After looking in the fridge countless number of times and closing it after you decide that there's nothing in the house to eat, we built Scrapyard Kitchen to try and find a way utilize the foods that we already have to create healthier, tastier alternatives to ordering out. This allows for meals and recipes to be offered based on the ingredients which you already have, and with some time and effort, sustainable meals can be made which fit the needs of that person.

What it does

Once a series of ingredients are entered, it shows recipes which can be made (and if not, shows the ingredients which you need) in order to create that meal. It's more of a massive collection of cookbooks which shows step-by-step how to create a large variety of healthy, home-cooked meals.

How I built it

We used Google App Engine as the server to house the recipes, along with JavaScript/CSS/Python/JQuery to handle the requested queries, and show the results to the user.

Challenges I ran into

Working with a very large amount of data, but we used MapReduce to make this more manageable.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Getting the 4 of us to work together, even though we were all at different levels and proficiencies of coding.

What I learned

How to mesh healthy lifestyles and eating habits with technology and coding.

What's next for Scrapyard Kitchen

More recipes that are offered to the user along with better and more visually pleasing UI.

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