After many, many hours of work, I’m happy to announce a new and much improved Eating Abroad recipes page.
My recipes page has transformed from a neglected list of poorly organized recipes…
to a new, attractive, well organized collection of photos and recipes…
The recipes are now organized by meal category with a photo portal to a more detailed collection.
Do you notice the black borders around some photos?
Black frames = vegan recipes.
To use the new recipes page, simply click on the category that you’re interested in.
For example, if you’re looking for an oatmeal recipe, just click on oatmeal and you will be taken to the oatmeal section on the breakfast page.
From the breakfast page, you can see all documented oatmeal recipes on the blog. Just click on the recipe that interests you, strawberry rhubarb oatmeal for example, and you will be taken to the post containing the recipe.
Not only is the recipe page much more organized and full of photos, I’ve added another feature to help readers find the recipes they are looking for.
Although I still have a bit or tidying up to do, I wanted to reveal both the new recipes page and Google documents database together.
Benefits of the Eating Abroad Recipe Database include:
- ability to search by ingredient, phrase or key words
- contains only the recipe
- organized by course, country and coming soon, season
- public collection- no need to sign up
- printer friendly
- easy to share with family and friends
- recipes can be saved to your own Google docs account or to your computer
How to Use the Eating Abroad Recipe Database
To search by category
Click on ‘Eating Abroad’ or the drop down menu in the left column to reveal the categories.
Say you’re looking for an Indian recipe. First you have to click on ‘Main Dishes’ to open the collection.
From there, click on ‘Indian’ to see the names of all saved Indian recipes on Eating Abroad.
When you find a recipe you like, just click on it to open the recipe as a document. You can print or save the recipe or follow the link back to the blog post.
For most documents, I’ve only saved a few photos and the recipes. If you’re looking for a step-by-step guide, click on the blog link to find more detailed information.
How to use Eating Abroad Recipe Database
To Search by Key Words
Sometimes you may be looking for a recipe to use a certain ingredient or cooking method. In these cases, the search bar in Google docs is most helpful.
Say you’re looking for a recipe using tofu.
Just type ‘tofu’ in the search bar and hit enter to get started.
Be sure to click on ‘Search in All Items’ or else you may get an unnecessary “No matches found” message.
You can also search within collections by clicking on the category you want and then searching.
Once you search within ‘All Items,’ a list will appear containing all recipes with tofu.
Once you choose a recipe, click on it to open the document.
I hope these changes will make finding recipes more easy.
I appreciate any and all feedback on the changes.
Just e-mail me, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let me know if you find a typo or broken link.
General comments on what you like/ don’t like help me to make this blog more user-friendly, so feel free to let me know what you think!
Thank you for your help and…
Happy recipe hunting!