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My Meatless Life: Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Shep's Pie

It’s freezing outside- everywhere. In fact, when it goes down to 60 degrees here in LA, some nights I feel like I’m in the frozen tundra!  I mean, how can we survive? While other parts of the country are really cold -like -10 degrees- I cannot comprehend how people function in that kind of f#&$ing cold. Growing up in Seattle, pre global warming days, summer highs were only in the upper 60’s.  Then after living in NYC for 8 years, where the hot, muggy summers were not enjoyable enough to … Continue reading

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My Meatless Life: Pho With the King.


This column is where I usually tell you what’s happening in my life and share a recipe or a tip. Here’s the scoop. I spent the holidays in Seattle mostly hanging with pops, he turned 75 this year. Continue reading

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5 Steps to a More Nutritious Life with Larabar

LA box

I travel a lot or at least more than the average person. As a private chef last year I was on the road with a popular singer songwriter. We did a US and partial world tour. Consequently I was never home for more than 2-3weeks at a time. This year it has been more of the same, on the road promoting my new book The Lusty Vegan. Though it’s not as much traveling, it is just as taxing on my body. Continue reading

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You MUST Try These 5 Vegan Hanukkah Recipes!


Celebrate the Festival of Lights like never before with these cruelty-free recipes that take traditional Hanukkah favorites and make them vegan just in time for the holidays. Continue reading

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Chef Ayinde’s 6 Ways to Make a Better Sandwich- For National Sandwich Day

The Lusty Vegan

It’s national Sandwich day and since I know little bit about sandwiches I thought I’d give some tips. My Sandwich Shop was ranked as sandwiches that say Seattle back in the early 2000′s and basically a sandwich is what made me the chef I am today. Why? because there is nothing better than a good sandwich. It’s easy to make, but on the other hand it’s easy to mess up. Continue reading

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5 Hearty Fall Recipes – Vegan & Veganized

autumn harvest

It’s that time of year! Soups, hard squash and snuggle season. As you lurk the internet for yummy autumn-leaves-on-the-ground inspired recipes, don’t get bummed if you find some delicious-sounding non-vegan options. We can fix that! Continue reading

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