App of the week – Jamie’s Recipes

We all know that cooking for the masses at Christmas can be quite a challenge, but help is at hand with Jamie Oliver's new app for Apple iPhone and iPod users - called simply Jamie’s Recipes. Inspired by the Jamie Oliver's Party Kit on promotion at today, we thought we'd take a closer look...

Following on from the rather clever Jamie Oliver's 20 Minute Meals app, Jamie has created Jamie's Recipes to make cooking even easier. The app is free and it's designed to help you shop, prepare and cook. It includes 10 of Jamie’s delicious recipes, including his yummy Sausage and Zucchini Carbonara, Mexican-style Breakfast Burrito and Dan Dan Noodles.  You can build your own personal library of recipes by adding to them in this app - there's a link to the Recipe Store where you can find more recipes to download. Choose from ‘Classic Comfort Foods’, ‘Tasty Tray-bakes’ and ‘10-Minute Meals’.

There's step-by-step photography and a collection of videos full of handy hints and tips from improving your knife skills to boiling the perfect rice. The benefit of this app is that there is no flicking through thousands of recipe books or magazine cut outs - full of recipe’s you’ve never used - to try and find that chilli con carne recipe that went down a treat last year - it’s right there on your phone.

There's a handy shopping list too, which gives you a list of ingredients that you can customise and add to - it sorts ingredients by aisle and lets you cross off items as you shop. When I write a shopping list, it either gets left on the kitchen worktop or gets lost in the bottom of my handbag, and if I do eventually find it, I've forgotten a pen to cross things off anyway - now all I need is my phone and my finger, and let’s face it, I would never forget those!

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Lauren OSullivan Writer ACHICA Living

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