Pretty Simple Cooking Cookbook is Here!

It’s here! Our cookbook, Pretty Simple Cooking: 100 Recipes to Make You Fall in Love with Real Food, has officially launched as of February 6! Thank you so, so much for all your help in getting to this point. It’s because of you, dear readers, that we’re here in the first place. This book is not just a book to us: it’s a journey. And the journey has been on so many levels: a journey of finding each other, falling in love with the kitchen, and the long walk of finding family. If you’ve heard our story, you know that our journey to find our son Larson coincided with the steps of writing a book. We couldn’t be happier to reveal that the book is dedicated to him, the dream that came true while we were writing the book! Check the first page of the cookbook when you receive it. Here’s a short Q&A about the book now that it’s out in the world, including the book trailer, preview recipes, book tour, and more!

If I love it, should I share? 

Yes, yes and yes! If you make something from Pretty Simple Cooking and love it, we’d love to see a photo of what you try! Just tag @acouplecooks and use the hashtag #PrettySimpleCooking. (Instagram is our platform of choice, but we’re on Facebook and Twitter too.)

***If you have 2 minutes to spare, we’d LOVE a brief Amazon review! Here’s the Amazon page to head to.

If you’d like to join our virtual Pretty Simple dinner party on February 17 to cook one recipe from the book on the same night, we’d love to have you! Shoot me an email to join,

Do you have any previews?

Here’s a list of Pretty Simple Cooking press mentions, most of them including sample recipes, from the Washington Post, AOL, Food52, our favorite food blogs, and more.

How can I find it? 

Pretty Simple Cooking is available on Amazon // Barnes and Noble // IndieBound // Books a Million // iBooks

In Indianapolis, is available at The Garden Table // Goose the Market // Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe // Silver in the City

Got a book trailer? 

Yes, we do! Here it is:

Are you going on a book tour?

We are! Check out our cookbook page for all the confirmed events, in Indianapolis and around the country. A brief outline of confirmed cities:

  • New York City, February
  • Chicago (TBD)
  • Minneapolis, April
  • San Francisco & LA, April
  • Denver, May
  • Nashville, May

If you have an idea that would bring us to your city, please shoot us an email:

What’s the cookbook all about?

Pretty Simple Cooking isn’t just a healthy vegetarian cookbook, it’s our lifestyle-based approach to getting in the kitchen. What’s pretty simple cooking? Food can be both pretty (delicious and beautiful) and simple (approachable and nourishing). Home cooking with whole foods and lots of vegetables isn’t easy, but can be pretty simple once you rethink the way you approach the kitchen. We also share our top 10 lessons for a lifelong practice of home cooking. Here are a few things that we think make Pretty Simple Cooking stand out: