I've searched for recipes in Google many times, but never noticed Recipe Search until today. I searched on the main page for Tom Kha Soup, a Thai coconut and lemongrass soup that is one of the few foods I regularly, specifically crave. I normally pick it up at Benjarong, a standout Thai restaurant that I'm lucky to have just a few minutes from my place in Rockville, Maryland.
I'm trying to cook more at home, though, and to cut down on carryout, so I thought I'd see if I could come even a little bit close to the restaurant version on my own. When I searched for "Tom Kha Soup" in Google, all of the hits that came back were of recipes. The sidebar featured a number of filtering options to find the recipe that worked the best for me. You can specify the cook time, calorie count, and the number and type of ingredients from a very specific list. I requested a cook time of half an hour or less, did not specify calorie count, and requested all of the key ingredients that I love in the soup. The one recipe I got back was from the Thai Food section of About.com.
I'm planning on trying to make the soup this week, as part of my "cook more at home" challenge, but to accomplish that I'll have to actually stop playing with Google Recipe Search and figure out where I can get lemongrass around here.
Image of soup used under Creative Commons, courtesy of Manuel W. on Flickr.