Posts tagged "Vegan food"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Hurricane Sandy - How Do Vegans Prepare for Food Emergencies?

Currently, the news is filled with the approaching hurricane and potential storm(s) along the east coast. This weather emergency made me think about has drastic outcomes that are possible due to weather events. Think Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, etc. This situation also made me think of an issue that I haven’t thought about: How do... Read more »
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Vegan Diet Drama: The Basics

A VEGAN DIET DRAMA: THE BASICS: The Break-Up: If you are a soul food lover like me, or just a food lover, I think it is important to go through the basics of following a plant-based diet. I am first to admit that I LOVE soul food, but let me tell you I also love... 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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