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just embrace itBy just embrace it
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just embrace itBy just embrace it
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About

HERE'S THE THING:

After being in a foods class and the ongoing goal of eating healthy / 'keeping / watching my figure' (#oneday), I found that making, creating, and eating great things is often a struggle.

Either I don't have the right ingredients on hand, or it's simply not very healthy.  I know that I can use the all-knowing google.com on my phone / laptop (I am unfortunately not apart of the ipad / nook / tablet / etc. community) and find substitutes for whatever ingredient a recipe might call for.

BUT, I have a hard time wanting to do that with my mid-cooking/baking-messy/wet hands.  I need something to help!

SO I FIXED IT:

As I see it, there are a couple things necessary for a useful aesthetically pleasing substitution card for google-free cooking.

  • is it really good looking
  • is it obnoxious
  • is it better than google-ing with messy hands

Here's the solution to the preceding issues and opportunity to leave the sorry life we are currently living

  • rad images (if i do say so myself)
  • small enough so it doesn't rudely nab all the attention
  • large enough print so you can read it from across the kitchen

liquid substitute cards:

dry substitute cards:

the story:

My mom is hands down the best baker.

But beyond that ... she is innovative / gets things done.  When she started encountering hiccups in the kitchen, she compiled and printed out her own google cheat sheet.  I always thought the breakdown of how many cups, quarts, ounces, tablespoons, teaspoons, smidgens, dashes, and pinches are in each other was useful.  Little did I know the power of substitutes.  My mom's kitchen (at home in Colorado, formerly Northern California) literally has everything you would need for any meal - so you can always follow the recipe exactly.  My college apartment is not nearly as helpful.  (one day i'll have a fully stocked kitchen).  And I think it's cool to be able to adjust recipes and consume less calories for the same taste.

And.

Furthermore, I have an extreme, innate appreciation for beautiful things.  I really really love photography.  Not only do I love it, but I have an indescribable appreciation and passion for it.  (weaseling my way into lots of classes, practice, jobs, etc. etc.)

So.

In a serendipitous moment, I had the thought it would be genius to fuse the two.  A 2+2=5 synergistic type of thing (as gru would say, "liiiight buuulllb").

Drum Roll.

And thus was born the google-free cooking aid.  You know you don't want to soil your phone / laptop / ipad / googling device in grime.

THANK YOU!

Thanks for embracing the google-free cooking card.  I hope your creations increase exponentially in part due to the ease and freedom the google-free cooking card(s) bring.

how to -

CREATION:

I created these google-free cooking cards by using the following ingredients: 

  • images I have personally taken
  • my mom's expertise
  • photoshop

and combining them using my own self-acclaimed savvy.

MANUFACTURING AND SHIPPING:

Costco the great is printing the google-free goodness.

the ultimate goal

kitchens everywhere should be free of the worry in cooking that comes with:

  • not knowing what can substitute for what
  • the want of healthier options
  • not having a fully stocked kitchen

and be google-free

Risks and challenges

There is the risk that the substitutes I find helpful, other people do not. I tried to find substitutions that spanned across many recipes. The more feedback / suggestions the better. I would love to create google-free cooking ease for everyone in every cooking / baking situation. I simply have not had the chance to explore or understand all options!

There is also a risk that my current shipping method might not run as smoothly as I anticipate it to. I plan on running tests. Unfortunately, it isn't feasible to test shipping to unidentified corners of the world. If my current shipping method (through Costco) does not work, I plan on printing through Costco and shipping through USPS.

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