About the Blog
Hi and welcome to Feasting not Fasting!
I’m Christy and this site is my place on the web for sharing recipes and tips for making healthy changes that can have a huge impact on your life and overall health. On Feasting Not Fasting, we focus on incorporating better options into your diet, not taking foods away! Our goal is to create sustainable changes instead of short-term restrictive diets that fizzle out as soon as they’re over. If you’re sick of fad diets and want to make changes that can become a part of your daily lifestyle, you’re in the right place.
I am a firm believer that enjoying the food you eat is essential to healthy living, and there are days where chocolate is just as important as salad. That being said, the recipes on this site are *mostly* healthy with an emphasis on whole foods and incorporating veggies wherever possible. Bring on the greens!
I am born and raised Alaskan, but moved down to
the lower 48 Oregon over a decade ago. Now I live in the Portland, Oregon area with my husband and pug-mut, Berney. Although I absolutely love Portland… I love leaving it even more. I have a constant travel itch that I just can’t seem to satisfy enough.
When I’m not scratching the itch, I can usually be found puttering around the kitchen, drinking wine, and feeding friends. I also love getting outside in the sunshine, whenever we’re blessed with it in our rainy part of the world.
I am a dog lover through and through… especially pugs.
To say I love pugs is a slight understatement, because I’m a bit obsessed. If I see a pug on the street, after briefly dying from cuteness overload, I HAVE to stop and pet it. Don’t ask why, it isn’t an option. Yup, I’m that person. I wish I didn’t have this affliction because it can be extremely embarrassing, but I do, and am learning to cope one day at a time. If any recovering pug addicts have any words of advice for me, I’m all ears… Or if you have a pug that I can pet or ogle cute pictures of, I’m totally into that too.
in my late 20’s 30 and like many of you, have tried various diets over the years but none have really worked out in the long run. My fad diet adventures have varied quite a bit, but the majority included fasting and focusing on what I can’t eat. Being an innate rebel, this didn’t work for me.
After years of dieting I wound up feeling unsatisfied (and hungry) more often than not. These days, I have a more holistic approach and try to incorporate a bounty of nutritious foods into everyday life… with a sprinkle of chocolate and a splash of wine for good measure of course.
Cooking has been a long-standing love of mine and it’s nearly impossible for me to stick to a recipe without tweaking at least a few things. I try to cook meatless at least half of the time and prefer cooking from scratch whenever I can. Most of what I make is relatively simple, but I do love a good culinary challenge here and there. Some foods are just worth the extra effort, ya know? Food is such an important part of life and feasting and having fun with it is what this blog is all about.
PS – this is my taste tester Berney.
Disclaimers and Copyright
This blog was created as a way to share what I have learned on my culinary health journey with others that are on a similar path. This is very much a learning process and I am by no means a professional chef, photographer, dietician, nutritionist, or writer.
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I support the costs of running this website through advertising, sponsorships, and other paid compensation. This does not influence my writing and all opinions are completely my own. I only accept sponsorships for products I love and use that I think you will love too.
The contents of this statement can be updated at any time, per my discretion.