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I Love My iPad! Now To Fill It With A Little Digital “G”
Posted By V Ol Blak On August 22, 2011 @ 12:34 am In G/Videos,Green Report / Media,GreenChef Foodie Talk | 3 Comments
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Like any well behaved Flesh Monkie I follow my masters orders and when Master Steve Jobs told me to go out and buy his latest gadget, I didn’t ask why I just did it. I promptly strapped on my latex (nature) pants, pulled on hangman’s black latex hoody, and slid my feet into my favorite 6 inch faux leather KIZZ Boots. Okay, I am sorry that last part isn’t true. I don’t have faux leather KIZZ Boots. Now you know what to get me for xmas, just saying. Alright back to my story. After getting dressed I ran out the door, jumped onto my electric bike and headed to the nearest (only) Apple store to get my very own iPad. I am happy to report, it’s been true love ever since.
Yes, I have an iPad and I love it. But the ipad in itself isn’t really something to fall in love with. Yes, it’s slick, well made, cool to the touch, nice to look at and comes with some great basic apps. But to really fall in love with the iPad, you need to get busy adding some serious “G” digital stuff. What is “G” digital stuff? I am glad you asked. “G” digital stuff is defined as anything you can load on to your iPad which inspires you be “G’er”. You know…. eat greener, dwell in a cave, stop buying printed things, eating more greens, never leave your home, consume more G Living post, and of course digging up your yard and planting a espresso powered veggie garden. Your basic “G” lifestyle stuff.
To get you started on your own love affair with your new ipad (I know you have one, admit it), here are a few digital “G” finds you might want to tryout
For today lets start with Recipe eBooks and Apps.
The Photo Cookbook is an app taking the cookbook to a whole new level. This is my favorite food app so far, but sorry to say it has a limited Veggie recipe selection right now. Lets hope that changes as they new recipes. The Photo Cookbook is like a private cooking course in your own kitchen with an experienced cook, who clarifies the preparation. Beautiful photography, which is displayed in high resolution especially on your iPad, illustrates every step.
Allrecipes a free app which connects to a very large database of basic recipes. Not the slickest looking app but it works. When you already know what recipe you want, use powerful search options to access more than 45,000 member-tested recipes: Ingredients to specifically include or exclude – Dietary restrictions like gluten free, low carbs, or low sodium- Search recipes by course, cooking method, or prep time.- Filter your results by popularity or member rating!
Epicurious Recipes is of course by Condé Nast Publishing, so you know it’s going to be slick and packed with recipes. But again this very good looking app lacks the most important ingredient, GreenChef recipes! This app from award-winning food site Epicurious.com includes over 28,000 delicious, professionally tested recipes from renowned magazines such as Bon Appétit and Gourmet, popular cookbooks, top chefs, and leading restaurants. The app works on both the iPhone and iPad, giving you an experience optimized for whichever device you’re currently using.
“Moonie Pie” Recipes eBook is a single themed recipe ebook, but at $4.97, it’s cheap enough to go for it. And if you follow GreenChef Heather Pace here on G Living, you know she has amazing looking recipes. I would say her whole series of ebooks ( The Ultimate Ice Cream Cake ebook, and The Raw Party Parfait) are pretty nice looking and worth trying out. After falling in love with the famous moon pie, I’ve recently created three raw versions of this traditionally cooked treat. Now I want to share the raw moonie pie dessert recipes with you, in this book!
Pure Pleasures is a Full Size Raw Food recipe ebook by GreenChef Natalia and only cost $18.95. Unlike Heather Paces ebooks, Natalia went for it and packed this ebook with 75 different recipes. Each recipe has a full description and photos of the completed dish. No one has more love for making recipes than Natalia, believe me, she is a crowd pleaser. One issue with the ebook, the layout doesn’t recognize the ipads screen and wont automatically adjust to the correct size. You have to pinch the screen to expand each page. If Natalia fixes that issue, I would like the ebook way more. Her book is also searchable, which is a big plus. Not all ebooks are searchable, shockingly. Pure Pleasures is my debut recipe book featuring 75 of my hottest recipes, gorgeous full color photos, fresh design and inspiring lifestyle tips.
Jamie Does is not so much a recipe ebook but more of a mini magazine. It’s beautiful and fun. I love the design / layout and it even has a few Green Recipes you might want to sink your teeth into. Oh and it’s free! For this cookbook, Jamie has dipped into some of the incredible countries only a few hours from Britain’s doorstep: Spain, Italy, Greece, Morocco, Spain, Sweden and France. The result is Jamie Does… a tribute to the wonderful array of food, people and locations he encountered. It’s a cookbook full of fun, escapist recipes that embrace the famous and exciting dishes from each place.
If you have any favorite ipad apps or ebooks I should checkout, let me know.
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