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10/18/11 1:46 P

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I appreciate the information. It often takes me some time before I fully understand how the different sites work. This will be extremely helpful, and I will probably review it a few times. emoticon

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10/18/11 9:40 A

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Yes and no depending on where you look it up.

Search the title of the recipe in the Recipe Finder e.g. Three-Cheese Macaroni. Scroll down past the instructions and you will see a button "Get Your SparkPoints". Click it and you get the points for making the recipe.

Search the title in the Recipes tab of the Nutrition Tracker under Cookbook dropdown. You will find it and can add it to the Tracker. With the dropdowns you will normally see a "View Recipe" option which will take you to the Recipe Finder and you get your points as above. Unfortunately "View Recipe" is NOT available for the Cookbook dropdown and Chef Meg's reply in another thread implies this is deliberate.

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10/17/11 10:51 P

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I attempted it again with same results. The Spark recipes don't seem to add the same way. I wonder if when you look up recipe, and use the name of the spark recipe and it is in the nutrition tracker, the points will be given. I hope so. I have used it, but it isn't that easy for me yet.
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DOMESTICDORK's Photo DOMESTICDORK Posts: 161
10/17/11 10:24 P

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It's OK.

Um, I still don't see anything for getting points for the cookbook recipes.

One small action is better than no action.


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10/17/11 9:17 P

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I regret the misinformation. When you follow what I was initially trying to explain about points, what actually happens is it counts the recipe selected as a food on your tracker. I have worked this recently, and I remember having a great deal of difficulty. This is to show the Spark recipes listed. To get points for Spark recipes you do need to go to the search recipes and then on the drop down select one. There will be a get points for making recipe. At least it showed this way for me. I do apologize. I had no intent of implying you didn't know portions, but that as you say they are not constant when it comes to the measurement as we all see things a bit differently.
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DOMESTICDORK's Photo DOMESTICDORK Posts: 161
10/17/11 8:02 P

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My problem isn't with portion sizes. It's with the recipes themselves. Clearly the cookbook defines "large sweet potato" VERY differently than I do.

And I am not seeing any of the stuff you're talking about re: points.

Edited by: DOMESTICDORK at: 10/17/2011 (20:04)
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I agree, it is difficult to gauge, the portion sizes. Portion control has been necessary for me for several years. One of the things I personally find helpful is to think in portions. If one serving of potato is so many ounce, grams, whatever you choose, then I will weigh the potato and aim for that. I still weigh everything. Eventually, it becomes easier to eyeball.
As for credit for making a Spark recipe, it took me time for that one also. I am not certain if you get points for making the same recipe several times. What has worked for me in the past has been to go from the spark points page where it says to make recipe, it takes you through the new nutrition tracker, and you can decide where you wish to add it. There is a button on the left
side which indicates collect spark points. It will then show on your page that you have selected a spark recipe.
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DOMESTICDORK's Photo DOMESTICDORK Posts: 161
10/17/11 7:03 P

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How are we supposed to interpret ingredients listed like "2 large sweet potatoes" or "1 small butternut squash?" Those terms are so relative. I attempted the black bean quinoa casserole today and ONE large sweet potato gave me WAY more volume than can fit in a 9x9 dish. I had to use my big casserole dish. I tried to add slightly more beans, cheese, spices, and an extra egg but who knows how it will turn out.



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