I'm on day 9 of 10(my first MC). I am having very similar feelings! I want to cook more than I have wanted to in years, just for the pleasure of it. In the beginning I wanted pizza and crap, and now I am dreaming of healthy/gourmet things and I can't wait to eat again.
I want to cheat and call 2 days of Orange juice/broth FASTING.
But, im going to finish, because I know I am not hungry and the benefits are worth it.
I have to keep reminding myself that I have made it this far, and it would be a shame to not complete what I started. I have to remind myself of the detox stages and how the last few days are so important! I wish you success and I completely understand how you are feeling.
Oh yeah, my throat tickled and I was having coughing attacks too(day3-7). Also my voice seemed weak like I was going to lose my voice. I drank Throat Coat tea (yogi?) once which helped, but just gave in to letting it run its course because it was not too bad.
good luck to you!