Cooking Buddies: Apps to Help You Prepare Your Meals

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In 2013, a survey by the recipe website?allrecipes dot com found that 44% of their respondents said digital media was their cooking resource of choice. It is indeed a faster way to find ingredients to a recipe and explore new meal options on the web. All you have to do is type in some key words and voila, thousands of results that are readily available will appear right in front of you.

But to make things easier (than they already are) for the always on-the-go people, there are plenty of apps for smartphones and tablets that can help you prepare your meals and look for recipes even if you?re not at home. Take a look at these apps and start cooking.


  • ?BigOven

This free app allows users to search for recipes by name or ingredients. It currently has 170,000 recipes (and counting).? Users may also post their own favorite recipes on its website and later access them on their devices. One feature of this app is that it has a BigOven Food Dictionary that includes tips on a number of food-related items.


  • Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List

This app from Conde Nast has a plethora of recipes from Conde Nast’s popular magazines such as Bon Appetit and Self. The recipes in this app can be viewed step-by-step. They can also be searched by name or ingredient. That?s really useful for people who do not have much time to spend on cooking. Creating shopping lists is possible with this app. You can definitely use it the next time you shop for groceries.


  • Veggie Lovers Recipes

For the vegetarians and health buffs out there, this app is for you. If you want to include more vegetables into your diet, you can look for meatless but delectable dishes with this app. It only has few recipes, but you are assured that these recipes are unique and varied.

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  • iFood Assistant by KRAFT

iFood Assistant does not only feature recipes; it also has cooking videos, tips on budget friendly meals and locations of local grocery stores. You can also use this app to see where you can buy ingredients that are hard to find. This app is highly recommended for people who really love cooking.


  • How to Cook Everything Essentials

Mark Bittman, a former?New York Times food columnist, provides 2,000 recipes for everything from a basic tomato sauce to octopus with tomatoes and red wine in this app. There are also plenty of tips and advices on which equipment to use for certain meals and techniques you can use to whip up some fabulous meals. This app is great for professional cooks but likewise useful for food enthusiasts.


  • myfitnesspal

With this app, you will not only be able to create amazing dishes, but you can also keep track of your health. There are over three million food recipes in the database. Keep track of the food you eat daily and how much calories you are gaining. You can also list the exercises you perform to see if you have burned enough for the day.


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