Are you same as me and have a love-hate relationship with cooking? You love to cook and try new recipes, but then again they are the last things you want to do when you come home after a long day. Especially if you’re cooking just for yourself and wouldn’t really want to bother. And what you then go for, are the same dishes every week.
I think coming up with new ideas can be even more challenging if your a vegetarian. At least I’ve had periods, when I’ve felt like I’m just eating the same stuff every day. Theoretically I would have been willing to try new things, but then in practice I just couldn’t be less bothered.
Of course cooking always takes time but it’s just a reality. And when we’re super busy, finding new recipes isn’t the priority. Especially because trying new things can be a challenge already itself. Not to mention how our wallets might not like it.
Anyway, at the moment I’m so bored with all my everyday go-to dishes that my goal is to cook something new every week. Being fed up isn’t the only reason, though. I have found so many delicious looking and sounding recipes lately and really can’t wait to try them all. And because I find my recipe sources very inspiring, I wanted to share them with you!
Kitchen Stories makes cooking very easy with step-by-step instructions, photos and videos. I tried their eggplant lasagna last week and it’s probably one of my favorite dishes at the moment! So easy to make and it serves 8. My brother, for his part, made their blinis for us a few days ago. And oh my they were yummy as well! The recipes aren’t the only reason I like the app – the layout is also super fresh. In addition, you are able to search recipes in different categories – for example you can choose to see only vegetarian and gluten free recipes.
On Yummly, you can search by not only categories, but also allergies, preferences, tastes and more. It’s more of a platform that collects millions of recipes together, and makes searching for them easier. Just like on Kitchen Stories, on Yummly people can rate the recipes so you get to know which ones are good for real. My boyfriend introduced me to the app, and we normally use it to find recipes and ideas for everyday (vegetarian) food. I have so many yumm’d recipes I’m super eager to try.
I know you all are already familiar with Pinterest. Maybe you usually use it for fashion or interior inspiration, but did you know it’s awesome with food inspiration as well? I have saved so many new vegan and vegetarian recipes I want to try. For example a few days ago I made vegan chickpea meatballs. Even though they could have turned out a bit more spicy, there was definitely potential in them. The best part was them being crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Yesterday I made falafel burgers based on a falafel recipe I found on Pinterest. The patties turned out absolutely delicious, and even my meat-eater parents loved them. We also made vegan mini cheesecakes with my sister couple weeks ago. And they too were super nice!
What are your favorite apps for cooking? 🙂