It's time for another women in food interview! Today we are talking with Sonja from A Couple Cooks! Sonja and I connected over Instagram a few months ago over totally feeling each other's food philosophies. You can read my guest blog for them on how to be creative in the kitchen as a non-creative. Now besides the fact that A Couple Cooks CELEBRATES food and wraps healthy food right into that without sharp lines of guilt, I also LOVE that A Couple Cooks is a venture that she and her husband work on together. It's something really rare, and something that Chris and I are lucky enough to do here! If you're looking for something to listen to on your travels this holiday season head over to A Couple Cooks new podcast and get inspired!
10 Questions with Sonja: A Couple Cooks
1. Tell us about yourself and your business.
My husband Alex and I run the food blog A Couple Cooks. We develop healthy, whole foods recipes and cook them and photograph them together. And we've recently started a podcast! It's a dream to work together as a couple.
2. If you could define your food philosophy in one sentence it would be….
Can I steal from Michael Pollan? Eat real food, not too much, mostly plants.
3. What are your 3 must have foods in your kitchen?
Olive oil, garlic, kosher salt
4. It’s your birthday. What are you eating?
Artisan pizza with friends.
5. Signature cocktail?
Kentucky mule or Tom Collins.
6. Food you can’t like no matter how hard you try?
A banana, right out of the peel. I like them in baked goods or desserts, but can't handle the texture of eating one whole!
7. What are your go-to resources for all things food (websites/magazines/groceries etc)?
Too many to count! I follow a long list of food blogs for inspiration (among them Cookie and Kate, My Name is Yeh, Sprouted Kitchen, The Faux Martha, Naturally Ella, Edible Perspective, Oh Ladycakes and many more). Bon Appetit is a favorite. And the farmer's market is my best place for inspiration.
8. Food fad you wish would die a horrible death?
Haha, I'm too much of a lover to think of anyone dying a horrible death, even if it's food-related. :/
9. Must have kitchen tool:
My Shun knife!
10. What’s the one thing you learned this year that changed the way you think about food?
My journey with food has been over so many years that it's hard to think of something in the past year! I think something I'm still trying to practice is balance and moderation. I get good at eating something in moderation, but can still swing to less healthy dependence in times of stress or emotion.
Dietitian Nutritionist. My husband Chris and I create food and beverage photos, videos, stopmotions and recipes. And they're really cool.