Price: $0.99 Score: 9/10 By Nancy Jones
Trying to change your diet and include more healthy dishes? The iPhone recipe app, iCooking Greek Cuisine, developed by Apps of All Nations, LLC, includes dishes that form part of a heart healthy Mediterranian diet. And while the recipes are great for your health, the price is also great for your wallet – tou get 50 great recipes for less than a dollar!
Navigating your way through iCooking Greek Cuisine is easy. You can choose to review all 50 recipes and select your favorites as you go along, or you can choose a dish by going through the different types of dishes – starters, vegetables, fish, meats or desserts. Once you select a recipe you can see a photo of the finished product, view the list of ingredients, read the preparation instructions or through the “more” tab add/remove it as a favorite or email it to yourself or a friend. iCooking Greek Cuisine is a straightforward and easy app to use. In addition to these basic features, you will also find an option on the main screen to add your own recipes.
You will find having recipes with the lists of ingredients always on hand to be a real time saver. You won’t need to stand in the grocery aisle wondering what ingredients are required for your next dish. When it comes time to do the food shopping, I find emailing the recipe to myself so I can print it out is particularly useful but it’s just as easy to check your items off the screen. You can also add your own recipes to iCooking Greek Cuisine – email them, print them out and, of course, have the ingredient list readily available when you are at the store.
With its range of iCooking apps, Apps of All Nations offers you an opportunity to explore the cuisines of different cultures. I don’t know a lot about Greek food, but I do know I love a simple Greek salads. I considered making one at first, but thought I needed to get a little more daring. I decided to go with Greek Potato Salad. There aren’t many ingredients – potatoes, green pepper, tomatoes, feta cheese, olive oil and vinegar – and the prep was equally easy. The end result was a tasty dish that was attractive as well. This will definitely go on my list of things to bring to potluck dinners because it can be prepared in advance, it’s colorful (always a sign of a healthy dish) and it presents well.
I like exploring the food of different cultures and at this price (99 cents) it’s easy for me to justify the cost. iCooking Greek Cuisine has the added benefit of offering dishes that are recommended as part of a healthy diet. Now, if we could just somehow get an app that helps us control portions – that would really be great!
iCooking Greek Cuisine is compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch and requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.