Peas and Thank You Cookbook + Giveaway!

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When I first came across Mama Pea’s blog, Peas and Thank You, I was drawn to her witty story-telling ability about her day to day shenanigans. Sarah, a devoted wife and mom of 2, pokes fun at her busy life as a mother trying to balance it all, including creating delicious vegan recipes for her family.

Oh, and did I mention that she wrote a cookbook in all her spare time?

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She’s a magician that woman, a true magician.

And guess what? Today is the official release of the book by Canadian publisher Harlequin!

BlogTour Badge 2 Available Now   Peas and Thank You Cookbook + Giveaway!When Sarah asked me to be part of her Peas and Thank You Cookbook Tour, I was eager to jump aboard. Three (long) days passed before the package arrived in my mailbox. I ripped it open like the savage vegan beast that I am and I feasted my eyes over the beautiful photography, bright colours, and hilarious stories about the Pea Family.

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I was no longer a loner in my kitchen. I had friends! The Pea Family was right along there with me, cracking jokes and letting the good times roll.

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This beautiful Chickpea Strawberry Mango Salad caught my eye and I knew it had to be in my belly pronto.

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It’s packed with Pumpkin-spice roasted chickpeas, mango, strawberries, roasted almonds, fresh mint, dried cranberries, Cinnamon Vinaigrette, and more! Talk about an impeccable flavour combination, perfect for a hot summer day!

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Eric and I both agreed it was a hit! How I wish that salad was in front of me right now at 11:49pm… :)

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I also made Yogi Guacamole which is a high-protein guac with a secret ingredient! We enjoyed it with Mary’s crackers as a side dish.

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Whenever I buy a cookbook I’m always curious what the author’s favourite recipes are, so I asked Mama Pea if she could spill the beans peas for us today!

Here’s what she shared…

1. Mama Pea’s favourite cookbook recipe: Thai Crunch Salad

2. Pea Daddy’sMango Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Frosting

3. Gigi’s: Cut Out Sugar Cookies

4. Lulu’s: Spaghetti & Mediterranean Lentil Meatballs

5. Pea Kitty: “She only eats cat fur.  Which is the only explanation I have for the daily hairballs on my ‘dry clean only’ duvet cover.” [<-- LOL]

 

And that is why I love Mama Pea; she cracks me up and fills my belly at the same time.

You know, they say the way to a woman’s heart is through her mind…and her stomach. Consider me smitten, Mama Pea.

 

Giveaway Alert!!

If you’d like to be entered for a chance to win an autographed copy of the Peas and Thank You Cookbook and a Pea Pack (shown below), peas leave a comment below.

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May the peas be with you!

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Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans July 27, 2011

I love Peas and Thank You for all the wonderful recipes but more so because Sarah highlights that a healthy lifestyle focused on real food is possible for a family with young children and even those who might be on a budget. I think more people need to realize kids don’t need to eat Kraft Dinner every day to be happy! Oh and of course she is hilarious and the girls are two of the cutest kids out there!!

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Danielle July 27, 2011

The book looks great! I would love to know the secret ingredient in that high protein guac…I’m going to guess white beans. That chickpea salad also looks wonderful! It is perfect for the summer right now when all I have been craving is fresh juicy fruit!

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Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) July 27, 2011

i would LOVE to win! i lovee her blog and her recipes are INSANELY delicious!

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Sarah July 27, 2011

I love Mama Pea! She is super funny and I’ve loved all her recipes that I’ve made. I’m trying to eat more vegan meals and this cookbook would be a great addition to my collection!!

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Lindsay@LivingLindsay July 27, 2011

I adore Mama Pea. With every single blog post, I’m amazed at how beautifully she writes and tells the story of her day. Such grace, such humor, so much wit, and of course, fabulous recipes. Doesn’t get much better!

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Sonia July 27, 2011

That salad looks amazing, and I can’t wait to try the other recipes in this book!

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G July 27, 2011

I can’t wait to go out and buy her cookbook! By the way, your pictures are beautiful as usual!!

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NikiO July 27, 2011

I’m intrigued by this cookbook! My kids always thwart my efforts to feed them anything other then the same things day in and day out. lol! Mama’s starting to look like pesto pasta!

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Lindsey July 27, 2011

ooooh ooooh….pick me….peas peas peas peeeeeeaaaasssssss……….. : ) I must have the mango and chickpea salad….i may possibly be necessary for my survival right now… : )

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Kim July 27, 2011

I’ve been hearing a lot about this cookbook, and I’m so glad that it’s out! That guac looks super delicious, and I’m very eagar to try it. And that salad looks like something I’d love to have for lunch today!

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Brittany @ Runwithbritt July 27, 2011

Oh my goodness those recipes look amazing! I’m going to defiantly check out her blog (and hopefully her cookbook ;) ) so I convert my future roommate to a veg/vegan!

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Veronica July 27, 2011

Please enter me! This would be so wonderful! The book seems lovely!

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Andrea July 27, 2011

What a fantastic looking book! It would be great to have some family-friendly recipes for all of the big cookouts this summer. Sometimes I misjudge what will be “kid-friendly”. :)

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Joanna July 27, 2011

I can’t wait to get my hands on this book – looks so amazing! Love your photos today – beautiful as always!

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Aryn July 27, 2011

Mmmmm that Chickpea Strawberry Mango Salad looks wonderful! I love Mama Pea!

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Colleen July 27, 2011

I can’t wait to get the book! I’d love to win, peas and carrots?!

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Tasleen July 27, 2011

Whenever I am looking for a delicious meat-free dish to make, I always hit up Mama’s Pea’s blog (and yours!). I’m so excited to see the book. What that woman can accomplish as a wife, mother, cook, author, and blogger blows my mind.

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 27, 2011

Oh my, pumpkin spice roasted chickpeas!?!? That sounds delicious! I agree, Mama Pea is a magician, and a very very funny one! The pictures in the book (and your photos too, of course!) look beautiful!

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kaila @ healthy helper! July 27, 2011

I want this cook book so bad! it looks so fabulous!

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Alisha July 27, 2011

Peas pick me! I’m trying to transition from vegetarian to vegan and recently discovered her blog. Winning the cookbook giveaway will help me with my transition and make me healthier!

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Julie @ Shining From Within July 27, 2011

I love Mama Pea!!! Her recipes never cease to amaze my taste buds. Eveeeeerrrr.

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Jenna July 27, 2011

what a cute cute give away! I love sarahs blog and can’t wait to read her book!

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Jennifer July 27, 2011

I <3 Mama Pea and her wacky tales!!! Can't wait to check this book out!

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Marcea July 27, 2011

The recipes looked delicious! I am slowly transiting to the vegetarian side and do not have any vegan cookbooks. This one would be a wonderful start of a collection! :)

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Gab July 27, 2011

I would use this cookbook daily in conjunction with your recipes and would enjoy it to the fullest!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 27, 2011

I need this cookbook! Mamma Pea is such an inspiration… and I’m now hard-core craving that chickpea salad. :)

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Lori White July 27, 2011

Thank you for introducing me to Mamma P. She is absolutely pea-lightful! I can’t wait to read more from her…

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Bethany Irwin July 27, 2011

I love Mama Pea! She never fails to crack me up and my meat-eating family always loves her recipes. She is such a great inspiration :)

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Erika July 27, 2011

I read your blog every day for awesome vegan recipe ideas, and would love a cookbook full of them (poor college kid here!) Thank you for all of the inspiration you have provided me since I started reading.

Erika

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Crystal July 27, 2011

Oh my, I didn’t think I could get more excited about mama pea’s book, but after reading you review, I am! That salad looks heavenly!

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Brenda Fisher July 27, 2011

Pick Me!! Me and my four kids would love some yummy recipes! It looks like a really beautiful and funny book. I am a vegetarian and trying to incorporate it as much as possible into my kids diet in a healthy way that they will actually eat. Pick me!

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Sarah July 27, 2011

I would love to get this cookbook! I am the only vegan in the family and need some great recipes for the kids!

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Bethany July 27, 2011

My two favorite blogs working together! Love it! My kids are the same age as hers so I love to see what they are up to…and what they are eating! You are both inspiring and have brought a lot of delicious food ideas to my family. Thank you!

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Liz July 27, 2011

I love Mama Pea! And I have two small peas who would love to try her ‘little girl approved’ recipeas.

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Kinley July 27, 2011

I really need to get a copy of this cookbook ordered today! I am very excited to try out some new recipes from the Pea Family!

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Jess July 27, 2011

Me, me! Pick me!

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Kathy July 27, 2011

This cookbook looks like so much fun and I would love to have a copy.

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janet @ the taste space July 27, 2011

Dude, I need that cookbook to make that salad! Yum!

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Ashley July 27, 2011

I love Mama Pea! I would love to win this pack. Her humor saved me many a night when I stressed out from studying. Shes so passionate and her food always looks so delicious.

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Kelsey July 27, 2011

I love the Peas!! Her Tamale Pie recipe is our household favorite :)

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