Even when I am crazy busy I find time to throw together dinner. I love to cook, and feel robbed if I don't get to. It's theraputic for me. It's my play time. Since I've been so pressed for time and exhausted lately I have lost some of my creativity and become a little monotomous in my meals, because it's so much easer to go straight to a 15 minute staple meal than come up with anything new! For example, yesterday I had only 20 minutes to do a weekly food prep, so I went for a good ol' fridge cleaning out vegetable soup with whole wheat soba noodles. It's delicious and fast, but a bit boring. I'm itching to have time to spend on making some great recipes. One great thing about going to a plant based diet is that there is such an exciting world of new dishes to try. It's like a personal challenge, and if you're doing the cooking the food is all so good for you (cause um...Fritos are vegan, but they ain't good for ya!). I've been revisting my awesome cookbook The Urban Vegan (I can't wait to have the time to try some baking-I'm a total Rachael Ray and not a big baker), and I've been enjoying looking at the 21 Day Vegan Kick Start site. It's full of inspiring recipes. Be sure to check the celebrity tips-they share recipes as well. Ginnifer Goodwin's Gramma's Bok Choy (& Chick'n) Salad sounds so delightful, easy to make, and a great way to dress up my bok choy! Take a look and let the mouth watering begin!