Our Maiden Voyage

Quinoa Vegan Chili | A Couple Cooks

After hours of dreaming and planning and buying microphones and learning audio editing and trying not to say “um”, it’s here. We present A Couple Cooks: The Podcast! Why a podcast? A few reasons: first, we wanted to invite you into our real life kitchen in a deeper way that extends beyond food photographs. But most of all, we’re truly passionate about the impact that cooking nutritious food at home can have on your life, and for us one of the best ways to learn was not just reading recipes but talking with other people who cook. And the next best thing to a real-life conversation with each one of you? Podcast.

Two episodes are ready for you, and we can’t wait to see what you think! Please let us know your thoughts in the comments, especially on the topics we’ve discussed. And if you enjoy it, you can subscribe on iTunes and apps like Pocket Casts. We’d absolutely love it if you shared with your friends!

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The show and the show notes are below.

Quick shout out to the friends who’ve been a huge encouragement in this endeavor; we could not have gotten this off the ground without you! Cheers to Jessica Murnane (of One Part podcast), Jessie Pepper (of Marriage is Funny podcast), Marianne Peterson, and Kelly Burson. 

Show Notes

In this episode: chili with a magical secret ingredient and a life changing way to make vegetables. Plus, the joy of hosting a dinner party and an encouraging tip from an expert.

Our recipe of the week: Quinoa and black bean chili (A Couple Cooks)
Sonja’s recipe pick: Spaghetti squash burrito bowl (Kathryne Taylor of Cookie & Kate)
Alex’s recipe pick: French Green Beans with Shallots (Jacque Pepin via New York Times)

Roasting is our favorite way to prepare vegetables in the fall and winter. Some of our favorite recipes:

How to Throw a Healthy Dinner Party from Anna Watson Carl of The Yellow Table

What should Sonja make with an 8-pound green cabbage? Sonja’s farmer’s market haul

Did you find the Easter egg?

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.


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    Shelley | Sevengrams
    November 10, 2015 at 8:22 am

    I love that you two have decided to venture down the podcast path — I’m sure its going to be great. Cueing this up for my walk to work today, can’t wait!

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      November 10, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      Thank you so much, Shelley – you are so kind! Let us know what you think! :)

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    Sara @ Cake Over Steak
    November 10, 2015 at 8:25 am


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      November 10, 2015 at 1:48 pm

      Thank you so much, Sara!! :)

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    November 10, 2015 at 11:48 am

    This is so exciting. I can’t wait to give it a listen.

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      November 10, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      Thank you so much, Allyson — let us know what you think! Thanks again for reading/listening! :)

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    November 10, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Just finished listening, it’s so great. I’m so excited to see where it will go! Funnily enough, my friend Viraj and I are editing our first podcast episode too so seeing yours go live just made me even more excited!!
    Also I loved the bit about roasted vegetables…. they’re seriously the best thing ever :)

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      November 12, 2015 at 1:20 pm

      Thank you! Looking forward to hearing yours :)

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    November 10, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    So fun! I will tune in. Thank you.

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    Kathryn @ The Scratch Artist
    November 10, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    How great! I can’t wait to listen. I think letting folks into your kitchen (even more) makes eating healthy and whole seem that much more “doable” to someone who thinks “I can’t do that!!” Bravo!

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      November 13, 2015 at 10:07 pm

      Thank you so much, Kathryn! That is the main reason we started the podcast, so I hope that comes across. Thanks for putting that into words so well!

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