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A Couple Cooks – Pretty Simple Cooking: 100 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes to Make You Fall in Love with Real Food by Sonja Overhiser, Alex Overhiser, Da Capo Lifelong Books, US $27.00, Pp 272, February 2018, ISBN 978-0738219691

We all want to eat healthily and be happy. We also want to eat delicious and scrumptious food. But the problem is most of us wants a quick fix. We keep moving from one diet plan to another in search of a quick fix. In A Couple Cooks – Pretty Simple Cooking, husband and wife food bloggers Sonja Overhiser and Alex Overhiser say it is not easy to achieve these goals but it is simple. They say cooking is not a one-time transaction where ingredients go in and food comes out.

They write, “Cooking requires surrender. It demands to expand your mind to new habits and possibilities. Living in the face of failure. Thinking on your feet, being resourceful.” They say that the only way to make the kitchen part of your life in the face of these challenges is to fall in love. They write, “You must fall in love with the process, the tastes, and the smells, the fragrance of sizzling garlic, a nutty cinnamon wafting from the oven, the tang of fresh lemon. You must fall in love with making something from nothing.” Healthy and scrumptious cooking takes time and energy, especially after a long day. The only way you will keep going is if you fall in love with the process.

And at the same time, you must also do something else. Cooking may be intimidating for various reasons. If you want to eat healthily and enjoy your food, you need to take the intimidation out of your mealtime. A Couple Cooks – Pretty Simple Cooking will help you achieve these goals with more than one hundred healthy and scrumptious recipes. The recipes range from ‘30-Second Herb and Cheddar Cheese Omelet’ to ‘Rainbow Soba Noodle bowls’ to ‘Veggie Supreme Paella’ to ‘Vegetarian Lentil Gyros.’ A Couple Cooks – Pretty Simple Cooking also offers 10 life lessons to fall in love with cooking. It is an amazing cookbook that will help you adopt a healthy and happy lifestyle. It must be part of your kitchen and life.

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