I’m a big fan of cooking sites that allow you to search by ingredient, so I often find myself typing out a list of ingredients like “brown sugar, kosher salt, cayenne pepper, butter” into Google to see what comes up.
But recipes aren’t just a list of ingredients; they’re instructions on how to make something. So my search isn’t as useful as it could be.
Enter Cardamom Pods, a recipe search engine that allows you to search for recipes using the ingredients you have at hand. The database could house recipes that have the same item and then a user can scroll through the database and find a recipe they like with the items they have.
The site would be organized into 2 sections: 1) A search bar where you can type in your ingredients and 2) A scrolling grid of recipes based on the search criteria.
It’s a simple idea that could become a profitable business. A user can choose the ingredients they have and then search for recipes based on those items. The recipes are stored in a database, which makes searching easier for users. The site would be free for users to join and the company will make revenue from online advertisements. Users can also pay a small fee to have the advertising removed.
The site would host a variety of recipes from chefs, bloggers and regular people who enjoy cooking. A large database could be made with all kinds of recipes, including gluten-free and homemade meals. The site would allow users to share their own recipes with others as well as contribute their own thoughts about each recipe.*
Searching for recipes using the ingredients you have at hand is not only useful but also an interesting concept that can become a great business idea, especially if it is combined with social media features.*
This application will allow users to search for recipes using any ingredient(s) of their choice. The information about the recipe, the directions, and ingredients will be stored in a database. Once the user enters the ingredients they have, they will see a list of recipes that contain those ingredients. The user can then choose a recipe to view and they will be taken to a page with all the information needed to make that recipe.
I like to cook but I’m not good at keeping recipes. I end up finding recipes online that I want to try, printing them out and taping it on the inside of my cabinet door. But if I buy a new spice or a new type of fish, I have to dig through all my old print outs to find something that uses what I have.
No one has yet solved this problem. There are some apps that help you store recipes but none that allow you to search for them. Why hasn’t someone created an app that allows you to search for recipes using the ingredients you have? It would be great. You could search for the recipe you want and then scroll through icons representing the ingredients in each recipe and pick which one works best with what you have on hand.
This problem is solved on Amazon, they use it with books: search for a book using keywords and then filters down by category (e-book vs hardcover) and price. This app would do the same thing with recipes: you can ‘search’ by the ingredients you have, filter them by meal type, prep time, etc.
Since there are so many different ways to solve this problem and since I don’t know how to code, my first step is just research.
The recipes are categorized by the type of ingredients used. The user can search for recipes that use a specific ingredient, or search for recipes that use several ingredients at once.
The database will house all the information about the recipe, all the steps for preparation and serving, and any other pertinent facts about the recipe (like the number of servings, the cost of ingredients, etc).
The database will also have an “active” field. This way, if a user searches for an ingredient and sees that it is part of many different recipes, they can then click on “active” and see all of those recipes.
Tie in with social media sites like Facebook to allow users to share their own recipes with others.
Meal planning is the most important thing in my home. I always plan out the meals for the week and then I just follow the plan. I am a very busy person so this makes my life much easier. I make sure to have something for everyone in my family, including snacks, desserts and breakfast food.
My favorite item to use in cooking is cardamom pods. They are great when it comes to cooking because they add such a nice flavor to anything you are making. It can be hard to find good tasting recipes that include cardamom pods but that is why I love using MyRecipeBook.net, because it helps me find some great recipes that include cardamom pods and other key ingredients that I am looking for!
The first recipe that came up on their search was a recipe for Cardamom Pudding Cake. This cake tasted really good, especially after being refrigerated overnight. My family really enjoyed it and asked me to make it again soon!
There were a lot of different recipes on their site and they were all so easy to follow. The directions were also simple to read and understand which is why I like this website so much.