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, April 22, 2012

20 Ideas to make your Earth Day year round

Today is Earth Day!

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Happy Earth Day...however, I wish you a Happy Earth Day everyday. Make each day a day to make Mother Earth a healthier place and a healing place not only for this physical planet, but also for it's human and non-human inhabitants.

Here are 20 ideas to make Earth Day everyday:

1. Become a vegetarian or vegan. If you have been struggling back and forth for years in maintaining a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, or you need encouragement,motivation, and inspiration as you begin and walk this journey, purchase Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Living: Exercises and Recipes for a Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit

2. Post Albert Einstein's quote on your refrigerator to remind you that your life as a vegetarian or vegan makes a profound impact everyday: "Vegetarian food leaves a deep impression on our nature. If the whole world adopts vegetarianism, it can change the destiny of humankind.
Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."
~ Albert Einstein

3. Let Mother Earth make your deodorant. Read Sister's May 9, 2011 (link here) post on using lemons and other natural alternatives to chemical based deodorants

4. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce soil erosion, reduce carbon dioxide, increase your water supply in your area, and more by becoming a vegetarian or vegan. Read Sister's May 21,2011 post (link here) on how these global issues are reduce by becoming a vegetarian or vegan, and how eating a meat based diet contributes to global issues

5. Clean your home with white distilled vinegar and baking soda. Read Sister's May 24, 2011 Link on how to clean your home with vinegar (Link here). Chemical cleaners can also aggravate allergies, so go natural. Throw the chemical cleaners away, and go natural. Use a combination of 1/2 white distilled vinegar to 1/2 water to clean your home. White distilled vinegar kills most bacteria and germs. The vinegar and water combination is safe for pets, and that is important to Sister with two dogs in the home.

6. Use 2 TBSP of white distilled vinegar per 2 cups of water to clean your vegetables and fruit. Link here for Sister's You Tube Channel on Cleaning your Greens and Vegetables. Use an inexpensive-all natural vegetable and fruit wash. Combine 2 TBSP White Vinegar per 2 Cups of Water in a spray bottle that you designate for vegetable washes only. I keep my spray bottle by the sink for quick vegetable and fruit washes, and label it Vegetable Wash for family members. I spray the vinegar and water solution on my fruit or vegetables, rub, then rinse. I purchased a 32 oz Rubbermaid spray bottle for $2.99.If you need to clean larger size vegetables or fruits, I use a pan or pot designated to clean my fruits or vegetables. I add 2 TBSP of vinegar per cups of water in the pan. I soak my vegetables or fruits in the pan. I then swish the water/vegetables/fruit around in the pan to remove dirt and bugs. Drain the vegetables or fruit in a colander, then rinse in the pan with clean water. Drain again using the colander. Soak in clean water again if needed.

7. Adopt a dog or cat from a shelter. It saves lives!!! I repeat...IT SAVES LIVES! You save money because the dogs and cats are neutered and spayed, have their shots and exams, and some may go through basic training at the shelter to adapt more in situations if they have been abused. All...All...Sister's dogs have been adopted from shelters. The best dogs and cats are shelter dogs and cats. Save a life and prevent a death.

8. If possible, run your dish washer every other day or wash dishes by hand in a sink full of water.

9. Take quick showers, and wash clothes with a full load of wash.

10. Watch for products that are not tested on animals.

11. Use more natural made products,or make your own natural products at home such as the deodorant mentioned above, natural perfumes from rose water or lemons, hair conditioners using avocados or honey, facial scrubs using oatmeal, weekly facial moisturizers using yogurt, and more.

12. Start a vegetable garden; or, buy your produce from a farmers market if not weekly then promise to purchase every other week or month from a local farmers market.

13. Use cloth napkins daily for dinners rather than paper napkins.

14. Purchase a salad spinner to dry your washed greens and salads, and a white cloth cotton bar towel to wrap and store the greens rather than use paper towels.

15. Use reusable bags for weekly or spontaneous grocery shopping. I also keep a reusable bag in my car for spur of the moment shopping trips, and bring 10 reusable bags with me when doing my weekly grocery shopping.

16. If you do have plastic bags from a store purchase, use it to line your bathroom garbage can instead of purchasing small garbage bags.

17. Use baking soda to freshen your carpet when vacuuming rather than chemical based carpet fresheners.

18. Use a natural air freshener rather than chemical based. Here's a recipe from DIY Household tips (for more DIY Household tips link here)for a natural air freshener using white vinegar that controls order:

Vinegar Air Freshener:

1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tbsp. White Vinegar
2 cups water
Combine ingredients and mix until the foaming stops, then store the solution in a spray bottle, clearly labeled.

19. Here's another natural air freshener recipe that uses lemon juice from Frugal Fanny (link here for Frugal Fanny's other natural ideas):

Lemon Juice air freshener:

In a regular-sized spray bottle, combine: 1 tsp baking soda,1 tsp lemon juice or a few drops of orange or lemon essential oils,2 cups of hot water

20. Make gifts by knitting, crocheting, sewing, wood-working, and more. Hand-made gifts are more thought based, creative, one-of-a kind, and will be treasured for years as well as passed down for through generations.

May your VICTORY be a beautiful victory this Earth Day and every day! Stay the course. You are not only reclaiming your health, but you are fighting to preserve the environment and restore the environment; fighting to save farm animals and all animals being misused and abused;and, fighting for social justice. You make a difference by being a vegetarian or vegan. You contribute as a individual. You do count!

~ Donna M Beaudoin "Sister Vegetarian"

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