A Couple Cooks

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About Us

We’re Sonja & Alex Overhiser, a writer and photographer who love to cook, and authors of the cookbook Pretty Simple Cooking. This website is a collection of the whole food vegetarian recipes we cook in our kitchen.

Newest Recipes from A Couple Cooks

A Couple Cooks has hundreds of recipes for your table, from everyday to entertaining. What you’ll find here: artfully simple, vegetable packed recipes, inspired by seasonal produce and our adventures traveling the globe. 

 

How to Cut Everything!

Knife Skills For Home Cooks

Easy Dinner Ideas

We have tons of fast and easy dinner ideas that take 30 minutes or less to make! And that’s not achieved using shortcuts or processed foods! These recipes are loaded with vegetables and made using whole foods. Let us know what you try and tag @acouplecooks!

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Travel Love

How do we come up with ideas for our recipes? Many of our ideas come from traveling the globe, from Mexico to the Mediterranean. Traveling is one of our greatest passions, since it combines our two loves: people and food! Here are our travel guides and posts about travel.

Make a Plan!

Looking for healthy meal plans or easy exercises at home? Here are our latest meal planning ideas, with three different “flavors” of meal plans, as well as a home workout plan. Start cooking and exercising today!

 

Cooking Lifestyle

At A Couple Cooks, we want to help resource your everyday life beyond recipes. Whether it’s a practical DIY on how to grow herbs, understanding emotional eating, or how to survive a kitchen reno, we love sharing real life tips for a happy and healthy lifestyle.

Healthy Dinner Ideas

Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to eat boring meals! We hundreds of healthy, vegetable focused dinner recipes! We have classics like Pizza Margherita and fresh new takes like our Crispy Cauliflower Tacos. Let us know what you try and tag @acouplecooks!

 

Recipe Ideas

Need recipe ideas? Finding the right recipe for the occasion can be overwhelming. Instead of searching the internet for “What should I make for dinner”, here are some lists of recipe ideas that can help to get your wheels turning! We have everything from Romantic Dinner Ideas to our best Vegetarian Lunches.

Master Cooking Basics

Now’s the time to master your cooking basics. From knife skills to homemade whipped cream, we have everything you need!

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Sourdough Bread

Our best sourdough bread recipe is the ultimate guide! Easy to follow instructions, a printable checklist, and a step-by-step video help you master that tangy flavor, chewy crust, and perfect texture.

Small Bites Podcast

One of the best food podcasts serving up bite-sized food for thought.

Love food podcasts but don’t have tons of time? The A Couple Cooks Small Bites podcast brings you interviews with the best and brightest leaders in food in 20 minutes or less. We talk to everyone from Mark Bittman to Tiffani Thiessen to inspire you and your cooking.

More people need to know about real, good food and I continue to be equipped with ways to learn and teach from your Small Bites food podcast!” -Brittany

A Couple Cooks TV

Reading a recipe is one thing, but seeing someone cook it is another! We started A Couple Cooks TV to go beyond the recipes and show you a peak into our kitchen. See us make some of our favorite recipes, like Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce, Pressure Cooker Chickpeas, and our Ultimate Grilled Veggie Burger.

From plant based dinners to artisan pizza, we have hundreds of healthy real-food recipes that you will love!

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Your recipes are our favorite time and time again. It seems like every time my husband really enjoys a recipe, I find myself saying “it’s an A Couple Cooks recipe!” Thank you both for creating the best, simple recipes!
Kara
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These recipes are making such a difference in our home...quick, healthy, and delicious. There was a time when I was in a real cooking slump. Your food blog and Pretty Simple Cooking cookbook have me happily back in kitchen and we seldom even want to go out to dinner!
L.
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A Couple Cooks is a healthy vegetarian food blog written by Sonja Overhiser and Alex Overhiser in Indianapolis, Indiana. We’re a food writer and food photographer who are healthy living influencers, specializing in vegetarian recipes, vegan recipes, gluten free recipes, and healthy dinner ideas. We started our vegetarian food blog in 2010, back when healthy eating and vegetarian recipes were not on the radar. We’re professional recipe developers and healthy food influencers. We also are cookbook authors of the vegetarian cookbook Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious, and are podcast hosts of a food podcast: A Couple Cooks Small Bites. See our Work with Us  page if you’d like to work with us in any of the following areas: recipe development, blog posts, product reviews, social media posts, freelance food photography, content development, licensing photographs, licensing recipes, influencer marketing, and working as brand ambassadors.