I've been mentioning this on the More facebook page for the past week or so, but now that I've had more time to check it out and use it myself, I wanted to give you the full details about the PREMIER recipe and meal planning service called Tradishen!
They are 100% real food – no compromises!
There are recipes appropriate for WAPF, vegetarian, GAPS, Paleo, gluten-free and many other real food diets. You can even search recipes by clicking little “flags” so that you only see recipes that are GAPS, or nut-free, wheat-free, sugar-free, etc. making it simple to find recipes that work for you.
This has saved me some SERIOUS time! No more having to read every. single. ingredient. to be sure a recipe is GAPS-legal! If a recipe isn't 100% GAPS-legal, they will have easy substitution notes at the top so it's easy for me to figure out.
Plus, they offer the ability to create your own meal plans.
You can simply search the database of recipes (over 500 so far, and adding new ones often), save your favorites, and add them easily to your meal plan. You can even add your own personal family recipes into the system (that are private to you) so you can add those to your plan as well. It's such a smart idea!
I am a BIG fan of meal planning since we started the GAPS diet, but sometimes it can be tough to get started. So if you need some help, they also offer two versions of designer meal plans – a “traditional” menu, and a gluten/dairy-free menu. With premium membership, you’ll have access to both. These plans can be edited, so that if there’s a meal your family doesn’t prefer, you can swap it for one that they do (again, super smart idea!)
All their meal plans (whether you created them or we did) automatically create grocery lists, which saves you time.
They also feature real food tutorials and articles.
They explain procedures like making your own chicken stock, making butter, and more. And they’re always publishing new ones. So this is super helpful for any "new" real-foodies out there!
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Why is the site named Tradishen? The word is a combination of 'traditional,' 'fresh,' and evokes the idea of cooking and starting new traditions.
100% Real Food, No Compromises
Tradishen is committed to offering only 100% real food recipes. No compromises and no short cuts. That means that if it's not a whole food, you won't find it on the site. You will never find:
- Artificial colors
- Artificial flavors
- Vegetable oils
- Artificial sweeteners
- Premade "ingredients" (canned soups, spice packets, cake mixes, etc.)
They include only wholesome, real ingredients. You'll never have to wonder if the recipes are healthy for your family, or sort through "cheater" or less-than-nourishing options -- they're all high-quality! So far they have over 500 recipes in their database, and they're continually adding more. There are plenty of options to feed your family well!
Find The Recipes You Want, Easily
If you have special dietary needs -- or are just in the mood for a certain food -- you can find it easily on Tradishen. Search the database by checking "flags" to filter your results. You can choose the ethnicity that you want, the main ingredient, or the course. You can also find recipes that are:
- NO Soy
- NO Dairy
- NO Gluten
- NO Grains
- NO Wheat
- NO Sugar
- NO Seafood
- NO Tree nuts
- NO Eggs
You can elect as many of these "flags" as you want, so that you only get the recipes that will work for your family. You could choose "chicken," "beef," and "fish" (avoiding pork recipes) plus "gluten free" and "dairy free" to find recipes that are based on chicken, beef, or fish but contain no gluten and no dairy. This saves you a lot of time sorting through recipes that don't work for your dietary needs -- no other site out there offers this!
Save, Print, Rate
Every recipe can be saved to your personal recipe box, so that you always have your favorites easily available. Your recipe box is viewable from the "my recipes" tab. You can scroll through them, or if you start typing, it will suggest potential recipe titles that you've save and may have forgotten about! You can rate each recipe you try, as well, so you can find your favorites (or the ones that others love, too).
Plus, every recipe is printer friendly. Print out your favorites and add them to a binder so that they're easily accessible in your kitchen.
Create Your Variations
Love a recipe but made a few tiny changes to suit your family's tastes better? Don't forget what you did -- save a copy of the recipe and add your changes. This variation of the recipe will be in your personal recipe box so you don't lose it. If you know me a little bit, you KNOW that I change recipes all. the. time haha so this feature will be used A LOT.
Plus, if you have special allergy needs, this is a great option too -- choose a recipe that needs a little tweaking to meet your needs, then save those changes, so that even more recipes on the site work for you!
They say that many of their dairy-containing recipes have been tested with coconut milk or oil and work great dairy-free too.
Add Your Own Recipes
Do you have a family-favorite recipe that you just love, but isn't in their database? You can add it! Simply type (or copy and paste) your recipe into the system. It will be visible only to you. This way, you aren't just limited to the recipes they offer when creating your meal plans (more details about that below!)
Learn About Real Food
If you're new to real food, you might feel overwhelmed when you see recipes calling for soaked beans, sourdough starter, homemade chicken stock, and other real food ingredients. Don't worry, they've got you covered! You'll find both written and (eventually) video tutorials, showing you exactly how to do these things.
Create Your Meal Plan
Nothing saves more time in the kitchen (not to mention money at the grocery store) than having a meal plan. With Tradishen, you can quickly and easily create your own meal plan, pulling recipes from your personal recipe box. Select the date and time of day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, etc.) and begin typing a recipe title, then select the one you want from the drop-down list that appears. It's that easy! This feature is part of their "basic" and "premium" membership packages.
Get Meal Planning Help
Do you find meal planning overwhelming? Every week, they release two new meal plans -- a "traditional" menu, and a gluten/dairy free menu. You get 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners, and 1 dessert on every plan! You can choose which one(s) you want to use--you may use only the dinners, or you may use all the recipes, or anything in between.
Found a recipe your family doesn't enjoy? You can easily delete and replace it with any other recipe from their database. I love how customizable this is!
Throughout their meal plans, they also take your budget into account. They choose recipes that use seasonal and frugal ingredients, and then repeat the same ingredients in different ways throughout the week. That way, you're not wasting a bit of leftover chicken or spinach, nor do you have a bunch of "food waste" at the end of the week. They often use dinner leftovers in the next day's lunch (which is what I do already!), to keep it quick and easy.
You'll get access to both meal plans, too, so you can choose whichever one works better for you, or even pull from both! This feature is part of the "premium" membership package.
Get Automatic Grocery Lists
Once you have a meal plan, the next step is making a grocery list, so you know what to buy at the store. Guess what? They've already done it for you! With the click of a button, you can add all the recipes on your meal plan to your grocery list. It's so quick and easy.
Plus, you can edit the grocery list yourself. Your recipes might add spices to the list that you already have in the kitchen -- you can delete it. Or, if you want extra carrots for snacking on, bump up the number to buy! This feature is part of the "basic" and "premium" membership packages.
Take Tradishen With You
Have a smart phone? Tradishen will travel!
Tradishen has been designed to be mobile-optimized, so you can view it easily from any screen, anywhere. If you find a sale at the grocery store, you can automatically update your meal plan and grocery list to include the sale item. Save paper by accessing Tradishen from your phone in the kitchen, too. With the touch of a button, pin your favorite recipes or share them on Facebook so your friends can see them, too. (And if you're not into smart phones, remember that Tradishen is printer-friendly too.)
Save Time and Money
Tradishen will save you major time and money. Having a meal plan saves you money; you only buy what you need. They create the grocery lists for you. They create meal plans for you. Tradishen may just revolutionize your kitchen :)
Plus, there's New Features Coming
Is there even more you want to see from Tradishen? They're adding new features regularly, and new recipes too. They'd love your feedback on how they could make Tradishen even better for you, so feel free to send them an email! They already have plenty of new features in the works. If you're a premium member, you'll get full access to every new feature as soon as it's released.
Sold? Here's What You Need to Know:
Most of the features above are FREE. All you have to do is hop over to Tradishen right now and sign up for an account. You'll have immediate access to view, print, save, and share all the recipes. You'll also get one week of premium access for FREE just to say, "thanks for giving us a try." This is a no-risk free trial. If you love it, sign up for a basic or premium membership today! The longer the membership you buy, the more you save.
- One Month: $10
- Six Months: $51 (save 15%)
- Twelve Months: $78 (save 35%)
- One Month: $15
- Six Months: $76.50 (save 15%)
- Twelve Months: $117 (save 35%)
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