Asparagus and Mushroom Risotto

by Emily Wood,



Asparagus season is a fleeting moment in the culinary calendar, yet it brings with it an abundance of flavour and freshness, asparagus offers many benefits, including its rich vitamin K content. There’s no shortage of ways to enjoy this seasonal delicacy in your kitchen which is why we encourage you to grab a bunch and create this wholesome asparagus and mushroom risotto.


Ingredients (serves 4)

1 bunch of fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces

1 cup Arborio rice

4 cups vegetable broth

1 cup sliced mushrooms (button, cremini, or your favourite variety)

1 small onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)



Prepare the Broth: In a saucepan, heat the vegetable broth over medium heat until simmering. Keep it warm on the stove.

Sauté the Vegetables: In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, sautéing until softened and fragrant. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook until they release their moisture and begin to brown.

Add the Rice: Stir in the Arborio rice, coating it with the oil and vegetables. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the rice is lightly toasted.

Simmer: Begin adding the warm vegetable broth to the skillet, one ladleful at a time, stirring frequently. Allow the rice to absorb the broth before adding more. Continue this process for about 20-25 minutes, or until the rice is creamy and cooked to your desired consistency.

Incorporate the Asparagus: During the last 5 minutes of cooking, add the chopped asparagus to the skillet, stirring to combine. Cook until the asparagus is tender yet still vibrant green.

Finish and Serve: Once the risotto is creamy and the vegetables are tender, remove the skillet from heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve the risotto hot, garnished with fresh chopped parsley.


by Emily Wood, , link

We are proud to be a B Corp, which means we’re a company that believes in using business as a force for good. 

As a B Corp, we have been certified for doing good things for the planet, our people and our community. But what does B Corp mean, and why are we talking about it now? Well, it’s B Corp Month, which we’ll explain a bit more about later, but first, more on B Corp. 


B Corp is a certification verified by B Lab that meets high standards on social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. 

B Lab, the non-profit that certifies and supports B-Corporations, conducted a rigorous evaluation of every part of the business and assessed Rebel Kitchen Cleanse’s impact on our employees, suppliers, community and the environment to make sure that we meet the high standards needed to qualify. 

So, it’s not just about the sustainable nature of our organic juice cleanses, it’s about everything we do as an organisation. 

We are proud to have been certified as a B Corp since the very beginning (well, the second cohort of businesses) all the way back in 2017. We wanted to stand proudly and be measured against these against these standards four our social and environmental performance. 

Since then, we have continued to recertify and strive for a better score each time. Today, there are more than 8,200 B Corps around the world, across 162 industries in 96 countries, covering 755,000 workers. When we first joined, there was around 2,000 organisations, which just goes to show the importance of B Corp awareness in helping other businesses be a power for good.


B Corp Month is a celebration of companies which have earned B Corporation certification and recognises our commitment to social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. 

During B Corp Month, B Corporations around the world engage in activities to raise awareness about the importance of using business as a force for good. 

B Corp Month helps to showcase the diversity and scale of companies that are leading the way in ethical business practices, from small independent businesses to large multinational corporations.

By highlighting the positive impact that B Corps aim to create in the world, B Corp Month encourages consumers, businesses and policymakers to support and engage with companies that are committed to this level of social and environmental responsibility.

So there you have it, B Corp in a sustainable nutshell, but if you’d like to know more about our other credentials (we’re also 1% for the Planet accredited!), give us a shout! 

In Conversation with Fleur Sladen, founder of Blooming Blends

by Clare Ward, , link

We've long used flower remedies; from helping manage school exam stress, to aiding a good nights sleep. So discovering Blooming Blends modern elixirs was a joy. 

We caught up with Fleur Sladen, founder of Blooming Blends, to talk about the growing interest in the healing power of plants, and her daily rituals for wellbeing.

What made you start Blooming Blends? 

I started Blooming Blends as I was working long hours working in a kitchen and I wanted to find a natural herbal product to help give me energy, strength, and balance for those moments when I needed it.  During my search for the ideal product, I discovered the incredible world of botanical tinctures.  I totally fell in love with this traditional way of taking herbs, feeling their immediate benefits and the ease in which you use them.  I found that tinctures in the UK were limited, there was little information, they were not very approachable and not readily available for everyone - you had to know what you were looking for.  I wanted to change this and show everyone how wonderful tinctures are and to take people back to the roots of how our ancestors maintained their wellbeing.  And so Blooming Blends was born.

What impact do you think herbal and flower remedies can have?

The more we learn about the benefits of herbal and flower remedies the better!  We have lost our way of natural healing. I think tinctures help reconnect us to the past and how we traditionally took plants and herbs to heal, uplift and balance ourselves.  Interestingly, tinctures are herbal teas but on a much, much more potent level.  Our modern minds don't question drinking chamomile tea, but if we are offered that in a tincture form we question it as ineffective and hocus pocus.  I am on a mission to change this point of view!

You're a veteran of the wellbeing industry having run a successful food delivery service. How do you think it's changed, and do you think there is a growing appreciation of more traditional approaches?

Definitely people are becoming more open to alternative remedies and are looking to the past at how our ancestors looked after their health.  A positive impact from covid is that people became more aware of their general wellbeing and with the rise of the internet people can easily find the information they need and there are many fantastic brands out there.

What makes Blooming Blends special?

We are special because we really love and believe in our tinctures and are passionate about spreading the word of how amazing herbs are.  Our tinctures are carefully crafted so that all the botanicals used in each blend work in synergy together to help support that moment of need.  Our extraction process of the botanicals themselves, is also unique.  We are able to make our tinctures alcohol-free, while still ensuring that the herbal benefits from each plant and herb is at its highest potency.   Our tinctures also taste delicious and are often referred to tasting like 'herbal honey'.

How do you balance the hectic pace of running a business and everyday life?

Often I get it very wrong as I'm terrible with time management, but I try to be outside as much as possible, either in my garden or walking my dogs to help clear my head and take me away from being in 'office-mode'.  I find it really important to step away from the world of emails, instagram and budget worries and think about family, life and food!

How do you look after yourself and maintain your wellbeing?

I enjoy being as active as possible.  My mother told me that you're at your best when you enter your're never going to look or feel as young or be as fit!  And I took this advice quite seriously!  I'm 47 now, so I have spent my forties trying to be as healthy as possible.  Food is really important and the quality of the produce.  I also have quite a rigorous skin care routine and obviously I'm obsessed with my tinctures but I also take other supplements such as curcumin for anti-inflammatory and a good probiotic.  I'm mad about Hello Day and The Herbtender products.  And lastly Reformer pilates.  It's a fabulous support for making all your limbs strong (really important that your legs are strong) and it tries to keep my pot belly under control!

We loved that Fleur's approach to maintaining her health seems really practical and achievable. We have also tried some of the tinctures and they have been really helpful. For more information on the range visit

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