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Food Blog vs. Real Attempt

Food Blog vs. Real Attempt

We've all been there. You found the most delicious looking recipe on Pinterest or on a food blog with the promise that you too can create this impressive dish in just a half hour...and then when you go for it, you fall flat on your face. Worst of all, your face doesn't even land in a yummy cake or scrumptious dinner, but rather in the unappetizing failed attempt you spent the last couple hours on.Just remember - you are not alone. There are entire blogs devoted to these lapses in judgment. We try to remember the KISS principle when it comes to cooking by searching for easy recipes using our search engine, such as these simple vegetarian curries. "Easy" recipes on spoonacular have fewer ingredients and shorter preparation/cooking times. (read more)

Food for Thought

Food for Thought

It's important to think about your dietary choices, but you shouldn't overthink them either - if you go back and forth too long, it'll just ruin the enjoyment! This poor girl has let her thoughts consume her, and it looks like they will soon consume something else...Let this be a lesson to us all. Sometimes you just need to think "Carpe Cupcake!" (read more)

If Food Labels Were Honest

If Food Labels Were Honest

spoonacular is important to us because food is important to us. Not just because we enjoy cooking (and eating, of course), but because we understand that nutritious food is crucial to good health. The biggest players in the food industry, however, seem to think food is purely about profit, and you don't have to search for long to find numerous examples of how major food companies use deceptive language to market their products as "healthy" and "natural" (whatever those terms mean to them) without any regard to whether these products really fulfill the criteria most consumers would expect from "healthy" and "natural" products.We hope sharing the comic above will help raise awareness about the importance of knowing what is... (read more)

Infographic: How Animals Search for Food

Infographic: How Animals Search for Food

We all have to eat. But we don't all eat the same things, and we don't all find our food the same ways. The infographic below explains how seven animals search for food. Their methods are sometimes ingenious, sometimes tedious, and sometimes hideous, but as far as nature is concerned, all's well that ends with a delicious meal. Copy this embed code to your blog: (read more)