Developer: Filibaba
Price: Free
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★½☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★☆☆

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Expect to pay out to truly get the most from Veggie Weekend, but do expect a tasty introduction in the form of the free version.

Delving straight into the recipes, Veggie Weekend presents its users with a screen full of delightful imagery. Each recipe is displayed with a photograph, guaranteed to tantalize the tastebuds, with the details only a tap away. This is also where the in-app purchases emerge as I discovered when I fancied trying out a breakfast recipe. Veggie Weekend lists paid and free sections alongside each other, which can be mildly infuriating for those keen to keep things free.

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Each recipe is clearly laid out and described, with a swipe opening up the ingredients list. Scroll down further, past the recipe, and further information, such as where to track down unusual ingredients or explanation as to why a combination of flavors works so well, is offered. Icons also display if certain recipes are ideal for freezing, vegan friendly, or if they’re particularly quick to prepare. It’s all quite clear and straight-forward for those after vegetarian-based inspiration.

There’s no search facility, unfortunately, which I suspect is because Veggie Weekend doesn’t actually have that many recipes. Its interface is focused on visuals rather than searching through many, many ideas, so it doesn’t take long to browse through. It would have been nice if one could have searched according to ingredient though, purely to save time.

While there’s a timer facility and sharing options, Veggie Weekend lacks an always useful shopping list feature, as well as video or audio tips, but it has the basics down to a tee. Offering some quite tasty ideas is sufficient reason to give it a shot, even if one will almost undoubtably be convinced to pay up for at least one of the extra recipe bundles.

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