Luvo’s Fresh Blog

Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

Homemade Energy Gels

I’ll never forget that time I was walking along Vancouver’s beautiful sea wall and kept coming across empty energy gel packets littered all over the path. A marathon had taken place the day before and I was a) horrified at the litterbugs and b) intrigued by these gel things. What did they do? Who would want to squirt gel into their mouths while running? I had so many questions.… Read more »

Transportation Alternatives for City Slickers

How do you get around? For those of us who live in the city, it’s a daily question. Do I drive, and risk not finding parking, or do I cycle, and take on a bit of sweat. Or, do I go for public transit and trust the timing of a few tight connections. The good news is that today there are more options than even for … Read more »

Spicy Mezcal Old Fashioned

Mezcal is a distilled Mexican liqueur made from maguey (a type of agave). It packs a smooth smoky flavour and has as much punch as it’s cousin the famous tequila. … Read more »

Lil’ Raw Key Lime Pies

I suppose you could call these tarts, but I feel they’re far too sophisticated in their delivery to be labeled as such (plus tarts are like pie’s younger, annoying sister). In fact, when I eat four of these lil’ pies, versus one giant slice of pie, I don’t feel guilty, not for a second and not because they’re full of rad superfoods, but simply because they’re lady like. So go ahead and eat four, feel like a lady, or a lady-man…annnnnnyway.… Read more »

Spicing Up Your Food Life

We all have that friend that l-o-v-e-s hot sauce. You know, the one that probably has a bottle in their bag right now. Yes, they’re annoying when every restaurant order is followed by a request for … Read more »

Juicy Horoscopes

I’ve always been interested in what the stars have to say. For years I have checked zodiac signs before first dates, flipped to horoscopes in magazines before I travel, and sought them out in the early morning hours of important events in my life.… Read more »

How to Make Naan Bread & a Mango Lassi

If you’re a fan of Indian food (or perhaps you have a severe butter chicken addiction like many people do), you’re likely familiar with the warm, stretchy, chewy rounds of flatbread known as naan. Some eat it plain, dipping it in the rich curries and stews, and some like a little extra flavor with their naan, in the form of garlic, melted butter (or … Read more »