About

Sonja & Alex Overhiser

are writer and photographer of the award winning food blog A Couple Cooks, and authors of the book Pretty Simple Cooking, named a best vegetarian cookbook by Epicurious and Food & Wine. The couple has a worldwide following for their vegetarian and plant based recipes. They are authors of a series with Washington Post Food called Voraciously: Plant Powered, a recipe newsletter on how to cook more plant-forward meals.

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IACP Award Winning Food Blog

A Couple Cooks was awarded the IACP Best Individual Blog award in 2019 by the International Association of Culinary Professionals, a professional association co-founded by Julia Child. Their original recipes are inspired by seasonal produce and their adventures travelling the globe: expect everything from cauliflower tacos to margherita pizza.

Shortly after getting married, Sonja and Alex did a 180 from fast and frozen food to eating a home cooked mostly whole food plant based diet. The positive changes they experienced prompted them to start A Couple Cooks in 2010. Today it receives millions of visitors every month and connects people all over the world to their healthy plant forward recipes. 

A Couple Cooks has been featured on the TODAY Show, and numerous national publications including Washington PostHuffington Post, OprahFood & Wine, Health, and Bon Appetit. The couple works as healthy food influencers, recipe developers, food photographers, and on-screen video hosts for major national brands, and contributes to publications such as EatingWell and Parents. They host and produce the food podcast Small Bites featuring short-form interviews with leaders in food.

Sonja and Alex are national advocates for healthy and sustainable eating to improve our health, communities, and planet. Their interests include plant based eating, planetary health, and food justice. They work with the following organizations committed to improving planetary health and public health: Planetary Health Alliance, True Health Initiative, EAT Foundation, and Patachou Foundation.

Sonja and Alex live in Indianapolis, Indiana with their 4-year-old Larson. Together, they seek to inspire cooking to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Sonja is co-founder of the Food + Wellness Equity Collective, a group of food and wellness professionals committed to being change agents for equity, diversity and anti-racism. Sonja is also co-founder of the organization Indy Women in Food, an organization that champions women in the Indianapolis food industry with a focus on racial and gender equity and food justice, and has been featured as a trailblazing woman in food

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Publicity & Press

A Couple Cooks has garnered a worldwide following—the website was named one of Huffington Post’s 10 Healthy Food Blogs and Pretty Simple Cooking as one of both Food & Wine and Epicurious’ best vegetarian cookbooks

Our work has been featured online in publications including Oprah, Food & WineBon AppetitEpicurious, Real SimpleHuffington Post, Washington PostFood52, People.com, Williams-Sonoma, BuzzFeedThe Kitchn, Mind Body Green, Well+Good, and The Splendid Table, and in print from Marie Claire to Midwest Living.

Sonja and Alex have appeared on podcasts from The Feel Good Effect to Radio Cherry Bombe. The pair have been featured cooking live on television on Windy City LIVE and the TODAY Show.

Brand Work

Sonja and Alex have worked with over 50 national brands to create content including recipe development, food photography, videos, blog and social media promotion, and more.

Current and past clients include ALDI, Stonyfield, National Mango Board, DeLallo, Home Depot, Lundberg, Northwest Cherries, Hellman’s, Tillamook, Dole, Earthbound Farm Organic, Bob’s Red Mill, Kroger, Meijer, Shipt, Newman’s Own, Alessi, American Pecan Council, Oregon Fruit Products, California Olive Ranch, Village Farms, Muir Glen Organic, Simply Organic, One Degree Organics, Cherry Marketing Institute, Robert Mondavi, Roxbury Mountain Maple, Bolthouse Farms, Califia, Wisconsin Cheese, illy, Kettle Chips, North Carolina Sweet Potatoes, Haas Avocado Board, Hurst Beans, AncestryDNA, Simon, State Farm, Owlet, Scott’s Nature’s Care, Creo, GreenPan, Sub-Zero and Wolf, KitchenAid and Vitamix. 

A Couple Cooks was nominated for an IACP award for Best Narrative Marketing Campaign in 2018 for coverage of organic dairy for Stonyfield.

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Activism & Giving Back

Alex and Sonja are passionate about issues of food access, food as medicine, environmental sustainability, social justice, social enterprise, education, women entrepreneurship, and diversity and inclusion. A Couple Cooks has also partnered with organizations taking strides in these areas, including The Patachou Foundation, United Way, Second Helpings, Exodus Refugee, Broad Ripple Farmer’s Market, and more.


Contact Us

Hi! You can reach us by email at email@acouplecooks.com

Due to the number of emails we receive, we may not be able to respond to every request. Thank you for contacting!

Photo use policy

You are free to use one image from any post on acouplecooks.com for website purposes to promote our content (such as in a recipe roundup) as long as you provide a link back to the original post for the recipe.  Please provide photo credit to “A Couple Cooks” or “Sonja and Alex Overhiser, A Couple Cooks”.

All other uses are not allowed. Please contact us at the email listed above for licensing inquiries.

Republishing of recipes from A Couple Cooks is NOT allowed without permission.

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