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.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thursday is your encouragement day to live drama-free: How to order vegetarian or vegan in a non-vegetarian/vegan restaurant

People always ask me how do you order vegetarian or vegan in a non-vegetarian/non-vegan restaurant. If you live in the Deep South as I do, many vegetarians or vegans do not always have the luxury of living in a city with an abundance of vegetarian and vegan restaurants as the northern US cities or the west coast; or, with the holidays approaching, there will be many holiday lunches, dinners, and events with work colleagues, friends, and family who are not vegetarians and/or vegans. What about work lunchtime meetings? I often encounter lunches at work where I must adjust the menu as the only vegan (let alone member of the vegetarian family) in my department.

If a mainstream restaurant does offer a vegetarian menu, the menu will more than likely be vegetarian and not vegan focused. Do not let this hinder you. Some of the vegetarian options may be vegan, or can easily be made vegan.

First, if possible, call the restaurant ahead of time to see if they offer a vegetarian menu. Some restaurants offer a vegetarian menu that may not be handed out upon being seated at the table, but they do offer a vegetarian menu if asked. Many of these restaurants will also have the vegetarian menu as a downloadable menu on their website apart from the regular menu, so you can prepare yourself ahead of time in this manner. If a downloadable vegetarian menu is available apart from the regular menu, this may require for you to do a Google search or a search within their website.

Secondly, if a vegetarian menu is not offered, I do not settle for a salad. Everyone insists that salads are all what vegetarians or vegans eat. As we know, this is a myth that we plan to dispel when we order at restaurants with friends, co-workers, and family (smile). At the restaurant or before by checking out their mainstream menu online, I see what type of meal can easily have the meat-poultry-fish-dairy taken away to make it vegan (or, vegetarian if you are a vegetarian). Many options on the menu can easily have the non-vegetarian/non-vegan ingredients taken away that will not cause the chef too much of a headache (smile). Sometimes, only one ingredient may need to be taken away such as in a pasta dish with chicken and marinated vegetables in olive oil/garlic. You take out the chicken and the chef prepares the dish as pasta and marinated vegetables in olive oil and garlic. Another example is that I ordered a hot panini Mozzarella and tomato/roasted peppers sandwich from a cafe for a work lunch meeting, and asked the cafe to take out the mozzarella for a hot tomato and roasted red peppers panini sandwich. It was delicious as a tomato and roasted pepper grilled sandwich! I called the cafe ahead of time to make sure that this substitution could be done before the entire office ordering process, and the employee was delighted to fulfill my request.

I hope these tidbits help get the drama out of eating out at non-vegetarian /non-vegan restaurants. Relax. Smile. Take a deep breath and enjoy the holidays at restaurants!

~ Sister Vegetarian

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