A Couple Cooks is the online resource for home cooks, powered by husband-and-wife cookbook authors Sonja and Alex Overhiser. Here you’ll find thousands of original recipes, cooking tips, and meal planning ideas to help you do amazing things in the kitchen. Our award-winning food blog receives multiple millions of visitors every month and connects people all over the world.
In 2010 we started ACoupleCooks.com, inspired by our shift to a primarily home-cooked diet. Today, we’re authors, cooking experts, and as passionate as ever about sharing reliable recipes to get food on your table.
One of the things we truly love? Crafting recipes that maximize flavor while minimizing effort. On this website, you’ll find a variety of options to fit all kinds of eaters: from healthy dinners to fresh vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian recipes, irresistible baked goods and desserts to fun cocktails, seafood and meat dishes to comfort food classics. Our goal is to cater to your palate, whatever you’re craving!
Each recipe we share here has been meticulously tested in our kitchen to make sure you can reliably recreate it in your kitchen. So whether you’re a beginner or seasoned home cook, A Couple Cooks has something for you.
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About Sonja & Alex
Alex and Sonja Overhiser are the writer and photographer behind the award winning food blog A Couple Cooks, and authors of Pretty Simple Cooking, named a best vegetarian cookbook by Epicurious and Food & Wine. The couple has a worldwide following for their recipes, which range from healthy dinners to cocktails. They are contributors to The Washington Post, most notably the newsletter series Voraciously: Plant Powered on how to cook plant based meals.
A Couple Cooks was awarded the IACP Best Individual Blog award in 2019 by the International Association of Culinary Professionals, a professional association co-founded by Julia Child. Their original recipes are inspired by seasonal produce and adventures travelling the globe: expect everything from cauliflower tacos to margherita pizza.
Shortly after getting married, Sonja and Alex did a 180 from fast and frozen food to eating a home cooked mostly whole food plant based diet. The positive changes they experienced prompted them to start A Couple Cooks in 2010. Today it receives millions of visitors every month and connects people all over the world to their healthy plant forward recipes.
A Couple Cooks has been featured on the TODAY Show, and numerous national publications including Washington Post, Huffington Post, Oprah, Food & Wine, Health, and Bon Appetit. The couple works as healthy food influencers, recipe developers, food photographers, and on-screen video hosts for major national brands, and contributes to publications such as EatingWell and Parents. They hosted and produced the food podcast Small Bites featuring short-form interviews with leaders in food.
Sonja and Alex are national advocates for healthy and sustainable eating to improve our health, communities, and planet. Their interests include plant based eating, planetary health, and food justice. They work with the following organizations committed to improving planetary health and public health: Planetary Health Alliance, True Health Initiative, EAT Foundation, and Patachou Foundation.
Sonja and Alex live in Indianapolis, Indiana with their 4-year-old Larson. Together, they seek to inspire cooking to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Sonja is co-founder of the Food + Wellness Equity Collective, a group of food and wellness professionals committed to being change agents for equity, diversity and anti-racism. Sonja is also co-founder of the organization Indy Women in Food, an organization that champions women in the Indianapolis food industry with a focus on racial and gender equity and food justice, and has been featured as a trailblazing woman in food.
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Publicity & Press
A Couple Cooks has garnered a worldwide following—the website was named one of Huffington Post’s 10 Healthy Food Blogs and Pretty Simple Cooking as one of both Food & Wine and Epicurious’ best vegetarian cookbooks.
Our work has been featured online in publications including Oprah, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Epicurious, Real Simple, Huffington Post, Washington Post, Food52, People.com, Williams-Sonoma, BuzzFeed, The Kitchn, Mind Body Green, Well+Good, and The Splendid Table, and in print from Marie Claire to Midwest Living.
Sonja and Alex have appeared on podcasts from The Feel Good Effect to Radio Cherry Bombe, and live radio such as Wisconsin Public Radio. The pair have been featured cooking live on television on Windy City LIVE and the TODAY Show.
Sonja and Alex have worked with over 50 national brands to create content including recipe development, food photography, videos, blog and social media promotion, and more.
Current and past clients include ALDI, Stonyfield, Kroger, Meijer, Bob’s Red Mill, DeLallo, Home Depot, Lundberg, Seeds of Change, POM Wonderful, Ozo Foods, Penguin Dry ice, Earthbound Farm Organic, National Mango Board, Northwest Cherries, Hellman’s, Tillamook, Dole, Shipt, Newman’s Own, Alessi, American Pecan Council, Oregon Fruit Products, California Olive Ranch, Village Farms, Muir Glen Organic, Simply Organic, One Degree Organics, Cherry Marketing Institute, Robert Mondavi, Roxbury Mountain Maple, Bolthouse Farms, Califia, Wisconsin Cheese, illy, Kettle Chips, North Carolina Sweet Potatoes, Haas Avocado Board, Hurst Beans, AncestryDNA, Simon, State Farm, Owlet, Scott’s Nature’s Care, Creo, GreenPan, Sub-Zero and Wolf, KitchenAid and Vitamix.
A Couple Cooks was nominated for an IACP award for Best Narrative Marketing Campaign in 2018 for coverage of organic dairy for Stonyfield.
As an online publication, A Couple Cooks supports the eradication of racism in all forms in the food and wellness industry. We commit to personal exploration and examination of implicit bias, cultural appropriation, and systemic oppression in food media and the work that we do. We commit to advocacy around dismantling system racism and ethnic oppression in our communities, both online and local.
A portion of our proceeds are dedicated to racial equity-based projects such as Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), CICF Equity Partners Fund, and more. We are actively involved in Food & Wellness Equity Collective, a group of food and wellness professionals committed to being change agents for equity, diversity and anti-racism.
For food content with equity or anti-racism themes, see our Instagram.
Sonja Overhiser Bio
A Couple Cooks co-founder, cookbook author, food & social justice advocate, tenacious entrepreneur
Sonja’s career can be summed up as a lively marriage of her two favorite things: food
and people. She runs the award-winning recipe website A Couple Cooks with her
husband, Alex. She’s author of the acclaimed cookbook Pretty Simple Cooking and the
popular Washington Post series Voraciously Plant-Powered. Her expertise in healthy
plant-forward cooking has landed her on the TODAY Show and in the pages of Bon
Appétit. With several entrepreneurial and activism-oriented projects under her belt,
Sonja is on a mission to make the world a better place one bite at the time.
Alex Overhiser Bio
A Couple Cooks co-founder, cookbook author, photographer, dough magician
Alex is acclaimed photographer and recipe writer, cookbook author, accomplished baker, and incorrigible optimist. Together with his wife Sonja, Alex co-founded the award-winning recipe website A Couple Cooks. By day, he cooks up fresh ideas (and snaps all the pictures) for the website. By night, he can be found whipping up a
sourdough starter, researching camera gear, or plotting new ways to create a healthier,
more sustainable world.
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