Every recipe showcases a beautiful image of how to plate the dish when serving (something that’s helped me really up my presentation game), the option to choose between 2-4-6 servings, a list of kitchen items needed, a list of food ingredients, and step by step cooking directions. There is a search option to help you find the right recipes – meat, veggies, vegetarian, vegan, soup, rice bowl. You can also set up a meal plan for the week, say 4 recipes you want to use, and the app will create your shopping list for you. If you use the app on your cell phone, then your shopping list will always make it to the store with you. Like all things, I wax and wane on using Mealime. Some weeks I pick several recipes to try. Other weeks I don’t use it at all as I have lots of ideas of my own or want to mix it up by getting recipes from other sources. Some recipes I like better than others, but I have yet to try a recipe that didn’t work out. My two current favorites are the Bell Pepper and Goat Cheese Polenta with Roasted Veggies, and the Vegan Beet “Poke” Bowl with Edamame, Snap Peas, Carrots, and Sesame Mayo. A few other I’ve enjoyed are Japanese- 44
Style Broccoli Slaw Pancake with Sausage and Spicy Turkey Meatballs with Mashed Yams and Apple/Carrot Slaw. Yum! If you’re feeling stuck in a cooking rut if you can’t figure out what to make for dinner if you’re feeling the pull to learn about different cuisines, try more plantbased meals, try new ingredients or just have your shopping list made for you – the Mealime app is a great option. Start with the free version and then if it really hits the mark for you, I suggest you upgrade to the pro version. Remember, this is just a tool to use when you feel like it or to get ideas to use to inspire your own variation. And be sure to take guilt-free nights off from cooking. If you have a fairly wellstocked fridge and pantry, then the occasional night where everyone in the house just grazes will be a welcome change. No one will starve. Trust me. Learn More Visit Mealime Find more Eat Delicious solutions Learn more about the Contributor Marilyn R. Wilson Read more articles from Marilyn MARILYN R. WILSON IS A FREELANCE WRITER, PUBLISHED AUTHOR AND SPEAKER WITH A PASSION FOR INTERVIEWING. HER CAREER AS A WRITER BEGAN IN AN UNUSUAL WAY – BY ANSWERING A CRAIGSLIST AD. THE WORLD SHIFTED WHEN SHE CONDUCTED HER FIRST INTERVIEW. Website – Instagram – Facebook – Twitter – Linkedin – Youtube 45
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