The Fresh Blog

Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo


Miso 101

If you’ve had Japanese food, you’ve had miso. It is a paste made from soybeans that are steamed and fermented with salt, with other ingredients that may include barley, rice, hemp seed, wheat, and more. It has a long history in Japan, and is known for its mysterious essence of umami, one of the five basic tastes. You can buy it in most supermarkets and Asian grocers, and it’s a great addition to many dishes, so give it a try.… Read more »


A Guide to Veggie Noodles

When it starts to get a little colder outside, who doesn’t love cuddling up inside to a big bowl of warm pasta? Well, if you’re trying to watch what you eat or just incorporate a few more healthy meals into your life, then you might not be so crazy about this carb-heavy  cuddle. Luckily, there are veggie noodles to the rescue!

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Sweet Sweet Potato Recipes

It was a big deal when I discovered sweet potatoes. I don’t remember eating them growing up, so it when I found out about them I feel like I became an adult. I mean, here was a totally new type of potato with tons of flavor and a whole lot of nutritional value (including off the charts vitamin A). In a head-to-head showdown, sweet potatoes outperform white potatoes (though they both have their good points). It made me want to find new ways to eat them, whether for healthy dinners, savory sides, delicious breakfasts or anything in between. Here are a few great options.… Read more »


DIY Granola

Ah, granola, the plain yogurt’s savior and breakfast bliss bowl‘s accoutrement. So ingrained in our society, granola is now an adjective for your neighbourhood lady who composts regularly and wears Birkenstocks year round. Though traditionally associated with health, these days the standard, store-bought granola can often exceed the amount of sugar found in a can of soda! What does that mean nutritionally? A quick surge of … Read more »


Reinventing Oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of the rare foods that has transcended the ages. Your mother might have eaten it, and your mother’s mother. The reason is simple: it’s healthy, easy to prepare and relatively inexpensive. Despite daily competition from sugary cereals, greasy sandwiches and breakfast bars, oatmeal is a consistent companion that delivers a healthy start to the day, morning in, morning out.

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