A Couple Cooks - Pretty Simple Cooking: 100 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes to Make You Fall in Love with Real Food

A Couple Cooks - Pretty Simple Cooking: 100 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes to Make You Fall in Love with Real Food


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A Couple Cooks - Pretty Simple Cooking: 100 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes to Make You Fall in Love with Real Food by Sonja Overhiser, Alex Overhiser

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738219691
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 77,805
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Pretty Simple Cooking 4

The Ten Lessons 8

Breakfast & Brunch 13

California Toast with Roasted Almond Butter and Berries 14

Soft Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese 17

30-Second Herb and Cheddar Omelet 18

Toasted Oatmeal 21

Cherry Almond Breakfast Cereal (Muesli) 22

Balsamic Blueberry Breakfast Parfait 25

Strawberry Lime Chia Jam 26

Cornbread Pancakes with Strawberry Jam 29

Whole Wheat Weekend Waffles 30

Huevos Rancheros 33

Spinach Artichoke Frittata 34

Two-Potato Hash with Romesco 37

Starters & Snacks 41

Creamy Artichoke Hummus 42

Irresistible Tomato Almond Dip 45

Garlic Herb White Bean Dip 46

Roasted Poblano Salsa 49

Peach Salsa Fresca 50

Goat Cheese and Thyme Honey Crostini 53

Layered Mediterranean Hummus Platter 54

World-Traveler Cheese Board 57

Homemade Tortilla Chips 58

Baked Pita Crisps 61

Baked Goat Cheese with Tomato Sauce 62

Famous Loaded Sweet Potato Rounds 65

Crispy Cumin Chickpeas 66

Rosemary Olives with Lemon Zest 69

Crunchy Dill and Curry Cauliflower Quick Pickles 70

Salads 75

Crisp Green Salad with Apple and Honey Mustard Vinaigrette 77

Carrot Ribbon Salad with Cumin Lime Vinaigrette 78

Classic Greek Salad 81

Red Pepper Tabbouleh 82

Fennel, Pomegranate, and Arugula Salad 85

Mixed Greens with Peaches and Balsamic Maple Vinaigrette 86

Kale Caesar Salad with Paprika Croutons 89

Tangy Cucumber and Onion Salad 90

Side Veg 95

Broccoli with Feta 96

Lemon and Pepper Green Beans 98

Toasted Sesame Edamame 101

Simple Refried Pinto Beans 102

Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Pecorino 105

Grilled Corn with Smoky Paprika Cream 106

Delicata Squash Fries with Awesome Sauce 109

Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges with Chive Cream 110

Crispy Baked Restaurant-Style Fries with Honey Mustard 113

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower 114

Baked 119

Corn Muffins with Green Onions 120

Homemade Whole Wheat Naan 122

Multigrain Sandwich Loaf 124

Crusty Multigrain Artisan Bread 126

From Scratch 131

DIY Dried Beans 132

Perfect Grains: Quinoa, Brown Rice, Bulgur, Farro, and Freekah 134

Crème Fraîche 139

Super Sauces 140

Creamy Cashew Sauce 142

Mains Simplest Fare 147

Chickpea Shawarma Flatbread 148

Smashed White Bean Salad Sandwiches 151

The Ultimate Egg Sandwich 152

Rainbow Soba Noodle Bowls 154

Quick Fix Pinto Bean Tacos 156

Big Mexican Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing 158

Kale and Goat Cheese Rigatoni 160

Santorini Bowls 163

Tuscan White Bean and Fennel Soup 164

Smoky Red Lentil Stew 167

Mains Everyday Favorites 171

Artichoke Lentil Stew with Salsa Verde 172

Chipotle Black Bean Tortilla Soup 175

Creamy Cauliflower Cashew Curry with Pickled Onions 176

Darn Good Vegan Chili 179

Creamy Vegan Potato Chowder 180

Eggplant Parmesan Casserole 183

Loaded Sweet Potato Wedges with Black Beans 184

Burrito Bowl with Cumin Lime Crema 187

Red Lentil Coconut Curry with Cilantro Chutney 188

Roasted Cauliflower and Black Bean Tacos with Chipotle Aïoli 190

Grilled Portobello Fajitas 192

Veggie Supreme Paella 194

Moroccan Sweet Potato Stew with Quinoa 196

White Cheddar Leek and Greens Millet Bake 198

Turmeric Rice Bowls with Lemon Tahini Drizzle 200

Mains Special Occasions 205

Roasted Acorn Squash with Brown Rice Sausage and Kale 206

Ricotta Gnocchi alla Vodka 208

Vegetarian Lentil Gyros 210

Falafel Burgers with Yogurt Dill Sauce 212

Giant Portobello Burgers with Caramelized Onions 214

Red and Green Enchiladas 216

The Best Veggie Lasagna 218

Classic Vegetarian Nut Loaf 220

Pizza Dough 222

Pizza Margherita with Pecorino and Egg 226

Pizza with Heirloom Tomatoes and Goat Cheese 229

Pizza with Sweet Potatoes and Smoked Garlic 230

Sweets 235

Fresh Berries with Mint and Vanilla Whipped Cream 236

Affogato al Caffè 239

Sparkling Amethyst Granita 240

Raw Brownie Truffles with Pistachio Dust 243

Bliss Bites 244

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Skillet Cookie 247

Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake with Macerated Raspberries 248

Apple Cherry Cardamom Crumble 251

Vanilla-Orange Strawberry Shortcakes 252

Chocolate Mousse with Toasted Meringue 254

Creamy Chai Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream 256

Metric Conversions 259

Acknowledgments 260

Index 262

About the Authors 268

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A Couple Cooks - Pretty Simple Cooking: 100 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes to Make You Fall in Love with Real Food 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
katGA More than 1 year ago
Beautiful photographs and easy and delicious recipes!