Pretty Simple Cooking

Pretty Simple Cooking

A love story at its finest, Alex and Sonja Overhiser first fell for each other–and then the kitchen. In a matter of months, the writer-photographer duo went from eating fast and frozen food to regularly cooking vegetarian meals from scratch. Together, the two unraveled a “pretty simple” approach to home cooking that kicks the diet in favor of long-term lifestyle changes. While cooking isn’t always easy or quick, it can be pretty simple by finding love in the process.

A Couple Cooks | Pretty Simple Cooking is an irresistible combination of spirited writing, nourishing recipes with a Mediterranean flair, and vibrant photography. Dubbed a “vegetarian cookbook for non-vegetarians”, it’s a beautiful book that’s food for thought, at the same time providing real food recipes for eating around the table. The book features:

  • 100 vegetarian recipes, with 75 vegan and 90 gluten-free options
  • A full-color photograph for every recipe
  • Recipes arranged from quickest to more time-consuming
  • 10 life lessons for a sustainably healthy approach to cooking, artfully illustrated with a custom watercolor

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First Friday Cooking Demo
Friday, October 5 5:30-7:00 pm | R2GO
Join us on First Friday at R2GO for free food, a cooking demo, and book signing! Rockstar Chef Regina Mehallick will make small bites from local author Sonja Overhiser’s cookbook Pretty Simple Cooking. Books will be available for purchase AND the two women will do a cooking demo together to highlight the perspectives of a professional chef and a home cook. Come hear about how Regina’s restaurant R Bistro was one of first farm to table restaurants that inspired Sonja’s interest in food.
Book Signing at the Farmer’s Market
Saturday, October 6 10:00-11:30 am 
Garfield Park Farmer’s Market
An Evening with A Couple Cooks
Sunday, November 4 4:00-5:30 pm
Goods for Cooks, Bloomington, IN
Join Sonja & Alex Overhiser, husband and wife team behind the cookbook Pretty Simple Cooking and popular food blog and podcast A Couple Cooks. Sonja and Alex went from knowing nothing about food, to passionately sharing recipes on the internet, to today running their own food media company. Sonja and Alex believe in the power of food to transform our health and communities, and in the flourishing field of creative entrepreneurship. Learn how they organically grew their business to become some of the most sought-after influencers in food, tips for how to thrive as an entrepreneur, and how to make a positive difference in the world one bite at a time. The evening will begin with a thirty-minute talk followed by a Q&A, socializing, light snacks and beverages, as well as an opportunity to shop privately.  Participants will receive a copy of Pretty Simple Cooking.

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