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Recipe Haven – A Review on Yummly

Hello Everyone!

Today’s review will be on an app that I’ve been using on and off for the past few years. At the beginning of my university life, I needed to learn how to cook my own breakfast (since everyone would be at school or work by the time I woke up) so I kept searching up recipes on the internet, and to tell you the truth, it was tedious work! I dreaded looking for new things to cook, because there were pretty much hundreds of variations of the same recipe and it did my head in!

So, when I found this handy little website/app, I found relief! It lists so many recipes all over the internet! It’s called…

Yummly

It’s a great app, and I will definitely use it time and again, even if I have a family of my own and using my family’s old recipes, you can never stop experimenting, especially with food.


How It All Started

When I was rather obsessed with my fitness I wanted to try out as many smoothie recipes as I could, because I was major on the smoothie front back then. Yummly had loads of variations that I could easily use, and trust me, there were loads of recipes on the internet I couldn’t even attempt, simply because we don’t have the ingredients in the UK.

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Most of the recipes I’d found were American, using American brands and terms for their ingredients, which you most definitely can’t find in the UK. Yummly, however, is tailored to where you live, so there are recipes that I could easily find the ingredients for! For example, there’s a lemon, garlic and herb chicken recipe that I’ll probably be reusing for the next couple of weeks. It was so delicious, I didn’t have to do too much. Basically, I just had to marinate the chicken overnight, and then cook it the next day!

What’s So Good About It?

As I mentioned before, it lists recipes from the internet, but it also sorts them into courses, diets, cultures and season! So, if you’re in the mood for a Mediterranean summer dish, there should be something on there for you!

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It also allows you to modify your preferences so you wouldn’t be bombarded by recipes that don’t fit with your diet. For example, if you’re after a Mediterranean diet, but you’re a vegan, you’re bound to find something. It’s a very handy tool! It even tailors the search so you can eliminate recipes that have ingredients you’re allergic to, or ingredients you can’t find in your local grocery store.

What Isn’t So Good About It?

Like with everything there’s always something that keeps it just that one step from perfect. The website/app is similar to social media platforms like Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter, and it’s frequently updated with new recipes. So, if you’ve forgotten to save a recipe, and promised yourself to look for it later, only to find it lost in the ether, it’s most likely you won’t find it ever again, especially if you’ve forgotten what the title of recipe was.

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Another downside to Yummly is the fact that when you “Yum” a recipe, it doesn’t save it in the category you found it in. For example, there are a couple of drinks I’ve saved, but when I search for it using the beverage category, I can’t find any of them. The only recipe under that category is the Strawberry Avocado Smoothie that I’d saved a couple of years ago!

My Overall Opinion

Despite its flaws, I do love this website, and its accompanying apps. It’s easy to use, and it doesn’t change from the app to the safari app when you look up the instructions of the recipe! If you don’t want to search through so many variations of the same recipe, especially when it has 20 ingredients or more, then try out this website, you won’t have to search through the internet again!


So that’s it from me today, let us know what you think about the Yummly app! Leave your comments below on what recipes you found and liked, or if you found the app tedious and time consuming! We’d love to know what you think, and don’t forget to like and subscribe for updates on content like this.

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