501: Sonja Overhiser on Eating More Plants.

Learning how to cook with vegetables.


In This Podcast:

Shortly after getting married, Sonja Overhiser and her husband, Alex, did a 180 from fast and frozen food to eating a home-cooked, mostly  whole food plant-based diet. She shares what motivated them to learn to cook as well as her efforts to teach others through an award-winning food blog, cookbook, and popular newsletter. There are so many social, mental, and physical benefits to plant-forward diets and she gives examples of how the shift in cooking has changed their life.

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Our Guest:

Sonja Overhiser
Sonja is the writer behind the award-winning food blog A Couple Cooks and author of the book Pretty Simple Cooking, named a best vegetarian cookbook by Epicurious and Food & Wine. Along with her husband Alex, the couple has a worldwide following for their vegetarian and plant-based recipes. She’s also author of a recipe series with Washington Post Food called Voraciously: Plant Powered on how to cook more plant-forward meals. Featured everywhere from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja is a national advocate for healthy and sustainable eating to improve our health, communities, and planet.

Listen in and learn about:

    • Why she and her husband learned to cook
    • The book that shifted her focus on the purpose of food and healthy eating
    • A day in the life of a food blogger
    • The best way to learn to cook and the social aspect of cooking
    • Plant forward diets and why they are important
    • The mental and physical changes that happen from eating food made from scratch
    • Voraciously: Plant Powered Washington Post Food email newsletter
    • Indy Women n Food and how that organization supports the local community  Alex and Sonja Overhiser

As well as:

Her failure – All the learnings in the 4 years from cookbook conception to publishing.

Her success – Anytime someone eats using their recipes!

Her drive – A passion for connecting with people through food.

Her advice – Stay in the game when things get hard or unclear.

Books written by Sonja*: Pretty Simple Cooking 

Sonja’s Book recommendations*: Food Rules by Michael Pollan

How to reach Sonja:

Website: www.acouplecooks.com 

Facebook: @acouplecooks 

Twitter: @acouplecooks 

Instagram: @acouplecooks 

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