As people who enjoy baking know, it's very frustrating to sort through multiple websites to find the perfect recipe. Having a resource that allows the user to check the ingredients of multiple recipes within seconds without ever leaving the page is very convenient.
What it does
Our website links to an API with over 350,000 recipes and generates an ingredient list complete with amounts. This quick, easy feature allows people, such as those with allergies, to compare the ingredients to their special needs. In addition, because the final table also lists amounts, the function is able to help those with more general intolerances (such as a lactose intolerance). Personally, my family has a history of poor gallbladder function which creates a limit on the amount of pork, cheese, eggs, and other foods high in fat we are able to consume. This Website quickly evaluates recipes for individuals.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Initially, the idea itself was too vague and led to hours of pointless work. In addition, lack of experience made choosing and properly executing the right code difficult. Once the foundation was laid, there came the process of finding and linking an appropriate API and generating a table using the information provided.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Overcoming our obstacles and lack of experience to create an attractive, user-friendly, Website complete with three different languages was no easy feat and to have accomplished all that we did in 24-hours is a source of pride for us.
What we learned
What's next for Recipe Ingredients Generator
Linking to other APIs from stores such as Walmart, Giant Eagle, or Acme and allowing the user to generate a shopping order within those Websites is our plan for the future of our Website.