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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

Healthier Barbecue Sauces for Summer Grilling

It’s time to fire up the grill! As the long, lazy days of summer approach, there’s nothing better than cooking dinner outside on the grill with a cool beverage in hand. Looking for a healthier swap for that store bought barbecue sauce, which is usually loaded with so much sugar that it camouflages … Read more »

9 Homemade Hummus Recipes Without Chickpeas

Traditional hummus is a simple mix of chickpeas, tahini (sesame paste), olive oil, garlic and lemon juice. The resulting blend provides a hefty dose of plant-based protein, fiber and healthy fat. It’s the perfect dip for raw veggies such as peppers or carrots and crunchy pita chips, or you can use it as a … Read more »

How to Make Cashew Cheese

Anyone who has ever eaten with me is well aware of the fact that cheese is my favorite food. I even credit an incredible artisan cheese plate I enjoyed on a childhood trip to France with inspiring my career in food and nutrition. Blue cheese, goat cheese, brie cheese, even stinky cheese…I love it all!… Read more »

Two-Ingredient Homemade Peanut Butter

I am obsessed with peanut butter. There, I said it. Seriously though, barely a day goes by when I don’t have peanut butter in some form. Lucky for me (and all you peanut butter lovers out there), peanut butter is a super nutritious food. Read on to learn the difference between natural and regular peanut butter, how to store it, how to use it, and how to make the best (and … Read more »

Spicy food is super good for you… or is it?

I’ve always been a wimp when it comes to spice. Hot sauce? Sriracha? No thank you. But I started to change my tune a few years ago and began experimenting with small amounts of the spicy stuff. Turns out, the heat does more than just boost flavor – it may actually have some health benefits. Like many things, there are both pros and cons to eating spicy foods. Consider the good and … Read more »

Roasted Yam & Apple Spread Recipe

Avocado toast is everywhere. Food bloggers are obsessed with it and even fancy restaurants are putting it on the menu. But we’re going to let you in on a little secret: there’s a new toast topping in town. With one taste you’ll see why it’s about to take the spotlight away from the almighty avocado! Without further ado… we give you The Artful Desperado’s marvellous creation: … Read more »

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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