Archive for 2012

Hostess Twinkies: The Non-Food Favorite Final Shipment That May Last Years

Hostess Twinkies: The Non-Food Favorite Final Shipment That May Last Years
Hostess bankruptcy and closing had been a trending topic for several weeks. People who love Hostess products, and I was one of them, are in shock that delectable favorites such as Cupcakes, Ho-Hos, Ding Dongs and of course Twinkies will not longer be available to tanatalize their sweet tooths. People have been standing in line... Read more »

Spice Up Your Life

Spice Up Your Life
Some vegans like it plain, but others like it spicy! Personally, I like it spicy HOT!! Embracing a plant-based diet means learning to like new food items. One items that I NEVER intended to add to my diet is tofu. I simply didn’t see any reason why I should add this tastless substance to a... 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 »
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Barbie & Me are Weave Free Part II - You Are Beautiful

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!! There are some little girls that never hear those words. In fact, for years many non-white girls rarely saw a doll that looked like them. It was not the American image of beauty. However, today there are endless options of dolls. I for one never really played with dolls as a child.... Read more »

Barbie & Me Are Weave Free Part I - Embracing My Natural Kinky/Curly/Coily Hair

Barbie & Me Are Weave Free Part I - Embracing My Natural Kinky/Curly/Coily Hair
Many of you may have noticed the number of African-American women who are wearing their natural hair. Who are defying the status quo and making the decision to embrace their natural nappy, kinky, coily, curly of some combination of these various hair types more and more. Many of us have spent years pressing, perming, weaving,... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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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Halloween & Other Holidays Putting Holes in Your Pocket

This post will differ from most post that I will write because it is off focus. However, I couldn’t resist writing a brief post on this issue. I truly think it is great for people to get together and have fun, but Halloween is one holiday that I simply do not partake in. I have... 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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