A Pea Worthy Cookbook Giveaway
August 16, 2011


Hey all!

Remember May, when I was all stressed out about moving, but took comfort in dinner with my friend Sarah (aka Mama Pea)? You may remember how our friendship inspired me to bake these vegan fig bars, which remain among my proudest baking accomplishments:


Now Sarah’s inspiring me again, with the triumphant and fun-filled publication of her cookbook, Peas and Thank You. It’s a fantastic resource for Moms who are trying to help their families transition into more heavily plant based diets, and it’s filled with fun tips for the home cook (pea points) as well as the intimate stories and images of family life that make Sarah’s blog so touching and fun to read.

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The book is also full of mouth-watering photos, which happen to have been taken by another dear friend: Ms. Ashley.

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Sarah’s food is accessible, healthy, and 100% family-friendly. If you’d like a chance to discover her recipes for yourself, look no further! At Sarah’s generous behest, I’m offering one lucky Choosing Raw reader a copy of the Peas and Thank You Cookbook. To enter, you can do any or all of the following. They count as separate entries, so please leave a comment on this post for each:

1) Follow Choosing Raw on Twitter.

2) Like Choosing Raw on Facebook.

3) Tweet the following: @choosingraw is giving away a free copy of the @Mama_Pea cookbook. Enter here! https://bit.ly/qsTouL

4) Like Peas and Thank You on Facebook

5) Leave me a comment telling me why you’re excited to own this book.

I’ll announce the winner precisely 1 week from today, on August 23rd.

Tomorrow, expect another Choosing Raw baking venture that’s pea-worthy. And goes really nicely with raw whipped cream.


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  1. I’d love to win this cookbook! I’m new to vegan and just started raw 2 days ago! Eek! Decided to try raw for awhile to see if it helps husband’s health issues but so far loving it! Maybe this book will help me get my 4 yr old on board!

    • Oh no so sad! The give away for this book is actually over, I’m sorry to say. Please check back in, MK, as I do giveaways for cookbooks all the time. Thanks for reading.

  2. i LOVE mama peas recipes, i am a vegan that often gets stuck eating frozen vegan products for supper 🙁 i BEGGED my mom to let me buy the book, but she said no, we have enough cookbooks (none of them are healthy vegan ones though) so i said ” But mommm her recipes are my favorites, i’ll make stuff EVERYNIGHTTTTT” she apparently didnt think my fatther would appreciate eating vegan everynight, but i don’t really care, her recipeas are so good i’ll eat the whole things myself
    but *sigh* i guess i’ll have to wait till christmas ):

  3. Why am I excited to win this book? Because I cannot wait to try out the amazing recipes that I’ve heard so much about; and Mama Pea and her recipes are a blog world institution now therefore no kitchen should be without her cookboook 🙂

  4. Isn’t Mama Pea the best! Love her blog! I started reading her blog, probably about a year ago and I absolutely love it. I send my brother there when he wants to make something vegan friendly (he’s a meat eater but trying to go vegetarian). Of course I’d love to win her book also! I follow you on Twitter (stylish1z)

  5. I would love to have this book because I find it is quite difficult to find good and ‘easy’ cookbooks that understand the need to a) present the food in a nice way b) show the simple side of cooking and especially c) highlight the fun side of it too!

  6. I would love to win this book to give to my daughter. She has two daughters ages 7 and 5. She is doing a great job providing her family with a plant based diet but who couldn’t use more idea and this sounds like an incredibly fun book.

  7. And I would be excited to have the book because I have LOVED mama peas recipes that I have tried, and since this month making the rent is questionable, a free copy would be AWESOME!

  8. I am excited to own this buy so I can cook so many delicious new, healthy meals for my family!

  9. Oh Gena, I would just love to win Mama Pea’s cookbook! Thank you for providing this giveaway 🙂

  10. I’d like to own this book because I’ve (gasp!) never owned a cookbook before. Food blogs all the way. Plus, I’ve gone “officially” 100% vegan (much thanks to you, actually) so it would be cool to own a vegan cookbook :).

  11. I follow you on twitter and FB as well as peas and thank you (on fb)… I also check your pages daily and create my own creations inspired by yours! I’m in love with Peas and Thank you and was about to go buy the book BUT if I can win it all the better! (i actually will probably give it to my sis)!!!

  12. I have heard so many wonderful things about this book, and just saw a new recipe for thai burgers…thank you so much for the giveaway!

  13. I would love love love to owe a copy of this book because I am always on the lookout for more ways to introduce meatless meals to my family – especially my husband, who is not exactly veg-friendly.

  14. I really love Peas and Thank you blog, I have been reading it for a long time and her recipes are always delicous. It would be nice ti have them in one pretty cookbook 🙂

  15. I am so excited about this new cookbook because 1) it has such an adorable name 2) it’s written by an adorable, loving, and compassionate family 3) it’s family-oriented 4) the recipes look absolutely scrumptious 5) I love reading cookbooks more than any other type of books. 🙂

  16. i would like this book because it sounds WONDERFUL! That and i have several friends with new little ones who are curious about vegetarianism.. sounds like a great read to pass around!

  17. I’d love to win a copy of this cookbook because I can always use more healthy meal ideas and recipes. And the photos make everything look delicious! Looks like a great cookbook.

  18. MMMMMMMMM Sauce! I would LOVE to win this. pick me,pick me,pick me! Yay for well-coiffeured, funny-to-read vegan chefs!

  19. thanks gena for holding this wonderful giveaway! I am excited to own this book because it embodies all that I love about food: family, flavor, kindness and a sense of fun!

  20. I would love to win this cookbook. I have two small children (1 and 4), and am always trying to find new, healthy, plant-based recipes to try.

  21. I would reallly love to own this cookbook. It would be great to share the recipes with my own friends and family that think vegetarian cooking is “weird” and not as filling as animal-based cooking. I love the fact that one of my favorite bloggers now has a book. I’d love to add it to my collection.

  22. I would love this book because I recently became a vegetarian, though I eat mostly vegan foods. I’m trying to get my family to eat more vegetarian fare and try new things, so this book would really help me out!

  23. What a great giveaway! I have a 5 year old and a 7 year old. Our favorite blogs are Choosing Raw and Peas and Thank You! We would love the cookbook because we’re all vegan and I’m always looking for new recipes for my kids!

  24. I already own the Peas and Thank You cookbook and LOVE it, so I would be very excited to win a copy to give to a friend who is struggling to make healthy meals for her children.

  25. I am excited to win this book for many reasons one being I cant affod the extra cash to buy it on my own.
    Two I am turing vegatarian
    Three I want my whole family to turn to vegatarian as well and this is a great way to start.

  26. Peas and Thank You is one of my favorite blogs! Many of the recipies, such as the spicy chick pea stew, are my go tos. My carnivor spouse enjoys recipeas. Curious friends at work have been ‘sampling’ my lunches are beginning to join the vegan movement because of Peas recipeas!

  27. This would be great for my dairy-free husband who really likes meat to try some tasty vegan recipes.

  28. Just “liked” you on Facebook…I have not idea how to Tweet… 🙂

    I am ALWAYS looking for good vegetarian/vegan/raw cookbooks. I have been a vegetarian for about 5 years and am always looking for new and exciting recipes. Most of my family is from North Carolina so I am used to eating LOTS of unhealthy food! I check your blog everday for inspiration and have completely turned my eating style around.

    Now that I have a 7 month old, I am even more motivated to eat healthier and if this cookbook offers solutions for quick and easy meals, it’s for me! I work 9 hours a day and REALLY need more good, quick recipes under my belt. My husband and I want to teach our son healthy habits from the very start so we definitely look to people like you for ideas.

    Thanks for doing what you do!


  29. I would love to own a copy of this book! I didn’t follow her blog but I found the reviews on Amazon to be quite praise-worthy. I love books that have witty anecdotes and beautiful pictures. I am aspiring vegan and this book would be so fun to have!

  30. I am following both CR and P & TY on facebook and twitter…..LOVE both blogs!!! I NEED this book ASAP!! I have three young kids, a meat & potatoes loving husnand and I am trying really hard to incorporate my love of vegan and raw foods into their diets. My struggle is time…I’m a soccer coach, marathon runner, etc, etc!!!! I think this book will offer me some quick and easy meals that my kids…and maybe hubby will love….pick me, pick me!!!!

  31. Following CR on Twitter and following P&TY on FB. 🙂 I’m excited about this book because I’m still transitioning into the vegan lifestyle and am always eager to learn new recipes and ideas. The more I know, the less likely I am to “slip.” I’d say that I’m 90% vegan and need that extra 10% boost. 🙂

  32. I am always looking for new cookbooks not only for my family but for the kids I babysit – think peas and thank you could be a winner for both!!

  33. After trying, somewhat unsuccessfully, to cut back on meat, we have decided to simply no longer purchase it at the grocery store. That way it isn’t even an option when I go to make dinner. I would love to have a cookbook like this to inspire me. Love that it is kid friendly.

  34. I am excited to own the book because i want to surprise my girlfriend with a meatless meal that we both will love!

  35. I am excited to own the book because I’ve recently discovered her website and I am really excited about not missing meat!!! 🙂

  36. I am following Choosing Raw on Twitter. Username: missreneer 🙂

    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  37. I like Choosing Raw on Facebook. Username: Fatty Bumpkins 🙂

    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  38. didn’t now you were on facebook(i know i live in mars 😉 i’ve ‘liked’ you on facebook

  39. recently moved from being an omnivore to a vegetarian. it’s amazing and i’d love to get more plant based recipes. I also have an 8 month old that i’d like to learn how to cook more veggies for! thanks

  40. I am always looking for new, fun, kid friendly & mommy loving recipes! I believe teaching my child to eat healthy is one of the most important things I can do as a mother. I would love to add this book to my collection!

  41. I’m so excited for this book. Mama peas gives me hope that being a lawyer can lead to something more fun 😛

  42. oh i so want to win this cookbook as i simply can not afford to purchase it at this time and desperately need to expand my cooking of veggie based meals.

  43. And I’m so excited to own this book, because I love her recipes and her stories. I can’t wait to read it through and try out some new recipes! 🙂

  44. Why would I be excited to get this book? For the simple reason that Mama Pea is the reason and inspiration for why I got into blogging. Her recipes are delicious and her stories are SO funny. I can only imagine the book is just as fantastic as the blog. AND who wouldn’t want more help in creating delicious vegan cuisine?

  45. I have been following Pea Mama’s blog for some time now and would love to see what else she has in store in her book…I am sure it is written in a very witty way (like her blog) and full of awesome recipes!

  46. I’d be SOOOO excited if I won this book! I know I’ll actually be “reading” this cookbook, as Mama Pea is so hilarious on her blog, I’m sure I’ll be laughing aloud as I go along 🙂 Well, that, and the awesome recipeas inside!

  47. i’m excited to own this book as i’m always looking for new recipes for my 4yr old nephew who lives with me – he loves to help me in the kitchen and is a veggie eating machine!

  48. Excited to have this book to read about Mama Peas approach with the transition of a family to a high plant based diet and show my mum how it is possible and not at all scary or challenging 🙂 for the benefit of all of us…and I bet that the book is as good as her lovely blog!

  49. I can’t wait to own this cookbook, because I love the Peas and everything they stand for!

  50. I am excited at the prospect of owning this book because I have been hearing great things about it from so many different sources…it’s crazy. The recipes on her site always look delicious (I thought I made a banana bread recipe of hers, but I can’t find it now), and I like the idea of a margarhita green smoothie 🙂

  51. I would love a copy of this cookbook! With three little ones at home, I am always trying to incorporate more plant based whole foods in their diet.

  52. “liked” choosing raw on facebook (would have done that earlier, if I’d realized you had a facebook page..)

  53. And lastly, I’m excited to own this book because I LOVE finding new, delicious vegetarian/vegan/raw recipes to enjoy and share the love with my meat-loving boyfriend, friends, and family. Sharing recipes from your site and others actually made my boyfriend say, “I’d go 100% raw if you ‘cooked’ or prepared food for me like this every day!!” I need some new recipes to continue to hold his attention 😉 Thanks!!

  54. I would really like to win the book because first and foremost, I love collecting and experimenting with various vegetarian/vegan/raw food recipes. The more interesting and unique the recipe, the more excited I get. My family is slowly moving into eating vegetarian meals and as with all of my cooking, I try to maintain loving thoughts and cooking is one of the ways I show love for my family and friends. I took a look at some of the pictures in the book that you have posted online and my mouth started watering, great photography as well, kudos to everyone who put it together. If I win, I know I will share what I cook from the book with family and friends which will probably help promote the book as well. This is just a small thing I can do to help the author as well as my family and friends and the planet. Also I really appreciate the opportunity to win the book.

  55. I am really excited to read this book! I’ve been following mama pea for a while and I can’t wait to have the recipes in one handy book.

  56. I Liked Choosing Raw on facebook
    I liked Peas and Thank you on facebook
    I don’t know how to do twitter, or I would have.

    I would love to win the cook book because hubby and I are new to healthy eating. We have been vegan for about 2 months. We aren’t quite sure what to eat half the time. Salad is getting boring even though I love them. I would love to have more to choose from. I have been following Peas and Thank you for a few months as well. She has a great way of writing and fun to follow her cute little family. I have grandkids that young, so I am thouroughly enjoying it. I am glad to have found your site as well. Looking forward to healthier eating.

  57. I liked Choosing Raw on FB! How dense was I to have missed the fact that you were on there?

  58. I NEED this book! I’m in a serious cooking rut right now, and this is the BEST way to bring me out of it!

  59. I would love to win this recipe book so that I could give it to my friend whose little boy Nate (3) only eats white food! I liked Choosing Raw and the Peas and Thank You on FB. 🙂

  60. All of MamaPea’s recipes look so delicious! I’d love to own a copy of this book because I recently read The China Study and I’m trying to incorporate more vegan meals into my diet. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

  61. I am going to be teaching at an after school program this year at the YMCA where I will be working with kids from kindergarten to 7th grade. When I got the job I found out that I would have access to a kitchen where I could help guide the kids in culinary activities. I would love to make some yummy vegan treats with the kids and help to show them the deliciousness of a plant based diet! I think this book would be a great help because it is so kid friendly (not to mention tested and approved)! Awesome giveaway!

  62. I’m a longtime vegetarian and I’m starting to eat more and more vegan. Her recipes have never let me down so Id love this cookbook!

  63. I liked both you and Mama Pea on Facebook, and I have to say that you both always have fantastic recipes. I would love to share Mama Pea’s new cookbook with my sister-in-law who is expecting in November. Thanks!

  64. I’d loooove to win this cookbook! I just got married and am feeling uber domestic which means feeding many delicous vegan and veg meals to my meat-loving husband needed. So far he isn’t missing the meat, but I know Mama Pea’s cookbook would help 🙂

  65. I just recently discovered Mama Pea and love her! I laugh out loud over her blog. 🙂 I adore eating a plant-based diet, but need creative ideas so my hubby will love it too….and more ideas to keep the momentum going with my one-year old. Life will only get busier!

  66. ok -one more entry for the book. In our house we eat mostly vegan, most of the time… I’m always looking for healthy kid friendly vegan foods that are easy to prepare. Just found Mama Pea’s blog recently — I’m very excited about the book.

  67. I follow you on Twitter…and I am a dad of a 7 yr old girl who i am trying desperately to like veggies!!!

  68. I liked Peas and Thank You on FB!

    I’d love to explore the recipes in this cookbook for myself, and to share with my sister who is the mama of 1-year-old twin peas!

  69. I want to make my friends and family more plant-friendly by making the delicious recipes in this cookbook!! 🙂

  70. I love reading books on healthy yet practical eating. I would especially love a book that could apply to families as I hope to start one in the future. As a vegan, I’d hope to spread the love with using recipes from this book! 🙂

  71. I’m super excited to own this book because I’ve recently gone vegetarian and I’m constantly discovering new ways to get creative in the kitchen! Plus, MP is hilarious – I’d want the book just for the stories even if there weren’t any recipes. 🙂

  72. Love all the vegan friendly, easy peasy recipes! Oh and they taste soooo good too. ‘wish I’d had this when my kids were small…I will be best vegan gramma ever!

  73. I am excited about this book because I LOVE finding family friends recipes to share with my friends and partner. I think I will pass along this treasure if I win though. One of my best friends just started her family and is going through some hard times… this could be a great pick-her-up gift!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  74. About book, I love that blog so I am sure I will love Sarah’s book too. She funny and has good sense of humor. I can relate to her stories as I am in similar boat (You know, it feels like I know her). I live in Seattle so when she was here, I really wanted to go for recording my it did not work due to my work schedule….So I would really like to have her book. I bought one but it was gift for one friend,. Now I want to own a copy for myself.

  75. Where do you buy hemp? seed? I am reading Thrive and 40% raw. For next level, I need to include these in my diet so please advice. Google returns so many vendors but I will wait for your recommendation as many of your recipes you use hemp…..Please advise.

  76. I love Mama Pea’s recipes. And have been seeing previews for the book all over the place and what I’ve seen it looks fabulous. And it would just be a great book to add to my collection if I were to win.

  77. I am mom and we are vegetarian. However, Dairy is tough one to eliminate. So I am looking forward to this book so that I can create yummy treats without dairy.

  78. I can’t wait to have my own copy and create amazing veg dishes that my husband will love as much as I will!

  79. I just discovered “Peas and Thank You” a few weeks ago. I am SO excited about this book and trying her recipes. I am trying hard to eat better and do so as a vegetarian, so I would welcome her ideas and suggestions. Plus, with her help, my family will eat what I make too!

  80. I’d love to win the cookbook- I’ve been slowly eliminating meat out of my diet, but now I need to work more creativity into my meals.

  81. I’d love to have this cookbook to give to my daughter-in-law who is trying her best to raise a healthy 3year old. I’d love to help her with some meatless meals.

  82. Can’t wait to own Mama Pea’s book! Not only have I heard amazing things about it all over the blogosphere, but, this fits perfectly with my agency’s interests!

  83. I am SO excited to win this book because I would love to put Mama Pea’s amazing recipes in use for myself and my own families health 🙂

  84. I would like this book because I have been loving Mama Peas blog for a long time now, and I don’t think you can say that you are a proper fan, if you don’t own the book. Also, I am trying to get my mom to transition, and I think all the very accessible recipes in this book will go a long way with her!

  85. I really want to win this cookbook because I love Mama Pea’s website and recipes, so I know I’ll love her cookbook!

  86. I don’t Facebook or twitter but I’ll comment! This book would be fantastic to win. I am making a recipe from Peas & Thankyou blog today actually 🙂

  87. I’m a new mom & have no idea how to feed a family – let alone a convenience junk food loving hubby and toddler who wants whatever Dad eats! I would love to win this book 🙂

  88. I’m excited to win this book because I love Mama Pea’s recipes, everyone I’ve tried has been a winner (and no one can tell they’re vegan!)

  89. I love Mama Pea and have a boyfriend and little nephew who could both use more plant foods in their diet. I am excited about getting this book and sharing it with my sister so we can further help them on that path. Thank you!! (I also liked the page on FB:)

  90. I “liked’ the book on FaceBook! I love cookbooks! I am always looking for ways to add veggies to my meals and try to have one daily meal that is raw and or vegan but always gluten free. I am working on cutting out grains.

  91. Im excited to own this book so Mama Pea can help convince my family that vegan meals are healthy, earth-friendly AND delicious!

  92. I would love to have her book, the website is crazy funny and even my non-vegan friends and family members gobble down things I’ve made from her blog, some of them actually prefer her recipes to thier own animal UNfriendly ones.

  93. I love Peas and Thank You! Every day, Sarah’s posts are exciting, funny, and creative!

  94. I am so looking forward to the book as I want to help my veggie daughter and son-in-law provide healthy food for their soon to be table food eater 9 month old. I’m also excited to have found your wonderful site! Thank you 🙂

  95. Since my vegan girlfriend has had eating issues in the past, I try to make dinner delicious enough that she wants to eat it and healthy enough that she feels good about eating it at the same time. Food is love made visible?

  96. I would love to have Mama Pea in my kitchen. As much as I love the stories and the blog, I would be much more inclined to prepare vegan dishes if I had the cookbook to flip thru and pretty pictures to inspire me! I lose print outs of recipes left and right, or spill something on them, or file them away and forget about them.

  97. I would love to win this book, 1. I love Mama Pea and her recipes 2. I would love to have more fun recipes to make for and with my own daughters.

  98. As a vegan who is trying to transition the rest of my family into a more plant-based diet, this cookbook seems as though it would be a valuable resource for making the food accessible.

  99. As someone who is trying to convince her parents to eat more vegetarian meals because her father has type II diabetes, I think Mama Pea makes a lot of great recipes which appeal to the omnivore and vegans appetites.

  100. Over the past few months (thanks to blogs like yours and Mama Pea) I’ve changed my diet and started adding more raw and vegan meals. I’d LOVE to have this cookbook to have more meal ideas!

  101. I’m excited about the book because all of her recipes I’ve tried from her website have been DELICIOUS!

  102. I liked choosing raw and peas and thank you on Facebook. I would love to give this book to my sister who has 2 little ones and is always looking for creative ideas to feed her kiddos a more plant based diet.

  103. I am always trying to incorporate more meatless meals into the dinner rotation and this book would be great to try and find some recipes that are husband approved!

  104. I have read both your blog and Mama Pea’s for years. I would like to own her book because her recipes are always simple and delicious and her humor is good for the soul. 🙂
    Thanks for a great blog, Gena. I love all your raw recipes. You make healthy eating accessible.

  105. And I’d love to win a copy of this cookbook because Mama Pea’s recipes are inspirational and inventive. 🙂

  106. I would like to own the book because I’m trying to add more veggies to my diet, and have seen some great recipes from Mama Pea – would love to have some more!

  107. I am excited about this book because it looks like there are so many great recipes in there. Can’t wait to try them all!

  108. I’d love to win this cookbook because I’ve seen so many great recipes on food blogs and I’m always looking for something new!

  109. I am about to enter a food transition with my family, so this book is a must for me. Thanks!

  110. i keep seeing the reviews on all the blogs i visit and am super excited to get my hands on a copy. the author seems much my speed!

  111. I’d like this book to help me transition my family to meat free meals. We already eat meat free many nights of the week, just a few more to transition.

  112. i’m excited to own this book because i need help in the cook/bake department haha, and if i win from YOU that’s even better!

  113. Great giveaway! I’m hugely excited to own this book as I know that Sarah’s recipes are amazingly tasty for vegans and non vegans alike. I’d love to be able to share her recipes with others to show them just how tasty vegan food can be 🙂

  114. i love the pea family and their recipes! i just moved back to school and it would be great to have a new cookbook to try out.

  115. I would love a copy of peas and thankyou. I have Lupus and just started a journey using the raw diet to get myself back on my feet and into life again. Thank goodness for sites like yours…you especially inspired me in your webinar to keep going on a day I felt like giving up! Feeding 3 teenagers at the same time who prefer pizzas is difficult and I need help !

    • lol, sorry realised it wasn’t you on the webinar but that’s why I need help…so muddled 🙂

  116. Wow! I think this is just what I need. I’m trying to go vegetarian, but it’s not easy with the kids, since we don’t eat dairy, eggs or soy. Does she provide solutions for that? Would love to read this!

  117. Wow!! Thans for the chance!
    (If I’m eligible? I’m in Sweden. I understand if I’m not. :))

    I’m gona get this book for sure! I loooove Mama Pea’s fun and inspiring style and her recipes always gets my cooking mojo going! 😀

  118. I lovelovelove Mama Pea and would love to own her cookbook. It looks like a serious lifesaver!

  119. I’ve already like you on facebook AND I just liked Peas and Thankyou (I do rather like mama peas).

    And in regard to why I want to win the cookbook – after 2 years of being mostly vegetarian and loving it (a choice made for reasons of health and personal taste), I have become more and more interested in the treatements of animals. I have finally made the decision to follow an entirely vegan lifestyle but find that the majority of vegan cookbooks focus on a standard american diet style menu that is primarily made up of imitation/replacements for meat. My passion is for cooking where vegetables are the star of the show, and I find Mama Peas blog is great for such recipes. Her cookbook would be a great help in the kitchen, not to mention inspiring and an enjoyable read!

  120. Mama Pea’s cookbook has been on my must-read list for quite some time now–I’m vegetarian (vegan probably 95% of the time) and have loved the stories and recipes on P&TY-the-blog for months now.

  121. I am excited about this book because I plan to become a nanny for a family with three young children and I would LOVE to be able to use this book to help transition them to a more plant-based diet!

  122. I am really excited to own this book. Mama Pea is one of my favorite bloggers besides you Gena, and I love her recipes. I also love the fact that every recipe I have tried of hers, my husband has enjoyed. We eat mostly vegan but allow some dairy and eggs occasionally, and I love the variety Mama Pea includes in her recipes.

  123. I bought her cookbook and LOVE it. I’d be thrilled to win and have a copy to share with family. Thanks!

  124. Im SUPER excited to win this book because I’ve been contemplating buying this book for the longest time. Sarah’s blog is a huge inspiration in my recovery from anorexia (as are her meals) and I believe her book would be another enormous boost too!


  125. And, I am really excited to own this book because we are trying to make the transition from vegetarianism to veganism, and I think this would give me lots of delicious things to make! Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  126. I’m excited to win the book because I love Mama Peas blog! It’s always entertaining & her recipes are always so delicious.

  127. I would be excited to own this cookbook because I’ve never heard of a margarita smoothie before, and I believe that’ll be just the ticket to prove to my very-not-vegan friends that this world is delicious 😉

  128. I would be excited to own this cookbook because I am teenager new to healthy eating and would love to be able to convince my family to join me, which I might be able to do if I make them some reci”peas” from the book!

    p.s. Thank you for the opportunity to win an amazing book!

  129. I would love to own this book because I am raising my two little boys totally vegan. My oldest starts preschool in two weeks and I have to pack lunches for him. I bet there are lots of great ideas in her cookbook.

  130. Oh, my wife would be so happy to win this book! She tells me almost every day what she read on your blog, Gena, or on Sarah’s blog. It is like you are part of our family. You two are part of the reason why we have so many delicious vegan meals. We never ate kale before, but now we have it in the fridge all the time and we make smoothies, kale chips, salads… Our baby loves kale leaves eaten straight from our shopping cart :).

  131. I would love to have this book! Two years ago my family (my husband, my 2 year old son and I) embarked on a meat-free diet and we love it. I follow your blog and Sarah’s blog religiously, every day. I made a lot of the vegan recipes from both blogs for my family and we LOVED them. Thank you for all your work that you do!

  132. I’d like to own this cookbook because 1) her recipes look delicious, 2) they look easy to make and 3) most of the ingredients are ones that can be found at my small town grocer.

  133. I would love to win this cookbook so I could place it in a conspicuous location in my kitchen with the hopes that my mom would pick it up and want to try some of the recipes out for dinner every once in awhile. While I realize I am responsible for feeding myself properly, and I do enjoy cooking for myself and my family frequently, it would be nice to eat something other than veggie sides or a hastily thrown together salad on the nights that I’m too busy!

  134. I am exited about this book because I love reading Sarah’s blog and all her recipes look amazing! If they’re half as good as the picture suggest, the book is more than worth having.

  135. and I could really use a little cookbook inspiration to reinvigorate my fledgeling vegan lifestyle!

  136. And I’m excited about the book because I love the Peas and Thank You blog (website? I don’t know what we call things anymore, heh.)

  137. I would love to own the book–not only do I need some new recipeas but I admire her dedication and commitment!

  138. I actually already have the book, but I loaned it to my sister before diving into it and now I can’t get it back because she’s enjoying the recipes so much with her son. So I need another copy! 🙂 I’m excited about the original cooked vegan recipes to impress family with.

  139. oh i already answered part of the why i’d like it..ok because i love the pea family and want more pics of them around, they are super cute, and i love the writing, and i love the reciPEAS. good marks all around.

  140. haha for a minute I thought i was on the wrong blog. love this book! saldy mine is inaccessable so i need another copy asap! to donate to a friend after mine is uncovered.

    i stalk/follow you on twitter @cherrycobbler

  141. I would love this book because I have made so many of Mama Peas recipes and my son and husband are slowly coming over to my vegan side. When food tastes as good as Mama Pea makes it, it doesn’t matter that animal protein is not included because it’s not missed. My parents are also enjoying Mama Pea’s recipeas!

  142. I’m already doing the first 4 things so here’s a comment too! 🙂 This looks like a great cookbook, and I’ve been meaning to give those fig bars a try! I made my own recipe for them a while back but they’re just not quite right, yours look so moist and fluffy that I can’t wait to try your technique. A book like this would be great for my newly-vegan husband to get some ideas – he struggles with books like Veganomicon that don’t have pictures. 🙂

  143. I already have Peas and Thank You on my Kindle, but I would be thrilled to win a hard copy, because cookbooks aren’t nearly as exciting on a Kindle. No color? No scanning through the pages to see what catches my eye? No quickly flipping to a certain recipe? No thank you. If I don’t win this book in a giveaway sometime soon, I have a feeling I’ll be buying the hard copy on my own!

  144. I would love to own the book to help my dad enjoy vegan foods more! He’s really trying hard, but it can be difficult at times.

  145. I’m excited to own this book because I’ve been hearing so many great things about it and I’m eager to get some new vegan recipes to try.

  146. I’d love to win this book because I’ always looking for new twists on plant-based foods to try out!

  147. 5. I’m SUPER-DEE-DUPER excited to own this book because, as a teen, it’s my responsibility to cook for the entire family occasionally. I’m the only vegan, and they’re stubborn when it comes to eating vegan foods, and I’m sick of having to handle dead animal and/or animal products for them. So this book (since it says it’s recipes the whole family will love) will be great for me. (:

    Plus, I’m way out-dated for a new cookbook; I’ve created the recipes of my other ones one-too-many times. D:

    Also, cookbooks inspire me to swerve off from the written recipes and start changing an ingredient here, a spice there… until I officially create a totally new, scrumptious recipe all on my own. (;

  148. I’d love to win the book because I know that it would be such a joy to read and cook from! And I don’t have any spare cash at the moment, or I already would have purchased it!!

  149. I would like to own the book because I already love making Mama Pea’s recipeas from her blog, so I’m sure this book would get a lot of use!

  150. I’m excited to win this giveaway because I finally tried her infamous mmm sauce for the first time and now I want to make more of her recipes!

  151. I would love a copy of this book so I can read additional Mama Pea writings, as well as have her recipes all in one place (instead of little scraps of paper all over the place – can never find them when I want them!)

  152. I’d love a copy of Mama Pea’s cookbook as I’ve been coveting it since she announced it’s publication. Her wit, love of family and joyfulness always bring a smile to my face. Oh, and her recipes rock!

  153. Totally going out of order because first I need to tell you that Mama Pea and her recipeas were my source of comfort when I went vegan! She can match flavors and throw a meal together like no other, and I absolutely want to get my hands on those recipeas she doesn’t post!!

  154. I hate yet to purchase a copy of the book, so this giveaway is super timely 🙂
    Mama Pea is the best and has always inspired me with her fabulous and yummy concoctions.

  155. I enjoy reading the peas and thank you blog. She creates fantastic recipes. I bet this book is filled with great dishes and I’m excited to read her stories.

  156. I would be so excited to win this book because the recipes look healthy and tasty! I also need to add vegan cookbooks to my collection. Going to try those fig bars out soon!

  157. Wow those Fig bars look good; I missed that recipe. I’ve been dying to get my hands on a copy of Peas and Thank you! I just made Mama Pea’s Vegan Sloppy Joe’s (not in book) for my brother’s family – to help with the new baby. I love Vegan food that meat lover’s will eat. It means I’ll like it too, nice and hearty and filling.

  158. I’m not really one to “make up” a new dish, therefore I rely on blogs and cookbooks to keep my diet interesting and varied. Mama Pea comes highly recommended, so I’ve love to see what’s in the book.

  159. I was actually really happy when my copy finally arrived at my house. I had been waiting for a weekend and I wanted to see how many of the recipes would interest my mom, someone who isn’t big into the way I eat. She’s been browsing through the book now and she actually wanted to try the Tofu Fun nuggets. I was pretty much in awe. Having a spare copy for her to keep could really make an impact in her (and my father’s) diet!

  160. I would love to win this book because I had it and “loaned” it to a vegetarian friend who was dabbling with veganism. Always excited when people show interest in veganism and eager to give them help! So I would love to win the book so she can keep the loaner and I can have mine as well! Thank you

  161. Because every recipe(a) Sarah has talked about on her blog looks AMAZING. I’m hoping the cookbook would inspire me to get in the kitchen and actually start cooking again!

  162. #5 I’ll tell you exactly why I NEED this book: I follow Sarah’s blog, and alot of the food seems like it would appeal to my omni husband. Would loooove to be able to make ONE meal we both could share (I frequently cook two different entrees, nightly).

  163. I would love to win this book because I’m newly vegan and I know these recipes will inspire me!

  164. And lastly… I am still an omnivore, but I am always looking for ways to a) make my diet healthier and b) make my diet more cruelty free. Your blog is one of a handful of vegan blogs I read because, while you write passionately about your beliefs, you don’t strike me as judgmental toward those of us who are still working on our diets. (I’ve been turned away from so many vegan blogs because of their attitude toward those of us who are still omnivores.) Oh, and c) I’ve made several of your recipes and they’ve been amazingly delicious, and I’m always excited to try out more plant-based recipes!

  165. 1) check
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    5) I’m dying to make whatever scrumptious little treat is in those pink flower shaped cups. They look like they’re topped with streusel which is my absolute favorite!

  166. I am excited to own this cookbook because I need more yummy vegan recipes to make for my meat-eating husband! Also because Mama Pea is amazing!

  167. I’d love a copy because my roommate is moving to Maine and taking her vegan cookbooks with her, so I’ll only be left with one!

  168. I’m more than excited to win this cookbook for two reasons! 1) a friend of mine just went vegan this week, so I’d love to help her out with some delish recipes, and 2) I heart Mama Pea’s blog!

  169. I love Sarah’s website, Peas and Thank You and I think her recipes would be crowd pleasers for a 28 year old omnivore spouse.

  170. I just started following your blog and I am already completely and totally hooked!
    I became a vegan 8 months ago after being a vegetarian for two years and I am always looking for new foods to try and new ways to make meals for myself and meals that will satisfy my omni parents and friends. This book looks so fantastic and I have heard such great praise about it- I really would love to win it!!

  171. I’m excited to get this book because it’s filled with delicious-sounding recipes that are also good for me!

  172. I would love to win this cookbook because I’m trying so hard to maintain my plant based diet after being diagnosed with many food allergies and I’d love dome new food inspiration! Thank you!!!

  173. Why am I excited to win this book?
    1) Because I’m a vegan cookbook junkie
    2) Because I think bloggers who publish books are awesome
    3) because it looks like one of those cookbooks with lots of pictures and they are the best
    4) Mama Pea’s recipes are AWESOME!
    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  174. I recently decided to transition to a vegan lifestyle, and I think this book would be great in helping me to incorporate a wide variety of food into my diet.

  175. I want to own this book because I’m hoping it will help push my almost veg husband to join me in being completely veg.


  176. I love cookbooks, which is the main reason I’d love to have this one. Mama Pea is always so upbeat and fun, so I know it’ll be great!

  177. I love Mama Pea and would love to own her cookbook! I have tried several recipes from her blog and loved them. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of Peas and Thank You!

  178. I’m excited to own this book because I’m going to use it to cook for my omni family. I also like that she seems to use readily-available ingredients–nothing that’s not easily accessible at my local market.

  179. I am excited to own this book because I want to see the Pea-family stories, and the infusions of Mama Pea’s personality. It’s definitely more than a book of recipes. I’m curious to see what recipe’s are included too!

  180. 5) Leave me a comment telling me why you’re excited to own this book.

    I’m trying to transition to a more plant-based diet myself and can’t wait to get my hands on this book!