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November 27th, 2013 |

Try some Yummly new dishes for the holidays

Still unsure of what you are cooking for Thanksgiving tomorrow? Do you want to add a twist to a dish that you have been making for years? Then check out Yummly.

Yummly is a recipe app and website (www.yummly.com) that has a variety of recipes from different web sources.  When using Yummly, you can easily access the cook time, ingredients, and direct link to the directions for any recipe. For the Yummly recipes that you enjoy, or want to try, you just click “yum” and they are saved for later. Think of this app as your portable recipe book.

Pros

  • It has a lot of recipes searchable by ingredient, dish name, or holiday.
  •  It allows you to refine food searches by…
    • Nutrition breakdown (amount of Calories, carbohydrates, fat, and cholesterol)
    • Food allergies and diet preferences
    • Specific ingredients to include or exclude
  • It recommends dishes based on seasonality and recent “yums”.
  • It has a photo for most dishes.
  • It includes a shopping list, which allows you to add foods manually or scan a products barcode.
  • It is free!

Cons

  • It freezes.
  • It does not link to all recipes online, which can limit the number of recipes for certain ingredients.
  • It does not regularly update your recent “yums” on the app.
  • It is difficult to search by nutrition breakdown because many recipes do not include it.

By Stephanie Snell, guest blogger, Master’s Candidate at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy