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4 Tricks to Find Popular Recipes Online

4 Tricks to Find Popular Recipes Online

It’s amazing how information is much easier to find online. Search engines like Google have changed the way information is organized, allowing us to effectively find what we are looking for quickly. I remember before how recipe ideas used to be passed down on cards from generation to generation, but this is also changing. Recipe guides can now be downloaded digitally and viewed on our smartphones.

It’s amazing how things are simpler, but provide so much value at the same time. I’ve always been intrigued with different kinds of recipes because cooking is a true art form. We take time in the way we prepare food, and love to share the eating experience with the ones we love. For this reason, I’ve always been looking for creative ways to find the best, most popular recipes online.

Today, I’ll be going over 4 tricks I’ve been using to find popular recipes online, so you can apply them the next time you enter your kitchen to prepare your meal.

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Google Trends

If you have somewhat of an idea about the type of meal you’ll like to prepare, then head over to Google Trends. This tool will give you a breakdown into popular searches people are doing online. All you need to do is enter your target keyword and Google will bring up the top 10 search results. You can skim through each one, getting a glimpse into awesome recipes; you can write them down or print them. As mentioned, you need to have a starting “target” keyword to paste into Google Trends. I’ve been using this tool to do research online, and it’s helped me come up with creative recipes for myself and to pass on to family members.

Follow this simple process:

  • Have a target keyword ready;
  • head over to Google Trends;
  • skim through the top 10 results;
  • visit each website and print the recipe;
  • for additional support, you can bookmark the page too.

Pinterest

This social media platform doesn’t get enough credit for providing lots of valuable information. It’s a great social networking site because it’s a compilation of images created on a complete portfolio. By visiting one portfolio, you’ll be able to get a complete recipe guide downloaded in seconds. You can even download the Pinterest application to your phone so you have the guides quickly available. Head over to Pinterest and do a search using your target keyword; it’ll generate other popular searches at the same time. You’ll not only find searches related to your target keyword, but other awesome, popular related search queries too. It’s a solid way to find thousands of popular recipes within minutes.

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Here’s the direct link to Pinterest popular category: www.pinterest.com/all/popular/.

Smart Phone Applications

The smartphone industry has grown 68% in the last 5 years mostly because of how simplistic they have made our lives. Through your phone, you can browse the internet, do your banking, and even use the online GPS. What transforms the industry, even more, is the ability to download custom applications that fit your needs.

For example, you can download applications for GPS, gaming, texting, video calls, and weight loss. There’s tons of applications for cooking too, so you can explore popular ideas at work, on the road, and while in the kitchen. You don’t need to be in front of your computer anymore because the application is free to download and a must-have if you’re looking for popular recipe ideas.

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Amazon

I’m suggesting this online website NOT for you to purchase books, but for the digital library they have. Almost all cooking books are now in digital format making it easier for you to retrieve popular recipes instantaneously. Amazon even has their own application, known as the Kindle, where you can skim through books, highlight, and bookmark popular recipes. I use Kindle for researching content marketing, recipes, general reading, and exploring trending news.

I especially like to use Amazon because they have a huge selection of recipe guides which you can preview for free. Skim through and preview the guides before buying them in digital format. They also have a great return policy just in case you are not happy with the purchase. Finally, digital books are much cheaper than buying actual books so you’ll save a lot of money and find popular recipes at the same time.

Final Thoughts

Cooking great tasting food is a way to connect and engage with people. During dinners, people have intimate conversations and connect in a very deep way. This connection is stronger when you’ve prepared the great food that’s on the table. If you love to cook, then use the strategies above to search for popular recipe ideas online. Get started now by going online visiting Google Trends,…and download cooking applications for your smartphone.

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Last Updated on January 21, 2020

The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

Creating a vision for your life might seem like a frivolous, fantastical waste of time, but it’s not: creating a compelling vision of the life you want is actually one of the most effective strategies for achieving the life of your dreams. Perhaps the best way to look at the concept of a life vision is as a compass to help guide you to take the best actions and make the right choices that help propel you toward your best life.

your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have

    Why You Need a Vision

    Experts and life success stories support the idea that with a vision in mind, you are more likely to succeed far beyond what you could otherwise achieve without a clear vision. Think of crafting your life vision as mapping a path to your personal and professional dreams. Life satisfaction and personal happiness are within reach. The harsh reality is that if you don’t develop your own vision, you’ll allow other people and circumstances to direct the course of your life.

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    How to Create Your Life Vision

    Don’t expect a clear and well-defined vision overnight—envisioning your life and determining the course you will follow requires time, and reflection. You need to cultivate vision and perspective, and you also need to apply logic and planning for the practical application of your vision. Your best vision blossoms from your dreams, hopes, and aspirations. It will resonate with your values and ideals, and will generate energy and enthusiasm to help strengthen your commitment to explore the possibilities of your life.

    What Do You Want?

    The question sounds deceptively simple, but it’s often the most difficult to answer. Allowing yourself to explore your deepest desires can be very frightening. You may also not think you have the time to consider something as fanciful as what you want out of life, but it’s important to remind yourself that a life of fulfillment does not usually happen by chance, but by design.

    It’s helpful to ask some thought-provoking questions to help you discover the possibilities of what you want out of life. Consider every aspect of your life, personal and professional, tangible and intangible. Contemplate all the important areas, family and friends, career and success, health and quality of life, spiritual connection and personal growth, and don’t forget about fun and enjoyment.

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    Some tips to guide you:

    • Remember to ask why you want certain things
    • Think about what you want, not on what you don’t want.
    • Give yourself permission to dream.
    • Be creative. Consider ideas that you never thought possible.
    • Focus on your wishes, not what others expect of you.

    Some questions to start your exploration:

    • What really matters to you in life? Not what should matter, what does matter.
    • What would you like to have more of in your life?
    • Set aside money for a moment; what do you want in your career?
    • What are your secret passions and dreams?
    • What would bring more joy and happiness into your life?
    • What do you want your relationships to be like?
    • What qualities would you like to develop?
    • What are your values? What issues do you care about?
    • What are your talents? What’s special about you?
    • What would you most like to accomplish?
    • What would legacy would you like to leave behind?

    It may be helpful to write your thoughts down in a journal or creative vision board if you’re the creative type. Add your own questions, and ask others what they want out of life. Relax and make this exercise fun. You may want to set your answers aside for a while and come back to them later to see if any have changed or if you have anything to add.

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    What Would Your Best Life Look Like?

    Describe your ideal life in detail. Allow yourself to dream and imagine, and create a vivid picture. If you can’t visualize a picture, focus on how your best life would feel. If you find it difficult to envision your life 20 or 30 years from now, start with five years—even a few years into the future will give you a place to start. What you see may surprise you. Set aside preconceived notions. This is your chance to dream and fantasize.

    A few prompts to get you started:

    • What will you have accomplished already?
    • How will you feel about yourself?
    • What kind of people are in your life? How do you feel about them?
    • What does your ideal day look like?
    • Where are you? Where do you live? Think specifics, what city, state, or country, type of community, house or an apartment, style and atmosphere.
    • What would you be doing?
    • Are you with another person, a group of people, or are you by yourself?
    • How are you dressed?
    • What’s your state of mind? Happy or sad? Contented or frustrated?
    • What does your physical body look like? How do you feel about that?
    • Does your best life make you smile and make your heart sing? If it doesn’t, dig deeper, dream bigger.

    It’s important to focus on the result, or at least a way-point in your life. Don’t think about the process for getting there yet—that’s the next stepGive yourself permission to revisit this vision every day, even if only for a few minutes. Keep your vision alive and in the front of your mind.

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    Plan Backwards

    It may sound counter-intuitive to plan backwards rather than forwards, but when you’re planning your life from the end result, it’s often more useful to consider the last step and work your way back to the first. This is actually a valuable and practical strategy for making your vision a reality.

    • What’s the last thing that would’ve had to happen to achieve your best life?
    • What’s the most important choice you would’ve had to make?
    • What would you have needed to learn along the way?
    • What important actions would you have had to take?
    • What beliefs would you have needed to change?
    • What habits or behaviors would you have had to cultivate?
    • What type of support would you have had to enlist?
    • How long will it have taken you to realize your best life?
    • What steps or milestones would you have needed to reach along the way?

    Now it’s time to think about your first step, and the next step after that. Ponder the gap between where you are now and where you want to be in the future. It may seem impossible, but it’s quite achievable if you take it step-by-step.

    It’s important to revisit this vision from time to time. Don’t be surprised if your answers to the questions, your technicolor vision, and the resulting plans change. That can actually be a very good thing; as you change in unforeseeable ways, the best life you envision will change as well. For now, it’s important to use the process, create your vision, and take the first step towards making that vision a reality.

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