When I cook, I need there to be a purpose behind it other than "I need to eat something." At the grocery store, I ask myself: What am I creating today, and why? Sometimes, it's for the pure fun of it. I so enjoy watching my bag of groceries transform into whatever vegan dish is on the menu for the evening. Other times, I need something fast. Maybe something fresh. Something cleansing. Something healing. Or like right now, when I feel the need to cook something beautiful. I’m thinking, color.
Step 1: Look in fridge. What looks fun and colorful? I found a zucchini, some carrots, romaine salad. There is quinoa in the cupboard. Let’s make a ourselves quinoa tower (yes, I just made that up. This is how great recipes are made!).
Step 2: Start cooking. Zucchini is nice and green. Slice and put in pan. Like this: