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Caribbean Baked Sweet Potato

Caribbean Baked Sweet Potato
One of my favorite dishes is my Caribbean Baked Sweet Potato. It is a light and refreshing dished that will make your mouth water. The dish requires just a few simple ingredients:   1. Sweet Potato       2. Pineapple     3. Flat Leaf Parsley     4. Chia Seeds     The... Read more »

The Signature Room's 1st Vegan Wine Dinner: A Special Review From Me to You

The Signature Room's 1st Vegan Wine Dinner: A Special Review From Me to You
The Signature Room at the 95th® hosted its first vegan wine dinner on the restaurants 96th floor. The Signature Room at the 95th®, located in the world renown John Hancock Building along the Magnificent Mile, has one of the best views of Chicago. The special guest of the evening, Jon Grant, is a long-time vegan and the... Read more »

From Southern Collard Greens to Raw Vegan Collard Green Wraps

From Southern Collard Greens to Raw Vegan Collard Green Wraps
Growing up as a little girl on the south side of Chicago, I loved holiday time or special weekends because we would always have collard greens. I always like to eat my vegetables so I look forward to helping my mom pick and prepare greens for dinner – my dad would cook them (and many... Read more »
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Hey Vegan - Where Do You Get Your Protein?

Hey Vegan - Where Do You Get Your Protein?
It’s amazing how little questions or conversations I had with people about protein intake when I was a meat-eater. As soon as I decided to embrace a plant-based lifestyle one of the first questions people ask is “where do you get your protein?” To be honest, I really didn’t care about protein intake prior to... Read more »

Soul Food Junkies: Documentary Explains Why I Veganize Food

Soul Food Junkies: Documentary Explains Why I Veganize Food
Soul Food Junkies is an informative and eye-opening film directed by Byron Hurt. His work on this topic is amazing and he has received awards for this efforts. In this film Byron Hurt looks at the advantages and disadvantages of eating soul food. Byron does an excellent job of presenting ethnic eating in a new... Read more »

Attend the Signature Room's First Vegan Wine Dinner Event

Attend the Signature Room's First Vegan Wine Dinner Event
On Thursday, February 27, 2014, the Signature Room will host its first Vegan Wine Dinner. This wine event will showcase vegan winemakers from Grant Family Wines in California. This exquisite event will display the essence of fine dining and plant-based dishes that will appeal to the taste buds of anyone seeking to enjoy healthy fine... Read more »
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Have a Healthy New Year with Kombucha

Have a Healthy New Year with Kombucha
What’s Kombucha and why make it part of your new year health plan? The Kombucha craze is increasing day by day. For those of you seeking to have healthy happy life you must consider adding kombucha healthy plan. Kombucha, a fermented drink, is an ancient health elixir that originated in China, Russia and Germany.  Kombucha... Read more »

Vegan Thanksgiving: Chicago Guide to Dining Vegan Style on Thanksgiving

Vegan Thanksgiving: Chicago Guide to Dining Vegan Style on Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is the time of year that many of us overindulge in all sorts of decadent food as we have a time of thanks with our friends and family. I know that Thanksgiving is a time of year where my mother and I would cook large amounts of food and my specialities were full of... Read more »

Food After Fire - The Re-Opening of Karyn's Fresh Corner

I began my detox and vegan journey at Karyn’s Fresh Corner & Raw Bistro like many other people in Chicago. Karyn is known as the witty woman of wisdom in Chicago who makes “vegan sexy” and is you meet Karyn you will know that she is definitely capable of doing just that.  Karyn’s Fresh Corner... Read more »
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Good-Bye Chicago Original Caramel Apples and Hello Easy Vegan Caramel Apples

One of my fondest memories from this time of year as a kid growing up in Chicago is getting a a caramel apple from Affy Tapple!!! When it comes to historical Chicago treats caramel apples from Affy Tapple is a classic.  Did you know that Affy Tapple has been around since 1948??? YES, 1948!! In... Read more »
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    Michelle J. Miller

    I am determined to live my best life now by making health and wellness choices that will lead to a long life. As a single-mom, lawyer, author, speaker, managing real estate broker, speaker, marathon finisher and global visionary with an active christian lifestyle who enjoys volunteering for numerous activities life gets very busy. I realize that I am usually the last item on my to-do list, if I get on it at all. I know some of you know what I mean. Well it's time to put first things first - me! I have seen and I continue to see the impact of cancer, diabetes, high-blood pressure, high-cholesterol and diabetes on family, friends and people in general. I know that I want to live a long and abundant life so I figured it was time, in the words of the late Michael Jackson, to "make that change!" So, this soul food loving sistah has decided to "go vegan" or shall I say follow a plant-based diet! How will I do it in this city of tasty temptations at each corner and a family of food lovers like myself. Well, the plan has been and will be to do it one day at a time. This is definitely a journey, a challenging one for me, that will take me on the ride of my life. I could take the ride alone, but there's no need to that when I have all of you. So, join me on this plant-based journey.

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