I have enjoyed the website for awhile now. I like their mission:
“Our goal is to help create a world where we eat delicious food and use amazing products that provide us with maximum benefit and have minimum impact on the planet.”
From a ton of awesome recipes from many blogs around the blogisphere to tips on how to transition to a vegan diet and current articles, it’s a nifty site.
So I was pretty stoked when they gave me the chance to try out their new Food Monster App. I’ll be honest… I can count the amount of apps I have on my phone. I don’t tend to download them as I am somewhat technologically useless. Ha! But I downloaded this app and have been enjoying it.
I am a visual person, so I appreciate the pictures paired with every recipe. It’s a quick click to check the ingredients and preparation instructions. The recipes are categorized by meal type (breakfast, lunch, supper, etc.), cuisine type (Italian, Mexican, etc) and if it’s vegan. You can also see how many shares the recipe has, how many servings it is and in some recipes, how long it will take to make.
The search is engine can have you looking for meal ideas, cuisine types or ingredients in a flash.
Have a ton of basil? No problem!
The side bar of the app also gives you even more search options. You look up seasonal recipes, check out popular themes (like dairy free cheeses!!!) and which recipes are currently trending. There is an even more in depth way to search by meal type, ingredient or type of diet (dairy free, gluten-free, grain free, etc).
There is even a section to contact them if you hare having any issues with the app or if you want to share your love with them.
You can use some of the app for free and get free recipes and search around. Some of the features are paid however, so keep than in mind while you tap around. You get access to 500+ recipes right off the bat though! If you decide to spend some of your hard earned moolah on this app, you’ll access to over 5,000 recipes and 10 or more new recipes each and every day.
This app actually came out a little while ago, and I was a little bummed to find out it was only available on the iPhone. I actually emailed them and asked if they could get an Android version. They listened. Yay =)
I like that I can easily bring this into the grocery store with me to remind me of ingredients needed for the meals I’ll be making instead of bringing in the scrap papers with scratch writing like I normally do. It really makes meal planning easier.
What sort of food apps do you like?