Recipes by Ingredients is a Windows Phone 8 app designed to help you find a recipe based on key ingredients, allergies, calories, cooking time and meal type. It's a nice app to help you with your fitness goals by eating right and avoiding foods that may present health issues.
The user interface isn't the smoothest around but the recipe selection is on the large side with over 175,000 recipes for meals ranging from breakfast to dinner to snacks.
The main interface for Recipes by Ingredients calls for you to add the menu variables such as key ingredients, allergies, and quick options that include the type of meal, servings needed and calorie restrictions. Recipes can be sorted by preparation time and when all the variables are entered, just tap "find a recipe" at the bottom of the screen.
A list of potential recipes will be generated with thumbnail images (when available) of the prepared dish. Just tap on the listing and the full recipe will be displayed that includes all the ingredients and preparation directions.
At the top of all the Recipes by Ingredients screens you will find a back button to help you navigate around the app and a menu button. Menu options include viewing the full cookbook, add a recipe to the cookbook, return to the main menu, login/logout options, and links to contact the developer and share the app. To access the full cookbook or add a recipe you'll need to create an account with Recipes by Ingredients (free) or connect through your Facebook account.
For the most part, Recipes by Ingredients comes across as a nice recipe app for our Windows Phone. The user interface seemed a little cumbersome with the mixture of text fields and pop-up menus. The app also lacks the ability to share recipes. Neither are deal breakers and the more you use the app, you get used to the interface.
Recipes by Ingredients is a free, ad-free app for your Windows Phone 8 device that you can find here in the Windows Phone Store.
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