Peas and Thank You {giveaway!}

by Holly on July 25, 2011

in giveaway

Throughout your life, there are some people you just ‘get.’

You may not be of the same age or marital status. You may come from different upbringings or face different life challenges or live different lifestyles. Heck, you may have only met each other once! But the fact remains that despite the differences, you share something similar…something familiar…and something that both of you just well…’get.’

I ‘get’ Mama Pea.

I’m 26, she’s…err…thirty-something. I’m perpetually single while she’s happily married with two of the cutest lil’ punkins around. I’m a Midwestern born and raised, she’s from that state everyone forgets exists (I kid, I kid..she’s from Oregon!). I deal with a curly head of crazy hair on a daily basis, while she + her straightening iron are BFFs forever. I’m a proud Everythingtarian, she’s a proud vegan.

And I am so happy I get to call her a friend.

Because despite our differences, we both like to write. We also both like to crack smart ass jokes and use self-depricating humor to make others laugh. We can turn to one another for advice and vent about how I’ve dated two men who have gone on to be born-again Christians (I see no link between me + needing to re-find God, for the record). And when one of us becomes the author of a BRAND NEW cookbook, I happily pimp her out to all my readers, friends + family.

Peas and Thank You, very much.

Because I know people (ahem, Mama Pea), I was gifted a copy of Peas and Thank You in advance of it’s release date tomorrow. Let me tell you, the cookbook is just like Mama Pea’s blog – funny, delicious, colorful, touching and executed with her signature wit we’ve all grown to love so much.

Let’s back up for a minute and revisit that delicious thing, because you need to take a look at my new Peas and Thank You “to-make” list…

Margarita Smoothies? Indian Shepherds Pie? Mango Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Icing?

I ‘get’ this kind of food.

I started with the eight-ingredient recipe for Cowgirl Cornbread, because quite frankly, Gigi (Mama Pea’s oldest daughter) is my kinda gal. And well, it was one of two recipes I already had all the ingredients on hand for. In less than 30 minutes, I had a piping hot pan of delicious VEGAN cornbread that I promptly deveganized by adding a hefty drizzle of honey.

Hearty, tasty and no animals were harmed in the process of making this bread.

I may ‘get’ Mama Pea, but really I just keep her around for the recipes.

Peas don’t tell her.

And because I love all of you (and have still never met 99.7% of you!), I am giving away FIVE copies of Mama Pea’s brand new cookbook “Peas and Thank You” to FIVE lucky readers.

Here’s what you need to do:

Leave me a comment with your favorite vegan recipe.

That’s it!

Open to all readers, regardless of your worldly geographic location, and you have until Wednesday night at 7PM CST to enter.



Lauren July 27, 2011 at 3:35 pm

My favorite vegan recipe is tempeh tacos with jicama and cabbage slaw. …And any type of vegan ice cream. :)

Sarah@The Flying ONION July 27, 2011 at 3:46 pm

So far, I’d have to say my favorite vegan recipe are the snobby joes from veganomicon. I always have a batch in my freezer. They’re so simple to make and I like that even the most hard-core meat eater can enjoy them.

And the reason that I said “so far” is because I plan on buying Mama Pea’s book ASAP, and I’m sure there will be many new designated faves. Can’t WAIT! :D

Lindsey Canaley July 27, 2011 at 4:20 pm

I LOVE Mama Pea’s Protein Truffles! Yet my husband somewhow makes them disapear before I can enjoy more than one…

Mallory July 27, 2011 at 4:31 pm

i’m kind of in love with mama pea’s dough balls. my first go was a major bomb, but the second… and third… and… other times making them were thee bomb.

also, i’m almost done with my internship – which means i’ll have a life (sort of?) – which means… bunky’s!

Elizabeth July 27, 2011 at 5:33 pm

My favorite vegan recipe is a snickerdoodle recipe from a vegan dessert book. Best part: no one knows they are vegan! I haven’t tried any of Mama Pea’s recipes, but they look awesome so I would love her book :)

Emily July 27, 2011 at 6:41 pm

My favorite Vegan recipe right now is the upside down lentil pie from Appetite for Reduction.

Once I get the book, the Thai Crunch salad sounds AWESOME.

Laura July 27, 2011 at 6:53 pm

My favourite vegan recipe so far is certainly quinoa for breakfast! I have been vegan for a year and a half, and can’t believe I didn’t think of this earlier. Mixed with oatmeal, and what could be better?!?! Happy cooking!

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) July 27, 2011 at 7:37 pm

I am a tad late with this entry, but I love all kinds of cookbooks and I’m itchin’ to get Mama Pea’s on my shelf…My fav vegan recipe?

Peanut Butter and Jelly cashew ice cream from Lula’s Sweet Apothecary in NYC – I’ve never made the recipe myself, but I know they make it “in store”, using real peanut butter and homemade cashew milk. It is hands DOWN the best ice cream (dairy or otherwise) that I have ever tasted :)

Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel July 27, 2011 at 8:24 pm

my fav vegan recipe is jamaican stew whuich is curry powder and coconut milk stewed with broccoli, peas, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, onions, and black pepper. so simple and so good!


ps. LOVE this giveaway!

kristen d July 27, 2011 at 8:27 pm

my favorite recipe would have to be vegan black bean brownies!

Lizzie July 27, 2011 at 8:47 pm

My favorite vegan recipe is my spiced up pumpkin bread with cinnamon pumpkin frosting-oohmygoodness it is heavan. :)

Diana @ VeggieNextDoor July 27, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Lucky you, to know her!

I’ve only recently started with Vegan cooking and am trying to do as much of it as possible. So far, my favorite vegan recipe are the “Snobby Joe’s” (lentil sloppy joe’s) from the Post Punk Kitchen.

Lisa July 28, 2011 at 9:33 am

I’m on a falafel kick right now, still searching for the perfect baked version but it’s a fun mission.

Maryann D. July 29, 2011 at 8:19 am

My favorite vegan recipe is my very own Bean chili, with all types of beans, salsa, tomatoes, etc, with brown rice.

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