Not so long ago fennel was my biggest enemy until one day my good friend introduced me to this delicious combo. Crunchy soothing fennel, juicy orange and hearty chickpeas, make this not just a dazzling display of colours and textures, but also a nutritious and filling dish.
People don't talk much about recurrent UTIs, which can become so severe that they are life-limiting in many ways. To those who have never suffered it's often seen as just another 'hidden illness' and the true pain and misery are misunderstood. It is estimated that up to 92 million people will suffer a UTI globally every year, and in less developed countries these can be fatal.
With Autumn really starting to take hold, many of you might be starting to worry about struggling with recurrent infections, colds, fatigue or healing to 100% wellness. We are great believers that prevention is better than cure, and that is why we want to talk about zinc! Zinc is an essential mineral for your body, and one of the most purposeful minerals for this season! It is a powerful antioxidant, crucial to immunity, and helps fight infection and prevent colds. Find out more now...
Have you heard about nootropics? If you haven’t, you may have heard of some of the more well-known products in this relatively new ‘buzzword’ category of supplements! We’re excited to explore this innovation with you, to understand whether we can really benefit from some of the top 5 nootropic trends. So, let’s begin – enjoy the read!
This veggie and nutrient-packed recipe is super simple to make and amazing as a side or main dish for any occasion or regular weekday. Sticking to the basics, you can shuffle and replace all veg with whatever is in your fridge. It’s an easy way to use up leftover rice or cook in bulk for the week to come. In a blink of an eye, you made yourself a fresh, satisfying and rich in colour lunch or dinner.
Ah, Autumn, the season of change and renewal! September and October can feel like challenging months in many unexpected ways. However, as the weather adapts during this time of year, at Birch & Wilde we love to take lessons from nature, as we realign ourselves with what autumn can really bring for our wellbeing.
So, if you’re feeling the autumnal dread, read on to find out how best to help you re-balance and adjust so that you can enjoy autumn and feel much more at ease in yourself.
This savoury lentil dish with a vibrant beetroot puree served on creamy polenta is a lovely way to elevate a vegans’ standard ‘beans and rice’. It might take a bit longer than refrying your beans and cooking up some rice but is indeed worth the time and patience. When I first had this combo, I slurped up the entire giant plate of food because it was so freakishly delicious!
We know it can be a bit of a minefield trying to work out which supplements you need in your life, but have you heard of ZMA? So what's better than a supplement that offers a multitude of benefits all in one go?
ZMA is our latest obsession! It’s a beautiful combo of some of the most essential minerals - Zinc, Magnesium and Vitamin B6! In this blog, we cover exactly what ZMA is, why it is useful, how it can help us, and some of its top benefits
In this deliciously simple Carrot Cake recipe, Mia (A.K.A The Travelling Vegan) shares just how easy it is to create something as lovely and delicious as her beautiful Carrot Cake. It will become a household favourite, and has even converted Mia's strongly non-vegan gran!
Some of us love the idea of aging. The thought of stepping more into a beautiful wisdom and confidence can feel exciting and liberating. Who wants all the drama of youth, anyway?! And yet, on the flip side, for so many of us, it can seem really daunting to feel as if time is slipping away and taking its toll on how we look, our physical ability and our brain power. We can often flit between the two different thoughts in almost the same moment!
The summer weather can make even the cosiest among us want to head outside and make the most of it! And when it comes to food and nutrition, a BBQ is such a fantastic way to socialise, eat healthily AND make the most of long light evenings and warm weather! The word ‘vegan’ (and sometimes even ‘vegetarian’) can strike fear into many omnivorous BBQ chefs when it comes to sharing a BBQ with friends and family. However, it really doesn’t need to…
So many of us suffer from gut-related issues, and there are a variety of different labels for the problems we can often face with this. These can range from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), through to a range of less specific things like flatulence, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation and acid reflux. There are millions of sufferers across the globe and yet because of the somewhat ‘embarrassing-seeming’ nature they can, at times, be hard to talk about.