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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

A Dietitian’s Guide to Easter

The seasonal aisle in the grocery store is bursting with marshmallow chickens, jelly beans and big, chocolate bunnies. Does it appear that the Easter candy selection is sneakily growing and multiplying to anyone else? In fact, it seems Easter has become as synonymous with candy as … Read more »

Sticky Guinness and Smoky BBQ Portobello Mushroom Burgers

St. Patrick’s Day is as good a day as any other to incorporate Guinness beer into your meals. Guinness, as you probably know, is an Irish beer. It’s considered a dry stout. Though it has an imposing dark colour and thick black richness, the flavor is not that aggressive. It’s got a pleasant roasted malty tang, that makes it a great beer … Read more »

A Dietitian’s 7 Favorite Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about what sweet treat you’ll be whipping up for your significant other. I’m a serious sweets lover, and I need chocolate on most days of the year, but especially on Valentine’s day. And let’s be honest, dessert is pretty much a must at any Valentine’s… Read more »

Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Foodie in Your Life

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Some may think it’s just a commercial holiday drummed up to get people to buy things, but it’s also a nice chance to show your partner how well you know them, and how much you love them. For those whose significant others are fans of food, that might mean a gift that appeals as much… Read more »

Chinese New Year Food & Symbols

Chinese New Year falls on the new moon between January 21 and February 20. Astronomy reminder: the new moon the phase during which the moon disappears from our view, because the sun is reflecting light on the side of the moon that faces away from Earth. This year it falls on January 28, and though China began using the Western calendar over 100 years ago, Chinese … Read more »

How to Regift Graciously

Regifting is a touchy subject. Some frown upon it, some embrace it. I say if you can do it gracefully and you’re not hurting anyone’s feelings, there’s nothing wrong with passing something along to be enjoyed more wholeheartedly by another person. Here are some tips to follow if you want to regift like a pro:… Read more »