We’ve Got a New Look!

If you’ve visited our site recently, you may have noticed that things are looking a little different around here at A Couple Cooks. We’ve been testing the waters, but now it’s official:...more

Food Processor Giveaway

It’s a bit ironic that for people who avoid “processed foods” at all costs, the food processor is our best friend. Yes, it’s true. Hummus, raw brownies, bean burgers, and all sorts of goodness get whipped up in our little machine ....more

Healthy + Whole Eating: Q& A with Sarah Copeland

If there’s someone we’d equate with healthy + whole eating, it’s Sarah Copeland. She’s the Food Director at Real Simple, and author of Feast, a delightful new vegetarian cookbook (nominated for a James Beard award, no less!). Her fresh approach to making wholesome foods vibrant and appealing immediately caught our eye, and we wanted to know more ....more

Pea Soup with Rye Croutons and Chive Blossoms

It’s finally starting to feel like the spring...more

Lemon Poppy Seed Oat Pancakes {Gluten-Free}

In the nearly four years that we’ve written this blog, we have never made a pancake recipe (shocking, I know!). But actually, we’re simple breakfast people: me with my whole grain English muffin and PB, and Alex with his wait-until-I-get-hungry-then-eat-massive-amounts-of-yogurt-and-granola. One of my complaints about pancakes has always been that they are not filling enough: when I do eat them, I carbo-load and then go into a sugar-induced coma, after which I crash, hungry just a few hours later ....more

Mother’s Day Fair Trade Giveaway

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and this year we’re excited...more

Real Food Tips: Use Kosher Salt

Ever wonder why many recipes call for kosher salt instead of table salt? When we first started cooking, we assumed they were interchangeable. However as we started to learn more, we found kosher salt is generally preferred by cooks for bringing out the flavor of ingredients ....more

The Vegetarian Reuben

Here’s another sandwich, one from our archives that we wanted to re-photograph and post again because it’s just that good. There’s something about tangy Russian dressing, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and rye bread that’s terribly comforting and homey. While we’ve tried vegetarian versions of the Reuben sandwich with meat substitutes (for example, tempeh), we’ve found that it’s just as satisfying to omit the meat entirely ....more

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Most people don’t become interested in healthy eating overnight; at least we didn’t. It took a few “gateway” foods to get us interested, one of which was the sweet potato. A few meals of...more

Real Food Tips: A Dozen Eggs

Want to eat real food, but don’t know where to start? I’ve got twelve reasons that say you should start with a visit to your farmer’s market egg vendor. Eggs from well-raised chickens are only marginally more expensive than their industrially-farmed counterparts, and they are tastier, more beautiful, and {likely} better for you ....more