You are tasked with creating


Coding Assignment # 5 – Recipe Hunter 

You are tasked with creating a Rails app that will display a recipe index based on a keyword entered. 

1. Create a rails app called recipe_hunter 

2. Generate RecipesController (recipes_controller.rb) that will have an index action 

3. The above-mentioned controller should check if a request parameter keyword was passed in. 

4. If it was – it should use it, and if not – it should use a default value of “chocolate” instead. 

5. Create a model, Recipe (recipe.rb) that will contain a for class method that will take a 

keyword to query and query the Recipe Puppy API. (You should already have the Recipe class 

from the previous assignment. Remember, that unlike the previous assignment – you will not 

need to require ‘httparty’ gem in your code, since loading HTTParty gem should be the Bundler’s 


6. Create your view (with CSS – use your imagination) that might look something like this: 

7. I should be able to click on either the title or the thumbnail and go straight to the actual recipe 

(out there on the web). Look at image_tag helper for defining an img tag and use this helper 

as the first argument to link_to helper. 

8. Rails automatically escapes HTML in your strings (mainly to avoid XSS attacks Because of this – some of your titles will look 


Rails has a sanitize (or raw) helper that will help you display HTML characters properly 

9. Instead of having to go to http://localhost:3000/recipes/index all the time – you want this page 

to be the default. So, you should be able to go to http://localhost:3000/?keyword=apple%20pie 

and see the following 

Submission Guidelines 

1. Commit all the files to your local repo and push your repo out to your private team repo on 

github creating a remote branch called assignment5. 

2. For this assignment, it might make the most sense to work on a master branch of a newly 

created repo and then do $git push remote_alias_github

master:assignment5 to push it out to github. 

3. Deploy your homework to heroku (WARNING: Heroku only allows pushing to a remote master 

branch) using a URL pattern of (where X is your 

team number). 

4. Feel free to include a README.txt with any comments, as well as your deployed assignment URL