Ayindé Howell is a trained chef for almost 20 years and has been a vegan his entire life. When he was younger, his great-grandmother, Mary Fluker, would make baked macaroni and cheese for his family at Sunday dinners. He took his great grandmothers staple recipe and made it into a vegan delicacy that will be enjoyed for years to come.

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Which brings us to Mac and Yease, his veganized family-favorite that’s now being sold at 55 Pacific Southwest region Whole Foods. Mac and Yease is made from organic soy milk, soybeans, nutritional yeast, herbs and spices, wheat flour and canola oil. It’s creamy and hearty, and will easily warm up your soul.

If you want Mac And Yease at your Whole Foods, simply request it online at a store near you.

Want to make your own vegan mac and cheese?

If you want to cook this up in your own kitchen, try a few of our favorite vegan mac and cheese recipes from our Food Monster App!

Creamy Butternut Mac and CheeseCreamy Butternut Mac and Cheese

This Creamy Butternut Mac and Cheese swaps high-fat butter and cheese for more nutrient-dense butternut squash, cashews, and nutritional yeast.


Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese CasseroleButternut Squash Mac and Cheese Casserole

This Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Casserole is made from sweet, creamy butternut squash and is paired with decadently cheesy macaroni elbows and sealed with a unique flatbread topping.

White Mac and Cheese With Buffalo SeitanWhite Mac and Cheese With Buffalo Seitan

YUM! This White Mac and Cheese With Buffalo Seitan is easy to whip up on days you come home from work and school drained of energy. Let yourself be comforted by the creamy cheese sauce and the lovingly familiar flavors of buffalo sauce.


If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!

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