My most recent article in Rustik Magazine about how to get your picky child to eat more vegetables.
Based on the premise of tinder (and a bunch of other apps) where you swipe right when you see something you like, and left when you don’t, there’s now Tender. Which, aside from the swiping to express your feelings about photos is really nothing like tinder (or those other apps) because you’re looking at photos of food. It’s a fun and easy way to find new recipes and inspiration for supper, lunch, breakfast, and snacks. You can adjust the settings so that it will only show recipes for particular meals or foods, or won’t show something that you dislike. Apparently it’s also got an algorithm so that it learns your preferences and will try to show you similar foods to those you swipe right on. Once you’ve swiped right it saves the photos in your “cookbook” and you can click on the photos to get the full recipes.
There are still a few bugs to workout. Some of the photos don’t match the recipe names and some users have reported that the photos don’t always link to complete recipes. These are pretty minor bugs to work out and for a free app I think that it’s definitely worth a go if you like to cook or want to start cooking more.
Just in case the video won’t play on here for you, here’s the link to it on YouTube. If you ignore some of the silly comments the people make (like the olive oil is what makes you sleepy after an Italian meal) it’s a pretty good lesson in volumetrics.
If you’re like me, you assumed that raw nuts were indeed raw. Well, when it comes to California almonds at least, we were wrong. These “raw” almonds are actually pasteurized at 165F, hardly raw. Check out this interesting article in The Salt for the complete low-down on so-called raw almonds.