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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

Guac-KALE-mole

I can never seem to get enough avocados during the summer months. I use them to top all of my salads, as a base to most of my smoothies (check out my on-the-go smoothie recipe), and as a quick mash-up for those last-minute beach picnics.… Read more »

Beat it, Sugar! Try These Natural Sweeteners

Good old granulated, white sugar has been getting a bad rap for a while now. There’s no doubt that too much of it isn’t good for your health on many levels (hello, empty calories and extra cavities!). Although there are more natural options, the truth is that your body treats all added sweeteners—even innocent-sounding ones like fruit juice concentrate—more or less the same way.… Read more »

How to Eat Local All Year

Many of us know that buying local, seasonal fruits and vegetables is beneficial in a number of ways. It’s better for the environment because you’re not buying ingredients that have traveled long distances to get to your plate, and it’s great for your taste buds because produce that’s in season has the best flavor.… Read more »

5 Delicious Ways to Eat Asparagus

You see their pretty green spears popping up in the produce section and farmers markets every spring, but how well do you know your asparagus? Asparagus is a wonderfully nutritious vegetable. With approximately only 20 calories per serving, and a good source of calcium, magnesium, dietary fiber, protein, iron, potassium and an… Read more »

Cooking with Beer

Beer. Malty, biscuity and sometimes-bitter-but-ultimately-tasty beer. You’re there for us on a hot day to quench our thirst. You’re there to help cheer on the home team. You share in celebratory toasts among friends, reminding us to slow down, unwind and enjoy. You’ve always been there, beer. And today we salute you.

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The A-Z of Food Tribes

Many people associate themselves these days by their diet and what they eat. Hosting a dinner party? Might want to check twice on everyone’s dietary preferences before going grocery shopping. Eating at a restaurant? You’ll find many places that cater to special needs diets and have special menus for these people.… Read more »

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Know Your Food: Pilaf 101

A prolific dish consisting of rice cooked in seasoned broth and often enhanced with vegetables and spices, pilaf has likely appeared on a plate near you… but where did it come from?… Read more »