Hi there! I’m Natalie, and I am so happy you are here in my little corner of the internet.
I am the writer, photographer, and imagination behind Feasting on Fruit. In other words, I have LOTS of edible ideas – more than I ever have time to make – and I love to share them. Since I can’t pass you a cupcake through the internet (yet), being able to give you an easy, tasty, slightly unconventional recipe is the next best thing. As good as it feels to finally nail a brownie recipe after four tries, nothing makes me happier than seeing one of my recipes recreated in YOUR kitchen. And that’s why I do what I do.
I created this blog out of a love for baking, but over time I have developed an even deeper love for the photography (and now videography!) that comes with it. I really enjoy the challenge and artistic side of it, and food is a wonderfully imperfect subject matter.
A few things I love outside the blog: Glowy summer sunset skies. The forever-a-child feel of tire swinging. Outdoor adventures that involve getting at least a little lost. And my cute but crazy fur ball of an Aussie shepherd, Nolan.
To get to know me better, you can find all my personal posts here.
Food. I was a vegan for many years, and even tried raw veganism for a while. I still love vibrant fresh foods and creating plant based recipes, but I personally no longer follow a vegan diet. For me veganism became too restrictive and isolating, and both my mental and physical health are much more balanced without that label. After moving away from the vegan diet I explored a paleo-ish diet for about a year, but now I focus on just eating the foods that feel good and make me happy (hello ice cream!) More on my current relationship with food here.
The blog. I created this space in college after making the tough decision to not bring my horse and hobby of 9 years with me to school. I found myself with a lot of free time and creative energy, and the internet is always happy to help in the too much free time department. Baking has been a part of my life since as long as I can remember, so I took what I learned from my mom and combined it with a lot of my own experimentation and fails (and hideous newbie photography) to develop my own recipe style. My style has changed a lot since then, and hopefully will continue to evolve as I do.
The recipes. The recipes I share are typically sweet treats with a healthier side…or sometimes just straight up decadent. Every recipe on the blog is vegan at this point. I like to experiment with gluten-free and more recently grain-free baking too. Cooking is not my forte, but there are a few savory recipes sprinkled in from time to time.
I try to use some form of fruit in every recipe, and I usually succeed. So there are lots of fruit-sweetened recipes to try, and even this favorite little nothing-but-fruit number. Me and my sweet tooth are always seeking new ways to blur the line between dessert and healthy snack. And maybe even breakfast (you’ve eaten pie for breakfast before too, right?)
Thanks for visiting and happy baking ♡