As avid bakers with dietary restrictions, we have always struggled to find recipes that meet all of our needs. They often contain ingredients that we don’t have at home, we are allergic to, or simply choose not to eat. When looking to make the “Best Chocolate Chip Cookies” recipe on allrecipes.com, we encountered the same problem with ingredients like eggs or butter. Thus, we were inspired to build milk & cookies, an extension that makes the process of finding working replacements seamless.
What it does
milk & cookies is a google chrome extension that extracts replaceable ingredients from a recipe, and automatically suggests alternatives to those ingredients. Users can choose which ingredients they would like to replace and select an alternative that fits their needs. The extension updates the recipe on the website to display the replacements and their corresponding measurements in order to successfully make the recipe with the replacements.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
The accomplishment that we are most proud of is being able to successfully integrate the various components of our extension and create a cohesive product.
What we learned
What's next for milk & cookies...
We’re extremely excited for the future of milk & cookies! We hope to add customizable default replacements, including vegan and vegetarian presets, and have notes & tips about the baking process to make the integration of the replacement smoother.