If you thought aloe vera was just for treating sunburns, then you might be wondering why you’re seeing edible gels and juices made
Walking into any gym and I can pretty much guarantee what you’ll see: a room full of women on cardio equipment, and a bunch of men in the weight training area. Can anyone relate? Ladies, whether this is because you’re afraid of “bulking up”, you think that cardio will help make you look “toned”, or […]
Rum will always have a special place in my heart. It was, after all, the first alcohol I ever tasted (I was 21…I swear). Many years
Time to relax and enjoy some vacation time, but this doesn’t mean taking a vacation from your healthy lifestyle. Eating well on vacation doesn’t have to break the bank. Try these money saving
Barbecue season is in full swing. Here are some of the key things you should be doing or not doing to make the most of this wonderful time of year.
Picnics are a delightful part of summer and should be enjoyed at high frequency, preferably with a large amount of friends, food and fun. Everyone seems to have that one friend who knows how to make picnics awesome. If that’s
Crispy sautéed kale. Crunchy, peppery arugula. Tangy, smooth avocado cream drizzled on top. It’s not hard to see why this Luvo hack has become a signature dish around our house. Tons of fiber and tons of flavor are always good in my books. Make yourself a hearty bowl of this and see for yourself why […]
If anyone knows who started the canned cocktail trend, please pass along their name and address so I can send them flowers, chocolates, and all of my love and gratitude for changing the summer lounging game for the better.
Here in Vancouver, we have a beloved trail known as The Grouse Grind. Locals call it nature’s Stairmaster. It’s a steep, hike up the side of Grouse Mountain that takes the average person between one and two hours to complete, and the payoff is incredible. Not only is it a great workout, but it also […]
Mmmmm mustard! One of life’s greatest condiments. Who knew such incredible flavor could be attributed to a tiny, unassuming seed? The mighty mustard seed can be served whole, ground, cracked, or pulverized and mixed with other flavouring agents like vinegar, honey and lemon juice to produce a
Admit it, you’ve got at least one or two types of mustard hanging out in your fridge. You bought the big jars, frugal you, but after that BBQ, you have plenty left over and not a clue about what to do with it! Did you know there’s actually so much you can do with mustard? […]
Happy Watermelon Day! Celebrate Watermelon Day by using every single part of the watermelon. For years, I would only use the flesh and discard the rest, but did you know there are many ways to use every part of the watermelon?
Summer time means fresh, seasonal produce, but it also means hamburgers and fancy iced adult beverages. While you try your best to enjoy that produce, you can’t help but enjoy the treats of the season too. And that’s understandable, you’ve been waiting ALL winter for grilling weather! Don’t feel guilty about what you’re eating this […]
Berry season is upon us. Of course, you can pick some up at the local farmers’ market, but why not hunt some down for yourself? Foraging for berries is fun—you get to spend time in the great outdoors, scoop some sun and fresh air, and enjoy a sweet berry reward. Foraging for berries may sound […]
Dry skin can be a real nuisance! It’s itchy, it’s flaky, and it’s not pretty. Are you doing everything in your power to escape its menacing clutches? If you suffer from dry skin, try these tips for maintaining moisture throughout your biggest organ.
If thinking about kiwis only brings to mind dull, pre-made fruit salads, it’s time to get better acquainted with this summer fruit.
Two hundred years ago, our biggest challenge was getting enough to eat (and avoiding getting eaten by a lion). Calorie-dense foods were important to provide energy and keep humans alive during dire times; sugary foods were a matter of survival.
I am asked on a regular basis, “how often can I drink alcohol?” and “what alcoholic drink is the healthiest?” I get it, alcohol is an important part of socializing. I too like to kick back with a glass of wine at dinner or a fun cocktail at the bar. While I’ll never tell you […]
Admittedly, I’m slightly addicted to Instagram. If I’m procrastinating on work, it’s usually because I’m glued to my phone, scrolling through beautifully filtered pictures of exotic destinations, videos of adorable fluffy puppies being adorable fluffy puppies, and images of bright, fresh and colorful food.
It’s important to stay hydrated, especially during the heat of summer when you’re losing extra fluids through sweat. But there’s no need to chug water all day long! Food can help contribute to your fluid needs – in fact, about 20% of your fluid needs are met through solid foods.
Happy National Tequila Day! There seems to be a day for just about everything now, but this is one that I am happy to get behind and celebrate. Make me any type of tequila or mezcal cocktail and I’m a happy girl. To celebrate, I’ve pulled together some of my favorite tequila
Poop problems may not be the most pleasant of topics, but if you’re feeling backed up, you’re definitely not alone. Constipation is one of the most common digestive issues, affecting up to 63 million people in the United States. While chronic constipation, usually defined as less than three bowel movements a week, should be evaluated […]
Is there anything better than a dish that only requires one vessel for cooking? No way! But now that it’s summer, you’d rather be spending your time outside, not inside at the stove or by the oven. So how can you “summer-ize” that one pan meal concept? By firing up your grill! To get you […]
The daiquiri is one of the great warm weather cocktails: a refreshing mix of lime, sugar and rum, shaken with ice then strained. Sitting on a porch or patio with a daiquiri, whether you’re in Cuba or Calgary, it doesn’t get much better. There are many variations to the daiquiri, and they’re all worth trying […]
Deciding on an ice cream flavor can be downright challenging, especially on a sunny day when you’ve got a craving for a creamy, sweet treat. With so many delicious options available, we thought we’d offer a helping hand by helping
There’s nothing like a creamy ice cream cone on a hot summer day. But should you go for a scoop of chocolate chip, or the healthier sounding frozen yogurt? Frozen yogurt sales have been on the rise in recent years, with more and more fro-yo shops opening up in cities around the
We all pick up produce with great intentions to use it immediately, but sometimes our veggies, herbs and fruits linger at the back of the fridge for too long. Good news: there are practical ways to store produce to make it last longer. Here are a few.
Sprouting is a new technique I just started doing in my home. I’m going to help you break it down, to understand what exactly sprouting is, its potential benefits, and how to do it! Sprouts are truly “living” food! Sprouting is essentially the practice of germinating seeds. Sprouts are easier to digest and
Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells from outer surface of the skin, and it’s an essential part of grooming. If your skin looks dull, has lost its youthful glow, or you’re breaking out more than usual, dead skin cells may be responsible. Regular exfoliation can help restore your glow by removing the dead […]
If you’re lucky enough to live in an area with food trucks, than you know the pure joy that comes with the experience. There’s something magical about ordering at that outdoor counter, having your food prepared inside a vehicle souped up with kitchen gadgets, then grabbing your food and enjoying it al fresco. But sometimes […]
The summer’s in full swing, and for many people that means our herbs gardens have been bright green and thriving for some time now. I have a mint pot on my patio that started to get bushy a few months ago, in fact. Mint grows quickly and proliferates, and doesn’t need hot, dry conditions to […]
Amidst the hot summer days, every good barbecue ends with a dessert. Don’t turn off the grill after dinner is served. Keep that grill fired up for dessert! We discussed the basics of grilling, building a better burger, healthier barbecue sauces to serve up, and now we are finishing off with dessert.
If you live stateside, the Caesar cocktail might be new to you. But little do you know, our Canadian neighbors have been keeping the absolute best brunch cocktail from us. Rude, I know. Similar to a bloody mary, instead of tomato juice, a Caesar cocktail is made with Clamato, tomato juice infused with clam broth […]
When you order a Caesar salad, you pretty much know what you’re going to get. Crisp romaine lettuce. Crunchy croutons. Creamy, garlicky dressing that’s heavy on the black pepper. Salty and savory parmesan cheese, and lots of it. It’s delicious, but it’s been done before.
Did you know that Hawaiian pizza was actually invented by a Canadian? It’s true! And this month on July 1st, Canada turns 150! What better way to celebrate than with this hack of Luvo’s Hawaiian Un-fried Rice, featuring some classically Canadian
This year Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation, when the colonies of Upper Canada (now Ontario), Lower Canada (now Quebec), Nova Scotia and New Brunswick were brought together to form a cold new country. The nation has seen many changes since then, as more provinces and territories were officially added, and immigrants arrived from […]
In order to have enough energy to fuel your run – whether that be an early morning run or interval training after work – you need to eat breakfast. After fasting overnight while you sleep, your body needs fuel to rev your metabolism and give you energy for any subsequent exercise.
With the Canada Games fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to share my knowledge on how to best fuel your body for game day, or any day when you want to be at the top of your game, whether in sports, at school or at work. At B2Ten,
Show me a person who doesn’t love BBQ corn and I’ll show you someone who doesn’t know what the heck they’re talking about. Just kidding. Getting corn niblets and spices stuck in your teeth isn’t for everyone, but I think the deliciousness is worth it. And the messiest foods are usually the best foods. This […]
Retro recipes can be things of beauty, reminding us of pleasant childhood memories of our favorite treats. They can also be terrible reminders of being forced to choke down mystery meat suspended in savory gelatin molds. While looking for the most breathtaking vintage recipes I could find online, I was left with many questions. Why […]
Surely you heard about the Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks, which was released in April to much fanfare. It created quite a bit of chatter online, largely for its bold, bright colors. But Starbucks did not invent the unicorn food. Far from it, in fact. The trend has been percolating online for some time. We dive […]
Summer cooking is fun! Fresh, beautiful produce abounds and everything just seems to taste better. To inspire you in the kitchen this summer, we’ve pulled some of our favorite cookbooks filled with delicious seasonal dishes. We bet you’ll be cooking from them all summer. Check out the titles below and enjoy the commentary because we […]
Dinner parties are great fun, but sometimes they can be awkward when people don’t know each other that well. Meeting the parents, playing matchmaker, or just inviting different personalities can make sitting around the table together nerve-racking for some. Getting to know
If there’s one food that’s a staple in almost every cuisine, it’s onions. They can be grown almost anywhere, last a long time in storage, and are inexpensive, making onions a common pantry ingredient around the world.
When you’re going to be out in the wilderness for days at a time, food is a big piece of the planning and packing process of your adventure. You want snacks that will nourish you, energize you, and of course, taste good!
We’ve all been there: You’re at a dinner party, being polite and a great conversationalist, wearing your favorite and best white t-shirt, and you spill some red wine down the front. Forget the embarrassment, what’s most troubling about the experience is the thought of not being able to wear that shirt anymore. That’s your go-to […]
Healthy eating starts at the grocery store. In order to eat balanced, nutritious meals, you need to stock your kitchen full of good foods. But grocery shopping can be a daunting task, especially because there are so many choices. While you may walk into the store with good intentions, supermarkets are set up to tempt […]
Father’s Day is around the corner, so we put together a guide with a few gift ideas perfect for all kinds of food-loving dads. Check them out.
Meal planning requires time. For those busy days, it is sometimes easier to grab something quick, for on the go. For those hectic days, shortcuts may be convenient, but don’t sacrifice nutrition. Smoothies, energy drinks, or bars, are not all created equal. Here is a nutrition guide to these shortcuts.
Whipping up a tasty and nutritious dinner you’re actually excited about eating can be a breeze! Pair a protein with fresh or frozen produce and a grain, then flavor it with lots of spices and fun condiments. The only catch? You’ve got to have a well stocked pantry. If right now, yours consists of a […]