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Indexing Approach

There are TWO levels: 1. Recipe Category, and 2. Recipe Title.

Recipe Categories

Recipe Categories are usually:

Recipe Titles

The words in the recipe titles are used to pick the categories.

Hyphenation

Hyphenation is modified to generate more useful categories. For example, 'tomato soup' becomes 'tomato-soup' but 'cranberry-garlic' becomes 'cranberry' and 'garlic'.


Searching Within a Page

You can use your browser search function within a page (Desktop by pressing Ctrl+F) or (Smartphone by using Menu, Find in page).

Browser Extensions for Better Searching

Firefox

If you use Firefox consider installing Regex Search (by MohdPH).

1. Enter search terms separated by |. For example cashew|almond|nut

2. Set Global on.

3. Click Highlight.

Search terms will be highlighted in yellow.

Chromium (or Chrome)

If you use Chromium or Chrome consider installing Chrome Regex Search (by rshen) or Regex Search (by gsingh93).

Enter search terms separated by |. For example cashew|almond|nut

Safari (MacOS)

Safari does not have a regex extension (as of Nov 14, 2018). You can still use Firefox or Chrome (or live without regex).

Microsoft Edge Browser

Edge does not have a regex extension (as of Nov 14, 2018). You can still use Firefox or Chrome (or live without regex).

Opera Browser

Opera has an extension that lets you install Chrome extensions.

Install "Install Chrome Extension". Then install "Chrome Regex Search (by rshen)".


Some Categories to Remember

 fav              (favorite)
 cf               (corn-free)
 cfo              (corn-free option)
 gf               (gluten-free)
 gfo              (gluten-free option)
 vegangf          (vegan gluten-free)
 nf               (nut-free)
 nfo              (nut-free option)
 raw-o            (raw option)
 sf               (soy-free)
 sfo              (soy-free option)
 veganop          (vegan option)
 ezvegan          (easy to veganize)
 wf               (wheat-free)
 wfo              (wheat-free option)
 dehyd            (dehydrated)
 pressure         (pressure-cooker)

 tips             (useful info but not a recipe)
 baking-tips      
 how-to
 recommendations
 troubleshooting
 substitutes
 alternatives

 ingredients      (useful info but not a recipe)
 pantry
 glossary

 tools            (useful info but not a recipe)
 equipment

 -less            (beefless chickenless fishless etc)
 mock
 no-bake
 no-knead

 pregnancy        (for parents)
 baby
 breastfeeding
 months-
 toddler
 kids

 black-           (What color is it?)
 blue-
 brown-
 green-
 purple-
 red-
 white-
 yellow-

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Photos

Q: Why count color photos?
A: Some readers want to know how a recipe should look. Others want to know if it looks tasty.

Q: How are photos counted? Postage-stamp sized photos are ignored. A full-page color-photo counts as 1, two color-photos on one page counts as 1, four color-photos on a page counts as 1, nine color-photos on one page counts as 1. 16 color-photos on one page counts as 0.

Accuracy? Don't bet money on the number being exact. Think of it as an estimate.

{Touristic} means that there are photos of places.

{Selfies} means that there are a lot of photos of the author.

{bw} means black-and-white photos.


FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: Do you really get a lot of questions?
A: No. This really should be called:
   "IAQ (Infrequently Asked Questions)"

IAQ (Infrequently Asked Questions)

Q. What is your email address?
A. vegbookindex at gmail.com

Q. How about an example of finding something?
   (Starting at http://www.vegbookindex.com/index.htm )
A. Use a Smartphone to find a recipe for "oatmeal bread"
   1. Select Smartphone.
   2. Select B
   3. Select br
   4. Scroll down to bread and select it
   5. Turn your phone to landscape (Optional)
   6. From your browser Menu, select Find in page
   7. Enter oat in the browser search box.

Q. Are the vegetarian (v8n) books mixed in with the vegan books?
A. No. The recipes in Vegan books are listed before recipes in v8n and baking books.

Q: How often is the index updated?
A: At most once a week.

NAQ (Never Asked Questions)

Q. Has listening to CBC radio influenced what you eat?
A. Yes! A beautiful south-american actress
   being interviewed said that "White Bread was Poison".
   (Even though it was radio you could tell that she was beautiful
   and was determined to remain beautiful as long as possible.)
   So I switched to whole-wheat bread.

Q. Has listening to CBC radio influenced your approach to
   this index.
A. Yes! A writer who grew up in a comunist country said that he
   was suspicious of adjectives.
   For example "the peoples glorious red army". Its just an army.
   Thats why I usually drop adjectives such as best, creamy, and delicious.
   Its just soup.
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