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Natalie says ...
I'm inspired to cook because I see EVERY ingredient that goes in and I know it will both nourish the body and be delicious, both for myself and for loved ones I cook for. I also cook because it's a stress-reliever. There's nothing that winds me down from a hectic day like putting on my favorite music and making a new concoction in the kitchen!
11/01/2012 4:32:50 PM CDT
MMS says ...
I get inspired by interesting recipes with unusual ingredients. I never pass up the chance to cook for a large crowd. Just found a recipe for Thanksgiving Stuffing than includes chorizo sausage...can't wait
11/01/2012 4:33:57 PM CDT
Stacia R. says ...
What inspires me in the kitchen is while perusing all the delicious and seasonal offerings at my local farmer's markets, coming up with new and fresh ways to make meals for me and my fiance'. We are foodies, and can get really bored with the same old chicken and fish. So finding ways to incorporate fruits and vegetables into each meal not only gives us what our bodies need, but gives us that flavorful and exciting addition that our palates crave...now that is sexy! ;)
11/01/2012 4:33:59 PM CDT
Lynn M. says ...
Everything inspires me - I love food. The key for me is to keep it healthy and flavorful so that even if it's "good for me", I still feel joy and satisfaction in each bite. I think what inspires me most is the farmer's market. I bought the most gigantic pears that were so sweet and crunchy. I was so satsified.
11/01/2012 4:34:54 PM CDT
Madeleine Kagy says ...
I am inspired by great cookbooks and by magazines, I love to try new healthy dishes!
11/01/2012 4:36:12 PM CDT
Aaron says ...
When I get a whiff of a new smell that sets my taste buds off, it gets me think of what the dish could possibly be and how to create it at home. I'll go home and start whipping up something that is very similar to what I smelled earlier and see how close it comes.
11/01/2012 4:36:46 PM CDT
Pauline says ...
Reading your story about childhood asthma inspires me to eat clean. I love healthy food, but I love desserts a lot, too, and they don't always love me back.
11/01/2012 4:37:17 PM CDT
Sarah Robinson says ...
Preparing new delicious recipes for my friends and family is my inspiration for cooking and this wonderful cookbook will certainly help me inspire my non-vegetarian friends that they can have a satisfying meal without the harmful effects on the environment as well as our feathered or furry friends.
11/01/2012 4:41:39 PM CDT
Diane says ...
I would love to win a new cookbook especially one with healthy recipes.
11/01/2012 4:44:36 PM CDT
Sara says ...
I love the process of gathering the ingredients, working on putting them together and seeing the results all come together. And hopefully I'm able to share the meal/food with family and friends, putting smiles on their faces or fill their bellies in the process.
11/01/2012 4:45:40 PM CDT
leigh says ...
Seeing food prep as an art form gets me out of the studio & into the kitchen!
11/01/2012 4:48:12 PM CDT
Nicolette Thomas says ...
What inspires me and gets me cooking is my new found love of clean eating! 8 months ago I found a documentary online at www.meat.org which lead me to the movie Earthlings. After watching everything I took the 30-day meat free pledge. Well let's just say that 30-day meat free pledge has never ended! I haven't had a single bite of meat in 8 months and I couldn't be happier. Adopting a clean eating / whole foods lifestyle has taken my passion for cooking to another level. I Love that I have to think out of the box to re-create some of my meat/processed filled favorites on a veggie friendly diet. What makes me even happier, is when my husband enjoys what I cook. He is still a huge carnivore but I love that his consumption of meat has gone down and he is no longer eating processed foods thanks to my new cooking styles! I would LOVE to recieve a copy of the Crazy Sexy Kitchen to help me expand my knoweldge on veggie cooking and keep my passion thriving!
11/01/2012 4:49:21 PM CDT
Amy says ...
Trying to be the healthiest I can be inspires me to cook. Still relatively new to the world of cooking, I generally need a base recipe to follow, but am learning to make my own modifications. Your cookbook would help tremendously!
11/01/2012 4:56:38 PM CDT
Arlene says ...
I am addicted to looking up different recipes, suually via foodgawker.com. I also watch food network for the majority of my hours in front of the television. Both inspire me to get into the kitchen and try new recipes! Cooking is just an amazing field; there are an infinite number of recipes out there, all so different but so good. I also enjoy cooking most if I'm stressed or am creating something for someone else. It's a great stress reliever and it feels good to give to others in the form of homemade food!
11/01/2012 5:00:12 PM CDT
Jennifer says ...
When I see a plant based recipe that makes my mouth water just reading it...I have to make it, so I can really taste it!
11/01/2012 5:01:22 PM CDT
helenlam says ...
Cooking for others who appreciate the food is always a delight! Especially if they've helped harvest any part of the ingredients for the meal.
11/01/2012 5:01:29 PM CDT
Kimberly Chalco says ...
The lack of many ingredients and a rainy day get me inspired to create something fun and unique in the kitchen!
11/01/2012 5:06:20 PM CDT
Jill D. says ...
The change of seasons and the availability of new fruits and vegetables inspires me to get cooking. I love trying new seasonal dishes.
11/01/2012 5:08:40 PM CDT
mary says ...
What inspires me is seeing all those fresh vegetables at the farmers' market.
11/01/2012 5:12:45 PM CDT
Kris O says ...
I am definitely going to make this for a special breakfast; maybe Christmas morning. I am going to try with gluten free bread; I am sure it will be great!
11/01/2012 5:13:40 PM CDT
Orly Katz says ...
Looking forward to reading and following recipes from this book. My son has been a vegan for the last 17 years. It is so exciting to try new healthy recipes!!! I know he'll be happy!!
11/01/2012 5:15:00 PM CDT
Andrea says ...
With our 7th baby on the way, our family will grow to 9. We are vegan and I love to cook, get my kids involved, and make amazingly delicious and healthy foods from scratch. I'm inspired to prove that you can shop for groceries on a super tight budget and still eat organic, good-for-the-body, good-for-the-earth foods! I love trying new recipes and would love to try all those Crazy Sexy Kitchen recipes!
11/01/2012 5:23:21 PM CDT
Julia says ...
I must say, ever since making an effort to go organic whenever possible, I can't help but smile whenever foods with good "Qi" are layed on my cutting board.
11/01/2012 5:25:43 PM CDT
Meredith says ...
I love working with a variety of seasonal produce. I'm kind of a Zen cook -- whatever feels right that day, is what I make.
11/01/2012 5:29:27 PM CDT
Deborah Dunn says ...
I grew up on processed foods. We of course opted for the chips, soda, candy, cookies, etc. We NEVER ate fresh fruits, and vegetables. As a result, when I got married at 18, not only did I already have many ailments, from headaches to stomach problems, was overweight, and had trouble with pregnancy, but I thought good wholesome food, was nasty. Our first baby, I miscarried. My second pregnancy, I had diabetes, and really wanted to be healthy for my baby. Thus began my research into healthy foods. I began to learn about organic, whole, raw foods, when our 1st child was a few years old, and it really began to change my life. Then, my third pregnancy. I went right back to eating all that crap I grew up on, still not really knowing how horrible it is for your health, and wound up having diabetes so bad that it required diet, exercise, prescription drugs, and insulin shots. I have, since that pregnancy, struggled with obesity, and one ailment after another. Now, in the last few months, I have looked back into organic foods, but more than that, because I have developed gluten sensitivity. I've learned as much as I possibly could in the time I've had, about the foods we eat, where they come from, what they do to our bodies, what we should be eating instead, and I am on a quest for good health, for me, and my children! I would love some cookbooks to help in that venture, as I re-learn how to cook the foods we should be eating! Thanks for your consideration! :)
11/01/2012 5:39:50 PM CDT

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