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:
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.
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.)
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").
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.
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 -
I created these google-free cooking cards by using the following ingredients:
- images I have personally taken
- my mom's expertise
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (28 days)