SEATTLE — Searches for recipes using inexpensive ingredients increased by 91% on Allrecipes.com over the past three months, according to the website’s latest Monthly Measuring Cup report. “With an unstable economic landscape, users have been consciously seeking more pocketbook-friendly recipes,” according to the report. Ground beef, pasta and rice are among the least-expensive but most-used ingredients. Searches for make-at-home versions of popular ethnic restaurant dishes have also spiked. Searches for recipes involving Chinese fare have increased 200%, while searches for Indian recipes rose 93%. Allrecipes receives more than 35 million annual visits from users, who share and download recipes, reviews, photos, personal profiles and meal ideas at the site.
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