By Sorted Food
Has really expanded my cooking options and helped decrease food waste. I’ve been watching the Sorted Food channel for a long time, and they really it it out of the park with this app ❤️
I am really enjoying this app. I am trying and buying new things which is exciting. The recipes are broken down to nice bite sized chunks so it makes it easier. I wish there was a way to comment on the recipe to make suggestions and or possible fixes so dodos like me won’t mess up and burn the leaks. But other than that I think I’m going to continue to use the app as long as I can.
Since downloading the app, it crashes every time I tap the search option. I hope it gets fixed before my 30 day free trial because if not, then I’ll have to unsubscribe. Shame as I really like the YT channel.
I adore this app. It’s changed my eating so drastically. My partner and I used a lot of meal kits because planning out balanced dinners was time consuming - but those are expensive and feel like fake cooking. This seriously changed our lives. My only suggestion to those in the US: get a cooking scale and be prepared to translate from metric. It’s worth it tho!
I’ve been using this app for a year and a half and it has genuinely saved me a lot of money on groceries and made me a better cook. It’s like having a meal kit subscription, but with zero packaging waste and better instructions thanks to the audio guide. There are so many recipes I never get bored, and they’re all easy, delicious, and generously portioned. If you’re not a UK user you have to make slight adjustments to ingredients sometimes and it’s easier to use metric measurements the way the recipes are written, but it is 100% worth it and the learning curve is minimal. Cheers, Sorted!
Really helps me out on the weekly grocery shopping and meal planning. Slightly difficult to find certain ingredients here in the US, which means I need to try and work with substitutes. A lot more vegetarian dishes than I expected, but it’s introduced a bunch of healthier meals into my life. Love it, just know it’s more aimed towards a UK audience.
This app has completely changed how we cook and eat. We used to have a meal kit delivery subscription, but the kids sometimes needed more food and we got tired of some of the repetition in the types of food on offer. Switched to trying this for a month nearly 2 years ago, and was blown away by the recipes, flavors, and servings. As a family of 4, we often only make the servings for 2 people, as the portions for many of the dishes are massive. If you have teenagers in the home, up it to 4 servings and you will have plenty of food. Our favorite recipes come to the table regularly, and some have even made it into such frequent rotation that we always keep the ingredients on hand for a quick easy supper. Trying new dishes is fun and simple, and the new format of having ALL recipes available every week makes it super simple to seek out something new when we are bored of the usuals. We eat more veggies and meatless dishes with this app, and I have learned a ton of new cooking techniques that were intimidating before. The app-generated list makes sharing the shopping duties fast and painless, and makes planning meals for the week so much less frustrating and time-consuming.
I love the idea and it should make things easier. But every time I try and plan my week it glitches and doesn’t allow me to schedule on the days I want to
I have tried this app out for a year and while I love this concept, unfortunately I have found it does not meet my needs well enough as an American. I bought this app subscription for the budget and food waste conscious benefits. TLDR: If you don’t have a lot of dietary concerns, this app is a great asset in meal planning/cooking. If you’re an American and don’t have a tight budget/don’t mind searching for less common ingredients, this app may work for you and introduce new recipes/ingredients. Pros: 1) Lots of useful features, and particularly like the one shopping list for all recipe packs. 2) Helpful to have the cooking instructions as you go and timers pop up with instructions. 3) The app has something for every experience level, both newbies and experienced cooks can gain something from this. Cons: 1) Many of the budget or speedy recipes rely on ingredient “hacks” that are simply unavailable or cost-prohibitive in my area (midwest USA). For example, a favorite shortcut ingredient is canned lentils, which I have never been able to find. Some stores will have pre-cooked lentils in a shelf-stable bag, but it will be $3-$4 (where I would expect a can to be about $1), so I end up cooking my own and defeats the speediness.. I’m sure these budget ideas work better for a British audience. 2) I’ve also found other favorite ingredients difficult to locate here, and often only available at high end grocery stores. This adds to my shopping time (having to go to multiple stores) and stretches my budget (commons ingredients for them are uncommon here and more expensive) 3) My standard diet is a lot different than theirs as Brits. This alone is not bad and has exposed me to a lot of different recipes and ingredients I wouldn’t normally try, however so many recipe packs include fish that it’s almost unavoidable. I live nowhere near the sea, so seafood is generally less available, less affordable, and less common to eat here. I’m fine with using the vegetarian options to avoid fish BUT… 4) It’s very difficult to avoid dairy in these recipes (lactose intolerant) and non-dairy substitutions end up costing significantly more. I have noticed a few more options that address this (dairy-free gluten-free packs, vegan packs) but there’s not enough that I would recommend this to someone with dietary issues like me. 5) Food waste issue is not addressed as well for American users, it seems some of our food may come packaged differently/in larger quantity and food may still end up wasted. So overall, I think the app works well and wish it worked better for my needs, however I think it is not as well suited to an American audience. I would definitely recommend to any Brits, and to any Americans who may have less restrictions/different needs than me. I would love to someday see them partner with a few Americans to create a version better suited to our needs to address budget and food waste concerns.
I have really enjoyed this app and how it has streamlined my cooking. I cook at home a lot more now and don’t have lots of left over ingredients in my fridge. The app does have some bugs, but it hasn’t troubled me too much. One thing I would love to see with this app is the ability to favorite individual recipes in addition to packs and the ability to build your own packs from favorite recipes.