- Mela uses a file when exporting multiple recipes into a single file. It's basically just a zipped folder that contains a (see below) file for every recipe. Renaming the extension to will let you easily open it in the Finder, for example.
- This is the file format Mela uses to export single recipes. It's just a file which you can open in any text editor.
id String Identifier title String Title of the recipe. text String Short description of the recipe which is displayed after the title and info in Mela. images [String] Array of base64 encoded images. categories [String] Array of category names.
Please note that Mela currently does not allow in a category name.
yield String Yield or servings. prepTime String Preparation time. cookTime String Cook time. totalTime String Total time it takes to prepare and cook the dish.
This does not have to be the sum of prepTime and cookTime (but mostly is).
ingredients String Ingredients, separated by.
Group titles are prefixed by .
instructions String Instructions, separated by.
notes String The notes that are displayed right after the instructions in Mela.
nutrition String Nutrition information.
link String This might be a bit misleading but this field does not have to contain an URL (it can). It's basically just the source of the recipe and will accept any string.
In addition to these, thefile also contains the following fields which are ignored when importing.
favorite Bool true or false wantToCook Bool true or false date Double Seconds since 00:00:00 UTC on 1 January 2001