Whole Foods Lovin’: There’s an app for that | Whole Green Love

3 Apr

One thing I love is a great app for my iPhone. Another thing I love is a great recipe. So when I downloaded the Whole Foods Recipes app, I was pretty pumped. I had the best of both.

My new favorite thing is doing most of my weekly recipe planning from my phone. I have a few different recipe apps I use and I’m able to search for recipes much easier than paging through cook books. Plus, when I’m in the kitchen, I just view the recipe from my phone. If it’s a recipe from a blog or other website, I don’t have to waste the paper to print the recipe out. Sweet deal.

You don’t have to shop at Whole Foods to use the app or make the recipes. So far I’ve been able to find all of the ingredients that the recipes call for at our regular grocery store. I just love how they let you search for ingredients: by course, category, special diets, and by specific ingredients. Want a recipe that includes lemon? Type that in. Looking for a dairy free soup or stew? This app has plenty. You can also search for recipes with a list of a few ingredients you already have on hand, which is perfect for those weeks you are just trying to clean out the fridge or pantry.

One of my favorite recipes that I’ve found from this app is the Crab Quiche. You can click here to view the recipe if you are someone who is smart phone and iPad-free. I made a couple of modifications: I only used one 4 ounce can of crab meat and only used one chopped tomato. It was kind of nice because the pie crust came two in a pack and I bought the ingredients as the recipe called for. Once I started making the quiche, I realized that it would totally overflow if I really used both cans of crab and two whole tomatoes. Bonus: I used the other pie crust and extra tomatoes and crab the next week to make the same quiche. We loved it so much that the recipe repeat was no big deal. It is definitely necessary to place the pie crust on a baking sheet like the recipe calls for. Don’t get all risky business and put your quiche straight on the rack. I would have ended up with a seriously messy oven with the spillage. You never know how those eggs are going to puff up. Just follow directions here, folks.

Before pouring in the egg mixture

What a great recipe! I made this dish for dinner, but you could really use it as a savory addition to a brunch menu. Crab is the perfect ingredient to make it fancy, but the flavor is not too overpowering. Just enough cheese and a good balance of veggies as well.

If you try out this app, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. As I come across these things, I’ll be sure to share.

Which recipe apps do you find useful?

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