Cooking can be really relaxing and fun, except for when I'm hungry. I don't agree at all with "Hunger is the best sauce.", it's the worst for me. I just can't take the time I'd need for a good meal when I'm hungry. If I'm really really hungry, I just can't wait until everything's done and end up eating half-raw stuff :D
But, I'm not that hungry often, so it's not really a problem.
I hardly ever use recipes. (Except for desserts.. although I can make some without recipes and any measuring tools except for my eyes and hands)
I use whatever feels right and tastes good.
I considered becoming a chef, but I guess vegetarian chefs aren't needed that much.