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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

6 Ways to Use Frozen Strawberries

This time of year, you’ll be hard pressed to find good quality fresh strawberries at the grocery store. If you do, you end up paying a premium for strawberries that have been flown in from hundreds or thousands of miles away. California and Florida product most of the commercial strawberries in the US. While the strawberry growing season in these states runs from January to

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13 Sweet Cherry Recipes

Did your first encounter with a cherry go something like this? You were kid and at a wedding or out to dinner and your parents ordered you a Shirley Temple. Of course you didn’t know what that was, but you were super excited to see that it included what looked like a bright red, sweet cherry skewered with a plastic toothpick and placed elegantly inside your big kid glass. “Wow!” you thought, “cherries … 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 »

7 Pies from Around the World

Happy National Pie Day! Today is the day to celebrate all things pie, as opposed to Pi Day, in March, which celebrates the mathematical constant, which is celebrated in March. Although to be fair, we break out pie that day too.… Read more »

“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 »