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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

35 Cool Cucumber Recipes

While cucumbers are a familiar sight in the produce section they are notoriously overlooked in favor of other vegetables. The long, dark green, smooth-skin variety are the most familiar, however cucumbers can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, textures and colors. You can find white or yellow cucumbers with smooth and thin or thick and rough skin. Cucumbers are grown around the world and are typically… Read more »

Vietnamese Salad Roll Recipe

Light and fresh, filled with vegetables and wrapped with rice paper, the Vietnamese salad roll is perfect for enjoying in the height of summer. Though it’s traditionally filled with steamed shrimp, Vietnamese ham, rice noodles, crunchy lettuce and fresh herbs, this “unfried spring roll” is redefining itself in North America, just like sushi has evolved with avocados, mangoes and of course, Sriracha sauce.… Read more »

Luvo Hack: Roasted Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Plus Greens

This Luvo hack boosts the nutrition factor and color of the already fabulous Roasted Cauliflower Mac & Cheese. We’ve added sautéed kale, onions, garlic and tomatoes to create a hearty family-friendly meal. Try it when you’re craving a comfort food classic but could also use some more green goodness in your life. It’s super fresh and super easy!… Read more »

9 Healthier Post Breakup Foods

Few have made it to adulthood without experiencing the four stages of grief from a breakup firsthand. First, there’s denial. This is the stage when you show up at their house for the date you had planned a week earlier, presuming the “I think we need a break” was metaphorical. Then comes anger. Avoid the slightly-more-than-one glass (bottle) of wine and … Read more »

8 of the Healthiest Herbs & Spices

Herbs and spices are key components of a healthy kitchen. Not only do they add flavor (and allow you to cut down on salt and sugar), but many herbs and spices boost impressive health benefits. Here are eight of the healthiest herbs and spices … Read more »

Poultry 101: Going Beyond Chicken

When we think “poultry” we think chicken, right? Maybe twice a year we talk turkey, and if we’re at a restaurant, we may detect duck on the menu. Indeed, other parts of the world eat different kinds of poultry than we are used to in North America. And for good reason. There are many kinds that are lean, … Read more »

6 Ways to Upgrade Your Lunchtime Salad

I can’t tell you how many times people say to me, “I am so bored with salad, I can’t eat it for lunch anymore!” If your idea of a salad is lettuce, tomatoes and grilled chicken, read on for six simple and nutritious ways to upgrade your lunchtime salad.… Read more »