This is a deliciously nourishing and warming dish. In a recent study people consuming turmeric daily in food (rather taking a supplement) saw substantial beneficial changes in one gene associated with risks of depression and anxiety, asthma and eczema and cancer. Aubergines are known in Chinese Medicine for their impact on womb energy and are considered to be excellent bloody movers, making this the perfect dish for those wishing to focus on their fertility in the New Year.
- Yields: 2 Servings
Rather than having a rich soup base, the chicken broth stands out as the star in this meal. This is a comforting, warming and healthy bowl and is perfect as a lighter meal during the Christmas period.
- Yields: 2 Servings
Congee is a rice porridge and there are many ways of preparing it depending on the type of rice grains used, the cooking method and preferred consistency. Congee can be prepared by grinding the rice for a thin consistency but I prefer a thicker consistency. The rice used here is organic jasmine rice but you can use any other white rice (bear in mind that the cooking time may change). The trick is to cook the congee for long enough that the rice breaks down to your preferred consistency.
As it gets cooler it is important to reduce cold foods in our diets and eat more warming meals. It is a fallacy that raw food is more nutritious as it all comes down to how well the body is able to take in the nutrients. Food that is cooked is easier to digest and essential for those of us living in damp cold climates like Britain.
Delicious on it's own, accompanied by a warming soup or bulked out with your favourite grains, this is the ideal September salad. Tomatoes are one of the best sources of carotenoid lycopene which is known for improving sperm quality, making this recipe perfect for your partner too.
A light and delicious vegetarian meal that is perfect for the summer. Including full fat organic milk in your diet is very important for fertility, and burrata is an excellent source of this. This is accompanied with a fresh green pesto and broad beans, a source of protein and fibre.
- Yields: 2 servings, or 4 as a side with other dishes