Hi, I’m Christine! And I’m so happy you found your way to Bite your Cravings.
This blog is my little corner of the internet that I created to explore my passion for cooking, fitness, and the intersection between them. I grew up in an all Italian family, which meant spending a lot of time in the kitchen surrounded by food. To me, food is a celebration between friends and family, a personal nostalgic memory, nourishment, and a way to give part of yourself.
I was taught to cook by my grandmothers & mom at an early age by just helping them out in the kitchen. When I started living on my own and cooking for myself, my curiosity flourished – as did my obsession for collecting cookbooks (22 and counting!).
I’m constantly learning and my ideas for recipes and what I want to share with you all are endless. I love learning about recipes, like where they came from, how they’ve evolved over time, and how so many variations of the same recipe came to be! I have always loved to create things from scratch, so cooking is a natural fit for me.
Some fun facts: I’m currently living with my husband in New Jersey, expecting our first child in a few months! I am from New York, but lived in Washington, DC for 12 years. I have my Master’s degree in Architecture. I studied abroad in Paris for 4 months and still dream about the pastries 10 years later. (Not exaggerating).
about my food
Bite your Cravings is focused on giving comfort food a makeover to be healthier & more approachable while maintaining flavor. My love for food over the years lead me to my personal weight loss journey, so what I’ve learned through my experience is what fuels me to transform food to be quick, realistic, easy, and healthier. (But I’m still compassionate about recipes that are a labor of love and are comforting because it was your grandma’s recipe).
I don’t like to eliminate anything from my cooking; I concentrate on holistic ingredients, macronutrients, portion control, and moderation. I don’t use ingredients that are expensive, hard to find, and then sit at the back of my pantry for years. Sometimes nothing will replace comfort food, but other times we can tweak it & substitute ingredients so we don’t feel guilty or unsatisfied. I believe that by embracing our cravings, we can find a long-term balance and never feel like we’re depriving ourselves of what we want.
Working on Bite your Cravings gives me so much happiness, especially when my recipes or experience helps others, so please feel free to reach out to me in the comments or on social media!