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Account & Billing
You can upgrade to annual for the best pricing anytime! Access it from your user profile page. If you’re annual, you can downgrade to monthly at the time of renewal
Yes, you can easily cancel any time from your user profile page.
If you are a monthly user, you’ll be charged on the same day every month so be sure to cancel before the day you are billed for the next month. You will have access to the site until the month you’ve paid for is complete.
Annual subscribers can also cancel any time and will have access to the site until the annual renewal date. We are unable to refund partial months or years at this time.
Yes, monthly subscriptions are automatically charged on the billing date your first subscribed. Annual subscriptions are billing once per year. You can check your next date or plan on your user profile page.
You can change your email and password in the Membership Dashboard. Click on the Profile & Favorites button in the Dashboard menu, then you can edit your email and/or password under your account details.
You can edit or update your information as needed from your user profile.
You can add one additional recipe to your plan and shopping list! Under your posted meal plan, there’s a link that says “Add a recipe” from Favorites or use the recipe search tool.
You sure can. The default is set to highlight all 3 recipes for the week because they’re designed to maximize your grocery haul this way. Through extensive user research we were told that cooking 3 nights of the week is ideal. But if just one or two recipes is all you need this week, simply click on the “Add this to my grocery list” button under a recipe to remove it from your plan and cart for the week.
That’s what the archives are for! You can look back through every meal plan we’ve ever made to find one that sounds good to you. Also, be sure to user the Favorites feature to store your favorite recipes and entire meal plans for easy storage and meal ideas when you want to go-it-alone.
Yes! We have many families like this in our community. On the omnivore plan, usually one recipe per week is vegetarian anyway since reducing meat consumption is an important component of reducing food waste in the bigger picture. And, each recipe lists simple substitutions and tweaks you can follow to match your families unique preferences. All of our vegetarian recipes list a “Must Have Meat” substitution so can you add a meat protein on the side if you have a few meat eaters in a vegetarian house.
You can toggle back and forth between the vegetarian and omnivore meal plan to see which is a better starting point for your meal planning.
We try and make our recipes varied so some willingness to try new things is definitely helpful. Each recipe has a simple list of substitutions you can make to the dish to match your personal food preferences but we don’t offer substitution for specific vegetables. Try it and see - everyone gets the first 2 weeks free, if it doesn’t work you can cancel with no drama.
We have 2 main buckets of recipes - Omnivore and Vegetarian. You choose upon sign up, but can switch buckets in your user profile.
* Vegetarian means no animal protein. On this plan, each recipe gives simple instructions for converting it to Vegan and ideas for adding fish if you are pescatarian. There is also always a note to make them Gluten Free if Gluten is present.
* Omnivore typically means 1 chicken, 1 meat or seafood, and 1 vegetarian meal (to which you can add meat if desired). In these recipes there are simple tweaks explained to make them Paleo, Diary Free (or Cow Dairy/Lactose Free), or Gluten Free. If its a meat or seafood dish, there are instructions to swap out red meat, pork, lamb, or seafood to something else.
*Paleo on Ends+Stems Means: No grains, legumes, dairy, or potatoes. Honey or maple syrup only, with a note to omit if you prefer. They’re easy to swap out for another vegetable). Larger portions of vegetables and meat protein.
*WHOLE30 can probably be adapted by following paleo guidelines on E+S. There are other rules to W30 that you should undertake on your own and make personal decisions for your own health. E+S does not promote the W30 diet but we do think you can follow along and make minor substitutions to comply with it.
*Keto We do not have notes for Keto at this time.
Not a problem at all! Everything with the The Big-8, plus sesame, is clearly marked and a way around the allergen is listed.
The Big-8 are: Milk, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Soy, Wheat. (+sesame)
We think so! Chef Alison has 2 little kids who are figuring out how to eat and also practice digging their heels in. We don’t believe kids need 100% ketchup and chicken nuggets, but each recipe is made with commonly used ingredients (sometimes with a splash of something new!) that makes it easy for the cook to separate out a sauce-less chicken breast or keep some plain rice to the side. We encourage parents to keep offering real foods to their kids and let them choose what to eat from what’s being cooked tonight. Eventually, they’ll find their way. (yea, yea, this is ideal, we know it’s much harder than that in reality). Try it for 2 weeks and see what works for your family!
Our mission to reduce household food waste to ease the effects of climate change. Behavior change can be intimidating, challenging, and it’s easy to feel like your alone or that what you’re doing doesn’t matter.
By clicking the ‘I Cooked This’ button whenever applicable (and true, please!), you’re helping us quantify the impact the E+S community has on our planet. We’ll show the stats back to you!
How do we calculate these stats? It’s a work in progress, read about it here. (Link)