There is something incredibly romantic about cooking with your partner.
When you’re cooking, you’re creating something together. This experience allows you to connect with your partner on an intimate level. It shows how creative the both of you are; it tests your communication skills, delegation skills, resourcefulness, sense of humour and so much more! Also, discovering who is the chef and who is the sous chef can be fun. Of course, to spice it up a bit your roles can change;-)
Sharing your love by cooking together not only provides you with delicious results but can also strengthen your relationship. Sometimes, especially if cooking is something new to the both of you, your dinner might turn into a bit of a cooking disaster. And if it does, so what? Just laugh it off. Even though it sounds like a cliché- the result really doesn’t matter! It’s all about joint efforts and spending time together. If one of you starts to blame the other and the whole experience ends up in tears, then maybe it’s a sign that you are not a good team. Cooking should be a fun and relaxed endeavour but for this to happen you need to have a certain degree of compatibility and chemistry.
Now turn OFF your mobile phone, computer, TV and any other distractions. Put ON some background music (you can’t go wrong with some classic jazz music ;-), light some candles, open a bottle of wine, engage in conversation and start cooking. Ultimately the message from this article for you is to tighten the bond with your other half by ditching your fine dining experience and cooking something together at home.
If you don't know how to cook or have never cooked together, try this simple fired-rice recipe or any other recipes from my website. And trust me, culinary skills are very very sexy! Women adore men who cook and vice versa.
Cauliflower Fried Rice
- 1 head of cauliflower, roughly chopped into florets
- 6 slices of bacon, diced
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 5 garlic cloves, crushed
- 200g shiitake mushrooms, sliced
- 3 tbsp fresh ginger, finely grated
- 1 small chilli, finely chopped
- 200g pak choy, shredded
- 2 tbsp tamari or coconut aminos
- 50g bean sprouts
- 4 spring onions, finely chopped
- 3 tbsp of chopped coriander leaves
- 3 tbsp of chopped flat-leafy parsley leaves
- 4 eggs
- 3 tbsp. coconut oil or ghee
- sea salt and black pepper
- 2 tbs fish sauce
- lime wedges and roasted nuts to serve
- To make the cauliflower rice, pulse the cauliflower florets in a food processor until it resembles rice-sized crumbles. This takes about 30 seconds.
- Fry the bacon until crispy. Remove and set aside.
- Heat the oil in the same pan, add the onion and garlic and cook until softened. Add mushrooms, pak choy and ginger and cook for another few minutes. Add the cauliflower, bacon, tamari or coconut amions, sprouts, spring onion, all the herbs, season with salt and pepper and cook for further 2 minutes. Remove from the pan and keep warm.
- In a different pan, heat 1 tbs of the oil and crack one egg into the centre, shake the pan gently to prevent egg from sticking. Fry for 1-2 minutes and repeat with the remaining eggs.
- Serve the cauliflower rice with some roasted nuts, coriander leaves, a splash of fish sauce and a squeeze of lime. Top with the fried eggs.
VUALA your first quick and romantic dinner is ready! You might want to make Thai papaya salad to go with it!
Cooking, going for picnic and having a simple walk in the evening are my favourite dates, what’re yours? Share your ideas on my Wellness Blog in the comment section.
I wish you all happy dating and cooking!
Your Certified Primal Health Coach
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