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    PennyEddi
    Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:29 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I'm trying to enter my first recipe and there are certain ingredients that your software can't find, but I can't find in the database either. Isn't there an option for your members to upload their own ingredients?

    What I'm specifically trying to enter are some of the So Delicious coconut products from Turtle Mountain. They are lower calorie and lower fat than the coconut items I'm finding in the database.

    Thank you for your help.
    Molly53
    Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:39 pm
    Forum Host
    PennyEddi wrote:
    I'm trying to enter my first recipe and there are certain ingredients that your software can't find, but I can't find in the database either. Isn't there an option for your members to upload their own ingredients?

    What I'm specifically trying to enter are some of the So Delicious coconut products from Turtle Mountain. They are lower calorie and lower fat than the coconut items I'm finding in the database.

    Thank you for your help.
    There is no option for members to upload ingredients to the db. What you can do is submit an item for consideration here in the forum. FYI, if that item is not in the USDA nutritional db, accurate nutritional information will not be reflected in your recipe's stats.

    to enter your recipe ingredients, try this:
    1 cup coconut whatever-it-is (Turtle Mountain SoDelicious brand low-fat preferred)

    Maybe you'll find this information helpful:
    icon_idea.gif Firstly, please type the name of your recipe into the searchline to make sure that it's not already in the db.
    The site's db is approaching 1/2 million recipes and removal of duplicates is an ongoing process.

    icon_idea.gif When you're ready to enter your recipe, click on the SUBMIT A RECIPE link, which is the tenth item in the first column at the bottom of every food.com page (the easiest way); by hovering your cursor over the arrow over the RECIPES link at the top of your screen. Choose post a recipe from the drop down menu; from your own My Page in the column of options on the left side.

    icon_idea.gif When posting the instructions to your delicious recipes, remember that our members are located all over the world and have all levels of experience from beginner to professional. If you want others to understand your recipes, you need to say what exactly needs to be done with each ingredient. Please write your directions completely and clearly in an elementary fashion so that novice cooks or people whose first language is not English can have the best opportunity for a successful outcome when they try your recipe.

    icon_idea.gif Separate the steps by hitting the enter key once after each step. If you have ended with a period, then the next line should be another step. This makes reading and following your recipe easier for those that will be preparing it. It will also ensure that your recipe is placed correctly in certain categories that food.com chooses for you.

    When someone wants a recipe that is 3 steps or less and they sift for that category, it is a little frustrating to see so many recipes that list 12 steps in one or 2 paragraphs.

    icon_idea.gif There is no need to number your steps. The software will do that for you when your recipe is approved to the database.

    icon_smile.gif Thank you very much for taking the extra time to make your recipes easier to read and for posting correctly in order for your recipe to be placed in the proper category.

    Formatting Guidelines for Submitting Recipes
    We understand just about every measurement and ingredient, but there are some things that will cause your recipe to be rejected:

    Measurements and amounts must precede the ingredient.
    "1 cup sugar" NOT "sugar, 1 cup"

    Differently-sized packages are sold around the world, so all packages, cans, boxes, containers, etc. MUST include the weight or volume size of the package.
    "1 (15 oz.) can tomatoes" NOT "1 small can tomatoes" or "1 can tomatoes"

    For the same reason, "cans" may not be used as measuring tools.
    NOT "1 can water"

    Any included "mix" must include all items necessary to make it
    NOT "1 cake mix, prepared according to package"

    Only whole, decimal or fractional weight or volume measurements can be accepted (see accepted measurements)
    NOT "1 handful basil" or "1 heaping cup flour" or "2 servings pasta" or "1 part oil, 1 part vinegar"

    Other recipes cannot be included as ingredients, unless they can be purchased at the store.
    "1 prepared pie crust (I recommend )" NOT "1 recipe of My Eggs Benedict"

    icon_arrow.gif The default setting is "private". To make your contribution public, click on the MAKE PUBLIC link once. If you click on MAKE PUBLIC multiple times, your recipe is moved to the end of the approval queue every time you click. Your recipe will remain private until you choose to make it public. Once it has been made public, it cannot be made private again nor removed from the db.

    After you click the POST RECIPE button, your recipe is added to the approval queue of recipes to be added to the public database. The public database is updated throughout the day (M-F, excluding US holidays) and you will receive an email notifying you when your recipe is available to the public.

    To check on the progress, click on your chef name at the top of the page to get to your About Me page, then TRACK MY SUBMISSIONS:


    Once your recipe has been approved/made public, it will only be removed if it is identified as a duplicate of another recipe already in the database.

    icon_idea.gif To separate sections of your recipe's ingredients list (as an example; cake, frosting, filling), entitle each section followed by a colon before typing in the ingredients.
    For example:
    Cake:
    Ingredient 1
    Ingredient 2
    Ingredient 3

    Filling:
    Ingredient 1
    Ingredient 2
    Ingredient 3

    Frosting:
    Ingredient 1
    Ingredient 2
    Ingredient 3

    If you discover an error after the recipe has been approved, click on SUBMIT A CORRECTION near the bottom of the recipe, make the changes you wish, scroll through the subsequent pages until you get to the one that tells you they've been successfully submitted.
    PennyEddi
    Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:07 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Thank you for the wonderful instructions. That helps tons.

    Something that food.com might want to consider incorporating is a web module that is used on fatsecret.com for uploading foods. The member can use their barcode scanner on their smartphone to upload foods for tracking purposes. That barcode scanner uploads all the nutritional information and serving sizes. It makes tracking foods so easy. I could see how it would greatly improve the ease of recipe submission.
    PennyEddi
    Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:15 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Is there a way to view the nutritional data of existing ingredients? When I try to search for low-fat coconut milk, the search returns recipes. If I could view the nutritional data, I would be able to select something similar.
    Molly53
    Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:07 pm
    Forum Host
    PennyEddi wrote:
    Is there a way to view the nutritional data of existing ingredients? When I try to search for low-fat coconut milk, the search returns recipes. If I could view the nutritional data, I would be able to select something similar.
    Type low-fat coconut or coconut on the searchline and select ingredients to see all the various coconut entries in the ingredients db.

    To see the calculations for a particular ingredient in a recipe, click on Detailed Nutrition Values at the bottom of the nutritional information panel for that recipe.
    shawn1989
    Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:53 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Actually, I think it may be feasible if we save such ingredients to SQL Server Reporting Services. ( Something that I have learned from my daily job). Generally, there is a barcode image on those ingredients and we can save their information by simply scanning the barcode images on them. Then we save those data to SQL Server Reporting Services.
    Mary at Food.com
    Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:07 am
    Food.com Staff
    Wonderful suggestion(s) and it has been noted!
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