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.
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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.
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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)
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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 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
In this episode: we answer your questions! Our best kitchen tools, the best vegetable for a vegetable hater, salted versus unsalted butter, our best party appetizer, and how cooking together has affected our marriage. Plus, a question for you!
Best party app: our addicting tomato almond dip
What are you doing for Valentine’s Day?
In this episode: we explore minimalism in the kitchen with Melissa Coleman of the website The Faux Martha, graphic designer and self-proclaimed minimalist. Plus how to design a meal, an easy weeknight dinner, and cleaning out that spice drawer.
Fried Eggs with Bulgur and Spinach (with VIDEO) (A Couple Cooks)
Simplify your kitchen in the new year (Mark Bittman via New York Times)
Melissa Coleman is The Faux Martha
Her top minimalist recipes:
The Faux Martha on Instagram
How to design a meal (by Jeanine Donofrio of Love and Lemons, on A Couple Cooks)
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
What are your favorite easy weeknight meals? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this episode: we talk with rock star Mario Batali about the true rockstars: local farmers. And, our favorite Italian stew, cooking without a recipe, pickles, tiny houses, and bucket lists.
Our recipe of the week: Tomato artichoke lentil stew (A Couple Cooks)
Sonja’s recipe pick: Spicy peanut stew with butternut squash and chickpeas (Ashlae Warner of Oh Ladycakes)
Alex’s recipe pick: Roasted leeks with tangerine vinaigrette (Michael Anthony from V is for
The Flavor Bible by Karen Page.
What’s in season near you? A seasonal food chart.
What’s on your bucket list?
-Alex’s bucket list desire: a magical dinner.
In this episode: Alex unveils a surprise signature cocktail on the air, and we share colorful, seasonal recipes for a Thanksgiving menu (or anytime). Plus salty listener questions answered, eating mindfully, and hygge.
Our recipes of the week:
Our Winter 2015 signature cocktail: pomegranate spice hygge cocktail.
Delicata squash fries, with our favorite seasonal squash.
In this episode: a big bowl that unites random refrigerator components, what we learned from Julia Child, and the best way to make cooking fun. Plus, we confess our biggest kitchen disaster and our favorite food memories (hint, Italia).
Our recipe of the week: Roasted nourish bowl (A Couple Cooks)
Sonja’s recipe pick: Ribollita (Tuscan white bean soup) (Jeanine Donofrio of Love and Lemons)
Alex’s recipe pick: Spicy pita pockets with lentils and tahini sauce (Food and Wine)
The butternut squash soup we used for our on-air salt experiment
Cooking as a couple - how we do it, and why to cook with a friend, spouse, partner, etc.
The recipe behind our biggest kitchen disaster. Share with us your failure stories?
What is your favorite food memory? We’d love to hear.
Alex’s favorite food memory in Rome (search for the word “Campoleone”)
Sonja’s favorite food memory in Positano (search for the world “Peach”)
A Couple Cooks on Instagram
In this episode: chili with a magical secret ingredient and a life changing way to make vegetables. Plus, the joy of hosting a dinner party and an encouraging tip from an expert.
Our recipe of the week: Quinoa and black bean chili (A Couple Cooks)
Roasting is our favorite way to prepare vegetables in the fall and winter. Some of our favorite recipes:
Roasted brussels sprouts with pecorino and pecans (pecorino and pecans optional)
What should Sonja make with an 8-pound green cabbage? Sonja’s farmer’s market haul
Did you find the Easter egg?
A Couple Cooks on Instagram