Like Allrecipes' Dinner Spinner, the No Time to Cook? app is all about delivering a food plan on the double. Where Allrecipes catalogs thousands of dishes and requires you to sort through the ingredients and kinds of meals you're looking for, Real Simple Recipes offers a narrower focus on fast and easy food. As the name implies, these are recipes you can cook fast. Real fast.
The first screen of the app displays three time options: 40 minutes, 30 minutes and 20 minutes. It also displays a basic selection of food categories like poultry, beef, seafood and vegetarian. Picking a type of dish and a time frame for readiness will sort through the app's 850 recipes and pull up something you have time to cook even on a busy night.
Real Simple Recipes includes kitchen timers and how-to videos along with its cooking instructions. Favorite recipe and shopping list support are there, too. The only downside: the $5 app contains advertisements, which are usually only displayed in free apps.
The next time you find your stomach growling in an unfamiliar neighborhood or when you're at a loss for cooking ideas, remember that the solution may just be one iPhone app away.
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