Hi Everyone! I haven’t disappeared off the face of the earth – I just hit a wall with blogging and took a little breather. But I’ve still been cooking as much as ever and now I can’t wait to get back to photographing my food and sharing some yummy recipes with you.
Have you seen this super cute Veggie Tales children’s book called Peas and Thank You – all about using good manners, sharing, and helping one another? We’ve been reading this since the kids were very little and it is still a favorite. They’d rather be a polite West Manor Pea than a bean from South Boorish any day!
So when I stumbled upon a vegan food blog by the same title, I got a kick out of it! It wasn’t long before I was completely hooked, following the lives of Mama Pea and Pea Daddy and their adorable little peas, Gigi and Lulu. Mama Pea has such a great sense of humor and comes up with some truly delicious recipes. The only downside of making her recipes was dragging the laptop into the kitchen and trying not to splatter food all over it! Well, problem solved. Mama Pea has now published her first cookbook and I am the proud owner of a copy. What a great book! Just like her blog, the book is filled with anecdotes and beautiful photos of her family and her food, along with some tried-and-true, kid-friendly vegan recipes. I’ve already made her chewy energy bars and I have to say, ALL FIVE of us, ranging in age from 1 – 32, loved them. Now that’s what I call success!
Even if you aren’t vegetarian or vegan, but you just want to eat healthier or find a way to get more veggies, fruit, beans, and whole grains into your kids – go buy this book!
Welcome back! I’ve only been blogging for 6 months, and I already go through phases where I need a break. It can become all-consuming and sometimes I simply get tired of thinking about food, food, food! (and my family gets a bit tired of seeing the same crumbs on the kitchen floor for over a week…lol)
I too am a huge fan of Peas and Thank You! She always brings a smile to my face and her recipes are out of this world! No more trying to adapt meat-and-cheese-filled recipes anymore (even though I find that fun!) when we’ve got this recipe book! Cheers to Peas and Thank You!
Can’t wait to see what you’ve been cooking up!
P.S. Do you mind if I add you on my list of favorite blogs on my site?
Thank you! I’ll be off to check your blog out, too. And yes, please feel free to add me to your list!
Glad you’re back! I’m looking forward to following your blogs! I hadn’t heard of either of the Peas and Thank You books, so thanks for introducing them both!
Thanks Laurie! Your encouragement a few weeks ago helped nudge me back into it, and it feels good to be back. Your kids might find the veggie tales Peas and Thank you to be a little young for them (it’s a board book) but it is so cute!
Love the Peas and Thank You blog and I just picked up the book this week! Already have lots of recipes post-in-noted to try!