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Getting a Token

Mealie supports long-live api tokens in the user frontend. See user settings page

Key Components

Exploring Your Local API

On your local installation you can access interactive API documentation that provides curl examples and expected results. This allows you to easily test and interact with your API to identify places to include your own functionality. You can visit the documentation at or see the example at the Demo Site

Recipe Extras

Recipes extras are a key feature of the Mealie API. They allow you to create custom json key/value pairs within a recipe to reference from 3rd party applications. You can use these keys to contain information to trigger automation or custom messages to relay to your desired device.

For example you could add {"message": "Remember to thaw the chicken"} to a recipe and use the webhooks built into mealie to send that message payload to a destination to be processed.