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.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Cookbook Challenge: Color Me Vegan's Beet Burgers

Staying a vegan or vegetarian means you have the victory! Be victorious everyday by learning new recipes and educating yourself on the nutrients associated with the whole foods you are eating. This week's Cookbook Challenge comes from the book Color Me Vegan by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. I love this book because of the focus on the varied pigments of vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds and their role during our consumption of prevention, curing, reversing, and protection from illnesses and diseases through their antioxidant, phytochemical, and phytonutrient rich properties. Antioxidants, phytochemicals, and phytonutrients aid in the "prevention and/or treatment of at least four of the leading causes of death in Western countries - cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension."

(source: Color Me Vegan is not only a cookbook, but an educational tool that teaches you how to eat right in order to protect, cure, and heal your body. Color Me Vegan is especially useful for newbie vegans/vegetarians through veterans. The recipes are easy to follow with items you tend to always have on hand. The author gives ideas for substitution of ingredients, as well as ideas for meal planning around each recipe.

The book is divided into chapters which reflect the pigment colors of vegetables, fruits, legumes,nuts and seeds. The Chapters are Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Purple, White/Tan, Black/Brown, and Rainbow whereas the premise of naming each Chapter by a color is that each pigment serves a specific purpose in the prevention, treatment, curing, and healing of illnesses and diseases.

Today's recipe challenge is from the Red Chapter. The Red Chapter focuses on lycopene. Lycopene is a pigment that gives all red fruits such as beets, apples, pink grapefruit, watermelon, and tomatoes their color. Lycopene has been known to have cancer fighting properties associated with the prevention of prostrate and breast cancer, heart disease, cataracts, and other diseases, illnesses, and abnormalities affecting the body.

For a sneak peak into what the color orange, brown, and pigments can do in the prevention and treatment of diseases and illnesses, click here: for a study performed at North Dakota University

The Cookbook Challenge Begins! I introduce you to this week's star: Beet Burgers (page 34 of Color Me Vegan).

Review: This recipe was quick and easy to prepare. While I can't list the recipe due to copy right laws, but I do indicate the ingredients. Many other vegans and vegetarians have tried their own versions split off from this Color Me Vegan recipe on various websites through just a search of vegan beet burgers. I love this recipe. It's hands down, the best whole foods based burger I have tasted!

Ingredients used were everything I had in my kitchen, except for a few equivalent substitutions:

- A bunch of beets was used in this recipe (a bunch being 3 medium sizes or two large sizes with skin left on).

- sesame seeds (I used peanuts which everyone tends to have on hand, unless you have an allergy to peanuts. and then I would say use the sesame seeds as instructed)-sunflower seeds (again, I used peanuts in its place because I try to use items that I always have on hand rather than purchase an item I may not use often)

- bulghur ( vegans and vegetarians always tend to have this on hand, and yes I did too!)

- bread crumbs (I made it a little more healthier by using old fashion oats)

-all purpose flour (I used wheat flour for a non processed flour)

-garlic (I am the queen of garlic and you will never see me without garlic or onions in stock. NEVER!)

-parsley (I used raw mustard greens instead because I just love the peppery taste it imparts as well as the nutrients to fight illnesses)

-tamari sauce (I used Braggs Liquid Aminos-somethings we always have handy as vegetarians and vegans)
-vegan mayonnaise

- toppings: avocados, tomatoes, onions

How to make: The recipe called for hand chopping and mixing, but I cut down some time by putting everything whole into my food processor. Using the food processor had cut down alot of time. I would say probably 15 to 20 minutes of time was saved from not chopping, cutting, and hand mixing. After the ingredients are mixed in the food processor for 5 minutes or less, I formed them into burgers. The recipe indicates that 10-12 burgers can be formed if making them on the small to medium side. Me, on the other hand may be a small gal, but I love my veggie burgers big! Consequently, I made 6 medium to large size burgers out of the mixture. At 350 degrees in the oven, it took only 25 minutes to bake. I served a burger on toasted Italian Tuscan bread with the suggested home-made carrot fries. A glass of Shiraz wine accompanied my meal. I was finger-licking the burgers to the end! After dinner during kitchen cleanup, I had to stop myself from nibbling on the five burger leftovers that I stored in the freezer for a quick meal.

Rating: This recipe gets a 5 out of 5 for taste, quickness, ability to freeze, and fast kitchen cleanup !!!!

Please try this recipe from Color Me Vegan. Purchase the book or sample it at your local library! The book is worth it not only for the recipes but for the educational information on antioxidants, phytochemicals, and phytonutrients. Remember, you can also search the web for similar beet burger recipes spinned off from this Color Me Vegan recipe. Here's a video of the writer Didi Emmons of Veggie Planet preparing her version of the vegan beet burger: Didi's video

Until next week for the next Cookbook Challenge from another cookbook! ~ Sister Vegetarian

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