Here I chat with 17 year old Michael Platt who is on a mission to end food insecurity, in a fun and creative way.

So happy to talk to Michael C. Platt, a teen baker, social entrepreneur, food-justice advocate and author. He inspires me with his giving spirit and passion to help others. Michael recently released his first cookbook to bring awareness to food and poverty. His book, Michaels Desserts, Sweets for a Cause aims to build skills in the kitchen, celebrate history, and inspire activism. We also chat about his baking company, Michael's Desserts, his one-for-one model, his non-profit P.L.L.A.T.E. and his inspiration behind it all. This young teen has such a beautiful life perspective at a young age. I hope you'll listen in and consider Michaels Desserts cookbook as a perfect holiday gift. Some desserts recipes include Michael’s signature Freedom Fighter Cupcakes themed around figures from the history of civil rights and activism, as well as chapters on pies, tarts, cakes, snacks, and breads. In the cookbook, you'll find each dessert features stunning photography, a list of ingredients, easy-to-do step-by-step instructions, and insightful tips from Michael that will make baking so much fun. Michael's cookbook is for all ages, whether baking with kids or wanting to support Michael’s incredible mission. I'm happy to introduce this "sweet" story to you.

Hugs, Lorri

About Lorri Carey

On Friday the 13th, February 2004 at the age of 37, I was told I have ALS. I’m dying from ALS, yet I’m so encouraged to live life to the fullest. I’ve been inspired by so much to stay focused on the positive. I’m dying to tell you about what gives me strength, makes me smile and keeps me hopeful – in hopes of inspiring you too!

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