There are many ways to fight hunger -- but through fashion? In this episode we’re highlighting two inspirational organizations doing work here in America and around the globe: The Patachou Foundation and Half United. Plus, a few new recipes and a giveaway open to everyone around the globe!
Tomato artichoke soup | A Couple Cooks
Red beans and rice | A Couple Cooks
Very verde dip | A Couple Cooks
Matthew Feltrop is Executive Director of
Christian Black is Founder of
Giveaway: Fighting hunger necklace >> and we’ll ship to anywhere in the world!
How to survive the holidays without increasing a few pant sizes in the process? We’ve got you covered, with “healthy-ish” takes on holiday sweet treats and ideas for indulging in moderation. Starring Kathryne Taylor and her sweet dog Cookie, of the popular food blog Cookie and Kate (plus an additional secret cameo).
Maple peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies | Cookie and Kate
Salted oat fudge | Cookie and Kate
Peppermint meringues | A Couple Cooks
Chocolate peanut butter buckeyes | A Couple Cooks
Soft healthier gingerbread cookies | A Couple Cooks
Our guide to holiday gift ideas for people who love to cook: cookbooks, kitchen tools, our 2017 daily recipe calendar, and more
The tables are turned: we’re celebrating 1 year on the podcast by hearing from you! In this episode, we chat with listeners about their favorite podcast moments, kitchen goals for next year, and answer a few questions. Plus our favorite fall recipes for Thanksgiving and beyond, and a sweet giveaway (make sure to listen for the code word!).
Past episodes mentioned in this podcast:
Vegetarian shepherd’s pie with french lentils | A Couple Cooks
Pumpkin pecan parfaits | A Couple Cooks
Did you know 25% of adults would rather watch a cooking show then cook a meal themselves? In this episode, Sonja travels to the Love and Lemons kitchen in Texas to prove that cooking doesn’t require lots of advanced planning to make a beautiful and nourishing meal. With Jeanine Donofrio, the two make a Chopped-style recipe out of the ingredients on-hand in Jeanine’s refrigerator. Plus, some foodie trivia and a simple concept for fall meals with seasonal vegetables.
Jeanine Donofrio of Love and Lemons
The recipe: Roasted fall vegetable grain bowl | A Couple Cooks
This episode was sponsored by ReclaimTheKitchen.com
Summer might be over, but our love for tomatoes hasn’t died! In this episode, we talk about our favorite ways to use canned tomatoes throughout the winter. We phone our friend The Faux Martha, who shares her favorite minimalist recipes for canned tomatoes. Plus, people we love to cook for, our favorite foodie cities, a dinnertime challenge, and listener kitchen victories.
Roasted tomato shrimp over creamy polenta | A Couple Cooks
20-Minute tomato soup | The Faux Martha
4-ingredient tomato sauce | The Faux Martha
Chickpea indian bowl | The Faux Martha
This episode was sponsored by Muir Glen Organic
Instead of kitchen failures, how about triumphs? This episode features Julia Turshen, cookbook author for the stars (like Gwyneth!). Julia’s now published her own solo act, Small Victories. about tips and tricks that build kitchen confidence. Julia’s victories come from a lifetime of experience spent in the kitchen. We talk about uber simple desserts, nachos for breakfast, and a health challenge that’s helped her focus on what matters.
This episode was sponsored by Crunchmaster gluten-free crackers
Time for something a little different. The tables are turned in this episode, with Jessie Artigue of Marriage is Funny as our guest host, and us as the guests. The goal: sharing our food journey all in one place. Along the way, we share about challenges like cancer and adoption, how we started what we’re doing today, and some exciting updates on where we’re headed.
Jessie Artigue is host of the podcast Marriage is Funny
Rule 26: Keep your marriage spicy by heating up the kitchen (A Couple Cooks on the Marriage is Funny podcast)
Italian white bean soup | A Couple Cooks
The secret to losing weight? It might not be what you think it is. In this episode, we go straight to the source and interview a doctor about healthy eating, exercise, and what’s most important for losing weight. Then, we interview our favorite Youtube fitness instructor to see if she agrees (spoiler alert: she does). Plus, our favorite delicious yet healthy recipes starring superfoods and Thai sweet potatoes.
Superfood salad | A Couple Cooks
Dr. Andrew Overhiser | Instagram
Rebecca-Louise and her Youtube channel of workout videos
Gooey mac & cheese, crispy fries, and a bowl of creamy ice cream are ours: what are your favorite comfort foods? In this episode, we talk about a balanced approach to comfort foods, and share our favorite healthy-ish recipes for old favorites. Plus a live Twitter poll on a nagging question, WWMPS, and a call to expert Amanda Paa on gluten-free living and tips on comforting, whole food recipes.
Crispy baked fries with garlic rosemary aioli | A Couple Cooks
Smoky mac and cheese with squash and spinach | A Couple Cooks
Mocha almond fudge vegan ice cream | A Couple Cooks
Food Rules by Michael Pollan
Skillet white chili dip | Heartbeet Kitchen
Gluten-free angel food cake | Heartbeet Kitchen
Get ‘em>> Scotcheroo Bar Baking Kit!
What is your favorite healthy take on comfort food?
Is mac & cheese a main or a side? (Here are the results of our Twitter poll.)
Hangry much? In this episode, we dive into how to combat hanger, that dreaded combination of Hunger + Anger. We take to the streets for a random survey on how to survive hanger, and offer up three of our favorite 20-minute nourishing dinner recipes. Plus hangry snack ideas, and more.
Quick garlic shrimp and couscous | A Couple Cooks
Farmer’s market grain bowl | A Couple Cooks
Simple black beans and eggs | A Couple Cooks
Field trip! In this episode we’re on location at Trader’s Point Creamery, an organic dairy farm. We meet Bella the Cow, visit the Dairy Bar, and taste an aged cheddar that’s never before been unveiled to the public. We also uncover the mystery behind organic, grass-fed dairy: why it’s important, and what to look for on the label when you’re shopping for milk, yogurt, and cheese. Plus, our favorite way to eat grass-fed yogurt, and a few summery cheesy recipes inspired by Greek islands and our basil plant.
Greek salad | A Couple Cooks
Roasted tomato basil grilled cheese | A Couple Cooks
Our photos from Santorini, because...sigh.
Trader’s Point Creamery is an organic, grass-fed dairy farm in Indianapolis
**Giveaway of cheeses, yogurts, and more from Trader’s Point Creamery! Click here.
Hold onto your hats, we’ve got the amazing and talented Martha Collison, youngest ever competitor on The Great British Bakeoff (or, The Great British Baking Show in the US)! She’s the charming 17-year-old who stole our hearts on our favorite new cooking show, set in idyllic farm country in Britain. Martha shares about what it’s like to be a cooking competition contestant, how to keep things creative in the kitchen, and even her thoughts on Brexit. Plus we share our favorite cucumber recipes inspired by our overflowing garden, and a story of our latest flaming kitchen incident.
Authentic tzatziki | A Couple Cooks
Gurkensalat (German cucumber salad) | A Couple Cooks
Quick refrigerator dill pickles | A Couple Cooks
The Great British Baking Show: check it out on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and PBS
Martha Collison, Quarter-Finalist on the Great British Baking Show
Her new cookbook: Twist!
Anti-human trafficking efforts through culinary training:
**Giveaway of the new Twist cookbook! Click here.
Molly Yeh is the star of this episode, classical musician turned food blogger and author of the new cookbook Molly on the Range. She shares her unlikely story of moving from New York City to a sugar beet farm in Northern Minnesota, and eating her way from lunchables to bahn mi to casseroles. Plus, Molly’s escapades cooking in Julia Child’s kitchen, a naked chef, and “The Best” peach pie recipe you’ll ever eat.
The Best Peach Pie | A Couple cooks
Molly Yeh of My Name is Yeh
Her new cookbook: Molly on the Range *Preorder it now!*
How to organize your spices...the minimalist way (and Before + After photos of our spice drawer)
Our favorite cooking shows:
What are your favorite cooking shows? We’d love to hear in the comments below.
Who doesn’t love honey? In this episode we share our favorite recipes with the sticky nectar, from a salad to a dessert to our signature naturally sweet whiskey sour. We talk with bee expert Kate Franzman about the fascinating life of bees, and what we can do to help them. Plus, our thoughts on moderation: how can we embrace sweet treats without going overboard?
Roasted two-potato salad with honey mustard dressing | A Couple Cooks
Strawberries with balsamic, Greek yogurt and mint | A Couple Cooks
Naturally sweet whiskey sour | A Couple cooks
Kate Franzman of Bee Public
020 -- Homemade Bread...in 5 Minutes
Making bread at home sounds daunting, but it’s easier than you think: only 5 minutes per day and 40 cents per loaf. Not convinced? We talk with Zoe Francois, former pastry chef and author of the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes Per Day series, along with coauthor Dr. Jeff Hertzberg. Also, a real life mom who found a way to make bread-baking fit into her lifestyle -- and we taste our bread on the air.
Multigrain Artisan Bread | A Couple Cooks
Zoe Francois is:
Do you, like Alex, suffer from misophonia?
50 shades of what? This episode, we talk brain food with Dr. Drew Ramsey, author of the books 50 Shades of Kale and Eat Complete. What we eat affects how we look, but what about how we feel? Psychiatrist Dr. Ramsey shares the best foods to eat to boost our brain and soothe our moods, and we add our favorite kale-tastic recipes.
Get your Culinary Box from Chef José Andrés today! Visit quarterly.co/YUM and enter code "SPAIN" at checkout for 10% off your first box.
Dr. Drew Ramsey
Ending world hunger is not the typical 17-year old’s top priority, but Katie Stagliano is not the typical 17-year old! Join us as we learn about the non-profit Katie started to inspire growing vegetable gardens all over the country. Plus, our favorite addicting Italian soup chock full of vegetables, and a few tips on growing herbs.
Sub-Zero will donate $5 up to $25,000 to Katie’s Krops for every hashtag with #freshfoodmatters. Join us!
The Mediterranean diet is here to stay, and with it, olive oil. Join us on olive oil tasting with an expert in California where we slurp through oils like the best of them. Along with sharing our favorite basic homemade dressing recipe and a life-changing Mediterranean rice bowl, we’ve got a visit from our favorite minimalist and a special giveaway.
Italian Vinaigrette (The Faux Martha)
Mediterranean Rice Bowl recipe (A Couple Cooks)
Want three bottles of California-made olive oil? Enter to win.
Coffee fanatics unite! This episode is dedicated especially to that enchanting morning elixir. We demonstrate our best quick-and-easy coffee-making method on the air, and share a favorite coffee-centric dessert. Plus, a visit to indie Indy coffee roaster couple Blue Mind Roasters and a special giveaway.
Local craft coffee at Blue Mind Roasting.
The inspiration for the business name? Alexi Murdoch’s song: Blue Mind.
“I don’t miss meat. I just like eating really good food.” This episode, we join author and photographer husband and wife duo Jeanine Donofrio and Jack Matthews for a behind the scenes on their new cookbook, Love & Lemons. We talk everything from eating lots of vegetables to savory mushrooms to kitchen improv -- plus, a spring recipe of our own that proves tacos can be more than simply Mexican flavors.
Ricotta scrambled egg and asparagus tacos (A Couple Cooks)
Jeanine and Jack are Love and Lemons
Mushrooms are meaty...really.
Jack’s pretzel recipe
“The” chef Rick Bayless joins us on a journey to explore Mexican cuisine. From huevos rancheros tacos to roasted tomatillo salsa, we discuss authentic flavors, Baja California, his newest (secret) restaurant project, and what it’s like to compete on a cooking show. Plus, fun tips like how to regulate the heat of your salsa and make impressive giant flames. It’s a legit fiesta.
Loaded huevos rancheros tacos (A Couple Cooks)
Roasted tomatillo salsa (A Couple Cooks via Rick Bayless)
Homemade tortilla chips (A Couple Cooks)
More Mexican from A Couple Cooks
Valle de Guadalupe: the Napa Valley of Mexico
The best food inspirations (foodspirations?) can come from travel, but what about in your very own city? In this episode we explore one of the decade’s hottest American food trends, ramen, first at a restaurant and then in our very own kitchen. And we create our own quick vegetarian version just for the podcast!
In this episode: we answer your questions! How to shop and balance nutrition + cost, our Instagram food photo tips, baking versus roasting, and how often we disagree in the kitchen.
Alex was right with tomato artichoke lentil stew
Cherry hazelnut energy bars taste like heaven on top of a mountain
Garam masala was on point in this cauliflower curry
The Faux Martha shares her iPhone editing tips
There are many reasons for eating local, but how about it’s just plain fun? In this episode we share why we love markets and how to make it eating local doable. We’ve got a fantastic pair of local guests: photographer and film maker pair Kelley and JD Schuyler, who share what it’s like behind the scenes of their documentary. Plus fishing stories from Alaska, a handful of fresh recipes, and a kitchen tip for neat freaks.
Mocha almond fudge ice cream (for the soul)
Kelley and JD Schuyler of Last Man Fishing:
Video collaboration circa 2011 with JD that started it all
Do you cook together with your significant other, or is it just too painful? In this episode we explore what it means to have a creative partnership in the kitchen, or whether it’s better for all involved to divide and conquer. Special guests Lindsay and Bjork Ostrom of the prominent food blog Pinch of Yum share behind the scenes in their own relationship, and we share our favorite recipe for a cooking date.
Cooking date perfection: Simple shrimp and artichoke paella
Veggie version: Simple vegetable paella
Our tips for cooking together as a couple
Should you cook with your S.O.? Take our quiz.
Lindsay and Bjork Ostrom run Pinch of Yum
Pinch of Yum on Instagram
Date Night In by Ashley Rodriguez