People often ask me where my love of food and beverage comes from. The reason is threefold:
- My mom’s side of the family is obsessed with food. As such, it’s something that I grew up with. It is through my family that I learned that food is a surefire way to get people together and make memories around the table.
- I was a server at several upscale restaurants from the ages of 15 to 24. Those experiences are where my interest in obscure ingredients and the technical aspects of cooking and baking grew even deeper.
- I follow many incredible food- and beverage-related accounts on Instagram. It is through these that I seek inspiration and learn something new almost every day. When I explain this reason to people, the next question is typically, “Which are some of your favorite accounts to follow?” After struggling to come up with some of my favorite accounts on the fly, I was inspired to create an organized and well-thought-out list.
I must say that compiling this list wasn’t easy. To narrow it down to just 10 of my favorite accounts was a challenge. While each of the accounts that I selected has its own flair, you’ll probably notice that I am drawn to fresh and local ingredients, stunning photography, vibrant colors, and creative twists on classics. What I ultimately love about all of these accounts is that they make it quite obvious that healthy food doesn’t have to be limiting or boring. In fact, the food and beverage featured in these accounts are anything but.
So, in no particular order…
Half Baked Harvest
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Strawberry Chamomile Paloma…welcome to spring!!! 🌷 this fun drink is made up of chamomile honey simple syrup, fresh spring strawberries, grapefruit juice and a good amount of tequila!!! So fun and perfect for spring. Plus you can easily make this a mocktail by omitting the tequila if that's more your thing. Get the recipe by clicking @halfbakedharvest in my profile. Cheers to spring!! 🍓🙃