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

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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.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Soar in All Things

Ran 17 miles today and ready for my half marathon next Sunday. At 17 miles, tears flooded in my eyes because I finally realized that it is not the race but the journey as many have said. What I thought my body could not do. What you may think your body cannot do. It can do.You can soar with endurance, perseverance, faith, and belief in yourself that just like the story of The Little Engine Who Could..."I think I can...I think I can..I think I can...You Can." Conceive It. Perceive It. Believe It. Do It. I thought I can, and I did. ~ Sister Vegetarian

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I ran in the rain today 6.5 miles. The rain was drizzles, then heavy at times with gusty winds, then sprinkles, and again with the same rain cycle. I loved every minute. It was awesome. Hardcore. I loved the adventure! . I was born and raised in Newark, NJ in the late 60s and 70s :) Newark, makes you proud, tough, and builds endurance :) You remember, respect, and honor where you came from - that foundation of endurance. I am still riding on a high from today's run...the rain refreshes. Running today in the ran reminds me of playing in the rain as a worries...we just existed. That's good to be that way as an adult at times...carefree and free-spirited. Life is good. Life rocks :)
~ Sister Vegetarian

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Results of my 10 mile race today-a designated RRCA 10 Mile Championship Race

My 10 miler race today was fun. Thank you to my hubby who woke up with me at 5:45 AM today, and stood in 40 + deg temps as I ran 10 miles. I placed 25th in my age group of 40-44 at age 44. The race was designated as the RRCA 10-Mile State Championship. About 500 + participants. I loved every minute, and just enjoyed myself. It was so ZEN:) And, I was in zen. I love the feeling of crossing the finish line with a cheering crowd, and my hubby standing there as I hugged him and would not let go.

I ran non-stop for 1 hr 42 mins at a 10:14 min per mile pace. It was awesome and fun!!!! The music pre-race was fun - 80s flashback with a little contemporary funk. I danced in cold temps and did a little fun dance as I ran and boogied after the race :) In 2 weeks is my first half marathon, a Boston Half Qualifier. In 4 1/2 months is my full marathon (a full Boston Qualifier), and the best finish prize is the beer at the finish line at 10 AM. Yahoo!!
Just because we are vegetarians, that does not mean we cannot have fun!
Power and strength to vegetarians to be all we can be with a smile!

~ Sister Vegetarian

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Book Information

Martha Theus of 21st Century Vegetarian has been busy with another book, and two eBooks. Link here to read more on this phenomenal woman who has been a vegetarian for over 20 years, including how she raised her two children (now in their 20s) since birth as vegetarians. Martha's husband has also been a vegetarian for almost 30 years, even as a former policeman who practiced vegetarianism.

Sister Vegetarian is also working on a book for release by mid 2011. Stay tuned for periodic updates as I complete the manuscript. ~ Sister Vegetarian

Bare Neccessities

Just returned from 2 night camping trip and hiking with hubby and dog :) Tents, sleeping bag, bare necessities is all we needed to appreciate the simplicities of life :) Going down to bare necessities for 2 nights and in 40 degree night and AM weather was still awesomely relaxing, and needed. A fun time :) I'm ready now for my 10 miler race this coming Saturday. I love the simple things in life and nature :) Appreciating being a vegetarian daily :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

14.5 miles today and other famous athletes who are vegetarians

Beautiful Sunday :) Ran Non-Stop 14.5 miles this AM. That is over 2 hours of running non-stop without pain nor running out of breath-only 3 months after starting to run again after a long hiatus.

I should have ran 13, but felt great and ran another mile, then another 1/2 mile for 14.5 miles. Still felt awesome, and proceeded to walk the dog after :) Being vegetarian is fueling my body. Loving it. Love to see what my body can do as a vegetarian runner, and it's awesome what we are capable of. A quote says "a strong runner requires a strong person." I see what it means now. Still feeling great without being out of breath or pain :) Check out this link of famous vegetarian athletes...We are not alone :)
~ Sister Vegetarian

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Bring It On!

Bring it On! I recited this to the weather and the long pavement ahead of me. ‎53 degrees at 7AM as I ventured out for my 12 mi run. Great run :) Bring on more :) 3 more weeks for a 10 miler; 6 more weeks for my half marathon; and, 5 more months for my full marathon. I'm in zen running mode right now :) Feeling great after an inspiring and exhilarating run :) My fuel last night was a vegetarian tortilla roll up made with pinto beans, avocado, and tomatoes as well as other nutritious additions. The pinto beans provided protein for rebuilding my muscles; the tortilla provided energy via carbs; the avocado provided a natural source of good fat; and, the tomato provided an antioxidant. I will post the recipe within the upcoming week on Sister's Recipe Page.

~ Sister Vegetarian

Friday, October 1, 2010