Posts tagged "vegetarian"

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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Something Better

Today, I was headed home from work trying to dodge the rain and in my rush I saw a young lady on the corner of Van Buren & State street passing out pamphlets. She said in a soft voice, ” do you want to help the animals?” I smiled at her and said “sure” as... 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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