A Couple Cooks

Hundreds Gathered Worldwide for the Pretty Simple Dinner Party!

One night. 350 dinner party hosts. Hundreds of guests in 25 countries and 50 US states. And one cookbook: Pretty Simple Cooking. On February 17, 2018, hundreds of people gathered worldwide to cook a

Vegan Banh Mi with Ginger Lime Hummus

It’s easy to get stuck to your desk cranking out work day after day, in any career. But keeping your head down can also make things stale. Though it might not check boxes off of the To Do list, making

Ginger Lime Hummus

Are you feeling the winter blues? It’s the depth of winter here in Indianapolis, with lots of gray skies, snow and rain. Though in our family we have had lots of fun things to celebrate this month
Chipotle Black Bean Tortilla Soup Video

Chipotle Black Bean Tortilla Soup Video

Words are helpful to describe food and cooking, but seeing the process is even more powerful. We wanted to give you a glimpse of what a recipe from Pretty Simple Cooking looks like in person, and we
15-Minute Gnocchi with Romesco Sauce

15-Minute Gnocchi with Romesco Sauce

If you’ve read Pretty Simple Cooking (our new cookbook!), you’ll know that our food philosophy is against 15-minute this and 20-minute that. Why? If quick cook time is treated as the most important
Chocolate Sweet Cherry Vegan Tarts

Chocolate Sweet Cherry Vegan Tarts

This post was created in partnership with Northwest Cherry Growers. All opinions are our own. Okay, we get it. Valentine’s Day can be cheesy and overdone. On the flip side, it’s an excuse to eat
Pretty Simple Cooking Cookbook is Here!

Pretty Simple Cooking Cookbook is Here!

It’s here! Our cookbook, Pretty Simple Cooking: 100 Recipes to Make You Fall in Love with Real Food, has officially launched as of February 6! Thank you so, so much for all your help in getting to
Cauliflower Shawarma Pita

Cauliflower Shawarma Pita

Cauliflower has had a major comeback lately. It wasn’t so long ago that it was the lonely last survivor on a party veggie tray, but these days it’s positively sexy. We started roasting cauliflower
Creamy Yogurt Mac and Cheese with Spinach

Creamy Yogurt Mac and Cheese with Spinach

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are our own. Now that we’re parents of this heartmelting 11 month old, we think even more about wellness. How do we keep baby well
8 Things We Learned Writing a Cookbook

8 Things We Learned Writing a Cookbook

A cookbook on a shelf looks so matter of fact. Here I am, here are my recipes. From the outside, it looks like everything was perfectly planned and executed. But the back story, that’s where it gets

Glowing Green Apple Smoothie

This is magic green juice—and it will change your life. It will make you skinnier, healthier, and glow from the inside out. Your back side and front side will be tighter. Your friends will idolize you
Moroccan Sweet Potatoes with Tahini Dressing

Moroccan Sweet Potatoes with Tahini Dressing

I’d like to introduce you to our friend Gena. Some of you may remember her writing a post on A Couple Cooks a few years ago called 5 Tips for Balanced Eating. It started like this: “My name is Gena.

Savory Vegan Pot Pie with Sage Crust

Fact: the human brain remembers negative events better than positive ones. (Heres’ one source, there are many.) Yes, it’s true. Those snide remarks, criticisms, fears, and worries stick out like sore
10 Delicious Ways to Eat Your Greens

10 Delicious Ways to Eat Your Greens

It’s winter and we’re focusing on adding immunity-boosting dark leafy greens in every way we can: spinach, kale, chard, and arugula. And guess what? You don’t just need to eat salad to eat your
Cozy Farro & Brussels Sprouts Soup

Cozy Farro & Brussels Sprouts Soup

Some people are winter people. Though I was born and raised in the cold hard north (Minnesota), over time I’ve become a softie. My beef with the season: navigating the snow, shivering even indoors,
Tomato Sage Chickpea Soup

Tomato Sage Chickpea Soup

The other day when scrolling my Instagram feed, I came across a food blogger who had done a survey of her readers. She mentioned that some of the feedback she got was, “I hate scrolling through a long
Veggie Packed Quinoa Fried Rice

Veggie Packed Quinoa Fried Rice

This post was created in partnership with ALDI. All opinions are our own. Let’s take a new approach to the new year, shall we? Instead of saying NO to things, what about saying Y-E-S? Alex and I have
Pomegranate Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Pomegranate Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

How have we been able to keep eating healthy, vegetable-centric food for the past 10 years? Gulp. Realizing Alex and I have been married for 10 years. That makes me sound older than I feel. Our
Moroccan Spiced Cauliflower Soup

Moroccan Spiced Cauliflower Soup

It’s the start of a new year. The possibility of 365 new days is like waking up with the morning sun, where the slanted golden rays just start to pour in and the entire day is ahead of you for the
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Goat Cheese & Harissa

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Goat Cheese & Harissa

One of the things I love most about my Indianapolis neighborhood is not the houses or the old trees or the parks. While those are wonderful, the best part is this: walkability. I grew up in the