I guess you mean the example on http://ionicframework.com/docs/api/directive/ionSlideBox/ ?
I doubt the colors come with the slidebox, I guess the colors are just custom classes with a background-color. This means that you can define your own colors for the background, and you can indeed overlay it with recipe text, that’s certainly possible.
Personally, I haven’t worked with the slidebox yet, but I’m pretty sure this will fit your needs. If you are planning to support desktop browsers, the most recent versions will probably be able to use the slidebox, but earlier versions (not that long ago actually) will not be able to render the slides nice. Slides in ionic use the trasform:translate3d() property, this is not supported in all browser, especially internet explorer, and other browsers need vendor prefixes: http://caniuse.com/#feat=transforms3d If you just care about mobile, it should be fne
(Also, you could create custom support for non-supported desktop browsers by just setting margins and absolute positions on certain changes on the delegate EDIT: this give a sort of jumping feeling, but it’s better for supporting browsers This is a pretty pain in the ass to manage though, no fun, unless you really want to support people with old(er) browsers. )