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A Pretty Simple Dinner Party and Meat was Not Missed #FoodieReads #PrettySimpleCooking #PrettySimpleDinnerParty


The Pretty Simple Dinner Party was a virtual dinner party to celebrate good food and good people. In a time where we need unity and community, we wanted to celebrate coming together around the table! The scoop: here.


It's all based around the brand new cookbook A Couple Cooks - Pretty Simple Cooking: 100 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes to Make You Fall in Love with Real Food by Sonja and Alex Overhiser.* You noticed the 'vegetarian' in that title, right? Bear that in mind and keep reading.

To be a host, I just needed to cook dinner in my home for at least one other person on that night, using one recipe from the cookbook! I ended up making half a dozen recipes and having five people over for dinner...plus my four. It was a full table and we all had full bellies after. I was happy to be one of the 350 dinner parties; there were parties in every state plus twenty-five other countries. Wow! I had some of our best friends over an unforgettable feast.


And one of the best things I can say: none of my omnivores missed the meat. Really. No one even realized it was a vegetarian menu until I mentioned it at the end of the evening. I will be sharing a few recipes from the cookbook soon, but here's a sneak peak of what I served...I also served dishes that I didn't photograph. All of them were easy to make and delicious. This cookbook definitely earned its place on my easy-to-reach cookbook shelf.

Lemon & Pepper Green Beans

Artisan Pizza with Butternut Squash and Garlic

Artisan Pizza with Heirloom Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella

Layered Mediterranean Hummus Platter with Artichoke Hummus

Artichoke Lentil Stew with Salsa Verde


Raw Brownie Truffles with Pistachio Dust

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Here's what everyone else read in February 2018: here.

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