Here at iEG we talk about, teach, and show you how to live eating, “everything else.” Here’s more info about me and the peeps who help make this community happen.
Meet the I Eat Grass Team
Editor in Chief, Executive Chef:
Ayinde Howell is a fourth generation entrepreneur, executive vegan chef, actor, musician, writer and founder of ieatgrass.com. Howell, born in a small town called Tacoma, Washington, is a lifelong vegan who started practicing yoga with his family at the age of ten. He has a background in a variety of vegan fare covering soul food, raw, and new American. It was in Seattle where he got his start as co-owner of Hillside Quickies Vegan Sandwich Shop, an offshoot of the family business. “The Shop” became a popular lunch spot know for blasting hip-hop during the crowded rushes, and was frequented by notable industry clients like, The Roots, Saul Williams, Common, Blackalicious and the Erykah Badu when their respective tours came through town.
Currently, Ayinde is a caterer, freelance executive chef and green entrepreneur consultant in Los Angeles, CA.
Managing Editor, Contributor: Kaela Holmes is a Mainer at heart. She spent the past five years back-and-forth between college and traveling, eventually earning a Journalism degree from Emerson College in Boston. She loves hiking, yoga inversions, bad jokes, and (if at all possible), in the most unpretentious way, craft beer. This dreadie of one year is pumped to learn and create with the iEG team.
Follow her adventures on Instagram @kaelamarieann.
Zoe Eisenberg (www.zoeeisenberg.com) is a writer, editor, filmmaker and author. Zoe came aboard the iEG team as the very first intern in 2010, moving up the ranks to contributor, and then Managing Editor. Zoe currently writes the iEG dating column that spurred the book, The Lusty Vegan. Find her on Twitter, Instagram, or on her website, SexyTofu.com .
Amarie Halley is a certified cosmetologist, skincare specialist and makeup artist. Her passions include showing others that having style and utilizing quality beauty products is possible while remaining cruelty-free. She loves creating vegan dishes that surprise omnivores, and is a full-time mom of 5 fur babies! She designs witty tees that promote veganism, beauty reviews on her Youtube channel, tests products all day, every day and runs her own Supernaturalegirl website.
Erin Trauth is a teacher, writer, researcher, and nutrition fanatic. She has a Ph.D. in technical communication and conducts research on food labels. Currently, she is taking graduate classes in public health. Erin has written and edited for iEatGrass, One Green Planet and Vegan Mainstream. She also writes social media and marketing materials for local vegan businesses. In her spare time, Erin enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, yoga, cooking, gardening, and ethical fashion. Her latest pursuit is attempting to create the formula for perfect raw vegan hot chocolate.
Elyssa Schwartz is an iEG contributor. A maniac for writing about all things vegan, she looks forward to embracing a future promoting the healthiest way of life. She enjoys instructing children’s cycling, yoga and other fitness classes.
Shadé Ibe, better known as One Vegan Fatty, is a native New Yorker who set out on a mission to convince the world that plant-based foods could, and should, still be decadent and delicious…healthiness optional! Shadé is currently working on a Master’s in Public Health, and she hopes to one day spark some positive changes in the area of school nutrition. Catch up with her adventures in vegan fattiness at oneveganfatty.tumblr.com