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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 March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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