Frequently Asked Questions

What does Lutuin mean?

Lutuin is a Tagalog word which means "cuisine" as a noun or "cook" as a verb.

Why did you name your website Lutuin?

I am from the Philippines and I wanted a Tagalog name for this website. One day the word lutuin came across my mind for the first time in several weeks of brainstorming so I thought I should give it a try.

What is the 2-IN-1 ON-THE-GO Checklist?

The 2-IN-1 ON-THE-GO checklist works two ways. One as a kitchen list and another as a grocery list. It changes from a regular kitchen list to a grocery list with a flick of a switch.

The 2-IN-1 ON-THE-GO checklist is an ingredients checklist designed to help people who find it difficult to include cooking into their busy daily schedule. It was designed by keeping in mind the needs of every on the go mom, dad, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, guardian, household help person. It's for anybody who is responsible for cooking meals for the family for a minimum of 3 times a day.

The 2-IN-1 ON-THE-GO checklist makes it easy to pull up a quick list of ingredients anytime you need it without having to:

  • Find a pen and paper.
  • Configure an app to act as a grocery list for your ingredients.
  • Or worst, use your mobile phone's messaging app as your temporary list. I say temporary because you or your smartphone will delete it once you reached a certain amount of storage space consumption.

With the 2-IN-1 ON-THE-GO checklist, you don't even have to worry about saving the checklist, or take a picture of an ingredient so that you know what to look for the next time you shop.

The ON-THE-GO ingredients checklist will generally save busy people valuable time as it will save them from worrying what to cook, what the required ingredients are, how to prepare the ingredients, how to cook the recipe and serve the all important delicious, sumptuous meal for their loved ones.

Any busy person who takes on the responsibility cooking for everyone in the home can take advantage of this kind of online ingredients checklist either on a laptop sitting on a kitchen counter or on a mobile phone while shopping for ingredients at the grocery store.

What makes it very unique even more is the way it is made very practically useful even more. It is because you get a set of pictures of what the ingredient should like as a prepared ingredient in the kitchen. And, another set of pictures that show you what these ingredients look like while you are still buying them from the grocery store, supermarket, and the like.

Does the Nutrition Information section give accurate measurements of nutrition benefits from food ingredients or are they just for show?

The Nutrition Information section found on each recipe page, and is included when you print out the recipe, shows real computed results using data from the latest National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Guidance for Industry: A Food Labeling Guide (14. Appendix F: Calculate the Percent Daily Value for the Appropriate Nutrients) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The USDA database is used for calculating the total amount of each nutrient in a featured recipe while the FDA's guide is used for calculating the Percent Daily Values (%DV) for each nutrient in the recipe. The quantities of the individual recipe ingredients are the amounts used for calculating the nutritional information and % daily values you see on each recipe page.

Lutuin does it's best to show you accurate nutrition information, however, please be guided by our disclaimer regarding all the contents you may find on this website. Please read it in our Terms of Service.