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Food Blogger Spotlight: Camila of Como Come Cami

The first thing you notice when you visit Como Come Cami is the text. Unless you’re lucky enough to be bilingual you might not understand at firstComo Come Cami but don’t panic, just scroll. Scroll down the page and you’ll find the Spanish text has been translated to English so you won’t miss a thing. Born in Argentina, Como Come Cami founder, Camila Jurado started traveling when she was 10 years old. She’s lived in Honduras and Buenos Aries but she graduated from a college in Savannah, Georgia. I’d love to know if her Spanish accent took on a southern twang.

Camila created her vegetarian-inspired blog to connect with other vegans and share the creative recipes she’s gathered from her travels. More about Camila and Como Come Cami:

Why did you start your food blog? I always liked cooking but became more passionate about healthy foods and ingredients once I became a vegetarian. I started this site with the idea of sharing healthy recipes and travel with a vegetarian approach. I love traveling, discovering new ingredients, buying vintage plates, reading cookbooks and taking photos.

How would you describe your approach to eating/healthy? My main approach is freshness, healthy, low in fat, organic produce and eating local. I believe that the more you know about your food and where it comes from, the more excited you become with cooking and a healthy lifestyle.

Have you always had an interest in healthy food or did it come later in life? It came later in life. I always enjoyed cooking, but it wasn’t until I became a vegetarian that my cravings became healthier. The blog also encouraged me, in a way, to think more about my meals and the products I would bring into my kitchen and to my followers. I also started searching for new recipes, buying cookbooks and trying new ingredients.

What is your favorite (or a few of your favorites) food/ingredient to use in the kitchen? I can’t live without quinoa, greek organic yogurt, paprika or ghee!

Has blogging changed the way you view food and cooking? If so, how? Blogging changed everything. It made me more conscious about what I eat and share. It made me think of different menus, dishes, ingredients to share and my approach to buying ingredients. Since the first day I’ve felt that i’m cooking with and for whoever wants to follow, and that is a great responsibility. I don’t take it lightly. I’m constantly searching and thinking of new dishes to make, and how to present them. Food styling became a lifestyle, and now I try to serve everything I make in pretty dishes that not only look good but taste great!

Favorite recipe to date? My beet burger with sweet potato fries!

Best Beet Burger 2

Three recipes you’d like to share with our readers:

Sesame quinoa Spring rolls

Vegetarian Nicoise Salad

Socca with Roasted Tomatoes

Camila is featured in our series of spotlights on healthy food bloggers. Be sure to check back next Sunday to meet another food blogger in our midst.

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September 1st, 2013

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