Peas and Thank You Cookbook + Giveaway!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 27, 2011


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?


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 NowWhen 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.


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.

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


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!


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


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.

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.


May the peas be with you!

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Dara July 31, 2011 at 7:22 am

Yes, Please with a pea on top! I would love to win this…looks so yummy! Crossing my fingers.


Brittany July 31, 2011 at 9:43 am

So adorable!! I love everything she makes!! I think my new 1 year old cousin and I would look very cute cooking in the kitchen with matching aprons (:


Laurel July 31, 2011 at 10:57 am

Funnily enough, or funny to me because I’m cracked. I read this post 4 days ago and was really excited to enter for a chance to win the cookbook. That’s when I saw the picture of the giveaway package and instead of reading the caption got myself all disappointed because the tote bag and apron and all couldn’t share their recipe secrets with me. I’m glad I came back to your blog today and re-read the ENTIRE article, details and all. :-))


JenE July 31, 2011 at 1:16 pm

I’m a Pea Wanna Be. Gave up processed foods so family would be healthier. I lost weight (woo hoo!). Daughter has food allergies / eczema, doc says no wheat. Daddio has eczema / doc says no dairy. I love the Pea journey because it gives me hope that even with dietary challenges we can eat yummy stuff!
Mama Jen
ps I used to be a lawyer too :)


katie July 31, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I would love to win this!


Jess M. July 31, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Mama Pea is abfab! Glad you got to be part of the book tour because you are abfab, too!


Megan July 31, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Thank you for introducing me to green monsters and overnight oats. Through your blog I discovered a whole world of amazing food, including that of Mama Pea. I’d love to win.


Meredith August 1, 2011 at 5:40 am

I just recently started reading Mama Pea’s blog, and I LOVE it! Thanks for doing this giveaway!


Julie Ann August 1, 2011 at 10:29 am

Those recipes look very yummy!


EMC August 1, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Oh my. Not sure if this giveaway is still going, but if it is… count me in! So bummed that my bookstore is closing! They aren’t getting in any new books. :-( I’ll have to go to “that other one” to pick it up. :-) But I’m not sure where to get the PeaPack, so here’s hoping!


Yvonne August 1, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I wish I would win this cookbook!


Brie August 1, 2011 at 3:25 pm

this is adorable! i’d love to win the pea-pack!


km August 1, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Love your blog! It is a highlight in my day.
My car was stolen this past week along with my beloved Vita-Mix. Not sure which one I am more upset about! Would love to win the cookbook to brighten my week!


Samantha August 1, 2011 at 7:52 pm

I’m recovering* from an eating disorder, I’ve been “recovered” for about three years now (it’s always a work in progress!) but there are still a lot of things I can’t digest so from necessity I developed a real passion for healthy and vegan/vegetarian cooking, my boyfriend, soon to be husband, started eating that way as well to try to lose weight and he loves it! I would love to win such an awesome cookbook that would keep him excited about healthy eating!


Angela August 2, 2011 at 6:12 am

That’s absolutely adorable! The ‘pea pod’ of a family really seems to be present in a cookbook. I’d love to be entered myself to experience it too :)


Courtney August 2, 2011 at 8:15 am

I’d like the chance to win the cookbook if it’s not too late :) I have been searching the stores for it with no luck! Plus, it’s my birthday! Hehe


Jess Bee August 2, 2011 at 9:37 am

Yes Peas! Love that blog!


Sarah Davies August 2, 2011 at 12:40 pm

I have two little boys and a house that eats mostly veggie — the cookbook would be a great addition to our cooking library


Yasmine August 2, 2011 at 5:38 pm

the salad looks so yummyyyyy :) ! I would love to win this book


valerie August 2, 2011 at 6:56 pm

How awesome, Peas & Thank You is a hilarious blog with great recipes. I’d love to win the book. Angela, your story is impressive…love the passion!


Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies August 3, 2011 at 12:51 am

I’d love to win that cookbook!


Claire August 3, 2011 at 1:20 am

Id love to win~


JessZ August 3, 2011 at 4:07 pm

I love Mama Pea’s blog and recipeas!


Janna August 4, 2011 at 11:14 pm

My goodness! Yes please I’d like an entry! *My apologies if I’m too late, I RSS you and digging through the comments on Android is hard ;)


Kristin August 6, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Looks like a wonderful cookbook!


Amy August 7, 2011 at 12:10 pm

The recipes look scrumptious!! I would love to win!


Emily August 14, 2011 at 11:45 am

I’m a vegetarian trying to incorporate more vegan meals into the mix. This looks like a wonderful cookbook to do just that!


wendyz August 17, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Putting my name in the virtual hat!


val August 22, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Oh, oh. I received an adorable Pea Pack today but no cookbook (just a cookbook leaflet). Can I still get the cookbook? Thanks!


buff May 7, 2014 at 1:43 pm

I have spent over an hour trying to find a recipe for crockpot chickpea pot pie with biscuit topping. Can you please help me? Thank you.


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