It seems like we're developing two distinct types of users.
A – Ones that thoughtfully craft their recipe and use their own photos in the description.
B – "Power users" who are focusing on the utility of the service and uploading their collections in mass.
Need to spend some time developing a "Welcome email." In Darius Kazemi's text, runyourown.social, he describes being a party host and introducing members to each other. Little Chefs is a little less personal than that, so I don't think reaching out to individual users is necessary, but having an onboarding message that explains the goals of the website, a reminder on the code of conduct and perhaps a few example recipes would be a great way for people to feel like they're joining a community rather than an anonymous website.
Considering how the design can accommodate and highlight the types of content I'm most excited about as well as guide the experience a bit more.
I like the idea of using the predictive text in the Create a Recipe screen as having more context. Also, there are a lot of thoughtful entries – perhaps there's a way of highlighting the ones that are memorable rather than exposing everything all at once.
Considering adding "No brand name ingredients" to the rules. I like this rule because most ingredients that rely on brand names are not very good for you. I don't think that EVERYTHING you eat needs to be good for you, but at the same time, I'd prefer a resource that is a little more holistic at large.
Additionally, removing brand name ingredients from the list will help push users to describe the taste and flavor profile they're trying to achieve in the dish. There is something meditative about transcribing how to cook something and I'd like to encourage that activity on Little Chefs. It speaks to my initial idea of "putting recipes in your own words" and being a slower social network.