Dinner, Made Easy: Introducing Relish!

Here at Simply Recipes, one of our biggest goals is to make it easier for YOU to get dinner on the table. We do that through great recipes, weekly meal plans, and handy tips — and now we’re doing it for your grocery shopping, too. 

INTRODUCING RELISH

Relish is an all-in-one service that helps you create a shopping list from your favorite Simply Recipes meals and shop for ingredients online to have groceries delivered to your door. 

No more adding up how much milk you’ll need for three different recipes or trying to figure out how many carrots you need to make a cup. Relish takes care of it! Relish is your personal assistant. Choose the recipes, it does everything else.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Using Relish is easy! Here’s how to give it a go:

1. Sign In!

Start by clicking the “Order Ingredients” button at the bottom of any recipe:

Now you’ll see the “Relish window” open, and there will be a Sign In button in the top-left corner of the screen.

Tap that button and sign in using Google, Facebook, or your email address. That’s it! As long as you sign in the same way whenever you use Relish, your recipes will be remembered wherever you go, on any device.

2. Pick a Grocery Delivery Service

Next, check to see if your favorite grocery delivery service is in our system, or sign up for one in your area. Currently, we’re connected to grocery delivery through Instacart, Amazon Fresh, Amazon Prime Now/Whole Foods, Shipt, and several local services, with more being added all the time.

To pick your service, look at the “Shop Ingredients” button in the lower-right corner of the screen. Tap the down arrow on the button and you’ll see a list of grocery delivery services available in your area. Select the one you want to use and your choice will be remembered for future visits. (You can also change services at any time.)

3. Time to shop!

Once you’ve got your ingredient list set, it’s time to get those ingredients to your front door! You have two options:

If you’re shopping online, hit the “Shop Ingredients” button and you’ll be taken to the grocery delivery provider you selected earlier. All your ingredients will be automatically added to your cart. You can make choices about which specific ingredients you want to order, which grocer you want to use, and schedule your groceries for delivery or pick-up.

Don’t want to shop online? That’s fine! You can use Relish as your shopping list, either on your phone or by printing out your list.

If you’re headed to the store, either keep Relish open on your phone so you can check off ingredients as you find them, or print out your list using the print button in the top-left corner (next to the “x”)

Other Relish Perks

  • Add some more recipes! Ok, you’ve got one recipe in your box, now go add some more! Close out of this Relish screen to go back to Simply Recipes and find more recipes you want to make this week! Add ingredients by tapping the “Order Ingredients” button on any recipe.
  • Also add recipes from our partner sites! You can also add recipes from our partner sites Serious Eats, Two Peas & Their Pod, Foodiecrush, Recipe Girl, and Key Ingredient. As long as you’re signed into the same account, all your recipe selections will be saved.
  • Adjust your shopping list: Done picking recipes? Now go back into Relish (just tap “Order Ingredients” from any recipe you’ve chosen) and take a look at what you’ve got. Here, you can adjust the number of portions for any recipe and remove ingredients you already have.
  • Relish automatically tallies all the ingredients from your recipes so you know exactly how many onions or cartons of chicken broth you’ll need for all your cooking this week.

Tomato salsa ingredients

What Will You Do With the Time You’ll Save?

Relax! Now you just get to sit back, relax, and wait for your groceries to be delivered. Or get some laundry done. Or play with your kids. Whatever you want – the day is yours!

Questions? Comments? Let us know! This is a new product, and we’re always looking for ways to make it better. Your feedback helps!

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Comments

  • Larry

    I love the idea! Sadly, I can’t use the service because I live in a small town in the beautiful north Georgia mountains. So far, our Walmart doesn’t have this type of shopping service.

  • Sherry Harris

    I love this idea! I really enjoy cooking, but I need all the help I can get because meal planning and grocery shopping has become utterly exhausting for me due to a chronic health condition. I’ve been a single mom for 15 years and my cooking activities have slowed as my child has grown up. He’s now 20 and is barely at the house anymore. However, tomorrow my partner and I are moving in together, so this is perfect timing, as I’ve been looking forward to cooking now that someone else will be there to enjoy meals with me.

    BTW, I’ve been subscribed and trying out recipes from this site for over ten years now, maybe even 15 years if it’s been around that long. Simply Recipes was my go-to website for great recipes way back when it was just Elise, and I’ve continued to enjoy the offerings from additional folks and other benefits as the website has grown. Thank you Elise et al for such a well-done and helpful website. Warm regards!

    • Summer Miller

      Hi, Sherry! Thanks for your kind words! Cooking for and with someone is always extra special! Good luck on exploring new dinners together. I’m glad to hear Relish can help!

  • Kent

    This blogs help us a lot.especially for us need time to relax after work and need bonding to our love ones.

  • Amber

    I wonder if it’s costly?

  • Ronda

    Sounds amazing!!!

  • Sharon

    How do I get it and can I download it to my computer

    • Emma Christensen

      Hi, Sharon! You can access Relish through our recipes — no need to download it to your computer. Just tap the button at the bottom of the ingredient list in any recipe and you’ll see Relish pop up. Thanks!

  • Pat

    Cost of relish app

  • Marilyn

    I enjoy your site and recipes. They are recipes that I actually cook. But “Relish” would not work for me as I live in Canada, and do like to source my own food. Best of luck in your endeavor.

    • Emma Christensen

      Hi, Marilyn! You can still use Relish to save recipes and create a shopping list, if you like! But you’re right that the grocery delivery aspect is only available in the US right now.

  • Wendy

    This is exactly what I was telling my daughter I needed to go along with Instacart! Brilliant!

  • Lydia

    Sounds like a good idea. I’ll know if it is when I use it. I’m concerned about how flexible the program is and whether I can manipulate it to suit my particular needs and taste.

  • Angela

    Not for me.

  • Sharon Williamson

    Sounds good how do I sign up. I make a menu every week so I know what we are having • Then I have to look up all the recipes to see what I need. This sounds like it would be perfect

    • Emma Christensen

      Hi, Sharon! Click on “Add to Shopping List” from any recipe and you’ll see the Relish box open up. In the top, left corner is a sign-in button. Just sign-in there and you’re all set!