I regularly create food receipes from scratch (manually). I find it annoying and difficult to add the correct food item each time.
For example I try and use the same "Beef" item for all my food choices, where I know the nutritients are correct. But when I manually add an ingrident to a recipe it doesn't give me the option to use the recently used one, but instead gives me a list of random ones, where the nutrients are different/wrong to the one I normally use.
Can you consider changing the receipe creater to allow the user to select existing foods from recent/food list (like in the food diary), instead of performing a search and returning different items each time.