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)"

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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

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


Anonymous said...

so do you drink your breakfast tea black? I've always drank it w/ milk and soy milk is gross in tea - do I have to basically give up black tea? It's not proper for me unless there is a splash of milk. HELP?! please.

Sister Vegetarian said...

There are no rules to drinking tea or coffee. I just prefer my tea and coffee normally plain (without sugar or dairy/non-dairy milk). I do add almond, soy, or other non-dairt milk to my chai, chamomile, or other types of dessert type teas; or, if the mood fits, I will add sugar and a non-dairy milk to black or green tea. There are no rules, or vegetarian/vegan police in my book...enjoy your vegetarian or vegan and drink how you like. Life is good :)
~ Donna "Sister Vegetarian"

Sister Vegetarian said...

There are no rules to drinking tea or coffee. I just prefer my tea and coffee normally plain (without sugar or dairy/non-dairy milk). I do add almond, soy, or other non-dairt milk to my chai, chamomile, or other types of dessert type teas; or, if the mood fits, I will add sugar and a non-dairy milk to black or green tea. There are no rules, or vegetarian/vegan police in my book...enjoy your vegetarian or vegan and drink how you like. Life is good :)
~ Donna "Sister Vegetarian"