More often than not, I found myself thinking about what exactly to cook for more time than I should, so I came up with this “Culinary Roulette.” The tool serves up a week’s worth of meal themes. From “Meatless Mondays” to “Fish Fridays”, each theme sparks inspiration for dishes that might have been off my radar. Not feeling a particular theme? A swift click on the refresh icon (↻) next to each theme shuffles it for an alternative.
Focus on plant-based meals, omitting all meats for a wholesome dietary choice.
Sip on a variety of teas or use them in cooking to add unique flavors.
Embrace seasonal winter vegetables in roasts, stews, and warm salads.
Experiment with this fermented soy product in a variety of vegan dishes.
Enjoy the smoky flavor of foods roasted or grilled over open flames.
Enjoy refreshing slaws made from cabbages, carrots, and inventive dressings.
Blend fruits, veggies, and proteins for a rejuvenating start to your day.
I developed the Culinary Roulette to speed up my meal-planning and let spontaneity lead my kitchen endeavors. The themes were generated using ChatGPT4, using the following prompt:
I am trying to make meal planning easier by making “Theme-days” such as Meatless-Monday, Tofu-Thursday or Fish-Friday. Please give me 30 different suggestions with the word [day of the week]. Please make several of these themes healthy and vegan. Please add a one sentence description to each them.
I further intend to use ChatGPT to narrow down the actual recipe even more using for example the following prompt:
Give me three recipe ideas for the following prompt. Briefly describe the recipes in one sentence each. Please focus on healthy meals that can be made at home in a reasonable timeframe. Consider that I am allergic to dairy and eggs: [Theme]
I don’t trust ChatGPT with actual recipes, so from that point on I’ll then either improvise or look up an actual recipe. Here’s a quick example of what I’ve now planned for the rest of the week.