Menu Monday with More Peas and Thank You Love

Domestic, Healthy

As most of you are aware I have been cooking and baking my way through Sarah Matheny’s cookbook, Peas and Thank You this year. I have posted 19 recipe reviews so far (and made quite a few more than that) and I’m totally in love with this book. I mean, I’m such a fan girl it’s a little embarrassing. Here are the five most recent recipes I’ve made. So so so good!!

Peas and Thank You's Peanut Butter Blondies Peas and Thank You's Peanut Butter Blondies

I was late to the party with blondies, I’m sure because my granny was never big on them. She maaaaaaay have made them once or twice but I have no childhood memories of these ‘brownies void of chocolate’ and once I discovered what they were I couldn’t get past the why? Why leave the chocolate out of a brownie? (read)

Peas and Thank You's My Kinda Bar Peas and Thank You's My Kinda Bar

One of the biggest hurdles we all have with healthy eating is time, unless of couse you either have someone to make all your meals for you or you’re willing to spend your shoe / yarn / cute dress / kitchen gadget money on prepared meals and snacks. (read)

Peas and Thank You's Skinny Elvis Peas and Thank You's Skinny Elvis

One photo and no recipe? Surely this is a cop out. No, no. I just really, really don’t want to give away recipes for free from a book that is worth buying not just because it was written and pulled together by a talented food blogger that I adore, but because these recipes are crazy good – and also kinda crazy. (read)

Peas and Thank You's Falafel with Tzatziki Sauce Peas and Thank You's Falafel with Tzatziki Sauce

I? Am a little in love with these falafels. Some of the ingredients were totally unexpected to me and I wasn’t sure if this was going to be a good idea, but I went with it, and trusted Mama Pea and what do you know? They’re amaazing. (read)

Peas and Thank You's Carrot Cake with Vegan Cream Cheese Icing Peas and Thank You's Carrot Cake with Vegan Cream Cheese Icing

This recipe comes together very simply and has just the right texture. Perfect with a cup of coffee or a glass of almond milk. My kids are not big on carrot cake, but 2/3 of them love this and I’m a serious fan of it. It’s nice to bring along when visiting because it’s uber healthy but still sweet! (read)

I have mentioned, but try not to broadcast that I generally make separate dinners for my family and myself. Occasionally, I’ll cheat and eat what I made for them or some slightly different version of it. I’m not trying to force my relatively newfound dietary beliefs on them, but I’m also not going to eat meat every night just because they are. I don’t ever bug them about it, I generally make healthier versions of their favorites and add in as many veggies and seeds and other goodies like that as I can without causing them to hate it, but I try to keep them happy and at the same time, lead by example. If they never come around to eat the way I strive to, that’s cool, but I’m going to keep on with it because it honestly does make me feel better.

Having said all of that, here’s this week’s menu!

August 20 – 26

Monday – Chicken Pot Pie for the fam, Peas’ Un-Toppable Black Bean Soup for me and Deceptively Delicious Doughnuts for dessert

Tuesday – Chili and Cornbread (with loads of hidden veggies) for the fam, Peas’ Falafels and Tzatziki for me and Snickerdoodle Cupcakes for dessert

Wednesday – Chicken Bacon Wraps with Sweet Potato Fries for the fam, leftover Peas’ Falafels and Tzatziki for me with Cherry Swirl Coffee Cake for dessert

Thursday – Chicken Hot Pockets with basmati rice and carrots for the fam, Tempah, beans and basmati rice for me and Spice Cake for dessert

Friday – Pea’s Tired and True Whole Wheat Pizza Crust with spiced up Pea’s Homestyle Spaghetti Sauce for individual Pizzas and Banana Pie for dessert

Saturday – Cheddar Baked Chicken with Bacon Mashed Potatoes and cauliflower for the fam, Quinoa Stuffed Red Peppers for me and Oreo Cookies and Cream Tartlets for dessert

Sunday – The Duggar’s Tater Tot Casserole (with homemade tater tots and broccoli) for the fam, Peas’ Crack Wrap for me and Caramel-Filled Brownies for dessert



  1. Mutant Supermodel  •  Aug 20, 2012 @5:30 pm

    You really do love that Peas and Thank You book. You’ve intrigued me. What makes you like it so much?

    The book itself is really quirky and silly, especially to anyone with wee ones running around. The recipes though are all really good, extremely healthy and not hard to prepare.

  2. Mutant Supermodel  •  Aug 20, 2012 @5:39 pm

    P.S. I just saw your list for 2012 and I saw #7. Oh my god, you must read Queen of Fashion and The Beautiful Fall and then tell me your thoughts.

    Thanks for the recommendations! I’ll get them both cued up on my to-read list!

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