In 2007, I founded Naturally Ella as I began my journey to good health. Since that time, the site has grown into a large resource for natural cooking and vegetarian recipes. Whether you know every vegetable by name, or just want to find out what a legume is, Naturally Ella is the place for you.

Naturally Ella answers the question we all ask ourselves everyday: “What’s for dinner?” It’s also the answer to every question you’ve ever had about substituting an ingredient, making your own pantry items, cooking grains (of all kinds), shopping for produce —and much, much more.

When it comes to living naturally, it’s all about finding what works for you and your family. The site has three primary areas to help guide:

Cook a Meal: The place to find a recipe for breakfast, lunch, or dinner based on the type of recipe and/or by ingredients you have on hand.


Explore an Ingredient: Packed full of information and recipes about fruits, vegetables, and greens. Your guide to buying, storing, and using all fresh produce.


Build a Pantry: Make sure you’re well stocked with the recipe ingredients, or find new ways to use up those one-off ingredients in your pantry.

About Erin

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I am a firm believer in two food movement principles: every purchase holds power in the food system and change starts in your own kitchen. By making time and bringing back cooking, we have the power to change our relationship with overly processed foods.

I grew up on fast food, was overweight for my entire youth, and watched my father suffer from a heart attack. I had a wake-up call during my college years and since then, my passion has been learning and sharing knowledge to empower others to cook.

With a sensible diet and exercise, I got myself down to a reasonable weight. I’m determined not to count calories. I exercise regularly and eat what I want. I try not to be obsessive about it- there’s just no point. (You can read more about this.)

Thank you for visiting the site. I love to hear from readers! Please leave a comment, send me an email, or find me on social media. And if you make a recipe-let me know how it turns out or snap a picture, share it on Instagram, and tag it #naturallyella.!