RECIPE ENGINE SYSTEM AND METHOD

  • US 20110055044A1
  • Filed: 08/31/2009
  • Published: 03/03/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/31/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for providing electronic meal information to a user, the method comprising:

  • storing, on one or more processor readable media that are operatively coupled to one or more processors, at least one database comprising at least;

    electronic recipe information including information representing a plurality of food recipes;

    electronic recipe attribute information including information representing respective attributes of a plurality of ingredients for the plurality of food recipes;

    electronic process information including information representing processes associated with the plurality of recipes; and

    electronic time information including information representing time associated with the processes;

    providing, by the one or more processors, a web site linked to the Internet that includes at least a first prompt for a user using a computing device to submit electronic food information that includes at least one characteristic of a meal and a second prompt for the user to submit electronic available ingredient information representing at least one ingredient that the user has available for the meal;

    receiving from the computing device, in response to the first prompt, the electronic food information and, in response to the second prompt, the electronic ingredient information;

    generating, by the one or more processors, electronic meal recipe information by selecting at least some of the electronic recipe information that corresponds to the electronic food information and the electronic ingredient information, wherein the electronic meal recipe information includes at least one recipe for the meal; and

    generating, by the one or more processors, the electronic meal information that includes an electronic list of ingredients, wherein the electronic list includes the difference between ingredients in the electronic meal recipe information, and at least one ingredient in the electronic ingredient information, and further wherein the electronic meal information includes selected recipe attributes for the ingredients in the electronic list.

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