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  • Weekly Free Recipe
  • Tuesday Two Minute Tip from Chef Alison
  • Community Corner - featuring a business we love
  • Seasonal Ingredient Spotlight from health expert and Soul Food Salon Founder, Jeanne Rosner MD
  • And more...

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Ends+Stems: Meal Planning Done For You

We're a meal planning (web)app built to help you get dinner on the table with no stress and less food waste.

It's just a couple bucks a week to have an experienced chef plan for you! Still not sure? Try your first 2 weeks FREE with code HANGRY. It's just 2 clicks to cancel and we'll even remind you 3 days before any charges are made.

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83% of people say planning is hard

Choose your dietary preference and we'll post 3 weekly recipes that are totally do-able and fit together like a puzzle. You'll buy less, use it up, and get of your cooking rut.

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The grocery list is done for you too

Confirm your meals and one click will generate a complete grocery list. Simply shop your favorite stores and on budget. Our members love saving up to 2 hours on planning + shopping!

"Ends+Stems is the missing ingredient in my life!"  

Susanna S. / San Francisco

"Looking forward to saving money, eating better and wasting less. I just asked the universe for such a service, so happy you exist! Check dinner planning off my goals for the year!"  

Alexa J. / Boston

I love this service. It's helped me cook at home so much more. 

Julie B. / Chicago

I'm always so excited to find out what I’m cooking next week. The food has been healthy, delicious, and always easy. Tonight we had the vermicelli bowl and even the kids are wolfing it down!

Angela T. / Los Angeles

Having a chef decide recipes for us and creating our grocery list with one click makes me excited to do the shopping, see how little I can spend, and easily feed my family. I am doing more cooking, but feeling so much less stress.

Kate L. / Orinda

I have cooked every supper for my wife and I since I started with Ends and Stems. You have changed my behavior and are making me more comfortable in the kitchen and I am loving it.

Tom / Portland

Membership Features

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RECIPES

Recipes are written by Chef Alison (a professional chef and food waste expert with 15 years of experience) to be healthful and easy to make on a busy weeknight.

Ends + Stems Meal Plans

MEAL PLANS

83% of our community said “Deciding What to Cook” is their top culinary stress. Chef Alison designs the weekly plans to dovetail ingredients so you use up all of the perishables you buy for reduced food waste. You confirm or edit the weekly plan to personalize.

Dietary Preferences

DIETARY PREFERENCES

At check out choose your basic diet: Omnivore or Vegetarian. Within each plan and recipe there are simple and clear substitutions for Dairy Free, Gluten Free, No Red Meat, Paleo, Vegan, and more.

Grocery List

GROCERY LIST

When your meal plan is confirmed, click “generate grocery list”, and instantly quantities are combined so you know how much to purchase for all of your recipes this week. Click to cross off items you have before shopping. Also, add your household staples then print, download, or share the list for a complete shopping solution.

Prep Ahead

PREP AHEAD LIFE

Professional chefs always get a head start. Chef Alison shares industry knowledge on each recipe by pulling out the steps you can do in advance so on a busy night, things come together quickly.

Ingredient Index

INGREDIENTS INDEX

Our comprehensive index is unlike anything else online! There’s an entry for each ingredient used in our recipes listing common substitutions, what to look for when buying, how to store correctly for longer shelf life, and ways to use something up before it goes bad.

Favorites

FAVORITES

Love the salmon you had the other night? One click favorites standout recipes or entire weekly plans so you can quickly access recipes you want to make again and again.

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ARCHIVES

Access to every weekly meal plan we’ve ever published.

Recipe Search

RECIPE SEARCH

Our comprehensive index is unlike anything else online! There’s an entry for each ingredient used in our recipes listing common substitutions, what to look for when buying, how to store correctly for longer shelf life, and ways to use something up before it goes bad.

Impact

IMPACT

We credit you for each “use it up” recipe or complete meal plan you cook so you can see how much money you’ve saved and what the environmental impact of your efforts looks like. Share it on social channels to inspire others!