Why Pay for Recipes When You Get Them Online for Free?

With so many recipe web sits online, why should you pay for recipes? The Internet really gives you a great resource of many different web sites. There is a great variety of web sites out there. Some sites are run by food companies such as Kraft foods, Barilla Pasta, and Land O’Lakes. Other sites are run by magazines like Martha Steward, Women’s Day, Family Circle, and many others. There are other websites that are simply collections of recipes.

Many companies such as Kraft foods build websites so you will use their ingredients in the food that you make. On Kraft’s website you can find so many recipes for things made with cheese: casseroles, appetizers, breads, pizzas, and so much more. Other sites such as Barilla Pasta feature recipes that are specialize in pasta. Land of Lakes features recipes that contain butter: cookies, sauces, breads, a variety of desserts, and so much more. If you buy a particular brand of food, chances are that there is a web site to compliment what you just bought.

Many magazines offer free recipes online. Bon Appetit, Gourmet Magazine offers tons of recipes from current magazines as well as the past. Other magazines such as Woman’s Day, and Family Circle offer so many free recipes. So if you can think of a magazine you enjoy, chances are there is a web site to match.

Another terrific type of recipe web site are simply ones that are collections of recipes. Allrecipes.com features many recipes from its viewers, people just like you. SOAR recipe archive has been around since around 1995 and is a non profit web site that features thousands of recipes from many different categories. Be sure to use your favorite search engine to find recipe collections based upon pies, cakes, Jewish, French, and just about any other sorts of recipes you can think of.

You can easily see that there are many different free recipes available online. There is really no need in purchasing recipes when there is a great variety that is available for you. There are literally thousands of recipes and cooking web sites that are waiting for you to explore them.

Web Sites Mentioned

Major food companies

http://www.kraft.com

[http://www.barillaus.com/index.aspx]

http://www.landolakes.com/

Magazines with recipes

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/ – Features recipes from Gourmet and Bon Apetit Magazines

http://www.womansday.com

http://www.familycircle.com

Other Recipe Websites

http://www.recipesource.com/

http://www.allrecipes.com

The Advantages Of Compiling Your Own Personal Vegan Recipe Collection – Vegan Advice

If you are on the vegan diet or plan to become a vegan in the near future – you need to have plenty of easy and healthy vegan recipes at your disposal so that you can whip up something quick and delicious in no time. You should have a variety of recipes on hand such as breakfast foods, lunches, dinners, vegan desserts and cakes, and “clones” of your favorite foods so that you can make these when your cravings are high. This will help you to stay motivated on the vegan diet. Let’s look at some advantages of having your own personal recipe collection!

If You’re Not “That” Into Cooking

Some people like to cook – and some do not. Even some folk who are vegan may not be that into cooking. This is when it’s really helpful to have a stash of easy vegan recipes on hand. You can make something really easy, really fast, and really healthy. Remember, preparing your own foods will prevent you from habitually grabbing the vegan junk food instead. And don’t forget, not all recipes are difficult. Just do a little bit of looking around and you will have no problem finding some quick and super-easy vegan recipes that are made for the amateur cook.

Make Your Own “On-The-Go” Snacks

If you have some yummy vegan baking recipes on hand – you can bake some healthy cakes, muffins, brownies or slices to freeze and keep as healthy, quick snacks. It’s a really good idea to retain your favourite “freezer” recipes so that you always have the means to bake some healthy “on-the-go” snacks for yourself or your family. Most baked goods can be frozen, so you should have no trouble finding some healthy “freezable” baking recipes that look appealing.

To Make Your Vegan Lifestyle Fun

Yummy vegan recipes can make your life fun and exciting – you don’t have to eat boring food all of the time! Let me rephrase that – you never have to eat boring foods on the vegan diet! The variety of delicious vegan recipes are endless. Collecting and cooking some of your yummiest recipes on a regular basis will help you to stay motivated to stay on the vegan lifestyle. So try to spice up your life just a little bit more!

Share Your Yummiest Baked Goods With Friends & Family

Do you constantly get teased by family and friends for being a vegan? Many vegans have to suffer this day in and day out. So why not head to your recipe collection and find your tastiest mouth-watering vegan recipe that you have. Perhaps it is a brownie, a cupcake or a carrot cake – whatever you have chosen, bake it for your family and friends. Prove to them that vegan food is delicious! Or maybe think along the lines of a peace-offering – bake some yummy food for them just to stop them teasing you for being vegan! After all, who in their right mind would complain about being baked a cake? Not I!

Your Recipe Collection Is Your Friend At The End Of The Day

After the end of a long, hard day’s work – you can grab your recipes collection and choose one of favorite easy, healthy dishes to make for dinner. Once again, this will ensure that you stay clear of vegan junk food. This will prevent you from heading for the chips, the cookies and other vegan packet foods. Having your recipe collection ready for you in your kitchen when you get home from work means that you can find a quick meal idea really fast and can have a tasty meal ready in no time!

When Your Cravings Are High

When your cravings for your favourite desserts, cakes, muffins or slices are intense and you need to satisfy your cravings – you can opt for a healthy, easy, homemade choice from your vegan recipes collection. Everybody needs to satisfy their cravings sometimes – this is what keeps us mentally stable! And baking your own treats always tastes better than store-bought ones. So next time you want that gooey chocolate cake or apple pie with “cream,” grab your vegan recipes folder out, throw on your apron and start baking!

So you see, having a good collection of your favourite easy, healthy vegan recipes has so many advantages, and collecting these recipes can be really fun! Why don’t you make it an ongoing project? Many people make it a hobby collecting and fine-tuning their favorite recipes. Having your own vegan recipe folder will help ensure that you stay motivated on the vegan diet, keep your life fun and interesting, and most importantly, encourage you to eat healthy vegan foods rather than vegan junk food! Home-made baking always tastes better than store-bought foods. And you can be sure that your sweets and treats are always packed with plenty of goodness!

Home Catering Business – Recipes For Success

Recipe, collect – collect – collect

There is a lot that can be said about this topic.

I wish you could see my collection. From time to time I start cooking through all the bits and pieces that I have collected over the years. However to use recipes in a Catering Business you will have to try them.

When I try new recipes I tend to alter them according to my liking and what I think will work and what not. Please do yourself a favor, write down every little thing you change. Believe me, after only a short time you will not remember what you altered in this particular recipe, and if someone else does your cooking, how is he or she to know.

When catering for a function, your recipes need to be reliable. You will not have the time to go by trial and error. It needs to work the first time; every time.

Before you start with your business, cook the recipes that you will offer your clients; complete menus would be great. When finished, take photos and build yourself a portfolio with sample menus.

You need to know in advance what will work and what not, what flavors will complement others. You will have to collect recipes for special needs, like vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, children’s dishes, and the list goes on. I like the deserts the best, I’ll trial them any day. I actually have a collection of wedding cakes, special occasion cakes, birthday cakes etc. (And Yes, I have a sweet tooth)

I actually take photos of every event I cater for, it helps me to remember. Also when you refer back to that event at a later time, there may be just that special touch they have been impressed with which you can reproduce. Date them, and keep them on file under the name of the host and also in your Portfolio.

Having a portfolio makes it easier for you to hone in on your clients requirements, visual preference etc. A Buffet on a photo can look very impressive; it gives you and your client ideas. Also you will find it easier to find out about the likes and dislikes of your client, the color scheme etc.

One thing I can recommend to you is to take the best photos you have of one or two of your catering events, and enlarge them, frame them, and grace your office wall with them. These things speak volumes. Make sure that at least in one of them either you or one of your staff is visible. This will show your prospective client, he/she is not looking at some generic advertising, but at something they can expect from you.

Here is a tip for your prospective client visiting your office. Have always an onion and a slice of bread ready. No, not to offer your client. Just put the onion in the oven just before they arrive, yes the bread as well, it will give your kitchen that wonderful aroma that will make their mouth water.

And NO! “I can’t open the oven door, it will ruin the dish.”

To your success,

Skye Harmony

Where Do 21st Century Vegans Get Their Recipes?

In the past, wives and mothers traded their ‘secret recipes,’ met together for recipe swaps and jotted down their recipes by hand onto a small piece of paper, which would soon be added to their recipe collection. In the 21st century however, the trend has changed into an ‘electronic recipe collection.’ And for those into healthy eating, vegetarian or veganism, this electronic recipe collection/swap likewise applies to them!

That’s right folks, the modern day computer, tablet, iPad, or smart phone also serves as massive storage device and means of ‘chatting’ with the community. Many folks enjoy typing out their favourite recipes these days, and store them on their computer or electronic device (rather than printing them). I personally tend to store my recipes on my laptop these days, and I take great delight in my ‘electronic recipe collection,’ which is continually expanding!

One can find an infinite variety of vegan food recipes online these days, ranging from vegan breakfasts, lunches, dinners, main meals, light meals, snacks, cakes, desserts, drinks, gourmet vegan meals and quick and easy vegan recipes. Yes, these can all be obtained online! How?

Websites
Vegans can find all of their recipes online nowadays, by several means. Firstly, there is an increasing number of vegan websites where everyday folks like you and I can create a recipe, possibly take a photo of it, and share it with the world. I have stumbled across hundreds of vegan websites boasting in some great looking recipes!

Blogs
Secondly, many vegans like to blog their recipes and share them with the community. Others can comment on the recipe, and they have the opportunity to give feedback if they have tried the recipe out themselves. It’s similar to the recipe swap that your grandmother partook in, only it’s now an electronic recipe swap taking place in an electronic community! But hey, us 21st century foodies have no problem with this method, right folks?!

Online Shopping
Thirdly, you can do some online shopping and purchase your books via stores such as e-bay or amazon. You can thus get your vegan recipes and food books delivered straight to your front door! Many people enjoy online shopping nowadays and prefer this method of purchasing their books. Be aware however that oftentimes, the freight can be rather hefty.

You-tube
Fourth, there are many vegan food recipes and meal ideas that can be watched on You-tube. This is another type of community where folks can post a recipe video and people in the community can comment on it. There are many excellent You-tube videos on vegan food, meals and recipes, so you should have no trouble in finding some recipes here.

Recipe E-Books
Fifth, many folks nowadays enjoy purchasing their recipe books completely electronically via e-books. This way, they can gain access to their vegan recipes instantly (after a few seconds of downloading time of course) and store their recipe book on their device forever. With electronic recipe e-books, there is not wear and tear, the price is cheaper than a physical copy, there is no freight cost, the owner will not have to worry about losing the book, and the device can be taken into the supermarket or grocery store and can facilitate ones shopping (I.e., the days of writing out a recipe list will be over!).

There are many excellent vegan recipe e-books available to download nowadays created by professional vegan chefs. The vegan recipes contained within are generally delicious and gourmet, but also can be surprisingly easy and quick to make. Vegan recipe e-books also generally boast in stunning food photos to accompany the recipes. The recipes are also tried and tested, so you can be confident that you will be getting some decent recipes!

Restaurant Copy Recipes – The Joy of Cooking With Secret Recipes

Would you enjoy using special recipes, even secret recipes from your favorite restaurants? Imagine having hundreds of restaurant copy recipes at your finger tips that are easy to follow, allowing you to make your favorite restaurant food in your own kitchen. Imagine experiencing the joy and satisfaction in preparing special dishes that you could enjoy eating and sharing with those you love?

Some of my best memories in life come from eating excellent food with those I love. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to create your own memories using secret recipes from your favorite restaurants?

When you are looking for a collection of restaurant copy recipes, here are some of the things you will want to consider:

  • Tested and Perfected by a Professional Chef: You need to know the recipes have been prepared and fine-tuned by a professional chef. Also it would be good to know that the recipes have been field tested by thousands of satisfied users who provided helpful and positive feed-back.
  • Simple, Easy to Follow: You want to be able to prepare great restaurant quality meals just like a professional chef. The recipes need to contain step by step detailed instructions allowing you to successfully create your own dishes. Would you like to learn the closely guarded secrets that are used to prepare the actual menu items from some of the most successful restaurants in America? Plus with your special touch, you want to be confident that the dishes will actually be as good or better than the restaurant version.
  • You Want to Get Your Money’s Worth: What you are hoping to find is a collection of hundreds of new restaurant copy recipes from dozens of America’s top restaurants. Wouldn’t it be great to also receive several bonus recipe collections? And what if you were able to have life-time access to the recipe archives from the publisher. But that is asking for a lot, isn’t it?
  • The Collection has a Proven Track-record: You would want to know that the collection of secret recipes has a large following and has been around for several years. In fact it would be great if the collection has been and continues to be one of the top collections in this category. It would add to the desirability if the creator of the collection was a renowned publisher of special cookbooks and has had several TV appearances. Wouldn’t it be great to know that there are tens of thousands of happy users of these recipes who have voiced their approval with a huge amount of positive feed-back?
  • Instant Down-Load: When you find what you are looking for, you want to get it ASAP. You want to have instant access to the collection of restaurant copy recipes so you can start enjoying cooking them at home.
  • Your Savings: You know that you can save time and a lot of money by cooking at home. For one thing you don’t have to hire a baby sitter, which is an added expense when you go out to eat. You could satisfy your and your family’s cravings for your favorite restaurant food and not have to wait until the next time you have the time and money to eat out.
  • The Convenience: Some of your favorite foods are at the best and busiest restaurants which means most of the time, you will have to stand in line, waiting to be seated and served. What people have discovered is that they can enjoy their favorite restaurant dishes anytime and as often as they want, cooked in their own kitchens, using restaurant copy recipes.
  • Your Rewards: People have found that they can stay in the comfort of their homes and enjoy their favorite restaurant foods. There is nothing like hitting a home run while creating a great meal using new recipes. And just think of all of the praise and appreciation that they receive from their family and friends for caring enough to fix that very special meal.

Summary:
Cooking at home is looking better all the time, especially when you can prepare your families favorite restaurant food in your own kitchen, using a collection of restaurant copy recipes. Now what could be better than that?

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