Who am I?
I’ve never been good at introductions because when they’re needed, I seem to forget every single interesting thing about myself. But I guess we’ll start with the basics. I’m Maria, a nineteen year old gap year student living in South-east England. I’m a vegan foodie (as you can probably tell by this blog), a lover of long walks and somewhere awkwardly between extrovert and introvert.
In my early teenage years, I suffered with anorexia, exercise addiction and depression. These struggles took a toll on my life, but stopping at nothing to overcome them shaped who I am today. They displayed the importance of resilience in the face of difficulty, stepping out of your comfort zone and facing your limiting beliefs.
After restoring my relationship with food, I adopted a vegan lifestyle for ethical reasons, while building an exercise routine I love. Nowadays, I work out for fun and as a form of mindfulness. I found my unique definition of ‘balance’ and eat an abundance of foods that make me glow, rejecting myths in favour of what’s right for me. I don’t swing to extremes. At this happy place I found through a lot of trial and error, food and fitness supplement my life without overtaking it.
About Earth of Maria
After wanting to give blogging a go for ages, I started this blog together with my Instagram page, @earthofmariaa, as a creative outlet and a way to connect with people who are passionate about the same things as myself. Plus, confidence has never been a strong point of mine. So I wanted the challenge of putting myself out there while hopefully helping others at the same time.
Here you’ll be able to find a collection of my recipes, as well as tips for living a healthy, mindful lifestyle. My recipes are all vegan and most are gluten-free and oil-free. Many take a short time to prepare, making them perfect for a busy lifestyle. I believe in using simple and whole ingredients to create main meals, desserts and snacks that are big on flavour. Through this blog, I love showing how delicious and versatile healthy plantbased eating can be! Check out my recipe index to find everything in one place.
I also post occasional articles on healthy and intentional living. If this is of interest to you, why not start with my guide on eating more fruits and vegetables, or making time in your life for self-care?
Be sure to follow me on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook to stay updated. If you ever try any of my recipes, do tag me on Instagram/send me a DM, and leave a comment letting me know what you thought – I love receiving feedback!
Have a wonderful rest of your day 🙂
(Disclaimer: as a 19 year old that’s still in the process of figuring life out for herself, I’m definitely not an expert in any of the topics I write about! Everything is based on my own opinions, experiences and research.)