As with almost everything else these days, if you’re looking for some inspiration in the kitchen then “there’s an app for that!”
The way we use our smartphones really has impacted every area of our lives and when it comes to preparing food, things are no different.
Here are ten apps that can help to bring out the domestic side of you:
This app is perfect for cooks of all levels, from amateur enthusiasts to the fully accomplished amongst you; ‘Dinner Spinner’ comes from the well-known website Allrecipes.com. This app allows you to ‘spin in’ virtual dials to find out what to do with the ingredients you have, the kind of food you like and the available time you have to make it.
Over 28,000 professionally tried and tested recipes from world famous magazines, top chefs, leading restaurants and important cookbooks are collated here for you to savour. Coming from the highly rated Epicurious.com, the app itself is easy to navigate and has lots of photos.
Every British food fan knows how much enthusiasm Jamie Oliver brings to any project he puts his name to….and this is no exception. More than 50 recipes result in great meals made in only 20 minutes, complete with his own inimitable voiceovers and instructions. ‘British’ favourites such as Chicken Tikka Masala couldn’t be made easier to learn.
This app features 250 classic grill recipes and 40 recipes for marinades and sauces, as well as lots of tips and pointers on techniques, with easy-to-follow instructional videos. A timer is embedded in the recipes, making things even easier to follow.
This app is excellent for those looking to make the most of what they’ve got, as opposed to buying in a lot of special ingredients. You let Cookmate know what’s on hand and it will provide a selection of recipes. A simple interface makes for an easy user experience too.
6. BigOven Pro
If you want to be really organised and synchronise your shopping list with your favourite recipes, this is the app for you. A whacking 170,000 recipes can be checked by name, ingredients or style on an app that is specifically designed for Apple products.
Another free app that offers a great user interface that would happily grace many paid-for competitors. Gluten-free, vegetarian and low-sodium requirements are all catered for, along with an emphasis on nutritional facts and stats.
This app features a very good random recipe generator, but with the provision that organic and whole food ingredients are at the centre of things. Vegetarian and healthy recipes with good nutritional values are what you’ll find here.
If your aspirations are geared towards the top end of the range, this app comes from a collection of top restaurateurs who have been awarded Michelin stars in Britain. 180 recipes from the likes of Marcus Wareing and Tom Aikens are set out in an easy-to-understand and remarkably straightforward manner.
An iPhone cookery app whose motto is “we make the mistakes so you don’t have to”, this means every recipe has been tried and tested and is presented in a simple and easy to follow way. 50 free recipes are available before the paid-for option becomes necessary.Read more »