Cooking in general relaxes me... specially if there is moderate prep work involved. I like cooking things like Broccoli Cheese soup, lasagna, goulash, things that have several ingredients.
Things that require chopping, grating, searing, and minced.
A cup of this, a tsp of that, a pinch of spice... garnish with ?
Oh, I don't have that ingredient!!! What can I substitue with???????
Anything that can potentially become a "MASTERPIECE" and give me some sort of gratitude for my effort.
Yes, I find that all very relaxing!!!!