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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

How to Have a Dinner Party On A Budget

Hosting a dinner party is a wonderful way to show friends and family a good time but it can end up costing you a lot of money… especially if you like to impress. This doesn’t have to be the case if you host your party strategically.… Read more »

Do’s and Don’ts of Barbecuing

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.… Read more »

A Dietitian’s Guide to Ordering Drinks at the Bar

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 that you need to cut it out completely, portion-wise women are recommended to have no more than one … Read more »

Healthier Cocktails: Tequila Edition

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 … Read more »

Different Daiquiris You Need to Know

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 (though maybe not at once).… Read more »

Interactive Dinner Party Ideas

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 … Read more »

Must Have BBQ Accessories

Barbecue season is upon us. Of course, for die-hard BBQers, it’s always that season. You know who you are: the people who pull the BBQ close to your sliding door so that even in the snow, sleet, rain or hail, you can lean out from the kitchen to flip your steaks or veggie dogs. If you’re one of those … Read more »