Karla De Leon’s bio is one of the sweetest things I’ve read. Hi, I’m Karla. I’m a pretty normal lady. . . I like to bake for fun and take pictures of things I make… Want a pie? I’ll probably make you one, just ask. She even bakes teeny pies in jars, you guys! They’re adorable.
On her blog, Foodologie, Karla not only conceives and shares great recipes, she writes about her friends, family and real-life experiences, like that time she went to Peru got really sunburned and tried eating guinea pig. Her blog is so popular because she makes you feel like you’re part of her world.
For the record, I want to be part of her tiny- pie-eating world, not the guinea-pig-nibbling part.
More with Karla about Foodologie -
Why did you start your food blog? I started blogging when I was in grad school as a way to have a hobby outside my studies. Cooking, writing and photography kept me sane after hours of reading and writing about urban development.
How would you describe your approach to eating/health? It’s all about balance. I’ve tried so many diets, but ultimately I found that having everything in moderation really works best for me. I’m happier and healthier when I don’t feel deprived.
Have you always had an interest in healthy food or did it come later in life? My interest in healthy food started when I was in high school. I lost 50 pounds and after I lost the weight, maintenance was always in the back of my mind. Because of that, I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to have foods that I enjoy while still staying healthy.