5 Apps You Need for Easy Recipes This Summer

by Elysian Magazine

With these recipe cooking apps, you can surprise and delight your family this summer. So, get the table set, for we’ve gathered up 5 apps to help you find and manage recipes that are right for you!


The Tasty app is very popular in the foodie world, providing amazing step-by-step instructions on great recipes. As a registered user, you will get the earliest access to their very popular videos. Tasty allows you to customize your profile to only show recipes related to your preferences and needs and to filter for vegan or vegetarian, low carb, or gluten-free recipes, and more. You can even set it up so that you receive personalized recommendations for your next meal, based on the day of the week or major holidays.

Cost: Free | Devices: iOS, Android

Forks Over Knives: for Plant-Based Recipes

For those planning plant-based meals, whether sometimes or always, the Forks app is a wonderful solution. With this app, you can search 400 meals from more than 50 celebrated chefs, with new recipes added on a weekly basis. Just follow the step-by-step instructions they offer to make your food prep even simpler, with each step showing you needed ingredients, while a shopping list lets you track the grocery items required.

Cost: $5 | Devices: iOS, Android


Paprika is a recipe manager app that allows you to save recipes to your phone that you find elsewhere on the internet or that you create yourself. The app also lets you create and save your favorite meal plans and menus, as well as grocery lists of ingredients. When it comes to cooking meals, Paprika offers a wonderful set of unique features: you can scale ingredients according to serving sizes, cross off ingredients as they’re used, and the option to use their built-in cooking timers. This is not a free app, but definitely, worth the small investment!

Cost: $5 | Devices: iOS, Android

BBC Good Food

When we hear the name “BBC,” we almost always think of British TV, but there’s so much more on offer. The BBC Good Food app offers a database of over 10,000 recipes that anyone can easily access. The app shows recipes that have been shared by its users, as well as recipes tested by the BBC Good Food team, and celebrity chefs. You can easily create an account for yourself, save your favorite recipes for later, and share your favorite recipes with family and friends.

Cost: Free | Devices: iOS, Android

Pepper: Social Cooking App

Pepper is a food- and recipe-based social media platform, you can use to find and share amazing recipes, read trending recipes, and browse your favorite dishes on the app’s Explore page. The app allows you to set up your personal profile so whenever you see a recipe you like, you can save it for later use. The app boasts over a quarter-million users posting recipes and reactions with friends, families, and followers.

Cost: Free | Devices: iOS, Android

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