• Sarah came up with this idea during a hackathon idea generation session
  • Substitution guides are a thing, and so is tfw you want to cook a recipe but you need it to fulfill your dietary restrictions. We wanted to make it easier for cooks to make what they want.

What it does

  • This python applet takes in a recipe in .txt format, which must be in the same directory as the applet itself.
  • After selecting one of the built-in dietary restriction tweaks or creating your own, the program revises the recipe under whatever tweak you chose.

How we built it

  • Stef built the parser from scratch using python
  • Sarah built the UI from scratch using python and Zelle's library

Challenges we ran into

  • How do you format the final recipe into a navigable multi-page format?
  • How do you combine parsing with the UI?
  • How do you make the replacements you need when .join(), .replace() and other methods act weirdly?
  • What additional features would help this applet the most?

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

  • We made something that helps people live better
  • This is to date the most technically complicated/responsive UI Sarah's made

What I learned

  • Whether you have IBS or a gluten allergy, there are substitutions that need to be made for people who live with conditions where they just can't eat whatever
  • Sometimes python string methods don't take kindly to long strings, even though you thought they would.

What's next for recipe-tweaker

  • Serving size adaptation and easier ratio management are two things we want to add to this but couldn't in time.
  • Want this to actually be a real thing that could help people? Let us know, and if there's enough support we will deliver.

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