I admit that I’m slightly addicted to finding new recipes. I have a huge collection of cookbooks and I am constantly searching the internet for new recipes to try. I really don’t like making the same recipes over and over again. When I’m bored, I find myself searching the internet for new recipes. I bookmark them or print them out, intending to try them in the future and then I lose them. Then it comes time to try the recipe and I cannot for the life of me figure out what I did with it.
One of the problems I have is that my computer is in my office. I cook in the kitchen. I try to run back and forth between the two rooms, look at the recipe on the screen and then dash back into the kitchen to hope I remember it long enough to make it. It generally doesn’t work that way and I find myself going “Was that a 1/2 tsp baking powder or baking soda?” I’ve considered finding new recipes on my iPad a few times and then bringing it into the kitchen. Honestly, I know as soon as I do that, I am going to spill something on top of it and destroy it. Plus, my son generally lays claim to the iPad right when I need it most.
Finding New Recipes
Finding new recipes has just become easier since I was offered the Key Ingredient recipe reader for a feature on my site. The Key Ingredient Recipe Reader is a reader that lets you take your recipe collection with you into the kitchen. It has a kitchen safe touch screen that wirelessly syncs with your online account. This helps keep my iPad and iPhone out of the kitchen where they are safe. Up to 4,000 recipes can sync from your free keyingredient.com account to your ereader.
After I created my free account, I searched from my computer to find recipes I wanted to try. I added the recipes that I wanted to try to my favorites list. Then I went into the kitchen and my favorites were right there on the Key Ingredient eReader for me to cook from. Of course, I could simply search from the Key Ingredient and add recipes to my planner straight from the kitchen if I wanted to. There’s more to the Key Ingredient eReader than just recipes. It has a full list of common kitchen substitutions built in and it can convert millileters to teaspoons and ounces to grams. There are even 3 built in timers! Three! You can time 3 different things at the same time! That’s going to be very handy at the holidays.
I found a Scallops with Angel Hair Pasta recipe on the Key Ingredient site that looked delicious. The only problem was that it is not Paleo or gluten free the way it is written. I made a few changes to turn it into a Paleo scallops recipe we could all enjoy:
- ½ lbs bay scallops
- 1 large clove of garlic, minced
- 6 tbsp olive oil
- ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 large spaghetti squash, cooked, shredded
- salt, pepper, parsley to taste
- Rinse scallops and pat dry.
- Saute the garlic in 4 tablespoons olive oil in a medium skillet for 5 minutes over low heat. Don't let the garlic burn. Add red pepper flakes
- and cook a few seconds. Add scallops. Turn up heat to medium high and cook scallops for 1 minute, stirring constantly until the scallops turn opaque. Do not overcook. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Shred the cooked spaghetti squash into the pan. Turn heat to low and toss mixture to coat with oil and seasonings. Add remaining tablespoon of olive oil to make *pasta* glisten and adjust the red pepper flakes to taste.
I love that the Key Ingredient is so easy to use. The search function helps me find my recipes quickly and I can favorite those that I’ve tried and we really enjoyed. The eReader has a photo of the recipe along with the entire recipe itself and information on where it came from. You can also add your own favorite recipes so your collection is constantly growing.
Giveaway is closed. Winner was Entry #264Sonya N.