A Couple Cooks seeks to inspire and educate about the joy of cooking wholesome, nutritious foods. We’re a husband and wife team who creates original, healthy recipes and develops content to encourage whole foods eating.
With no experience in the kitchen and a diet of fast and frozen foods, we got married and set out to learn how to cook. Along the way, we fell in love with the taste of good, clean, honest food. Today we see ourselves as advocates for wholesome food, local and seasonal eating when possible, sustainable farming, and access to nutritious food for all. We believe nutritious cooking is a key to healthy people and a healthy planet.
We follow Michael Pollan’s mantra, “Eat real food, not too much, mostly plants“, and hope this space reflects what that looks like in everyday life. Our diet is Mediterranean-style and mainly vegetarian, full of seasonal fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and natural sweeteners.
Who We Are
We’re Sonja + Alex, a married couple living in Indianapolis. Sonja is part-owner and manager 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. Sonja writes and styles the food and Alex photographs; we develop the recipes together.
Our Work / Press
Our work has been featured online in Huffington Post, Food52, People.com, Williams-Sonoma, BuzzFeed, The Kitchn, and others, and in print in Driftless, Indianapolis Monthly, and Edible Indy. We were recently named as one of Better Homes and Gardens Top 10 Food Blogs of 2015 and Huffington Post’s 10 Healthy Food Blogs. Sonja has shared our recipes on IndyStyle on WISH TV, and was nominated as an Indianapolis Woman to Know for her work with the blog. We also work with brands we trust to create original recipes and content.
Our Healthy + Whole series seeks to inspire healthy living by providing resources on how to cook and eat a whole foods diet. 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.
In 2012, we wrote a benefit cookbook for a program in Cambodia. The book, Green Mango Cafe: Cooking for a Better Tomorrow, is available here.