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.
Open to all readers, regardless of your worldly geographic location, and you have until Wednesday night at 7PM CST to enter.
UPDATE: GIVEAWAY HAS EXPIRED and IS NOW CLOSED!