It's an entire mindset though, PJ... the basic tenets of our existence are things we should take pleasure in. We have to work to eat. You derive satisfaction from completing your work. We have to commute. You should derive satisfaction from that commute - the enormous amount of positive energy on this forum from people who ride to work and love it is really quite incredible when you consider the dangers and risks of cycle commuting (even if its just rain or sweat). You should derive pleasure from preparing a meal too! The permanent fixture of cooking programs on air for decades shows that there are a number of us who enjoy the process of preparing the food.
Our culture has peddled a myth that the mundane tasks we must accomplish are not as intrinsically rewarding as buying an IPhone or dare I say it a Colnago with Super Record, or taking a holiday to Hawaii... we work like dogs to pay for things that won't satisfy, and food consumption is just part of that picture. Don't waste your time making your food, you could be unlocking inner peace! The truth is that humanity gets inner peace from making their food and doing things they need to do, not by short cuts to allow more time for the yoga lesson.