Yummly is a huge recipe database. It is like the Google of recipes and ingredients. It may not have the “I am feeling lucky” button, but if there is any recipe you are trying to find or an ingredient you have heard of, I can assure you, that it’s definitely on Yummly :), and if it’s not there, most likely it does not exist, at least not on this planet :).
Whether you are a blogger trying to attract more traffic to your food blog, or you feel like cooking Japanese Ramen Soup, or have 15 minutes to make a quick paleo drink, Yummly is a platform which will make your life so much easier. Let me tell you why.
First of all, after you create your Yummly account (you can log in using your Facebook or Google Plus account, but that is not a requirement, you can still browse anonymously), you can set your taste preferences as well as any dietary restrictions or ingredients you want to avoid in your recipes. So if you love Portuguese kitchen, are allergic to peanuts, and you only cook gluten-free stuff, let Yummly know and in turn Yummly will let you know what you should cook! It’s like your personal dietary adviser but hey! it’s completely free!
You can also start yumming recipes which you like and Yummly will adjust to your preferences and suggest you recipes which are aligned with your choices. Not bad, right? And that’s not the end of the story, because you can search recipes by season, publisher, popularity and quick and easy.
Second of all, Yummly is the greatest traffic source you could ever have hoped for. For how long have you been a food blogger? For five weeks, months, years? What brings traffic to your blog? Let me tell you what is the number 1. on my list… Right, right! You already know it from my Blog Progress- July 2016 post. Not surprisingly, it’s Yummly. It’s all thanks to the Yummly Button you can find now under each of my recipes. While starting a food blog can be really tough, Yummly makes it so much easier!
Finally, in your Yummly account, you can create Collections, which work similarly to Boards on Pinterest. After you yumm your own recipe, it’s as if you were pinning it on Pinterest. But even then, there is a huge advantage of Yummly. Once you yumm, Yummly starts working for you. Yep, that’s right! Not only it adds all the information about your recipe like nutrition values, type of tastes, etc, but it also calculates for you how many Calories per serving your recipe has.
And that’s all for Yummly. What about you, dear reader? What is your favourite Yummly Collection?