GPT as my Sous-Chef

GPT as my Sous-Chef

GPT as my Sous-Chef

I asked ChatGPT to be my sous-chef and the results were phenomenal.

Getting excited about new technologies is nothing new to me. It’s been a blessing and a curse. I am constantly trying to stay as up-to-date as possible when it comes to anything tech-related, and GPT-3 was no exception. It first took me by surprise in late 2020 when I realized that OpenAI had quietly released a set of APIs that could transform many applications. It took me a while to figure out how to use their tools, what they meant, and what applications they could be used in. But, bit by bit, I started to become quite familiar with the platform and began to think about how I could leverage these technologies to help improve my business as well as my personal life. GPT-3 helped me reduce the workload of most mundane tasks, and I found it hard to believe that so few were aware of these low-cost resources.

Fast forward to late 2022 and it seems as if the only thing anyone is talking about is GPT-3’s younger sibling, ChatGPT.

ChatGPT (short for "Chat Generative Pre-training Transformer") is a machine learning model developed by OpenAI, which is trained on a massive dataset of internet text in order to generate human-like text. This model can be fine-tuned for various tasks, such as language translation, text summarization, and even recipe generation. It is designed to respond to prompts with coherent and coherently-formatted text, making it a powerful tool for natural language processing applications.

ChatGPT wrote that.

OpenAI brilliantly released a very simple user interface (UI) that allows anyone to converse with a language model that, although not perfect, is quite remarkable. Yes, it does spit out some bizarre statements at times and definitely makes mistakes with full confidence (hallucinations). Nonetheless, this is nothing but the start of an incredibly radical change that most of us will experience quite soon. The shock factor is short-lived for most, and many abandon the tool when they receive responses that did not live up to their expectations - which is crazy to me. Few spend the time needed to understand these tools and how to communicate with them. And that is the key to a successful interaction with any of these models. It’s all about prompting.

Figure out how to effectively convey your request and you will be delightfully surprised.

Last night, when trying to figure out what to cook for dinner, I remembered a Reddit post claiming to have used ChatGPT to build recipes and the impressive results it had output. So, I knew what to do and how to do it.

I opened up ChatGPT and started with “I need you to help me create a recipe. I will list the ingredients I have in my kitchen and you’ll create a recipe. The recipe does not need to contain all the ingredients. Here are my ingredients: ___________” I then added about a dozen or so ingredients (full recipe below) and pressed enter. Within seconds, I received my recipe, with the title “Ground Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry with Naan and Rice”. I couldn't believe it. How?

At first glance, the task of creating a recipe may seem simple, but I was amazed by the thoughtfulness and precision of the result. As a lover of cooking, I often try to come up with new recipes, but I rarely create something on the spot that is as meticulous. While I am able to pair a few ingredients together quickly, carefully measuring out doses and steps is not typically within my skill set. However, the model had taken my ingredients and thoughtfully crafted a recipe, complete with a title, a list of ingredients (with their quantities), step-by-step instructions, and even recommendations for variations in the notes. It was truly incredible.

With this newfound inspiration, I set to work. I prepared all the necessary ingredients, heated my wok, and set my timers (I am quite OCD). I then cooked the Ground Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry with Naan and Rice.

While the dish may not have been the best I've ever made, it was still phenomenal. The food was good, but not great - but this is in no way a reflection on the recipe provided by the model. My ingredient list was a bit haphazard, as I was using items that were nearing their expiration date. Nonetheless, my new sous chef had thoughtfully crafted a recipe (including a note about the use of instant rice for quick cooking) that helped me put together a delicious meal in no time. Instead of wasting 30 minutes searching for a random recipe that fit my parameters and ultimately settling for something mediocre, I was able to create a satisfying dish - and for that, I am both impressed and grateful.

Moving forward, I plan to use similar prompts with better ingredients and will continue to document and share new recipes. If you find yourself in a similar situation - knowing you need to cook but not knowing what to make - I encourage you to give this a try and email do feel free to email me your results.


Original Prompt: "I need you to help me create a recipe. I will list the ingredients in my kitchen and you’ll create a recipe. The recipe does not need to contain all the ingredients. Here are my ingredients: ground beef (1.34lbs), red onion, two pieces of naan bread, butter, half an avocado, kimchi, brown rice, Greek yogurt, Parmesan cheese, frozen stir fry vegetables, olive oil, sweet potatoes, instant rice, sesame seed oil, pepper, paprika, garlic, soy sauce.”

Original Response: "Sure, here's a recipe for a "Ground Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry with Naan and Rice":

Ingredients:

  • 1.34lbs ground beef

  • 1 red onion, chopped

  • 2 pieces of naan bread

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1/2 avocado, diced

  • 1/4 cup kimchi

  • 1 cup cooked brown rice

  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 cup frozen stir fry vegetables

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 2 cups instant rice

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

Instructions:

  1. Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and ground beef, and cook until browned.

  2. Add the red onion, sweet potatoes, stir fry vegetables, garlic, paprika, and pepper to the skillet. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.

  3. Stir in the soy sauce, kimchi and sesame seed oil.

  4. In a separate pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the naan bread, and cook until lightly toasted.

  5. Serve the stir fry over the cooked instant rice, and top with diced avocado, Greek yogurt, and grated Parmesan cheese.

  6. Serve the naan bread on the side.

You can use any vegetables you have available or that you prefer. Also you can use any kind of rice you want, I just suggested instant rice since it's quick to cook."



I asked ChatGPT to be my sous-chef and the results were phenomenal.

Getting excited about new technologies is nothing new to me. It’s been a blessing and a curse. I am constantly trying to stay as up-to-date as possible when it comes to anything tech-related, and GPT-3 was no exception. It first took me by surprise in late 2020 when I realized that OpenAI had quietly released a set of APIs that could transform many applications. It took me a while to figure out how to use their tools, what they meant, and what applications they could be used in. But, bit by bit, I started to become quite familiar with the platform and began to think about how I could leverage these technologies to help improve my business as well as my personal life. GPT-3 helped me reduce the workload of most mundane tasks, and I found it hard to believe that so few were aware of these low-cost resources.

Fast forward to late 2022 and it seems as if the only thing anyone is talking about is GPT-3’s younger sibling, ChatGPT.

ChatGPT (short for "Chat Generative Pre-training Transformer") is a machine learning model developed by OpenAI, which is trained on a massive dataset of internet text in order to generate human-like text. This model can be fine-tuned for various tasks, such as language translation, text summarization, and even recipe generation. It is designed to respond to prompts with coherent and coherently-formatted text, making it a powerful tool for natural language processing applications.

ChatGPT wrote that.

OpenAI brilliantly released a very simple user interface (UI) that allows anyone to converse with a language model that, although not perfect, is quite remarkable. Yes, it does spit out some bizarre statements at times and definitely makes mistakes with full confidence (hallucinations). Nonetheless, this is nothing but the start of an incredibly radical change that most of us will experience quite soon. The shock factor is short-lived for most, and many abandon the tool when they receive responses that did not live up to their expectations - which is crazy to me. Few spend the time needed to understand these tools and how to communicate with them. And that is the key to a successful interaction with any of these models. It’s all about prompting.

Figure out how to effectively convey your request and you will be delightfully surprised.

Last night, when trying to figure out what to cook for dinner, I remembered a Reddit post claiming to have used ChatGPT to build recipes and the impressive results it had output. So, I knew what to do and how to do it.

I opened up ChatGPT and started with “I need you to help me create a recipe. I will list the ingredients I have in my kitchen and you’ll create a recipe. The recipe does not need to contain all the ingredients. Here are my ingredients: ___________” I then added about a dozen or so ingredients (full recipe below) and pressed enter. Within seconds, I received my recipe, with the title “Ground Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry with Naan and Rice”. I couldn't believe it. How?

At first glance, the task of creating a recipe may seem simple, but I was amazed by the thoughtfulness and precision of the result. As a lover of cooking, I often try to come up with new recipes, but I rarely create something on the spot that is as meticulous. While I am able to pair a few ingredients together quickly, carefully measuring out doses and steps is not typically within my skill set. However, the model had taken my ingredients and thoughtfully crafted a recipe, complete with a title, a list of ingredients (with their quantities), step-by-step instructions, and even recommendations for variations in the notes. It was truly incredible.

With this newfound inspiration, I set to work. I prepared all the necessary ingredients, heated my wok, and set my timers (I am quite OCD). I then cooked the Ground Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry with Naan and Rice.

While the dish may not have been the best I've ever made, it was still phenomenal. The food was good, but not great - but this is in no way a reflection on the recipe provided by the model. My ingredient list was a bit haphazard, as I was using items that were nearing their expiration date. Nonetheless, my new sous chef had thoughtfully crafted a recipe (including a note about the use of instant rice for quick cooking) that helped me put together a delicious meal in no time. Instead of wasting 30 minutes searching for a random recipe that fit my parameters and ultimately settling for something mediocre, I was able to create a satisfying dish - and for that, I am both impressed and grateful.

Moving forward, I plan to use similar prompts with better ingredients and will continue to document and share new recipes. If you find yourself in a similar situation - knowing you need to cook but not knowing what to make - I encourage you to give this a try and email do feel free to email me your results.


Original Prompt: "I need you to help me create a recipe. I will list the ingredients in my kitchen and you’ll create a recipe. The recipe does not need to contain all the ingredients. Here are my ingredients: ground beef (1.34lbs), red onion, two pieces of naan bread, butter, half an avocado, kimchi, brown rice, Greek yogurt, Parmesan cheese, frozen stir fry vegetables, olive oil, sweet potatoes, instant rice, sesame seed oil, pepper, paprika, garlic, soy sauce.”

Original Response: "Sure, here's a recipe for a "Ground Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry with Naan and Rice":

Ingredients:

  • 1.34lbs ground beef

  • 1 red onion, chopped

  • 2 pieces of naan bread

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1/2 avocado, diced

  • 1/4 cup kimchi

  • 1 cup cooked brown rice

  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 cup frozen stir fry vegetables

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 2 cups instant rice

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

Instructions:

  1. Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and ground beef, and cook until browned.

  2. Add the red onion, sweet potatoes, stir fry vegetables, garlic, paprika, and pepper to the skillet. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.

  3. Stir in the soy sauce, kimchi and sesame seed oil.

  4. In a separate pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the naan bread, and cook until lightly toasted.

  5. Serve the stir fry over the cooked instant rice, and top with diced avocado, Greek yogurt, and grated Parmesan cheese.

  6. Serve the naan bread on the side.

You can use any vegetables you have available or that you prefer. Also you can use any kind of rice you want, I just suggested instant rice since it's quick to cook."



I asked ChatGPT to be my sous-chef and the results were phenomenal.

Getting excited about new technologies is nothing new to me. It’s been a blessing and a curse. I am constantly trying to stay as up-to-date as possible when it comes to anything tech-related, and GPT-3 was no exception. It first took me by surprise in late 2020 when I realized that OpenAI had quietly released a set of APIs that could transform many applications. It took me a while to figure out how to use their tools, what they meant, and what applications they could be used in. But, bit by bit, I started to become quite familiar with the platform and began to think about how I could leverage these technologies to help improve my business as well as my personal life. GPT-3 helped me reduce the workload of most mundane tasks, and I found it hard to believe that so few were aware of these low-cost resources.

Fast forward to late 2022 and it seems as if the only thing anyone is talking about is GPT-3’s younger sibling, ChatGPT.

ChatGPT (short for "Chat Generative Pre-training Transformer") is a machine learning model developed by OpenAI, which is trained on a massive dataset of internet text in order to generate human-like text. This model can be fine-tuned for various tasks, such as language translation, text summarization, and even recipe generation. It is designed to respond to prompts with coherent and coherently-formatted text, making it a powerful tool for natural language processing applications.

ChatGPT wrote that.

OpenAI brilliantly released a very simple user interface (UI) that allows anyone to converse with a language model that, although not perfect, is quite remarkable. Yes, it does spit out some bizarre statements at times and definitely makes mistakes with full confidence (hallucinations). Nonetheless, this is nothing but the start of an incredibly radical change that most of us will experience quite soon. The shock factor is short-lived for most, and many abandon the tool when they receive responses that did not live up to their expectations - which is crazy to me. Few spend the time needed to understand these tools and how to communicate with them. And that is the key to a successful interaction with any of these models. It’s all about prompting.

Figure out how to effectively convey your request and you will be delightfully surprised.

Last night, when trying to figure out what to cook for dinner, I remembered a Reddit post claiming to have used ChatGPT to build recipes and the impressive results it had output. So, I knew what to do and how to do it.

I opened up ChatGPT and started with “I need you to help me create a recipe. I will list the ingredients I have in my kitchen and you’ll create a recipe. The recipe does not need to contain all the ingredients. Here are my ingredients: ___________” I then added about a dozen or so ingredients (full recipe below) and pressed enter. Within seconds, I received my recipe, with the title “Ground Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry with Naan and Rice”. I couldn't believe it. How?

At first glance, the task of creating a recipe may seem simple, but I was amazed by the thoughtfulness and precision of the result. As a lover of cooking, I often try to come up with new recipes, but I rarely create something on the spot that is as meticulous. While I am able to pair a few ingredients together quickly, carefully measuring out doses and steps is not typically within my skill set. However, the model had taken my ingredients and thoughtfully crafted a recipe, complete with a title, a list of ingredients (with their quantities), step-by-step instructions, and even recommendations for variations in the notes. It was truly incredible.

With this newfound inspiration, I set to work. I prepared all the necessary ingredients, heated my wok, and set my timers (I am quite OCD). I then cooked the Ground Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry with Naan and Rice.

While the dish may not have been the best I've ever made, it was still phenomenal. The food was good, but not great - but this is in no way a reflection on the recipe provided by the model. My ingredient list was a bit haphazard, as I was using items that were nearing their expiration date. Nonetheless, my new sous chef had thoughtfully crafted a recipe (including a note about the use of instant rice for quick cooking) that helped me put together a delicious meal in no time. Instead of wasting 30 minutes searching for a random recipe that fit my parameters and ultimately settling for something mediocre, I was able to create a satisfying dish - and for that, I am both impressed and grateful.

Moving forward, I plan to use similar prompts with better ingredients and will continue to document and share new recipes. If you find yourself in a similar situation - knowing you need to cook but not knowing what to make - I encourage you to give this a try and email do feel free to email me your results.


Original Prompt: "I need you to help me create a recipe. I will list the ingredients in my kitchen and you’ll create a recipe. The recipe does not need to contain all the ingredients. Here are my ingredients: ground beef (1.34lbs), red onion, two pieces of naan bread, butter, half an avocado, kimchi, brown rice, Greek yogurt, Parmesan cheese, frozen stir fry vegetables, olive oil, sweet potatoes, instant rice, sesame seed oil, pepper, paprika, garlic, soy sauce.”

Original Response: "Sure, here's a recipe for a "Ground Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry with Naan and Rice":

Ingredients:

  • 1.34lbs ground beef

  • 1 red onion, chopped

  • 2 pieces of naan bread

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1/2 avocado, diced

  • 1/4 cup kimchi

  • 1 cup cooked brown rice

  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 cup frozen stir fry vegetables

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 2 cups instant rice

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

Instructions:

  1. Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and ground beef, and cook until browned.

  2. Add the red onion, sweet potatoes, stir fry vegetables, garlic, paprika, and pepper to the skillet. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.

  3. Stir in the soy sauce, kimchi and sesame seed oil.

  4. In a separate pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the naan bread, and cook until lightly toasted.

  5. Serve the stir fry over the cooked instant rice, and top with diced avocado, Greek yogurt, and grated Parmesan cheese.

  6. Serve the naan bread on the side.

You can use any vegetables you have available or that you prefer. Also you can use any kind of rice you want, I just suggested instant rice since it's quick to cook."