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Welcome to The Clean Diary! My name is Caitlin, a twenty-something based in Islington, London and enthusiast for real food and all things creative. 

This blog started as a way of combining my creativity with my quest for a healthier lifestyle. I had finished university and begun my first job in fashion buying and simply enjoyed cooking and experimenting in the kitchen. The more I shared my food with family and friends, the more I wanted to share my recipes further. When I started this website, I had no idea that there was such an exciting journey ahead of me. I have been so lucky to have met so many inspirational people through attending various events and have made some great friends here in London and abroad. 

I have been pescetarian for three years, but many recipes you find here will be vegetarian. I also try to give vegan and meat options where I can as I like my recipes to be as versatile as possible. I do not follow any rules, and of course I still indulge in less healthy options from time to time, but I truly believe that the best rule to follow is to eat everything as unprocessed and local as is possible, whether that is a raw, vegan salad or an indulgent, homemade cake. My favourite hobby is to take a traditional, unhealthy dish and recreate it, filled with natural and unrefined ingredients (check out my gluten and refined sugar free bakewell slices!).

I like a challenge and would love to hear what you want to see more of, so please get in touch with ideas!