i have noticed the amount of available recipes in Cubic Castles is very short, an seeing how there are all these cool blocks but only a few possible food types just seems like food isn't getting much justice, so I have come up with some food ideas and new ingredients also, i have noticed that this is a bunch of editions so if they are added i propose it should be a whole update on its own: The Food Update!
(for the farming perks, you could add new levels or add more crops to each level so you still have to unlock them.)
[first off, new plants:]
melon: grows using melon seeds, can using a knife on a melon will give you 4 melon slices, which are edible themselves.
bean pods: grows using bean seeds, gives you beans when harvested.
lettuce: grows using lettuce seeds.
mustard stalk: grows using mustard seeds, gives you mustard pods when harvested.
coffee cherries: grows using coffee seeds.
cocoa tree: grows using cocoa seeds, gives you cocoa beans when harvested.
vanilla pods: grown using vanilla seeds, gives you vanilla beans when harvested.
cinnamon flowers: grown using cinnamon seeds, drops cinnamon sticks when harvested.
apple: sometimes dropped by breaking normal tree tops.
orange: sometimes dropped by breaking palm tree tops.
strawberry: grows using strawberry seeds:
peppercorn: grows using peppercorn seeds.
(changes:) pumpkin seeds can be bought separately from the Halloween pack all-year long.
(notes: only the lettuce seeds will be included in the starter farm pack, and anyone who already bought it would be given them after this update. the rest will have to be bought separately.)
[next: new ingredients:]
butter: 1 heavy cream, 1 salt.
fishing rod: 2 stick, nails, 1 raw iron, 1 rope using any hammer as the tool. (this is not really an ingredient, but a tool to get an ingredient.)
fish: when you left click water with the fishing rod, it will cast a line instead of mining the water, then you wait (between 2-5 seconds) and you will catch a fish and it will go into your inventory and the line will be un-cast.
mustard: crafted by putting mustard pods in an extractor.
coffee beans: crafted by putting coffee cherries in a forge.
roasted cocoa beans: crafted by putting cocoa beans in a forge.
male syrup: crafted by putting pine resin in an extractor.
molasses: crafted by putting maple syrup in a forge.
coco powder: crafted by putting roasted cocoa beans in an extractor.
roasted coffee beans: crafted by putting coffee beans in a forge.
mayonnaise: crafted by putting an egg in an extractor.
vanilla extract: crafted by putting vanilla beans in an extractor.
Alfredo sauce: 1 butter, 1 cheese, 1 heavy cream.
marinara sauce: 1 tomato, 1 salt, 1 ground pepper.
cinnamon powder: crafted by putting cinnamon sticks in an extractor.
ground pepper: crafted by putting peppercorn in an extractor.
ranch dressing: 1 salt, 1 ground pepper, 1 milk jug, 1 mustard.
Barbecue sauce: 1 ketchup, 1 apple, 2 molasses, mustard with a mortar and pestle as the tool.
canned beans: crafted by putting beans in a forge, it is an "ingredient" but it is still edible.
cocoa butter: crafted by putting cocoa beans in an extractor. (note: this is NOT the same as roasted cocoa beans.)
ketchup: crafted by putting sugar and a tomato in a workbench with a mortar and pestle, it replaces the tomato and sugar in the fries crafting recipe.
jam: crafted by putting a strawberry in an extractor.
orange juice: crafting by putting an orange in an extractor.
caramel: crafted by putting sugar in a forge.
salt: crafted by putting a water block in an extractor, is added to the fries recipe.
chicken leg: dropped by a chicken every 10 minutes. (don't worry, it doesn't die!)
bacon: dropped by a pig every 10 minutes. (don't worry, it doesn't die!)
ground beef: dropped by a cow every 10 minutes. (don't worry, it doesn't die!)
cheese: crafted by putting milk jugs in a distillery.
heavy cream: 1 milk jug with a mortar and pestle as the tool.
sour cream: crafted by putting heavy cream in a distillery.
vinegar: crafted by putting cooking oil in a distillery.
[lastly: new foods!]
pumpkin pie: made from 1 flour, 1 milk jug, 1 pumpkin, and 2 sugar.
apple pie: made from 1 flour, 1 milk jug, 3 apple, and 2 sugar.
(changes: replace the 2 honey with 2 sugar in frostberry pie.)
re-fried beans: put canned beans in an extractor.
chocolate: 2 sugar, 1 coco powder, 1 water using mortar and pestle as the tool.
milk chocolate: 1 sugar, 1 coco powder, 1 milk jug using mortar and pestle as the tool.
white chocolate: 2 sugar, 1 milk jug, 1 cocoa butter using mortar and pestle as the tool.
chocolate milk: 1 chocolate, 1 milk jug.
strawberry milk: 1 jam, 1 sugar, 1 milk jug.
caramel milk: 1 caramel. 1 milk jug.
grilled chicken: craft by putting 1 chicken leg in a forge.
fried chicken: 2 ground pepper, 1 grilled chicken, 1 salt, cooking oil.
hash browns: 2 potatoes, 1 salt, 1 ground pepper.
fried bacon: crafted by putting bacon in a forge.
plain salad: 1 tomato, 3 lettuce
garden salad: plain salad, 1 ranch dressing.
chef salad: 1 fried bacon, 2 egg, 1 plain salad,
steak: crafted by putting ground beef in a forge.
cheese steak: 1 cheese, 1 steak, with a knife as the tool.
chili: 1 chiliberry, 2 steak, 1 cheese, 1 canned beans.
taco: 2 flour, 1 sour cream, 1 chili, 1 plain salad.
burrito: 3 flour, 1 chili.
fish taco: 2 flour, 1 plain salad, 1 fish.
fried fish: 1 cooking oil, 1 fish, 1 flour, 1 egg.
Alfredo pasta: 1 Alfredo sauce, 2 flour.
marinara pasta: 1 marinara sauce, 2 flour.
bread: 2 flour, 1 egg, 1 salt, 1 water.
toast: 1 bread, 1 butter.
hamburger: 1 steak, 2 bread, ketchup.
cheeseburger: hamburger, cheese.
deluxe cheeseburger: cheeseburger, plain salad, fried bacon.
mushroom Swiss burger: Barbecue sauce, cheeseburger, mushroom.
buttered potato: butter, sour cream, cheese, potato.
loaded potato: buttered potato, bacon.
fish sticks: fried fish, knife as the tool.
pancakes: 2 flour, 1 egg, 1 milk jug, butter.
maple pancakes: 1 pancake, 1 maple syrup.
cinnamon frostberry pancakes: 1 maple pancakes, 1 frostberry, 1 cinnamon powder.
french toast: 1 bread, 1 cinnamon powder, 2 eggs, 1 milk jug
hash browns: 1 sugar, 2 potatoes, 1 cooking oil.
bacon and eggs: 1 fried bacon, 2 eggs.
molasses cake: 1 molasses, 1 cinnamon powder, 2 flour, 1 milk jug.
black coffee: 2 roasted coffee beans, water.
coffee: 1 black coffee, 1 milk jug, 1 sugar.
tea: 1 fern, 1 water.
sweet tea: 1 tea, 1 sugar, 1 ice.
yumberry sweet tea: 1 sweet tea, yumberry.
BBQ chicken: 1 barbecue sauce, 1 grilled chicken.
sloppy Joe: 1 steak, 2 bread, 1 barbecue sauce.
sweet and sour sauce: 1 vinegar, 1 ketchup, 1 sugar, 1 corn.
sweet and sour chicken: 1 sweet and sour sauce, 1 fried chicken.
this is a suggestion, not everything could be added, other things could be added, some recipes could change, some names could change, or nothing will be added at all!
if you have any suggestions for plants, ingredients, or food items, please tell me below, if i like them and you provide the recipe to obtain the item (unless its a plant) or if you want to change anything and i agree with this change, i will edit this post and make a changelog, which will say the username of the person who suggested it, so you will get credit for it, what exactly changed, and the date it changed. please give me feedback :)