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Ruby Goss

Senior Food Editor at Kitchen Stories

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Finding it hard to keep track of your cooking inspiration from all over the web? Us too. Until now!

We’ve made a handy new feature called cookbook+ to help you save and organize all your favorite recipes in one place. To show you the Kitchen Stories team is using it, plus how we find inspiration online, our editors are sharing a collection of saved recipes with you each week. Follow this link to learn how cookbook+ works and sign up for a 14 day free trial.

As an obsessive note taker—one of those people whose face falls when they’re told they don’t need to jot anything down—it’s only logical that my internet style is to bookmark basically anything I take a passing fancy to. The caveat? Everything is saved all over the place across different plugins and apps making finding anything about as successful as the first pancake in the pan! This is especially true for recipes: As much as I like to flick through the cookbooks on my shelves at home—a lot of my inspiration for what to cook next comes from scrolling online. But with so many recipes available, it’s a bit of a mess!

How to easily save and organize your favorite recipes on the web

Hopefully you’re already using Kitchen Stories signature cookbook feature—it lets you save your favorite recipes on the platform into themed, private collections we call cookbooks. Now, with cookbook+, you can add recipes from all around the web to sit alongside them—making your collections more extensive and more useful than ever!

As a very visual person, I can take one look through the recipe tile images and quickly find myself inspired by a dish. cookbook+ also converts saved recipes from the web into a streamlined layout that’s easy to follow while I cook (pro tip: turn on cooking mode for an even better experience), so I’m not having to awkwardly wrangle zooming in on text and stirring or chopping at the same time. To make it easier to decide on what to cook on the go, I like to create themed cookbooks tied to meals like ‘Dinner Ideas’ and even have a collection for more labor-intensive recipes called ‘Weekend.’ So that’s my recipe for bookmarking, sorted.

My recipe inspiration for the week

1. Beef chow fun noodles from The Woks of Life

Saved to my ‘Dinner Ideas’ cookbook
This blog is as good as the pun in its name suggests—it’s written by a family of four cooks and every recipe they post looks restaurant-grade delicious. I couldn’t help but bookmark these deliciously glossy beef chow fun. Give me any kind of Cantonese stir-fried noodles and I’ll be happy!

2. Broccoli slaw with miso dressing from Kitchen Stories

Saved to my ‘Salad Ideas’ cookbook
I’m sure there are much wiser people out there who have been using the whole broccoli, from florets to the stem, for aeons. For me, however, the revelation came only in the last year or so—and now I can’t believe I ever threw a stem away. It’s crunchy and sweet and Devan’s broccoli slaw uses it all up with a miso dressing and toasted coconut flakes. Nothing not to like!

3. Yogurt flatbreads from Bon Appetit

Saved to my ‘Dinner Ideas’ cookbook
I’ve never had too much success with stovetop flatbreads, they’ve tended to be either a little tough on the outside or raw on the inside—so I was intrigued by this recipe with yogurt in the mix, and it was a success! The flatbreads are simple to prep and bubble beautifully in the pan, leaving you with airy, slightly charred doughy delights. I dipped mine in dal!

4. Apam balik ‘pancake turnovers’ from Curious Nut

Saved to my ‘Weekend’ cookbook
Apam balik are spongy pancake ‘turnovers’ filled with corn or crunchy toasted peanuts and brown sugar. They were one of my favorite things to buy from the night markets in Malaysia as a kid. My little brother sent me pictures of some he made at home—so I was inspired to look for a recipe, too. I searched using the built-in browser in cookbook+, saved this recipe, and ta-da—I know what I’m making for breakfast on Saturday.

5. Pillowy gnudi from Chef Steps

I’ve been a fan of Chef Steps for a while—they tend to break down cheffy-style recipes into layman's terms that don’t have me clicking off the page. I’ve tried a few recipes for plain gnudi with varying degrees of success—many contain recommendations to let your gnudi rest for up to a couple days, but in this recipe they go in straight after rolling and cutting. I’m intrigued!

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