Cooking Blog


Whether you're an experienced chef or a beginner in the kitchen, Isuru Cooking Blog is here to inspire and support your culinary journey. Our goal is to make cooking enjoyable, educational, and accessible to all. Join our community of food lovers from around the world as we embark on a global culinary adventure. Share your own recipes, tips, and experiences, and connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for cooking and exploring different cuisines. At Isuru Cooking Blog, we believe that everyone has a unique taste and preference when it comes to food. That's why our recipe collection is diverse and constantly expanding. We encourage you to try new flavors, experiment with ingredients, and make each recipe your own. Whether you're seeking quick and easy weekday meals, elegant dishes for special occasions, or dietary-specific recipes, we have a wide range of options to cater to your needs. From vegan and gluten-free recipes to indulgent desserts and traditional family favorites, our selection is designed to satisfy a variety of tastes and dietary requirements. We value your feedback and suggestions, so please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to answer your questions, provide assistance, and continue improving your experience on our website. Thank you for joining us on this culinary journey. Let's explore the world one recipe at a time and create unforgettable moments in the heart of your kitchen. Happy cooking with Isuru Cooking Blog!

My name is Isuru Dinusha. I am a student at the Solent University in Southamton. For this project, I have used the following technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Jquery, Node.js , MongoDB, and Bootstrap.

The purpose of this website is to provide a platform for users to upload and share their favorite recipes with the world of cooking enthusiasts. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a passionate home cook, this platform allows you to showcase your culinary creations and inspire others with your delicious recipes.

By bringing together the power of Node.js for server-side development, MongoDB for database storage, Express for routing and middleware, and Bootstrap for responsive design, this project aims to provide a robust and visually appealing platform for food lovers to explore, share, and discover exciting recipes from around the world.

To enhance the functionality and ease of development, I have utilized several NPM packages, including:

  • connect-flash: This package provides a flash messaging system, allowing you to display temporary messages to users, such as success or error notifications, after certain actions or events.
  • cookie-parser: This package enables the parsing and handling of cookies in incoming requests. It simplifies the process of working with cookies in your Express application.
  • dotenv: This package loads environment variables from a .env file into process.env. It's useful for securely storing sensitive information, such as API keys or database credentials, without exposing them in your codebase.
  • ejs: This package is a templating engine that allows you to dynamically generate HTML markup. It simplifies the process of rendering dynamic content and passing data to your views.
  • express: Express is a fast and minimalist web application framework for Node.js. It provides a robust set of features for building web applications, including routing, middleware support, and request/response handling.
  • express-ejs-layouts: This package adds layout support to your EJS templates in Express. It allows you to define a base layout that can be extended by multiple views, providing a consistent structure across your application.
  • express-fileupload: This package simplifies the handling of file uploads in Express. It provides middleware that allows you to easily process and store files sent by users in your application.
  • express-session: This package enables session management in your Express application. It helps you create and manage user sessions, allowing you to store session data and authenticate users.
  • MongoDB and mongoose: MongoDB is a popular NoSQL database, and mongoose is an object data modeling (ODM) library for MongoDB. Together, they provide a powerful and flexible solution for storing and retrieving data in your application, allowing you to define schemas, perform database operations, and interact with MongoDB easily.

By leveraging these NPM packages, I have enhanced the functionality and development process of my cooking blog. Each package serves a specific purpose, from handling user sessions and file uploads to simplifying templating and database operations. This combination of technologies and packages allows for a seamless and efficient user experience while uploading, browsing, and interacting with recipes on the website.