The Fresh Blog

Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo


DIY Energy Gel Recipe

Being a registered dietitian, I always knew nutrition was important for exercise performance. But last year, when I ran two half marathons after starting the year barely able to run a mile, I learned from experience how our body needs high quality fuel to function at it’s best.… Read more »


Kale and Serrano Chili Fondue with Crispy Tempeh Dipping Cubes

Whoever invented the practice of dipping stuff into hot melty cheese was a genius… I suspect it may have been someone who just came in from a long day on the ski hill and needed something both warming and satisfying. At least, that’s how my family does it! When we have fondue, I like to add … Read more »


How To Make Healthy Edible DIY Holiday Gifts

Looking for fun, budget-friendly holiday gift ideas? Look no further than these edible DIY gifts. I love giving and receiving food gifts. They’re a thoughtful and unique way to spread some holiday cheer. Not only do they taste amazing, but they look pretty too.

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Vegan Eggnog Recipe

There’s nothing quite like the flavors and scents of the holidays. Cinnamon and pine infusing the house. Warm, gooey, straight of out of oven cookies from a marathon holiday baking session. The smell of the first snow. A glass of sweet, creamy, spice-flecked eggnog by the crackling fire.… Read more »


Make Chicken Soup Stock in your Slow Cooker

When fall and winter roll around, I love to spend all day Sunday in the kitchen preparing meals and dishes while watching football games on TV. That’s when I prepare food for the whole week—from recipes that require hours of stove or oven time.… Read more »


What Fruits and Vegetables are In Season in December?

Happy December! We’re in the home stretch now. Halloween? Check. Thanksgiving? Check. Now we’ve just got the chilling air, festive spirit and hot toddies of December to enjoy, headlined by the joyous holiday season and sparkling countdown to the rejuvenating start of another new year. What … Read more »


Luvo Hack: Red Wine Braised Beef Stuffed Acorn Squash

Like the almighty coconut oil, squash is one of those gifts from Mother Nature that keeps on giving. Need a table decoration? Grab a decorative gourd! Hungry? That gourd becomes delicious, and there are many ways to cook it. Roast it, stew it, stuff it, chew it! Ok I’m getting out of hand… but I just love squash so much! Case in point: those cute little acorn squash make perfect vessels for a Luvo hack.… Read more »