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Vexed By Ventra

Vexed By Ventra
On May 1, 2014, CTA commuters no longer have the opportunity to reload or purchase ChicagoCards and commuter train magnetic strip cards due to the move to the new VENTRA CARD. A commuter can use the new Ventra card to purchase CTA and Pace bus rides as well as rides for trains. Ventra Cards and Ventra... 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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It's Tight But It's Right: President Obama Wins A Tight Race!

Obama: 53597381 (popular vote) Romney: 52878247 (popular vote) This has been an intense race & the momentum to energize everyone to exercise the right to vote has been great!! Each an every individual who voted in this election was an integral part of this historical event. Years ago when I met B. H. Obama I... Read more »

President Obama to Dine at Hyde Park Home on Election Day

This Nation is in an uproar as people eagerly await election results. People are on the edge of their seats awaiting results and following the campaign minute-by-minute at this point. As I pondered one of the the things that I liked most about watching the Obamas during the last four years was the focus on... Read more »

The Presidental Political Race Isn't About Race - Thoughts While Making Vegan Caramel Apples

This weekend I was determined to make Vegan Caramel Apples – I did it!!! While trying recipes and eventually developing a recipe and procedure of my own I had a lot of time to reflect on the presidential race and the human race in general.  I was thinking about how disheartened I was at the... 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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