The Lusty VeganThe Lusty Vegan

A Cookbook and Relationship Manifesto for Vegans and the People Who Love Them

Barnes & Noble

This unique cookbook pairs fabulous recipes with relationship advice to help you win at inter-palate partnering. Here you’ll find personal stories and tips for peaceful co-existence when one partner wants a cheeseburger and the other wants a tempeh slider.

Nationally known chef Ayinde Howell has crafted 80 delicious recipes that both vegans and omnivores can enjoy together, including:

  • Classic Cloud-Nine Pancakes
  • Tuscan 12-Vegetable Soup with Savory Biscuits
  • Habanero Jackfruit Fajitas
  • Crispy Spring Rolls
  • Cherry Cobbler with Cacao Nibs

Ayinde and Zoe are longtime vegans, but they have something else in common: neither has ever dated another vegan. After comparing notes, they realized the need for a manifesto to help vegans and omnivores navigate their cross-cuisine love life. The book shares tips—both culinary and romantic—for vegans who want to satisfy the appetites of their omnivorous counterpart, and for non-vegans who want to impress their plant-based partners.

The authors’ personal experiences and advice on matters romantic and sexual can be irreverent, but always on the mark for people needing relationship solutions, both romantic and culinary. Loaded with humorous anecdotes and seductive full-color food photographs, The Lusty Vegan provides delicious recipes and lots of fun along the way.

Vegan Heritage Press
Paperback, 232 pages, quality $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-9854662-9-9
Pub Date: October 6, 2014

Ayinde Howell croppedAyindé Howell is an executive Chef living and working in Los Angeles. His recipes have been published in the New York Times, Essence Magazine, VegNews Magazine, and many others. He is a fourth generation entrepreneur who currently holds the position of founder and “Bossman” of the award winning, also home to his critically acclaimed culinary event brand, Wildflower.


ZoeZoë Eisenberg is a writer and editor who focuses on the topics of food, dating, and sex. A certified holistic health counselor with a degree in creative writing, Zoe has been published in a variety of print and online sources, from vegan information hubs such as Vegan Mainstream and Laika Magazine, to the viral and often outrageous women’s website She writes about living, loving, and eating on her blog,, and is currently the Managing Editor of