Organizing Your Recipes

While many of us enjoy cooking, it isn’t always easy to keep track of our impressive recipe collections. In order to make your recipes easier to find (and not to mention giving your patience a break!), we’re going to talk about a few ways you can get your recipes organized.

Recipe Book

Instead of storing your recipes in the “haphazard shoebox” fashion, how about converting them into a nice recipe book? If most of your recipes are on index or recipe cards, a photo album with plastic sleeves may work particularly well for you as long as the card fits comfortably in the slot. If you have quite a large collection of recipes, try obtaining a large family photo album that allows eight to twelve slots per sleeve (front and back). The order you put the cards in is totally up to you, as your recipe book should reflect your preference. Some people prefer to sort based on main dishes, desserts, breads/pastries, beverages, etc., while others prefer alphabetical order.

If you don’t have your recipes on cards, or if you’re like most people, you might have your recipes on papers and cards of all shapes and sizes. If this is the case, you might want to think about typing them all up and printing them off. After all of your recipes are transferred to this new format, the next step is to get a binder (three ring binders work well) and some tabbed dividers. Label each divider by the category you wish (ie: type of meal, alphabetical order, etc.) and get to work punching holes in your recipe sheets to accommodate the binder’s rings. If you prefer, you can purchase plastic sleeves to keep your sheets spill-proof-which is highly recommended to counter those splatters of sauce, batter, or grease that always tend to smudge our favorite recipes.

Whether you use a photo album or a binder, don’t be afraid to get creative with your recipe book. Get some construction paper and glue or clip clip pictures from magazines. There’s nothing wrong with adding a dash of imagination that might even inspire your cooking!

eRecipe Catalog

The Internet is not only a great place to search through millions of recipes, but it’s also handy for storing the ones you already have. Sites like WeGottaEat and OneTSP are free to sign up and allow you to add your own recipes by simply typing them up. Yes, this can be quite tedious if you have a lot of recipes, but just imagine how easy it will be to find a recipe by simply typing in a keyword and clicking “search.” You can also browse thorough members’ recipes and send recipes to friends and family. Online recipe storage sites are very user friendly, so you don’t have to be particularly computer savvy to utilize this great feature. Also, by storing your recipes online you can easily include pictures that would otherwise mean added bulk to your recipe collection.

Software

Say you like the idea of easily searching for and pulling up your recipes, but you aren’t too keen on relying upon an Internet connection. You might not want to totally rule out the option of a computerized recipe book. There is a wealth of recipe software available for download on the Internet. Many of them are classed as “freeware,” which means that you can download and use the software for free. Some cooking software is available online for purchase, but they do throw in some handy “extras” that are worth the money, such as measurement calculators and converters, meal planning and shopping lists, and nutritional value calculators.

These are just a few ways that you can free up that recipe drawer and simplify the entire task of cooking from a recipe. Best of luck in whichever method you choose to organize your recipes-and happy cooking!

Butter Series of Latte Recipes – Collection Two

Another collection of butter series coffee recipes from the previous week. These recipes are specially created for those who like Butterscotch mixing with coffee. Enjoy your coffee making journey.

Butterscotch Latte
Just pure Butterscotch as topping and mix with Espresso. Something that is simple and easy to make.

Ingredients
Enough for 1 person (tall glass)
1) 4 tablespoons of Butterscotch Topping
2) 1 shot of organic espresso
3) 0.75 cup of low fat steamed milk
4) Some ice cubes

Equipments Needed
Espresso maker and electronic blender

Steps for preparation:
1. Take a blender cup and put all the ingredients into the cup.
2. Blend it for 60 seconds until all evenly mixed.
3. Take a empty tall glass and pour your latte into the glass.
4. You can now enjoy your latte

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Butter Coffee Toffee Latte
Butterscotch with coffee will produce a nice and thick toffee. Hope you like it.

Ingredients
Enough for 1 person (tall glass)
1) 2 tablespoons of coffee syrup as well as Butterscotch topping respectively
2) 1 shot of organic espresso
3) 0.75 cup of low fat steamed milk
4) Whipped cream
5) Some ice cubes

Equipments Needed
Espresso maker and electronic blender

Steps for preparation:
1. Find an empty blender cup and put everything into the cup except whipped cream.
2. If you like your toffee to be cold, mix the ice cubes into it as well.
3. Blend it until all well mixed.
4. Take an empty glass and pour the toffee into the glass.
5. Spread some whipped cream on top of it.
6. You can now serve your toffee.

Where To Find Delicious Vegan Recipes – Add To Your Vegan Recipes Collection Today!

Many people are beginning to see the many health benefits of turning to a vegan lifestyle for a healthy body, mind and increased energy. Other persons decide to go vegan for animal rights, environmental issues, or because meat and dairy products are just too expensive. They all have one thing in common however: every vegan has the need to enjoy delicious vegan food and recipes. After all, it is every human’s right to enjoy good food, right? Where can they find some yummy, and possibly easy and quick, vegan recipes to satisfy their hunger and taste?

At bookstores

Why not go to your local bookstores and see what recipe books they currently have in stock on vegan food and meals? This can be an expensive option for some, and not all can afford to do this. Do not despair however, because there are many cheaper (or free) ways to find some delicious vegan recipes!

At Your Library

Check out your local library and you might be lucky to find a couple of vegan recipe e-books available for you to loan. When you get home, make sure you either write out or type out your favorite recipes in the book before its time to return it! See if there’s a chapter on easy and quick vegan recipes and make sure you also jot a few of these recipes down. You will thank yourself for doing this later on when you are too busy or tired to spend hours in the kitchen!

In any (non-vegan) recipe book

You do not necessarily have to look in vegan recipe books to find vegan recipes! Any good recipe book should have some great ideas for you to make which are already meat and dairy free (e.g.: soups, salads, and stir-fry’s). If an appealing recipe that you find contains meat or dairy, do not despair! There are many substitutions that you can use instead such as tofu, mock ‘bacon,’ soy spread or olive oil, and instead of eggs you could use applesauce, soaked chia seeds or soaked flaxseed meal!

From Vegan friend

It is an excellent idea to ask your vegan friends what their favorite vegan recipes and meals are! You can be sure that the recipes that they provide you will be scrumptious since the recipe will be tried and tested time and time again, and they likely will have perfected it!

On the internet

The internet is a great source to find some delicious vegan recipes. Many people share their favorite recipes online via blogs or websites, and often upload photos of their vegan meals and food to accompany the recipe. Another way which many people prefer to get their recipes is by purchasing a vegan recipe e-book. Why do many choose this option when they could get free recipes elsewhere? There are many advantages to downloading recipe e-books, which are:

1. You can download them onto your iPad, smart phone or tablet and carry your small device into the supermarket when you are doing your shopping. This means that you will not have to write a recipe list ever again!

2. Vegan e-books are created by professional vegan chefs, are proofread, and the recipes within are absolutely amazing!

3. Photos generally accommodate each recipe, so you will know beforehand exactly what you are making!

4. Never lose a recipe that you’ve written down again!

5. The recipes are tried and tested

6. Many people nowadays prefer to store their recipes on their iPad, smart phone, laptop or tablet rather than on scraps of paper or an actual folder (it’s a modern trend in this electronic society!).