January 31, 2015 in Lifestyle (E)
[prMac.com] Cupertino, California - People who want to significantly reduce the amount of money they spend on food, cut down on the amount of food-related waste they produce, and transform their kitchen into a veritable stockroom for hundreds or even thousands of cooking ideas, can now head to the App Store and download the new version 1.2 of Paul Saxby's remarkable no-cost app Make-A-Meal.
Aside from being simple and fun to use, what uniquely sets Make-a-Meal apart from other food and drink apps - and what surely helped it win a "Gold Award" from the 2014 US Mobile & App Design Awards, and earn it the distinction of "Best Cooking App" from the UK App Design Awards - is that users don't have to head out to the grocery store and bring home costly bags of ingredients in order to prepare delicious creations.
That's because the latest version of Make-a-Meal now features over 1000 recipes from chefs worldwide. Users simply access the app's built-in search engine to find recipes based on food they already have tucked away in their refrigerator and cupboard. Search results reveal recipes that are organized by the number of missing ingredients (e.g. "up to 3 missing ingredients", "more than 3 missing ingredients" and so on), and summarized with a picture, cooking time, and degree of difficulty.
Of course, users who feel adventurous can also browse through all of the app's recipes to find ideas on everything from simple traditional favorites to sophisticated modern cuisine. There's more than enough to choose from for both novice cooks and experienced chefs alike. Other Make-a-Meal special features include the option to:
* Customize recipe lists for specific dietary preferences or restrictions
* Rate recipes and add them to a favorites list
* Print or email recipes
* Send photos via Facebook and Twitter
"When it comes to how much money we spend on wasted food each year, the numbers are surprising - even shocking," commented developer Paul Saxby. "For instance, each year the average family throws away 30% of the food and drink they purchase, which equates to nearly $600. Make-A-Meal puts that money back into users' bank accounts. Plus, users feel great knowing that they're reducing waste that would otherwise end up in the garbage - and eventually in a landfill. And of course, Make-a-Meal isn't just about saving money and reducing waste - it's also about great food! With so many recipes to explore, users will never run out of ideas, whether they're looking to make a quick meal or put on a stylish, gourmet spread."
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 45.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Make A Meal 1.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Food & Drink category.
Paul Saxby has worked in the Food and Drink industry for over 30 years in the UK, Europe and Worldwide. He is based in the UK. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 Paul Saxby. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.