Best Vegetarian Cookbooks: Pretty Simple Cooking

Pretty Simple Cooking

Named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by both Epicurious and Food & Wine, and best healthy cookbooks by Mind Body Green, Pretty Simple Cooking is the debut cookbook of A Couple Cooks founders Sonja and Alex Overhiser. After getting married, the pair unraveled a “pretty simple” approach to home cooking that kicks the diet in favor of long-term lifestyle changes.

Pretty Simple Cooking is a unique, beautiful healthy cookbook that provides the secrets to cooking up delicious weekly meals! It features a full-color photograph for each one of the 100 vegetarian recipes (including 75 vegan and 90 gluten-free options).

“I LOVE this cookbook. All the recipes I’ve made have received rave reviews from friends and coworkers!” -Amazon Reviewer

Pretty Simple Cooking is my bible for weekly meals!” -Nora

“I’ve never used a cookbook so much before. Thank you for creating recipes manageable for busy parents!” -Kate

“Sonja and Alex Overhiser are the husband-and-wife blogging and podcasting power couple behind A Couple Cooks. And now, they’ve put all of their vibrant personality and joy for cooking delicious vegetarian meals into this cookbook. The focus here is just what the title says it is: pretty simple cooking. Recipes are arranged from quickest to most time-consuming, so you know exactly what you’re getting into before you start.” –Book Riot, Best Vegetarian Cookbooks

Named one the best healthy cookbooks of 2018 and best vegetarian cookbooks, Pretty Simple Cooking features creative, real food flavors in user friendly, easy to follow recipes. A vegetarian cookbook intended for anyone who wants to eat more vegetables, it’s also one of the best vegetarian cookbooks for beginners because it starts from the ground up. 

TV and Press Mentions

Pretty Simple Cooking
More than anything, I feel that what I’ve gained most from this cookbook is a mentality that Sonja & Alex preach. That quality food does take time to prepare and the process is what you make of it. If you change your mindset, cooking can turn into less of a chore and more of an enjoyable process, adventure, or whatever you choose to make of it.
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Leah
Reader
We've been cooking our way through Pretty Simple Cooking and it impresses us every single time. In fact, at the end I usually say, "Hey, that was pretty simple!" Low cost, nutrition packed, tasty meals, plus pretty simple to make? So perfect.
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Angela
Reader
Pretty Simple Cooking lives on the counter these days (not the bookshelf) - we have been trying for five meatless meals per week and it has been a GAME CHANGER! The pages are so wrinkled and splattered with sauces. The red lentil coconut curry is a family favorite!
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Melanie
Reader
I got my Pretty Simple Cooking cookbook yesterday and made the Smoky Lentil Stew. AMAZING. The book is fantastic and one of the best vegetarian cookbooks I have to date.
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Mollie
Reader
Your cookbook is my all time favorite vegetarian cookbook. Thanks for making my life so much simpler with my meal planning. Your recipes are the BEST!
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Marty
Reader
We use your recipes weekly and if I’m honest almost daily! You both are amazing at putting flavors and textures together. Thank you!
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Renata
Reader
I’m so thankful for cookbooks like Pretty Simple Cooking that provide delicious meals that don’t make you feel like you’re stuck eating lettuce and celery. I was confused when I saw this book on a Best Vegetarian Cookbooks list because I had forgotten that there aren’t any meat recipes in it! That’s how you know you have a winner.
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Jordan
Reader
The Pretty Simple Cooking cookbook is the one I pull out most often. Great flavor combos, fresh, and healthy. Plus the kids love it. You've totally changed the food culture of our family! Thanks a million.
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Adrienne
Reader
I just wanted to say how much I love Pretty Simple Cooking! I felt like I was getting stuck in a recipe rut as my schedule got busier and I relied on the same recipes to get me through the week. Your book has been giving me new and exciting things to try!
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Carrie
Reader
These recipes are making such a difference in our home... quick, healthy and delicious. There was a time a couple years ago when I was in a real cooking slump. Your blog and Pretty Simple Cooking cookbook have got me happily back in kitchen and we seldom even want to go out to dinner!
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L.
Follower
Made your Best Vegan Chili tonight and it's DREAMY. My husband said it's by far his fave chili. My 4 and 6 year old loved it too. Thanks for much for creating recipes and a cookbook I use on a regular basis. Yours is definitely the cookbook I gift the most!"
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Erin
Follower

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