The Fresh Blog

Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo


Beans Around the World

Beans are an essential pantry item around the globe. They’re affordable, packed with protein and fiber, and their culinary possibilities are virtually unlimited. Depending on where you are in the world, beans can take on very different roles. Sometimes they’re even used in desserts! Here’s a breakdown of some popular global dishes that highlight the mighty bean.… Read more »


Bibimbap 101

Bibimbap is one of my favourite dishes. I love Korean flavors in general, but there’s something about this colorful medley of rice, vegetables, proteins, and spicy sauce that draws me in. The different textures and flavors complement one another so well. Serve a little kimchi … Read more »


Global Cutlery

Let’s face it, we take cutlery for granted. It’s always just, there: on the table, loitering around the plates, pointing at the glasses. Sure, if you’re at a wedding or other fancy event, talk always goes to which is the salad fork and which is the pork fork, or which spoon one should to use to clink one’s glass. But cutlery, or silverware or flatware as it’s also known, is an essential part of our daily eating lives, and so we wanted to investigate it further … Read more »


Guide to Asian Greens

We’re just a tiny bit obsessed with greens over here at Luvo (evidence can be found here, here and here. They’re tasty, very good for you, and you have so many options to choose from. That being said, we have yet to delve into the wonderful world of Asian greens!

Here’s a rundown of greens commonly used in Asian cooking:… Read more »


Six Healthier Ways to Enjoy Italian Food

Ah, Italian food, I’ve yet to meet a person who doesn’t love it in some form. Be it pasta, pizza, or tiramisu- it’s garnered a rep for being an indulgent and unhealthy fare, yet traditional Italian cuisine is quite contrary. Heart-healthy olive oil, antioxidant rich tomato sauces and fresh herbs in rustic Italian food is meant to be eaten as an event- enjoyed slow and deliberate. In recent years, Italian food has become mainstream, with chains using low-quality … Read more »


Millet 101

Millet is a nutritious, gluten-free, nutty-tasting grain that’s popular all over the world, but it’s just starting to pick up steam here as more people are exploring the diverse world of healthy grains. It’s rich in dietary fiber, iron, calcium, magnesium, and B vitamins. Like many other grains, it can be served on its own as a side dish, used in your own cereal blend, mixed with vegetables and dressing as a salad, … Read more »