Salads

Healthy Green Goddess Dressing

Our inspiration to eat the way we do now was a book called Food Matters by Mark Bittman. In the book, he challenged readers to start buying foods at the grocery made of “5 ingredients or less”. At the time, this was a big step for us. Meals for me generally...

Shaved Brussels Sprout and Sweet Potato Salad

It’s a snow day of epic proportions here in Indiana. Being from Minnesota originally, most Indiana snow days are a little anticlimactic for me, but this one actually delivered. Huge, white flurries have been falling steadily, so picture perfect it seems almost manufactured (like this photo of our dog, Luna, which...

Apple, Walnut, and Savoy Cabbage Salad

This salad was intended to be a shaved Brussels sprout salad, the kind that are very “in” lately. We tried shaved brussels sprouts last winter and loved them, so we thought we’d try them again in salad form. I was fortunate to find some at the market, and after removing them...

Purple Potato Salad

Seems as though it’s the season for purple potatoes, here in Indiana at least. We came across these fancy spuds at the farmer’s market this weekend and couldn’t pass them up. The royal purple color is completely natural, but it’s so vibrant it looks artificial. We almost expected them to taste like...

Spiced Eggplant and Cucumber Salad

A Couple Cooks was an accident, really. When we started this blog, we had no idea that we’d still be doing it three years later — that it would become part of our identity, a creative outlet for artistic fulfillment, and an expression of whole and sustainable living. Beyond just...

Panzanella with Cherry Tomatoes and Bell Peppers

Summer always seems to slip away, doesn’t it? August is nearly gone, and we feel like we’ve barely scratched the surface of our summer checklist. Trip to beach in Michigan? Berry picking at a local farm? Guess it will wait until next year. Luckily we have another month of tomato...








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