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.


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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    Lauren @ Life's Better With Freckles — August 12, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

    I’m willing to try it if you recommend it!!!

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    Andrea Garro — August 12, 2011 @ 12:06 pm

    Thank you for your inspiring post. I look forward to my inbox every morning. Eating more plant based has transformed my health and I am always looking for tasty ways to encourage my clients to health themselves too by giving up the SAD diet and eating more fruits and veg. This books looks like just the one to tantalize their tastebuds!!!!!
    Your fan,

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    Cyndi — August 12, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    pick me! i’d love to win this book!!

    PS LOVE your blog!

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    Kim — August 12, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    First time on your blog in a while and I’m laughing my head off! Hilarious.. got to try those cupcakes. I’m gaining 5lbs just looking at them, but anything that pretty is meant to be eaten. :)

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    Charlie — August 12, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

    Oh. my. god. This burger looks amazing!!!

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    Jessica — August 12, 2011 @ 12:09 pm


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    chelon — August 12, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

    ooh, ooh, pick me, pick me! i have two sweet-peas and a pea-doggy. and a pea-daddy! i need that apron. and my toddler would rock that bib! and although i usually forget them in the car, i need reusable bags!!! pick me! please. peas.

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    Jessica — August 12, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

    I would love to have this cookbook. I live mostly a vegetarian lifestyle but tend to get burnt out making the same old thing. This would add some spunk and take out the guess work of what to fix for dinner. Thanks for featuring it.

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    Kim W — August 12, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

    Love your blog and would love to win this!!!

  10. #
    Erika Brown — August 12, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

    If its a vegetarian cookbook but you recommend it.. than it has to be amazing. Count me in.

  11. #
    Kristina — August 12, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

    Looks great! The salad seems like a perfect summer dish!

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    Danielle — August 12, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    Just read about your mocha coconut frappachino cupcakes and I am drooling at my desk – you have fabulous food photography! I bet your cooking/baking isn’t too bad either :)

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    Rose — August 12, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    I would love to get this cookbook! Hope I win!

  14. #
    Valerie Juarez — August 12, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    I love the sound that Thai Veggie Burger!! I can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

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    Cathleen — August 12, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

    HI — LOVE your blog, and if YOU like the veggie recipes, well, I HAFTA see that!!! The Thai Burger sounds amazing

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    amyt @ chicken nugget momma — August 12, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

    OMG too awesome!!!! Love Momma Pea!

  17. #
    Amy L. — August 12, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

    The cookbook looks great! You should write your own cookbook. I have never made anything from your site that I did not love.

  18. #
    Trish Dietrich — August 12, 2011 @ 12:21 pm

    I would love to try some new recipes!

  19. #
    Kristina — August 12, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    I would love to try this!! Since you recommended it even though it doesn’t have bacon in it, it’s gotta be good =)

  20. #
    Emily C. — August 12, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

    I’m not vegetarian, but love vegetarian meals every now and then. I’m definitely willing to try this!

  21. #
    Emily — August 12, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

    Yum!! I have a “little sweet pea” on the way and would LOVE to win!! Then I can make my little fam tons of yumm!!

  22. #
    Gabby — August 12, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

    Can’t have enough cookbooks and if you say it rocks might as well give it a shot!

  23. #
    Stephanie — August 12, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

    Loveee your blog, girl! And this cook book looks like it has such yummy things!!

  24. #
    Sierra — August 12, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

    Love you, love your blog. Yummy yummy!

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    Nila — August 12, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

    Can’t believe you ate veggies! I need that book then :)

  26. #
    deb — August 12, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

    me, me, me! peas and thank you! (that’s also a children’s book that is quite cute. must be a good title!)

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    Karie — August 12, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

    I just love your blog! I look forward to reading every time you post! Would love to win this book!

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    Annie — August 12, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

    I am dating Mr. Macaroni-and-cheese-is-a-vegetable, so I am working on finding some awesome veggi recipes for him. This is the perfect accompaniment to our new health kick!

  29. #
    Kirsten — August 12, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

    Never heard of her website or cookbook…but now can’t wait to click over to her site and check it out!

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    Brianna — August 12, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

    I could use some healthy new recipes (especially after seeing the Mocha Coconut Frappuccino Cupcake recipe, yumm :) ).

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    Lane — August 12, 2011 @ 12:37 pm

    Yay a cookbook! Whoa Annie, I am dating Mr. Salsa-is-my-only-vegetable! He and Mr. Mac and Cheese is a veggie are probably long lost brothers.

  32. #
    Debbie — August 12, 2011 @ 12:37 pm

    This sounds great, since I have a three-year-old who poo poos meat. I’m on a constant quest for food that she will eat.

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    Sandie Gallagher — August 12, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

    Make me like peas…..

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    Jennifer Maier — August 12, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

    would <3<3<3 to win this!!! Also <3<3<3 yours and pea's blogs!!! keep up the good work!!!

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    Jessica — August 12, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

    I think I might have fallen in love with that burger without even trying it yet. i NEED it in my life! :o) you’re amazing!

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    Shelly — August 12, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

    I need healthy recipes for my kids! Snacks after school. I want to check out her book… because really… I’m more partial to cupcakes than carrots… but the kids… THEY need to eat healthy. :)

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    Katie Flowers — August 12, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

    Love your website! My Daughter and I have made your Giant Rainbow cookies 2x now! Plus other goodies from your blog! Would love to have a veggie inspired cookbook to whip up some nutritious food for my family!!!

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    Danielle — August 12, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    I would love to win this cookbook! By the way I look forward to blog and a new recipe everyday!

    • Danielle — August 12th, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

      sorry…I look forward to your blog. Geez, good thing I teach kindergarten and I don’t have to teach big kids how to write sentences!

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    Trinity Hansen — August 12, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    my hubby is a total meat and potatoes guy so if i can get some good veggie meals that he’ll love, i would be in heaven!! i would love to try the recipes in the book =)

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    Amanda — August 12, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    I’ve been on the lookout for a great vegan/vegetarian cookbook and this one looks delicious! Would love to win a copy!

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    Brianna — August 12, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    I would love to add this cookbook to my collection that’s already way too big as it is.

  42. #
    Franzi — August 12, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    I want this book!! :)

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    Kristen — August 12, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    Mama Peas and family are too cute!

  44. #
    Amy — August 12, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    This sounds amazing! I’ll have to look for this book :)

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    Kari — August 12, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    My eight year old daughter, Breanna, loves to try new foods so she and I cook together often. It would be so great to have this amazing and healthy cookbook as part of our small collection!


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    ashley — August 12, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    Made dark chocolate cupcakes with cookies and cream frosting today…. called them oreo blizzard cakes! brought them into Burton Snowboard where I work. Everyone loved them! Thanks for the frosting recipe!!! You are truly an amazing lil lady. Maybe a sevret hero of mine…… shhhhhhhh!


  47. #
    sarah — August 12, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    I would love this cookbook!

  48. #
    Sue — August 12, 2011 @ 12:42 pm

    What a great give-away! Can’t wait to check out another awesome blog! :o)

  49. #
    Michelle — August 12, 2011 @ 12:42 pm

    Sounds Fabulous! This would make a wonderful addition to my cookbook collection!

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    Jamie — August 12, 2011 @ 12:42 pm

    Yay! I love cookbooks!

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