Over 85 Recipeas, One Very Happy Family

peas-bookWhen 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.”


“What a fun and colorful book! This will breathe new life into your kitchen.” – Isa Chandra Moskowitz, author of Veganomicon

“Even meat lovers will want to take a seat at her table.” –  Babble.com

“Peas and Thank You offers up creative and innovative recipes that are sure to please family and friends of all ages, whether carnivorous or not.” – Brendan Brazier, bestselling author of The Thrive Diet

“Good for your health and I am all for that” – Tosca Reno, New York Times bestselling author of Your Best Body Now and The Eat-Clean Diet

“Peas and Thank You is a wonderfully accessible cookbook designed to help kids learn to love veggies from day one. But recipes for things like Thai Veggie Burgers and Spicy African Peanut Soup aren’t what I’d call ‘ kid food’- just good food.” – Grant Butler, The Oregonian