A Couple Cooks Podcast

Because food isn’t just about recipes. 

The A Couple Cooks Podcast is a food podcast that explores the stories, people, and ideas behind food. Husband and wife team Alex and Sonja Overhiser went from eating fast and frozen food to regularly cooking from scratch in a matter of months. In the process, they they began to unravel the stories of the people behind the food, the connections of food and the land, and the way food affects our health, communities, and the world. The author and photographer duo behind the nationally acclaimed website A Couple Cooks has teamed up to explore the ideas and stories behind the food to inspire your kitchen journey. Expect recipe ideas and kitchen tips interwoven with conversations with the freshest voices in food, from cookbook authors to local farmers to celebrity chefs.

Past guests have included:

  • Graham Elliott, celebrity chef and host of Master Chef
  • Rick Bayless, award-winning chef and author
  • Chris Bianco, chef and owner of nationally-renowned Pizzeria Bianco
  • Jeanine Donofrio and Jack Matthews, author and photographer of Love and Lemons
  • Julia Turshen, author of Small Victories
  • Martha Collison, quarterfinalist on the Great British Baking Show
  • Dr. Drew Ramsey, psychologist and author of Eat Complete

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You can also stream the podcast from the pages below.

Let’s celebrate | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 32

The tables are turned: we’re celebrating 1 year on the podcast by hearing from you! In this episode, we chat with listeners about their favorite podcast moments, kitchen goals for next year, and answer a few questions. Plus our favorite fall recipes for Thanksgiving and beyond, and a sweet giveaway (make sure to listen for the code word and enter below!) Past episodes mentioned in this podcast: The one where Alex mixes a cocktail The one with Mario Batali The one about minimalism and cleaning your spice drawer The one about the great ramen adventure The one with the charming Rick Bayless The one with the coffee roasters The one where we learned to slurp olive oil The one where that guy thought “hangry” was an app The one where we chatted with our favorite GBBO cooking show contestant The one where we interviewed a cow The one where we told our story Recipes mentioned: Vegetarian shepherd’s pie with french lentils | A Couple Cooks Pumpkin pecan parfaits | A Couple Cooks Caller Ali from Indy’s website A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter Giveaway! UPDATE: This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to our winner: Margie in Seattle! a Rafflecopter giveaway


Reclaiming the kitchen | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 31

Did you know 25% of adults would rather watch a cooking show then cook a meal themselves? In this episode, Sonja travels to the Love and Lemons kitchen in Texas to prove that cooking doesn’t require lots of advanced planning to make a beautiful and nourishing meal. With Jeanine Donofrio, the two make a Chopped-style recipe out of the ingredients on-hand in Jeanine’s refrigerator. Plus, some foodie trivia and a simple concept for fall meals with seasonal vegetables. Jeanine Donofrio of Love and Lemons Website | Instagram | Facebook The recipe: Roasted fall vegetable grain bowl | A Couple Cooks This episode was sponsored by ReclaimTheKitchen.com A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter


Tomato Love | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 30

Summer might be over, but our love for tomatoes hasn’t died! In this episode, we talk about our favorite ways to use canned tomatoes throughout the winter. We phone our friend The Faux Martha, who shares her favorite minimalist recipes for canned tomatoes. Plus, people we love to cook for, our favorite foodie cities, a dinnertime challenge, and listener kitchen victories. Roasted tomato shrimp over creamy polenta | A Couple Cooks Melissa Coleman is The Faux Martha: Website | Instagram | Facebook Her recipes: 20-Minute tomato soup | The Faux Martha 4-ingredient tomato sauce | The Faux Martha Chickpea indian bowl | The Faux Martha What’s your favorite foodie city? Sonja just went to Austin and enjoyed Tacodeli, Torchy’s Tacos, and The Beer Plant This episode was sponsored by Muir Glen Organic A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter


To small victories | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 29

Instead of kitchen failures, how about triumphs? This episode features Julia Turshen, cookbook author for the stars (like Gwyneth!). Julia’s now published her own solo act, Small Victories. about tips and tricks that build kitchen confidence. Julia’s victories come from a lifetime of experience spent in the kitchen. We talk about uber simple desserts, nachos for breakfast, and a health challenge that’s helped her focus on what matters. Julia Turshen: Website | Instagram | Twitter   Small Victories …is getting some very good press   Blood orange granita | A Couple Cooks via Small Victories Simple black beans & scrambled tofu | A Couple Cooks via It’s All Good Giveaways! One winner for the U.S.A at large; one winner for a local Indianapolis resident. Enter in the appropriate widget below: U.S.A. a Rafflecopter giveaway Indianapolis a Rafflecopter giveaway


Our story | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 28

Time for something a little different. The tables are turned in this episode, with Jessie Artigue of Marriage is Funny as our guest host, and us as the guests. The goal: sharing our food journey all in one place. Along the way, we share about challenges like cancer and adoption, how we started what we’re doing today, and some exciting updates on where we’re headed. Jessie Artigue is host of the podcast Marriage is Funny Jessie on Instagram | Gerard and Jessie on Twitter   Rule 26: Keep your marriage spicy by heating up the kitchen (A Couple Cooks on the Marriage is Funny podcast) Italian white bean soup | A Couple Cooks


The best way to lose weight | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 27

The secret to losing weight? It might not be what you think it is. In this episode, we go straight to the source and interview a doctor about healthy eating, exercise, and what’s most important for losing weight. Then, we interview our favorite Youtube fitness instructor to see if she agrees (spoiler alert: she does). Plus, our favorite delicious yet healthy recipes starring superfoods and Thai sweet potatoes. Why you shouldn’t exercise to lose weight | Vox   Superfood salad | A Couple Cooks Thai baked sweet potatoes | A Couple Cooks via Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking   Dr. Andrew Overhiser | Instagram   Rebecca-Louise and her Youtube channel of workout videos Website | Instagram | Facebook A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter


Is mac & cheese a main or a side? | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 26

Gooey mac & cheese, crispy fries, and a bowl of creamy ice cream are ours: what are your favorite comfort foods? In this episode, we talk about a balanced approach to comfort foods, and share our favorite healthy-ish recipes for old favorites. Plus a live Twitter poll on a nagging question, WWMPS, and a call to expert Amanda Paa on gluten-free living and tips on comforting, whole food recipes. Crispy baked fries with garlic rosemary aioli | A Couple Cooks Smoky mac and cheese with squash and spinach | A Couple Cooks Mocha almond fudge vegan ice cream | A Couple Cooks   Food Rules by Michael Pollan   Amanda Paa of Heartbeet Kitchen | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook Skillet white chili dip | Heartbeet Kitchen Gluten-free angel food cake | Heartbeet Kitchen Get ‘em>> Scotcheroo Bar Baking Kit!   What is your favorite healthy take on comfort food?   Is mac & cheese a main or a side? (Here are the results of our Twitter poll.)   Giveaway! Use the widget below to enter to win a Cake in a Crate scotcheroo recipe from Amanda Paa: a Rafflecopter giveaway  


Cooking for hangry people | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 25

Hangry much? In this episode, we dive into how to combat hanger, that dreaded combination of Hunger + Anger. We take to the streets for a random survey on how to survive hanger, and offer up three of our favorite 20-minute nourishing dinner recipes. Plus hangry snack ideas, and more. Quick garlic shrimp and couscous | A Couple Cooks Farmer’s market grain bowl | A Couple Cooks Simple black beans and eggs | A Couple Cooks What’s your favorite hangry survival meal? Leave a comment below or share a picture on Instagram and mention @acouplecooks. In honor of our hangry series, use the tag #hangrynomore !


Udderly delish | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 24

Field trip! In this episode we’re on location at Trader’s Point Creamery, an organic dairy farm. We meet Bella the Cow, visit the Dairy Bar, and taste an aged cheddar that’s never before been unveiled to the public. We also uncover the mystery behind organic, grass-fed dairy: why it’s important, and what to look for on the label when you’re shopping for milk, yogurt, and cheese. Plus, our favorite way to eat grass-fed yogurt, and a few summery cheesy recipes inspired by Greek islands and our basil plant. Greek salad | A Couple Cooks Roasted tomato basil grilled cheese | A Couple Cooks Our photos from Santorini, because…sigh.   Trader’s Point Creamery is an organic, grass-fed dairy farm in Indianapolis Website | Instagram | Twitter And don’t forget they are giving away a prize to two listeners! Two winners, picked randomly, will win a $50 gift card for Trader’s Point Creamery. Enter in the widget here: a Rafflecopter giveaway


On your mark, get set, bake! | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 23

Hold onto your hats, we’ve got the amazing and talented Martha Collison, youngest ever competitor on The Great British Bakeoff (or, The Great British Baking Show in the US)! She’s the charming 17-year-old who stole our hearts on our favorite new cooking show, set in idyllic farm country in Britain. Martha shares about what it’s like to be a cooking competition contestant, how to keep things creative in the kitchen, and even her thoughts on Brexit. Plus we share our favorite cucumber recipes inspired by our overflowing garden, and a story of our latest flaming kitchen incident. Authentic tzatziki | A Couple Cooks Gurkensalat (German cucumber salad) | A Couple Cooks Quick refrigerator dill pickles | A Couple Cooks   The Great British Baking Show: check it out on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and PBS Martha Collison, Quarter-Finalist on the Great British Baking Show Website | Instagram | Twitter Her new cookbook: Twist!   Anti-human trafficking efforts through culinary training: Martha worked with a baking program through Tearfund & Bramber Bakehouse A Couple Cooks worked with a culinary training program through Center for Global Impact   For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed. (Oops.) And


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