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Many people often struggle to decide what to make for dinner. Additionally, many people often don't venture out into different cuisines or variations of the dishes they eat.

What it Does

Recipeas attempts to solve the above issue by providing users with a personalized search engine. Simply put in one or more ingredients, and you will be provided with a wide variety of recipes of different type and cuisine. This will help people save time during thinking of what to make for dinner, and allow people to try different cuisines and food items that they may not have thought of.

How I Built it

The app was built using React.js for the functionality and the front end. HTML/CSS and a little bit of Material UI was used to style the app. I also used the NPM Package Manager and Github for version control. The Edamam API was used to help get access to the different types of recipes.

Challenges I ran Into

It was originally tough to get the style to be in a presentable way, so it took a lot of trial and error to get it in a pleasant way that the user would have an enjoyable experience using.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

I am proud of my ability to use the Edamam API, since it was my first time using the API

What I learned

I learned how to do several new styling features with React and CSS. I also learned how to manage my time and critically think.

What's Next for My Project

Since our goal is to make Recipeas a globally accessible website, we attempt to implement a few features to make our website more usable for all. This includes adding translations in a wide variety of languages so the website isn't restricted into English speaking users, implement features for dietary restrictions, and to add an "On The Go" Feature: recipes specifically meant for when travelling.

This project was bootstrapped with Create React App.

Available Scripts

In the project directory, you can run:

npm start

Runs the app in the development mode.
Open http://localhost:3000 to view it in the browser.

The page will reload if you make edits.
You will also see any lint errors in the console.

npm test

Launches the test runner in the interactive watch mode.
See the section about running tests for more information.

npm run build

Builds the app for production to the build folder.
It correctly bundles React in production mode and optimizes the build for the best performance.

The build is minified and the filenames include the hashes.
Your app is ready to be deployed!

See the section about deployment for more information.

npm run eject

Note: this is a one-way operation. Once you eject, you can’t go back!

If you aren’t satisfied with the build tool and configuration choices, you can eject at any time. This command will remove the single build dependency from your project.

Instead, it will copy all the configuration files and the transitive dependencies (webpack, Babel, ESLint, etc) right into your project so you have full control over them. All of the commands except eject will still work, but they will point to the copied scripts so you can tweak them. At this point you’re on your own.

You don’t have to ever use eject. The curated feature set is suitable for small and middle deployments, and you shouldn’t feel obligated to use this feature. However we understand that this tool wouldn’t be useful if you couldn’t customize it when you are ready for it.

Learn More

You can learn more in the Create React App documentation.

To learn React, check out the React documentation.

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