Many people have docking stations in their kitchen especially for tablets. Why, you ask? Using the Motorola Xoom for cooking is one of its best uses, especially if you are a foodie. You can find new recipes, count your calories while making meals, plan your grocery list, and even find the perfect wine to go with your home cooked meal. First you will need a Motorola Xoom Standard Dock which is priced around $35. This gadget makes things much easier, so the Xoom is propped up while you are preparing your meals, rather than laying flat and in the dangerous path of spilled ingredients.
Searching for Recipes
I’m always on the lookout for new recipes and often times I have certain ingredients in my pantry or leftovers that I don’t know what to do with. The Big Oven app lets you search up to three ingredients to find a recipe that uses the items you have on hand. So say after this Thanksgiving you have Turkey, Sweet Potatoes, and Cranberries left over and you want to find a recipe for the day after. I type the ingredients into the Big Oven app and it gives me several recipes, but I think the Turkey And Sweet-Potato Croquettes with Cranberry Apple Salsa sounds delicious.
I would also recommend the Epicurious, Food Network Mobile, and Taste of Home recipe apps. The fabulous feature of the Taste of Home app is that it detects what state you are in via GPS in the Xoom and it tells you what ingredients are in season in your area, and you then can search recipes that include those fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Have you seen shoppers in the supermarket with their tablet? It is easy to add your shopping list to apps like Out of Milk, and this would be the time to use the fun Voice-to-text feature of the Xoom.
If you are cooking up a beautiful meal for your significant other, that might involve a bottle of wine, but if you are like me and just getting into the vino world, than you don’t know a clue about what wine goes good with what. There’s an app for that. Hello Vino lets you search for wines that go well with the ingredients in your meal.
Now that you have the tools to cook a fabulous meal with your Xoom, you can add some of my favorite recipes to your shopping list! I suggest you try the Apple Braid, Asian Tuna Wonton Cups, or this delish Crockpot Southwestern Turkey Chili. Happy cooking!
I received the Motorola Xoom to test out and keep.