Welcome! We’re Sonja and Alex Overhiser, a writer + photographer husband and wife team. This blog is a project we started in 2010 to document our growing love for food and cooking.
We started this blog as an inspiration that anyone can learn to cook, and that eating whole foods can change your life.
Learn how to cook — try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless and above all have fun.Julia Child
Our style: simple, seasonal, and nourishing whole foods cooking. A lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, lentils, and healthy fats, with a little decadence thrown in here and there. Healthy vegetarian recipes are what you’ll see most of, since that’s how we cook and eat at home. We eat about 90% vegetarian, with some fish and well-raised meat for good measure.
Instead of focusing on a single diet or “what not to eat”, we focus on what’s common to most diets: real non-processed food, and all things in moderation.
Eat real food. Not too much. Mostly plants. Michael PollanAll photographs are taken by us at our home kitchen /studio, with Alex as photographer and Sonja as stylist and art director. If you look back at older posts, you’ll see a progression in our photographs as we grew artistically, since we didn’t know much about food photography when we started the blog.
Food photography has become a passion, but our goal isn’t just to take beautiful pictures of food. It’s to capture nourishing, whole foods recipes to inspire you to try them yourself.
Around 5 years ago, we read a book that challenged the way we thought about food. We stopped eating processed and fast foods and moved towards home cooked, natural whole foods: the ones that are easy to recognize and don’t have long lists of ingredients. Since that time, we’ve seen a huge difference in our health and honestly, our overall happiness. It’s taught us to think about how what we eat affects our bodies, our community, and the world around us.
We’re married and love living in Indianapolis, IN, a fabulous place to love food. During the day, Sonja is Senior Manager and Owner at Avalon Group, a technical documentation firm, where Alex is also Graphics Designer. In our spare time, we co-author and develop this blog, in addition to various other projects.
Cambodia: In 2012, we visited Cambodia and wrote a benefit cookbook for a training program for at-risk women that provides an education in culinary arts. The cookbook is available here. (more on Cambodia…)
Food Advocacy: In Indianapolis, we’re active in partnering with organizations to encourage good eating, such as Indy Winter Farmer’s Market, Broad Ripple Farmer’s Market, Growing Places Indy, and Slow Foods, Indy. We also partner with national organizations like Fair Trade USA.
Kitchen: We recently finished a project to design a new kitchen in summer 2013 – check out kitchen reno pics here.
Healthy + Whole: In 2013, we started the Healthy + Whole project, a series that seeks to inspire healthy living by providing resources on how to cook and eat a whole foods diet, become connected to your community, and care for others around you and the environment.
We’re open to partnerships, appearances, or freelance work if it fits our philosophy and schedule. Please drop us a line.
All of the content on this website, including photographs, recipes and writing, is original content and copyright of Alex and Sonja Overhiser, unless otherwise noted. All content is under copyright and may not be used without permission. Please contact us if you’d like to use our photography or content.