Change an existing recipe from Serving Based to Weight Based

Hello Community

After saving a custom recipe, the option to change the "Serving Sizes" from "Serving Based" to "Weight Based" or vice-versa is not displayed anymore.

Is there a way to achieve this?

Thank you!

Answers

  • @shimikano , once you have created a serving based recipe, you can always measure it out by grams by selecting "g" from the serving size options when entering it into your diary. Just make sure that all your ingredients are measured in grams; if you have any ingredients that don't have a gram measurement, your diary entry will not be accurate!

    Hilary
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  • Dear Hilary

    Thanks a lot for your quick reply :)

    I think what throws me off is the following:

    Let's say I have a serving based recipe A that has 100 g of bananas as the only ingredient: https://ibb.co/kDFHuR

    When I use 100 g of recipe A in another recipe B, the weight of this ingredient is indicated as "Unknown": https://ibb.co/jj9SuR

    If recipe A was weight based instead of serving based, the weight would correctly displayed as 100 g (I checked this).

    So, the question is weather this "unknown" will make the diary inaccurate.

    Thanks again for your support.

  • @shimikano thanks for your feedback. For now, I would suggest trying not to use recipes in other recipes. Instead, try selecting "Edit a copy" on the recipe you would like to add to another recipe and then build your second recipe from there. This way you will be better able to edit and adjust the second recipe, and be able to see all your ingredients in one place.

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  • Dear Hilary

    Thanks for getting back.

    Well, composing recipes and not having to copy the sub-recipes in order to be able to make changes and have these changes automatically applied to all the containing recipes is a central point in my world of organizing recipes.

    Having copies of the same recipes would be a maintenance hell...

    But anyway, thanks for your support :)

  • Hi @shimikano , I understand your frustration! For this reason, we do have a "Retire" function, so you can retire a recipe once you find you are not using it anymore, but keep existing entries in your diary! You can also use the explode recipe feature to edit a recipe to enter a unique version into your diary but retain the original recipe.
    I understand if this does not meet your needs, and we are always working to make Cronometer more user friendly, so we value your feedback and will look in to updating the recipe feature in the future to reflect your concerns.

    Hilary
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  • Dear Hilary

    Yes, I appreciate the "Retire" feature and am very happy with Cronometer in general.

    If you could log

    "Ability to change an existing recipe from Serving Based to Weight Based"

    as a feature request, that would make me even happier.

    Also thanks again for always getting back to me promptly.

    Keep up the good work ;)

  • edited February 2018

    I'm not an expert and I hope this isn't an intrusion but let me share my take on this. I want to be able to measure my servings by weight in the end. But if something is cooked it is usually impossible to know in advance precisely what the final total actual weight of the recipe is going to be in the end. What I do is name the recipe, "Whateverthisis, per oz." When it is done cooking, weigh the whole thing in ounces and change the number of servings to equal total ounces of the finished dish.

    I'm not positive I understood the question so if the above is not relevant or helpful, my apologies in advance.

    "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants." Michael Pollan

  • Hi @shimikano ,

    Apologies if you have already tried this - but the only way to change an existing recipe from serving based to weight based is to Edit a Copy of the recipe. When the copy opens in the food editor the drop-down menu will appear next to serving sizes where you can choose Serving Based or Weight Based.

    You might like to Retire your original recipe to avoid the confusion of having two recipes with the same name in your list of custom recipes.

    Best,

    Karen Stark
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