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Jessica says ...
I am a newlywed who has not eaten meat in over 18 years. I had my first organic garden in years this summer and signed up for a CSA this summer. I have enjoyed the challenge of making healthy vegetarian meals from scratch with local produce that both myself and my non vegetarian husband enjoy. The more I learn the happier I am about being a vegetarian and am becoming increasingly interested in introducing a vegan diet in our home. I love the fact I can be a vegetarian AND be a foodie :)
11/03/2012 6:24:35 PM CDT
Virginia says ...
I'm now a senior and have been a vegetarian for about 5 years and vegan for almost 2 years. It's amazing all the different, delicious recipes that are available and that I can invent using what's on hand. I volunteer at an elementary school, and the teachers are always telling me how wonderful my food smells as I reheat it. I am constantly learning new ways to cook healthy food. Just new to me is coconut oil; it's declicious added to almost everything!
11/03/2012 6:46:05 PM CDT
Janet Barrett says ...
My inspiration for cooking is having other people to cook for. The challenge of making something you would ordinarily not go to the effort of preparing, paging through recipes after recipes in cookbooks, magazines, and web pages. Just for fun.
11/03/2012 6:46:37 PM CDT
Anna says ...
I'm always inspired by the change of seasons. Now that the weather is getting cooler, I want to be in the kitchen cooking up soups, stews, and casseroles all the time!
11/03/2012 7:02:39 PM CDT
Carolsue says ...
Going out to dinner somewhere and having something really good to eat inspires me to go home and try to replicate it! Sometimes I'm successful, sometimes not. But it's fun trying.
11/03/2012 7:09:14 PM CDT
Teresa McKinney says ...
I would love to have this cookbook!!!
11/03/2012 7:26:06 PM CDT
Tiffany says ...
In the kitchen we are inspired by what'sseasonally ripe in the garden. Purple cauliflower ready to pick? We better figure out how to cook this! Cauliflower pizza it is! With fresh mozzarella and fresh basil cubes preserved earlier in the summer!
11/03/2012 8:58:08 PM CDT
Colleen says ...
My doctor recently suggested I change to a plant-based diet to improve my overall health. A great cookbook like this is just what the doctor ordered to get me started eating the right way! Thanks!
11/03/2012 10:15:59 PM CDT
Suzanne Miley says ...
I cooked for my family when I was married and my kids lived at home. Now that I'm on my own and tend toward vegetarian/vegan cuisine when left to my own devices, I seem to have lost interest in cooking. It's easier to just go to Whole Foods or one of my favorite vegetarian/vegan restaurants to feed myself. But, with a title like "Crazy Sexy Kitchen", how can I resist playing in the kitchen again!
11/03/2012 10:17:11 PM CDT
Jessica B. says ...
The past 3 years I have done a 20 week CSA farmshare. The fresh vegetables I receive each week inspire me to cook healthy meals and try new recipes.
11/03/2012 10:18:12 PM CDT
Colleen says ...
My doctor recently suggested I change to a plant-based diet to improve my overall health. A great cookbook like this is just what the doctor ordered to get me started eating the right way! Thanks!
11/03/2012 10:19:11 PM CDT
Heather Claussen says ...
I love to cook but i LOVE to cook for other people. And since I've become vegan, i love to offer friends and family a free meal and wow them when vegan is better than what they are used to eating.
11/03/2012 11:47:45 PM CDT
Katherine Corden says ...
For me, cooking is when I get to step aside from my science studies (I'm a physical therapy student) and let out my creativity. It is a rest for my mind and my soul. There is nothing I enjoy more than creating a new and fun meal and enjoying it with family and friends.
11/04/2012 12:05:44 AM CDT
Lynn says ...
New, interesting and unique food finds inspire me and get me cooking! It's so fun when the clerk at the register, the bagger at the end of the checkstand, or the customer waiting in line eews & ahhs at my new mystery finds.
11/04/2012 12:59:59 AM CDT
Morgan Rolon says ...
My inspiration to cook whole, delicious food comes from the calm, relaxed feeling it gives me after a long day at work; just being in the kitchen helps me unwind and feel my very best. It is comforting to know I am putting real food into my body and I feel invigorated by the meals I am able to whip up,which is a complete change from how I used to feel before I changed my diet. Through college and travel, I have since been inspired to grow and cook real food and am continuing on the path to becoming a better cook and gardener as I go!
11/04/2012 1:32:59 AM CDT
Maja Lukic says ...
I'm inspired whenever I wander around Greenmarket at Union Square - there are so many delicious veggies I have yet to try. Cooking plant-centric, clean meals is a constant learning process for me. I think that's what I love about it.
11/04/2012 5:13:44 AM CST
Megan says ...
I have been introducing more and more plant-based recipes into my diet, and it definitely becomes a new way of life. I joined this community supported agriculture group that I pick up local organic produce each week. It has been a real joy and challenge getting to incorporate those vegetables into my meals. I can definitely feel a difference after changing my diet-- I have lost weight, my face has gotten more clear/bright, and I feel more energized. I wouldn't call myself a health-nut and I still eat meat (mostly chicken/fish, minimal red meat), but I definitely could see myself going in the vegetarian direction completely. This book sounds right up my alley!
11/04/2012 5:38:15 AM CST
Terri Fulp says ...
I have been a vegetarian for 20 years. Your book would help me reach my goals of becoming a Veganist. Not to mention your recipes looks divine.
11/04/2012 7:47:47 AM CST
Anna Hawkes says ...
I have been vegetarian for years and now my whole family is on board! We have many food allergies in our family and I have been enjoying new recipes that ensure everyone has a delicious and healthy meal. Kris's positive engery is wonderful and I love her books and recipes. Her new cookbook would get a lot of use in our home!
11/04/2012 9:10:54 AM CST
leslie richman says ...
I am inspired by the knowledge that I can affect my mood, health, and general well-being just by cooking healthy meals at home. Love it!
11/04/2012 9:11:27 AM CST
Christine says ...
What gets me inspired to cook is when I find a recipe tha t is delicious looking, easy and is 100% vegan. My husband was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer with mestastasis to his liver at 41 and, like you, he has made the connection between health and diet. He has done his absolute best to eliminate all animal products and sugar from his diet. Since July, he has gone from having inoperable cancer to the possibility of actually having surgery this December after 4 months of chemotherapy and a strict diet. We wholeheartedly believe diet is responsible for the amazing results we've had so far. I'd cook every recipe in the book!
11/04/2012 9:39:39 AM CST
Ashlei Christian says ...
What inspires me is my love of fresh, whole foods that make me healthy and give me energy by feeding my body right.
11/04/2012 10:06:27 AM CST
Marla Zickefoose says ...
Cooking is an expression of love and I want to make sure my family eats healthy. The only way I can ensure that is to prepare their meals! I love to see smiles on their face after eating something delicious I've made!
11/04/2012 10:59:59 AM CST
Chelsey says ...
My love for animals and my love for food no longer cause a conflict in my life. Being vegan is inspiration enough to experiment with so many types of plant based foods! Just knowing that I can live life without harming any other living being is an amazing feeling!
11/04/2012 11:35:00 AM CST
Jei says ...
I am inspired to cook to support the health of my family and myself by infusing my food with love
11/04/2012 3:00:24 PM CST

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