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Festivus: Airing of Grievances

Continuing on with our Festivus festivities, comes another cherished tradition coined by the Costanzas. A Festivus celebration always begins with the Airing of Grievances, which must take place the moment the Festivus feast is served.

Beginning at the head of the table, each person takes a turn lashing out at others (and society in general), describing how they’ve been disappointed during the course of the year. What seems negative at first can be viewed as a cleansing or clean slate in preparation for the New Year ahead. Or, things could get hostile. Either way, we sat down with Luvo’s VP of Nutrition Samantha Cassetty to get her take on eating right and being well throughout the holidays.

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Microwave Myth Busters

Microwaves are ubiquitous in kitchens today, both in homes and restaurants. They are one of the most energy-efficient and fastest ways to heat food, making them ideal for warming leftovers and thawing frozen items. But if you Google “microwaves,” you get a whole universe of hits about their hazards, along with confusing information about how they work. Sorting out the truth from the turkey can be tough. We can help.… Read more »

Tips for a Sustainable Holiday

The holiday season is fast approaching, and you know what that means: platters of delicious home-baked treats, carefully wrapped gifts for family and friends, and hours-long dinner parties with plates upon plates of picture-perfect dishes. With all the effort we put into entertaining and enjoying the best of the season, we don’t always remember to make space in our planning for sustainable considerations. The good news is that there are many tips and tricks to make sure the most wonderful time of the year is not the most wasteful.

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Know Your Food: Pomegranates 101

Many of the most wonderful foods in this world require the most work to enjoy their deliciousness. Take pomegranates for example. People are always excited to share the secrets of how they magically extract the seeds from inside this pithy fruit without making a huge mess or sacrificing any of them to the kitchen floor gods.

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Christmas Party Hacks

Now that the holiday season is full swing, some of you may be feeling a titch of seasonal stress. Making your lists and checking them twice while swilling spiked eggnog to take the edge off. Or, you may be taking it all in stride with all of your yuletide tasks complete, and if that is so Santa doesn’t like a brown noser well done. If you’re like me though, and already running out of steam, this post is dedicated to you.

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Marvelous Mushrooms

The wide world of mushrooms is incredibly diverse, ranging from the deadly to the hallucinogenic to the incredibly expensive culinary varieties. Tens of thousands of mushroom varieties exist, with only a small percentage fit for cooking. Mushrooms can be commercially cultivated or wild foraged, with the latter becoming a hot food trend in recent years.… Read more »

A Festivus for the Rest of Us

If you were a fan of the popular 90s sitcom Seinfeld, the term Festivus should spark up some nostalgia. The prolific aluminum pole. A meal consisting of meatloaf and spaghetti with red sauce. George Costanza (Jason Alexander) being wrestled to the floor by his father in an attempt to pin him against his will. Oh Festivus, how you warm the cockles of my heart.… Read more »