Sister Vegetarian Speaking Appearances!!!



Purchase Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days Book at these locations:

http://www.amazon.com/
http://www.lanternbooks.com/
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/
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 here for details.

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. Link here for my speech in transcript form.


Sister's Vegetarian's Book Information

* More Sister Vegetarian Book News!

2013

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 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: 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.



Saturday, June 11, 2011

Explorations in Raw Veganism



For over a year, my weekly meals have always consisted of 30 to 40% (or more at times) of raw vegan meals. From my raw collard/mustard greens/ beets greens/kale wraps and salads to raw beet and turnip sandwiches. Vegetarianism and veganism will enable us to take back our health; but, through the incorporation of raw vegan meals, you will increase the nutrients and anti-oxidants in your body and immune system to fight illnesses and diseases.


As I have previously mentioned in past posts, my paternal family history is of cancer with two of my father's brothers passing away of colon and stomach cancer, respectively; and, a grand-uncle of lung cancer. My dad had beat prostrate cancer 20 years ago; however, 6 weeks ago he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. My maternal family history is of heart disease and diabetes. My reasons for going vegetarian and now vegan was to prevent these illnesses and heal my body. I wanted to be a part of the living walking and not the living dead. I wanted to have a chance at life. I wanted to give myself a fighting chance at preventing these illnesses that have plagued my family history. Vegetarianism and more so veganism can prevent, treat, and cure some diseases and illnesses. A neighbor's sister was cured of breast cancer through a vegan lifestyle as her treatment. A friend's best friend was cured of pancreatic cancer through a vegan lifestyle as his treatment. Neither went through chemo. I can't say if veganism is a cure-all, or will always cure those inflicted with cancer and other illnesses - I'm sure everyone is an individual case; however, at least we can adapt a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle to give ourselves a fighting chance at life. You just can't lose by going this way. If anything, you will gain health, vitality, and strength!

Today, I began my first sprouting of legumes to make a live raw vegan curry lentil soup from the blog Foods For Long Life. So, what is this sprouting thing? For sprouting definition click here.

Here's a diagram (click here) and a video (click here) from Kristen Suzanne, author of 12 Raw Vegan cookbooks (click here for access to Suzanne's website). Subsequently, I will also start on sprouting black beans and garbanzo beans to make other live raw vegan meals. Through the sprouting of legumes and beans, the proteins, iron, and other nutrients stay intact. When legumes or beans are cooked, they can lose up to 40% of their nutritional value. By incorporating raw vegan meals into your weekly meal plan, you can increase your immunity fighting power.



Part of the raw vegan curry lentil soup was the purchase of a coconut. It's been along time since I enjoyed a fresh coconut. The coconut water was so refreshing that I felt so alive after consuming the 1 cup of coconut water retrieved from the coconut. Coconut water is rich in electrolytes, thus making it naturally rehydrating. To illustrate coconut water's potency to refuel, in the running community coconut water has become the replacement for many electrolyte sports drinks. I also munched on some of the coconut meat that I set aside for the recipe. I forgot how FRESH and TASTEFUL coconut meat is when you purchase the whole coconut to open yourself. I really had to stop myself from munching on my raw soup preparations - I was in heaven between the coconut water and the coconut meat. I'm sorry...I must repeat it...it was AWESOME! Live raw vegan meals incorporated into your weekly meal plans can provide the additional lift you may need for the week.


An excellent cookbook for vegan and raw vegan meals that I have already reviewed in my Cookbook Challenge is Vegan Fusion World Cuisine: Extraordinary Recipes & Timeless Wisdom from the Celebrated Blossoming Lotus Restaurants . This cookbook provides vegan meals and raw vegan meals for those who would like to add some raw vegan meals into their weekly or monthly menus, for those transitioning to raw veganism, or for raw vegans looking for new live food recipes. This cookbook is an excellent vegan and raw vegan starter book! The recipes are simple and easy with definitions; instructions on sprouting varied legumes, beans, and grains; cooking beans and grains on the stove; inspiring quotes on every page; and, resources to find more information on living a vegan or raw vegan lifestyle.


Tomorrow is the raw vegan curry lentil soup day! I am so excited! Already in 24 hrs, my lentils have little sprouting tails. Lentils are probably the quickest legume to start with when just learning to sprout. Legumes only take 1-2 days to begin to show their little sprouting tails as opposed to other legumes or beans which may take 3 to 4 days. Well... good night my vegetarian and vegan family...before I turn in for the night, I'm so excited that I just want to look at my little sprouts again. So full of life to heal the body, mind, and soul! ~ Sister Vegetarian

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