Fall is well underway, with winter already whispering frosty sweet nothings late at night. In case you didn’t know, fall and winter are the official cuffing season, so many single-folk are looking for someone to cozy-up with through the holidays.

If you’re a single vegan, then you already know that finding another single vegan who you are mutually attracted to can be seriously tough. While not all vegans are adamant about dating another veg-head, some wouldn’t even consider going to dinner—let alone bed—with someone who eats meat. If that sounds like you, then here are 4 tips for finding another vegan, excerpted from The Lusty Vegan, co-written by myself and Chef Ayinde Howell and available now wherever books are sold.

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Happy Friday! For me, Friday night is often date night. While going out to eat is fun, cooking together and eating at home is much more intimate. Cooking for someone else is also a great way to show your appreciation for your partner—and we all want to do that, don’t we?

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Hey there SexyTofu readers . I have super huge news! My writing partner/bossman/good friend vegan chef Ayinde  Howell and I are extremely excited to officially be able to announce that our book, The Lusty Vegan, A Cookbook and Dating Manifesto for Vegans and The People Who Love Them, will be released in the fall of 2014!

Part cookbook, part lifestyle book, The Lusty Vegan uses humor and great recipes to solve one of the biggest issues in the vegan community: you’re vegan, your partner is not. Or maybe you’re a vegan having a hard time finding another vegan to make a nice little veg-nest with. Locking down a compatible mate seems to be the largest problem within in the vegan community, making finding love–and keeping it–a little harder than it already is. How do we know? From experience, of course.

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It’s happening!! New York City’s very first vegan pop-up restaurant, Wildflower, will be open June 10, ll and 12, serving 28 courses of to-die-for plant-based gourmet.

Keeping things short and (deliciously) sweet, Wildflower will be located at 171 East Broadway for a limited time, offering intense combinations of flavors inspired by soul food, raw fusion, street food and more. Vegan chef and entrepreneur Ayinde Howell, founder of IEatGrass.com,  will be whipping up dishes like grilled bbq rubbed seitan brisket, dirty quinoa, seitan shwarma, churros and muffletas. Innovative specialty drinks such as white grape cucumber martinis and delicious desserts (hello Belgian beer floats!) will be available, and on Saturday and Sunday mornings Howell will impress with his specialty brunches, featuring his famous and much sought after mac & yease and a variety of unique waffle flavors–Reeses cup, mexican hot cocoa and orange creamsicle. If you aren’t drooling already (I know I am!) than there must be something seriously wrong with you.

Don’t miss the vegan event of the season–head on down to East Broadway this weekend! Be sure to make reservations, cause it’s going to be hoppin.’  Okay, back to daydreaming about waffles..

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Come on all you veggie enthusiasts, show your support for the plant-based food movement and pledge a few dollars on Kickstarter for Wildflower, a pop-up vegan restaurant pioneered by lifelong vegan and kick-ass chef, Ayinde Howell, founder of IEatGrass.com.

If enough money is pledged, the restaurant will open in Manhattan in late spring serving delicious and unique vegan eats. Please show your support!

Specialty themed meals will include a bistro night, a gluten-free raw fusion, a street-food inspired menu and–best of all–a brunch! Please show your support, because I’ll be damned if I don’t get to try some of Ayinde’s waffles with a heaping side of his world famous Mac and Yease..

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