Eating for Fertility
Due to a bad reaction to meat when I was young, I ate mostly vegetarian from childhood. I developed a taste for fresh seasonal vegetables from my family’s organic vegetable garden.
After waitressing for eight years to pay for my education I also developed a taste for restaurant food. Because I couldn’t afford to eat out every night to enjoy the exotic meals and flavours I had became accustomed to, I used to harass the chefs for their recipes and tips. Little by little I gradually became a cook-from-scratch kind of girl through trial and error.
When I have a home with decent outdoor space I try to grow my own herbs and veg with varying amounts of success. I supplement these with a weekly organic fruit and vegetable box from Abel and Cole which costs less than I expected – and tastes much better than supermarket produce.
I love the challenge of eating seasonally and creating new dishes from the foods I have available! In the interests of maximising fertility at my age I:
- attempt to use as many nutrient-rich and fertility-boosting foods as I can,
- limit meat and dairy and
- eat about 50% raw when possible
Regarding my recipes
I am forever reading recipes in magazines and blogs but tend to use them as inspiration – as a starting point for my creation – rather than instructions. I freely substitute methods, amounts and ingredients depending on what is on hand. I’m not much of one for measuring ingredients unless I’m baking. So take the recipes as guidelines to figure out your own proportions according to your tastes and what you have on hand.