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Amy B says ...
I love learning from others! I also read lots of healthy cooking blogs. Using new ingredients really inspires me. Going to my farmers market and getting in season vegetables is so fun! My friends and I also do recipe swaps sometimes. We all get together and bring our recipe boxes, sip wine, and share food we love! It's really fun.
10/30/2012 5:56:17 PM CDT
Crystal says ...
Traditions, Changing of the Seasons and Farmers Markets all inspire me and gets me cooking! :)
10/30/2012 6:33:21 PM CDT
Niki says ...
My daughter doesn't like to many foods so I take what she does like, then try to make variations of traditional recipes with what she likes.
10/30/2012 10:11:36 PM CDT
Rosalie Iapalucci says ...
The deliciousness of fresh fruits and vegetables is what gets me excited about cooking. Knowing that what has been provided for us in nature is not only what's right for our bodies but also the best tasting, gets me excited to try new things in the kitchen. You can't open a box and taste the flavors of Mother Earth. Eating real, unadulterated food requires some time and preparation. I love finding new and creative ways to prepare fresh and healthy meals for everyone to enjoy, making eating right, feel so wrong! Feeding others and myself nature's most tasty delights inspires me to get cooking!
10/31/2012 12:33:12 AM CDT
bitt says ...
what inspires me to get cooking are fresh local ingredients, and beautiful new cookbooks and blogs with fun recipe ideas.
10/31/2012 12:09:31 PM CDT
V says ...
Family and friends inspire me to get cooking and get creative! I love that in the end the healthy food I share puts a smile on people's faces!
10/31/2012 1:45:47 PM CDT
Emily says ...
I'm inspired by the fresh ingredients at the farmers market or special spices and seasonings that I find when traveling.
10/31/2012 2:02:26 PM CDT
Jarin Wadiwalla says ...
Cooking with ingredients that I've grown myself inspires me to cook!!! If I know that I have something yummy growing outside, I'll find a recipe where I can use it. :)
10/31/2012 2:05:34 PM CDT
Bryan says ...
The easy but honest answer is.... good food. Good food always gets me inspired to cook something great myself. I try to glean something from even the simplest food experiences to see how it might impact or affect my own kitchen. There are so many great ingredients, techniques and ideas out there, you always have something new to try and master.
10/31/2012 2:05:40 PM CDT
Cindy Shipe says ...
I am cleaning my body for the last six months and this book look amazing!!! I can't wait to watch the online classes
10/31/2012 2:08:48 PM CDT
LA says ...
Once the temperature drops, my mind immediately goes to cooking all those wonderful fall soups. Especially love those ones incorporating root vegetables!
10/31/2012 2:09:06 PM CDT
iBikeuBike says ...
I am inspired by my husband and children to cook beautiful, healthful, animal-free foods! We no longer indulge in the salt, oil and fat of out-to-eat options so creating indulgent and satisfying foods in our own kitchen has become a passion of our family! Food should be sexy, it should turn people on and I am grateful for fabulous books like this to share that passion! Looking so forward to reading your work! iBikeubike.com
10/31/2012 2:11:04 PM CDT
Jonathan Garcia says ...
I had a similar childhood experience as a young culinarian: I was the prep cook for my parents when I was younger, and am now the chef :). I'm inspired by everything I see: in magazines; television; restaurants; and even what my family does within our own kitchen. As to what gets me cooking...well I just love being in the kitchen from the second I mise en place to the end of clean-up itself. I just simply love cooking!
10/31/2012 2:11:48 PM CDT
arlene says ...
just walking into whole foods inspires me to cook, everything fresh, seasonal....a true inspiration!
10/31/2012 2:24:17 PM CDT
Haley S says ...
Shopping at Whole Foods and the wonderful recipe cards, displays, and samples! (:
10/31/2012 2:26:11 PM CDT
Nicole Mason says ...
My cooking is inspired by the smiles on the faces of my family when I cook for them. Actually, when I cook for anyone. Providing people with nutrition and satisfaction is incredibly rewarding. It is frustrating right now, with the damage from Hurricane Sandy, that I have to feed my family whatever we can find and I can't make sure that they are eating the best I can give them. When things are back to normal I can't wait to feed them some of these amazing recipes.
10/31/2012 2:27:16 PM CDT
Leanne says ...
I love taking classic comfort food recipes and making them meatless and even more delicious! - - mom's tomato sauce with eggplant balls; no-chicken soup; roasted poblano Mac n "cheese"!
10/31/2012 2:29:54 PM CDT
Patricia says ...
I grew up helping my grandmother in the kitchen daily. My parents moved us from Poland to Canada and the lifestyle just got really busy. Both of my parents worked and the only time we got to cook together was on the weekends. It wasn't till I was in my 20s and moved out on my own when I started to cook for myself. What inspires me? Any cookbook, any picture of food, any new food I try - I re-create in my own kitchen.
10/31/2012 2:32:11 PM CDT
Melissa says ...
The farmers market is always an inspiration to me! We recently moved to a different part of the country and it has been so fun to see what I can create with the weekly offerings!!
10/31/2012 2:32:11 PM CDT
margaret christine @notes from maggie's farm says ...
Food culture inspires me--the connections made between family and friends, as well as complete strangers, and their stories about food.
10/31/2012 2:39:42 PM CDT
margaret christine @notes from maggie's farm says ...
Food culture inspires me--the connections made between family and friends, as well as complete strangers, and their stories about food.
10/31/2012 2:39:42 PM CDT
Chandra says ...
I too have a love for dairy & sweets, and have noticed health complications amongst myself and my family when we eat processed foods. Over the years I have modified the way I cook and eat to a mostly vegitarian menu and 90% of my produce, eggs, and honey are bought from the local farmers in my area. Slowly, my boyfriend and other family members are becoming more interested in healthier foods after noticing how much better they feel from eating local, organic vegitarian meals. I would like to take my healthy eating to te next level and bring my family and friends along with me so we can all feel great and eat delicious food!
10/31/2012 2:53:30 PM CDT
brian britton says ...
Farm fresh produce inspires me. My grandma started teaching me to cook when i was four, and i remember every weekend we would drive to a farm or produce stand then rush home and make a huge meal, or spend the day canning/preserving everything we got. Now i do the same with my boys. Nothing tastes like farm fresh foods
10/31/2012 3:03:36 PM CDT
Fred Cuzner says ...
Friends coming over is my inspiration. There is nothing nicer than smiles from friends when they see the food they are about to enjoy. It's a wonderful response to a little effort.
10/31/2012 3:24:37 PM CDT
Vanessa Pratt says ...
Congratulations Chad. This book is great!
10/31/2012 3:27:23 PM CDT

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