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
A vegetarian meal with benefits for both male and female fertility; the walnuts may help improve sperm quality by reducing peroxidative damage and the beetroot is rich in nitrate that increases blood flow.
- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 1 hr 15 mins
- Yields: 2 servings
We like to serve these with seasonal fruit and a little warmed honey. Soaking the kefir overnight is a traditional method that breaks down phytic acid in grains that reduces the absorption of important minerals for fertility health.
- Prep: 10 hrs
- Cook: 15 mins