Olson Recipe Maker
Create meals based on those random items in your fridge
We’ve all been in this situation; you get in late and fancy a snack, only to open the fridge and find that the four things in there have never been near each other on a plate. This could become a thing of the past with the arrival of the Olson Recipe Maker app for iPhone.
The app is designed to take the items you input from around your kitchen, and give you ideas for dishes you could create with some additional touches. Be warned, though; this app can be easily misinterpreted in the App Store as an instant meal generator for the five things you have lurking at the back of your fridge. It’s not, but what it will do is try and inspire you into cooking something different, using what you have as the foundation.
As well a functioning as a food database, the Olson Recipe Maker does well, with the entire supermarket and beyond covered in terms of food items. Additionally, the app is organised very well in the sense that once you have a recipe, you can quickly add the ingredients you don’t have to a shopping list, with any video tutorials related to the dish being displayed at the bottom of the recipe.
At the back-end of the process then, the app is unquestionably very strong, but it’s the slight confusion when it comes the initial generating process that holds it back from being great.
There is potential for this to be a very good app once it’s found its full identity.
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