For me cooking is an art form and I find it highly therapeutic. It nourishes the body, yes; but it also nourishes the mind and soul. Cooking not only taps into your creativity, it helps with executive functioning and your sensory functioning better than anything I have ever encountered. Here is a video of my latest creation, Turkey and Veggie Red Thai Curry:
Why is cooking so great for executive functioning? Cooking helps with the following: making choices and task initiation, planning and prioritizing, following directions, working memory, organization, and flexibility. These are key areas that can be challenging for people with Asperger's and Autism, ADD, and ADHD. Maybe try cooking to practice using executive functioning skills?
Nissa Jackman LMFT, ATR