Cooking app Green Kitchen goes free courtesy of Apple Store shopping app promotion

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If you fire up Apple’s official shopping app for the iPhone and iPad, called Apple Store, there’s a new freebie waiting for you: a cooking app called Green Kitchen.

Created by Amazing Applications AB, Green Kitchen retails in the App Store for $4.99 a pop, but can be yours at no charge whatsoever provided you grab it through the Apple Store app (not to be confused with the App Store).

This premium app is very nicely done and is highly recommended for epicures and those who like to be creative in the kitchen.

Featuring crisp typography, great photography, stunning Retina graphics and easy to follow instructions, Green Kitchen is filled with inspiring vegetarian food with ingredients straight from nature and a bare minimum of gluten, sugar and dairy products.

Following its November 2013 debut, the app has never been free before. Here’s what needs to be done to claim your free copy of Green Kitchen.

How to grab Green Kitchen for free

Step 1: Download Apple’s free Apple Store app to your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

Step 2: Fire up the Apple Store app on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

Step 3: Tap on the Featured tab at the bottom and scroll halfway down. You should see the “Download Green Kitchen free” option.

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Tap it to get started.

Step 3: A new screen with Green Kitchen description should appear. Now tap the green “Download now for free” button at the bottom.

Step 4: You’ll be yanked out of the Apple Store app and taken right into the App Store. Upon confirming your Apple ID password and tapping the Redeem button in the upper right corner of the screen, the app will automatically start downloading to your device.

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Once Green Kitchen has downloaded, you’ll be able to re-download it later at no additional costs and put it on your other devices through the App Store’s Purchased tab.

This offer is exclusive for users of the Apple Store app and expires on July 30, 2015. More importantly, it’s valid only on the U.S. App Store, but that shouldn’t be a problem if you cunningly create one alongside your local App Store’s account.

If you’re outside the United States and have trouble accessing the offer, try disabling location access in the Apple Store section of the Settings app.

Even if you’re not a full-time vegetarian and just wanna eat more greens, Green Kitchen is the perfect companion in your kitchen. The app was amongst the runner ups on the App Store’s Best of 2012 charts.

On the Apple Watch, the app features smart timers that know what you’re cooking and tell you what to do next. You can review and manage all your active timers directly from your wrist and take advantage of a nice glance to quickly check when the next timer is up and add extra minutes with actionable notifications.

As a nice little bonus, all recipes in Green Kitchen are also available also in Spanish, French and Italian.

Green Kitchen highlights:

  • A mixed variety of main courses, snacks and healthy drinks.
  • 110 handpicked premium recipes.
  • Switch seamlessly between English (metric units), English (US units), German, Spanish, French, Italian and Japanese.
  • Save your favourites so you can return to them quickly.
  • Shopping list: Just email or SMS the ingredients to your iPhone!
  • Estimated cooking time for each recipe.
  • All recipes are marked if they are vegan, raw, gluten free, sugar free or whole grain.
  • Step by step cooking instructions, tap on a step to mark it as completed.
  • Universal app – run it on both your iPhone and your iPad.

The 320-megabyte app requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 8.0 or later.

Green Kitchen is optimized for the iPhone 5/5s/5c, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screen sizes and has a WatchKit component with a glance and an Apple Watch app.