This weekend brought many interesting events and discoveries – everything from sewing class at Sew Crafty to a giant/swollen knee to fried tofu yumminess to giant cupcakes. But what I’m most excited about as I blog are 2 new sites I ran into that I’m already using like crazy:
- Open Source Food (www.opensourcefood.com) – A really gorgeous social networking site centered around recipe sharing, food rating and cooking. It’s a very new site, but is already populated by some really amazing recipes and members.
Almost better than the food (to me at least) are the terrific photos members post – it is truly a visually pleasing site, which is important to visual learners like me who miss not watching cooking shows to get the true idea of how to create a dish. The membership base is pretty international, bringing in a variety of different cuisines and new ingredients to try out – really super.
- The Daily Plate (www.thedailyplate.com) – A simple site to help keep track of your caloric intake and exercise regiments. Have a goal weight by bikini season? The site guides you through what you should be eating and how you should be active to help you make it there.
They have different features for paying members, but none of them are really what I need at this point. The site’s super powerful search feature makes it easy to search for restaurant dishes, major brands and other more commonly consumed foods. If you can’t find what you’ve eaten during the day, it’s no problem to add your own item – with calories and fat info required to help other searchers too.