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How to Use the spoonacular App: User Guide

How to Use the spoonacular App: User Guide

The spoonacular meal planning app for Android and iOS is now available for download. It has nearly all the same features as our website, and, also like our site, it's completely free! If you've already downloaded the app and aren't familiar with our site, you might have some questions about how to use it. This guide will tell take you through it step by step. First Step: Sign Up or Sign In If you aren't already a spoonacular user, you'll need to create an account. You can sign up with Facebook, Google, Windows Live, or with your email address. Once you're signed in, you will see our menu. You can watch the video below to see how everything works, or you can keep reading if you prefer. Food Journal The first option on our Android ... (read more)

Telegram now features the spoonacular bot

Telegram now features the spoonacular bot

If you don't already know Telegram - it is an open, fast, free, and secure multi-platform messenger app comparable to WhatsApp (but without its dark sides, like gaining control over your content). Telegram has introduced the concept of bots. Bots are automated chatters that you can contact using a set of predefined commands. And since we want to give you access to spoonacular and our data in as many ways as possible - we created a bot for you! Command the Bot Currently the bot features three commands: /recipes query: Searches for recipes and sends you the top one to three results right back, e.g. /recipes steak /products query: Searches for grocery products such as frozen pizza, e.g. /products pizza /menuitems query: Searches menu it... (read more)

How to Meal Plan: The Ultimate Guide

How to Meal Plan: The Ultimate Guide

'/> KISS principle. I have self-fermented kimchi, homemade nut milk, sprouted grains, and a quarter of a grass-fed cow. '/> Sad, but true. The usual - omelets, pasta, a few stews, etc. '/> Yeah, I'm old school. ... (read more)

Our Grocery Search Engine: What to Buy at the Grocery Store & Best Healthy Food Products

Our Grocery Search Engine: What to Buy at the Grocery Store & Best Healthy Food Products

The average supermarket has over 40,000 products, a fact that probably doesn't surprise you if you've ever tried to pick something new in the cereal aisle. With all these products, it can be hard to decide what to buy at the grocery store, especially if you have special dietary requirements or want to buy only healthy food products. Our grocery search has more than 80,000 products and will make it easy to find the right one, which you can quickly add to your weekly meal plan and shopping list. Here's how the supermarket search engine works. On our homepage, you can search for products just as if you were searching for recipes. Just type in "blueberry muffins" or "ground beef." We'll try to determine from what you typed in whether you'... (read more)

How to Start a Food Blog: The Ultimate Guide

How to Start a Food Blog: The Ultimate Guide

So, you want to know how to start a food blog? You're ready to become a food blogger? Then you are in the right place; this article will give you step by step instructions on how to get your first blog post started in just 10 minutes. You will then learn how to make your food blog stand out from the crowd and how to attract traffic to your blog. Let's get to work, shall we? Start Food Blogging in 10 Minutes So let's get into how to start a food blog. Some sites promise to teach you how something can be done in X amount of time and then in reality it takes much longer. This site is not one of those—follow the next couple steps carefully and you'll really be a food blogger 10 minutes from now. Alright, set your clock. On your m... (read more)

spoonacular Widgets for WordPress

spoonacular Widgets for WordPress

spoonacular's new WordPress recipe plugin allows bloggers to enhance recipe blog posts with beautiful ingredient lists, price breakdowns, and perhaps best of all, nutritional information for the recipe! Getting started is easy, just download the recipe plugin and install it. Note: You need the ShortCode UI plugin in order for the spoonacular plugin to work. Now that you have installed the plugin, let's go through the creation of a simple recipe. The following picture shows a delicious recipe that unfortunately looks rather boring to the reader. Ingredient Visualizer We can improve this recipe page by adding the widgets. In your WP post editor you will find a "Spoonacular Widgets" tab right under the blog p... (read more)

How to Use the spoonacular Recipe Saver and Recipe Bookmarklet

How to Use the spoonacular Recipe Saver and Recipe Bookmarklet

spoonacular makes it possible to search more than 330,000 recipes from across the web. But what if you've already found the perfect recipe on another food blog or recipe site? In this case, there are a few ways to add any recipe to your spoonacular recipe boxes, depending on whether you are using Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or another browser. Chrome, Firefox, Safari Our spoonacular recipe saver/clipper is available as a Chrome extension, Firefox add-on, and Safari extension. Once you have installed one of these recipe saver extensions, you just have to look for a green recipe card in your address bar (far right) when browsing recipes across the web. Note: you will not see the recipe card unless you are already on a recipe page. It is ... (read more)

Learn to Cook with the spoonacular Academy

Learn to Cook with the spoonacular Academy

If you're a beginner who wants to learn to cook, or even if you're as seasoned as the cast iron pan you've used for years, the academy offers useful information about a variety of cooking topics to make you a better chef. The academy is now in session. It covers: Kitchen Utensils and Appliances - a guide to must-have kitchen utensils; great for setting up your first kitchen Ingredients - how to select, store, and prepare various foods. Did you know you should buy organic zucchinis, but not necessarily organic avocados? Or did you know powdered sugar is easy to make at home if you forget it at the store? Have you ever tried adding water to the pan when making bacon? This section covers these tips and... (read more)

Free meal planner: our app for easy weekly meal plans

Free meal planner: our app for easy weekly meal plans

Meal planning. On the one hand, you know it'll help you save money, eat healthier, and avoid the stress of figuring out what to eat when you're standing in front of a nearly empty fridge. On the other hand, it can feel like a chore week after week, especially if you try to do it all yourself. It doesn't help that many weekly meal planner apps expect you to cook three times a day, don't have any "wiggle room" for packaged foods, or turn making a weekly meal planner into a tedious and time consuming data entry task if you want to track your nutrition goals. We at spoonacular have created a free meal planner that makes it easy to plan your meals and snacks, whether you're having home-cooked meals or including some store-bought foods in th... (read more)

The Step-by-Step Guide to the spoonacular Toolkit

The Step-by-Step Guide to the spoonacular Toolkit

The spoonacular recipe toolkit has three free widgets for food bloggers to help them improve their blogs— 1) the ingredient visualizer, 2) the price estimator, and 3) the nutrition visualizer. Maybe you've already seen the these widgets in action here on spoonacular. If you're ready to: transform your own ingredient lists into appetizing visual lists provide an automatically-generated price breakdown for your recipes display easy-to-understand nutritional information this step-by-step guide is for you! If you're still not sure, read this blog post about the recipe toolkit's benefits. Get Started Start by opening the recipe toolkit. While... (read more)

4 Reasons You Need the spoonacular App

4 Reasons You Need the spoonacular App

The spoonacular app makes it possible to search for new recipes, save recipes you want to cook later, and upload your own recipes to an online recipe book. The app is free and easy to use— just sign in with Facebook, Google, or Windows Live, cook something delicious, take an appetizing picture, and punch in the ingredients. Press save and get your recipe instantly rated according to healthiness, cost, and time efficiency. Now, why do you need the spoonacular app? Here are 4 good reasons: 1. To Have the World's Best Recipe Search Engine at your Fingertips Spoonacular's recipe search engine understands natural language— that is, it really knows what you mean wh... (read more)

Improve Your Food Blog in 30 Seconds: The spoonacular Recipe Blogger Toolkit

Improve Your Food Blog in 30 Seconds: The spoonacular Recipe Blogger Toolkit

Each recipe widget we offer harnesses the scientifically-proven power of visuals to make your food blog or recipe blog better. You can communicate your recipes' ingredients, nutritional information, cost, and more using a variety of eye-catching images, charts, graphs, and tables. Most of these recipe widgets are available in our WordPress recipe plugin as well.The Ingredient Visualizer According to psychologist Jerome Bruner, people remember 10% of what they hear, 20% of what they read, and 80% of what they see and do.1 Using spoonacular's ingredient visualizer lets you automatically turn your normal ingredient list into an appetizing visual list. When your readers are in front of their refrigerators ... (read more)