I love FreshDirect. I love everything about it: the yummy food, the convenience, the fun, easy-to-navigate site.
Recently they added a new feature: One-Click Recipes. This is just a brilliant innovation. Hundreds of great recipes that are easy to search. And, of course, the best part — with a single click you can add all the needed ingredients into your shopping cart. The technology is smart, too — they have separated out the pantry items (salt, olive oil, rice, and so on) so that you can order them only if you need them. As someone who once help build a Recipe Finder, I know that this is all a lot harder than it looks.
Best of all, I found a new favorite dish: Chicken Sauteed with Shallots from Bistro Cooking by Patricia Wells. Yum, yum, yum. It’s easy to make and very delicious. Plus, it involves actual fire, which, as I noted previously, is something I really like while cooking. Unlike that earlier recipe, this one involved actual flames which need to be transferred from one pan to the next. Talk about drama!
The first time I made it i used fresh tomatoes, which requires peeling and seeding. I’m lazy by nature, so I decided to try it with canned tomatoes. Unless you are growing your tomatoes in the backyard I say grab a can of Muir Glen. My only mistake was I should have drained them — the sauce was a touch watery this time around.
Stay tuned. I definitely plan to do more One-Clicking very soon …