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A Couple Cooks: The Podcast is a show celebrating the joy of home cooking. Hosted by husband and wife Alex and Sonja Overhiser from the nationally recognized food blog A Couple Cooks, the show explores how to cook seasonal produce at home and integrate delicious (and healthy) recipes into everyday life. Listen for fresh weekly recipes, kitchen tips, conversations from their popular blog series Healthy + Whole, and anecdotes behind the scenes in the A Couple Cooks kitchen. For more recipes, see www.acouplecooks.com and catch up with A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter @acouplecooks.

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A Couple Cooks: The Podcast is a show celebrating the joy of home cooking. Hosted by husband and wife Alex and Sonja Overhiser from the nationally recognized food blog A Couple Cooks, the show explores how to cook seasonal produce at home and integrate delicious (and healthy) recipes into everyday life. Listen for fresh weekly recipes, kitchen tips, conversations from their popular blog series Healthy + Whole, and anecdotes behind the scenes in the A Couple Cooks kitchen. For more recipes, see www.acouplecooks.com and catch up with A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter @acouplecooks.

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Love the new “Small Bites” format. Have listened to you from almost the beginning. Bought the calendar you put out, and enjoyed the recipes. Haven’t bought the cookbook yet, but have it planned.

Clever and Fun

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Love the podcast, guys! Feeling more adventurous already :)

iTunes Ratings

63 Ratings
Average Ratings
57
2
1
2
1

Reboot

By Muffin lover4746 - Dec 10 2018
Read more
Love the new “Small Bites” format. Have listened to you from almost the beginning. Bought the calendar you put out, and enjoyed the recipes. Haven’t bought the cookbook yet, but have it planned.

Clever and Fun

By copithicus - Nov 30 2016
Read more
Love the podcast, guys! Feeling more adventurous already :)
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A Couple Cooks | Small Bites

Latest release on Dec 20, 2018

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A Couple Cooks: The Podcast is a show celebrating the joy of home cooking. Hosted by husband and wife Alex and Sonja Overhiser from the nationally recognized food blog A Couple Cooks, the show explores how to cook seasonal produce at home and integrate delicious (and healthy) recipes into everyday life. Listen for fresh weekly recipes, kitchen tips, conversations from their popular blog series Healthy + Whole, and anecdotes behind the scenes in the A Couple Cooks kitchen. For more recipes, see www.acouplecooks.com and catch up with A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter @acouplecooks.

Rank #1: Our story

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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

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Sep 28 2016

37mins

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Rank #2: One part plant

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In this episode, we share a BIG announcement. Then, Sonja sits down for a heart-to-heart with Jessica Murnane to chat about her new cookbook, One Part Plant. A few years ago after some extreme symptoms, Jessica transitioned to a plant-based diet, which significantly improved her endometriosis. Now, she challenges us all to eat one plant-based meal per day. Plus, some behind the scenes on writing a cookbook, and what foods can make you nicer.

Recipes:

Mexican fried rice nachos

Books:

One Part Plant by Jessica Murnane

Jessica Murnane

Website | Instagram

One Part Podcast

The Cookbook Deal Podcast

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Feb 28 2017

25mins

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Rank #3: Love real food

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Do you find yourself turning to food in times of stress or anxiety? If you’ve ever stress-eaten a pint of ice cream, this episode is for you. We go deep with Kathryne Taylor of Cookie and Kate about emotionally healthy eating and her new cookbook, Love Real Food. We also share a new tacos recipe that’s simple and filling, and a life hack: how to manage your email inbox.

Life Hack: Inbox app for Gmail

Recipes:

BBQ bean tacos with pineapple salsa | A Couple Cooks

Extra vegetable fried rice | Cookie and Kate

Kathryne Taylor, Cookie and Kate

Website | Instagram | Facebook

Her cookbook: Love Real Food

Emotionally healthy eating: Survival Tips

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

May 09 2017

28mins

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Rank #4: Let’s celebrate

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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!).

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 interviewed a cow

The one where we told our story

Vegetarian shepherd’s pie with french lentils | A Couple Cooks

Pumpkin pecan parfaits | A Couple Cooks

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Nov 23 2016

31mins

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Rank #5: A family affair

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It’s not every day that you get to hear from an entire family of cooks, especially one that’s had such an impact on American food culture. Enter the Pollan Family: Corky, Lori, Dana, and Tracy. Only missing brother Michael Pollan, bestselling author about food and agriculture, the Pollan family shares the story of growing up around the table. Mom Corky passed down a culture of cooking and eating together, which has now been passed down to a new generation of cooks. Along they way, they wrote a cookbook: accessible, everyday recipes, heavy on the vegetables, to inspire families to come together around the table. 

The Pollan Family Table

Website | Instagram

Their cookbook: The Pollan Family Table

Recipes:

Pumpkin goat cheese baked gnocchi | A Couple Cooks

Preorder A Couple Cooks cookbook >> Pretty Simple Cooking

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Oct 25 2017

35mins

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Rank #6: To small victories

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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

This episode was sponsored by Crunchmaster gluten-free crackers

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Oct 12 2016

26mins

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Rank #7: Big news

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In this episode, we share another big announcement, one that starts with c and ends with ookbook! We give you an update on how parenthood is treating us, then catch up with Laura Wright to chat about her book The First Mess, a book full of delicious plant-based recipes. She shares her journey of learning to eat vegetables, volunteering in community cooking classes, and then starting a blog to share them with the world.

Recipes:

Fudgy Vegan Brownies

Moroccan Chickpea Stew

Books:

The First Mess by Laura Wright

Laura Wright | The First Mess

Website | Instagram

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Mar 15 2017

38mins

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Rank #8: Smart cookies

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How to survive the holidays without increasing a few pant sizes in the process? We’ve got you covered, with “healthy-ish” takes on holiday sweet treats and ideas for indulging in moderation. Starring Kathryne Taylor and her sweet dog Cookie, of the popular food blog Cookie and Kate (plus an additional secret cameo).

Kathryne Taylor is Cookie and Kate Website | Instagram | Facebook

Maple peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies | Cookie and Kate

Salted oat fudge | Cookie and Kate

Peppermint meringues | A Couple Cooks

Chocolate peanut butter buckeyes | A Couple Cooks

Soft healthier gingerbread cookies | A Couple Cooks

Our guide to holiday gift ideas for people who love to cook: cookbooks, kitchen tools, our 2017 daily recipe calendar, and more

9 tips for eating in moderation

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Dec 07 2016

25mins

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Rank #9: All you need is love

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In honor of that love holiday, this episode is all about cooking with those you love. To kick things off, we play the Newlywed Game to see how well we know each other after 10 years! We share our tips for how to have a successful cooking date—and our experience with a cooking date gone wrong. Plus, our favorite heart-shaped foods and our newest recipe for a simple, stunning dessert. (Extra points if you count how many times we say love in this episode.)

The newlywed game

But really: Is it desert or deserted island?

Recipes:

Salmon en papillote

Heart-shaped pizzas

All natural pink swirled chocolate bark

Cacio e pepe pasta

10 romantic Valentine’s Day recipes

Our FANCY PIZZA PEEL (works like a charm)

Books:

Date Night In by Ashley Rodriguez

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Feb 14 2017

23mins

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Rank #10: 50 Shades of Brain Food

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50 shades of what? This episode, we talk brain food with Dr. Drew Ramsey, author of the books 50 Shades of Kale and Eat Complete. What we eat affects how we look, but what about how we feel? Psychiatrist Dr. Ramsey shares the best foods to eat to boost our brain and soothe our moods, and we add our favorite kale-tastic recipes.

Get your Culinary Box from Chef José Andrés today! Visit quarterly.co/YUM and enter code "SPAIN" at checkout for 10% off your first box.  

Tuscan Raw Kale Salad

Spicy Kale Lasagna

Rice Bowl with Kale, Red Pepper, and Egg

Grilled Shrimp and Vegetable Skewers with Quinoa Pesto

Scallop and Plum Ceviche

Dr. Drew Ramsey

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

His books:

Eat Complete | 50 Shades of Kale

Brain Boost Videos

A farm on a hospital

Dr. Ramsey's favorite Indy spots: Trader’s Point Creamery, Milktooth and Tinker Street

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

May 25 2016

35mins

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Rank #11: Cooking for hangry people

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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

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Aug 10 2016

24mins

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Rank #12: Love & vegetables

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“I don’t miss meat. I just like eating really good food.” This episode, we join author and photographer husband and wife duo Jeanine Donofrio and Jack Matthews for a behind the scenes on their new cookbook, Love & Lemons. We talk everything from eating lots of vegetables to savory mushrooms to kitchen improv -- plus, a spring recipe of our own that proves tacos can be more than simply Mexican flavors.

Ricotta scrambled egg and asparagus tacos (A Couple Cooks)

Jeanine and Jack are Love and Lemons

The Love and Lemons Cookbook

Mushrooms are meaty...really.

Jack’s pretzel recipe

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Mar 30 2016

34mins

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Rank #13: Be a balaboosta

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Israeli-born chef Einat Admony is one of the few female chefs who is a wife, mother, cookbook author, and owner of not just one but three successful Israeli restaurants in New York City. She joins us in this episode to chat about what a balaboosta is (and how to be one), tasty falafel and tahini, and her relentless passion for cooking for people she loves. Plus, we chat about fearless cooking and a few Mediterranean-inspired recipes of our own.

Recipes:

Baked falafel salad bowl | A Couple Cooks

Falafel patties with harissa yogurt | A Couple Cooks

Books:

Balaboosta by Einat Admony

Chef Einat on Instagram

Restaurants

Taim (NYC)

Balaboosta (NYC)

Bar Bolonat (NYC)

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Mar 29 2017

33mins

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Rank #14: For coffee lovers only

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Coffee fanatics unite! This episode is dedicated especially to that enchanting morning elixir. We demonstrate our best quick-and-easy coffee-making method on the air, and share a favorite coffee-centric dessert. Plus, a visit to indie Indy coffee roaster couple Blue Mind Roasters and a special giveaway.

How to Make Coffee with an Aeropress

Toasted almond mocha affogato

Mocha almond fudge vegan ice cream

Peppermint ice cream and hot chocolate affogato

Local craft coffee at Blue Mind Roasting.

The inspiration for the business name? Alexi Murdoch’s song: Blue Mind.

Want an Aeropress coffee maker? Enter to win or order one.

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Apr 13 2016

30mins

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Rank #15: Yay, pie!

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Molly Yeh is the star of this episode, classical musician turned food blogger and author of the new cookbook Molly on the Range. She shares her unlikely story of moving from New York City to a sugar beet farm in Northern Minnesota, and eating her way from lunchables to bahn mi to casseroles. Plus, Molly’s escapades cooking in Julia Child’s kitchen, a naked chef, and “The Best” peach pie recipe you’ll ever eat.

The Best Peach Pie | A Couple cooks

Molly Yeh of My Name is Yeh

Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Her new cookbook: Molly on the Range *Preorder it now!*

How to organize your spices...the minimalist way (and Before + After photos of our spice drawer)

Our favorite cooking shows:

Good Eats | Alton Brown

The French Chef | Julia Child

The Naked Chef | Jamie Oliver

What are your favorite cooking shows? We’d love to hear in the comments below.

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Jul 06 2016

27mins

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Rank #16: On your mark, get set, bake!

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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:

For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed. (Oops.)

**Giveaway of the new Twist cookbook! Click here.

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Jul 20 2016

31mins

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Rank #17: Find your groove: figuring out cooking as a couple

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Do you cook together with your significant other, or is it just too painful? In this episode we explore what it means to have a creative partnership in the kitchen, or whether it’s better for all involved to divide and conquer. Special guests Lindsay and Bjork Ostrom of the prominent food blog Pinch of Yum share behind the scenes in their own relationship, and we share our favorite recipe for a cooking date.

Cooking date perfection: Simple shrimp and artichoke paella

Veggie version: Simple vegetable paella

Add stations Indie in the Kitchen for cooking and Cocktail Party Jazz for eating

Our tips for cooking together as a couple

Should you cook with your S.O.? Take our quiz.

Lindsay and Bjork Ostrom run Pinch of Yum

Pinch of Yum on Instagram

Date Night In by Ashley Rodriguez

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Feb 03 2016

28mins

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Rank #18: Homemade Bread...in 5 Minutes

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020 -- Homemade Bread...in 5 Minutes

Making bread at home sounds daunting, but it’s easier than you think: only 5 minutes per day and 40 cents per loaf. Not convinced? We talk with Zoe Francois, former pastry chef and author of the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes Per Day series, along with coauthor Dr. Jeff Hertzberg. Also, a real life mom who found a way to make bread-baking fit into her lifestyle --  and we taste our bread on the air.

GIVEAWAY: $100 from Bob’s Red Mill!

Multigrain Artisan Bread | A Couple Cooks

Zoe Francois is:

Zoe Bakes: Website | Instagram | Twitter

Artisan Bread in 5: Website | Instagram | Twitter

Books:

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Gluten-Free Bread Artisan in Five Minutes a Day

Zoe’s epi!

Do you, like Alex, suffer from misophonia?

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Jun 08 2016

25mins

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Rank #19: Loving local & making it work

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There are many reasons for eating local, but how about it’s just plain fun? In this episode we share why we love markets and how to make it eating local doable. We’ve got a fantastic pair of local guests: photographer and film maker pair Kelley and JD Schuyler, who share what it’s like behind the scenes of their documentary. Plus fishing stories from Alaska, a handful of fresh recipes, and a kitchen tip for neat freaks.

Turmeric yellow rice bowls with broccoli and kale

Salmon, caper and dill dip

Mocha almond fudge ice cream (for the soul)

Kelley and JD Schuyler of Last Man Fishing:

Kickstarter | Website | Instagram

Sonja catches a fish

Kelley catches a fish

Video collaboration circa 2011 with JD that started it all

Cluttered kitchens might urge us to overeat

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Feb 17 2016

31mins

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Rank #20: The life-changing magic of olive oil

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The Mediterranean diet is here
to stay, and with it, olive oil. Join us on olive oil tasting with
an expert in California where we slurp through oils like the best
of them. Along with sharing our favorite basic homemade dressing
recipe and a life-changing Mediterranean rice bowl, we’ve got a
visit from our favorite minimalist and a special
giveaway.


How to make homemade salad dressing

Basic Vinaigrette (A Couple Cooks)Balsamic
Vinaigrette
(The Faux
Martha)


Italian Vinaigrette
(The
Faux Martha)

Mediterranean Rice Bowl recipe
(A Couple Cooks)

Maia Hirschbein’s

Challah with Olive Oil
California Olive Ranch

Want three bottles of
California-made olive oil?
Enter to win
.

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Apr 27 2016

32mins

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Mad genius cooking tips

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Food & Wine Culinary Director Justin Chapple joins us for this episode and shares some mad genius cooking tips for spicing up your kitchen! Inspired by his grandmother’s way of making something out of nothing, Justin has gone on to have an illustrious career helping home cooks cook better, quicker, and more delicious food. For our small bite, we eat a smoky marinara soup that tastes like it’s been simmering for hours.

Connect: Find Justin on Instagram as @justinchapple and on Food & Wine’s video series Mad Genius Tips

Book: Just Cook It by Justin Chapple

Small Bite Recipe: Smoky marinara soup from Just Cook It

Find A Couple Cooks: Find Sonja & Alex on Instagram at @acouplecooks or online at www.acouplecooks.com. Find Pretty Simple Cooking online and everywhere books are sold.

Dec 20 2018

17mins

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Nutritious straight talk

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Are carbs bad? Are detox diets worth it? In this episode we sit down with two Registered Dieticians with an evidence based approach to eating: Jess and Wendy of Food Heaven Made Easy and the Food Heaven Podcast. They break down food myths and help us with a few practical meal planning tips. For our small bite, some crispy, salty stovetop potatoes that count as part of a balanced diet!

Connect: Find Wendy and Jess on the Food Heaven Made Easy website, on Instagram as @foodheavenshow, or as hosts of the podcast Food Heaven Show

Small Bite Recipe: Crispy Stovetop Potato Rounds from Food Heaven Made Easy

Find A Couple Cooks: Find Sonja & Alex on Instagram at @acouplecooks or online at www.acouplecooks.com. Find Pretty Simple Cooking online and everywhere books are sold.

Dec 13 2018

19mins

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Pull up a chair

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Hosting tips straight out of Hollywood from an actress and mom of two! It’s Tiffani Thiessen, who you might know as Kelly Kapowski from Saved by the Bell. Tiffani shares her passion for bringing people together over food, and breaks down some fun ways to help people connect at the dinner table. With her interview, we pair a lemon feta dip from her new book, Pull Up a Chair.

Book: Pull Up a Chair: Recipes from My Family to Yours by Tiffani Thiessen

Small Bite Recipe: Lemon Feta from Pull Up a Chair

Find A Couple Cooks: Find Sonja & Alex on Instagram at @acouplecooks or online at www.acouplecooks.com. Find Pretty Simple Cooking online and everywhere books are sold.

Dec 06 2018

15mins

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Why organic

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Why eat organic? It’s a complicated question, so we’ve brought in an expert: the famed Gary Hirshberg who founded America’s largest organic yogurt company. Gary breaks down the benefits of organic for us as a Win, Win, Win: and helps us understand how to start with some organic baby steps. For our small bite with Gary’s interview, our fan favorite apple manchego salad. Another must listen!

Connect: Gary’s “origin story” interview on How I Built This

Book: Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and Save the World

Resources:

Dirty Dozen List: the top 12 products you should splurge on for organic produce

Skin Deep Cosmetics Database

Gary’s StonyFIELDS project to remove pesticides from playing fields

Small Bite Recipe: Apple Manchego Salad from A Couple Cooks

Find A Couple Cooks: Find Sonja & Alex on Instagram at @acouplecooks or online at www.acouplecooks.com. Find Pretty Simple Cooking online and everywhere books are sold.

Nov 29 2018

18mins

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Let’s stay in

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“I don’t expect perfection: I long for relationship.” Cookbook author and video series host Ashley Rodriguez joins us to talk about life around the table. In an Instagram-saturated world, how do we overcome our desire for a perfect meal and simply gather around the table? We also chat about teaching kids of all kinds learn to embrace the beauty of food. With Ashley’s interview, we pair a charred scallion dip from her new book, Let’s Stay In.

Connect: Find Ashley Rodriguez at the Not Without Salt website, on Instagram as @ashrod, or as the host and producer of the video series Kitchen Unnecessary

Book: Let’s Stay In by Ashley Rodriguez

Small Bite Recipe: Charred Scallion Dip from Let’s Stay In

Find A Couple Cooks: Find Sonja & Alex on Instagram at @acouplecooks or online at www.acouplecooks.com. Find Pretty Simple Cooking online and everywhere books are sold.

Nov 22 2018

18mins

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Because food matters

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Culinary legend Mark Bittman joins us for an intimate conversation about trendy diets and how to make our world a better place through food. His book Food Matters was a part of a growing food movement 10 years ago, but are we eating better today? After writing a 20-year New York Times food column, authoring countless books and being in 4 television series’, there’s still conversation to be had. With Mark's interview, we pair a simple bruschetta you can make in 5 minutes with simple ingredients.

Connect: Find Mark Bittman at markbittman.com, subscribe to his newsletter here, and follow him on Instagram @markbittman

Small Bite Recipe: White Bean Bruschetta, Idea 19 from 101 Simple Appetizers in 20 Minutes or Less

Find A Couple Cooks: Find Sonja & Alex on Instagram at @acouplecooks or online at www.acouplecooks.com. Find Pretty Simple Cooking online and everywhere books are sold.

Nov 15 2018

17mins

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Won’t you be my neighbor?

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This episode stars one woman who’s combating Islamophobia in America one bite at a time! Amanda Saab is founder of Dinner with Your Muslim Neighbor, an organization that brings Muslims and non-Muslims together over home-cooked meals. She’s also the chef behind the Butter Bear Shop bakery in Detroit and star of a new television show called Chef in Hijab. With Amanda’s interview, we pair it with a small bite: a cookie from her Butter Bear Shop.

Connect: Find Amanda Saab at amandasplate.com and on Instagram @amandasplate

Small Bite Recipe: Chocolate Cardamom Halawa Cookies from Butter Bear Shop

Find A Couple Cooks: Find Sonja & Alex on Instagram at @acouplecooks or online at www.acouplecooks.com. Find Pretty Simple Cooking online and everywhere books are sold.

Nov 08 2018

15mins

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Eating to save the world

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Can what we eat affect climate change? In this episode we take a bite into the big topic of how what we eat affects the planet. We’re joined by Eliza Barclay, Science and Health Editor at Vox.com, to break it down and share practical takeaways to help our world by eating more plant based meals. With Eliza’s interview, we pair a small bite: irresistible tomato almond dip from our vegetarian cookbook, Pretty Simple Cooking.

Read: Eliza Barclay and Umair Irfan’s article, 10 ways to accelerate progress against climate change

Connect: Find Eliza Barclay at Vox.com and on Twitter @elizabarclay

Small Bite Recipe: Irresistible tomato almond dip

Find A Couple Cooks: Find Sonja & Alex on Instagram at @acouplecooks or online at www.acouplecooks.com. Find Pretty Simple Cooking online and everywhere books are sold.

Nov 01 2018

18mins

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Sobremesa

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In this episode, we’re transported to Spain by the writer behind the popular blog Gimme Some Oven. Ali Martin reports in from Barcelona about lingering over the table and Spanish tapas. Where American culture is all about speed when it comes to food, Spain is about nourishing relationships around the table. With Ali’s interview, we pair a small bite: homemade roasted patatas bravas.

Connect: Find Ali Martin at www.gimmesomeoven.com, and on Instagram at @gimmesomeoven and @gimmesomeali

Small Bite Recipe: Patatas bravas

Find A Couple Cooks: Find Sonja & Alex on Instagram at @acouplecooks or online at www.acouplecooks.com

Oct 25 2018

15mins

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Team Leftovers

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In this episode, cookbook author Julia Turshen shares with us how to reinvent leftovers into new dishes, à la her new cookbook Now & Again. Plus, she provides inventive ideas on what to bring if you’re a dinner guest, and how to connect to your community through food. With Julia’s interview, we pair a small bite: charred broccoli crostini with creamy goat cheese.

Connect: Find Julia Turshen on Instagram at @turshen

Book: Find her book Now & Again: Go-To Recipes, Inspired Menus + Endless Ideas for Reinventing Leftovers

Small Bite Recipe: Make crostini, spread with soft goat cheese (chevre), top with roasted broccoli squeezed with fresh lemon juice (we used the Charred Broccoli recipe from Now & Again)

Find A Couple Cooks: Find Sonja & Alex on Instagram at @acouplecooks or online at www.acouplecooks.com

Oct 18 2018

17mins

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Season 2 Teaser

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Oct 12 2018

2mins

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Mindset matters

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“Mindset matters. Everyone talks so much about what the perfect diet is—we debate what foods you should take out of your diet, and whether you should exercise or meditate in the morning or the night. And those are all important, but they are totally missing the point if you have a mindset that has you suffering and feeling like you’re a failure.” That’s Robyn Downs, and along with her husband Dr. Andrew, they’re fascinated with the mindsets that lead to healthy eating. This podcaster teamed up with her psychology professor husband to conduct a study on the way we think about food—and the results were surprising. They joined us to talk about their story and what mindsets can help us to be actually healthy.

Robyn & Dr. Andrew Downs

Real Food Whole Life

The Feel Good Effect Podcast

Instagram

Their online course! Actually Healthy

Vegan pot pie with sage crust | A Couple Cooks

Preorder A Couple Cooks cookbook >> Pretty Simple Cooking

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Feb 02 2018

46mins

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Tasting Rome | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 61

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Want to be transported to the Eternal City without leaving your couch? We got Rome on the phone in this episode and chatted with Kristina Gill, author and photographer behind the cookbook Tasting Rome. Hear about her love affair with the city that’s kept her there for nearly 20 years, and what she’s learned about authentic Italian cuisine from cabbies to restaurateurs.

Kristina Gill

Instagram | Kristina on Design Sponge

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Rome Travel Guide | A Couple Cooks

Cacio e pepe | A Couple Cooks via Date Night In

Pizza dough | A Couple Cooks

Pizza with egg | A Couple Cooks

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Jan 23 2018

29mins

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Our story: behind the scenes of a cookbook

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Ever wondered what it’s like to write a book—and adopt a baby at the same time? This episode is an exclusive with Alex and Sonja about the process of writing their new cookbook, Pretty Simple Cooking. They share about starting A Couple Cooks, deciding to write a book, adopting their son Larson, and all the trials and triumphs in between. Along the way, you’ll learn the entire process of book writing from agent to proposal to launch.

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Jan 10 2018

42mins

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Beauty in the Bronx | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 59

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"You have to see things not as they are, but as they could be. That's what an artist does. And that's what I am at heart." That’s Majora Carter, real estate developer and urban revitalization strategist who’s won a long list of accolades for her work, including the coveted MacArthur Genius fellowship. Her 2016 TED talk was one of the first 6 on that groundbreaking website. Majora joins us to talk about beautifying our neighborhoods, the value of coffee shops and groceries, and how to create “demand” for real good food. She shares about the Boogie Down Grind Cafe, a coffee shop she helped to start serving high quality coffee (and veggies) in the South Bronx, and the value of taking risks to try new things.

Majora Carter

Website | Instagram

Boogie Down Grind Cafe | Coffee lovers gift available on Instagram

Roasted Brussels sprouts with goat cheese & harissa | A Couple Cooks

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Dec 19 2017

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The sweet spot | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 58

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“Treat sugar like salt.” That’s Bill Yosses, former White House pastry chef for Barack and Michelle Obama. When the First Lady asked him to create healthier treats for her family, he discovered that dialing back the sugar actually made his desserts taste better. In this episode, we learn Bill’s secrets to creating stellar, decadent tasting desserts that are “healthified” but still incredibly delicious. Plus, he shares the behind-the-scenes to making everyday meals at the White House, and President Obama’s favorite dessert.

Bill Yosses

Website | Instagram

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Chai-spiced snowball cookies | A Couple Cooks

Soft gingerbread cookies | A Couple Cooks

Maple macadamia vegan blondies | A Couple Cooks

Bliss bites | A Couple Cooks

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Nov 29 2017

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The art of the dinner party | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 57

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“I love the imperfections in a dinner party. When we micromanage, we lose all ability to see what the dinner party is about. In all truth, no matter what Pinterest tells us or what we see in a magazine, the only things that really matter are the food and the people.” That’s Megan Gilger, Creative Director of the Fresh Exchange blog and brand. She’s passionate about getting people around the table, for events simple and elaborate. This episode is all about the dinner party: practical tips for pulling one off, and how to focus on what matters most: building relationships, shunning perfection, and making it work for you.

The Fresh Exchange

Website | Instagram

Some Fresh Exchange gatherings:

Fall harvest

A late evening on the front porch

Ladies night

Barebones Living coolers

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Nov 08 2017

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A family affair

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It’s not every day that you get to hear from an entire family of cooks, especially one that’s had such an impact on American food culture. Enter the Pollan Family: Corky, Lori, Dana, and Tracy. Only missing brother Michael Pollan, bestselling author about food and agriculture, the Pollan family shares the story of growing up around the table. Mom Corky passed down a culture of cooking and eating together, which has now been passed down to a new generation of cooks. Along they way, they wrote a cookbook: accessible, everyday recipes, heavy on the vegetables, to inspire families to come together around the table. 

The Pollan Family Table

Website | Instagram

Their cookbook: The Pollan Family Table

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Oct 25 2017

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A farmer’s life

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“The day to day romantic vision you have of farming: that is completely gone. It’s full panic mode from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep. We have that in our chest from March until August.” That’s Taylor and Andrea Bemis on what it takes to run a farm as a husband-wife team. Theirs is Tumbleweed Farm, a picture perfect mountain-view farm outside of Portland, Oregon. What’s more, Andrea is a farmer with a first-class food blog and a popular cookbook. For Dishing Up the Dirt, Andrea develops recipes with the produce she grows and photographs them in her home studio. Hear about how she got a cookbook deal to tell their story and behind the scenes of a successful organic vegetable farm. While running a farm is not as romantic as it seems, in the end it’s the most fulfilling work they’ve known.

Andrea and Taylor Bemis, Dishing Up the Dirt & Tumbleweed Farm

Dishing Up the Dirt | Instagram

Tumbleweed Farm

Her cookbook: Dishing Up the Dirt

Recipes:

Chard quiche with almond crust

Grilled bok choy and turnip rice bowls with soy sesame sauce

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Oct 11 2017

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Cake brings us together

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“Everyone is so busy. We're constantly getting fast food or ordering out because our schedules are so, so busy. Sitting around the table and enjoying a meal, or being in the kitchen and preparing a meal with other family members, the joy and the love of that experience has gotten drowned out. And I really want to make sure that doesn't happen." That’s Jocelyn Delk Adams, the personality behind Grandbaby Cakes. She’s appeared on The Today Show, Everyday with Rachael Ray, and the Cooking Channel with her modern takes on her grandmother’s traditional recipes. Jocelyn sat down with us to chat about her family history in the kitchen, her road to becoming a mother, and how food can have a place in expanding diversity and understanding.

Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes

Website | Instagram

Her cookbook: Grandbaby Cakes

Julia Turshen’s new cookbook: Feed the Resistance

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Creamy vegan pasta marinara | A Couple Cooks

Spicy oven fried catfish | Grandbaby cakes

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This Lebanese cookbook author’s career was inspired by her father’s encouraging words when she was a child

Why eating the same food increases people’s trust and cooperation

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Sep 26 2017

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Reboot

By Muffin lover4746 - Dec 10 2018
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Love the new “Small Bites” format. Have listened to you from almost the beginning. Bought the calendar you put out, and enjoyed the recipes. Haven’t bought the cookbook yet, but have it planned.

Clever and Fun

By copithicus - Nov 30 2016
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Love the podcast, guys! Feeling more adventurous already :)