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Sharon Wong says ...
The visuals from reading food magazines, watching cooking shows or traveling and eating makes me want to cook (and eat!).
11/01/2012 5:47:17 PM CDT
Cory says ...
My love of food and desire to eat healthy and be fit inspire me to cook. I am constantly looking for new recipes to try which continue to fuel my desire to cook!
11/01/2012 5:49:25 PM CDT
Britt says ...
The thing that inspires me most to start cooking is knowing that the food I am preparing is cruelty-free, healthy, and of course- vegan!
11/01/2012 5:53:15 PM CDT
Barbara Franklin says ...
I'm having problems with digestion. Would love to be able to cook delicious and easy plant based meals. I need protein in my diet and I hope the cookbook will show me how!
11/01/2012 5:53:16 PM CDT
Anel Perez says ...
My interest in food began during my sophomore year in college. Being undecided in what I should major in, I took it upon my self to give a few different classes a chance to open my horizons. During that same time I began taking an interest in eating healthier, so I combined both interests and took a nutrition class. I fell in love! Between the science, biology, and numerous cooking classes , I had found my calling; I wanted to become a Registered Dietitian. I loved the idea of combining foods and experimenting with ingredients in order to produce healthy and nutrient dense dishes. Now, what inspires me is health and curiosity to mix up a healthy dish for my family. What gets me cooking is the joy of food and seeing the satisfied looks on whomever I prepare food for. But mostly, I get a bigger kick knowing its healthy!
11/01/2012 5:55:32 PM CDT
Heather Dunfey says ...
I'm inspired by my cravings...my new love is Portabello mushrooms. Making them steak like or Italian style. Delicious!
11/01/2012 5:57:48 PM CDT
Angela.rotondi@gmail.com says ...
I planted my first garden last year and love grabbing fresh ingredients and creating new dishes with them. From Italian descent so I make a lot of different sauces with fresh veggies and herbs.
11/01/2012 5:57:55 PM CDT
Liz Craciun says ...
I have an adopted daughter from Russia (now 22) , who is showing the signs of early malnutrition as well as 6 years of chronic fatigue syndrome. We switched to only organic food 6 months ago, and went vegan 3 months later. She is now feeling better, both physically and emotionally. From going out for a few hours just 2-3 days a month, she just had 9 good long days in a row - we are both so happy about the change. We are cooking really delicious meals and always looking for new recipes. We not stopping now!
11/01/2012 6:01:27 PM CDT
Jason Predick says ...
What inspires me, is doing something new and creative, and then finding out its outstanding!
11/01/2012 6:02:29 PM CDT
Laura bilanovic says ...
Walking around. Seeing ingredients and tasting them with my mind.
11/01/2012 6:12:52 PM CDT
Emily Grace says ...
I love that there is a type of cooking that inspires or soothes me no matter what my mood. When I want to comfort a friend, I bake my famous vegan chocolate chip cookies. When I am feeling lonely, I make carrot ginger soup. When I'm happy I bake cupcakes. When I'm introspective I make really elaborate dishes, focusing on each ingredient and relating it somehow to the thoughts I have on the back burner. When I'm angry, I bake bread. Preparing food has become a form of therapy for me, allowing for a release of energy and a moment of reflection before eating my creation to pause and remember to be gracious with myself. And then to honor my body with whatever delightful dish I've given myself over to.
11/01/2012 6:25:01 PM CDT
j.reasonover says ...
my grandchildren inspire me to not only cook but also to try new recipes on them because those vegans love to eat
11/01/2012 6:31:29 PM CDT
bonnie says ...
What? A sexy kitchen! Works for me, as I would rather whip up some recipes than whip....oh well that's another book..... Thanks for this beautiful recipes/pic. I will keep my oven mitts crossed hoping I win and can't start cooking some sexy amazing food and toss out the boring same old same old recipes....
11/01/2012 6:36:50 PM CDT
jeff200 says ...
My husband of 35 years, our health, and the desire to know exactly what we are eating and how it was prepared :)
11/01/2012 6:39:48 PM CDT
Charlie says ...
The ingredients! In the garden, at the market, wherever! whenever I see something my imagination goes into overdrive.
11/01/2012 7:00:07 PM CDT
Lou James says ...
My husband had melanoma and has been "clean" for about seven years. I have several of Kris' books and am trying to educate myself to provide a higher raw diet/juicing, etc... I believe 100% that what we eat makes a huge difference. I need to know how to get from point A to Point B~
11/01/2012 7:00:20 PM CDT
Paula Hurley says ...
As strict Vegans, my husband and I love to cook and know what we are eating is enhancing our life, so we are pleased to have this recipe and can't wait to read to book and find new "favorites" Thanks!
11/01/2012 7:01:47 PM CDT
Andrea Wolf says ...
How great to have a plant-based cookbook for inspiration. This is the way to go in the future. Better for us and better for the planet.
11/01/2012 7:03:54 PM CDT
shea says ...
usually boredom gets me cooking.
11/01/2012 7:04:26 PM CDT
Karen says ...
French Toast is a standard in our home on Sundays! Usually made with a bread from Whole Foods. Anxious to try this recipe! Thanks!
11/01/2012 7:11:16 PM CDT
Jen says ...
Cravings inspire me to cook!
11/01/2012 7:11:43 PM CDT
STEVEN DESTEFANO says ...
WHEN I SEE I PICTURE IN A MAGAZINE OF A RECIPE THAT LOOKS SO GOOD YOU CAN ALMOST TASTE IT AND WANT TO TRY IT FOR YOURSELF!
11/01/2012 7:14:53 PM CDT
Kerri says ...
I have always loved cooking, but I have been inspired to cook more vegan dishes lately because of the intense flavor that springs from vegan food. I can't believe how much more flavorful raw vegan lasagne is than the cheese and pasta variety, and I used to love cheese! But now I am having so much fun experimenting with vegan dishes and knowing that I am making a positive impact on my health and the environment in doing so!
11/01/2012 7:30:39 PM CDT
Lauren Anderson says ...
I feel in love with cooking during my early teens. I took some culinary classes in high school and thought I might go to Johnson and Wales University to pursue pastry arts. After much thought, I decided to go a different route in my career path, but continued to cook as much as possible. To this day it remains my favorite and cherished hobby! During my early days of cooking, sugar was my inspiration.. mastering cheesecakes, cookies, and any other sweet concoction was my goal.. but now my inspiration has taken a turn down the path to healthier alternatives and quality nutrition. I now focus on choosing local, seasonal foods, avoiding pesticides and GMO's, and experimenting every weekend on a new vegan meal. The more I dive into the vegetarian/vegan Lifestyle, the more intrigued and dedicated I become to learn more and try more, and my motivation and benefit is the energy, strength, and clean feeling my body experiences the longer I stay living out this diet.
11/01/2012 7:48:42 PM CDT
Clarice Burns says ...
During my cancer treatment, I was inspired by Kris's video, "My Crazy Sexy Cancer" which my son, a survivor, gave me. Now six years later, I am cancer free. What inspires me to cook is knowing the food I prepare is wholesome, the ingredients are fresh and exactly how everything is cooked. I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes and foods.
11/01/2012 7:51:44 PM CDT

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