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SparkRecipes FAQs

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These instructions assume you are on the SparkRecipes site. To get to SparkRecipes from SparkPeople, click on Articles & Videos at the top of the page and select from the dropdown menu.

How do I become a SparkRecipes member?
SparkRecipes is linked to SparkPeople, so that any recipe you find here can be added to your daily meal plan on SparkPeople's Nutrition Tracker. Sign up for one site, and you'll have access to both. If you are a SparkPeople member, you can share recipes immediately. If you need to sign up for an account, click here.
Do I need to be a member to calculate nutrition info or search for recipes?
You can calculate nutrition info in any recipe and search for recipes on our site without being a member. However, you cannot save any recipes without becoming a member. Joining is easy and free, so we recommend signing up.
How do I add a recipe to your site?
  • Click the "Add/Calculate Recipe" tab at the top of any page on SparkRecipes.
  • Enter the ingredients, nutritional information and cooking instructions for your recipe.
  • At the bottom of the page, above the "Save Recipe" button are two checkboxes: "Submit My Recipe to SparkPeople's Shared Recipes Database" and "I want an email to be sent to me when anyone comments on this recipe."
  • Leave the top box unchecked to keep it from being shared or check the box to submit to SparkRecipes' Shared Recipes Database. Click the bottom box if you want to receive an email when someone comments on your recipe. Then click "Save Recipe."
  • Click on "My Recipe Box" at the top of the page (under the "My Recipes" tab), and your recipe will now appear there.
How do I calculate the nutritional information for my recipe?
  • Click the "Add/Calculate Recipe" tab at the top of any page on SparkRecipes.
  • Click "Add An Ingredient."
  • Search for your ingredients one at a time, click on the food you'd like to add in the dropdown menu, then enter the amount.
  • Click "Add Food" then continue entering your recipe information.
I want to share a recipe I found. Am I allowed to do so?
You are only allowed to share recipes that you created yourself. Please do not share any recipes you found on a blog, in a cookbook, in the newspaper, or anywhere else.

How do I edit or delete my recipe, or change the shared status of my recipe? How do I unsubscribe from receiving comments when someone comments on my recipe?
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