This whole situation does not sit well with me. It is one of those stories that most people would not care about. It is one of those that the Internet takes out of proportion. It is one that will garnish comments like “Get over it,” and “Who cares…next!”
But I believe in fairness. I believe that people and companies feel they can get things over the “little guy/gal” because no one will ever know.
Well, I write based on what I believe.
Or so she thought. She realized that The Doctors had a recipe for Cauliflower “Chicken Nuggets” on their show. They all talked about it as you can see below.
In fact, one of the doctors even made a reference that it was “some recipe on Pinterest”, which is true.
With the credit to Girl Gone Sporty. It is the one on the far right.
In fact, the whole recipe was lifted word for word on The Doctors website.
Here is their original recipe…
And here is Laura’s recipe…
At the time when they promoted it there was no link to Laura’s website or any credit for her recipe.
The Doctors were promoting their site with “their” wonderful recipe, which Laura made a year ago.
When Laura found out she got upset and rightfully so. It is her recipe. She worked hard on it. It is not about suing, it is getting credit for something you worked hard on.
It is not a big deal to most people. Things gets lifted on the Internet all the time.
It was to her. Why didn’t they ask or permission or give her credit?
So she wrote to them yesterday and did not get a reply.
So then she went to social media.
She wrote on her Facebook page along with a blog post.
After her post got shared hundreds of times, a producer called her today. They finally gave her a link on the bottom of the recipe that they stole in the first place. They claimed it was an “oversight”.
So a major television show, which has to background check and fact-check guests and almost everything on the show. is saying that stealing a recipe is an “oversight”?
Plus, when you Google “Cauliflower Chicken Nuggets” what is the first link…
I do not believe it was an oversight.
All The Doctors had to do was ask. Laura would have gotten excited. She would have promoted the show, which would have gotten more buzz and more people to watch.
Instead, she had to do a Google search to find out her recipe was stolen.
So at the end of the day, no one will notice. The finally gave the website credit. See at the very bottom…
But at least I can hopefully get a few people to Laura’s page and website.
Because if someone makes a recipe good enough to be on national television…