What can I say to start using Recipedia?
After you’ve finished enabling the Skill, you can start interacting with Recipedia either by saying “Alexa, open Recipedia” or “Alexa, ask Recipedia for [insert your recipe criteria]”.
What can I ask to find a recipe?
Discover recipes using 10 categories. Try using these examples Course: “Alexa, ask Recipedia for a dinner OR lunch OR dessert recipe” Dish: “Alexa, ask Recipedia for a cake OR salad OR pasta recipe” Ingredients: “Alexa, ask Recipedia for a recipe with chicken and mushrooms OR beef OR cheese” Dietary: “Alexa, ask Recipedia for a gluten-free OR vegetarian pasta OR diary-free dinner recipe” Time: “Alexa ask Recipedia for a 20 minute recipe OR 30 minute pasta recipe OR roast that takes less than an hour” Cuisine: “Alexa, ask Recipedia for a Thai OR Indian OR Chinese recipe” Nutrition: “Alexa, ask Recipedia for a low fat lunch OR high protein OR low sugar dessert recipe” Calories: “Alexa, ask Recipedia for a lunch recipe under 300 calories OR pasta recipe under 500 calories” Occasion: “Alexa, ask Recipedia for a party OR birthday recipe” Difficulty: “Alexa, ask Recipedia for an easy OR difficult OR easy Chinese recipe” Or use up to 3 combinations of the above categories – e.g. “Alexa, ask Recipedia for a quick high protein chicken recipe”.
Alexa apologises or says she doesn't understand when I try to use Recipedia.
First, ensure you’ve got the Recipedia Skill enabled on your Amazon Alexa app (scroll up to see how to enable Recipedia) and that you’ve verified your account. Then, stay close to your Amazon Echo or Dot, and clearly say “Alexa, open Recipedia”. Recipedia is pronounced “Ress-ee-pee-dee-ya”. If your wake word is “Amazon” or “Echo” instead of “Alexa”, adjust your commands accordingly.
How do I skip through to the next recipe suggestions?
If Recipedia has multiple recipes suitable for you, you can skip to the next recipe suggestion by saying "Alexa, next".
Alexa speaks too quickly when describing a recipe, its ingredients or giving me step-by-step instructions.
If you’ve already started hearing the details about a recipe (e.g. you’ve been listening to the ingredients) try saying "Alexa, repeat". You can also see a text version of the recipe in your Amazon Alexa app in the ‘Home’ section. Recipedia will also email you the recipe – just check your inbox.
Is there a way I can save a recipe for later, or print it?
Alexa will remember what recipe you were following if you come back up to a day later. Just Re-open Recipedia to pick up from where you left off. You can also view the recipe details in the email that Recipedia will send when you decide to hear the ingredients. You can print this email. You can turn emails on and off by saying: “Alexa, ask Recipedia to turn emails on/off". The recipe will also be available on your Alexa App in the form of a card on your Home screen.
Can I listen to music while cooking with Recipedia?
Yes! As Alexa will always remember what recipe step you’re at, you can stop the Recipedia Skill at any time to resume your music, and then just re-open Recipedia later when you’re ready for the next step.
Can I pause Recipedia mid-way through cooking?
Yes. Recipedia will remember what recipe step you’re at, so at any time you can stop the skill (“Alexa, stop”) and resume later, by saying 'Alexa, resume Recipedia".
I’ve finished using Recipedia for the moment: how do I stop using the Skill?
You can stop the Recipedia Skill at any time by saying: “Alexa, stop."
If I don’t understand what Recipedia is saying, what can I do?
Try saying "Alexa, help" whilst using the Skill. But remember, Recipedia will also send you the recipe details as a card in your Alexa App as well as via email.