Kim Miles

Positively Vegan is about all the wonderful reasons to go vegan, even if it's only between parties! I'm a Vegan Ambassador, on a mission to change the world, one delicious, healthy, compassionate meal at a time. Read, cook, eat, learn, share, enjoy!

How Come I'm the Only One Who Kept My Maiden Name?

My name is Christie O’Brien Tate. It's the name I’ve had all my life.  It will always be my name, even though I'm married with two children, and I'm the only one in my household with the last name Tate.  For as long as I can remember, I planned to keep my maiden name.  Long before I read the work of Betty Friedan or Catharine MacKinnon, I knew I wanted my name to stay with me. Sometimes when people ask me why I kept my maiden name, I joke that I'm horrible with paperwork, so there's no way I was going to schlep down to the DMV to update my driver’s license. ...more
The first time I married, I took my husband's name, and was never comfortable with it. When we ...more

Easy Green Smoothie

Did you know that when you drink your greens raw, you get way more of the nutrients than if you cook them and chew them up? It makes sense, but somehow you have to make it taste good if you're going to get it down. There's a lot of, uh, "buzz" out there about green smoothies. In fact there are entire books devoted to them. I'll look into that, but it seems kind of excessive to me. Around here, we like to keep things simple, you know....more
Gotta love the magic of blueberries!more

Easy Green Smoothie

Did you know that when you drink your greens raw, you get way more of the nutrients than if you cook them and chew them up? It makes sense, but somehow you have to make it taste good if you're going to get it down. There's a lot of, uh, "buzz" out there about green smoothies. In fact there are entire books devoted to them. I'll look into that, but it seems kind of excessive to me. Around here, we like to keep things simple, you know....more
@txdixie Kale is my favorite! and I'll try some pomegranate juice soon too. Great idea!more

Vegan Creamy Bean Soup

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@alienbody My pleasure! Enjoy!more
: Perfect for the snow we have coming in today - a comforting Creamy Bean Soup, made with coconut milk. Total vegan yumminess!

Vegan Sushi Made Simple

We had a few friends over last night, and I made Miso Happy Soup, which is always a hit. I wanted something fun and compatible to start with as a little appetizer, and my usual work-night nut-cheese & crackers or chips & guac from the local really good Mexican place just didn't seem right....more
Enjoy!more

Vegan Chocolate Black Bean Cupcakes. Really.

I've been playing with this recipe for over a year, posting it once or twice along the way on my other blog. If you have those versions and love them, keep on using them. But I really think this version is perfection in a little paper baking cup, and I'll stop messing with it now....more
The only "relationship advice" my mom ever gave me was, "Men like lots of frosting." I always ...more

Serious Moonlight

Oh, did you see that moon last night? As it slipped out from behind the Sangre de Cristo Mountains here in Taos, it took my breath away, and then, of course, inspired some killer earrings. ...more

Thank you! :o)

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Life is a trail, not a ...more

Stages of Grief to Survive Oprah's Favorite Things 2-Part Extravaganza

Oh, Oprah!  I thought The Great One might not feature her annual Favorite Things episode this year, as she cancelled it in 2009 because of the struggling economy.  But surprise!  Oprah couldn't resist playing Santa on her show one final time, so last Friday she aired Part 1 the swan song special edition of her traditional gift extravaganza, and Part 2 airs today.  Two hours, two audiences, thousands and thousands of dollars in gifts. I guess according to the Oprah Index, the economy is healed! ...more

Can I admit this? I actually cried when she gave the cars at the end. It was as if I had won a ...more

Who's knitting Christmas gifts?

I know in some circles it's terribly gauche to talk about Christmas before American Thanksgiving but in crafty circles I know we're already on countdown....more

Haha! These are all my kids are getting this year, so I HAD to finish them. Completed #3 last ...more