“Choice, not chance determines one’s destiny”-anon
If you read my last post then you know how overwhelmed I have been feeling about the prospect of switching to all Gluten free cooking. Imagine sitting in the middle of 30+ library books just about ready to eat them for fiber rather than attempting to cook!
I kept staring at the pages of the books and thinking, I could never write out all of the recipes in time before they would have to be returned to the library and it would kill off my hand to write so much. Then of course, what would I write the recipes on and where would I keep them all?
I decided (or chose) to look up gluten free blogs and recipes online. I spent a better part of the day sorting, following, favoriting and subscribing to things I thought were relevant. Then by chance or fate, I came across the best tool I could possibly find!
Perusing the site, http://www.stockpilingmoms.com, I came across a really yummy looking recipe for egg salad avocado wraps and it gave the option to “clip” and save or print the recipe. This led to the discovery of the ultimate cooking aid: http://www.ziplist.com!
I registered for free at Zip List and immediately found it easy to use! I could find a recipe on a website and save it into “my recipe box” on Zip List as if I were creating a “pin” for Pinterest (for those of you who are familiar with Pinterest). It also gave the options of adding tags to sort the recipes, making shopping lists and meal plans. As if that wasn’t good enough, if you make a shopping list of ingredients, Zip List will give you a few price comparisons for shop sales in your area.
So needless to say, I was already riding pretty high yesterday from finding Zip List and saving recipes I had found online, when today’s discovery really put me on Cloud 9! You can use Zip list to create or type in recipes! *Grinning like a fool*
I just love having a sense of direction and purpose (it is such a change from my usual hamster spinning in a wheel impression). My new project is to use the library books to find Gluten Free recipes that I would consider making/eating and type those recipes into Zip List where they will be saved and categorized in my recipe box. Then, when it comes time to cook up some food, I will move this computer (behold the power of a laptop!) to the dining room table, pull up the saved recipe of choice and then, voila! We are off and running…or…cooking!
I don’t know how long this project will take me and I will probably have to renew some of these books many times, but you have to start somewhere!