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.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cookbook Challenge: A Salute to Omega Psi Phi and Vegan Purple Potato Salad (The Purple and Gold)

This weekend's challenge comes from the cookbook Vegan Fusion World Cuisine. The cookbook is based on the recipes of the Blossoming Lotus Vegan Restaurant in Hawaii.

The Vegan Fusion World Cuisine book (also available at new or used) also contains inspirational quotes on each recipe page. The restaurant and the book recipes are inspired from whole and live foods. Today's recipe is the Vegan Purple Potato Salad Recipe. A Hawaiian sweet purple potato was used in the book's recipe; however, throughout the book, substitutions are given for each recipe where vegetables or fruits may not be prevalent or are not in season in regions of the world. A substitute
given for the sweet purple potatoes was yams or sweet potatoes; or, any version of potatoes. Although my local store does carry purple potatoes, it is not the sweet version. The purple potatoes at my local grocery story are nutty tasting and delicious, but I preferred to go for the sweet version as the recipe suggested. The US South is known for its sweet potatoes; so, a trip to my local farmer, Wise Farms out of Johnston County North Carolina, provided the sweet potatoes for my recipe.

I am use to purchasing my own vegan mayonnaise, although I have made my own vegan mayonnaise in the past. The recipe for the vegan mayonnaise in this cookbook, in my opinion, surpassed all other homemade vegan mayonnaise recipes that I have previously prepared. This goes with saying that I WILL NEVER purchased store brought mayonnaise again because the Vegan Fusion World Cuisines' vegan mayonnaise was "da bomb!" For those not knowing this urban other words "da bombs" is an "old school" way of saying that it was "AWESOME!" Excuse the language, but DAMN!... the home-made vegan mayonnaise was AWESOME!!! This recipe went well for the beginning of baseball season this weekend, with my fav and home-town team The NY Yankees belting it out against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. I paired this recipe with a vegan version of Emeril's Vegetarian Cuban sandwich, and a glass of Shiraz wine as the The Yankees played on my TV yesterday! The purple potato salad (or, substituting yam or sweet potato) will be great for summer picnics and BBQs that even carnivores will have their lips and fingers licking fro more!

A salute to Omega Psi Phi - Congratulations as you celebrate 100 years of excellence!!!

Idea: My brother is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (Q Dogs as they are also known) who are celebrating 100 years this year. If you know a brother who is a member of this fraternity, make this meal for them using the purple potatoes. Many stores are now carrying the purple potatoes, not the sweet version, but the nutty tasting version of sweet potatoes. When cooked, the purple potatoes maintain their beautiful deep purple hue. Omega Psi Phi's colors are purple and gold, so why not bring this purple potato salad representing Omega Psi Phi's colors to a picnic or party in celebration of Omega Psi Phi's 100 years of service to the community! The potato salad will end up being purple and gold because turmeric is added to the recipe which actually showcases a purple and gold salad! Sister loves to give you creative ideas!

note on printed recipe: You can acquire this book inexpensively at, or at your local library. Since I am duplicating the recipes exactly, I am unable to reprint the recipes due to copyrights; however, this recipe can be found easily through this book or duplicated in many different ways as I have found on vegan and vegetarian food websites.

~ Sister Vegetarian

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