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.
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
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:
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