Many people say they were born to be mothers. Some to write music, and others to be bus drivers. I was born to eat food.
This is actually really ironic, because I didn’t want to eat food for the first year after I was born. I slept 23 hours a day and my parents had to shake me awake so they could feed me.
These days I can’t seem to fill my body with enough food. It’s just so good. I guess you could say I’m making up for lost time.
I went to college in Chicago and stayed in that beautiful, frigid city for eight years before moving to Los Angeles. We had a good run. I ate its Thai food, drank its craft beer, and made several rounds to every vegan and vegetarian restaurant I could find. Life was good.
Now that I’m in Los Angeles, life is good for different reasons. For example, it’s the middle of January and I’m sitting outside with no shoes on. My feet are happy. I wish I could say the same for my tastebuds. I’m going to say this once and I’ll probably say it a few more times: LA, you’re just not good at food.
I’ve tried your Thai, I’ve tried your pizza. You should stick to what you know, which is taco trucks. And that’s it. After being disappointed by the food scene so many times (exception: Taco Zone), I decided my dollars are better spent buying groceries from Trader Joe’s and making food I actually like.
When you don’t have many dollars to begin with, a crappy plate of noodles that costs $13 feels like a swift kick to the ribcage. That’s where I keep my money, in case you were wondering.
Anyway, that’s what inspired me to create this blog. I’m Kate, and I eat mostly vegan. I’m also a writer, which means I willingly signed up for a life of making less money than almost everyone else in my social circle. But you know what? It’s fine. My life is fun and fulfilling and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I plan to post plant-based recipes that are (mostly) healthy and that don’t cost a million dollars to make.
Please excuse the iPhone photos. I’m trying.
'Til next time,