A New Leaf

Leaves of Kale
Suddenly I’m the new kid in school.  I’ve done this before, I know very basically how it all goes, but I’m walking down unfamiliar halls and everyone has yet to learn my name.  I’m not sure where I fit in.  It’s been a long time since I had to start from scratch.

If we know each other from a previous life, thanks for jumping across sites to be here.  If we’re meeting for the first time, I’m Britt.  I’ll spare the personal details for the About page, but the short story is that I used to write a food blog called GF in the City about gluten-free living in NYC.   After becoming vegan in the fall of 2011, I increasingly found myself feeling limited by the scope of that blog and decided that I needed a new, veg-friendly place to play. Enter Leaves of Kale.

I’m still gluten-free, which we’ll get into at some point, but basically just means that I bake with all kinds of crazy flours and eat a lot of quinoa.  I thoroughly enjoy food and am a firm believer that dietary restrictions don’t have to mean deprivation.  There is far more flavor and variety in my current diet than there ever was in my omnivorous, gluten-filled days.  I’m looking forward to sharing all that goodness with you here.

Another major reason for the change of address: I’ve been itching for a long time to write freely about plant-based nutrition, my favorite cruelty-free products, and my experiences as a crunchy, hippie-dippy mother to an amazing little boy.  So that’s what I’m going to do.  That and whatever else feels right.  I have a lot of hope for this space and am setting zero limitations for myself.

So here we go, kids.  School is officially in session.  Let’s see where these hallways lead.


  1. Heather says

    Welcome to your new home. I’m glad to come alone for the ride. I’ve toyed with the idea of becoming a vegetarian or vegan for a while but on addition to gf it seems daunting. I hope to learn a thing or two.

    • britt says

      Thanks, Heather! That was one of the biggest hurdles for me early on too, and probably a reason why I didn’t go veg sooner. Once you’re past it, though, it’s really not bad at all–pretty great, actually. 😉 Happy to share what I know and help where I can!

  2. Avril Eastwood says

    Hi Britt
    I found your site from a link on Angela’s Oh She Glows website. I’ve been trying to go gluten free for a year now as I’m pretty sure it is responsible for some health issues that I have. Vegan is my goal too as I haven’t eaten meat for 20 years but dairy isn’t good for me either. It just take time I think, to change and find choices that are good and sometimes easy. I am really pleased to find your site just starting out and look forward to watching it grow. Good luck and happy greenerying (made up word 🙂 And you ‘fit in’ just perfectly as healthy eating at its best. :))

    • Britt says

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment, Avril! It can definitely take time to navigate what can feel like really big changes–but I can vouch that the vegan/GF combo can be delicious and totally low-stress! Hopefully I can provide some resources for you on your journey. 🙂

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