Sister Vegetarian Speaking Appearances!!!

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

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


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 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 entrĂ©e 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:

Black Expressions Book Club
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.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day to those in the military, retired military, and family with military relatives. Thank you for your personal sacrifices. May you have a beautiful day!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sister starts an urban container garden...

Visit Sister Green's link as I talk about starting an urban vegetable container garden, and ideas that can help you start your own vegetable garden.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Reader's Speak Out: If You Don't Stop Type 2 diabetes Now, You will Hate Yourself Later

If You Don't Stop Type 2 diabetes Now, You will Hate Yourself Later
by Patricia Harris
* Note: Remember to always visit your physician for proper medical assistance as a diabetic, and before starting any exercise program.

About Sister's Reader: Patricia Harris created a blog called called Diabetics Menus Blog is her personal hobby web log devoted to tips to eat healthy to avoid and manage diabetes. Get to know Patricia a little more at her About Me Section of her blog.

Diabetes type 2 is the most common kind of diabetes. An incredible number of Americans are identified as having type 2 diabetes, and much more are unsuspecting they may be at high risk. Some groups have a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes than others.

Type 2 diabetes is much more common in African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians along with Pacific Islanders, as well as the older population.

In type 2 diabetes, either the body doesn't produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. Insulin is critical for your body to use glucose for energy. Once you eat food, the body breaks down all of the sugars and starches into glucose, that's the basic fuel for your cells in the body. Insulin takes the sugar from blood into your cells. When glucose generates inside the blood rather than going into cells, it can lead to diabetes complications.

You may have the power to increase and protect your health. With proper nutrition and exercise and by making good lifestyle choices (like not smoking), you possibly can feel better, stronger, and healthier, and can reduce your risk of diseases including cancer, diabetes, heart disease and heart stroke.

What is a Healthy Weight?

There's a great way to find out in case your current weight puts you at risk for developing serious diseases. Go to and take the Body Mass Index (BMI) test. The final results can help you decide if you need to stress about your weight.

Better You Eat, Better You experience

Here are some basic guidelines to help you and your family make healthier food decisions.

* Eat many vegetables and fruits.

* Choose wholegrain foods over processed grain products. Try brown rice instead of white. Substitute wheat grains bread for white.

* Eat fish 2 to 3 times per week.

* Select leaner cuts of meat like those that end in "loin."

* Remove the skin from poultry and turkey.

* Eat non-fat dairy

* Drink water and low calories non-carbonated liquids.

* Use liquid oils for cooking instead of solid fats.

* Cut back on high calorie snacks like chips, cookies, cakes, and regular ice cream. Find baked chips and reduced calorie snacks. Or have some fruit instead.

* Be careful about your serving sizes. Even an excessive amount of "healthy" food could potentially cause weight gain.


* Compare labels of similar foods, then pick the one with smaller amounts of saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium.

* Adults should eat under 2400 mg. of sodium everyday. If you have high blood pressure, you might want to aim for even less.

* Try adding seasonings in your cooking to replace salt for enhancing flavor.

A Little Physical activity goes far

Anything that gets you up and moving is designed for you. Here's what it might do:
* Reduce your risk of developing diabetes type 2

* Reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke Lower hypertension and cholesterol

* Reduce blood glucose (sugar) levels if you have diabetes, which could lower your risk of developing diabetes-related complications

* Reduce tension * Help you slim down

* Provide you with more energy

* Help you sleep better

* Build stronger bones and muscle mass

You do not need to visit a gym, play sports or use fancy equipment.

Certainly, you need to talk to your physician before beginning any exercise program.

If you have Diabetes:

Maintaining a healthy diet and staying active are a lot more important when you've got diabetes.

Well-balanced meals might help keep your glucose (sugar) level as nearly normal as it can be.

Being active also helps you decrease your blood glucose. If you increase your physical activity levels, you may be able to

take less insulin or diabetes pills. In case you are very inactive, have heart disease or simply a history of foot ulcers, talk to your doctor about safe exercise available for you.

Check your blood glucose before exercising. If it's under 100 mg/dl, eat some fruit, crackers or have a glass of milk or juice.

Check it again after exercising to know how your blood glucose responds to workout. Bring a snack if you'll be active for a few hour.

~ Patricia Harris

Note from Sister Vegetarian: Although Sister Vegetarian's blog focuses on a vegetarian and vegan lifestyle, Sister's main concern is that whether or not you are a vegetarian an incorporation of fresh vegetables and fruits into your diet is paramount to a healthy body, mind, spirit, and lifestyle. Thank you Patricia for a great article on diabetes. Your article will change positively many diabetics, those who know diabetics, and those who may have been on the verge of developing diabetes due to eating habits.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A simple life on my backpacking trip

Pictures of my backpacking trip (above):
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
~Hans Hofmann, Introduction to the Bootstrap, 1993

I have been in the Southern Appalachian Range of the NC Mountains for 6 days where I backpacked with my husband, and dog to enjoy Mother Earth's beautiful bounty. We lived from a tent and our backpacks in the wilderness. No one around but the wildlife, and Mother Earth's beauty. I slept on top of the mountain and felt peace. I woke up to a beautiful sunrise and watched beautiful sunsets on top of the mountain.This trip renewed me and enabled me to appreciate being a vegetarian even more by appreciating Mother Nature. Instead of sticking with vegan foods which are far and few between for backpackers, I had to rely on vegetarian backpacking freeze dried foods which kept my strength up. Thanks to Backpackers Pantry food for backpackers, I ate vegetarian lasagna, vegetarian Pad Thai, vegetarian scrambled eggs, and other great gourmet vegetarian freeze dried meals for backpackers (also called MRE for those in or was in the military).
In getting closer to nature on this trip, I rethought how I loved the simple life and always tried to lead a simple life away from the hustle and bustle. In lieu of this, I planned in my mind as I sat on the mountain top the vegetable garden I always wanted to start when I return home. Today, I made a trip to my local Lowe's Home and Garden Store for tomato seeds, potting soils, and rubber made containers to start a container vegetable garden and start my own compost. I plan to start this compost maybe within a month with the red worms that makes the home-made compost great fertilizer and "black gold" for awesome vegetables. When August hits, I'll start my beets as it becomes colder for this cold weather produce.
In a nutshell, getting back to nature renewed my love of the simple life and a simple life is beautiful for me.
~ Sister Vegetarian