Overnight we’ve made a small adjustment to the homepage and the main form for searching so that you can see what else is possible. We have three different search methods:
This option is available on the homepage (and when browsing your cookbook) and enables you to search for up to three individual ingredients (say, bacon, lettuce, tomato) and either search for recipes containing any combination, or by clicking ‘Must include ingredients’ only recipes containing all three.
The ingredient search was one of our key aims, designed to help you answer the question ‘what can I cook tonight?’ by eimply typing in a list of potential ingredients that you might have in your fridge.
The recipe title search is useful when you want to find a specific type of recipe. For example, if you know you want a casserole then typing casserole into the search box will give you a fairly comprehensive list of casserole dishes. You might also want to try searches like Lasagne or Soup. It is also, of course, immensely useful when you are looking for recipe and words from the title is all you can remember.
The advanced search allows you to combine any combination of:
- Recipe title
- Keywords, including cuisine (e.g. Indian, Chinese), base ingredient (e.g. Chicken, Pulses), Dietary/allergy restrictions (e.g. Nut-free, Gluten free, Yeast Free) and the meal type (e.g. Bread, Lunch/Snacks)
- Nutrition - you can (currently) restrict to a number of calories, and rich sources of different vitamins.
- Cooking time - pushed for time? Use advanced search and specify ingredients and your maximum cooking time (which includes preparation and cooking time).
Remember that any time after you’ve conducted a search and are viewing the results you can click on ‘Refine my search’ and add further options to your search to get a more specific result.
Hopefully we’ve covered all the bases, but if there is anything else you would like to see in the search system, please let us know!