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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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62 Ratings
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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

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

iTunes Ratings

62 Ratings
Average Ratings
57
2
1
1
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

Updated 5 days ago

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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: The best way to lose weight

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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

Sep 14 2016

27mins

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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: Getting minimalist in the kitchen

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In this episode: we explore minimalism in the kitchen with Melissa Coleman of the website The Faux Martha, graphic designer and self-proclaimed minimalist. Plus how to design a meal, an easy weeknight dinner, and cleaning out that spice drawer.

Fried Eggs with Bulgur and Spinach (with VIDEO) (A Couple Cooks)

Simplify your kitchen in the new year (Mark Bittman via New York Times)

Melissa Coleman is The Faux Martha

Her top minimalist recipes:

Balsamic Pasta using this vinaigrette

Amazing Soba Bowl

Chickpea Indian Bowl

Quick Summer Pasta

Baked Oatmeal

The Faux Martha on Instagram

How to design a meal (by Jeanine Donofrio of Love and Lemons, on A Couple Cooks)

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

What are your favorite easy weeknight meals? Drop us a line at acouplecooks@gmail.com.

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Jan 06 2016

24mins

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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: Survive winter

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It’s a new year, and for many of us that means gray skies and cold weather. In this episode, we chat about survival techniques: theme words for 2017, how to stay cozy (hygge), and embracing warm, nourishing foods. Sonja has a fireside chat with recurring guest Melissa Coleman of The Fauxmartha, and we share soup recipes, book picks, and workout recommendations to keep you going through the winter months.

Melissa Coleman is The Fauxmartha: Website | Instagram | Facebook

Our podcast about “hygge” was Episode 3

Recipes:

Tomato artichoke lentil stew | A Couple Cooks

Creamy coconut curry pantry soup | A Couple Cooks

Sweet potato soup with harissa and greens | A Couple Cooks

Pomegranate spice “hygge” cocktail | A Couple Cooks

Books:

11/22/63 | Stephen King

The Book Thief | Markus Zusak

Workout videos:

Best Abs Ever | Rebecca Louise

45-Minute Cardio + Toning Workout | Jeanette Jenkins

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Jan 03 2017

25mins

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Rank #10: 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

Order his book: The Sweet Spot

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

Preorder A Couple Cooks cookbook >> Pretty Simple Cooking

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Nov 29 2017

29mins

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Rank #11: 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 #12: All About Pizza

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In this episode, we talk PIZZA: its evolution from peasant food to worldwide fame, a wood-fired pizza shared in Rome, and a years-long quest to recreate it. Plus, our best tips for making pizza at home, and our chat with premier pizza restaurateur Caleb Schiff of Pizzicletta.

VIDEO: Homemade pizza dough

Pizza dough recipe - stand mixer method

Pizza dough recipe - food processor method

Gluten-free? Check out Gluten-free artisan bread in 5 minutes a day

How to make a sourdough starter

Tipo 00 flour

Pizza peel (standard)

Pizza peel (conveyor)

Pizza stone

Pizza margherita

Pesto & tomatoes

White pizza with pecorino, scallions and egg *A favorite*

So Cal

Greek

Kale & pistachio

Mexican

Thai curry

Caleb Schiff of Pizzicletta (Flagstaff, Arizona)

Pizzicletta on Instagram

Our honeymoon in Rome (revisited 7 years later)

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Dec 21 2015

30mins

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Rank #13: 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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Rank #14: 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 #15: Unpacking real food

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It all started with our neighbor’s question: if I’m supposed to eat “real food”, what do I bring to the office for lunch? In this episode we unpack the term real food and what it means in real life. Author and blogger Lisa Leake of 100 Days of Real Food shares the story of taking her family on a 100-day challenge, including tips for how to help picky eaters learn a love for whole foods. And of course, lots of recipes and laughter.

Recipes:

Chickpea Salad

Hot Wings Hummus

Curried Red Lentils or Quick Coconut Curry Lentils with Greens

Books:

Get it! 100 Days of Real Food: Fast and Fabulous | Lisa Leake

In Defense of Food | Michael Pollan

Food Rules | Michael Pollan

French Kids Eat Anything | Karen Le Billon

Lisa Leake, 100 Days of Real Food:

Blog | Instagram | Facebook

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Jan 18 2017

31mins

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Rank #16: 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

How and why to start a cookbook club | A Couple Cooks

Preorder A Couple Cooks cookbook >> Pretty Simple Cooking

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Nov 08 2017

30mins

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Rank #17: 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.

Preorder A Couple Cooks cookbook >> Pretty Simple Cooking

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Jan 10 2018

42mins

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Rank #18: Mixing drinks, giving thanks, & hygge

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In this episode: Alex unveils a surprise signature cocktail on the air, and we share colorful, seasonal recipes for a Thanksgiving menu (or anytime). Plus salty listener questions answered, eating mindfully, and hygge.

Our recipes of the week:

Lentil and Goat Cheese Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Green Beans with Hazelnuts

Roasted Cauliflower and Apples with Dill

Pumpkin Pie Mousse Shooters

Our Winter 2015 signature cocktail: pomegranate spice hygge cocktail.

What is hygge? Now you know. (We first heard about it here.)

Eating mindfully.

Delicata squash fries, with our favorite seasonal squash.

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Nov 15 2015

20mins

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Rank #19: 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 #20: Feeding the family

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Feeding yourself is one thing, but feeding other people with various diets and food preferences? It can feel terribly overwhelming. Author and blogger Catherine McCord of Weelicious joins us for this episode to talk about her journey from modeling to culinary school to starting a blog focused on feeding families. We chat about the moment she redefined her career around food, how her son’s health issues disappeared after eating a smoothie per day, and how to adjust to picky eating “seasons”. And, we add few strategies of our own for cooking meals for eaters of all kinds.

Recipes:

Grilled shrimp and vegetable skewers | A Couple Cooks

Refried bean tacos with chipotle cashew cream | A Couple Cooks

Broiled salmon with fruit salad | Weelicious

The Smoothie Project | Weelicious

Catherine McCord

Website | Instagram | Twitter

Her cookbooks:

Her organic meal kit delivery service, One Potato

Use code “COUPLES25” to get $25 your order. One Potato delivers to the following US states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

A Couple Cooks on Instagram and Twitter

Aug 16 2017

32mins

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