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Spinning all the plates

Over the past few years of working full-time, I’ve tried a couple of different recipe services that were supposed to make meals easier by providing grocery lists and recipes. I usually ended up having to veto half of the recipes for using expensive or hard-to-find ingredients (scallops for six) or having limited appeal to kids (salmon and legumes). Some of the recipes were just not very tasty; I remember a spectacular fail of a cheeseburger casserole that was both salty and flavorless. Some of the recipes from a gluten-free service plan ended up telling me to omit ingredients including gluten rather than building a meal around other options like rice or quinoa.

I spent the last year flying by the seat of my pants and making about ten rotating things (and a lot of pasta) for dinner. In December, I threw in the towel and started looking at apps that dealt with meal planning.  I was not interested in a monthly or yearly subscription, so I was willing to pay for an app that would do what I wanted with a minimum of fuss.

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Mobile Web App Checklist

Mobile Web App Checklist

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DWNLD

DWNLD

Turn a web site into a native mobile app.

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AppPresser

AppPresser

Build iOS/Android mobile apps for any WordPress web site.

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Fluid

Fluid

Turn your favorite web apps into real Mac apps.

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Design Then Code

Design Then Code

The best iPhone, iPad and Mac interface design and development resources. Learn how to design great interfaces in Photoshop, then how to build them in Xcode.

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Pleco

Pleco

Chinese dictionaries for iPhone and Windows Mobile.