Sister Vegetarian Speaking Appearances!!!



Purchase Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days Book at these locations:

http://www.amazon.com/
http://www.lanternbooks.com/
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/
Ask your local book store to order it for you or carry the book!

National Magazines, Radio Shows and Speaking Engagements:

My book Sister Vegetarian’s 31 Days of Drama-Free Living: Exercises and Recipes for a Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit (Lantern Books) made Veg News Annual top 12 book list for 2012.

Thank you everyone for your support of making my book within Veg News top 12 book list for 2012. Thank you also for helping to keep the healthy revolution alive, moving, and touching many lives going forward :) Link here at Veg News for reviews of the top 12 books :) Thank you :)

I am in Veg News Magazine's March/April 2012 Issue on Page 90!!!! A wonderful review is given of my book Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Living! To find out where and when you can purchase your Veg News March/April issue, Link here to the international and award winning vegan magazine which is available in 38 countries!

May 27, 2012 - Speaker at the New York City Veggie Pride Parade. Link below for my Victory Speech to inspire and empower you on your plant-based journey.
Link here http://youtu.be/fvjZZ6_uPH4 or link below for my speech at the May 27, 2012 Veggie Pride Parade where I speak on healthy eating and its affect on ourselves,world hunger, and the environment.


Link here for my 2/29/12 Progressive Radio Interview
on the station's show "It's All About Food" with the show's host Caryn Hartglass.

I spoke at the 10/9/11 Baltimore, MD/DC Area 1st Annual VegFest sponsored by Open The Cage Alliance (click here for official VegFest Website of speakers and entertainment). My "Victory" speech can be viewed on You Tube (click here for speech video)

Other speaking engagements included the Oct 27-29 DC event for Farm Sanctuary's National Conference to End Factory Farming where I will spoke on Day 3 (Oct 29) at on the Plant Based Living Panel:Diet As A Tool For Change. I was joined on the panel by NY Times best- selling author and nutritional researcher Joel Fuhrman, M.D. Here is the video link :
http://conference.farmsanctuary.org

Sister's Vegetarian's Book Information

* More Sister Vegetarian Book News!

September 24, 2011 Article for Black Girls Run on Being Black and Vegan: Link here to be inspired


2013

Lantern Books has come up with a new e-book entitled "Recipes for the Vegan Table: A Lantern Sampler." One of the recipes from my book Sister Vegetarian is listed along with a recipe from vegetarian Sir Paul McCarthy...you know him as a Beatles member :-)

Here's the information about the book and the link to download the book and recipes:

" Recipes for the Vegan Table: A Lantern Sampler by Carol J.... Adams, Donna Beaudoin, Patti Breitman, Kate Jacoby, Brian McCarthy, Paul McCartney, Kumuda Reddy .....

With so many cookbooks out there, what's a vegan—or aspiring vegan—to do? Lantern Books has the ideal menu: Start with a flavorful appetizer from famously longtime vegetarian Sir Paul McCartney, continue with a mouthwatering entrée from The Sexual Politics of Meat author Carol J. Adams or "Sister Vegetarian" Donna Beaudoin, add a scrumptious side from Chef Brian P. McCarthy or Ayurvedic practitioner Dr. Kumuda Reddy, and finish up with a delectab...le dessert from Kate Jacoby, co-owner and pastry chef of the cutting-edge Philadelphia restaurant Vedge. All of the recipes in this sampler are healthy, tasty, and easy to make, ensuring that your meal will be both cruelty-free and delicious. So draw a chair up to the table and find out what the joy of vegan cooking is really about!(less)"

Purchase at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BP10K4O

Black Expressions Book Club
(http://www.blackexpressions.com/)
made Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Living their alternate book selection in March 2012!

What a joy to know that I have become a part of your family through this book which acts as your daily guide, daily inspirational and motivational tool. To conquer challenges in all aspects of your life. To encourage you to be encouraged that the sun shines even when the clouds are gray, and that joy always comes in the morning if you should falter and trip along your vegetarian or vegan journey! It's okay to be you. Be yourself, and you shall not fail in this beautiful life-long vegetarian or vegan journey. Remember, it's a lifestyle, not a temporary diet or a temporary solution. It is a part of you as you heal yourself, heal the environment, and save animals. Do you ask yourself, what have you done for me lately when you are always helping others and forget about your well-being? Then, pick up a copy of Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Vegetarian and Vegan Living today, and let your mind be blown to the endless possibilities of what a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle can do for you! ~ Donna M Beaudoin "Sister Vegetarian"

Disclaimer: Sister Vegetarian is a blog based on my vegetarian and vegan experiences and journey as well as others' experiences. I am not a medical, nutritionist, or exercise specialist; so, please consult your physician before starting any vegetarian and vegan lifestyle and exercise program.



Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2/21/18 Wednesday Wellness Tip: Natural alternatives to deordorant

Continuing with taking care of the largest organ of your body (YOUR SKIN), today's Wednesday Wellness Tip comes from my May 9, 2011 Post on natural deodorant alternatives to lessen chemicals being absorbed in your body.

Let Mother Earth make your scent. Be a natural woman or man!

Instead of purchasing deodorant, use Mother Earth's bounty to keep you smelling good all day. Use lemons. Unlike deodorants, lemons are non-toxic and biodegradable. You are being health-wise and earth friendly at the same time! It has been proven that lemons offer a natural odor protection as good or even better than the chemical, toxic deodorants on the market. Even if you use a vegan commercial-made deodorant, you can save money by going the total natural way. Take half of a lemon and rub the juices under each armpit after you shower. The natural lemon juices keep odor from being a problem. By using natural ingredients, you become eco-conscious by helping the environment. As a vegetarian or vegan, our life is living through Mother Earth! Make that statement a part of your daily routine.

Disclaimer: Sister Vegetarian is a blog based on my vegetarian and vegan experiences and journey as well as others' experiences. I am not a medical, nutritionist, or exercise specialist; so, please consult your physician before starting any vegetarian and vegan lifestyle and exercise program.


Sister Vegetarian
Donna M. Beaudoin

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Sister Vegetarian's 2/14/18 Wednesday Wellness Tip: Love your body with Drying Brushing for Healthy Lymph Flow and more benefits








For this Valentine's Day, start a healthy daily body routine through Dry Brushing of your skin. I have been Dry Brushing my skin before I shower for the past 8 years, and the effects are amazing! Dry Brushing rejuvenates, has been known to provide lymphatic support, and more healthy benefits!

Link here to MindBodyGreen on how to Dry Brush daily for a healthy dose of keeping your body, mind, and spirit  naturally well 

Sister Vegetarian
Donna M. Beaudoin




Disclaimer: Sister Vegetarian is a blog based on my vegetarian and vegan experiences and journey as well as others' experiences. I am not a medical, nutritionist, or exercise specialist; so, please consult your physician before starting any vegetarian and vegan lifestyle and exercise program.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

A Power Taste of Life: Warm Quinoa and Kale/Collard Greens Power Bowl and Powerful Jazz Great Charles Mingus (aka The Angry Man of Jazz)



I Love a Warm Quinoa and Kale/Collard Greens Power Bowls. I will make this for a quick dinner 2 to 3 nights a week by adding different ingredients every time I make it for a powerful antioxidant punch for my body. As I have always stated, what we eat have a huge impact on helping us to try to prevent or  reverse illnesses and diseases that may be prevalent in our family and personal history. 

Did you know that Quinoa is a rich source of a complete protein. Quinoa is high in protein with 6 grams of protein per 1 cup serving, as well as other nutrients. Quinoa is also gluten free.

My favorite paraphrased quote that I state in Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days Book and on this blog is "DNA may be the loaded gun but what we eat can either pull the trigger or stop the gun from being fired by what we eat."  

Many healthy focused restaurants feature this Power Warm Salad Bowl, but you can make it easily at home in 15 to 20 minutes. I add the infamous DATES that I mentioned in the 2/7/18 Wednesday wellness Post (link here) where I state Dates' many health benefits including reducing the risk of abdominal cancer. 

I will give Main Ingredients and Suggestions to add or substitute to your Power Bowl; however, the Power Bowl depends on your creativity with vegetables. You just can't go wrong with powerful nutrient packed Quinoa, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. Sometimes I add 2 cups of greens, and sometimes I add a little less greens with more carrots, broccoli, cauliflower or other ingredients. 

I also add a squeeze of a whole fresh lemon to the Power Bowl once it is put together in your favorite bowl. Remember the health benefits of lemons from my Wednesday 1/31/2018 Wellness Tip? Link here to my post for Lemons 🍋 Health Benefits.

You are the artist in this Power Bowl. Let your creativity spark in your Power Bowl for this powerful antioxidant meal. Add less ingredients or take away ingredients . This is your Power Soulful Bowl to heal body, mind, soul, and spirit.😍

INGREDIENTS for 1 Warm Quinoa and Kale/Collards Power Bowl per person:

MAIN INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 TBSP olive oil to saute vegetables in pan
  • 1 cup of cooked Quinoa
  • 2 cups of shredded Kale or Collard Greens
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup of red onions sliced
  • 3 - 4 whole Dates, diced
  • 1/2 cup beans or legumes. Choose from Lima beans, pigeon peas, garbanzo beans, black beans, lentils, or your favorite beans or legumes
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of carrots sliced (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of broccoli small florets (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of cauliflower small florets (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup of Almonds
  • 1/4 cup of Cashews
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • whole lemon to garnish the lemon juice on top of the Power Bowl


ADDITIONAL SUGGESTIONS OR SUBSTITUTES:



DIRECTIONS:

  • Prepare the Quinoa per the package Instructions in a small pot. Set aside when done.
  • In a large pan, heat the olive oil
  • Saute the onions and garlic.
  • Add the greens and saute.. 
  • Add the remaining vegetables, beans, Dates, or other fruit and vegetables you are adding.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Saute everything for 10 minutes or warm.


CREATE THE POWER BOWL:

  • Add 1 cup of Quinoa to a large bowl (I like to use a pasta bowl)
  • Add the saute ingredients to the bowl.
  • Squeeze fresh lemon to taste on top and enjoy!!!


MUSIC I LISTENED TO WHILE COOKING
Jazz Great Charles Mingus' Album "Ah Um"

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This is a Powerful Album with a punch!! Composed in 1959 by Jazz Great Charles Mingus. Charles Mingus's nickname is 'the Angry Man of Jazz' because of his temperament, but Charles put that temperament into his work and created powerful, message filled albums that delve into your soul. Some of is albums focus on the civil rights movement such as his Jazz song on the Album "Ah Um" called Fables of FaubusQuoted From Wikipedia: "Fables of Faubus" is one of Charles Mingus' most explicitly political works. The song was written as a direct protest against Arkansas governor Orval E. Faubus who in 1957 sent out the National Guard to prevent the integration of Little Rock Central High School by nine African American teenagers." 

On the Album "Ah Um", Charles Mingus also composed a song entitled 'Open Letter to Duke,' who we know is Duke Ellington and "Bird Calls' which Charles Mingus pays tribute to jazz great Charlie "Bird' Parker.

LOOSE LEAF TEA I STEEPED TO PAIR WITH POWER BOWL
A full, string, yet smooth and hearty green tea upholds with this Power Bowl. I always steep my teas loose and serve them hot. Teas add even more antioxidants to a great meal. I paired again the Gunpowder Green Tea from the Sweet Potatoes Taco Meal Recipe.
Here is the Information again on that tea.
As always, I steeped my tea in a 24 ounce teapot according to green tea specific hot water temperatures and always serve hot.

The name gunpowder derives from the tea leaves that are rolled into little pellets but open up to full leaves when steeped. Unlike gentle green teas, gunpowder green teas have a hearty, full, smoky, nutty, and smooth flavor that hold up to earthy and spicy dishes.

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Sister Vegetarian
Donna M. Beaudoin




Disclaimer: Sister Vegetarian is a blog based on my vegetarian and vegan experiences and journey as well as others' experiences. I am not a medical, nutritionist, or exercise specialist; so, please consult your physician before starting any vegetarian and vegan lifestyle and exercise program.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Wednesday Wellness Tip 2/7/18: Dates for Health and Possibly Reducing Risk of Abdominal Cancer

I love Dates. I love to incorporate dates in my Warm Kale/Collard Greens and Quinoa Salad. I will share this recipe on the next recipe post for a quick week-day or weekend nutritious meal that heals the body, adds to protection to fight, illnesses and diseases, and more ☺

Date's health benefits include:

  • Strengthening bones
  • Relieving constipation
  • Heart health
  • Treating intestinal disorders
  • Maintaining the health of the Nervous System
  • Reducing risk of Abdominal Cancer
  • Prevent Night Blindness
  • Boosts Energy
  • And, more benefits for a healthy body, mind, and soul.

Link here: for in-depth view of each benefit and more


Sister Vegetarian
Donna M. Beaudoin


Disclaimer: Sister Vegetarian is a blog based on my vegetarian and vegan experiences and journey as well as others' experiences. I am not a medical, nutritionist, or exercise specialist; so, please consult your physician before starting any vegetarian and vegan lifestyle and exercise program.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Sister Vegetarian's Wednesday Wellness Tip: Benefits of adding lemon to water as you rise in the morning.


In my book Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days, I talk about the importance of drinking water as you rise in the morning.


Adding lemons to water is also an added benefit for your first drink as you rise in the morning.

The measurement indicates that if under 150 pounds, male or female,add a half squeezed  lemon to 8 to 13 ounces of water. If over 150 pounds, add a whole squeezed lemon to 8 to 13 ounces of water. Do not use bottled  lemon juice because bottled lemon juice contains preservatives. Purchase a bag of fresh lemons to acquire this health benefit.

Benefits of lemons in water as you rise in the morning
  • Boots Immune System
  • Good for Digestion
  • Flushes toxins out of your system
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Helps you loose weight
  • Boost of Energy

For more detailed information, access Life Hacks (link here) for 11 Benefits of Lemons with details of each benefit

Sister Vegetarian at 51 years of beautiful, blessed age in Eagle Pose for AM Yoga Practice after lemon water as I rise.
Sister Vegetarian
Donna M Beaudoin

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Sweet Potatoes Stuffing in Blue Corn Taco Shells







Sweet Potatoes are high in nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Aside from being low in calories, Sweet Potatoes contain a large percentage of Vitamin A, C, varied Bs, potassium, manganese, and more. Here is a breakdown of  Sweet Potato's nutrient contents at Nutrition Data Website: link here

This Sweet Potatoes Stuffing in Blue Corn Taco Shells is a favorite recipe of mine that I have been cooking for the past 9 years. I change it up by stuffing the sweet potatoes mixture in flour tortillas, plain taco shells, or as in this recipe blue corn taco shells.It is a quick recipe for week night meals. I always have stuffing left over, so I freeze it for individual taco meals when ready to serve again for dinner.

Sweet Potatoes Stuffing in Blue Corn Taco Shells 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 medium size sweet potatoes
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1 Medium Sweet Onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp ground chipotle pepper
  • 1 small to medium size fresh jalapeno, \with seeds taken out then diced (the larger the jalapeno such as medium, the more spicier the recipe will be even though the seeds are taken out)
  • 1 cup of diced green bell peppers
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Depending on servings, 2 tacos if just serving yourself (you will have left over stuffing to freeze. Otherwise, 8-10 tacos if serving more than 1 person

Garnish for topping on tacos:

  • Chopped fresh cilantro (or try fresh chopped kale, fresh chopped collard greens, or fresh chopped spinach for my favorite twists)
  • Diced fresh tomatoes or a can of diced tomatoes, drained
  • Vegan sour cream, regular sour cream, or Greek Plain yogurt

DIRECTIONS:

  • Prepare the Sweet potatoes:
  • Peel the sweet potato skins, and then cut the sweet potatoes in 1 - 2 inch chunks
  • Place water in a double boiler pot, with sufficient water in the pot  to steam the potatoes in the basket part of the double boiler pot (maybe close to half full of a pot)
  • Place the cut sweet potatoes in the basket part of the pot
  • Place the double boiler pot on medium high, and steam the potatoes for 10 minutes or until just tender to eat. You can try the texture with a fork. If it starts to break easily with a fork, then the potatoes are ready.
  • Set the potatoes aside in a bowl and cover with foil
PREPARE THE STUFFING:

  • Saute for 5 to 7 minutes in a pan onions, garlic, green bell peppers, chipotle pepper, jalapeno pepper, and season with sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Add the sweet potatoes to the saute mixture and combine. The stuffing will look chunky, but not smooth.

STUFF THE TACOS

  • Heat the tacos according to package directions
  • Stuff the tacos with the stuffing and garnish with the suggested garnishes.

disfrute su comida !! Means Enjoy your meal in Spanish

Music I played while cooking: 
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The Grammy  and Various Award Winning Album Buena Vista Social Club by the Cuban Band  BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB
Bueva Vista Social Club is a an ensemble of Cuban musicians established in 1996 to revive the music of pre-revolutionary Cuba. Here is their story on their website: Link here

HOT TEA TO PAIR WITH MEAL:
Gunpowder Green Loose Leaf Tea by Positively Tea. 

As always, I steeped my tea in a 24 ounce teapot according to green tea specific hot water temperatures and always serve hot.

The name gunpowder derives from the tea leaves that are rolled into little pellets but open up to full leaves when steeped. Unlike gentle green teas, gunpowder green teas have a smoky, nutty, and smooth flavor that hold up to spicy dishes such as this Sweet Potato Stuffing in Blue Corn Tacos.

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disfrute su comida !!

Sister Vegetarian
Donna M Beaudoin

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Sister Vegetarian's Wednesday Wellness Tip: Make this quick soup in 10 minutes in the morning for a work day lunch

Today's Wednesday Wellness Tip comes from a repost of my November 13, 2011 recipe on making a quick work-day soup for lunch in the morning or on a Sunday as you prepare for work. You can also have this for a quick dinner; but, being in the midst of winter, you will enjoy a healthy home-made soup prepared in 10 minutes. Add whatever vegetables, legumes, or beans you want. Below is my basic starting version.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


A Drama-Free 60 cents a day Work-Lunch prepared on Sunday to keep you warm and toasty all week long




I LOVE MY STANLEY THERMOS!



Warm and cozy sounds weird to describe a work-week lunch time meal, but that's how I feel with my Thermos and "hippy-style" knitted thermos cozy that I knitted myself to keep the thermos warm on the outside.



My love of soups come together for a warm and cozy lunch-time meal during the work week, as I read Black Order: A Sigma Force an exciting espionage novel by James Rollins that takes me to several countries in a lunch time!



Here's an idea for a "drama-free" work week lunch-time meal. As the temperatures drop, a cold lunch-time meal just will not so for me. I love soup! So, I transposed my love of soup from dinner time only to a fun work week lunch meal. I made an extra pot of soup just for work lunches for the week. The cost: $3.00 for the week, or 60 cents per day!

Although I made a split pea soup for dinner this evening, I made a basic soup.



The basic soup lunch ingredients:

4 cups of fresh coarsely chopped turnip leaves, kale, spinach, or collard greens

2 cups of chopped carrots

2 cups frozen Lima beans

3 small diced oriental peppers

8-10 cups of water

Optional: 1 vegan bouillon cube

1 tap each turmeric, cumin, curry powder, garlic powder or to taste

* additional suggestions to twist it up during the week below


Directions:

I cooked this for 10 -15 minutes and placed in 2 large containers in the refrigerator. To heat up, I'll just scoop the amount I want for a work lunch meal into a pot in the morning, reheat for 5 minutes or until hot, and place in my thermos.


Additional suggestions for a twist:


For a twist during the week to break up the monotony of a basic soup, add canned beans one or 2 days when reheating, wheat pasta, or bring vegetarian/vegan style home-made croutons or Italian bread and place in your soup when ready to eat.

Keeping the thermos warm on the outside (fun knitting project):

I use a Stanley Thermos that I knitted a thermos cozy for to keep the outside of the thermos warm. If you love knitting odd and end projects as I do from the normal scarves and sweaters, try this quick knitting project for thermos cozies to keep your soups warm:


Lizards in Scarves Blog - knitted a thermos cozy and thermos cap


Tales from Yarnvana: knitted thermos cozy


~ Donna Beaudoin "Sister Vegetarian"