Tag Choices

The tags used in JTFRecipes fit the food philosophies used when selecting recipes. These tags are for general classification purposes and do not necessarily follow the definitions of those tags found elsewhere.  Other tag groups may be added in the future.

By Approach
  • CICO: all-in-one meal that is under 700 kcal per serving or under 425 kcal for a main/side dish.
  • LCHF: net carb count of the recipe comes to under 13g net for an all-in-one meal or under 8g net for a main dish. JTFRecipes does not include recipes created to perfect Keto macros as there are plenty of great sites for that available.
  • Paleo/Primal: can be created using either dairy or equivalent substitutes (coconut cream for heavy cream, ghee for butter, etc). Many of these can also be Whole30 compliant with substitutions.
  • Primal: did not come out well by substituting the dairy or other ingredients to adhere to Paleo. Also, if dairy or other non-Paleo ingredients make up more than 20% of the recipe, it is not tagged as Primal.
  • Vegetarian: these tags are a very loose version of vegetarian, meaning they may not be written as vegetarian, but can easily comply with some substitution (e.g. chicken stock substituted for vegetable stock).
  • Whole30: Whole30 compliant as written. 

By Course
The courses listed are in no way intended to be comprehensive. Most are self explanatory, however JTFRecipes uses a couple additional tags in this section:
  • All-in-One: Both main dish and veggie side are included in the recipe. 
  • One Pot: Entire dish is made in one pot.

By Location
Recipes are classified by location to keep the tag list as simple as possible.  In general JTFRecipes is using the United Nations geoscheme.  Obviously this does not take into account the cultural aspects or various regions of cuisine.  

There are many cases where a recipe is claimed by many different countries or regions. Some recipes  have multiple versions across different areas of a single country, so more specific tags may have been chosen (e.g. 'Tuscan'). Some tags may be added based on number of recipes added from specific regions or countries over time (e.g. 'Thai' or 'Mediterranean').   If JTFRecipes has not determined the origin, the recipe is tagged "unclassified'. 

Many of the recipes came from restaurants and were inspired by the region and are not traditional local recipes. The spirit of the tags is simply to make recipes with certain flavors easy to find. Any ideas for tag adjustments are certainly welcome in the comments.

  • East: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Réunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Central: Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, São Tomé and Príncipe
  • North: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Western Sahara
  • South: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland
  • West: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

  • Latin | Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Navassa Island, Puerto Rico, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands
  •  Latin | Central: Belize, Costa Rica, Clipperton Island, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
  • Latin | South: Argentina, Bolivia, Bouvet Island, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
  • North: Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, United States of America

  • Central: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistanm, Uzbekistan
  • East: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan
  • South: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
  • Southeast: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Viet Nam
  • Western: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, State of Palestine, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

  • Eastern: Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Ukraine
  • Northern: Åland Islands, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Guernsey, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sark, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, United Kingdom
  • Southern: Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Gibraltar, Greece, Italy, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Vatican City
  • Western: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Switzerland

  • Australia and New Zealand: Australia, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, New Zealand, Norfolk Island
  • Melanesia: Fiji, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Soloman Islands, Vanuatu
  • Micronesia: Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau
  • Polynesia: American Samoa, Cook Islands (New Zealand), French Polynesia, Hawaii, Niue, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Wallis and Futuna – Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands

By All Tags
These are all the remaining tags for those looking for something specific (e.g. a recipe with mushrooms, an enchilada recipe or a recipe specifically from the Mediterranean. This includes various tags including current personal goals or challenges, veggie groups, tool used and favorites.