Peas and Thank You

Peas and Thank You

Simple Meatless Meals the Whole Family Will Love

Book - 2011
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Over 85 Recipeas, One Very Happy Family

When Sarah Matheny, creator of the popular blog Peas and Thank You, decided to eliminate animal products from her diet, she knew there'd be skeptics. Her husband was raised on the standard American diet. Her grandpa was a butcher. Her mom was the best home cook around, with a generous pat of butter here and a crumble of bacon there. But now Sarah is a mom who wants to feed her children right.

Out went the diet soda. In came the smoothies.

Out went the "nutrition" bars. In came the nutritious cookies.

Out went a tired, caffeine-fueled mom. In came Mama Pea.

Peas and Thank You is a collection of recipes and stories from a mainstream family eating a not-so-mainstream diet. Filled with healthy and delicious versions of foods we've all grown up enjoying, but with a Mama Pea twist--no meat, lots of fresh ingredients and plenty of nutrition for growing Peas. From wholesome breakfasts to mouth-watering desserts, there's plenty here to satisfy the pickiest Peas in your life. It's easier than ever to whip up crowd-pleasing meals that will have the whole family asking for, "more, Peas."
Publisher: New York : Harlequin, 2011.
ISBN: 9780373892402
0373892403
Branch Call Number: 641.5636/MATHENY
Characteristics: xxxi, 255 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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TigerLily_16
May 28, 2016

I liked this one! It had a ton of vegetarian/vegan (not all were vegan, but most were) recipes, and was basically the resource I had been looking for as a vegetarian. There are recipes for things like enchiladas, pad thai, and lettuce wraps, as well as dessert, breakfast, and snacks. There are a bunch of funny stories (like the daiquiri ice choking incident at Baskin Robbins) that go with the recipes, which make reading the book fun as well. I made the tortillas, which turned out great. I would definitely recommend this one!

KRockstar10 Jul 01, 2014

I was not familiar with Sarah Matheny or her blog, and I put this on hold at the library because I've been looking for ideas for vegetarian meals. I never read the description, only the title, and did not realize this was a vegan cookbook. I flipped through the recipes, but none looked appealing, being that I am not vegan. The layout is bright, colorful and easy to follow, and the anecdotes about her husband and kids are fun. For vegans, I bet this would be a great resource--I just wish it had been more clear that this was a vegan cookbook.

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TheVeganLibrarian
Apr 18, 2014

This was one of the those books that I kept checking out from the library and eventually had to buy it, so I didn't have to return it when someone else wanted it! The recipes are not mind-blowing original, but basic and yummy, especially the Sausage and Pepper Pasta Bake. Her desserts, salad dressings, muffins, and healthy energy bar treats are all amazing. Yes, there is an abundance of photos of her kids and yes, the recipe introductions can be long, but they are funny, and if you are a mom, you will LOL. If you have a family, you will appreciate these no-fuss, kid-friendly recipes!

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Lorayn
Oct 26, 2011

Mostly vegan recipes. I tried a few and found them quite delicious...2 kinds of roasted chickpeas for healthy snacking, a couple of great salad dressings. I liked the cute photos of the author's daughters and the rather long but very interesting anecdotes that accompany each recipe. I won't buy it though, not enough recipes that I would use. I like eggs and cheese in my diet.

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