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 http://youtu.be/fvjZZ6_uPH4 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.
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!
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 McCarthy...you 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 entrée 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: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BP10K4O
Black Expressions Book Club (http://www.blackexpressions.com/) 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.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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Sunday, May 29, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
~ Sister Vegetarian
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
~ Sister Vegetarian
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Pressed for time in the morning to make a healthy breakfast? Does hurrying breakfast make you stressed? Missing breakfast because of little time? Save at least 10 minutes in the morning by prepping your breakfast the night before.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
New Recipe on Sister's recipe Page: Sister's Original Vegan Southern Style Grits and Sauteed Mushrooms
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Sister's Home and Main Page: Click here
Recipe Page: click here
Mind, Body, and Spirit Page: click here (this page includes inspirational quotes, and reader stories such as Battzi's weekly updates)
~ Sister Vegetarian
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Here's the movie's website link which includes states where the movie is being shown:click here
In addition, here is one of the participants in the documentary, SanDera Nation, whose diabetes was reversed and cured from a plant based diet: click here
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Try a home-made all natural face wash.
Grind up 1 cup of old-fashion style oatmeal in a blender to form a powder-like form. Place the grind up oatmeal in an airtight jar or container, and keep within reach near your bathroom sink. When ready to wash your face, add about 1 TBSP of the oatmeal in your hand and mix with a little water to form a liquid paste in your hand. Wet your face with water. Apply the oatmeal mixture to your face in a circular motion with your finger tips. Wash the oatmeal off of your face with water. Pat your face dry. Oatmeal keeps the face clear and bright by acting as a natural exfoliate. No chemicals-just you and nature at its best, looking good!
~ Sister Vegetarian
These two recipes are not from a cookbook,but they come from the websites of The Vegetarian Society of East Tennessee (Vegan Sunflower Seed Cheese) and Rockin Vegan's blog (Sunflower Seed & Herb Cheese). I love to share with my readers awesome and outstanding recipes that I find, and I have tried at home. These two sunflower seed cheese recipes are seriously rockin' old school Lenny Kravitz-style and AC-DC style, bluesy BB King-style, and jazzy-classical violinist Regina Carter style! What do I mean? They are deliciously talented and you'll never tire of these recipes. If there was a Grammy Award for rockin' Vegan Cheese recipes, these two recipes would be part of the nominations! Click on both website links for East TN Vegetarian Society and The Rockin Vegan versions.
The Challenge: How I found the recipes?
I found both recipes quick and easy to prepare in 15 minutes or less. Both are raw versions, so no cooking is required. The amount of nutrition you receive from these recipes are off the chart! Sunflower seeds are known for their anti-inflammatory, cardiovascular, cholesterol reduction detoxification,and cancer prevention properties. Sunflower seeds are high in Vitamin E and Folate. Click here for WHFoods.com nutrition information on sunflower seeds: WHFoods.com
I never purchase vegan cheese, and tend to experiment with many versions of making vegan cheese at home - especially, with whole foods as one or more main ingredients.
The Vegetarian Society of East Tennessee Raw Sunflower Seed Cheese: I used this recipe as a sandwich spread for various sandwiches made from roasted vegetables (examples: eggplant, mushrooms, beets...and more). I also used it on crusty Italian bread with fresh basil and tomatoes, served with a glass of Savingnon Blanc Wine.
The Rockin Vegan Sunflower Seed & Herb Cheese : a lot more firmer than the above recipe. I used it as a raw stuffing for a vegan raw sushi version where the sunflower seed cheese took the place of the rice. I also used it as the cheese for a home-made vegan pizza. This sunflower seed cheese recipe is also good as a sandwich spread; served on crusty Italian bread with fresh basil, and cheese; warmed and tossed with pasta; breakfast spread with a fig preserve on home-made bread and a Cup of Joe.
Although I gave a few ideas of how I used both sunflower seed cheese spreads, the options are limitless. Be creative! I never will purchase store vegan cheese again. This cheese is not processed, and the nutrients found in both raw versions is what I want out of any meal or snack that I prepare. What's on your plate right now? Give either or both of these raw vegan sunflower seed cheese recipes a try!
My kudoos to East TN Vegetarian Society and The Rockin' Vegan for great recipes that we can easily make at home!
~ Sister Vegetarian
Friday, May 13, 2011
If you need to clean larger size vegetables or fruits, I use a pan or pot designated to clean my fruits or vegetables. I add 2 TBSP of vinegar per cups of water in the pan. I soak my vegetables or fruits in the pan. I then swish the water/vegetables/fruit around in the pan to remove dirt and bugs. Drain the vegetables or fruit in a colander, then rinse in the pan with clean water. Drain again using the colander. Soak in clean water again if needed.
~ Sister Vegetarian
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Just remember, that we are only human and it's okay to make mistakes. We learn and grow from our mistakes. You are successful when you realize that it is okay to make mistakes, and that you can pick yourself up and start right where you left off. Failure happens when you do not try again. Just because you ate something not vegetarian or vegan, it does not mean you are no longer a vegetarian or vegan. Maybe you cook for your family, elder parents or neighbors and they are not vegetarian or vegan. This does not mean you are not a vegetarian or vegan because you cook meals with meat and/or dairy products for them.. Many vegans and vegetarians must take care of sick or elderly parents who do not follow the same lifestyle. We must cook their meals and provide care for them - this is being compassionate and providing compassion. Being compassionate is part of being a vegan and vegetarian; and, by providing for them is showing compassion and love.
You know whom and who you are as a vegetarian or vegan. Let no one tell you otherwise that you are not if you make a mistake, or cook for family who are not vegetarians or vegans. You are still a role model who is showing compassion in many ways to all God's living creatures.
~ Sister Vegetarian
Click here for Part 2 of Battzi's 5/8/11 post chronicling her weekly updates of the challenges and triumphs along her vegetarian/vegan journey.
If you missed Part 1 of Battzi's weekly update: click here
Tune in weekly for updates on Battzi's vegetarian/vegan personal journey.
For other stories of overcoming challenges and obstacles on this vegetarian or vegan path, here are past stories from Sister Vegetarian and her readers:
Deb Rucker's story: click here
Battzi's 100 day challenge: click here
The Vegetarian Hiker (Donna Beaudoin, aka Sister Vegetarian): click here
Breeze Harper's Sistah Vegan Book (includes stories from black women leading vegan lives) Book: click here
~ Sister Vegetarian
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Battzi from Part II: "Ladies, I was sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. I had to take back my life. Another incident took place that was the icing on the cake for me...."click here (Part II) to read more.
If you missed Part I posted on 5/8/11, click here (Part I)
~ Sister Vegetarian
Monday, May 9, 2011
Let Mother Earth make your scent. Be a natural woman or man!
Here is an article on using lemons as a deodorant: Natural Uses for Lemon- Natural Alternatives to Underarm deodorant
~ Sister Vegetarian
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Click below for an update on Battzi!
Battzi is one of Sister's readers who gave us her story last year of her 100 day vegetarian/vegan challenge. Battzi will be updating us weekly on her status. You go girl! She is an amazing woman who has been through the storm, conquered life's challenges by never giving up, and continues to inspire others.
Here is Battzi's update: The Re-Education of Battzi or "Girl, You Need to Find Your Own Path!" (Part One)
~ Donna "Sister Vegetarian"
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
Do you remember one of Sister's readers Battzi who provided an inspiring story of her 100 Day Vegetarian/Vegan Challenge last year? What about Battzi's excellent article on "Nutritional Slavery" and "Michelle Obama, Obesity, and The Message"? Battzi is a woman who has been through the storm. She may have cried through the night, but she came out victorious in the morning. Battzi is a woman who has it going on! Battzi is still going through her vegetarian challenges; but, she is coming through it all stronger and at peace with herself.
Coming soon through Sister Vegetarian's blog: Weekly updates on Battzi's progress as told by Battzi herself. Battzi is a vegetarian who is rising above the drama in her life, and coming through the storm at peace with herself.
In the meantime, revisit Battzi's past posts to prepare yourself for this awesome, encouraging woman who has been through the storm, and just want stay down when she falls!
Battzi's past articles on Sister Vegetarian:
Battzi's 100 Day Challenge: click here
Battzi's article on nutritional slavery: click here
Battzi's article on Michelle Obama, Obesity, and The Message: click here
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
1. Toned muscles
2. Tight, flat, and six pack abs…guys and gals…you can even get a six pack abdomen by tightening and holding your stomach in as you jump
3. Cardiovascular benefits - the same cardiovascular benefits as running for 30 minutes or cycling 2 miles in 6 minutes
4. Fast Calorie Burner - you can burn off more calories than running an 8 minute mile
5. Portable! Take it with you on trips. That’s all you need to stay fit. You do not even have to jump outside. For example, my family room has a good size ceiling clearance, so I use my family room to jump rope at 5 AM. No need to venture out so early, or in cold weather.
~ Sister Vegetarian
Monday, May 2, 2011
Sister just upped the ante!!!! Sister's Original Sushi, Original Pickled Ginger, and Original Marinated Seaweed Salad-Full recipes included
Sunday, May 1, 2011
What does that mean? Check yourself so you won’t wreck yourself? It means to take a look at how far you came and how successful you are even at day 1 of being a vegetarian or vegan. Then, take a look at who and whom you are and remember to relax. Just be yourself on this vegetarian and vegan journey because attitude-wise if you become someone you and others can’t stand to be around...you end up side stepping on your journey...you end up not becoming the role model that your family and friends need to for them to eventually turn to vegetarianism or veganism. Consequently, you end up hurting yourself by creating drama that does not need to be there.
Thanksgiving; the, December Holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa; and, Easter and Passover have brought about challenges for many newbie vegetarians/vegans, as well as recurring same-old “tired” questions for seasoned vegetarian and vegans from family and friends. Especially the seasoned vegetarians/vegans, I know you are tired of the “child…eat some turkey ...chicken...or ham...” Or, “why are you giving up your upbringing?” For newbies, you are hearing this from family and friends for the first time during the holidays since you became a vegetarian or vegan; or, you are starting to hear it too much in your early journey that you may doubt your decision. I say, do not give into the ‘haters” and the “just don’t know any betters.” Some are haters, because...well...they just want to be a devil’s advocate. Others are the “just don’t know any better,” because they are unknowledgeable of the health benefits of leading a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. This is where you come in as a beginner or veteran. Just continue to be yourself. Too many vegetarians and vegans step into an area of trying to be who and whom they are not. We may develop a snobbish disposition and turn our noses up at anyone not eating vegetarian or vegan. Child…do not forget where you came from as the saying goes because this keeps you on the path of where you need to be going. Don’t act as though you been vegan or vegetarian all your life since birth if you started out as a carnivore; and, don’t act as though a piece of meat never touched your mouth if you just converted. Many times, family and friends will also act negatively toward our decision if we put on an “I am better than thou” attitude. Many times their negativity is because of their unfamiliarity to our animal-less lifestyle. Sometimes they are okay with our decision, but may become defensive because of an unaware or aware snobbish disposition that we are exuding in the atmosphere. We need to check ourselves! Vegetarianism and veganism makes us healthy but it also compliments who and whom we are. No need to put on airs. Be yourself. Enjoy this lifestyle. Sister Vegetarian’s blog has been striving for 2 years to show vegetarians and vegans, and those interested in this lifestyle that you can still enjoy the fun things- there is no need to have a ….pardon my French…stick up your you know what. Heah…don’t hate Sister…I am being real, and Sister keeps it real. I just want us to realize that the fun does not stop at starting a vegetarian and vegan lifestyle. As myself, you can still attend baseball games and have a great baseball type meal vegetarian/vegan style (remember my many post of baseball games and there is vegan beer for those who enjoy the beer- vegan/vegetarian hotdog combo for a traditional baseball game meal); you can still enjoy the football game gatherings at your home or friends homes…especially the awesome Super Bowl parties (what great appetizers abound for vegetarians/vegans and hearty football meals!); you can still enjoy the wine with meals if you are a wine connoisseur as I am (and, there are an abundance now of delicious organic and vegan wines at low prices); you can still enjoy outdoor activities as I do and lead a healthy-fun vegan lifestyle. Sister is just down to earth and enjoying this vegan lifestyle, and this wonderful life journey.
Did you know that I love reading comic books still at 44? My husband and I have a huge comic book collection spanning over 30 years. We love going to comic book stores, and comic book shows. I also love classic soul, rock, jazz, blues, and heavy metal music. Sister loves to play an air guitar as I cook my vegan meals and dance around the kitchen. I love vegan blogs that also support to just be yourself at the same time of being healthy such as Mo, the Sistah who takes cooking to a fun level with her videos and awesome cooking talents, Heavy Metal Vegan, Punk Rock Vegan, and the Vegan Blogger who combines a love of comic books and action figures. Check out those blogs! They are fun to read, and the recipes are delicious and awesome!
My point...although redundant…but I hope you take it to heart….just be who and whom you are. Be yourself. Vegetarian and veganism is a beautiful lifestyle that should be embraced and become a part of what we love. You do not need to give up the hobbies, sports, and fun things you love to do with family and friends. Everyone I hang out with are carnivores…that’s life…we live in a world where we can’t put ourselves on an island with just vegetarians or vegans. They respect my choice and I respect their choice. I am here as their role model and to answer their frequent vegan question. They will get a down to earth response from a family member or friend who respects their current choice but also responds with a warm smile of the benefits of being a vegan. Myself…you…we are teaching them by the healthy, fun life we lead. They see our health improve. There is no need to add a bad attitude or snobbishness into the mix to create drama.
Just be yourself…and, the joy and pleasures of being a vegetarian or vegan will flow so easily that the doubts you may have in your mind of why you chose this lifestyle will fade out of your mind like a candle in the wind. If you catch yourself being a little snobby…just check yourself so you won't hurt yourself with unneeded drama in your life.
Sister’s Upcoming Book: Currently, I am working on a book with more elaborate inspirational and motivational tips to keep you inspired as beginner and seasoned vegetarians and vegans. I’ll keep you posted on the book and it’s publication date as the publisher edits the manuscript. In the meantime, I will make frequent posts on keeping you motivated and inspired as beginner and seasoned vegetarians and vegans.
~ Donna “Sister Vegetarian”