The Fresh Blog

Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo


“Caramel” Apple Date Power Bites

Mmmmm caramel apples. The classic fall treat. Covered in a sweet sweet coating of refined sugar. Not to be a party pooper… there’s a time and a place for sweet treats, which is why our resident recipe genius The Artful Desperado has created an even better option. Sweetened with dates and fruit and packed with … Read more »


Cantaloupe Recipe Round-Up

Summer time means melon time! During the warmest of the summer months, the grocery stores and farmers markets are literally exploding with melons. How lucky for us, as these round globes not only taste amazing, but also pack some serious nutrition. Picking a good melon is key to getting the satisfying sweetness they’re known for—and we’ve got some tips to make it easy for you. We’ve also got you covered on the recipe front with some “outside the box” ideas (cupcakes, … Read more »


Vegan Carrot Cake in a Mug with Coconut Cream

Mugs can do much more than hold your favourite hot beverages. They’re also great for making just one or two servings of something delicious to eat. In fact, you can make a variety of snacks
and desserts using a mug and your microwave, which is exactly what our in-house culinary genius Gabriel Cabrera (The Artful Desperado) did with this recipe. It’s a decadent carrot cake in a mug with … Read more »


Dark Chocolate Tahini Cookies

In the spirit of holiday treat season, and inspired by Ottolenghi’s gorgeous Jerusalem cookbook, our photographer/food stylist extraordinaire Gabriel (aka. The Artful Desperado), recently blew our minds with yet another sweet creation that tastes as good as it looks. Behold… dark chocolate tahini cookies! These are sure to be a hit at any holiday party or cookie exchange, and the best part? They don’t contain any dairy or refined sugar, so they’re … Read more »


Vegan Ice Cream Floats

When I pitched this idea of recreating this childhood favorite earlier this summer, everyone’s eyes seemed to light up! The next 10 minutes was filled with a hilarious discussion, complete with horror stories of slumber party soda experiments gone wrong and a seriously (unserious) debate on the best and worst soda brands to use (which is still being discussed on Luvo lunch breaks to this day). Regardless of… Read more »