Pretty Simple Cooking

Kristina’s Bookshelf

A Couple Cooks: Pretty Simple Cooking

by Sonja and Alex Overhiser
(Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2018)

Popular husband-and-wife bloggers and podcasters Sonja and Alex Overhiser share 100 whole-food vegetarian recipes with 75 vegan and 90 gluten-free options. Dishes include combinations like Cherry Almond Breakfast Cereal; Chickpea Shawarma Flatbread; White Cheddar Leek and Greens Millet Bake; Two Potato Hash with Romesco Sauce; Crusty Bread with Strawberry Lime Chia Jam; Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Skillet Cookie; and Vanilla-Orange Strawberry Shortcakes. Full-color photos are provided for each recipe, along with preparation time required and suggestions for modifying the dish to suit various dietary restrictions. The authors advocate for slowing down and making meals a time to show your love. Recipes are all tasty, reliable, and easily prepared by home cooks.

Edible East Bay’s book editor Kristina Sepetys is eager to share her ideas and book recommendations with our readers.