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Tiffany says ...
What inspires me to cook is my passionate for health and wellness. I believe in eating fresh, local and organic ingredients. I love cooking homemade meals and baking sweets from scratch. I like to put a fresh twist to the original recipe or coming up with new reipces but also making it as healthy as possible using the best and most fresh ingredients I can get my hands on. One of my favorite moment is when my family and friends taste and eat my food and end up with a smile on their faces. Sometimes they can't even tell if it's healthy!
11/04/2012 3:06:41 PM CST
Joanne Horenstein says ...
Far away flavors inspire me to cook; I tried going vegan decades ago & was miserable: 1) I was a lousy cook and 2) the variety of produce, spices & info was tiny compared w/ today. This time around, I'm making it & cooking a lot. And loving it! Also loved Kris's Crazy, Sexy Canser book! You go girl!
11/04/2012 3:48:48 PM CST
Joy Cottrill says ...
The sky's the limit when it comes to cooking. Most importantly, knowing what is in the food you are eating. We have choices! So long processed, salty foods, foods that create havoc to our immune systems. I have so many healthy foods that I love, I find when I combine them, for example, into a crock pot, the results are amazingly delicious! No recipe needed, just your own creation of favorite ingredients! A glass of wine, some fun music and I'm in the kitchen cookin up a storm!
11/04/2012 5:34:42 PM CST
Lisa Ruth says ...
Bringing a smile to someone else through food is the best feeling. Knowing that you are nourishing another human, especially your family is a great responsibility and honor.
11/04/2012 6:13:59 PM CST
Dr.Ssarah says ...
I am a physician and I am inspired by my patients. One of my favorite things is being able to share healthy living tips ith my patients and focus on WELLNESS instead of illness. They motivate me to become my healthiest self so that I can be motivation to others. I am sure that I will LOVE this book.
11/04/2012 6:49:09 PM CST
Heather says ...
I get inspiration from all of the wonderful food bloggers out there.
11/04/2012 6:52:18 PM CST
Sandra Pozzobon says ...
What inspires me to get cooking.....? Hmmmm..... An Attitude of Gratitude! That's the best way I can sum my LUV up. The Attitude of Gratitude for rich and deep coloured foods gets my heart pumping and excited for the nourishment and DeliCiouSity of food that gives me an extra ZING in my step, clear skin and just a RAD overall feeling of ABUNDANT health. After not being much of a cook for many years (I RESISTED cooking as I USED to think growing up that women who were in the kitchen were victims of a male-dominated society that put them in there!) I learned through Ms. Kris Carr and her documentary, that food is a huge source of GIRL POWER for so many reasons and in SO many wayzzzz. THANK YOU FOOD! Now THAT got me making love in the kitchen... errrrr I mean got me cooking.
11/04/2012 6:56:33 PM CST
Debbie says ...
Blood pressure concerns keep me going back to plant based food decisions! I do tend to gravitate towards the same foods/recipes, so this would be a big help!
11/04/2012 8:11:35 PM CST
Stephanie says ...
Recipes and seasonal ingredients inspire me to see if I can create wonderful meals for my husband, family, and friends. I find a soothing comfort while cooking in my kitchen. My happiness doubles when I see joy on people's faces when they eat food I prepared.
11/04/2012 9:15:46 PM CST
Lisa Schultz says ...
What a delicious recipe. Sounds like a great book.
11/05/2012 1:07:21 AM CST
frankie says ...
i was blessed to have heard kris speak at a seminar and have chad cook for us. tkris is a powerhouse of life and love and positivity. chad creates awesome healthy food where it seems impossible. i try to keep them both in mind as i creat healthier meals for my family.
11/05/2012 9:33:02 AM CST
Margie Kozich says ...
I'd like to start growing my own food / herbs. I've started with a basil and rosemary plant, which has prompted me to get excited about making receipes with these 2 herbs. I want it to continue to other plants!
11/05/2012 12:38:39 PM CST
Lisa Mas says ...
I have had a love affair with food and cooking since I was little. At 10 years old I began making meals for my family. It started with a chicken, bacon, avocado salad with a mustard vinaigrette that is still a family favorite today. I developed some very unhealthy habits with compulsive eating as my love of food grew though. When I began my own family I became inspired to live as healthy as we could. I started trying to incorporate as many super foods into our diet as possible and over a period of 6 years eventually moved to a mostly vegan diet myself. I just love the way whole foods taste and make me feel. In this fast paced, busy life I find I am having a harder time getting my husband and children to follow in that path because I can't find as many delicious, easy vegan recipes that excite them. I feel like I'm stuck on this vegan plateau and need some inspiration to take us all to the next level.
11/05/2012 1:08:00 PM CST
taryn says ...
i am continually trying to find new flavors that surprise and satisfy while still maintaining some good nutritional value.
11/05/2012 1:36:26 PM CST
Susan Geist says ...
Going vegan was the best decision I have ever made, and the more I can learn the easier it is to stay the course.
11/05/2012 1:46:07 PM CST
Kimberly says ...
Cooking is one of the few things that really gets me focused. I can be in the kitchen, with a friend, on my own, or accompanied by some tunes, and just meditatively prepare a meal. I love to see the end results of my work, and to know where each ingredient came from. I really believe that the better energy I have when I start a meal, the happier my meal will make me once it's nourishing the rest of me!
11/05/2012 2:13:45 PM CST
Jenn says ...
I have seen how genetics can play a role in heart disease and high cholesterol in my family who is generally healthy and very active. But I have also seen how remarkable a plant based, animal free diet can reverse/decrease the damage and the need for medicine. My mom has kicked her heart disease to the curb and I am so proud of her! She has inspired me to look into my own kitchen as I think about my future and my family's health.
11/05/2012 2:46:25 PM CST
Kelley H says ...
My kids and husband inspire me to cook and try new things in the kitchen. I try to introduce something new at east once a month.
11/05/2012 3:25:23 PM CST
Kathie Proulx says ...
I made a drastic change just over a year ago to completely remove animals from my diet. I had been feeling lethargic and bloated and had issues after getting my gallbladder removed. As a veterinarian I felt that removing animals from my diet was a very logical step. Since that change, along with a renewed passion for running, my whole body has changed and I have never felt better. Having said that, I was forced to change my cooking and explore a whole new world of all veggie options. This past year has been a fun experiment figuring out what things work together and finding new creations. I look forward to using your book for inspiration :)
11/05/2012 3:30:17 PM CST
stacey a says ...
Fresh, local food or a compelling picture inspire me to get in the kitchen and really treat myself & family!
11/05/2012 7:55:01 PM CST
karen pennington says ...
i read cookbooks like some people read the news paper--- enjoy seeing all the different ways there are to make that simple ingredients become something different and special i find new spices listed that i would never think to combine--- would like to win this one sounds very interesting!!!
11/05/2012 8:51:00 PM CST
Rhea Angle says ...
What inspires me is the aromas of fresh herbs, like basil and cilantro. That makes me want to create something new. I also draw inspiration from "found" plants in my environment. This year I harvested prickly pears and froze the juice. It makes awesome pancake syrup, and flavoring for lemonade and iced tea. I'm still trying new things with it. Next year I plan to harvest mesquite pods and have it ground into flour for baked goods. The desert is very generous with edible plants, pods and seeds.
11/05/2012 9:12:52 PM CST
sylvia Gamonet says ...
I would love to get that book, I hope it will teach that cooking is fun and healthy. Thanks, Sylvia
11/05/2012 9:39:02 PM CST
penni says ...
I find most of my cooking inspiration in my backyard garden. If I use whatever's growing and thriving there -- vegetables, herbs, even edible flowers -- in my cooking, I thrive, too!
11/05/2012 10:04:17 PM CST
Debbie Mathieu says ...
What inspires me to cook is to keep the man of the house delighted with lucious foods that are not only healthier, but very pleasing to the tastebuds, so that he wants to hug the cook even more!!!! :)
11/06/2012 8:25:16 AM CST

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