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Old 01-25-2009, 12:10 AM   #1
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How to get rid of ingredients

One of the problems I have with cooking is I will buy some ingredients and use some for the recipe. But then I have no use for it unless I put effort forth in getting rid of it. Does anyone know of a web site I can input a bunch of ingredients and it finds recipes online which use the ingredients?

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Old 01-25-2009, 12:47 AM   #2
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I'm sure there is a website somewhere, but, just ask us!!!! If you have an ingredient or ingredients left over just tell us what they are...we'll come up with lots of ideas. See the forum titled I only have "these" ingredients

Or just post in the General Cooking Questions forum something you have left over.
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Old 01-25-2009, 03:15 PM   #3
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Allrecipes also allows you to alter your search to specific ingredients that you want and do not want.
kraftfoods does as well
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Old 01-25-2009, 03:54 PM   #4
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As you get more experienced with cooking, you'll find ways to combine or substitute ingredients in other recipes. Also, I make a weekly menu so I'll have a good grocery list and part of my menu planning is to make sure I use up ingredients later in the week. Or I'll freeze them, if appropriate, and use them later.
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:02 PM   #5
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Tomato paste and anchovies are my pet peeves in this category.
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:06 PM   #6
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Yep, GG has it right. If I'm going to buy a bunch of cilantro I will already have in mind a couple recipes that use it i.e., black beans and rice, pico de gallo, white chicken enchiladas, etc., etc.

I also like to use the advanced Google search and enter something like:

chicken, sherry

then pick a website you want to search. I chose Discuss Cooking!!! Look what I found with those two words - click here

Recipezaar using the same search words.

Just go to the Google homepage and click on Advanced Search. Self-explanatory after that.
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:58 PM   #7
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Here is a site I have used a few times for the same reason you are looking!

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Old 01-25-2009, 07:23 PM   #8
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Tomato paste and anchovies are my pet peeves in this category.
Tomato Paste is great to turn into tomato juice just by the addition of water (1:4), 4 cans water to 1 can of paste, and then spice it up to your evening likening. Of course if you can get your hands on Tomato Paste in a tube, waste is not an issue.

Anchovies get individually frozen for some future small need.
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Old 01-25-2009, 09:18 PM   #9
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This one is wonderful!

Supercook: Find recipes that use ingredients you have at home
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Old 01-25-2009, 09:21 PM   #10
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Scotch: both tom paste and the wee fishies freeze quite well. Just seal properly.
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