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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Three Essential iPhone Cooking Apps for Busy Mums

Owning a shelf full of cookery books could soon be a thing of the past, particularly with the advent of online cooking apps. Thanks to the exceptional wireless technology now built into so many devices, including tablets and phones like the iPad and iPhone, you never need be without a recipe. Being a busy mum, you may not have time to scour the iTunes App Store, so read on for a handy guide to the best cooking apps available. 

BigOven already has its own website (, and Time called it 'one of the best apps for new moms.The app is simply essential for any aspiring cooks, and it makes the whole process of preparing a meal completely seamless, from choosing a recipe, to adding the ingredients to a grocery list to making the final meal.

BigOven boasts over 250,000 recipes and counting, and allows you to shake the app for a random recipe, search by ingredients or make your choice based on user ratings. You can also add favourite recipes to the app, and it also has a handy meal planner so you can chart out your week. As cooking apps go, you'll struggle to find anything better.

Jamie Oliver's 20 Minute Meals Whilst BigOven is free, this Jamie Oliver endorsed app is a bit more costly, costing a modest £4.99. For that price (which is considerably less than most cookery books), you get an ultra slick app which gives you detailed step by step tutorials on how to cook 60 of Jamie's 20 minute recipes. You can also adjust recipes for different numbers of people, and the recipes are very easy to follow, meaning you can whip up a nutritious, tasty meal in no time. 

How to Cook Everything The final app that we'll mention is New York Times columnist Mark Bittman's app, which holds over 2,000 recipes and an integrated kitchen timer and shopping list. However, what makes this app stand out from the crowd is the wealth of video tutorials which will show you how to do anything in your kitchen, from sharpening knives to roasting a chicken in the oven! With this app installed on your iPad, you need never feel lost in the kitchen ever again!

So, there you have it, three great cooking apps for your iPad that should make creating a tasty meal for your family like having another cook in the kitchen!

This is a guest post, published on behalf of Tesco.

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