About

Valerie Dennis About Kale and AleI am a communications professional in the Twin Cities who loves being involved with the editorial process from content creation to writing to editing to design and the marketing and social media. I also enjoy leading a healthy lifestyle through food and activities; trying new foods; craft beer; and staying active by running, biking, hiking and doing yoga. This is where I share my cooking, fitness, eating, drinking and travel adventures in a blog that’s all about a healthy, balanced life.

When I was 15, I decided to become vegetarian. Growing up in Iowa and looked at livestock as I ate dinner, I could not create a disconnect between my neighbors out my window and my food on my plate. I had never been a big meat eater, but over time I decided it was something I wanted to eliminate, as it wasn’t necessary to eat meat to survive.

I understand what one eats is a personal choice, but am interested in helping others who would like to have a plant-based diet and overall healthy and active lifestyle. I focus on homemade, unprocessed and local food that is realistic for a busy lifestyle.

Find out how to contact me, how we can work together and where else we can connect.

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