Food: Ingredients

The amount is separated from ingredient by a tab. Indent subsequent lines of individual ingredients. Check fraction size for readability.

cup frozen green beans
16-oz. can whole tomatoes, drained
cup chopped onion
cups salted butter

For abbreviations, see Food: Abbreviations

For numbers in food copy, see Numbers

For style on ingredients used more than once in a recipe, see “Divided Ingredients” under Food: Style/Terminology

Do not use en dashes between numerals.
2 to 3 tsp. dried basil

When two ingredients are listed with “or” or “and/or” between them, call for only the first ingredient in the method:
1 lb. yams or sweet potatoes
1 lb. yams and/or sweet potatoes

Use measurements for vegetables unless the weight or number is important to the recipe. So 1/2 cup chopped onion, not 1 large onion, chopped. We can add the amount if needed as shopping info. (updated 7/20/22)

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 carrots, julienned (about 1 cup)


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