Welcome to my blog ElaVegan. My name is Michaela Vais, I’m a passionate food blogger, recipe developer, food photographer, and author of the cookbook Simple and Delicious Vegan. Being creative in the kitchen and eating healthy vegan food is my passion.
I love to spend time in nature (especially on the beach) and I have a big heart for animals. I stopped eating meat when I was 6 years old and became vegan in September 2011.
Going vegan was the best decision in my life. Knowing that I don’t participate in the torture and exploitation of farm animals brought inner peace to myself. I feel much more energized since eating plant-based food, I lost some weight and I cured my cystic acne!
What is my blog ElaVegan about?
I create healthy and delicious vegan dishes and share the recipes with my readers. Almost all of my recipes are also gluten-free, refined sugar-free, often oil-free, and easy to make!
My goal is to show that eating plant-based food is healthy, delicious, good for our bodies and for our planet. I believe the food Mother Nature created for us was not meant to harm our bodies, our planet, and kill billions of innocent animals.
I want to spread the vegan message and inspire people from all around the world with my easy recipes.
“Eating plants is not a sacrifice, it’s a pleasure and a conscious choice to honor your body, mind and soul” by @elavegan
My Career As A Food Blogger
My career as a food blogger began in the year 2015. Everything actually started with my Instagram account @elavegan where I currently have over 1.2 million followers.
4 years later, I was nominated as an influencer for the Influencer Awards of Monaco in the category food. It was one of the best experiences in my career.
In January 2023, I published my first cookbook called Simple and Delicious Vegan which contains 100 vegan and gluten-free recipes.
My work has been featured on popular sites such as the Cosmopolitan, Shape, Buzzfeed, Dr. Axe, and many more:
What other people say about me
Below are quotes of some of my friends who follow me on my Instagram account, ElaVegan @elavegan. I want to share their beautiful words about me and my vegan food:
“My beautiful Ela, I don’t even know where to begin with you. I simply cannot fit my feelings in a few comments. I have not met a person like you, though we have not met, I can feel that you are a beautiful kind soul all the way to your core. You are not only unique and genuine but you are so dedicated, talented and hardworking.
There are not many people in this world that have a purity such as you, a genuine innocence that wants nothing but to spread love and beauty to all beings.
Your recipes are unlike anything I’ve found in not only the vegan community but in general. Each recipe is unique, your own personal creation, and so good for the body. And the best part? No animals were harmed in the process of making it. As you always say from your heart “animals are friends, not food”.
The kindest act of love is to feed someone and although you may not be “feeding” your followers you are providing them with healthy, unprocessed, plant based foods that taste amazing and are simple to make.
The amount of work and time you’ve put into your journey and you’re mission to spread awareness is astounding. And I personally can truly say I’ve seen your evolution in the past year alone. You’ve evolved like a butterfly, ever so gracefully and you carry your friends on your wings. You don’t just have followers, you have friends. You build relationships you speak from your heart and you speak with such strength and wisdom.
I am honored to be your friend, I am beyond amazed by your journey, and I am so proud to see you shine and spread your wings further and further.
Most importantly I follow you because are a driving force of passion and positivity you push me to be better. And you make me smile every day” @gianna_ciaramello
“First of all I am here because I love you. You give to vegan its real definition. Love, compassion, humanity, for the animals, for the environment. You stand honestly for what you believe and are not scared to go out of your comfort zone. You are a beautiful soul who inspires thousands of us. Then you show people that eating vegan is more than the stereotype. It’s diverse, tasty, creative and fun to cook.” @eatwithfingers
“When I found you on Instagram, I didn’t necessarily follow you because of your recipes lol although all of your food does look amazingly appetizing! Your recipes are all so mouthwatering and vibrant!
They show others that vegan eating is not boring at all, and that you can have a lot of fun with your food. But the reason I followed you is because through every post that you put out on social media, whether it be about food, or the animals, or about little things in life, your love, compassion, just this overall wonderful energy about you radiates through it all.
It overjoys me when I can tell that someone is really passionate about what they do and about the values they uphold, and I see that from you. You inspire me to aspire to inspire others” @val.villarreal
“I support you and your account because 1. You represent love, positivity and an ethical lifestyle. You portray your lifestyle and opinions in a gentle way that invites others to questions their behaviours and consider the vegan lifestyle.
2. You support and inspire others to be their greatest versions and express themselves in a true authentic way that aligns with their core value of love towards the environment, animals and themselves.
3. You are so creative and talented with your photography and motivate me to continue on my journey towards bettering my food photography skills each & every day” @oliviabudgen
“I’m so excited that your going to create a blog. I think it’s such a good idea with ig going the way it is. And for me I’d much rather be able to click easily to find one of your amazing recipes all in one place instead of trawling through the feed. I think you’ll be very successful at blogging for a number of reasons…
one because you have some amazing recipes and really think outside of the box with what you create,
two everything is super healthy and nutritious but at the same time so mouthwatering and delcious looking,
three you’re so passionate about what you do, veganism, sharing healthy food ideas with everyone and spreading a message of love and compassion and lastly, you’re such a beautiful, kind and caring soul which comes across in all that you do” @the_artful_foodie