Cooking can be an enjoyable and delicious hobby. But, there comes a time when you’ve made all the recipes you know, and you need new ideas. Sure, you can try watching those cooking shows, but the problem with that is that they don’t go at your pace, and then you end up getting lost in the process.
Good thing that there are Android apps that can give you those new cooking ideas you’ve been looking for. There’s even an app that will give you the recipes you need and make it easier for you to get the ingredients if you don’t already have them. Also, the app will play a video of how the recipe is made, saving you the time of having to look for the recipe on YouTube.
Most Popular Free Cooking Apps
One top-rated cooking app is Tasty. It’s a free app from Buzz Feed and not only gives you recipes but also plays a video showing you how to make it. It’ll also show you the recipes in sections such as:
- Kentucky Derby
- Popular Recipes This Week
- Date Night Desserts
- Eat Your Veggies
Tap on a recipe, and at the top, you’ll see info such as the name of the recipe, How many people would make it again, and how long it’ll take you to make the recipe. If you want to keep the recipe for future reference, tap on the heart at the top right. When you want to look at it later, you’ll find it in the My Recipes tab at the bottom right.
Tasty has a great feature that allows you to order the ingredients you don’t have from Walmart. Once you’ve done your online shopping and have everything ready, your groceries will be ready for curbside pickup. You can also search for your recipes by filters. When you tap on the search bar, you’ll see a series of filters you can use to find the right recipe. If you need to add more filters, tap on the filter option at the top right and add the filters you need.
When you first open Yummly, it’ll ask you some questions. For example, it’ll as you what you like and don’t like so it’ll only give you recipes of foods you’re going to love. The app will also ask you if you’re allergic to anything so it can avoid showing you any recipes with that ingredient. Yummly can be used as a mobile app or on your computer.
There are over two million recipes for you to look through, and there is also a meal planner to help keep you organized. Each recipe will have a rating from Yummly users, so you know how popular the recipe is. You can enjoy step-by-step instruction, great tools, videos, and tools. See a recipe you like? Please tap on the Yum button; each recipe has to save it for later. As you go about liking recipes, Yummly will give you recommendations based on the recipes you liked. The app can even remind you that it’s time to start cooking, and you can even voice-control the videos as you watch them.
3. Allrecipes Dinner Spinner
Allrecipes Dinner Spinner not only provides you with over 50,000 recipes, but it also allows you to organize them in folders, so they are nice and organized. In the beginning, you get to personalize your feed, so you only see recommendations you’re actually going to like. The recipes will also have reviews, so you know what others have to say about the recipes, and you can also count on videos.
There also an option to make the ingredients for the recipe part of your shopping list. Allrecipes Dinner Spinner also has a website just in case you want to check it out. There is a shopping list option in the side menu where you can register everything you need to buy. To help keep things more organized, you can divide the shopping list into categories for an easier find.
4. Food Network Kitchen
The list would not be complete without the app from the Food Network. Food Network Kitchen is free to use, but with the option to upgrade to Premium. The recipes are divided into different sections such as:
- Top Picks
The app also offers a meal plan you can organize. It’s free to try, and you can add your favorite recipes or recipes you’ve discovered in the app. There’s also a shopping list, so you won’t forget what you need to buy next to you go grocery shopping.
If you go Premium, you can attend classes, and the app will even send you a reminder, so you don’t forget to attend your class. There’s also a Save tab, where you can save your favorite recipes for later.
Creating a meal off the top of your head can be difficult; it’s a lot easier when you follow a recipe’s instructions. That way, you make sure that you don’t forget to add any ingredients and enjoy a great meal. Which app do you think you’re going to try first? Let me know in the comments below.