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From the discovery of recipes matched to your needs to step-by-step cooking instructions, the Recipedia Skill for Amazon Alexa is your new best friend in the kitchen.

Features


TRY SAYING...

Discover recipes using 10 categories, or a combination of them. Try these examples...

INGREDIENTS: Alexa, ask Recipedia for a recipe with chicken and mushrooms OR rice.

DIETARY: Alexa, ask Recipedia for a gluten-free OR vegetarian recipe.

NUTRITION: Alexa, ask Recipedia for a low fat lunch OR high protein recipe.

Discover all 10 categories

Video explaining the new Recipedia skill for Amazon Alexa, allowing you to discover quick and easy recipes, get step-by-step instructions, and save recipes for later.

What's on the menu?

Browse a selection of dishes that you can discover & make using Recipedia


1. FIND

Search "Recipedia" on the Alexa Skill Store on your Alexa App or click here.

2. ENABLE

Click the yellow 'Enable Skill' button. You're accepting our Privacy Policy.

3. VERIFY

On the pop-up page, enter your details so we can send your recipes. You'll get a verification email: click the link on it.

4. COOK

You're good to go. Start by saying "Alexa, open Recipedia". Happy cooking!


 

Any questions?

Browse these frequently asked questions

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.

I can’t find the Recipedia Skill in the Amazon Alexa Skill Store?

Make sure you’ve spelt ‘Recipedia’ correctly and auto-correct hasn’t done anything wacky! Also, currently Recipedia is only available in the UK, so you need to be logged into a UK Amazon account (or on Amazon.co.uk) to see it.

Why do I have to provide my name & email address to use Recipedia?

We need your email address so that we can send you the recipes you choose via email.

Even though I’ve clicked enable, I can’t use the Recipedia Skill?

Make sure you’ve account linked & verified: find the Recipedia Skill on the Alexa App and ensure you've account linked (ie. you’ve submitted your email address & details). If you've already account linked, make sure you've verified your account by clicking the link in the verification email.

My verification email hasn’t appeared in my inbox?

First, check the spam or junk folder of the email account you entered. If it’s still not there within 15 minutes of submitting your details, disable the Skill in the Skill store and re-enable. When you re-enter your details, pay extra care to the correct spelling of your email address.

Can I use Recipedia on Amazon Dots as well as Echo devices?

Yes, absolutely! Just scroll up & following the ‘Enable Skill’ instructions.

I’m not receiving email versions of the recipes I select in the Recipedia Skill?

Say “Alexa, ask Recipedia to turn emails on”. If you’re still not receiving recipe emails, try disabling and re-enabling your skill, taking care to link & verify your account.

How do I unsubscribe from receiving email versions of the recipes I select in the Recipedia Skill?

To stop receiving recipes via email, just say: “Alexa, ask Recipedia to turn emails off”. Alternatively, you can unsubscribe directly from the unsubscribe link in the recipe email.

I unsubscribed from the recipe emails, but now I would like them back! Help?

To re-enable emails, just say: “Alexa, ask Recipedia to turn emails on"

How do I remove Recipedia from my Echo or Dot completely?

This would make us very sad. Just head to the Alexa Skill Store and click ‘Disable Skill’ on the Recipedia Skill page. If you’ve got some feedback for us, please send us an email at alexa.voice@unilever.com with the subject ‘Recipedia Skill User Feedback’.

I’ve started received marketing emails from Unilever after using Recipedia – can I unsubscribe?

Of course. Just click on the unsubscribe link in the email.

Where do Recipedia's recipes come from?

We carefully source our recipes from some of the UK's most reputable food & baking brands, such as Knorr, Hellmann's and Stork to name a few.

What do you mean by low fat / low sugar etc?

We define our nutritional categories in our recipes using the following: Low fat is 15g or less per serving. Low sugar is 10g or less per serving. Low salt is 1.2g or less per serving. High protein is 16g or more per serving. Low carb is 26g or less per serving. Low calorie is 300kcal or less per serving.


Get in touch with Recipedia

If you’ve got an unanswered question or have some feedback (good or bad), the Recipedia team would love to hear from you. You can contact us at voice.alexa@unilever.com. We really appreciate you taking an interest in the Recipedia Skill and we hope it’s making your time in the kitchen fun, productive & full of flavour!