Rearranging the Order of Ingredients for a Recipe

Posted on August 25, 2016 by

When you're editing a recipe, the default order for ingredients is the order in which you added them. Usually that's fine, but sometimes you want to switch it up. Maybe you want them ordered by when they go into the recipe, or maybe you want to group ingredients by type, or maybe you have something else you want to see.

Drag and Drop

You've always been able to rearrange ingredients on the Edit page of a recipe by dragging them into the order you want. (To do that, just click on the ingredient you want to move, hold it, and drag it a row up or down.) This process works well when you're thinking about an order that's specific to your recipe.

Order By Weight

If you know that you want to have your ingredients ordered by weight (the way they'll show up in your ingredient list), then dragging ingredients around one by one is a pain! So we've made it easy to get that result with one click.

Rearrange ReciPal ingredients by weight.

Rearrange by weight with just one click.

The heading for the "Grams" column is clickable (and underlined), and, when you click it, the ingredients will automatically rearrange themselves by descending weight. And of course you can always rearrange the list again by clicking and dragging.

So now you have one more way to customize your recipe information. Try it out and let us know what you think and if you have any other ideas!

About Lev Berlin

Lev Berlin ReciPal SlantShack Author Bio

Lev Berlin is the founder & CEO of ReciPal. Having previously been a founder of SlantShack Jerky, he needed nutrition labels and simple tools to start and run the business. He's read the FDA food labeling code countless times in the process of creating ReciPal and helping small food businesses with their labels. He's reviewed and created thousands of food labels, and been a mentor and guest speaker at food incubators, food business courses, and regulatory conferences, like Brooklyn Foodworks and ICE.

After graduating from Princeton with an engineering degree, Lev was a management consultant, then founder or early employee at half a dozen startups. He loves nothing more than helping other small businesses get off the ground and achieve their goals.

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