A Couple Cooks - Pretty Simple Cooking (Hardcover)

100 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes to Make You Fall in Love with Real Food

By Sonja Overhiser, Alex Overhiser

Da Capo Lifelong Books, 9780738219691, 272pp.

Publication Date: February 6, 2018



Popular husband-and-wife bloggers and podcasters (acouplecooks.com) offer 100 recipes with an emphasis on whole foods and getting into the kitchen together. The couple's non-diet approach features simple lifestyle changes to make healthy cooking sustainable, rather than a short-term fix.

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

About the Author

Sonja Overhiser is a writer, recipe developer, podcast host, and healthy and sustainable food advocate. Along with her husband Alex, she created the A Couple Cooks website, a collection of whole foods recipes and inspiration for healthy and sustainable eating. She is co-host of the A Couple Cooks podcast, which features conversations in food with personalities from local farmers to celebrity chefs. She loves a good cup of coffee, a morning trip to the farmer's market, eating pizza in Italy, and she has a hidden talent of salsa dancing. Alex Overhiser is food photographer, recipe developer, podcast host and web designer behind A Couple Cooks. Alex's food photography is nationally known and has been featured in the Huffington Post, People.com, Food52, Buzzfeed, The Kitchn, and Indianapolis Monthly. In addition to A Couple Cooks, Alex maintains freelance gigs in food photography and web design. He loves a good cup of coffee, hiking, and his smartwatch. Sonja and Alex are married and live in Indianapolis.