Sorry to those of you looking for something along the lines of pigs in a blanket, this is not the post for you. We're talking about iPhone Apps here my friends.
Finally said buh-bye to my BlackBerry and got in iPhone this summer. I'm in love. A month later I've finally got the hang of the touchscreen and what not.
Getting fun, free/nearly free apps is the highlight of the phone for me. I love them. Here are some food related apps I think you'll enjoy. While I've linked to the iTunes store many of these apps have a Droid app which you can find on their main website, also linked here.
UrbanSpoon Cost: Free! Category: Travel Web: UrbanSpoon.com Pick the neighborhood, cuisine and price point you'd like, shake your iPhone and ta-da UrbanSpoon has found you a restaurant
Open Table Cost: Free! Category: Travel Web: OpenTable.com Make instant reservations at over 15,000 OpenTable-enabled restaurants in the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom. Earn points each time you make a res. which can be redeemed for a dining coupon.
Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List Cost: Free! Category: Lifestyle Web: Epicurious.com Browse through the extensive list of recipes. Sort by meal, cuisine, main ingredient as well as other choices. Create a shopping list based on the recipe. Save favorite recipes from app and website.
Grocery Store IQ Cost: Free! Category: Lifestyle Web: GroceryStoreIQ.com This amazes me. Scan the barcode of grocery store items and this app will find it in their system and add it to a shopping list. You can email the shopping list to yourself or I don't know, your husband perhaps :) ? I want to go all around my kitchen and scan everything! No more forgotten items because I left my list on the coffee table.
Fooducate Cost: Free! Category: Lifestyle & Fitness Web: Fooducate.com Just downloaded this today and I can tell it will be Life.Changing. Fooducate uses the same barcode scanning technology (amazing!) as Grocery Store IQ but goes a step further. It gives you a letter rating of the item (A, B+, C-, etc) and calorie information. Then, the best part!!!, alternatives and an option to compare items. So for example my regular box of pasta got a B+ rating so my alternatives were whole wheat options rated As. Reminds me of the book Eat This, Not That...
Grocery IQ & Fooducate obviously require a little bit of time to get started and while you're grocery shopping. For me, the scanning part is so fun I don't mind the added time. I think I'll love grocery shopping even more with these 2 apps.
Did today sneak up on you? Summer flew by and here we are. I say that every year, but really it FLEW this year.
So here we are September.
These leaves wont be green for long!
I'm excited for...leaves changing color, wearing my awesome maternity jeans, cooler air in the mornings, school supplies & the routine of the 8-3 job returning, college football,
cider donuts - we have to go apple picking again if for no other reason then to get donuts,
and Little Sister's wedding in late November in Fort Worth. Yaaay!
Happy back to school to my fellow teachers! And thank you for all your congrats.