Not unlike many others I pre-ordered a copy of Mama Peas book – Peas and Thank You: Simple Meatless Meals the Whole Family Will Love. I should mention I am not vegan or vegetarian. I simply have an open mind to various types of food, a respect for what I put into my body, and an all out LOVE for Mama Pea. Every recipe(a) I have made from her website was amazing so I figured the book wouldn’t disappoint. Far from disappoint folks.
My copy arrived on a Friday and my first thought when I saw the package was “Would anyone mind if I cancelled all my plans this weekend to pour myself into the pages?” Ultimately I decided to be a good friend and keep my plans while finding a way to fit my pea-reading in on “my” time.
The book is filled with beautiful pictures of food (obvious!) and family photos. Along with the photos are cleverly crafted anecdotes explaining how the recipe(a) came to be. I loved the witty writing and passion for each recipe(a) in the book.
Sarah had a desire to share healthy, fresh, meat-free meals with her family (foods so delicious they wouldn’t miss anything) which grew into a blog sensation and now a cookbook. While it is a meat-free cookbook, the recipe(a)s are so amazing even a strict meat-eater will find plenty to love.
What makes the book even better in my mind is most recipe(a)s take a short amount of time to make and have a fairly basic ingredient list.
Since the book arrived, I have tried the Baked Oatmeal Squares, Black Bean Burgers, Tofu Scrambles, and Chickpea Strawberry Mango Salad. Winners, all of them!
Because I love her book so much and have recently hit a milestone in my viewership, I would like to offer you the chance to win your own copy of the book.
To win a copy please leave a comment with your favorite recipe(a) from Sarah’s site. I will select a winner at random on Wednesday August 10th