Saturday, 4 July 2009

Easy Recipe Search

We get our veg box on a Friday and I like to spend a bit of time at the weekend thinking of what to make with our bounty. I also like to get ahead and make one or two things on Sunday for the week. Now that I'm trying to actually cook from the plethora of food mags I have, I start with my current issue of Olive and Waitrose Food Illustrated, then maybe consulting Nigella or Jamie.

To be honest, and I'm sure there are lots of you out there who do the same, more often than not, I just google the ingredient I have and wait for inspiration to strike. There are a few websites that I generally use:

101cookbooks - for beautiful pictures and generally unique and healthy recipes
BBCGoodFood - for sheer voume of recipes
Delicious - for more interesting recipes than BBCGoodFood
Jamie Oliver and Nigella - for food porn

So, in order to make my life easier, I've made a google custom search that only searches the websites above, giving preference to website I use often means I'm more likely to find recipes that I actually want to cook instead of trawling through pages of results. I've added it to the sidebar, I hope you find it useful! Let me know if there are other websites you use that would be helpful.

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1 comment:

Joy said...

Lovely to see such a familiar pile of cookbooks! Favourites all!