What We've Been Reading

A Couple Cooks


It's always nice to find a couple that can not only survive cohabitation, but that also enjoys time spent together by cooking and creating a blog as a team.

This week's featured What We've Been Reading blog, A Couple Cooks, is written by just such a team, plus it features all healthy, homemade food. Each week, Alex and Sonja document their fantastic kitchen experiments, highlighting healthy, tasteful food that relies on all seasonal ingredients. So, take a break from the Halloween sugar splurge and detox with some of these great recipes!

We were originally pulled into the blog by this week's posting for Roasted Cauliflower Risotto, in which beautiful veggies of the season are roasted slowly and cooked down into a creamy, rich risotto that pairs perfectly with a crisp white wine. Also great come this chillier autumn weather is the lighter, lunch-appropriate recipe for Apple Almond Quinoa. This texture-rich dish is full of fall flavors, thanks to the use of Craisins, apples, almonds and more. We love it as an updated Thanksgiving side dish to pair alongside the regular holiday staples! Also great for Thanksgiving are the Loaded Sweet Potato Skins with Kale, yum!
For more weeknight-appropriate meals, try the Vegetable and Noodle Stir Fry, which uses brown rice noodles and lemon grass for a delicious, Thai-inspired meal. Or try the simple Quick Veggie Pita Pizzas for a healthy meal made from ingredients you'll have on-hand. Hoping to impress even more? Create the Veggie Pizzas by starting with Homemade Pita Bread and your home will be filled with the yeast and tomato smells of your local pizza joint.

For a lighter, slightly healthier dessert, try the Honey Almond Rhubarb Crumble, a slightly tangy yet sweet dessert that will hit all of your sweet tooth cravings. We also can't help but love the relatively easy recipe for Peppermint Stick Ice Cream as we come closer to winter holiday season. There was never a better reason to add an ice cream maker to your wishlist.

Spend some time today to check out A Couple Cooks, we promise you will lose yourself in the pages of wonderful recipes and mouthwatering food photos. Enjoy!

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