Cooking can be fun for everyone, and at the same time, it can as well pose as a serious challenge in most cases, like if you’ve ever ruined an entire meal because of a seemingly tiny mistake in timing or ingredient proportioning, or not sure why your chicken always turns out a little way more dry than normal? Well, today we’ve got your back.
So in today’s article, we will be listing out our top ten best handpicked cooking and recipe apps, which we think, is best for you, and will help you cook like a pro. And to achieve that, we’ll be starting with the one which we think is the best of them all, down to the very last one, which we think also sounds good.
1. Skillit: Learn To Cook
Want to learn how to cook? Trying to take your cooking to the next level? Looking for recipe ideas? This is the app for you. Skillit is about giving you the skills to cook for yourself. Behind the app are two guys – Laz and Dane – who share a common desire: to cook quick, easy, inexpensive, and healthy meals to fuel your active lifestyles.
Tell us what you got – say, chicken, eggs, rice, and broccoli – and we’ll show what you can make. Once you decide what you want to cook, we’ll walk you through every part of the cooking process. Need help dicing that onion? Just tap on the step and up pops a video showing you how to cut like a pro
Skillit is a simple fun cooking app that was specifically created and designed for people who really doesn’t know much about the cooking routine. It comes equipped with quite a large list of recipes and ingredients, including written and video tutorials walk through. So if you’re simply confused about what ingredients to use for that stew, or when to add that spices, skillit can do that for you. You can download it above.
2. SideChef: Step-By-Step Cooking
SideChef makes learning to cook accessible, easy, and fun at any skill level by giving you step-by-step photos, instructions, and voice commands. It also makes every step easily shareable, from browsing recipes to purchasing ingredients to celebrating the final meal.
SideChef is made to welcome novice cooks to the kitchen and to help intermediate and advanced cooks hone skills.
FEATURES FOR COOKING
* Search for recipes based on ingredients on-hand
* Over 4000 step-by-step recipes
* Integrated timers
* Responds to voice commands for hands-free cooking
* Browse recipes and add to cookbook
* Rate recipes and upload your photos
* Search and browse by ingredient, keyword, diet, cuisine, or interest
* Featured Recipes from new and notable chefs and bloggers
* Easy conversions — change the serving size and all of the ingredients will adjust automatically
* Shopping checklists easily shareable through email
3. FitMenCook – Healthy Recipes
Struggle free, healthy and practical recipes that are easy on the wallet. It’s as simple as that, and it’s a message that’s seen over 1 million people join Kevin Curry across social media.
Be honest, have you ever heard these complaints about healthy eating?
– Eating healthy is too expensive!
– It takes too long! I don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen.
– Healthy food is too bland
– I always end up cheating and slipping back in to bad habits
Kevin Curry, founder of Fit Men Cook, has been there. After spotting a picture of himself on a friend’s Facebook wall he knew it was time for a change.
He followed all the common advice, changed to a healthy diet and started hitting the gym.
For a few months, things were great, but after a while he found himself craving the old foods he was trying so hard to avoid.
He got his hands on every book he could find on nutrition and started experimenting in the kitchen.
His aims were simple:
A) Food should be easy to prepare and affordable
B) Food should be vibrant and tasty, never boring
C) Preparing food in advance is important
D) Following a, b, c helps you achieve your fitness goals
Kevin shares his journey with the FitMenCook community and inside this brand new app where you’ll find the best way to prepare 445 of his most popular recipes.
Built in the kitchen, sculpted in the gym
With 445 recipes included, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Recipes are organised by tags such as breakfast and high protein. You can also search by ingredient, by typing one or more ingredients you already have in your refrigerator.
Shopping list organized by aisle
Add any recipes you want to your shopping list and see it organized by aisle.
Step by step video instructions
Follow any recipe with ease, using the step by step video instructions.
Save time with meal prep
Save time in the kitchen by prepping your meals in bulk. You’ll find plenty of inspiration and guidance inside the Meal Prep tag.
Keep track of calories and macros
Whether you are a bodybuilder or fat-loss superhero, you’ll find all the nutritional information you’ll need inside the FitMenCook app. The app is also integrated with Google Fit to make tracking a breeze.
Scale a recipe up or down
Cooking for more than one? Easily scale up a recipe and see the new ingredient list.
Switch between cups and grams
Change the measurement units from U.S. Units, to metric and imperial.
4. Kitchen Stories – Recipes, Baking, Healthy Cooking Habits
Loved by millions of users, Kitchen Stories adds the whole world of cooking to your pocket. Find delicious recipes with beautiful pictures, easy to follow step-by-step photo instructions, recipe videos, and clever how-to videos – completely FREE of charge!
Learn how to cook with executive chefs and expand your cooking wisdom by trying out new, mouth-watering dishes every week.
The App at a Glance
– Discover tasty, easy-to-cook recipes offered in various thematic packages (e.g. “All-time classics”, “Pasta variations” or “20 Minute Dishes”, incl. many vegan and gluten-free recipe ideas)
– HD video recipes guide you through the dishes
– Step-by-step photo instructions make recipes easy to follow
– How To-videos explain basic tips and tricks in the kitchen
– New recipes and How To-videos are added every week – for free
Use Cookpad to share, find and store recipes. With over 5,000 quick, simple homemade recipes from the UK, and a total of 120,000 English languages recipes, you’ll never lack inspiration again! You can use Cookpad to publish your own recipes, share Cooksnaps (photo reviews) with other authors, uncover new cooking ideas and meet people who love to cook!
Browse every dish imaginable: Chinese food, cake recipes, low carb dishes, vegetables, salad recipes, glutenfree meals, chicken recipes, pudding and Japanese food, to name just a few! These homemade dishes are posted by everyday cooks and they make finding what you’re after easier than ever before.
If you already know what you want to cook, a simple search will show you other similar dishes. Whether it’s rice, meat, ramen, bacon, salad or fish on the menu, you’ll have plenty of choice when you see what everyone else is cooking!
– Complete recipe directions, ingredient lists and photo reviews.
– Search recipes by food title or ingredients.
– Browse categories for instant inspirations.
– New recipes feed to see what my friends are cooking and sharing.
– Bookmark recipes for quick access, just like a personalised cookbook.
– Share your recipes to family and friends via email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
6. Allrecipes Dinner Spinner
Introducing the most amazing Allrecipes Dinner Spinner app yet! Designed to delight, Allrecipes’ Dinner Spinner has been reinvented as the most popular food-focused social app with a community of more than 30 million home cooks who play a part in helping cooks discover and share the joy of home cooking, with more than 1000 mobile friendly step-by-step recipe and cooking videos.
7. Recipe Book
Trying to cook a quick meal or making a grand dinning experience? Then use RecipeBook, choose from the widest range of recipes from around the world.
The app comes packed with very easy way to find recipes. If you are looking to make a recipe with an ingredient in your kitchen. Simply snap the picture of ingredient in your kitchen and see the recipe recommendations populating.
Do you want to know which all recipes can be created with given one or more ingredient, then use the Shake n Make. Select your intended ingredients and give the phone a shake and see the recommendations showing up.
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8. BigOven: 500,000+ Recipes
The all-new, redesigned BigOven makes cooking simple. Take over 500,000 recipes, your grocery list, and menu planner anywhere. With more than 13 million total downloads, BigOven is the most complete tool to help home cooks get inspired and organized in the kitchen and on the go. Featured in the 25th Anniversary Issue of Martha Stewart Living, InStyle, Buzzfeed, and AllYou Magazine.
Cooking is social. Find recipe inspiration right when you open the app. See what your friends, family and favorite bloggers are making, plus get inspired by seasonal collections on your home screen. Save and share a recipe with a single tap.
Searching is faster. Find a recipe from BigOven’s 500,000 recipes or search just your own recipes.
Clip from your favorite sites. Snap a photo of a family recipe, and we’ll upload it for you. Find the recipes you’ve marked as Favorite or Try. Organize your recipes into folders, filter by category, and view your recently used folders.
Shop smarter. Create a shared grocery list for your household. Sort items by department or by recipe. Easily mark them off or remove by swiping as you shop.
Get notified on comments or questions on recipes you’ve posted. Find and follow friends and family who’ve joined BigOven and see their recipes on your home screen.
Use Up Leftovers
Use up what’s in your fridge. Type in up to three ingredients, and we’ll show you what you can make.
9. Yummly Recipes And Shopping Lists
Featured on the Today Show, Yummly matches over 1 million recipes to your cooking lifestyle’s nutrition, diet, food allergies, and favorite cuisines. Want Healthy? Quick? Italian? Gluten-free? Paleo? Savory? Fried? With Yummly, create a personal food experience that finds the recipes you want, when you want them from thousands of the world’s top recipe sites and blogs.
10. My CookBook (Recipe Manager)
Store all your favorite recipes in one place! My CookBook is a recipe manager with search and import features.
My CookBook lets you create your own digital cookbook. Build your own recipe database by gathering recipes on the web and using the import features.
It is you and your own cookery!
You are looking for a new recipe ? Use our searching engine to find a new recipe on the web. When you have found one you like, import it into My CookBook. Then you will be able to view it everywhere on your phone or your tablet. You can add your own photo, change ingredients or directions, or add you own comments
My CookBook also includes these features
• Create shopping lists using your recipe ingredients
• Synchronize your recipes on different devices using dropbox
• Scale the ingredients to serve more or less people
• Use the speech feature to read recipes
• Customize various parts of the app such as theme, font size, categories.
• Earn Kiip Rewards by adding new recipes
• Open recipes on your Android Wear watch
So ladies, and all lovers of food, that is pretty much everything we have to say on the best cooking and recipe apps. Leave a comment with us in the comments box below. And if you also think that there’s an app out there that needs to be added to the list, just let us know, and we’ll do that ASAP.
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