Gina Homolka is a Latina blogger who gives classic dishes like the carne guisada pictured here, a "skinny," healthy makeover using lighter ingredients and streamlined cooking methods.

Gina Homolka is a Latina blogger who gives classic dishes like the carne guisada pictured here, a “skinny,” healthy makeover using lighter ingredients and streamlined cooking methods. (Photo/Courtesy Gina Homolka)

Food blogs we love: Skinny Taste

Who’s blogging: I’m Gina Homolka, author, photographer and recipe developer of Skinnytaste.com which features delicious, healthy, low fat, family-friendly recipes using clean ingredients.

Explain your blog name: Skinnytaste basically started as a play on words. I wanted to let people know that skinny food can be tasty too!

Blogging since: 2008

Blogging from: I blog from home in Oceanside, New York.

Latina food blogger Gina Homolka.

Latina food blogger Gina Homolka.

 Most popular post: Believe it or not, my most popular post is a recipe for healthy baked chicken nuggets!

What you’ve learned about food while blogging: I am constantly learning, but through this process I’ve learned how to make anything and everything lighter and healthier without sacrificing taste simply by using the best, freshest ingredients with lots of fresh herbs and spices.

Where do you get inspirations for your posts? Everywhere! I find lots of inspiration during trips to restaurants, farmer’s market and from magazines. I’m also inspired by the e-mails I receive from people with requests to give their favorite meals healthy makeovers.

What you’ve learned from blogging: I’ve learned how to style photos, and have learned a lot about light and photography and how to make food look appealing in photos. Along the way, I’ve also learned how to write. My early posts were short and to the point, but as time passed I tried to anticipate any question that might arise, and I started sharing more personal stories.

Where else can we find you online?  I’m on Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Vine.

What are your favorite food blogs? I love Aunt Clara’s Kitchen and Laylita’s Recipes, just to name a few.

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