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 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.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sister's Readers Sharing Their Stories: Battzi's 1-30-12 Update

Diet vs. Lifestyle

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Sisters, it has happened again. Some determined person/persons really want to get into my home. This time, they used a crowbar. I am the only resident here that this activity is touching. This has been a busy weekend. More on this later. `°•.¸¸.•°` `°•.¸¸.•°` `°•.¸¸.•°``°``°•.¸¸.•°

I noticed the food items that a woman had in my line. Veggies, fruits, soy milk, etc. I mentioned to her that I'd noticed her healthy fare. She said "I'm on a diet!" I said "please, don't call it a diet but call it a new lifestyle if you will or a new way of eating."

She was determined to call what she was doing a diet. Why did I react that way? Because every time I said that I was going on a "diet', I'd set myself up for failure and it wasn't a change at all. Now, I was happy to see natural foods in her bag and could only hope that it shall graduate from "diet" to "lifestyle" as she goes along.

I feel/believe that a "diet" is limiting. I feel/believe that a "lifestyle" is a more enduring change. You have to change the way that you look at food. You have to ascertain who holds the power in your life: the food or you. You have to put in the work of listening to your body, evaluating your emotions, determining who or what you are changing for. That is a "lifestyle" change. Your lifestyle drops what is not conducive to you and allows what empowers you in.

A "diet" lasts for as long as the undesirable condition may last. That can be 6 months to 2 1/2 years or longer for some.

When the undesirable becomes desirable, the "diet" is ditched. This, actually, begins the habit of yo-yo dieting that can do more harm to your body than can be imagined. When my dearest sister-Friend, bonnie, was killed/murdered, I was devastated beyond all measure. Her funeral drew the news stations and so many people whose lives she had touched. She had touched mine so wonderfully. I took a good look at my life after I came home from her funeral.

Battzi, what are you doing to promote life, uphold life, to touch the lives of others? Sadly, I shook my head. I haven't done anything or enough of anything to make a difference in this world. That was it for me. No more dilly-dallying. Life is here today and gone tomorrow. Sisters, we are going to be dead for eternity so we might as well live life to the best of our abilities.

So this is what I am doing. I dropped all sodas(again) and fruit juices in cans/bottles. Who needs all that extra sugar anyway? I'm eating more soups and drinking water with lemons in it like crazy!;) I use hummus as a sandwich spread in my pitas. Try may surprise you. Spinach is my green choice for my pita along with sliced tomato and onions with some green beans on the side. Omg! I love it so much, I sometimes eat it for breakfast or dinner.

Re-reading sister's book and "veganist" by kathy freston, perusing the black girl's guide 2 weight loss website along with "veggin' out with christa", frugivore magazine(online), I'm improving, learning, having insights. I'm listening to my body more than ever now. It tells me what it likes or dislikes when it comes to certain foods. Meats and dairy is too heavy for me. I become sluggish as well as sleepy when I eat this so I don't. I need to be alert at work and at home(what with what has been taking place lately, I can't afford to be sleepy/sluggish).

Since I work at night, here's a sample of what I eat. My breakfast starts at 8:00pm. I drink a 16 oz. Glass of water first. I may eat a bowl of soup
Or eat a small salad. I take my multivitamin(high potency, whole food energizer, made from 26 fruits and veggies plus resveratrol and Lutein) and I'm set for the start of my work. At midnight(first break), I may eat an orange, apple or grapes or celery with some peanut butter on them. Yep, I have my water with me at all times.

Between 2 or 3am, it's lunch time. I may have my pita sandwich or hummus with whole grain crackers or soup. Whatever I wanted to delight in. Yes, water. 5am is my last break. I may have another fruit or just walk around the store or read.

At 7am, I head for home. When I enter the house, I, first, have to love my baby, bandit and play with him. Afterwards, I take care of his needs, shower and either eat some raw veggies or just go to sleep.

Not great but not too bad either. This is just a sample of what I'm doing. Keep in mind, every day is new year's day. You can start your own journey to health at any time.

My goal? To show love to this body that has been given to me and to spread that love to all aspects of my life. Doing this, may I honour G-d, family, friends, the whole of humanity, the earth, animals, Sister Vegetarian and Bonnie. Lastly, to honour myself. I know it may sound stupid but it's the path that I'm walking on.

I wish you peace, joy, love as you begin/continue your journey. Honour yourself!

Your Sister,
Battzi Ơ̴̴͡.̮Ơ̴̴̴͡ .

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