Cook Alongside Me!

I am a passionate foodie. I love to create unique vegan and gluten-free recipes in my kitchen! If I can do this, so can you. Let’s get creative together with this meal planner - you can discover, save, shop, cook and get all the support you need 365 days a year!
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Some recipe highlights

Sweet and sour chickpeas
These sweet and sour chickpeas are bursting with flavor and can be served over rice or mashed potatoes for a quick and tasty lunch or dinner.
Buffalo chickpea taquitos
Crispy Buffalo chickpea taquitos that are spicy and satisfying! No chicken needed for this protein-rich, gluten-free, and yummy vegan recipe.
Chocolate oatmeal
Transform your regular plain oatmeal into a decadent, chocolaty oatmeal that won’t get boring. Ready in less than 10 minutes, this breakfast is a keeper.
Sweet potato brownies
These fudgy, gooey, flourless sweet potato brownies taste rich but are full of plant-based nutrients, are naturally gluten-free, low-calorie, and can be made sugar-free. A great way to satisfy chocolate cravings in a healthy(ish) way.
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What members are saying

I just adore your meal planner, it's enabled me to go completely vegan and gluten-free (which I need to do for my health) without the stress I have been through every other time I have tried this. The recipes are wonderful, and I am really enjoying making them and not feeling like I'm missing something because there are no animal products. Thank you for creating this!!!
Kirstin M.
I absolutely LOVE the meal planner. I can easily map out my meals for the week, save recipes to my customized menus, and access all of the nutritional info at a glance. The ability to increase the number of servings is perfect for batch cooking on meal prep days. The recipes are simple and delicious - would highly recommend!
Caitlin K.
I am loving the variety of meals offered in the Meal Planner. A big plus is being able to have all my recipes in one place, organized easily for me to find and cook. Before the meal planner, I would scour the internet for recipes and try and collect them in a Word document. The meal planner has made this so much easier, and I actually spend less time planning meals for the week. Oh, and the food is very delicious too!
Veronica C.

How the Ela Vegan Meal Planner works


We’ll ask about your goals, allergies, household size, how much time you have to cook & more!


You’ll find new recipes recommended every day based on your personal wants and needs.


Meal planning saves us both time and money. Your meal planner will keep you organized at the store with smart grocery lists that are automatically generated and can include all your extras (like cat food!).


This is your opportunity to learn how to make incredible food that is good for you, good for the planet and good for the animals. I am so excited to cook alongside you!

The only meal planner with my recipes and guidance

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Why you'll love this meal planner

Support from caring food coaches
Personalized healthy meals
The plan that fits your values
Convenient grocery lists & delivery
Stay organized with everything in one place

As Low As $1.90/week!

Quarterly membership
$13/ month
$39 billed quarterly
Get started
Thousands of meal recommendations personalized for you
Grocery lists to save time & money
Food coaches on demand by chat, email, or phone
New recipes weekly
Cooking videos
Exclusive guides tips & tricks
And more!
Annual membership
$8.25/ month
$99 billed annually
Get started
Thousands of meal recommendations personalized for you
Grocery lists to save time & money
Food coaches on demand by chat, email, or phone
New recipes weekly
Cooking videos
Exclusive guides tips & tricks
And more!
40% savings on the year!

About Ela Vegan

Hi, I'm Ela, a passionate foodie and I love creating new and unique recipes. I went vegan 10 years ago, in 2011, after suffering from severe acne in adulthood. At the time, I was a vegetarian. In the past, I always said I could NEVER go vegan since I loved cheese way too much! But my despair, and my love for animals, was so strong that I went vegan and the acne disappeared shortly after! Going vegan was the best decision in my life. I am proudly an ethical vegan, and I enjoy helping people embrace veganism by sharing my delicious plant-based recipes with them.

Frequently asked questions

What is The Ela Vegan Meal Planner?

Friends, you know I love food. But eating food is just one part of the story. I created this App so that you can easily plan ahead, save time & money at the store and become a master of your own kitchen.

I really want to teach you how to make this incredible food, whether you’re just beginning or you’ve been cooking for years. So, there's a lot of extra content to help you (including cooking videos and help from caring food coaches by chat, email, or phone)!

Wherever you are on your journey, this App meets you there and can be by your side every step of the way.

What will I get as part of my membership?

So much!! My goal is to help you learn how to make amazing meals daily.

So with your membership you'll get:

  • Thousands of Vegan Recipes

    You are going to get so much variety. Most of my recipes are in this App. YUM. In addition, I’ve teamed up with some fantastic nutritionists who have added thousands of delicious recipes to ensure we can personalize your recommendations 365 days a year.

  • Food Coaching

    Sometimes you need a real human to talk to — and I get that. So we also have a team of food coaches who can answer any and all questions 7 days a week. Don’t be shy! When you join, reach out and talk to us.

  • Personalization

    Everybody is different. Every family is different. Your App will personalize all recommendations for YOU and your family. You can scale recipes for one or for 24 (or anything in between). If you don’t have a lot of kitchen equipment, we’ll show you what you can make with what you’ve got. Everything, and I mean everything, is personalized for you.

  • Cooking Videos

    Watch me making some of the meals before you dive in or check out the cooking school videos to get some basic skills down!

  • Nutrition Details

    If you are trying to meet certain nutrition goals, you can get nutrition info on every recipe in your App.

  • Smart Grocery Lists

    Each menu you create has a grocery list that automatically updates and adjusts to your unique household needs—saving you time and money at the store.

  • Delivery to Your Door

    If Instacart or Amazon Fresh are available in your area, you can have your groceries delivered! It’s super convenient and makes you feel like a King or Queen. Definitely take advantage if you live in a delivery area.

How much does the App cost?
Get personalized recipes, unlimited printable menus and grocery lists, full nutrition information for every meal, on-demand help from friendly food coaches seven days a week, exclusive tips and advice, plus so much more for just $39/quarter or $99/year. That’s a 40% savings when you sign up for the yearly plan! And because meal planning is a money-saver in itself, you’ll make up the cost quickly —all while becoming the master of your kitchen.
Tell me about these food coaches!

My team of food coaches is here to make sure you get the support you need to meet your goals. Whether you’re new to eating a plant-based life, a seasoned home cook, have specific food goals, have picky eaters at home, or are just looking for some friendly support, they are here for you every day.

You can reach out to them for regular check-ins or just know that they are on call for any questions that you might have. Here are some ways they can help:

  1. Kick off your meal planning with a 1-on-1 session
  2. Support you via chat, email, or phone (whatever works best for you!)
  3. Offer you expert cooking advice
  4. Suggest food substitutions for any recipe
  5. Create the perfect grocery list for your needs
  6. Help with planning and cooking for your family
  7. Share tricks for budgeting and reducing food waste
  8. Help you find food you love while enjoying the adventure of new recipes

Just let us know when you're ready by chatting, calling or emailing any time!

I cook for myself and others. Can your Meal Planner accommodate a family?
Yes! Family is everything. When you sign up, you can include other members in your household so that you'll have the right amount of food to feed and satisfy everyone! You can also change the servings on a recipe-by-recipe basis, adjusting for daily and meal-time changes.
I have some allergies. Will that be an issue?
No problem! It’s very simple to set your preferences to exclude any ingredients that you or someone in your family is allergic to or doesn’t like.
I'm new to cooking. Can your App work for me?
100%! This Meal Planner is full of resources to make you feel more confident and at ease in the kitchen. Detailed instructions, helpful cooking videos, simple grocery lists, and beautiful food photos will guide you as you whip up incredible meals. And our Food Coaches are available to help you every step of the way.
Do you deliver groceries?
If Instacart or Amazon Fresh are available in your area, you may have your groceries delivered! Simply click 'Delivery' from your Grocery List to send your ingredients to your preferred delivery service. It’s that easy! Shopping in-store? Just pull up the Grocery List on your phone, and when you find an item in-store, check it off. If you prefer a paper list, you can print your list before heading to the store!
May I change my preferences?

Absolutely! You may change your preferences at any time. Here's how:

  1. Click on the navigation menu in the upper right-hand corner of the page on your computer (or at the bottom right on mobile).
  2. Click on My Preferences.
  3. Select the setting you'd like to adjust, and make the changes.

And that’s it! When you make changes, the personalized meal options on your Discover page will update. Recipes saved in your Menus will remain the same.

Can your App help me plan for special events, holidays, or just leftovers?

No problem! Simply follow these three steps:

  1. Add the Recipe you want to make to a Menu
  2. From the Menu page, open the Recipe
  3. For more guests, select Change to increase or decrease the number of servings. For leftovers, select the Leftovers button to double it. Your Grocery List will automatically update for you!
What if I need to shop for some items off the plan?
You can add as many extra items to your Grocery List as you’d like, so your meal planner list is the only shopping list you’ll ever need. Staying organized with your Grocery List sets you up for success every time you go shopping (never forget toilet paper again!).
How do I download the App?

Your Meal Planner is available on any mobile device via your web browser. That means you have the convenience of an app without having to download one from the App Store. Also, you won’t need to constantly update it, and it won’t take any extra memory on your mobile device. That means you can access your account from the web browser on your phone or tablet any time, anywhere.

For instant access, you can add an icon to your home screen:

To add a thumbnail icon to your iPhone home screen, here's what you need to do:
  1. Open the website in Safari on your iPhone
  2. On the bottom tray, click ‘export' button
  3. Select ‘add to home screen'
To add a thumbnail icon to your Android home screen, here's what you need to do:
  1. Open the website in Chrome on your Android
  2. Touch the overflow button (three vertical dots) and select ‘add to home screen'
  3. Touch ‘add,' and the meal planner will join your other apps and widgets

You can even customize the text below the icon. Simply touch the text inside of the ‘add to home screen' box and change it to whatever you'd like. You'll always have a place to go to feel connected and supported!

If I have any more questions, what should I do?
We’d love to hear from you anytime! You may chat us or email us at