Some of the apps that offer recipes based on ingredients include Tastebud, My Shopping List, Big Oven and Gojee. Each of these applications allows the user to enter a list of available ingredients. Based on this list, the app helps determine which dish to cook.
Tastebud allows users to create recipes by simply opening the fridge, adding the available ingredients to a virtual basket and waiting for the app to match the ingredients using its recipe database. My Shopping List goes further by offering nutritional advice on each recipes it provides. This app can find recipes based on a minimum of three ingredients.
Big Oven has a database of 250,000 recipes, according to the Huffington Post. This app allows users to enter keywords pertaining to their available ingredients and then matches the keywords to its recipe database. Gojee uses a database of recipes from food bloggers. To obtain a recipe, a user must specify the meal he wishes to cook and select the ingredients available in his kitchen.
These cooking apps are typically free or under $5, and users can find them in the Android or iOS stores. Some of these apps also allow users to combine leftovers into fresh meals.