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 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.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sister V's Tuesday Quick Tip of The Day: Only 6% of total daily calories are needed from protein

Tired of the question where does your protein come from or do vegetarians/vegans receive enough protein?

As vegetarians or vegans, we receive all the protein we need by living a plant based diet. Yes, this debunks the myth that vegetarians and vegans do not receive a sufficient daily intake of protein!

Studies indicate that for survival, humans need only 6% of our total daily calories from protein. Men only need 30-60 grams of protein per day, and women need only 25-50 grams of protein a day. Vegetarians and Vegans do meet this level. Studies illustrate that most Americans who eat meat receive far above this level with a protein intake of 100 -120 grams of protein a day.

Too much protein as from an animal based diet where the protein is acidic, and draws calcium from our bones can cause the onset of many illnesses an diseases. Meat based protein draws calcium from our bodies because our body is trying to maintain an alkaline environment. The best type of protein is plant based. Plant based protein is alkaline just as our body content is alkaline. This means that plant based protein does not draw the calcium from our bones as animal protein does to alkaline our bodies. Calcium is needed in the proper flow of blood to supply our cells with oxygen, and proper contraction of muscles such as the heart muscle.

A plant based diet also supplies us with antioxidants in addition to the best type of protein for our bodies. What a WIN-WIN lifestyle!

Diet for A New America John Robbins
Living Vegan For Dummies, Alexandra Jamieson, CHHC, AADP

~ Sister Vegetarian


Jakethy said...

That's some really good ammo to carry around for that age-old question from my omnivore friends. I remember when I first heard there's such a thing as too much protein - that it can even be toxic. My plant-based diet hasn't made my visits to the gym any different or less rewarding and I don't feel weaker. In fact, I just had my first physical since I stopped eating meat last November and I got a perfect score for the doc!

Sister Vegetarian said...

Thank you for visitng Jake :) I love your blog! I did this protein stats post because I and other vegans/vegetarians got so tired of the protein question. I thought to myself...heah..Donna...put some details down so the non believers can see why vegans and vegetarians receive all the protein and the better type of protein anyone needs on a daily basis. The protein myth and question is now stopped if we can all quote these stats to non-believers :) Welcome to the Vegan Revolution! Have an awesome day! ~ Donna