Bean Salad
August 8, 2022 5:29 PM   Subscribe

Bean Salad
Choose your own adventure, bean salad edition.

Based on this question, I threw together a "choose your own adventure" recipe. It probably won't work for the asker, but maybe it'll work for you. I was excited to finally find a good use for the "choose your own adventure" software.

Does not contain "if" statements. I was trying to be quick about it, plus I only read the first two tutorials.

Will add an ingredient or two if it'll make it more useful for you, the person reading this.

I feel like I just invented a genre. If this is already a genre, please share links. If this isn't a genre, I hope it is now!
Role: genre-inventor
posted by aniola (10 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

... in which I overthink a plate of beans.
posted by aniola at 9:23 PM on August 8, 2022 [8 favorites]

Found a cake recipe.
posted by aniola at 11:41 PM on August 8, 2022

This is cool! I'd love it to pop me up a summary list of my choices at the end, like

You made a Kidney bean, bell pepper, lemon juice and olive oil salad!

No idea if the software does that, just my pony as a potential salad eater :)
posted by penguin pie at 4:15 PM on August 13, 2022 [1 favorite]

This is great.
posted by box at 1:42 PM on August 14, 2022

This is both delightful and helpful. Wow! Thanks, aniola.
posted by Bella Donna at 9:23 AM on August 18, 2022

Very interesting and helpful.
posted by SunPower at 7:40 PM on August 20, 2022

Looking forward to the three-bean-salad expansion pack.
posted by adamrice at 10:25 AM on August 25, 2022 [2 favorites]

I like this, thanks. One thing - if I click on add flavour, then decide against it, can I get back to adding sweetness instead? Could not see a way.
posted by paduasoy at 1:55 PM on August 26, 2022

Now! with clickable links and the ability to forget flavor! Apparently I duplicated the story to test out the ability to add links without breaking things and then forgot I was working in a sandbox, so this is a different link than the one in the original post.

A summary seems quite reasonable, penguin pie! If there's a 2.0, I'll see if I can figure that out. If I go there, the three-bean-salad expansion pack will be next.
posted by aniola at 4:08 PM on August 26, 2022 [3 favorites]

From elsewhere on Metafilter:

"The flowchart from Reed's Impoverished Students... handbook is here."
posted by aniola at 5:44 PM on December 8, 2022 [1 favorite]

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