Cooking Up Vegetarian Comfort with Jerrelle Guy
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You might not guess it from the plant-based meals on @chocolateforbasil, but Jerrelle Guy, 26, is an omnivore. When she met her partner, who is a vegetarian for health reasons, she started cooking meatless meals that satisfied comfort-food cravings. “I’m fascinated by the emotional side of food,” says Jerrelle, who decided to study gastronomy — food through the lens of culture, history and anthropology. “Making somebody want to eat something is powerful. How can I do something positive with that?” For the Boston-based blogger, the answer is simple: help people eat healthier. “In my family, if meat isn’t on the plate, it’s not a meal. It’s a fun challenge to make vegetarian food really appealing, so that they want to dive right in. I’m not asking anybody to be a vegan. But I want people to look at this healthy food porn and drool over it. Think, ‘Wow, maybe I could eat that.’”