I know what they want. They want every recipe on their site to be totally original to the poster. Even changing wording as much as possible and some of the ingredients doesn't help.
Yep. Sounds like we might have the same issue. Sigh.
About a month ago, they sent me a message that I had several 'stolen' recipes. They based this primarily on my recipe descriptions where I gave the source where I found the recipe....whether it be in a cookbook, magazine, or online etc. My whole purpose in including the source was so that I could give the proper recognition to the original author and not be accused of trying to steal the recipe. That apparently backfired on me.....and now I'm told that I've stolen these recipes anyway. I've put the source on probably 95% of my posted recipes there. Big sigh.
We've communicated 3-4 times so far. Mostly they tell me that I need to change the description, ingredients, and directions to make it my own. I've tried to edit a handful of my recipes to conform to this.......but so far they have not approved a single one......still stating that the recipe is stolen.
Anytime that someone leaves a review or comment or new photo......I get the dreaded message again and they make the recipe private. I have a feeling that all of my recipes will be private very soon too. I'm not sure how to change a recipe with 4 ingredients (ie asparagus, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest) to make it my own. They still compare it against the original no matter how I change up the rest of the recipe.
Like you.....not sure what I'm going to do. I have almost 1600 recipes posted there. I just don't have the inclination or stamina to change recipe sites yet again.