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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

Nutritious Nuts We Love

People trying to eat healthy might steer clear of nuts because of their high fat and calorie content, but this is somewhat misguided reasoning. The old rule of ‘everything in moderation’ applies to nuts I particular because in smaller amounts, they deliver a ton of excellent nutrition. In fact, according to the New England Journal of Medicine, eating a handful of nuts every day may actually lengthen your lifespan. In addition to that, nuts contain… Read more »

Calories: To Count or Not to Count?

It’s the age-old debate, right alongside which came first—the chicken or the egg? As with your diet and your denim, there’s no one-size-fits all approach. It boils down to what works for you. What I encourage, however, is to become calorie aware, and to strive to eat calories that work hard for you.… Read more »

Know Your Food: Curry 101

When it starts to get cold outside, not many things bring me as much joy as curling up with a hot, spicy and rich curry dish, even better when paired with a glass of my favorite sweet white wine.

Although several variations exist, the combination of spices, herbs and hot chilies in curry dishes produces an enticing scent most people can recognize as soon as it hits their noses. This is likely due to common main ingredients turmeric, coriander and cumin. Curry can be wet or dry, and … Read more »

The Greatest Pumpkin Smoothie of All Time

My mother told me that my addiction to pumpkin started very early. Apparently, there’s photographic evidence of a much younger, blonder and less-clothed me eating pumpkin pie at various family gatherings, on a bale of hay, and even at my own birthday (my birthday treat of choice has since been replaced with a dairy-free Coconut Bliss ice cream log–a girl’s gotta live).… Read more »

Know Your Food: Lentils 101

There’s a lot more to lentils than meets the eye. These tiny little pulses (aka ‘grain legumes’) have been eaten for around 10,000 years according to archaeologists, and there’s good reason for that.

Often found in soups or combined with rice, lentils are popular in many cuisines around the world because they are inexpensive but provide plenty of essential nutrition. They’re high in protein, fiber, iron, zinc, folate, potassium and B vitamins. Just ¾ cup of cooked lentils gives you more potassium … Read more »

Confessions of a Food Truck Driver

One of the most interesting aspects of running a food truck is the fascinating people you meet each day We interviewed two of our favorite local food trucks here in Vancouver, BC (Luvo Headquarters) to get the skinny right from the source.

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The Tastiest Ways to Celebrate World Vegetarian Day

October 1st is World Vegetarian Day, and kicks off a full month of vegetarian awareness around the globe. Unlike all those other questionable food holidays that seem to come out of nowhere (apparently, my birthday falls on National Shrimp Scampi Day), this one has been going strong since 1977 and aims to bring awareness to the benefits of eating more vegetables and less meat.

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