We’ve added some powerful features to help you explore all our real food recipes and quickly find what you need. If you prefer the old style recipe index (text only in alphabetical order), you can still access it from the recipe menu or by clicking here.
Here’s what you can do with the recipe search!
- Search by category – Think dinner, salad, slow cooker recipes, etc.
- Search by dietary restriction – Want to see only egg-free recipes?
- Perform a text search – Want to know what you can do with that broccoli you bought at the farmers market?
- Combine all of these search methods – Looking for egg-free dinners containing broccoli?
- Batch print your favorite recipes – Flag your favorites as you browse.
Search by Category
You can search by one or more categories at a time or choose “All” categories (the default). Let’s say you are only interested in breakfast recipes. Check the box next to “Breakfast” and press “Enter” or click the “Search” button. The results will only include breakfast recipes. If you were to select both breakfast and lunch recipes and click “search” again, you’d get results for any recipes categorized as either breakfast or lunch (or both).
Search by Dietary Restriction
Likewise, you can narrow results by dietary restrictions. For example, to show only “Dairy Free” recipes, select the corresponding box and click “search.”
Entering a word or phrase in the search box will search for it in the recipe title, ingredients list, and directions. Keep in mind that you may get results you don’t expect. For example, there may be a note at the end of a recipe for a recommended accompaniment/side item that is not actually part of the recipe. Adding more than one word searches for the phrase and is therefore more specific. For example, “brownies” will result in more hits than “fudge brownies.”
Combining Search Methods
As you add more search criteria, your search will become more specific and result in fewer hits. For example, you can search for recipes that are
1) egg free AND
2) categorized as dinner AND
3) contain the word “broccoli.”
Showing All Recipes
Pressing the “Clear Filters/Show All” button at any time will remove search criteria and show all recipes.
Flagging and Printing Your Favorite Recipes
Clicking the grey flag on a recipe will flag it as a favorite and change the flag color to orange. Once you have flagged your favorite recipes, you can show only those recipes by pressing the “Show Flagged” button.
You may also print the recipes by pressing the “Print Flagged” button, which is a great way to make a meal plan for the week!
To remove a recipe from your favorites, simply click the flag to change the color from orange back to grey. Pressing the “Show Flagged” or “Print Flagged” buttons again will update the page.
Note that pressing the “Clear Filters/Show All” button will not erase what recipes you have selected as favorites. You can see just your favorites again by pressing the “Show Flagged” or “Print Flagged” buttons.
Depending on your browser settings, your favorites may or may not be stored when you return back to our site.
What’s up with the non-recipe results?
We may mix in some non-recipe results such as information on a related product (like a cookbook) that we recommend or a link to a blog post/page that we think you might also be interested in (such as our School Lunches FAQ).
If you experience any problems with the recipe index, please contact us and select “report a typo or technical problem” in the drop down box on the form.