What I eat today is completely different to what I used to eat a year an a half ago. I would say I was a conscious consumer, I tried to do my best by buying organic and local produce whenever possible. My diet was pretty healthy, or at least that is what I thought. I didn't eat a lot of junk food or take-away, but I did eat too much of a lot of things like white pasta, white rice, a lot of cheese, bacon, ham, eggs, cream, white flours, mayonnaise, bread and capuccinos. I wasn't interested in fruits or leafy greens, and I had absolutely no clue about the extent to which food influences one's health.

Over the past year my diet has changed, I would say 100%.  I started out clearing out my pantry and fridge of any processed foods at 11 pm on a Saturday night after reading Crazy, Sexy Diet by Kris Carr. I went on to eating a fully raw vegan diet, comprised of mostly fruits and salads. I did this for a few months in order to heal several health issues. Since then I have made some changes, experimented, seen what works for me and what doesn't. Most of the time I choose to eat what makes me feel my best, but I also like to indulge every once in a while. I have learned to listen to my body and I know what it needs in different situations. 

My diet is 100% plant-based and I consume almost entirely whole food and organic products. I don't use refined flours and sugars, nor gluten in my recipes, and try to reduce my salt intake as much as possible as that is what makes me feel my best. Raw foods are my favourite so I try to eat them every day. My diet currently looks like this: lots of fruits, veggies and leafy greens, some nuts and seeds, grains and beans/legumes, especially in colder months. I always start my day with either a green juice or a green smoothie, I find that it is the best thing for my health and general wellbeing, and I also happen to love the taste.

On Let It Be Cosy you will find most of the more 'elaborate' recipes that I like to cook at home for family and friends. I believe they will be more interesting for you as a beginner. I definitely think you could incorporate simple meals of fresh raw fruits and veggies: there is little prep time and no cooking at all, no washing up to do afterwards and it gives you amazing energy!