Man Crush Monday Featuring Ayinde Howell

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Wellness visionary & inspirational speaker, author of Let Your Fears Make You Fierce, & Founder of The Get Loved Up Community. My core mission is to promote daily self-care, oneness & eco-friendly living.

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Ayinde is an entrepreneur, full time creator of great content, a semi retired celeb chef, full time actor, and founder of Ayinde is a lifelong vegan who started practicing yoga with his family at the age of ten. As a chef, he has a background in a variety of vegan fare covering soul food and raw dishes, but he his best known for his iconic vegan twist on classic American fare. With over 15 years as a professional chef, Ayinde got his start as an owner operator of  the iconic Hillside Quickie’s Vegan Sandwich Shop in Seattle. He moved on to be one of the youngest Executive Chefs in Manhattan, a Cookbook author @thelustyvegan to private chef for such celebs as India Arie, Jidenna, Janelle Monae, Jhene Aiko.

As a writer and actor, he performs monthly on the UCB house sketch team “Thirsttrap” and is known for his unique lens on the world and natural screen presence.
You can find Ayinde at Coachella serving up his special Mac & Yease both weekends partnered with Chef Lauren Vonverpool!

3 Ways Ayinde Practices Self-Care

  1. Yoga
  2. Sauna
  3. Mid-week beach trips

Stay up to date with Ayinde:

@Ayinde | @macandyease | @ieatgrassdotcom |@thelustyvegan

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