Cook Book - The Recipe and Meal Planning App

I have fallen in love….wait for it…with the app ‘Cook Book’. Wow! Okay, so I guess I am a little late to the game. Up until last night, I was still hand writing my grocery list every week, looking through cook books and planning my meals for the week. Old fashioned I know. The last time I searched for a meal planning app (it’s been a couple of years!), I couldn’t figure out how I could incorporate all my hand written, photocopied and traditional recipes from books into the app. But not anymore. Technology has caught up!

‘Cook Book’ allows you to search for recipes online as well as scanning recipes from your cookbooks by taking a photo of the recipe. It takes a couple of minutes to upload the photo and ensure the app saves the information correctly but it’s worth the investment. Now all my favorite recipes can be stored in one place. I had no idea this was even an option! This morning, I planned my meals for the upcoming week, adding recipes to my ‘book’ so they are stored for future meals. I generated my grocery list and could even add extra items to the grocery list. Wow..I am so impressed. Meal planning never felt so good. It’s going to take a little time to create my data bank of recipes but I know that it’s going to make my life so much easier in the future. I only wish I had found this app sooner. It was worth the $5 investment!

Wondering what we are eating this week…here goes..

  • Zucchini and Chickpea Greek Veggie Burgers (new recipe of the week..I try to make 1 new recipe each week!)

  • Shrimp and Rocket (Arugula) Pasta (A Jamie Oliver favorite)

  • Tempeh & Veggie Stir Fry (My weekly stir fry..I use whatever veggies are in the house)

  • Chicken Curry (My daughter loves this…curry sauce from Natural Grocer’s)

  • Shepherd’s Pie (My husband loves this..comfort food 101)

What are you eating this week? Happy Meal Planning!