There’s a ton of food accounts on Instagram, but @chocolateforbasil is one of a kind! This food account stands out from the rest because it strikes a common ground for omnivores and vegetarians– it’s a place where steak lovers can learn to embrace veggie burgers and other such vegetarian delights .
@chocolateforbasil started out as a blog— a space where Jerrelle Guy, a Boston-based Gastronomy student, would “compile all my food thoughts,” but evidently it has grown to become than that. Guy started her Instagram account as a way to journal her food ideas visually, but it quickly caught fire. The account now boasts over 45k followers, and for all the right reasons. Never has a plant-based diet looked so appealing. From turmeric-coconut spiced lattes, to beet pastramis on homemade rye bread, Guy’s adventurous take on healthy, vegetarian dishes have all of us wanting to turn vegetarian!
My crockpot has been my savior these days. And clearly I'm still stuck in the last season 😇 Creamy Tomato soup with Harissa. Happy Spring to you all! 2, 28-ounce cans diced tomatoes 1 heaping TBSP of harissa paste ( I used les moulins mahjoub brand) 1, 12-ounce can of tomato paste 1-2 Tbsp sugar 1 tsp salt 1, 32-ounce container of veggie broth 3 tbsp olive oil 8 cloves of garlic, grated with a microplane 5-6 sprigs of fresh thyme 3-4 sprigs of fresh oregano Handful of fresh chopped basil Throw everything into a crockpot, and cook on low for up to 16 hours, and then ladle out the soup, discarding the herb stems, puree it, and stir in a little dollop of sour cream (dairy-free if you'd like) to cut the acid and spice. Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and more fresh chopped basil, and eat
Her beautiful images are just the icing on the cake. Crisp and warm, her aesthetic shows an authenticity that is often lacking on Instagram. Feast your eyes on the images below, and don’t forget to follow @chocolateforbasil for more delicious recipes.
A photo of extra ripe tomatoes I chunked and marinated in olive oil, salt, basil, and a little thyme until it all started to break down, then spooned over sliced and stovetop-toasted bread. MMmmmm one of my favorite recipes and one of the simplest ones too. We're just over here soaking in the last of the flavor while we still can. 😋#summersend #inspiredbytheitalians . . . #thefeedfeed #vegetarian #vibrantveggies #hautecuisine #f52grams #tomatoes #summer17 #veganthings #simplerecipes #easy #fotd