Im sayin, preparing food is a good time where all of your attention is calmly occupied like, so good thoughts and realizations and suppressed realizations pop to the surface.
Word- I'd say 1/5 of my good thinking/ideas/inspirations occur while chopping vegetables, standing and stirring something, or doing dishes.
Pooping, walking around outside, and laying awake just before sleep are basically the only other times I've ever had thoughts that altered courses and shit.
I dont know when you folks have those kindsa moments, but for me its just before sleeping, and while pooping, besides preparing food/doing dishes, and also sometimes spontaneously outside.
"Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."
Jack london, "Before Adam"