ESTABLISHED 2018, WITH ROOM TO GROW
It all started with our founder, Keiko Tanaka, a busy New Yorker, mom, and wife. After being told she needed to start watching her cholesterol, she knew it was time to change her lifestyle. Eating egg whites, low-fat Greek yogurt, and grilled chicken was not protecting her health, and she had tried more diet fads than she could count. Enter whole foods.
Keiko discovered the plant-based diet and decided to try it out, seeing impacts almost immediately. Between fitting in her skinny jeans and feeling better about herself at mealtimes, she knew she had discovered a whole new world of food. This world doesn’t include cruelty or environmental degradation, but definitely includes taste and deliciousness. As Keiko learned more about this way of eating, she realized that she was ready to commit to a whole new way of living, too. Being conscious of her plate and the conditions that created her food became an extension of that well-known but seldom heeded advice: you are what you eat.
As Keiko learned more about eating to live instead of living to eat, she committed herself to this new approach to food. Being mindful of her personal choices allowed our founder to realize that eating plant-based would change her life for the better. Her commitment to clean, responsible living has helped her discover her life’s work: Keiko created BlankSlate as company that lives out the values of the plant-based diet and lifestyle in a healthy, accessible way.