In an effort to save money, more and more people are having fun preparing their meals at home instead of dining out all the time. And as the old saying goes, the more you do it, the better you get.
Cooking at home can be as simple or as extravagant as you want. There may be days where you are short on time and just want to whip up something quick and easy, and there may be days where you have more time to spend in the kitchen.
The one thing that I find about cooking at home more often is that I sometimes I struggle to come up with new ideas and we often have the same dinners over and over again.
But in the last while so many apps have been developed for recipes, and I find that when I take advantage of them, it just makes life in the kitchen so much easier.
When it comes to our tablets and my husband’s cell phone, we are an Android family. Hence why I write about Android apps occasionally, and today’s topic is all about the best Android apps to use when you are searching for recipes.
6 Best Android Apps to Find Recipes
Allthecooks is my favourite Android app for recipes. I installed it on my tablet last year and love it. It is free to download and it allows anyone to submit their own recipes along with pictures. The recipes are then shared out with everyone. You can comment on the recipes and rate them, as well as save the ones you like under your favorites.
Allthecooks.com has over 150,000 recipes available on their website. One unique feature of the app is access to the site community where people can discuss dietary suggestions, cooking techniques, and even swap recipes with each other.
Why is Chef Tap one of the best Android apps for recipes? Because it allows you to grab your favourite recipes from any site on the Net as long as it is written in English. You can grab recipes from your favourite food bloggers, as well as sites like Allrecipes.com or Epicurious.
You can even grab the recipes from Pinterest.
Once you have grabbed your favourite recipes you can easily view them even when you do not have a network connection.
AllRecipes.com Dinner Spinner
Have you heard of the Dinner Spinner? AllRecipes.com had a cool new app built for Android known as the “Dinner Spinner”.
Dinner Spinner has a free version and a Premium version that you can purchase for only $2.99.
In Dinner Spinner, you can select what food you want, what ingredients you want (pork, chicken, etc.), and how long you want to spend on cooking. The app gives you several matches to choose from. The matches are sorted by popularity and rating so you’ll also know what others think of the recipes.
And get this, it also has a very cool Shake to Spin option. Just open the app, shake your Android tablet or phone, and watch random selections of ingredients and recipes fall into place.
Healthy Recipes – Spark Recipes
If you are extremely conscience about cooking healthy meals at home, you should try SparkRecipes for Android.
This free Android app gives you access to dietary recipes with a touch of your fingertips.
If you’re on a special diet and are looking for appropriate recipes for your diet, then this Android app may just be for you.
This app also includes nutritional information about the dish and the ingredients so you’ll know how many calories and carbs you are eating. It also allows the user to download the recipe and view it offline.
Campbell’s Kitchen for Android has thousands of easy and delicious recipes to choose from.
It has a very user-friendly interface. You can find recipes by keyword or products you have on hand.
This app is a great tool for amateur chefs as well as experienced cooks who want to speed up and improve their technique. You can download this app for free and use it when you make dinner tonight.
Jamie’s 20-Minute Meals
Fans of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver can now access his twenty-minute recipes through this paid app. The app gives you access to videos on meal preparation and recorded recipes as well. If you like learning visually and love fast meals, then you might enjoy this app.
Do you enjoy cooking? Where do you find new recipes to try for dinner?