Make it Mine
We feel you
Hi there! We are Pauline, Jaime and Sébastien and we have been living with complex food intolerances for many years. Our idea to create Make it Mine originated in our frustrations to eat at our friends' places. Eating at friends right now is just downright awkward, isn't it? You don't want them to go out of their way to treat you special, and they don't want to make something that will cause you pain, but they just don't know how. We're sure that we are not the only ones that are tired of this. Next to that, there is also the struggle of finding recipes when only cooking for yourself. From the supermarket to the dinner table to the restaurant, all of these situations are a real struggle when having food sensitivities.
Therefore, we decided to make our lives and the lives of our friends and family much easier by creating Make it Mine, a platform of digital tools that support our daily life. We aim to be an all-in-one solution for everyone with any dietary sensitivities, and we are starting with our recipe personalization tool. This way, everyone involved is relieved of the stress that something so simple as having a meal can bring along.
When managing dietary sensitivities, such as food allergies or intolerances, people usually find that avoiding trigger foods gives the best results in silencing their symptoms. However, they often have great difficulty with following such a strict diet. Although there is a vast number of recipes out there, these people still have a lot of difficulty to find recipes that are suitable for them, since food sensitivities are usually very personal and unique. In their searching process to find suitable recipes, usually online or in cookbooks, many recipes get discarded because they contain only few unsuitable ingredients. As a consequence, only very few recipes are left that match their requirements. This is why most people with dietary restrictions find it extremely hard to find good recipes that are suitable for their personal needs. But there is a way to make all existing recipes accessible for them, and that is with our recipe personalization tool (RPT). Simply run any existing recipe through our tool, and it will be transformed into essentially the same recipe, but made with ingredients that you can eat. This isn't only great when cooking for yourself, but also when family or friends need to cook for you and you want to eat the same dish!
The RPT is our first feature and it should help people with food sensitivities to make the right choices in their kitchen to prepare a safe meal. Currently, there are already a ton of ingredients that you can select in your food profile, but many more are to come! We are currently working on adding low-FODMAP, vegan, vegetarian, citric acid and histamine to this list. Important to note is that the RPT it is currently only compatible with dinner recipes, so no cold or baking dishes. We are still working hard on improving it so please check the result carefully (and product ingredient lists) before preparing your creation. Any feedback, errors or ideas for improvement are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also working on our next features which are solutions to support the supermarket and restaurant experience... but what exactly they are will still be kept a surprise for now. This is only the start of our mission, which is to give you back control over your life. We dream of a future where everyone can easily enjoy a personalized eating experience. But for now, we hope that you enjoy using the Make it Mine App and share it with anyone that it might help as well!
the Make it Mine team.