About the Blog
Hi and welcome to Feasting not Fasting!
This website has a bounty of healthy recipes for you to try and hopefully fall in love with. Everything you eat doesn't need to be good for you, but making some small changes can have a huge impact on your life and overall health. Feasting Not Fasting focuses on incorporating better options into your diet, instead of taking foods away... cause who wants to give up ice cream? Not me.
My 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.
Most recipes on this site are relatively simple, from scratch, using non-processed ingredients. I don't follow any hard and fast rules and know that we're all busy so I try to find shortcuts anywhere it doesn't detract from the end result. Food is such an important part of life and feasting and having fun with it is what this blog is all about.
Why Feasting Not Fasting?
I've tried various diets over the years but none have really worked out in the long run. My diet adventures have varied quite a bit, but the majority included fasting and focusing on what I can’t eat. Screw that. Being an innate rebel, this didn't work for me. After years of dieting I wound up feeling unsatisfied, hungry, and sick of living by someone else's rules. These days, I have a more holistic approach and try to incorporate a bounty of nutritious foods into everyday life. I also rarely turn down dessert.
I'm 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. The more you exercise that self control muscle, the better yo be you'll be at balancing the two without feeling any guilt when you choose to indulge. I know it's easier said than done so whenever I have a tip to share or something new that's working for me, I'll share it with you too. I welcome you to do the same either in the comments section or just shoot me an email. I love hearing from you!
I am born and raised Alaskan, but moved down to
the lower 48 Oregon over 15 years ago. Now I live in the Portland, Oregon area with my pot farming husband, pug-mut Berney, and sweet baby girl, Stella Rose. I have an MBA and worked as an energy-efficiency consultant for over a decade and now split my time between running this website, raising my daughter, and other projects I take on from time to time. Although I absolutely love Portland... I love leaving it even more and 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, entertaining Stella with my weird antics, eating out, gardening (although my husband calls me "black thumb"), and feeding friends and family. I also love getting outside in the sunshine whenever we're actually blessed with it in the Pacific NW.
I'm so happy that you stopped by! Dive in, try a recipe and join me at the table.
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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