Hello from Dublin!
My name is Marley Pfei, and I am a Canadian (from Vancouver, BC) living in Dublin, Ireland. It is not the most inviting climate to start a raw diet, I am not big on the seasonal vegetables.. I also dont have any equiptment for the time being.. Step one, a blender! I am working on it, hah... I have, however, ambled out to the countryside to stock up on organic produce, and am eating very simply.. salads, fruit and nuts... While I was there I was lucky to meet someone with a Living Foods stall! I thought the Dublin raw food scene was nonexistent, but apparently it is developing. So cool!
I have been a vegetarian for 16 years, and a vegan for 4 ( I am 20). I began recovery from two years of anorexia last spring, and since then I have gone from 100 lbs to 130 lbs on a standard cooked vegan diet.. which brings me to an average weight for my height, but I feel terrible. When I eat raw, I don't feel guilty about what I am eating, and I am excited to see if it has a positive effect on my energy levels.
I am feeling really good so far (4 days), and I am very thankful for the community aspect of raw foods. You guys rock!
Welcome Marley! We're very glad to have you here. This particular community at goneraw is what helped me go raw and more importantly, stay raw. I love recipes and experimenting with new produce - hopefully you'll enjoy raw even more as summer comes along.