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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

Pulses: Protein-Rich Superfood

Pulses were one of the biggest food trends to come out of 2016, and we haven’t seen the last of them yet. If you aren’t sure what this protein-rich superfood is, keep reading.

Pulses are part of the legume family, and are better known as beans and lentils. Peas, chickpeas, lentils, and dried beans like … Read more »

What to Do with Leftover Wine?

Stuck with leftover wine? Hard to imagine, but it happens! Instead of tossing away the last few bits of wine, or letting it sour in the back of the fridge, try one of these wine saving tricks.… Read more »

Christine’s Favourite Cauliflower Recipe

Cauliflower is a wonderful vegetable that you can prepare in a plethora of delicious ways. It’s packed with vitamins and nutrients and it couldn’t be easier to incorporate it into your regular menu at home. If you’re ever not sure how to prepare cauliflower, simply break it up into florets, toss it in your favorite seasonings and roast it in the oven. Take this … 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 »

Six Heirloom Grains You Should Try Immediately

As local farmer’s markets have surged in popularity, so have heirloom fruits and vegetables, old varieties, grown from seeds usually passed down by families. These plants were prized for taste, not durability, like many modern varietals.

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to enjoy a juicy slice of heirloom tomato on your summer BLT or sink your teeth into a crisp, tart and sweet … Read more »

How to Choose, Store, Serve and Drink Wine

Kicking back with a glass of wine after a long day is one of life’s many pleasures. Luckily for wine-lovers, studies have repeatedly linked moderate consumption of wine to lower risks of heart disease, depression, dementia, diabetes, and more. The key word here is moderation.… Read more »

How to Perfectly Steam Veggies

Steaming vegetables is part art, part science. Do it too long and you risk soggy stems. Not long enough and they might be too crispy for your liking. The key is to know which vegetables are well-suited to steaming, figuring out how you like to eat them, and then mastering your technique to make the veggies appeal to your taste buds and texture preferences. Here’s a guide to help.… Read more »