Fiona’s background is in nursing and having worked on an acute cardiac care unit, she developed an interest in cardiovascular health and general well-being. For as long as she can remember, Fiona has always enjoyed cooking. She learnt that sharing a meal cooked from scratch is a holdall for happiness. Fiona’s parents weren’t so happy with the mess in the kitchen afterwards, but the roast chicken was both edible and quite an achievement for a nine-year-old!
Fiona say’s ‘If something was mouldy or smelled funny, you binned it, or carefully sliced the mould away and ate that bit of cheddar, so a day off school maybe? If you stuck a knife in the toaster and got an electric shock, your mum would say, serves you right, and you NEVER did that again. You get the picture, right?‘
Many, many years ago, plus a few more years later, Fiona found herself single at the age of around forty-eight. The men she was dating had been freshly clicked from various dating sites; they were of a similar age to her. They often had problems with their nether regions, or in other words, couldn’t get it up, and were reliant on the stamina-producing love drug Viagra. Fiona goes on to say ‘As a matter of interest, many of my friends were experiencing the same failures with the men they were intimate with. All of us ladies felt compassionate I can assure you; it’s not pleasant for any man – of whatever generation – to experience this sort of failure. It can make them feel inadequate and depressed, and moreover, unable to sustain a relationship.‘
Fiona had an epiphany moment one weekend whilst reading a newspaper article on foods that can address Erectile Dysfunction, by aiding blood flow to the male genitalia, as well as boost fertility and sperm motility, liven up flagging libidos and much more. As she has been researching in tandem with her own bespoke recipes, she found that many of the combinations have the dual impact of lowering cholesterol levels, warding off diabetes, as well as promoting healthy heart function. And lastly, boosting serotonin, having a positive effect on mood and energy. This was the spring of 2016, and along with the cherry blossoms, an idea was blooming in her mind. The idea was to combine her passion for cooking with her compassion for men at large and she says, ‘To be honest with you, I do have a strong humanitarian interest. So, I figured just maybe, hopefully, little old me, could actually help other couples in the bedroom department. So, I took to conducting some research, just to ensure this inkling of mine might be legit, unique and altruistic. I scoured the libraries and scanned the shelves of many bookstores. I found a cornucopia of cookery books: foreign cuisine from every nation; student budget recipes; low-glycaemic-index cookbooks; low-fat recipes, GET fat recipes and many more. However, there was not a SINGLE recipe book even remotely addressing the problem of low libido or Erectile Dysfunction.’