The Fresh Blog

Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

Bite-Sized Bacon Appetizers

There’s an old proverb that goes something like he who can’t get bacon, must be content with cabbage. Not to take anything away from cabbage. We’re big fans (brussels sprouts too). But let’s face it, a little lean proscuitto or some aged pancetta can really liven up a dish.… Read more »

Quick Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Recipes

Have you ever picked up a rotisserie chicken from your local market, say for a dinner for two, and realized just how much meat is left over? Maybe you’re a master griller and you’ve roasted the bird on a rotisserie yourself (well done)? Either way, there always seems to be leftovers, which can translate to a pretty tasty chicken dish parte deux.… Read more »

Strawberry Spinach Summer Salad

There is nothing better than digging into a cool, crisp, homemade salad on warm summers night. Let cooking be part of an adventure starting with a family outing to a strawberry field, a wander through a local farmer’s market for your favorite salad fixings and a selection of your favorite nuts… Read more »

6 Questions with Food Artist Julie Lee


As I began my daily —and bottomless— trip into the food blog newsreel a few weeks ago, artist Julie Lee’s meticulously arranged food-collages stopped me dead in my tracks. I instantly found myself getting lost in her adventures at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market and in her own urban garden, and (like most fans) venturing into her dreamy instagram filled with the most beautiful, naturally lit patterns made-up of vibrant and seasonal vegetables, fruit and flowers.  … Read more »

What’s So Great about Green Tea?

Tea is making a huge comeback in our largely coffee-fueled society and the leader of the pack has been the green variety for a while now, but why? What’s so great about green tea anyway?

According to Harvard Medical School, drinking tea is good for you because of its high content of flavonoids, which are plant-derived antioxidant compounds. Green tea is the best food source of a group of these compounds, called catechins, which have been proven to be more powerful antioxidants than vitamins C and E. On top of that, studies have shown that drinking green tea can help reduce your risk of… Read more »

How to ‘Kill it’ at The Farmers Market

Buying your groceries at farmers markets is a great way to get fresh, local produce that’s in season and oh-so-delicious. You also get to meet the people who grew your food, which is pretty cool in itself.

Shopping at a farmers market is a bit different than going to your local grocery store, so we’ve compiled some tips to help you make the most of … Read more »

5 Steps To A Healthier Cooler

Summer’s not over yet, and there’s still plenty of time to get outdoors and spend a weekend or day trip at the beach. If you’re preparing for some time on the sand, consider making these healthy swaps when packing your cooler to make it full of healthy and delicious food for you and your friends and family.… Read more »