Now is the time to experiment. If you find yourself with some extra time, why not try a new skill in the kitchen? Like, making pasta from scratch or finally brewing that perfect homemade Macchiato. If you only have pantry staples but have the right equipment, there are plenty of healthy, flavorful recipes you make using base ingredients like pasta, potatoes or grains like quinoa. Learning new recipes can give you a sense of accomplishment and many find cooking to be a meditative, de-stressing activity.