Ripped Recipes was born in January 2011 as a side project to fill a need. The problem was the existing recipe websites were not keen on nutrition calculation or searching by nutrition. Our idea was to put together a website where anybody can submit a recipe ingredient by ingredient. The system would then automatically calculate the nutrition per serving for that recipe based on the ingredients and serving amounts specified. Ripped Recipes allows anyone to search the database of recipes, allowing them to specify a range of calories/carbs/proteins/fat, diet types, meal types, etc.