Spinning Meals The Movie

Entries are closed – congrats to FoodInJars reader Dani Wolber who won the $100 Whole Foods gift card! Winners of the app were also notified, so if you haven’t heard from me you’ll just need to buy it…but I have great news! An update to the app is now available with a HUGE new feature: Internet Recipe Capture! Go to websites you know and love like Epicurious, AllRecipes, BigOven, Food in Jars…and tap “Capture Recipe” to save into Spinning Meals. See below for screenshots, watch the trailer/tutorial video, or just get it now!

Thank you all for spreading the word about Spinning Meals, many families will eat better next week thanks to you! This giveaway seemed well-appreciated and was very effective so we may repeat it again soon. Stay tuned, and don’t stop sharing!


Spinning Meals the Movie

Internet Recipe Capture Combined Screenshot

Capture recipes online!

If a picture says a thousand words, how much does a 2-minute, 30-frame-per-second high definition video tell? I don’t know but it’s a good question for pi day, right?

Spinning Meals App Trailer ScreenshotBelow is the trailer for Spinning Meals, a video that steps you through the app and what it means for your weekly routine. I hope you’ll agree, it’s pretty great, thanks to the amazing folks at myapptrailers.com, and some great teamwork scripting it and getting all the visuals and text to work together. Captions, too. What do you think?

You’ve Got To Give It Away

I like giving, and obviously want the world to know about what Spinning Meals can do for them, so we are running a giveaway. For the next 48 hours, everyone who shares the Spinning Meals trailer will be entered in a random drawing to receive a $100 gift card to either Williams-Sonoma, Whole Foods, or Amazon, winner chooses. And three other randomly-chosen participants will receive a promo code to use or give away, to download Spinning Meals for free. People, this is a SMALL BLOG. Your chances of winning are very good, compared to large sites. More importantly, you know you’ll be helping some families find more time and organization.

The address is easy to remember: http://trailer.spinningmeals.com

How To Enter

Doing any of these three sharing options will qualify you for the drawing:

1. Be sure to Like Spinning Cook on Facebook, then find this post and click Share. Last (important) come back to this post and say “shared” or something similar in the comments. (Since I’m not friends with all of my fans, I don’t have access to your walls and so fb can’t show me who shared it, thus the comments approach.)
2. Tweet the link to the trailer, or this post, on twitter, and (IMPORTANT) be sure to mention @spinningcook when you do so.
3. Share the trailer publicly on any other social media site (LinkedIn, Tumblr, Reddit, your blog, you name it) and tell me that you’ve done so (leave a comment on fb or tweet to me). Honor system applies here.

NOTE: You get credit for each social media channel you’ve shared on, not limited to one per person. However, multiple shares/tweets on the same site still count as one – please report accordingly.

This runs through Friday at 68pm, at which point winners will be randomly chosen and notified. Yes, I realize that Blue Like Jazz is running a similar trailer-sharing giveaway, which I feel comfortable shamelessly copying, given the interesting parallels between the two projects as I wrote about on Tuesday.

Good luck to all!


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64 comments on “Spinning Meals The Movie
  1. Crystal Johnson says:


  2. Krista says:


  3. Mary Miele says:

    Shared!! Good luck with the app, Ryan!

  4. Kim Gaston says:

    Shared! Congrats on the release. Looks great!

  5. @jadebooksit says:

    Retweeted on twitter! Say that five times really fast 🙂

  6. Janey Backer says:

    Liked and shared

  7. Erin says:

    Good luck! Shared the app on my Fb page!

  8. Amanda says:

    Shared!! Can’t wait to get started with it!! 🙂

  9. Mina Cutlip says:

    This is awesome Ryan! I shared it with my friends.

  10. Alissa says:

    This is totally awesome!! As a mom of four I love this my brain is in survival mode and only ever thinks of the same few dishes all the time. I shared on Facebook and twitter!

    • Avatar photo Ryan says:

      Thanks Alissa, hope it helps! That’s absolutely the idea, to get out of survival mode and into a good rhythm with the right amount of variety. Then when you think of something you haven’t had in awhile and add it in, you know the app will bring it back into your meal plan again, not forgotten!

  11. Janey Backer says:

    Tweeted for you!

  12. Janey Backer says:

    Resurrected my out of date blog to post about your site and movie. Already have at least one friend that has also bought your app! We are both so excited! Your app is how we think, you captured our goals and needs precisely!

    Seth Heasley is a great friend for sharing you and your creation with me!!!


    • Avatar photo Ryan says:

      Thank you Janey! And Seth – what a good friend he is indeed! Yes, there is a certain approach to meal planning that fits with our family, and we couldn’t find anything that matched it. but I think, and hope, that we are more the rule than the exception! Thanks for posting on your blog about it!

  13. Howie says:

    shared…this looks awesome Ryan. Can’t wait for the android app:)

  14. Marisa says:

    tweeted! (ReesieD)

  15. manda says:

    I tweeted the giveaway! Very cool.

  16. manda says:

    Shared… great giveaway.

  17. Brian Secrest says:


  18. David says:

    Be assured I have shared. For sure.

  19. Seth says:

    I guess you already know I shared it. And tweeted it.

  20. Christine says:

    Great idea! I am sharing on my FB page.

  21. Nicole says:

    Shared On FB, good program!

  22. Camilla says:

    Shared on FB.

  23. Abby says:

    Liked and shared on Facebook. Eager to explore your blog!

  24. Rachel says:

    Shared on Facebook.

    What a great idea for an app. I love having a meal plan, but my brain always freezes when I try to think of stuff to make.

  25. Rachel says:

    love that the app has a seasonal eating component.

    shared on FB

  26. Miranda says:

    I shared this on FB.

  27. Miranda says:

    Also on my blog’s FB page.

  28. Miranda says:

    and tweeted. (and I think I’m your 2000th twitter follower:)

    I meal plan religiously, but have a hard time coming up with new recipes, or rotating in a good way. This looks like it will help-and that shopping list will be invaluable! I inevitably forget cilantro. And who wants pico without cilantro? not me!

  29. Amanda Jones says:

    re-shared through Kevin before I knew you were doing a giveaway awesome! I’ll post to twitter to though I don’t have to many people on there yet.

  30. Jessica says:

    Shared on Facebook! Great looking promo, and I love that there’s a seasonal feature to the recipes. Also, want to mention that I found you through Food in Jars. I was intrigued because I work right next door to Nike and I eat in your cafeteria all the time! (such yummy food!) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

    • Avatar photo Ryan says:

      Thanks Jessica! Yes, they serve great food there, right? So cool to connect with you, from across the street, via Marisa who’s in Philly!

  31. Embee says:

    Tweeted! Great app idea. 🙂

  32. Kimmer says:

    Liked and shared on FB!

  33. Kimmer says:

    liked and shared on Facebook.

  34. Kimmer says:

    shared on Google+

  35. Kimmer says:

    Pinned you on Pinterest! good luck with the app, looks great!

  36. Linda says:

    Pinned AND shared! Good job!

  37. Rita Neal says:

    Love the app and especially love your mission to get families to cook foods at home.

  38. Stacy says:

    Hi Ryan,
    I Liked and Shared you on FB 🙂

    I am thrilled to have found your website! Thank you for the contest, it is very generous of you!
    Have a fun weekend…
    Stacy in PA

  39. Yvette says:

    It’s been shared! 🙂

  40. Taleah says:

    I’m the 71st to share it on Facebook!

  41. Liz Francis says:


  42. Liz Francis says:

    Also on my Tumblr

  43. Liz Francis says:

    Also shared on my blogger

  44. Liz Francis says:

    Pinned on Pinterest

  45. Frances Quigley says:

    I have shared on Facebook

  46. Paul Parsons says:

    Shared on FB – pretty neat Ryan!

  47. Christine says:

    this looks great tweeted it

  48. Carolyn says:

    Shared! Brilliant idea!

  49. Ben Friberg says:

    Shared It. Gonna Download it.

  50. Eddie Gonzalez says:

    Sweet! Shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+

  51. Jennie says:

    Shared! Looks like a great app!

  52. Ellen says:

    Shared! Good luck.

  53. David Coutcher says:


  54. Lynn says:

    Very cool app Ryan. I look forward to checking it out myself, regardless! Also sharing it with the folks at Healthy Kids Concepts, who like you, are passionate about getting kids to eat healthy food. Would love to meet you next time I’m in Portland 😉

  55. Dani says:


  56. Dani says:

    Tweeted (@theladywearsred)

  57. Amanda says:

    I just repinned and Loren posted to FB 🙂

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