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Tacos: always a crowd pleaser, non-requiring of silverware, and oh so much fun to make. Alex and Sonja's fresh, vegetarian version are made with black beans and topped with a tangy, slightly spicy salsa of crunchy radish, then finished off with creamy feta and cilantro. Lizzie, Recipe Hunter

Lizzie Tilchin

THE RECIPE

Black Bean Tacos with Radish Salsa and Feta

A flavor fiesta in your mouth

Arguably second only to the beloved ice cream sundae, tacos rank high in the list of the “funnest” foods to make. When a little thought is put into the way the spread is set up, it’s like a free-for-all buffet and an arts and crafts project all rolled up into one. The ultimate goal when loading up a taco is, of course, to get a tasty and interesting balance of flavors and textures. Alex and Sonja do it right with a summery meatless version that is fulfilling, but won’t leave you feeling too full. Black beans simmered in garlic pair well with a tangy, mildly spicy salsa that is made not with tomatoes but with radishes, which offer a nice fresh crunch. Crumbled feta cheese then adds that salty, creamy component and with a little chopped cilantro they’re ready to go, no need for guac or sour cream. Serve these up at your next taco fiesta and get ready for a party in your mouth!

THE CHEF

Alex and Sonja Overhiser

Graphic Designers, Small Business Owners

Alex and Sonja Overhiser

Our philosophy is to keep it simple and approachable, with a focus on whole foods and seasonal ingredients. We believe cooking and eating whole foods can lead to a healthier, happier life - and is just plain fun!

Alex and Sonja describe their diet as “flexitarian” – mainly vegetarian, but with the freedom to enjoy all food. Together, they form the voice of A Couple Cooks, a blog that encourages home cooking with whole foods and is home to their collection of flexitarian recipes. By cooking from scratch and using fresh, seasonal ingredients, the two are able create healthy meals that are also beautiful and crave-worthy, which we all know is no easy feat. Alex and Sonja’s philosophy is always present in the friendly, inspiring narrative behind all of their recipes, where you will find advice on eating mindfully and many helpful tips (such as how to grow your own herbs). This cooking couple is a great example of how two heads are better one, and to further demonstrate their dedication to helping people be happy and healthy, all of the money they make from their blog is donated to charity!

Head over to A Couple Cooks and say hello to Alex and Sonja on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

THE TIP

How to Keep Radishes Crisp and Fresh

If not used within a day or two, fresh radishes can turn soft and wilted quickly. Here's how to keep radishes fresh and crisp for up to a week.

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