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U.S. Cellular serves up smartphone apps for kitchen inspiration

April 14, 2020

Apps to help you get creative in the kitchen while staying in!

People across the country are doing their part to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) by staying in. This also means more people are cooking at home than ever before. U.S. Cellular wants to help seasoned, amateur and first-time cooks be creative and stay inspired in the kitchen.

Food-focused mobile apps and features to inspire cooking:

  • Beginners can learn to cook with more than 4,000 recipes and easy step-by-step instructions with Tasty (free on both iOS and Android). The app has something for every taste – with filters for vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, healthy and comfort food dishes.
  • With 30,000 recipes, never run out of inspiration with the Epicurious Recipe app (free on both iOS and Android) featuring recipes from Bon Appétit and Gourmet. Users can save favorite recipes to their recipe box, create shopping lists, set a timer and access ingredient lists with just a tap of a button.
  • Yummly (free on both iOS and Android) is an ideal app for finding recipes from the best food blogs, including Martha Stewart, the Kitchn and Smitten Kitchen. Yummly offers more than 2 million recipes and more filters than users will ever need. It is incredibly helpful for narrowing down search results to find the perfect dish.
  • Looking to take a fresh approach in the kitchen? Try incorporating timely ingredients into your meal plans by referencing the Seasonal Food Guide app (free on both iOS and Android). This app teaches you about foods that are available during each season in your area.

Apps that make it easier to cook at home:

  • Right now, the grocery store may be out of ingredients you need. No worries! Reference Allrecipes Dinner Spinner (free on both iOS and Android) to cook with what’s currently in your pantry. This free tool lets you spin through a combination of options by dish type and ingredients on-hand. You can search based on how long a meal takes to make, which is handy for those juggling work, parenting and cooking!
  • Free up more time to work on your recipes by streamlining your shopping. Now is a great time to try Instacart (free on both iOS and Android) and get food delivered from stores while you’re busy with other tasks, whether it’s working from home or helping your kids with schoolwork.

Apps that could help people connect through cooking: 

  • You now have the time to get creative with your plating. Turn your meal into art by setting up a photoshoot with your smartphone camera and using free photo editing apps such as VSCO or Lightroom to make your dish pop (free on both iOS and Android). Share on social media to inspire your followers who also are cooking at home.
  • For those looking for a more social cooking experience, Cookpad is an app (free on both iOS and Android) that allows users to connect and share recipes and photos, as well as chat with family and friends about what’s cooking.

About U.S. Cellular

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