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+HT   +MC  +Bacon   +Cream  +Spaghetti  -Tomatoes 


will find you a hot, main course recipe, which uses bacon, cream and spaghetti but which doesn't use tomatoes e.g. Spaghetti Carbonara. Using the + and - signs before a word ensures that particular word must or must not appear in a recipe



Optional abbreviations which can be used in the search box

    HT    =   Hot 

CD     =     Cold  VEG   =  Vegetarian

    HD    =   Hors d'oeuvre  

SP    =   Soup

MC    =  Main Course

    ACC   = Accompaniment       

DP   =    Desserts and Pudding

CBF =   Cakes & Baked Fayre

    BBQ = Barbecues

PIC = picnics   

PFC    =   Party Food and Cocktails

  IND   =  Indian   CHI    =  Chinese       


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