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A 2016 survey found that 87% of couples see cooking as an important way to strengthen their relationship. This is largely because cooking requires a lot of communication, which is the key to any healthy, and hot, relationship. It’s also not a bad way to heat up the romance in your kitchen.

If either of you is going through a career change or facing a family emergency, you may be feeling stressed out. A lack of communication at this time can put a strain on your relationship. This is when you should support your partner.

This is especially true when it comes to romance. Spending time in the kitchen cooking up a new recipe can help you and your partner connect in a way that will ease whatever else is going on in your lives. 

Cook a Romantic Meal Anywhere

Even the smallest studio apartment can accommodate a romantic night in the kitchen. However, you must have the right kitchen supplies. You’ll also need a cool fridge to keep your groceries fresh without taking up your whole home. You can whip up a delicious dinner that will have the two of you getting back into the kitchen more often. 

Heat Up The Romance in Your Kitchen woman cutting green leafy herb
Spend more time together by inviting your loved one into the kitchen. Photo by Alyson McPhee

With your conflicting schedules, you may need to plan ahead of time. Arrange your kitchen so you can make a romantic meal with the person you love the most without elbowing each other. You want to heat up the romance in your kitchen, not start a wrestling match. 

If you have a limited budget, cook a big soup or casserole you can portion into meals for the rest of the week. Even if your partner is vegan, something quick and easy like pasta makes a filling lunch or dinner. Just so you know, you don’t have to be vegan, to try vegan recipes.

Watch this Fly Vegan video for an idea for a pasta meal. Add real meat if you must or eat it meatless, but the recipe is yummy.  Add a special twist to create a special meal you call your secret recipe.    

Collaborate With Your Partner

You will collaborate with your partner on some of the most difficult things in life. Learning how to accomplish a task together can help you tackle bigger hurdles in life. The kitchen is the perfect place to start a meaningful conversation since it is often the heart of the home.

With this in mind, you should take the time out to romance in your kitchen. It doesn’t have to be like a “drunken love” scene but decide on a recipe that will make you fall in love. Divide the tasks you’re best at and make both of you happy.

Create Fun Together

If you are in a serious relationship, a lot of your time together might be focused on bills, groceries, shared calendars, and other tedious tasks. Instead of using your “me” time partaking in happy hour with your friends to decompress, use the time to find a little romance in your kitchen. You both have to eat dinner anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process.

Heat Up The Romance in Your Kitchen
Photo Maarten van den Heuvel

Challenge Each Other

Cooking can heat up the romance in your kitchen and also help you communicate better. The results are that you’ll have more fun together. Make it interesting and challenge each other to see who’s the better cook.  Doing it at home means you’re in a safe and creative environment.

The kitchen can be a great space to learn about each other and to grow as a couple. Go shopping together, chop vegetables together and peak into the oven together to see if your meal is ready. You will bond in a whole new way when you find romance in your kitchen.

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