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.