This book is dedicated to all the masters and teachers that gave me inspiration to cook. Moving to a vegan diet was a gigantic step for me. Coming from a tradition of eating meat for most of my life, then moving into yoga ashrams where I lived for almost 3 years, I had to turn vegetarian. Then from the influence of teachers, I moved into vegan diet at the yoga ashram. Once the yoga ashram shut down, I moved with a zen master who showed me zen diet. Only vegan, no onions and garlic, and 2 gallons of hot tea per day.