When I'm stressed or depressed, one of my favorite ways to deal with it is to cook. It's also a chance to experiment. Cooking is very zen for me. I'm totally present, and forget everything else. There's also a kind of dance to it - moving around the kitchen to the time of the dishes as I prepare them.
carrots sauteed in brandy and honey mustard
salmon poached in white wine with sweet sauteed onions and tarragon, finished with a splash of cream and chambord
to drink: kir (the white wine with a touch of chambord)
The carrots were OK, but the salmon is amazing.
(massage, cooking - why am I single?)