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Half Lemons is an app for everyday cooking that serves up recipes using only the ingredients you already have at home.

The App at a Glance:

1. Enter the ingredients in your kitchen

The more ingredients you plug into the app, the more recipes you can make. We keep track of them from one meal to the next.

2. Recipes with no missing ingredients

Recipes you can actually make with the things you have on hand. No missing ingredients. No funky substitutions needed. And definitely no trips to the store!

3. Filter recipes by key ingredient

Want to use up the last chicken thighs? Or maybe your fresh cilantro is starting to look tired. No problem! Filter recipes using any ingredient in your kitchen.

4. Save recipes you want to make

If a recipe looks good save it for later. If you loved it and want to make it again save it. No limits!

5. All recipes are hand-picked with at least 4 stars and up

All recipes on the app are vetted for deliciousness, and have at least 4 stars.

6. Thousands of recipes from the best sources & food bloggers

Recipes are sourced from favorites like: NYT Cooking, Half Baked Harvest, Epicurious, Smitten Kitchen, Skinny Taste, BBC food, Jamie Oliver and so many more great bloggers.

7. Visit recipe websites

Every recipe has a link to the recipe website if you need more information.

8. Share recipes with your friends & fam

What’s New

Version 1.2.2

We updated the pantry to make it easier to add your ingredients!

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

jmgd2021 ,

My new favorite app!

I’ve been using Half Lemons for about two months now and I can’t express how much it has simplified my life. I meal plan about 3 days a week and the other 2-3 days I use Half Lemons. It has allowed me to experiment more in the kitchen than I have in years . The best part is every recipe I’ve tried is simple, delicious and one I probably would never would have thought of making on my own.

I love that the app is getting new features every week or so. My most recent favorite it the saving of recipes! If I could ask for another feature it would be the ability to search for my ingredients in the pantry to make updating it a tiny bit easier. Thanks for creating such a beautiful and useful app!

Developer Response ,

Thank you @jmgd2021 for such a thoughtful review! We're thrilled you're loving Half Lemons. We just submitted a new build where you can now search for your ingredients in the pantry (yay). If you ever have any other feedback please let us know. Our #1 goal is to make our users love the app and building what they want to see :-)

pseudonym58 ,

Straightforward and convenient

How many times have you opened your refrigerator or pantry, looked over various ingredients and wondered why, with ALL THIS FOOD, you still had no idea where to begin?
Well, now we have “Half Lemons” to the rescue. Simply enter the ingredients you have and would like to use in a dish, and the app will come up with a number of possibilities, one or more of which is sure to strike your fancy. Meal prep is logically and simply presented, and before you know it you’ll have something delicious to try. Great idea, and kudos to the developers.

clemfcat ,

Thank you for such an amazing app !!

As a young person who loves to cook but struggles to find the best recipes based on what I have at home and already being so diet restricted... this app is absolutely perfect and a major time saver !! Not only is it so user friendly, but it brings up so many of the most amazingly delicious recipes with the most basic ingredients. On top of everything, this app is so aesthetically pleasing !! I absolutely LOVE it and I recommend it to everyone.... it’s a must have app on every device !

App Privacy

The developer, Theodore Goodman, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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