The Fresh Blog

Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo


Bite-Sized Bacon Appetizers

There’s an old proverb that goes something like he who can’t get bacon, must be content with cabbage. Not to take anything away from cabbage. We’re big fans (brussels sprouts too). But let’s face it, a little lean proscuitto or some aged pancetta can really liven up a dish.… Read more »


Quick Leftover
Rotisserie Chicken Recipes

Have you ever picked up a rotisserie chicken from your local market, say for a dinner for two, and realized just how much meat is left over? Maybe you’re a master griller and you’ve roasted the bird on a rotisserie yourself (well done)? Either way, there always seems to be leftovers, which can translate to a pretty tasty chicken dish parte deux.… Read more »


Chef John Mitchell’s Summer Salad

There is nothing better than digging into a cool, crisp, homemade salad on warm summers night. Let cooking be part of an adventure starting with a family outing to a strawberry field, a wander through a local farmer’s market for your favorite salad fixings and a selection of your favorite nuts… Read more »


6 Questions with Food Artist Julie Lee

Luvo-Julie-Lee As I began my daily —and bottomless— trip into the food blog newsreel a few weeks ago, artist Julie Lee’s meticulously arranged food-collages stopped me dead in my tracks. I instantly found myself getting lost in her adventures at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market and in her own urban garden, and (like most fans) venturing into her dreamy instagram filled with the most beautiful, naturally lit patterns made-up of vibrant and seasonal vegetables, fruit and flowers.  … Read more »


Tips for a Successful Detox

So you’ve decided to dump sugar… and gluten… and all those other tasty synthetic ingredients created to give you a temporary spike in blood sugar and endorphins. Just like with any break up, you’re going to need a plan if you’re going to make it through those first few lonely days. Otherwise, you could find yourself on a crazy midnight car ride where you end… Read more »


What’s So Great about Green Tea?

Tea is making a huge comeback in our largely coffee-fueled society and the leader of the pack has been the green variety for a while now, but why? What’s so great about green tea anyway?

According to Harvard Medical School, drinking tea is good for you because of its high content of flavonoids, which are plant-derived antioxidant compounds. Green tea is the best food source of a group of these compounds, called catechins, which have been proven to be more powerful antioxidants than vitamins C and E. On top of that, studies have shown that drinking green tea can help reduce your risk of… Read more »


How to ‘Kill it’ at The Farmers Market

Buying your groceries at farmers markets is a great way to get fresh, local produce that’s in season and oh-so-delicious. You also get to meet the people who grew your food, which is pretty cool in itself.

Shopping at a farmers market is a bit different than going to your local grocery store, so we’ve compiled some tips to help you make the most of … Read more »