The whole idea behind freedible is to make it easier for custom eaters to share with one another what works, so we can all stop reinventing the wheel!That's why it's free for all our members to share recipes in our Community Cookbook:
because we want to empower custom eaters with as much choice, and as many solutions, as possible.
Here's how it works:
We know you're busy - here are some of the ways sharing recipes in our Cookbook can help your family, your blog or your business:
Share your recipes where they can support families with special diets - and they'll be searchable for your family, too!
Scanning through recipes looking for the ones you can actually eat is frustrating - even when they're you're own!
When you share your recipes on freedible, they automatically become searchable by all the actual ingredients inside. So when you get the call that another custom eater is coming for dinner you can quickly put togehter a menu that works for you all!
Whether you're a professional blogger trying to reach new readers or just trying to make dinner for your own family, sharing your recipes in our Cookbook means they aren't just included in static lists of recipes that are "free-from" one common allergen at a time, but can be filtered for all
the ingredients you have to avoid - from gluten to garlic!
Use common allergens in your recipes? That's okay! Unlike other special diet sites, freedible is one community where all
custom eaters are welcome - whether they're gluten-free or gluten-full, vegan, paleo or otherwise. We have members who gamely eat gluten, dairy and soy but are deathly allergic to garlic and mushrooms - that's why
our cookbook is searchable not just by common diet tags but by individual recipes, too.
So share freely without censoring yourself: truly, you never know whom your recipe is going to help!
Post it once and forget it: we do the rest!
Time is short, and re-marketing the same recipes for every holiday isn't necessarily how you want to spend it!
Our Community Cookbook sits on a powerful database framework - so once you share it once, we automatically include it in all the diet, health and lifestyle features for which it applies. Just tag your recipes in the "just right for" section of our form for appropriate holidays and special occassions and our platform will automatically make sure they're included!
Let your recipes bring you into the conversation.
We know from our own families that for custom eaters, recipes aren't just food, they're solutions:
little kitchen victories over the food restrictions that threaten to deny us the foods, and the lifestyle, that we love.
We think that makes them pretty important.
That's why we incorporate special recipe features into all of our Dibles, and into the community-wide digital media campaigns we create around them to raise awareness and empower custom eaters. Better still, our platform does all that work for you!
Just check all the boxes that apply in our "Just right for" drop-down to select the lifestyle topics that apply and we'll make sure they get where they need to go.
You work hard to come up with new recipes - don't you think they should last longer than a tweet?
We believe that what makes a recipe relevant is the fact that it works for your dietary needs - not that it just happens to be the most recent one to come out.
Once you share a recipe on freedible it's always searchable and available to the custom eaters who need it most: today, tomorrow and for the future. What's the average lifetime of a tweet - seven seconds?
Blogging to support your family? Include a link back!
In order for our cookbook's search filters to work, we ask our members to include the full ingredients when you share your recipe. That's the same content that appears on sites like Yummly - except that we don't believe in scraping authors' content without their permission, so we leave the sharing to you!
Of course, we understand how important it is to our blogger members to get traffic back to your blog, and supporting free-from recipe developers is core to our mission to empower custom eaters. That's why you'll find a spot on our form to add a link back to your blog or website instead of the instructions - and we see from our analytics that our users really do follow those links back to you!
How to share your recipes:
Sharing your recipes just takes a moment - here's how it works:
1. Login or create your free account on freedible, and click the "Add a recipe" link in your story form.
2. Enter the title, intro-text and, if you like, ingredients - you can copy/paste them right in if that's easier for you! Then include either a link back to your website (blogger members) or the instructions for your recipe.
3. Upload a photo for your recipe, if you have one.
4. Scroll down to the "Just right for" section and select all the appropriate special occassions for your recipe. This is what determines the crowd-sourced Guides and community campaigns where your recipe will be included.
5. Tag your recipe for common diets if you like - but don't worry, we'll double-check this section for you!
6. Hit submit and you're done! Your recipe will go to a member of our team for a quick review. We make sure that it's complete, curate for common and not-so-common dietary constraints, and then make it live on our site. We'll even tweet it out to our followers to say "thank you!"