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, August 7, 2011

Two cancer prevention Raw Vegan recipes using the same Cantaloupe: Cantaloupe-Carrot Juice for breakfast and a Spicy Mexican-Style Cantaloupe Soup

Cantaloupe is high in Vitamin A and Beta-carotene. Cantaloupe a member of the cucumber family, and we know the wonderful benefits of cucumber from healthy skin to high Vitamin A. Health benefits of cantaloupe:

1. According to in-depth research studies, Vitamin A and Beta-carotene is linked to cancer prevention by repairing damaged cells.

2. If you are a diabetic, cantaloupe can lower your blood sugar content. (source

3. Stimulate the immune system and prevent coughs, colds and fevers. 4. High level of folic acid. Folic acid is part of the B vitamin family. Folic acid makes healthy new cells.

Two weeks ago, I purchased an organic cantaloupe. Can you believe that the price of the organic cantaloupe was the same as a non-organic cantaloupe, and larger. At the time of the purchase, I knew I wanted to make a raw vegan soup and juice from the cantaloupe, but decided to wait until it became the ripeness I wanted. I stored the cantaloupe towards the back of my refrigerator for 2 weeks to maintain its freshness and prevent from spoiling.

Yesterday, I decided to finally use this cantaloupe in two meals that stretched the dollar not only for one person, but even for a family of four when preparing the spicy cantaloupe soup. Both recipes below are from the same large cantaloupe. For Saturday's breakfast, I always make a juice drink at home for added antioxidants and cancer prevention properties.

Being that cancer has run in my family on my paternal side for years from uncles to recently my dad, prevention through raw vegan and vegan or vegetarian meals has been my gospel and crusade to all.

As I always said and to quote myself, "it is time that illnesses and diseases, especially those that we thought we genetic but in actually came be prevented, become a period and not a continuous comma." It is time to take a stand for your health daily. Live it daily. Don't fall back. Don't take 2 steps back; but if you do because we are only human and make mistakes, take three steps forward in the right-healthy direction. Call me the ministress of health. Call me Sister. Call me Donna. Whatever you address me by, know that my my mission is to spread the gospel of what a vegetarian, vegan, or raw vegan lifestyle can do positively to make your health your wealth; and, stop the myth that heart disease, as southern Blacks would say "the sugar" aka diabetes, cancer, and other illnesses are family related and there is no choice. There is a choice, and the answer is YOU!

Enjoy these two recipes below. For the raw vegan spicy cantaloupe soup that is served cold and not heated to maintain it's high nutrient content without loosing any vitamins,minerals, and nutrients, a family of 4 can be served for $5 total. That's $1.25 a person. Add the accompaniments of organic blue tortilla chips, and vegan sour cream with cilantro and fresh squeezed lemon as I suggested for even more of a Mexican Style meal. The accompaniments to the soup will not break the bank, and will place the entire meal still at under $10 for a family of four!

Ingredients for Both Recipes below:

The same 1 large organic cantaloupe. Shop around as I do, and you'll find that there are many organic produce can be the same price or even less expensive than non-organic produce.

Cantaloupe-Carrot Morning Raw Vegan Juice

Serving: 1


6 organic carrots

1 cup of cubed, ripe cantaloupe (pulp and seeds removed. set aside remaining cantaloupe cubes for the soup below)

1 cup of organic collard leaves


Juice the ingredients above. Drink right away to maintain the nutrients. This drink is naturally sweet, and wakes you up. I drank this at 8 AM and did not eat a lunch until 1 PM.

Raw Vegan Spicy Mexican-Style Cantaloupe Soup

Serves: 4 -5 ($1.00 to $1.25 per person)

Cost : $5.00


approx 9-3/4 cup ripe, cubed cantaloupe (the remaining cantaloupe from the mornings raw vegan juice drink, pulp and seeds removed)

2 medium cucumbers, peeled and roughly chopped
3 garlic cloves
3 1-in slices of fresh ginger root (make sure the skin is peeled)
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
juice of 1 medium lemon
2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
1 jalapeno pepper, de-veined and de-seeded (leave a few seeds for my spiciness in soup)

1/4 tsp ground chipotle pepper

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp ground smoked paprika

1/2 cup water


1 cup mini sweet red and yellow peppers

fresh oregano leaves


Mix all the ingredients above in a food processor except the garnish ingredients.

Once mixed and blended to almost a smooth consistency, stir in half the red and yellow sweet peppers

Place in the refrigerator in a container to chill for approximately 20 minutes

Serve in beautiful soup/pasta bowls and garnish with the remaining sweet red and yellow bell peppers and a few leaves of cilantro. Accompany this meal with the Mexican Vegan Sour Cream-Cilantro-Lemon Mixture and Organic Blue Tortilla Chips

additional accompaniments (makes the total meal under $10!):

Mexican Vegan Sour Cream-Cilantro-Lemon Mixture

Organic Blue tortillas

Mexican Sour Cream Recipe:


1/2 cup vegan sour cream

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 lemon, squeezed

Directions: Mix all of the above into well mixed and serve chilled

~ Sister Vegetarian

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