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Question #82676 posted on 06/05/2015 7:14 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

If any of you are like me, I get hungry. I get hungry on a regular basis. But as a poor college student (which could maybe be more accurately articulated as a borderline-lazy/really-rather-busy-with-non-culinary-matters person who doesn't have the patience to keep a fully-stocked kitchen), my eating becomes a monotonous routine. Food loses its value as something made to add spice to life and becomes only a hinge, a grueling chore, a thing that must be dealt with to make it to this semester's finals alive.

My plea is a simple one: help me to not starve from boredom.

I find nice recipes when I plug something like, "chicken pasta recipe" into Google. But wouldn't it be much easier to have a website where you plug in the ingredients you have and it churns out potential things you could make?

100 Hour Board, DOES THIS WEBSITE EXIST?

Or did I just throw an excellent idea into the public domain of the internet that I should have sold to someone driven enough to program such a website?

Help me.

-Culinary catharsis

A:

Dear you,

Allrecipes, my favorite online cookbook, also has an ingredients function. You can't just tell it everything in your fridge, but you can search for recipes by one or more ingredient you want them to contain.

Reasons to love the Internet: Needing a recipe for something (e.g. pizza crust) and being able to just type it in on allrecipes and find recipes that have been reviewed by several hundred people.

~Anne, Certainly

posted on 06/05/2015 9:49 p.m.
Supercook.com is a website made for that exact purpose. You put in the ingredients you have, it will ask if you have related ingredients, and show a list of recipes you can make. You can emphasize one ingredient, or search for a certain category of recipes.

- an avid cooker