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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.

A Couple Cooks | Small Bites Alex and Sonja Overhiser

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    • 4.7 • 66 Ratings

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.

    Mad genius cooking tips

    Mad genius cooking tips

    Food & Wine Culinary Director Justin Chapple joins us for this episode and shares some mad genius cooking tips for spicing up your kitchen! Inspired by his grandmother’s way of making something out of nothing, Justin has gone on to have an illustrious career helping home cooks cook better, quicker, and more delicious food. For our small bite, we eat a smoky marinara soup that tastes like it’s been simmering for hours.
     
    Connect: Find Justin on Instagram as @justinchapple and on Food & Wine’s video series Mad Genius Tips
     
    Book: Just Cook It by Justin Chapple
     
    Small Bite Recipe: Smoky marinara soup from Just Cook It
     
    Find A Couple Cooks: Find Sonja & Alex on Instagram at @acouplecooks or online at www.acouplecooks.com. Find Pretty Simple Cooking online and everywhere books are sold.

    • 17 min
    Nutritious straight talk

    Nutritious straight talk

    Are carbs bad? Are detox diets worth it? In this episode we sit down with two Registered Dieticians with an evidence based approach to eating: Jess and Wendy of Food Heaven Made Easy and the Food Heaven Podcast. They break down food myths and help us with a few practical meal planning tips. For our small bite, some crispy, salty stovetop potatoes that count as part of a balanced diet!
     
    Connect: Find Wendy and Jess on the Food Heaven Made Easy website, on Instagram as @foodheavenshow, or as hosts of the podcast Food Heaven Show
     
    Small Bite Recipe: Crispy Stovetop Potato Rounds from Food Heaven Made Easy
     
    Find A Couple Cooks: Find Sonja & Alex on Instagram at @acouplecooks or online at www.acouplecooks.com. Find Pretty Simple Cooking online and everywhere books are sold.

    • 19 min
    Pull up a chair

    Pull up a chair

    Hosting tips straight out of Hollywood from an actress and mom of two! It’s Tiffani Thiessen, who you might know as Kelly Kapowski from Saved by the Bell. Tiffani shares her passion for bringing people together over food, and breaks down some fun ways to help people connect at the dinner table. With her interview, we pair a lemon feta dip from her new book, Pull Up a Chair.
     
    Book: Pull Up a Chair: Recipes from My Family to Yours by Tiffani Thiessen
     
    Small Bite Recipe: Lemon Feta from Pull Up a Chair
     
    Find A Couple Cooks: Find Sonja & Alex on Instagram at @acouplecooks or online at www.acouplecooks.com. Find Pretty Simple Cooking online and everywhere books are sold.

    • 15 min
    Why organic

    Why organic

    Why eat organic? It’s a complicated question, so we’ve brought in an expert: the famed Gary Hirshberg who founded America’s largest organic yogurt company. Gary breaks down the benefits of organic for us as a Win, Win, Win: and helps us understand how to start with some organic baby steps. For our small bite with Gary’s interview, our fan favorite apple manchego salad. Another must listen!
    Connect: Gary’s “origin story” interview on How I Built This
    Book: Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and Save the World
     
    Resources:
    Dirty Dozen List: the top 12 products you should splurge on for organic produce
    Skin Deep Cosmetics Database
    Gary’s StonyFIELDS project to remove pesticides from playing fields
     
    Small Bite Recipe: Apple Manchego Salad from A Couple Cooks
     
    Find A Couple Cooks: Find Sonja & Alex on Instagram at @acouplecooks or online at www.acouplecooks.com. Find Pretty Simple Cooking online and everywhere books are sold.

    • 18 min
    Let’s stay in

    Let’s stay in

    “I don’t expect perfection: I long for relationship.” Cookbook author and video series host Ashley Rodriguez joins us to talk about life around the table. In an Instagram-saturated world, how do we overcome our desire for a perfect meal and simply gather around the table? We also chat about teaching kids of all kinds learn to embrace the beauty of food. With Ashley’s interview, we pair a charred scallion dip from her new book, Let’s Stay In.
     
    Connect: Find Ashley Rodriguez at the Not Without Salt website, on Instagram as @ashrod, or as the host and producer of the video series Kitchen Unnecessary
     
    Book: Let’s Stay In by Ashley Rodriguez
     
    Small Bite Recipe: Charred Scallion Dip from Let’s Stay In
     
    Find A Couple Cooks: Find Sonja & Alex on Instagram at @acouplecooks or online at www.acouplecooks.com. Find Pretty Simple Cooking online and everywhere books are sold.

    • 18 min
    Because food matters

    Because food matters

    Culinary legend Mark Bittman joins us for an intimate conversation about trendy diets and how to make our world a better place through food. His book Food Matters was a part of a growing food movement 10 years ago, but are we eating better today? After writing a 20-year New York Times food column, authoring countless books and being in 4 television series’, there’s still conversation to be had. With Mark's interview, we pair a simple bruschetta you can make in 5 minutes with simple ingredients.
     
    Connect: Find Mark Bittman at markbittman.com, subscribe to his newsletter here, and follow him on Instagram @markbittman
     
    Small Bite Recipe: White Bean Bruschetta, Idea 19 from 101 Simple Appetizers in 20 Minutes or Less
     
    Find A Couple Cooks: Find Sonja & Alex on Instagram at @acouplecooks or online at www.acouplecooks.com. Find Pretty Simple Cooking online and everywhere books are sold.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

RJ17 ,

Loving it!

I am a newer follower to acouplecooks. My family and I are trying to eat more plant based, not vegetarian but more plants and less processed food. I have loved every episode so far! Love the practical tips for eating organic, eating more plant based meals and getting kids to try new foods.

Muffin lover4746 ,

Reboot

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.

Kels_28 ,

Much fun!

I’m so happy this show is back! I had listened along all of last season and found each episode so fun and enjoyable. I also love that Sonja and Alex help inspire everyone to share their simple, yet delicious recipes with one’s community and loved ones.

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