Jamies 20 minute meals

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  1. glassonion909 macrumors newbie

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    This application looks really cool and useful, but £4.99 ($7 I think) seems pricey for what it is? I'd probably go £2 ($3) for something like this, does anyone know if this goes on special that often?
     
  2. odelay macrumors 6502

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    Not seen it go on special yet, but it's not been out long, a few weeks maybe.

    I bought it, and it's pretty awesome. Really nice app, great UI, lots of features (videos, lots of photos, shopping list which you can email to the missus, and you can change the portion size between 2 or four people, and the ingredient quantities adjust appropriately), and with 50 recipes, it's the equivalent of one of his books, so I reckon it's good value. Just made the dum dum noodles so far, and it was delicious! nom nom :p
     
  3. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    Goto the book store and buy a cook book. Don't be surprised to pay $20+ for it. $7 is cheap for the same material.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I would normally agree had I not been given Weber's On The Grill™ app to review. I use that app at least twice a week and browse it often for stuff. It was also $5.00 USD and very worth it.
     
  5. leeclissett macrumors newbie

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    Amazing app, well worth the price. Nice to see someone really putting some effort into making a rounded application for the iPhone. Probably worth the price alone for the video guides.
     
  6. agkm800 macrumors 6502a

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    It's $7.99 USD and now it's on my watch list.
     
  7. glassonion909 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I wouldn't buy that either:) I don't buy books full stop, biggest rip off in the world.
     
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  9. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    Absolutely. People seem to think that ANY App should be $3.00 regardless of the content.
     
  10. glassonion909 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah ha was about to reply to say the same! On sale this weekend £2.99, downloading now!
     
  11. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    Hmmmm.... i thought they thought they should all be FREE! LOL!!

    I'm glad you saw it! Happy cooking!! :D
     
  12. Surely Guest

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    For people who bought this app......

    How health-conscious are the recipes? Do most of them require butter or cream?

    Can someone post a list of a selection of the dishes (5-10 perhaps) that you can make with this app? I'm not asking for the recipes, just a selection of dish names so that I can get an idea of what to expect if I buy it. That would be awesome.

    I need some new quick dinner recipes, so if these look good, and if they seem healthy, I'll totally buy this app.
     
  13. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

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    The recipes are broken down into categories;
    soups, pasta, risottos, stir fries, fast fish, classic meat, quick curries, super salads, vegetarian, gorgeous puds. Within those categories are half a dozen or so recipes.

    Very well presented, slick and a very neat app. Typical JO.
     
  14. odelay macrumors 6502

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    One example: Dum Dum Noodles, healthy, easy, and very tasty. Now added to our weekly quick dinner list! :)
     
  15. Surely Guest

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    Thanks guys :)

    Would it be fair to say that, after looking through the recipes, that the majority of them are healthy (not a lot of butter, oils, cream, etc.)?
     
  16. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    The recipes are on the website - or at least a better feel for it. It was what helped me decide to wait, while *I* might enjoy them, my kids with sensory issues might not yet :D

    http://www.jamieoliver.com/20-minute-meals/
     
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  18. glassonion909 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    A steal at £2.99 I feel, still a day left i think on the sale! Has a really nice look and feel this app.
     
  19. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

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    I went to a Jamie's Italian in Kingston-Upon-Thames last week.

    Simply awful.
     
  20. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    You are right! I stand corrected! LOL
     
  21. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    So, is this app worth it for the health conscious? I have diabetes and have to watch everything I eat. Are there stews and such? I like to be able to make enough for a week if I can. Thanks!
     

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