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 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:

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.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sample Chapters Available of Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Vegetarian and Vegan Living

Are you curious to find out what's inside Sister Vegetarian's upcoming book "Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Vegetarian and Vegan Living"? Link to Lantern Books (click here) for the following samples of Sister's Book
1 - Table of Contents
2 - How to Use This Book as a Daily Guide
3 - Day 1: Victory


~ Sister Vegetarian

A Proper Cup Of Tea British Style: All homemade- Vegan British-Style Scones and Strawberry Preserves; Vegan Cucumber Sandwiches; Loose Leaf Tea

pictures of the homemade strawberry preserves, British Style Scones, Tea Service, and Vegan British Cucumber Sandwiches that I made for a "Proper Cup of Tea"

I have been a tea lover since the late 80s. I associate my love of teas with my love of Mother Earth and Nature. Teas are a beautiful gift from from the Earth. Who would expect a tattoo vegan gal (15 yr old tattoos across my chest with pictures of a bursting sun and bird overlooking the sun -giving love to the sun and mother earth flock of birds representing my love of nature) would have a love of teas. Before loose leaf teas and green teas were popular in the US, I always consumed loose leaf afternoon teas or bagged teas after lunch and late in the evenings on a daily basis. At age 45, I've seen so many changes already from lan line telephones to cell phones that act as tiny computers and prevent people from having a verbal conversation with texting taken over as communication. In this world of fast paced living where Internet searching on cell phones and downloading emails on cell phones has become common (although I have not given in yet - I am still holding on to simpler times without so much technology), it's nice to be reminded of the simple times that can still be lived by a nice cup of tea. Tea calms you down from a fast paced world, and lets you reflect on the simpler things in life such as the songs of the birds, a gentle breeze, the sun on your face, the leaves on the trees, and just being one with Mother Earth who supplies us with not only a beautiful bounty of vegetables as vegetarians and vegans but peace of mind.

I like my weekend tea in a British style with vegan home-made lemon-maple scones and homemade preserves in the morning; and, vegan style British cucumber sandwiches for lunch. This weekend, I made vegan British-Style homemade scones and vegan clotted cream (British scones look more like biscuits) from the book Vegan Yum-Yum (the author posts the recipe on her website -click here for link) and homemade strawberry preserves from a Jamie Oliver Food Network Recipe where I used raw vegan sugar in place of the plain white sugar. I was able to get 3 1/2 cups (2 1/2 mason jars) of preserves from thsi recipe. It only took 4 mins to make!!!!

Lunch was of a Brirish-style afternoon tea with cucumbers on white vegan bread, vegan sour cream, and fresh springs of parsley. The sides of the bread were cut off to resemble authentic British style tea sandwiches. Although my teapot is Japanese, my teas for breakfast were British with a loose leaf Scottish Tea for the morning (malty and smoky tasting) and a Darjeeling tea for the cucumber lunch. I relaxed indoors with a good mystery book away from the 104 degree Southern heat today and enjoyed a simple lunch after a simple breakfast. Simplicity is good, and much needed in this high tech world. Remember to wind down and take time away from the electronics of cell phone apps, checking emails, and playing games on phones. Even if you were born in the cellphone age, simplicity centers us and gets us back on track to appreciating the gifts of the earth electronic free. Tea is relaxing and healing. Take time for yourself. Say "Good morning Earth...Good morning Mother Nature.." with a proper cup of tea.

To learn more about the history of tea in the world and a modern day approach, here are three short documentaries (Parts 1-3) that will have you forming your own daily and weekend tea ritual at home and work to relax, focus, and center from the high tech world. Modern Day people from Britain, Tanzania, India, and China are the focus in the short 3 part documentary below on tea and their enjoyment of this beverage from Mother Earth.

~ Sister Vegetarian

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sister's Friday Quick Tip of The Day: Saving Money

Loose leaf teas can be steeped 3 to 4 times. The cost initially for loose leaf teas may be high, but overall you save more money than bagged teas which can be steeped once.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sister's Thursday Quick Tip of The Day: Your mountain is waiting

Another quote from Dr. Seuss' books. I love Dr. Seuss books because these books meant for a child also transcends to living life free-spirited, and without regrets and stress as an adult. "You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!" — Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)

~ Sister Vegetarian

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sister's Wednesday Quick Tip of The Day: You

"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” ~ Dr. Seuss

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sister's Readers's Sharing Their Stories:Battzi's 7-25-11 Update

A Walking Example: Seraphina

I realize that I am late with this post but I am so happy for this young lady. I shall call her Seraphina. All last year, she so wanted to lose the weight. I would talk to her and I even suggested Sister Vegetarian's website to her. Hmmm...I forgot to ask her did she ever visit the site but back to the story.

When 2011 came in, I did not see her as much as she holds a marvelous position within the Federal Government making far more than my Cashier's pay. Actually, my pay could/would be her spending change like for movies, etc. How pathetic. But I am glad to have a job in this economy...must remember that.

Sisters, I saw her today and I was taken aback. She looked so alive, so beautiful, so stunning!!! I took a long look at her and commented on her weight loss. I asked her how she did it. She looked at me, with a smile, and said "Fruits and veggies!" You see, I talked to her about eating naturally, eating clean. Well, she stood before me as a shining example of eating food that supports life.

She also stated something that I have written here: you have to tailor your eating to fit you and your lifestyle. She starts her workday at 2am. I start mine at 10pm. I am still having problems trying to find that "happy balance". Seraphina found hers and it has paid off. She inspired me, Sisters, as on my 19 July Weigh-In, I gained 4 pounds.

I was sad but I know what I did. Comfort food and medicine to help my breathing played a part but I did not exercise control. I am the one that, in the end, missed the mark.

So seeing Seraphina did me some good. Pick myself up, dust myself off and start all over again. On to 19 August!!!!!!!
Ooppss, almost forgot...Bandit Socks-Purry sends all of you his "Meow".

Your Wayward Sister,
Battzi Ơ̴̴͡.̮Ơ̴̴̴͡

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sister's Monday Quick Tip of The Day: 2 years of Quick World Recipes

For 2 years of Sister's World Recipes, don't forget to link to Sister's Recipe Page . These are quick and easy meals from 10 minutes to 1 hour from the US, India, Ethiopia, the Middle East, Japan, Italy, and More. Eating Vegetarian and Vegan does not mean eating salads. There is a world of cuisines just waiting to be explored. There are more options to vegetarian and vegan meals than you can ever imagine than when you ate meat, poultry, and seafood. Why are you waiting to explore the world in your kitchen? ~ Sister Vegetarian

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sister's Friday Quick Tip of The Day: 30 Top Worst Foods in America...#18 is a vegetarian sub from a famous restaurant

Are you still struggling to become a vegetarian or vegan? Are you trying to maintain the beginner stages of being a vegetarian or vegan. Click here for a Food Matters Article on the 30 worst foods in America. This list will fuel your reasons for becoming and maintaining a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. #18 includes a vegetarian sub from a famous restaurant; so, even if you are a vegetarian or vegan, attention to ingredients is vital.

~ Sister Vegetarian

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sister's Thursday Quick Tip of The Day:

"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple." Dr. Seuss Being a vegetarian or vegan is simple. Do not make it more complicated than it should be. Enjoy the journey.
~ Sister Vegetarian

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sister's Wednesday Quick Tip of The Day: dance to clean veggies

I wash my greens on market day for the week. This says me time in purchasing greens daily or every other day to make my lunch and dinner. Washing greens and vegetables may not be my favorite thing to do, nor yours because of the time it takes (it usually takes me 40 minutes to 1 hour depending on how much greens and other produce I purchased that needs washing that day). To get me through the washing of greens on market day, I play my favorite classic rock or heavy metal CD (I also love jazz, blues, blue grass, folk, world music, and Buddhist monks music but rock and heavy metal gets me moving in the kitchen...what ever floats your boat), and dance at the kitchen sink as I wash and spin my veggies dry. Sometimes I realize that the music and dancing may add a little extra time to my market day veggie washing, but its all in fun and good health!

- Sister Vegetarian

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sister's Sharing Their Stories - Battzi's 7-18-11 Weekly Update: Bandit Socks-Purry's Rulz for Better Nutrition as told to his HuMama, Battzi

Battzi's 7-18-11 Weekly Update: Bandit Socks-Purry's Rulz for Better Nutrition as told to his HuMama, Battzi

Click here for Battzi's weekly update

Sister's Monday Quick Tip of The Day: Your Key to Nutritional Myths

Link to the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii hour long video by Janice Stanger, Ph.D. on Nutritional Myths of Vegetarians and Vegans: click here for video

The Vegetarian Society of Hawaii also offers more informational video on nutrition and stats through their hour long presentations uploaded to You Tube.

~ Sister Vegetarian

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sister's Friday Quick Tip of The Day: Is your wine vegan or vegetarian?

I am a wine connoisseur. I have been one for over 20 years. I guess with my mother growing up in back of the Napa Wine County and my visits to California several times a year up into my teens, a love of the wine country's history and grapes formulated a love of wine in my heart. My favorite international trip is when I visited the countryside outside of Rome, Italy and Florence, Italy. I sat overlooking Rome below with a bottle of wine, cheese, olives, and grapes that I purchased from a local farmer in the town's marketplace. On my way to Florence with backpack in tow, I sat on the train frequented by locals than tourists, and drank wine and cheese as the train trailed along through the vineyards of Florence and past small vineyards in people's back yards and farms.

As a vegan and vegetarian, there is no need to give up your love of wine. There are many vegetarian and vegan wines, as well as vegetarian and vegan beers if you are a beer connoisseur. Is your wine vegetarian or vegan?
Click here for Barnivore's website, a link to wines and beers that are vegetarian or vegan.

~ Sister Vegetarian

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sister's Thursday Quick Tip of The Day: Raw Vegan Fusion Alternative to Pasta

Try an alternative to the typical vegan or vegetarian spaghetti and pasta sauce. Borrow from raw veganism and use uncooked collard greens cut in thin strips to resemble pasta. Just roll tightly 3 -4 collards together in a bunch at a time to resemble a cigar, and slice thinly. The sliced collards will simulate almost a spiral formation when cut thin. Cut as much collards as you want and place in individual serving pasta bowls. Now here's the fusion part: cook your favorite marina pasta sauce and serve over the uncooked cut collards. You can add heated falafel balls or any vegan/vegetarian style heated veggie balls to toss on top of the collards and pasta sauce. A deliciously warm, yet crunchy meal. The collards retain their nutritional value without being overly cooked. Mangiare Bene! - Italian word for good eats!

~ Sister Vegetarian

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sister's Wednesday Quick Tip of The Day: if you can't stand the heat...

If you soups as I do, but the heat is squelching at 102 degrees as it is for me these past two days in the South....try a refreshing, cool raw vegan soup. Kristin Suzanne has a great book called Easy Raw Vegan Soups with recipes that are as comforting as your favorite comfort food and as cooling as an autumn breeze. I have tried several recipes from this book that takes you across the world from Mexico, India, Italy, Morocco, Spain, and more! From a vegan to a vegetarian or vegan, I love this raw vegan soup book. I highly recommend the book for vegetarian and vegans. You do not have to be a raw vegan to enjoy the delicious and fast-preparing recipes in this book. The quickest recipe that I found took 15 minutes. The only appliance you need for this recipe is a blender or food processor. Usually all, half, or one-fourth of the ingredients are placed in either appliance at once, and your dinner is ready in 15 minutes! What a joy to behold a cool, refreshing breeze from these soup recipes!

~ Sister Vegetarian

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sister's Tuesday Quick Tip of The Day

Be yourself in your vegetarian or vegan journey. "Don't compromise yourself, you are all you got." Janis Joplin.

~ Sister Vegetarian

Sister's Monday Quick Tip of The Day: take small steps

In your vegetarian or vegan journey, take one day and one step at a time for long term success. In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., "Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase." It's okay of you do not know the full path of your vegetarian or vegan journey as yet, just taking the first step in the right direction is taking a giant step. ~ Sister Vegetarian

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sister's Certifications in raw vegan meals to help with your vegetarian or vegan journey

I am a vegan. You may be a vegetarian, vegan, or raw vegan; but, we are all here on this path of health and wellness as a family within the vegetarian family (vegetarians, vegans, raw vegans). While I do not consider myself a raw vegan (raw vegans eat 75% to 100% raw meals), I have always incorporated 20% to 50% raw vegan meals into my weekly meals, and I believe that adding raw vegan and whole foods meals into your daily and weekly vegetarian or vegan meal plans increases your health and ability to lead an active lifestyle at any age. At 44, as a vegan...and even when I was a vegetarian, I feel as though I have more energy and vibrancy than when I was 20!

To serve you even more in the areas of raw vegan meal incorporation into your vegetarian or vegan lifestyle as you transition to being a vegetarian/vegan or lead a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle for the first time, I have become certified in Raw Vegan Lifestyle Coaching and as a Raw Vegan Chef through the Raw Vegan Network-Ekaya Institute of Living Food. It is not the type of vegetarian we decide to become, but the journey we are on as a vegetarian. Enjoy being a vegetarian no matter which vegetarian path you choose on your Vegetarian journey. Have respect for all vegetarian styles and why they became a vegetarian/vegan/raw vegan. We are all a family! Be happy. enjoy this beautiful life....this beautiful journey.

Disclaimer: I am not a medical, nutritionist, or exercise specialist; so, please consult your physician before starting any vegetarian/vegan lifestyle and exercise program.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sister's Friday Quick Tip of The Day: Raw Vegan Alternative to Wheat Pizza Crust and A Raw Vegan Pizza Recipe

Do you want to try a delicious raw vegan pizza, but think you need a dehydrator. This quick recipe does not call for a dehydrator. It's a quick meal that even I prepared after work today.
Instead of using wheat flour to make a vegan pizza crust, try the raw version of a pizza crust using almonds grounded up in a food processor and seasoned with herbs. Here's my quick raw vegan pizza crust and pizza.

Raw Vegan Pizza: 1 serving

Raw vegan pizza crust:
1 cup whole raw almonds, soaked for 6 hrs and drained
2 TBSP olive oil, or more if needed to make slightly moist but spreadable on a plate
1 garlic clove
1 tsp fresh parsley
1 tsp fresh oregano
Directions: grind almonds in food processor until grounded completely. Add the remaining ingredients. Spread on a plate as though you would spread a pizza dough. I placed in the refrigerator as I prepare my pizza toppings below.

Pizza toppings:
1 cup of collard greens, cut in thin strips
Dice 1 tomato
slice3-4 portobello mushrooms
1/4 cup raw vegan cheese (click here for Sister's review and preparation of two raw vegan cheese recipes)
1/4 cup onions, sliced in 1/2 in strips
4 mini sweet red and yellow peppers, sliced in 1/2 inch strips

Directions to make pizza:
Take the raw vegan pizza crust out of the refrigerator. Crumbled raw vegan cheese on top. Add remaining ingredients on top. Serve.

~ Sister Vegetarian

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sister's Thursday Quick Tip of The Day: Are you getting enough protein in your raw vegan juicing?

The website provides a list of raw vegetables (click here for list) that are common juice ingredients, and a good source of protein when deciding what to include in your juicing.

I got a little creative myself last night with a juicing that I did for a light dinner:

1 large apple

3 medium carrots

3 cups of mustard greens

1 cup collard greens

1 small turnip root

1 cup of watermelon, cubed

1/4 flesh of large lemon

The mustard and collard greens not only provided an excellent source of protein; but, mustard greens are great for detoxing the body and for sinus allergy sufferers. The collards were a great source of calcium. The turnip roots are also great for detoxing and has cancer fighting properties. The apple, carrots, and watermelon provided a natural sweetness against the pepperiness of the mustard greens and turnip root. What resulted was an awesome-beautiful tasting juice that was slightly peppery yet slightly sweet antioxidant, protein, and detox packed juice.

~ Sister Vegetarian

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sister's Wednesday Quick Tip of The Day: educate..educate

Educate yourself to understand the health benefits of living a vegetarian, vegan, or raw vegan lifstyle. Here's another video that will blow your mind on the benefits of juicing. Two people featured in the movie, went from at least 10 medications a day to zero through raw vegan juicing. The movie can be streamlined through on demand movie websites such as Netflix and Amazon On Demand: Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead Documentary

Buying a Juicer: The juicer used in the movie and on the list of many raw vegans where Vitamix may be too expensive: The Breville is a great juicer for those on a budget. If the Vitamix for $499 is too steep in price for you, the Breville has a selection of awesome powerhouse juicers no matter what size you choose. I have the BJE 200XL model for $99 that juices like there is no tomorrow! It is awesome!

~ Sister Vegetarian

Monday, July 4, 2011

Sister's Tuesday Quick Tip of The Day: It's coming soon ...Sister's 31 Days of Drama Free Vegetarian and Vegan Living Book

My book, Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama Free Vegetarian and Vegan Living, will be released soon by Lantern Books. The projected release date is February 2012...that's just 7 months away. Lantern Books has published people as A. Breeze Harper, author of Sistah Vegan, Victoria Moran, author of The Love Powered Diet, as well of the 2004 Kenya Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai who is the founder of the Green Belt Movement.

Below is the link to Lantern Books website regarding a description of Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama Free Vegetarian and Vegan Living. The book will be available in regular book format and in electronic book format.
Link for Sister's book:

~ Donna Michelle Beaudoin "Sister Vegetarian"

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sister's Readers Sharing Their Stories: Battzi's 7-3-11 weekly update

Battzi prepares for a marathon, other news, and Battzi shares her workout apps

Click here for this week's update