Superfood Spotlight

Superfood Spotlight: Maca

People are going crazy over maca. The hot new superfood on the block, maca has been touted as hormone balancing, energizing, and stress relieving. But what actually is Maca and why should you eat it?   What is Maca? Maca is a cruciferous vegetable in the mustard family, related to radishes and turnips. It’s native to […]


Eat Your Fruits and Veggies on World Vegetarian Day

Today is World Vegetarian Day – the official kick-off of Vegetarian Awareness Month, celebrated every October. According to the North American Vegetarian Society, “World Vegetarian Day was established…to promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism.” In short, it is a day created to celebrate all the wonderful things that can come with a vegetarian diet! There’s […]


Superfood Spotlight: Walnuts

If you’ve seen an increase in news about walnuts lately, you’re not alone. The aptly named “Wonder Nut” has been the focus of many research studies lately, specifically in regard to their potential anti-aging properties.   “Anti-aging” is a bit misleading, if you ask us. After all, you can neither slow down, stop or reverse […]


Superfood Spotlight: Rhubarb

If you take a  trip to any grocery store, farmers market or supercenter in throughout the United States this week, you’ll likely come across rows of long, rose and green colored stalks of fresh rhubarb. Coming into season near the beginning of spring in colder climates, rhubarb is the perennial harbinger of spring. It sticks around just […]


Superfood Spotlight: Lemons

Hold onto your hats, Lifeway Family, because spring is (finally) here. We love that with spring comes warmer weather and longer days, but we’re most excited that the return of our favorite fresh produce is just around the corner. From bright berries to juicy melons, crisp greens to robust roots, spring is the season of […]


Superfood Spotlight: Sunchokes

Knee deep as we are in the world of probiotics, we would be remiss not to mention the crucial role prebiotics play in supporting a healthy microbiome (also known as your gut). We’ve written about the relationship between probiotics and prebiotics in the past, but to recap: Prebiotics are non- living, non-digestible carbohydrates found in […]


Superfood Spotlight: Hibiscus

With February coming to a close, we’re feeling the first inklings of the coming spring. From sunny afternoons and longer days to birds chirping and trees budding, we know that winter’s grasp is loosening and an end to our winter blues is nearby. While winter in the Midwest (where we happen to be) is typically an […]


Superfood Spotlight: Cauliflower

When it comes to cauliflower, there tend to be two distinctly different opinions of this bountiful Brassica: you’re either really for it or you’re really against it. Vegetables are polarizing for sure, but there’s something about cauliflower (and to an extent, it’s cousin broccoli) that makes people either love it or leave it. Move Away […]


Superfood Spotlight: Teff

One of the food trends we’re most excited to see explode in 2016 is the growth in interest, and availability, of ancient grains (sometimes called super grains). Long gone are the days where our only options were brown or white rice. Thanks to the introduction of cous cous, followed swiftly and powerfully by quinoa (an […]


Superfood Spotlight: Beets

We’ve approached the halfway point of the holiday cooking season (also known as the “holiday cookie season”) and in the next few weeks will round out the year with family celebrations, office parties, confetti, sparklers and, of course, more eating. Oh, eating, and cooking, for that matter, how we love you. We love digging through […]