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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    Mama C — August 12, 2011 @ 5:35 pm

    I am always looking for new and creative ways to get veggies into my boys. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Ally — August 12, 2011 @ 5:37 pm

    I would love this!!!

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    Kelly Vaughn — August 12, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

    What a yummy looking cookbook!

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    Amanda — August 12, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

    Awww, sweet lil’ pea

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    Rachel — August 12, 2011 @ 5:48 pm

    Yum! That chickpea salad looks delish!

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    Kim — August 12, 2011 @ 5:54 pm

    I have no problem with eating tons of fruit, but I should really eat more veggies and this book definitely looks like it could help me with that :D

    P.S. Jess, I would just like to say I love your blog and I look forward to seeing and reading your funny, witty and drool-worthy posts! Thank you :D You have so many new and different ideas about baking and desserts and I think you would be a fantastic pastry chef!

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    Maggie @MaggieCooks — August 12, 2011 @ 5:54 pm

    I would love this, but I think my sister is going to make me cook all of the recipes for her! haha :)

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    Stacy — August 12, 2011 @ 5:54 pm

    Yum! Looks delicious! Can’t wait to check it out!

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    4U2 — August 12, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

    You have me curious, mostly because I’m so much like you in not liking veggies much. Most of them, I don’t eat at all….I just can’t. I keep trying others and have become more in like with broccoli and asparagus, but that’s as far as it goes. This new cookbook you keep talking and raving about….is it really that great? Seems to have knocked your socks off, but then…..do you wear socks? Like I said to begin with….you have me curious….

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    Katie-Lee — August 12, 2011 @ 5:58 pm

    Oh my goodness! This cookbook looks unreal…always looking for new recipes!
    Xoxo

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    Cheryl Lewter — August 12, 2011 @ 6:02 pm

    This would be great for my picky eater… and the one on the way if it decides to be picky too.

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    Kate — August 12, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

    Veggies should be something that I like. Technically I do… but I find myself eating far more, ummm, non-veggies.

    Love your ‘blog.

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    Sara — August 12, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

    Pick me pick me!

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    Kelly W — August 12, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

    Great cookbook idea!

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    Elisabeth — August 12, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

    another cookbook!? my husband would kill me, but that salad did look delish! and I have my own little sweet pea(s) :)

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    Jane — August 12, 2011 @ 6:10 pm

    Wow, thanks!

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    Amy at TheSceneFromMe — August 12, 2011 @ 6:12 pm

    I’d love to make Mama Pea recipes!

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    Letitia — August 12, 2011 @ 6:12 pm

    Just discovered your blog and have been reading old posts instead of doing my paperwork (for 2 hours now!). I was thinking that surely I don’t want a cookbook that doesn’t include meat but heck, you’ve got me convinced!! I swear I almost licked the picture of that salad! Looking forward to following you!

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    meg @ pinkgiggles — August 12, 2011 @ 6:19 pm

    I can’t wait to get my hands on Mama Pea’s sweet sweet cookbook!

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    Sally Rice — August 12, 2011 @ 6:25 pm

    This is my first time to your blog and OMG your foods are “to die for”–can’t wait to make the mocha cupcakes.

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    Gayle215 — August 12, 2011 @ 6:40 pm

    I think we are food soulmates, sooooo if you are eating recipes from a mostly vegan cookbook, then I know they have got to be great.

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    Christy — August 12, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

    I hope I win this bc i can’t wait to make meals for my new husband from this book!

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    RWhite — August 12, 2011 @ 7:02 pm

    Looks like a great cookbook!

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    Steph — August 12, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

    Looks amazing!

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    Emily W — August 12, 2011 @ 7:06 pm

    Gotta love Mama Pea! Great review! I’d love to try out some of her recipes that aren’t on her blog and have them all in an easily accesible form.

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    katie greenlaw — August 12, 2011 @ 7:09 pm

    I found you via pinterest, and I’m hooked! I’d LOVE to win this cookbook…it looks amazing! :)

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    Monica — August 12, 2011 @ 7:11 pm

    How sweet to share the Pea love by promoting her family’s cookbook. This pea pack would be an awesome treat :)

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    Jennifer — August 12, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

    That cook book looks so yummy! I may have to go get one… :)

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    Amanda — August 12, 2011 @ 7:14 pm

    Looks like a good cookbook – I’m always looking for ways to trick my picky 3-year-old into eating healthier!

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    lynsey — August 12, 2011 @ 7:14 pm

    I’ve been trying to eat more veggies/raw food lately. I love to read Mama Pea’s blog and have tried several of her recipes, to have the cookbook would be absolutely awesome!

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    Molly @ RDexposed — August 12, 2011 @ 7:17 pm

    I am determined to make each recipe in this book. So far I’ve done…. 10? Must continue!

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    Lori — August 12, 2011 @ 7:17 pm

    I am always looking for healthy ways to get veggies into my HUSBAND! Love the title of the book and love the blog! I’m ordering this tonight!

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    Laura — August 12, 2011 @ 7:21 pm

    Just stumbled upon your blog, definitely adding it to my favs!

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    Devin Vics — August 12, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

    that veggie burger looks amazing!!!

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    jill conyers — August 12, 2011 @ 7:28 pm

    I would love to have this cookbook! Looking at the pictures makes me hungry. Specially the Thai Veggie Burger.

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    Bonnie — August 12, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

    Looks delish – I’m always on the lookout for new things to try!

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    Missy — August 12, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

    Thumbs up to the new cook book. :) looks like it’s got some pretty kewl recipes doesn’t mater if your omnivore/ herbivore probably not so much for a carnivore. but it looks to be worth a shot on the recipes.

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    Marisa — August 12, 2011 @ 7:32 pm

    looks amazing!

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    Michelle — August 12, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

    Oh wow, I LOVE vegetables but convincing my husband to eat them has been a challenge. This could be a great addition to my newlywed kitchen!

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    Lisa — August 12, 2011 @ 7:42 pm

    Must….have…..Mama Pea!!! Want some!

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    FoodCents — August 12, 2011 @ 7:46 pm

    I like food, all kinds, but then you know this.

    From bacon to blueberries, chickpeas to chicken, dolmas to Doritos, eggplant to eggs, radishes to red #5 & a whole slew of goodies in between.

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    Leah Moynihan — August 12, 2011 @ 7:52 pm

    I’m a serious carnivore but this book looks great! And my 7 yo lil’ one might even like it!

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    Jenny Taylor — August 12, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

    So cute! And vegetarian, awesome!

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    Lori Henderson — August 12, 2011 @ 8:02 pm

    I Love, love, love your blog, can’t want to read the cookbook.

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    Amanda Snider — August 12, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    Mmm…vegan deliciousness!

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    Ashleigh — August 12, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

    This cookbook looks a-may-zing!!

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    Sara Clifton — August 12, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    As a mother to a 5 year old and 2 year old I know we SHOULD be eating lots of veggies.. but my husband and I are picky and our normal rotation gets boring fast. I’d love to try this cookbook!

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    Rachel — August 12, 2011 @ 8:15 pm

    All those recipes look sooo good!

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    Y — August 12, 2011 @ 8:16 pm

    Everything looks AMAZING!

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    Nicky — August 12, 2011 @ 8:27 pm

    Looks delicious–& such cute design!

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