A Couple Cooks

Turmeric Poached Egg Avocado Toast

Can a recipe be too simple? We don’t think so. When Alex and I wrote our cookbook Pretty Simple Cooking, we started each chapter with a few ideas that are the simplest of the simple. Because,

All Natural Strawberry Yogurt Pie

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are our own. This recipe came from a challenge–a challenge from my mother in law, in fact! Around Easter, she makes yogurt pie: you

Blackberry, Ricotta & Onion Savory Tart

This post was created in partnership with Oregon Fruit Products. All opinions are our own. Is it just me, or are you also dying for all the spring holidays to begin? After a gray winter, we’re

Roasted Tomato & Shaved Asparagus Frittata

This post was created in partnership with Village Farms. All opinions are our own. Hello spring! Over here we couldn’t be more excited about sun, flowers, light, and all things spring. Every year, I’m

Fluffy Cinnamon Gluten-Free Waffles

These gluten-free waffles are truly magical. They are all things a waffle should be: lightly sweet, tender and fluffy on the inside, and crispy on the outside. But instead of refined flour and sugar,

Baked Salmon with Chimichurri Sauce

This post was created in partnership with ALDI. All opinions are our own. “We’re flexitarian.” When Alex and I say it, typically we get funny looks. And we promise, flexitarian is not a term we made

5-Minute Pesto Arugula Breakfast Sandwich

In the nearly 8 years of A Couple Cooks, we’ve never used the term “5-minute” for a recipe. One one hand, it can make cooking seem dumbed down and trivial, the exact opposite of our pretty simple

Vibrant Spring Vegetable Chowder

March 1 is spring, right? Alex and I are dying for spring weather, so we’re starting with some spring food to usher in the season. And this spring vegetable chowder is the perfect way to do it, with

“Verde” Lentil Vegan Tacos

This post was created in partnership with One Degree Organic Foods. All opinions are our own. Have we told you about our favorite tortillas? It’s not just about their flavor, but the story and

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