The Recipe Panel provides a space for you to create single entries in the food dropdown menu for foods you often eat together. Recipes can be as simple or as complex as you want. You can make a recipe with just one ingredient, and use it as synonym for a particular food, or you can create a recipe for something as detailed as your favorite meal.

The Panel lets you enter a name, instructions, number of servings, and ingredients for these combinations.

This is the recipe panel.

A good way to begin your recipe is with a recipe name:

Type the recipe title.

From there, you can type in the recipe instructions. Although they don't have to be complex, there is plenty of room for you to get detailed!

Type in all the instructions.

Entering ingredients works just like entering foods in the Food Plan.

Click "Type a food word, then select ...".

Type in a search term.

Then type in a a keyword. The food selection drop down menu will appear, just as it does on the Food Plan. Your cursor will start at the top, so scroll down to the ingredient you want, or click it with the mouse. You don't need to hit enter.

Click or scroll to the desired ingredient.

The names of these foods may seem unnatural at first (e.g., swiss chard instead of silver beet). Our data is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, version SR20. U.S. milk is fortified with vitamins A and D. If you are outside the U.S., you should probably choose milk without vitamin A.

After you have selected the ingredient, click the number under quantity...

Click to enter the quantity.

...and type in the amount of this that your recipe contains.

Enter the quantity.

After you've entered quanitity, choose the units. Remember that some foods include special units, such as "slices" for bread, and you can edit your default unit settings.

Select the best unit.

Enter the rest of the ingredients the same way. Once all of them are entered, be sure to enter the number of servings the recipe contains. Enter the number of servings.

Wagmu will then compute the weight of a serving, as well as its nutritional information.

When you have finished entering the recipe, click "Save this Recipe" and Wagmu will store the recipe for you. Be sure to save your recipe.