Kefir Pumpkin Quick Bread

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Thanksgiving series so far. We’ve had a great time coming up with these recipes and look forward to any feedback you have (and leftovers). Our third and final new Thanksgiving recipes turned out to be the fan favorite in the Lifeway Kitchen. As comes with the end of every meal, we’re finishing […]


Kale Quinoa Salad with Cranberries and Farmer Cheese

Our second Thanksgiving recipe creation is a nutritional powerhouse – Kale Quinoa Salad with Cranberries and Farmer Cheese. So good. When it comes to Thanksgiving side dishes, most tables are stacked with starchy casseroles, sugary fruit salads and butter-drenched vegetables laced with “cream of something” soup. While they can be absolutely delicious (once again, Green Bean […]


Fall Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

Thanksgiving week is here and we’re so excited to spend time with our families and chow down on some delicious, healthy, kefir-ized Thanksgiving dishes! We’ve once again been perusing our recipe archive for things to make. We wanted to stretch our culinary skills and incorporate our favorite seasonal ingredients into dishes everyone will love. Last year, we made […]


Bringing Fresh Food While Reusing Space: e.a.t. spots

Everywhere we turn it seems like one dilapidated and forgotten house, shopping center or road is being torn up and pulled down. In these vacant spaces, seemingly overnight, new structures pop up – structures that are near replicas of their lot’s previous occupant. “Why not just keep what was there and fix it,” we ask […]


Pregnancy-Supporting Kefir Smoothie

Last week, a loyal Lifeway kefir drinker called in requesting a smoothie recipe for his pregnant wife. He had read that drinking kefir was good for women who are pregnant and wanted to ensure she was eating the healthiest foods she could to ensure a healthy baby and a healthy pregnancy. While a healthy diet […]


Cranberry Orange Kefir Scones with Orange Glaze

As the continues to weather cool down and the nights become downright chilly, we’re excited for any excuse to turn our ovens on in the morning and cook up a great breakfast! Winter is fast approaching and we’ve been experimenting in the Lifeway Kitchen with a few of our favorite seasonal flavors – Cranberry Crème […]


Confidence Coalition’s International Girls Day

Two years ago, the United Nations passed a resolution declaring October 11 to be “International Day of the Girl” to, “recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.” The day places the spotlight the hardships women and girls face every day. The Confidence Coalition’s International Girls Day, on the other hand, […]


Fall in a Bowl: Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal with Kefir and Pecans

This time of year, few things seem as difficult as waking up in the morning. The sun comes up later (and goes down earlier…) and frost blankets our windows, making heading out the door a daunting task. There’s a bright spot to the cold, dark mornings of late fall and winter, though: it’s hot breakfast […]


Kefir Sundaes for National Ice Cream Sundae Day

Ah, the ice cream sundae! No summer is complete without indulging in at least one of these comfort food classics. While the birth place of the original ice cream sundae is still heatedly contested, according to What’s Cooking America, “some historians claim…that the name ‘sundae’ was created in response to the Blue Laws which said […]


Julie Smolyansky – YWCA Outstanding Leader in Global Citizenship

On October 31, Lifeway CEO Julie Smolyansky was recognized by the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago as an Outstanding Leader at their 42nd annual Leader Luncheon titled, “Local Women. Global Impact.” Specifically, Julie was named the Outstanding Leader in Global Citizenship, thanks to her philanthropic work and dedication to advancing the cause of girls and women around […]