Oh my yum.

I know this has been a coincidentally uncharacteristic week on How Sweet It Is, but I promise tomorrow will more than make up for it. Monday too. You’ll be lucky if you can button your pants by Tuesday.

 

I am super excited about this giveaway! In fact, my excitement has grown every single day this week.. because I can’t stop eating things out of this book.

MamaPea is the creator of the blog Peas and Thank You, if you didn’t know. She has some of the cutest kids I’ve ever seen and will make you wet your pants on a daily basis with her hilarity. She just wrote this fabulous cookbook which is so much more than just a cookbook. [Bonus: my close friend Ashley did much of the food photography for the book!] She is also vegan, which yeah… is the complete opposite of me.

 

But the thing is, we love a lot of the same foods. She just makes them with different (uhh… and healthier) ingredients and lots of vegetables. Ew?

 

I may not love vegetables, but I love delicious food. Really love it.  Duh! And there have been countless times over the last year and a half I’ve been blogging that I’ve made one of her recipes (can we say dough balls?), because if she can’t get me to eat vegetables then I doubt anyone can. #imscrewed

 

The minute I got my hands on her book I made the thai veggie burgers.

Get.in.my.mouth.

Holy cow, these were flippin’ delicious. It was my first time making a veggie burger and I was more than pleasantly surprised. I want to lay my head down on a thai burger pillow tonight.

 

I also made a batch of the ever popular mmm sauce, which I promptly slathered on my [third] thai veggie burger.

dirty placemat… ain’t no thang.

Sure I’ll swim in this bowl. Thanks for asking.

 

And yesterday afternoon, I ate this chickpea strawberry salad then almost died.

Not because I ate so many vegetables at once, but because this salad was so amazingly good. I immediately wanted to pour the remaining cinnamon vinaigrette over my head. Then I emailed MamaPea and told her that this was probably the best cookbook I have tried recipes from since my beloved Williams Sonoma Handbook. That is huge! And it doesn’t even have bacon in it.

 

The recipes are mostly vegetarian with a handful of vegan ones, and are so easy but so delicious – I find them to be extremely adaptable for when you do want to add meat or in my case… need to add meat for that guy you life with. Trust me: you want this book. [If you have any doubts, just check out the SIXTY TWO 5 star reviews.]

 

Today you can enter to win a copy of the book! In addition, you’ll also get a “pea pack” with all of these fun things, and I’m totally jealous though I have no need for an apron that says “Mama” or a bib. Except for that guy I… yeah, you know.

 

To Enter: Just leave a comment on this post. Any comment. Go!

[Contest closes Friday, Aug 12th at midnight EST.] [If you absolutely can’t wait to get your hands on the book or want to order one for your friends, click here!]

 

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2,465 Responses to “Peas and Thank You Cookbook Giveaway!”

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    Katy — August 11, 2011 @ 7:48 am

    Hm, I’m not really a meatless meal kind of girl, but those look fantastic!

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    Sara — August 11, 2011 @ 7:48 am

    I’m dying to make mmm sauce!

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    AnnahLee — August 11, 2011 @ 7:48 am

    Ooh, this looks great, I have several vegan family members and I’m always at a loss as to what to prepare when we get together, this book looks like it will be a big help. I’ve never heard of Peas and Thank You, but I’m headed over there right now!

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    Mandy — August 11, 2011 @ 7:49 am

    This sounds perfect!! I’ve been cooking more and more vegetarian meals lately and I’m always looking for ideas!

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    kim schoenthaler — August 11, 2011 @ 7:49 am

    looks yumola

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — August 11, 2011 @ 7:49 am

    I haven’t tried the chickpea strawberry salad yet but it looks ridiculously good!! I need this book!!! :)

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    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat — August 11, 2011 @ 7:50 am

    Buying it this weekend if I don’t win… Mama Pea will make a vegetable fan out of you yet! ;)

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    Miranda E — August 11, 2011 @ 7:51 am

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Linda Meers — August 11, 2011 @ 7:51 am

    I’ve been trying to eat healthier lately and this sounds right up my alley!

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    Brittany — August 11, 2011 @ 7:51 am

    yumm! i’d love to win her cookbook :D

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    libby — August 11, 2011 @ 7:52 am

    I already have the book, and I have to agree it is AWESOME! I think you will love the apple cinnamon pancakes..try them soon. It is dessert disguised as breakfast!

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    Whitney — August 11, 2011 @ 7:52 am

    That Thai Veggie burger looks divine!

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    Steve Cylka — August 11, 2011 @ 7:53 am

    Wow that book looks really interesting! Great post as well.

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    Jennifer — August 11, 2011 @ 7:54 am

    Everything looks amazing. I’d love to try it all!

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    Lauren — August 11, 2011 @ 7:54 am

    Sounds amazing! And I’m normally a big fan of my meat!

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    Anna — August 11, 2011 @ 7:55 am

    I love Mama Pea, and I need to try that chickpea salad ASAP!

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    Gen — August 11, 2011 @ 7:55 am

    This cookbook looks incredible!!! Wow! :D I’m hungry now….thanks

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    abbey — August 11, 2011 @ 7:56 am

    YUM! that salad looks incredible

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    Becky — August 11, 2011 @ 7:56 am

    That salad looks right up my alley. When I say “I want a salad,” what I really mean is “I want some fruit and candied or spiced nuts…yea lettuce is fine, too.”

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    Meagan — August 11, 2011 @ 7:57 am

    Great giveaway! This book sounds fun!!

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    Gale Coschi — August 11, 2011 @ 7:58 am

    Fingers are crossed, I am going to make the dough balls whence I get some peanut butter chips!

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    Ashley — August 11, 2011 @ 7:58 am

    What an awesome giveaway! I’ve been a vegetarian for almost 8 years now and have been trying to make more and more vegan recipes. Vegetarian, at least for me, isn’t too tough. Vegan – I feel like I have no idea what to even eat! I’d love the cookbook to help give me some good ideas :)

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    Melissa — August 11, 2011 @ 7:59 am

    like I could resist entering for a new cookbook?! :)

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    Liz J — August 11, 2011 @ 7:59 am

    mmm… I will take an order of all of the above!

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    Tracy — August 11, 2011 @ 8:00 am

    My son is vegetarian and the rest of us often eat meatless, though your Buffalo Chicken Burgers would be hard to forego completely :) This would help to add some variety to our meals.

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    sara m — August 11, 2011 @ 8:01 am

    Wow, those recipes sound amazing! I’m trying to do several meatless meals a week for my family (no worries, we eat plenty of bacon too!) so any new ideas are so helpful.

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    Daniela — August 11, 2011 @ 8:01 am

    L-O-V-E all your yummy recipes that you post!

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    Candy — August 11, 2011 @ 8:01 am

    Oh, I want this book! So please make me go to the work to take it off my Amazon wish list!

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    Audry Barrie — August 11, 2011 @ 8:01 am

    These recipes look amazing and I’m a good one for trying anything…I love veggies..but I love my sweets more…

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    mountain girl heidi — August 11, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    That looks like a great book! And it’s usually easy to add meat to anything, so I should be good. :)

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    Nicole @ Making Good Choices — August 11, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    I really want to get my hands on this! I haven’t tried mmm sauce yet, but it’s on my to-do list.

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    Reka — August 11, 2011 @ 8:03 am

    I’m not a vegan, but I try to cook healthy food every day.Your blog is very inspiring, and the photos are amazing!

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    texannie — August 11, 2011 @ 8:03 am

    I really enjoy your wit, humor and recipes!

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    Sara — August 11, 2011 @ 8:04 am

    Yay! Love Mama Pea!

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    Johanna — August 11, 2011 @ 8:04 am

    I’d really like to win this!! I have to say I thought you were going to have a pea recipe and then a “Thank You” cook book… i was really suprised to see you having a pea recipe… i’m sure there would have been bacon involved. Wait. that could work.

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    Erin @ GoBananasBlog — August 11, 2011 @ 8:04 am

    I’ve heard so many good things about MMMM Sauce but have yet to try it. Everything she makes looks sooo good!

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    Meg L. — August 11, 2011 @ 8:05 am

    I have heard fantastic things about this book! Great giveaway!

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    Rachel — August 11, 2011 @ 8:05 am

    My Mom’s a vegetarian… she would love this! Or I would love it and possibly be nice enough to share a few recipes with her :)

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    Steph @ A Life without Ice Cream — August 11, 2011 @ 8:05 am

    I have to admit I’ve yet to try a Mama Pea recipe but they always look so amazing! Its looking like I’m going to have to change that soon! The burgers and Mmmm sauce look mouth wateringly good!

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    Kate — August 11, 2011 @ 8:05 am

    Your sense of humor CRACKS. ME. UP. You’re hilarious and I feel like we’d be BFFs in real life :) I’ve been a veggiesaurus for about 8 years now and I am always looking for new recipes. Thanks for all of your awesome recipes and funny comments/stories.

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    Amy M — August 11, 2011 @ 8:05 am

    I need this cookbook…your pictures convinced me! :)

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    Melissa @ Mouthwatering Morsel — August 11, 2011 @ 8:06 am

    everyone’s doing this giveaway and I am jealous I can’t do the same!

    I want that burger!!!!!!!

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    Jill — August 11, 2011 @ 8:06 am

    This would make a terrific new baby gift!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win it!!

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    Meghan — August 11, 2011 @ 8:06 am

    I would love to win this!!!

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    Jessica — August 11, 2011 @ 8:06 am

    Not a meatless person, but I’m sure I could squeeze some in to some of those recipes! YUM!

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    Ashlee — August 11, 2011 @ 8:08 am

    Ooh, I need a good cookbook! Here’s hoping!

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    Leticia — August 11, 2011 @ 8:09 am

    I just recently started reading your blog and wanted to say it’s great! So many amazing recipes, with a lot of fun banter mixed in. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Annette D — August 11, 2011 @ 8:09 am

    I would love to win this! I have been trying to do a couple meals a week that were meatless. :)

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    Meghan — August 11, 2011 @ 8:09 am

    I may love bacon as much as you but I have to agree…every Mama Pea recipe that I have ever made is to die for!

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    joanna collom — August 11, 2011 @ 8:09 am

    Ohhh i love this site, it is actually my homepage:) and freebees are good too!

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