The Fresh Blog

Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo


Ramps 101

I know spring has sprung when I start to see those weird curly things that kinda look like crazy green onions spilling out of the crates at the local farmer’s market. To be honest, I didn’t really know what ramps were until a few years ago, and when I finally learned, I didn’t have a clue what to do with them.… Read more »


Don’t Throw Away the Tops!

As a huge fan of minimizing food waste, I’m always interested in learning about new ways to use various parts of vegetables and other food items that sometimes get thrown away. Squash seeds, citrus rinds, bread ends and other secondary food items often get tossed without being given a chance to fulfill their potentially delicious destinies.… Read more »


8 Awesome Foods-on-a-Stick

It was National Food-on-a-Stick Day this past weekend, which basically means we all have an excuse to find every and any type of foods-on-a-stick and gorge ourselves on them. Fortunately for us, there’s actually quite a few creative, delicious and healthy recipes out there for us to feast our eyes on (and soon our tummies!) Here’s eight of my faves:… Read more »


Why Should We Care About Sodium?

Ah, headlines! As a dietitian and former nutrition director for Good Housekeeping, I sometimes have to gasp at those attention-grabbing food and nutrition-focused titles. Here are a few on salt that caught my eye:… Read more »


7 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Move over coconut oil… there’s a new superstar in the kitchen. While apple cider vinegar isn’t necessarily ‘new’, it has certainly gained more attention in recent years because of its many uses, and not just in the culinary sense. Aside from its role in the kitchen, apple cider vinegar (also known affectionately as ACV) can be used in cleaning, gardening, primping and even to combat various common discomforts.… Read more »


Futuristic Foodie Gadgets You Need Right Now

... ok, only if you want them.

Whenever I’m in the kitchen, I’m all about saving space and time while also looking super cool. Check out my list of frivolous kitchen gadgets designed to make your life easier and bring your kitchen one step closer to the future.

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Can I Freeze It?

For optimal enjoyment of this article, I strongly suggest putting on your headphones and letting this song play in the background while you read along. Because when you have a piece of fresh produce in your hand, and you ask yourself, “Can I Freeze It?” more often than not (just like Q-Tip says), YES YOU CAN!… Read more »