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)"

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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, January 31, 2011

1/31/11 Press Release from the Physicians Committe for Responsible Medicine: Release of New Dietary Guidelines

Great News!!!

1/31/11 Press Release from the Physicians Committe for Responsible Medicine: Release of New Dietary Guidelines for Americans

"The new Dietary Guidelines for Americans devote more attention to vegetarian and vegan diets than any previous version of the Guidelines. The new Guidelines devote two full pages to vegetarian and vegan nutrition and point out that these eating patterns provide nutritional advantages and reduce obesity, heart disease, and overall mortality."

Link to guidelines:

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sister's Curry-Turmeric Scrambled Tofu with Pinto Beans

I love being a vegan! As a vegetarian and then a vegan, I never found myself pondering what will I eat for dinner. I always have a spark of creativity in the kitchen to try a twist from a well used recipe for a meal that is quick and nutritiously satisfying. I took a basic breakfast scrambled tofu recipe and jazzed it up for an after-work dinner that was filling, delicious, and quick to prepare in 20 mins or less.
Don't forget that curry and turmeric have healing powers from antioxidants to combatting diabets. Click here (curry and turmeric) for Sister's inspirational information on curry and turmeric:
Sister's Curry-Turmeric Scrambled Tofu with Pinto Beans
Servings: 2
Time to cook: 12 to 17 minutes
  • 1 16 oz firm tofu, drained and pressed
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup yellow squash, chopped
  • 1 cup raw turnips greens, roughly chopped with veins and stems left on
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper diced ( I left the vein and seeds intact-but remove for less fire)
  • 1 medium cubanelle pepper, diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp turmeric, ground
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 tbsp Braggs Liquid Aminos
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 15 oz can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • garnish: avocado chopped


1. Heat olive oil in pan
2. Crumble tofu into pan.
3. Add onions, green peppers, jalapeno pepper, cubanelle pepper, squash, and turnip greens. Saute all for 5 mins.
4. Add remaining ingredients, except beans. Cook on medium heat for 5 to 7 mins until tofu looks like water has drained out and it is fluffy.
5. Add beans and combine with all ingredients. Heat for 2-5 minutes.
6. Plate and serve. Top with avocado.
Additional serving idea: Spread vegan sour cream on a tortilla. Place half of scrambled tofu on a tortilla, and roll.

Friday, January 14, 2011

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Need more inspirational, motivation, and fuel to lead a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle?

Need more inspirational, motivation, and fuel to lead a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle?

Please remember to frequently visit Sister Vegetarian's Main Page and Recipe Page for cooking tips via Sister's Recipe Page and information on how to lead a successful Vegetarian or Vegan Lifestyle. I offer helpful and healthful tips and exercises for the mind,body, and spirit to inspire and motivate women and men to stay on the vegetarian/vegan path.The purpose of Sister's daily quotes on Facebook, Twitter, and Sister's Mind, Body, and Spirit Page is to provide confidence and motivation because if your mind is not strong, it will be hard to resist the temptations of going back to a meat lifestyle. The purpose of the daily quotes are to motivate you and teach you to trust in yourself. Sister Vegetarian's book to be published in 2011 will also offer a guide...just a sneak preview :) Look to the left for the links to Sister's other pages for inspiration, motivation, and guidance on this beautiful journey.

~ Donna "Sister Vegetarian"

Friday, January 7, 2011

Book Recommendation: The China Study

The China Study was voted Veg News Book of the Year.

As quoted from the China Study website: Drawing on the project findings in rural China, but going far beyond those findings, The China Study details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The report also examines the source of nutritional confusion produced by powerful lobbies, government entities, and opportunistic scientists. The New York Times has recognized the study (China-Oxford-Cornell Diet and Health Project) as the "Grand Prix of epidemiology" and the "most comprehensive large study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease."

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A very thought provoking and deep speech on Veganism and Animal Rights

After being a vegetarian for over a year, I finally stepped on my long-term life path of being a vegan 4 weeks ago. I received this link today from the local vegan group that I joined a year ago called The Triangle Vegan Action group. The video was taped at Georgia Tech, and it pertains to not only animal rights activism but why you should lead a vegan lifestyle (especially if you are a vegetarian hooked on cheese as though it's cocaine). This speech is very DEEP and thought provoking. It makes you think about the TV ads and it gives you a deeper understanding of veganism whether you are a meat eater, vegetarian, or even a vegan.

Here's the video:

From the video description: ----------

Watch Gary Yourofsky's entire speech on animal rights and veganism recorded from Georgia Tech from Summer 2010. Gary is a national lecturer on veganism and does over 200 talks each year. His charismatic preachy style is one of a kind - a must see. Please share this brilliant speech in any way you can. Thank you.

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***** In late 2010, Gary's sponsor told him he will no longer be funding him After this year - 2010. If you were impressed by Gary's educational abilities and know someone who can help sponsor him, please contact Gary through his website:

***** Due to one of the clips in this video, it is blocked in these locations due to copyrights: Germany. Viewers from these locations might be able to watch this entire lecture here: