Ayinde Howell

Ayinde Howell
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Ayinde spent time on the road with singer/songwriter India Arie as her personal chef for the duration of her Songversation promotional tour.

Ayinde Howell
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Lemon Meringue Chia Pudding

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Ayinde Howell is an executive chef and founder of, a healthy eating and lifestyle blog.  He also owns a gourmet vegan catering and events company of the same name. Ayinde's 12 -year work history in the kitchen has spanned from coast to coast. He served as Executive Chef and General Manager of the world-renowned Jivamukti Yoga School and Café in New York City's Union Square.  

Howell also serves as vice president of Hillside Quickie Stores Inc., a 35 year-old family business founded by his parents in Tacoma Washington.  Ayinde is best known for opening the first of Hillside Quickie's chain of vegan restaurants in the Settle Tacoma area. His creations include The Crazy Jamaican Burger, Spicy Tempeh Salad, Loaded Quinoa Nachos and Tofu Enchiladas (featured in the New York Times Food & Wine Section).

Additionally Howell is an award-winning actor, of film and stage. He is alum of the William Esper Studio studying under Bill Esper, Patricia Fletcher, for acting and voice & speech.   Ayinde now resides in Los Angeles, CA.  

Latest Recipes

Breakfast Andouille Sausage with Biscuits

You can prep the sausage a day or two in advance, and the biscuits are pretty quick as well. They can also be made in advance and frozen,...

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Lemon Meringue Chia Pudding

I discovered chia seeds in 2011. I was looking for a new dessert to add to one of my menus for my "Wildflower Weekend" pop-up. I wanted t...

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