Author Archives: Ayinde

A Definitive Last Word on 12 Years a Slave

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12 years a slave could have only been told by non-Americans. That is to say Americans both black and white are just too close to the subject and spent too long avoiding the dialog about our shared homeland origins to do the story justice. When I saw it with my father back in Tacoma, WA there were a few times I almost walked out the theater, it a was a such an accurate depiction of what it must have been like to live through hell. Continue reading

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Calling All Vegan Recipe Testers!

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Hey guys! So, I’m excited to announce that I’m writing a cookbook along with my partner in crime and iEG’s Managing Editor, Zoe Eisenberg. The book is due to be published later this year, but the recipes are ready for testing now! I’m looking for a few enthusiastic volunteers who would enjoy testing some of the recipes for me over the next several weeks. Continue reading

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MAC &Yease for the First Time: Things get Weird with Jason Wrobel

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Everybody remembers their first time. In the following video, watch me give celeb chef Jason Wrobel a taste of my Mac and Yease! Let me just warn you – things get really, really weird. Continue reading

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Seahawks, Internet Racist and the Smoke-A-Bowl…


Yesterday the Seahawks won the NFC championship and my hometown went crazy. However, it seemed as if the only thing the web could talk about was Richard Sherman’s post-game interview when he sent a message to his opponents via the TV screen, “I just made a lay that got my team into the Superbowl play.” Continue reading

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My Meatless Life: I’m Kickstarting A Vegan Mac & Yease Truck in LA


Well, I’ve got a new development going. As of today, I have officially launched my Kickstarter campaign for a Mac and Yease truck! If you’ve never had my Mac, don’t worry, that’s about to change. Continue reading

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Meatless Monday: Savory Oatmeal… It’s a thing. (Video)

Chef Ayinde turns classic oatmeal on it’s head with a few simple savory ingredients. Happy New Year! Continue reading

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