My dream website would be a healthy-ish recipe website. I started one a few years ago and did ok at it. But never really loved it. I named it MyHealthymorsels.com and have since taken it down and then started it back up but have not had time to get all of the content back up. But the name never felt right. So now I think that I will call it Applesandpie.com. Since I didn’t have a good plan in mind, I didn’t really know where I was going with it. But since starting this class and really focusing on having a plan, I have decided that I would like to have a recipe website with reviews from 2 of my daughters on each recipe. These would be totally unbiased reviews where they give their honest opinion of the recipe as far as taste, appearance, and nutrition go. The reason that this would work so well is that one of my daughters is a dietitian and the other really likes good food and she is funny. So when I post recipes that I think are healthy and taste good, there would automatically be feedback for my readers. This will help my readers to decide if they want to try the recipe or not based on my daughters reviews. I would also encourage them to comment on the recipe with their review after having made it. Most blogs post recipes and then in the comments it just says looks good and cannot wait to try it. That is not helpful, I need reviews saying what worked and what didn’t.
To make this into a profitable business I could start with affiliate links. I think that I would have to be careful about only suggesting items that we use and love. Sometimes those things that are suggested may not be loved by all of us on the team. But that is what will make this blog interesting is the great discussions. Advertising would also be a great way to make money from traffic to the blog. Maybe as we go along we could create a digital cookbook with the nutrition info in it as well as the reviews.
So in doing this I could also link to recipes that we have tried that are from other sites. Also post links of where to buy some of the items that we are using to cook; I would also like to have a list of favorite cooking sites on this web page. I would like to make this the go to place to find great recipes with the nutritional info and great entertaining reviews.
I think that the people who would use this kind of website are people that are concerned about what they eat. They want to know the nutritional content of that apple pie as well as the cauliflower pizza. They love good healthy food that is easy to make but they don’t mind having a great splurge every now and again. They also like to hear the truth about the foods they are eating. Whether it is good nutritionally or not or tastes good or not they want to know. They like to eat good food and care whether or not it tastes good or not. But would like find the nutritional content quickly on recipes that they are trying.