13 February

A Guide to Surviving Midwest Road Trips

A Guide to Surviving Midwest Road Trips

Why would anyone get married in the winter? My guess is so they can go on a tropical honeymoon in the winter, which isn’t a bad idea . . . except for traveling wedding guests. I have three weddings to attend in the next two months, can you tell? Don’t get me wrong. I’m very excited! But the […]

8 January

How to Cope with an Indianapolis Winter

How to Cope with an Indianapolis Winter

With Scandinavian roots and a life-long, self-diagnosis of Seasonal Affective Disorder, winter in Indianapolis tends to be a mixed bag for me. I’m crazy about the snow, but I struggle with the dark. Which is to say that I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time figuring out how to cope with the often sunless Indiana days of January through March. The […]

9 December

The Great Indianapolis Apartment Search

I came to Indianapolis from West Virginia, a state where, contrary to popular belief, not everyone lives in a trailer park. However, even in ‘the city’ it’s hard to find a decent job, let alone a cool apartment. So when I arrived in Indy, my eyes filled with great big heart-shaped choices! Which were quickly […]

4 December

How to Make Friends as an Adult. Because it’s hard.

A few years ago, I found myself sitting alone on a Friday night, thinking, “What happened to all my friends?” I’m being a bit dramatic here, but I had slowly started noticing that when I reached out to my friend base from college, most people were busy with school, jobs, school and jobs or just […]

25 November

Ready for the holidays? Balancing decadent with wholesome

Ready for the holidays? Balancing decadent with wholesome

When I first started eating healthy foods, the holidays were like a cruel joke. Snickerdoodles, macaroons, peppermint fudge, and holiday M&M’s invaded my office, endless parties, and gift boxes from friends. Why must we celebrate the season by compromising each other’s health?, I would ask myself, not sure how to balance my newfound freedom in […]

30 September

Field Trip Notes: Garfield Park Territory

Field Trip Notes: Garfield Park Territory

We spend a lot of time making sure the people we meet know all about what there is to see and do around Indianapolis. And sometimes we decide we should see and do those things, too. Here’s what that looks like: It’s Friday, September 26, the last day of a long and very busy week […]

8 September

Eggplant Never Looked So Good

Eggplant Never Looked So Good

At A Couple Cooks, we believe cooking and eating real, whole foods is delicious and makes a lasting difference on your health.  Our state of Indiana ranks particularly low on the list of healthy states in America, so we had the idea: what if we could encourage Hoosiers to make a healthy meal at home and share […]

28 July

Field Trip Notes: Cottage Home/ Holy Cross Territory

Field Trip Notes:  Cottage Home/ Holy Cross Territory

We spend a lot of time making sure the people we meet know all about what there is to see and do around Indianapolis. And sometimes we decide we should see and do those things, too. Here’s what that looks like: July 25, 2014 is a Friday and my very first, official IndyHub field trip. […]