subject matters with her …

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