Tortilla Bowl Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

We started this blog for one reason: we love cooking. We don’t want to be chefs; we don’t need to have the prettiest pictures or the biggest following. What we do want is to inspire cooking at home: the idea that you can cook a healthy, wholesome meal for yourself,...

Roasted Tomatillo and Black Bean Soup

It’s taken a while, but I finally love cooking. I used to be the impatient type, only wanting to cook for as little time as possible so I could enjoy the best part – the eating. Alex has always loved the process, so he’s had to drag me through it,...

Slow-Cooked Black Bean Chili

When I first got into food, I started reading food blogs incessantly. And by reading, I mean looking at the gorgeous photographs and wondering how real life people had the time to make so many different recipes and take professional-looking photos of them. Years later, after taking countless photographs of...

Chipotle Black Bean Stuffed Delicata Squash

This photograph is everything that our current weather is not. It’s the coldest day of the year here in Indianapolis. Yet, it’s somehow still possible not stray too far outside of “local” eating to pull off a meal that brings some color and warmth inside, if that’s any consolation to...

Chocolate Black Bean Cookies

Here at A Couple Cooks, we love healthy, nutritious, whole foods. We also love the excuse for a little splurge. So for this holiday season, we’ve got two cookie recipes for you: one a non-traditional cookie packed full of nutrients, and the other a traditional cookie, chock full of sugar...

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

Here’s one of our favorite recipes we’ve made over the years. We first developed it when we first started our blog; however, since we love trying new things, we haven’t had a chance since to re-try it. We’ve made it again to update the photo (since it was taken a...








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