Handpick offers a daily feed of dishes from
bloggers and food sites from all over the web.
One of the coolest features of the app is its
pairing of ingredients—you can pick your favorite ingredient,
like chicken, and the app will tell you what items compliment
it well. Pick a few more and up pops a list of recipes for you
featuring your favorite foods, along with a list of allergens,
ingredients, and what you’ll need from your pantry to cook
the perfect meal for you.
“Why shop when you can start cooking?”
That’s Yummly’s motto. You can discover reci-
pes within the app that include ingredients you
already have in your fridge and pantry. If you do end up need-
ing to take a trip to the grocery store, it’s easy to add ingredi-
ents into the app’s built-in shopping list. When you’re ready,
you can follow the recipe’s text instructions or video guide and
Don’t be turned off by the subscription! Like
Blue Apron, you don’t need to pay for the
service to enjoy the easy step-by-step
directions of Hello Fresh’s app. You can explore vegetarian or
meat-based recipes, all of which include total cook time and
calorie breakdown as well as utensils you’ll need in order to
complete the dish in record time, cooked to perfection.
Fill your Instagram feed with
Half Baked Harvest
Have 30 minutes and one pot to
make dinner? Whether it’s pasta,
soup, or queso, Half Baked Harvest
has you covered. Save all your
favorite recipes to your Collections
to cook on the weekend.
You may have seen these viral food
videos filling your Facebook feed,
but you should definitely add them
on your own Instagram—Buzzfeed
just might give you enough push to
bake a marble cake after dinner!
If you’re looking for dinner party
inspiration, Sunset magazine is the
way to go. Watch as they delicately
plate cheese or craft a floral centerpiece. Indulge a little bit in this West
Coast-themed account. I like to improvise some of the ingredients to
make it a little more wallet-friendly.
Abbey Dufoe is a freelance writer and a web producer at a nonprofit based in Princeton, NJ. She’s always itching for the newest iOS gadget (current favorite - the iPhone
8). She tweets and blogs about the earth and the Internet on Twitter at @abbeydufoe
and at abbeydufoe.com.