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February 4, 2013 10:28 AM
Is there any way to use a recipe within a recipe?

For example, let's say I created a recipe for curry paste, and I want to use that specific recipe in another recipe I am creating for curry.

Thanks!
February 4, 2013 3:10 PM
Hello,

You cannot currently use one recipe as an ingredient for another, what some users will do is create a base recipe. This is really helpful for things like salads where you know you are always going to put lettuce etc... but you may change the dressing or croutons so just add those at the time of diary entry.

Additionally you could take the overall nutrition values for your creation and add it as a Food to our database "Axelorate - Curry Paste" and then use that as an ingredient in your future recipes.

Regards,

Tom
MyFitnessPal Staff
February 4, 2013 4:48 PM
What might work is open your curry paste recipe, then build from there but remember to save it as another name. I do that a lot when I change a recipe slightly or have more than one version of something. It seems to work. If I could just share recipes with my husband, we'd be set. :)
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February 4, 2013 4:59 PM
QUOTE:

Hello,

Additionally you could take the overall nutrition values for your creation and add it as a Food to our database "Axelorate - Curry Paste" and then use that as an ingredient in your future recipes.

Regards,

Tom
MyFitnessPal Staff


That's some good horse sense. Thanks, Tom.

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What might work is open your curry paste recipe, then build from there but remember to save it as another name. I do that a lot when I change a recipe slightly or have more than one version of something. It seems to work. If I could just share recipes with my husband, we'd be set. :)



In my experience, making revisions to ingredients and then changing the names simply leads to the entire original recipe being overwritten. I do nearly all of my logging and whatnot directly on the website, so perhaps it's a feature of the mobile app? If so, I may have to keep that in mind as an additional option. Thanks!
February 5, 2013 5:48 AM
Heck, you're actually right. I've done it as I altered my recipes over time so I rarely go back and use the original ones. I just checked and they're gone. That would be a nice feature, like with a Word document where you have a "save as" or whatever. If you change the name, leave the original alone. I thought I'd better come back and comment since it doesn't work so nobody else tries it. Sorry about that!
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February 5, 2013 7:46 AM
I have several recipes where they are, for example, "delicious recipe", then I change something about it and save it as "delicious recipe 2" or "delicious recipe revised". That way it keeps them both and I add the one I want. I also make homemade pizza a lot, but the toppings vary, so I have one recipe for the crust, which remains the same, then I have others for various toppings.
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February 5, 2013 7:17 PM
aha! that would make sense for why I thought you could do that. many of my revisions would be the original name with something added to the end. thanks for pointing out what made it work!
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