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, May 29, 2012

I had a great time at the NYC Veggie Pride Parade and Festival. Thank you for visiting me at the Lantern Books Publishing Booth, and stopping by to hear me speak on the "Victory" of living a Veggie Life :) It was great being back home in the NYC-NJ area!!! Thank you to The NYC Veggie Pride Parade Coordinator Pamela Rice. Pamela, you are an awesome and amazing woman! Thank you for inviting me and giving me the opportunity to spread the "Victory" word! Thank you to Lantern Books, Lantern Books Publisher Martin Rowe, and Sister Vegetarian's followers and new followers :)

~ Donna Michelle Beaudoin, Author, Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Living" on Veggie Pride Parade NYC's timeline

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I will be one of many activists and authors speaking on stage at the New York City Veggie Pride Parade and Festival, as well as signing my book at the Lantern Books Vendor Booth. Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday in Greenwich Village :) If you already purchased my book, please bring it and I'll sign it! Or, you can purchase Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days at the Lantern Books table!
Link here for the NYC Veggie Pride Parade Info:

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sister V at NYC May 27th Veggie Pride Parade

I will be one of the speakers at the May 27, 2012 New York City Veggie Pride Parade.

If you are in the NYC area, stop by and say hello :)

Link here for details of this years NYC Veggie Pride Parade.

~ Donna M Beaudoin "Sister Vegetarian"

Friday, May 11, 2012

Empowering message for Mother's Day

For Mother’s Day I would like to not only honor our human mothers, but also our feathered and furry friends who are mothers.

Empowerment and empowering explains mothers, human and non-human, to me. Sister Vegetarian’s 31 Days of Drama-Free Vegetarian was dedicated to my maternal great-grandmother who lived to be 100. She was a vegetarian upon her death at 100, and an empowering woman. She was not only an entrepreneur who owned her own restaurant in Vallejo, California called The Virginia Diner; but, I found out that she was also a welder at a California Naval Shipyard before she owned her restaurant. My grand-aunt, her daughter, was also a welder. My maternal grandmother attended Tuskegee University before she married where a black women living in Alabama and matriculating at a college in the late 20s and 30s was unusual. My mother earned a 4 year college degree while married with 4 children; and, subsequently taught school for 30 years. Lessons of empowerment that are priceless for us all.

I also honor my furry and feathered friends. A bird has made her nest a month ago under my porch’s ease. Four baby birds were born almost 2 weeks ago. She tirelessly feeds them and cares for then 24/7. After the mother bird gave birth, I wanted to learn more about these births that I walk past daily as I walk out my front door, and look up to see them in a secure spot from large predators and snakes. Mama Bird knew what she was doing when she built that nest! Mother birds make 500 trips a day on the average to feed their babies, but are always near. I call my grand-birdies…yes...I call them my grand-birdies…the “three stooges + one.” One whom I named the “mama's baby” wakes up from his/her nap and without hesitation he/she cries for mom. It's the only one that cries for mom out of the four baby birds. Mom immediately comes flying to its aid. When the 2 nearest each other wake up from their nap, they have a sibling love fight and then return to napping. The fourth one is quiet and tends to break up the fight between his/her siblings, or quiets the “mama’s baby" if the rest of the birds are trying to nap. Mom stays with the babies all night and springs her wings over the nest...looking large...and protecting all four from flying predators.

I also have a family of foxes living in my backyard woods who protects and nurtures her young with interesting calls and cross looks if you watch her young too long. She also goes on occasional outings with the family in the neighborhood...teaching them.

And, then there is the family of geese on an outing every once in a while in my front yard with mom and dad from residing at the pond next door.

My furry and feathered mothers are also empowering with lessons to teach us, as human moms teach us lessons of strength and empowerment.

Mothers - human, feathered, or furry are the epitome of empowerment and love. We have much to learn from them and be thankful. THANK YOU MOMS EVERYWHERE. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

~ Donna M. Beaudoin “Sister Vegetarian”

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Vegetarian and Vegan Burgers for Summer Cookouts

(picture from my kitchen of Grilled Tofu and Pineapple slices using a George Foreman Kitchen Grill)
I spoke earlier this week of how a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle helps with water conservation. Think about non-vegetarians or non-vegans at cookouts who eat meat-based burgers whereas it takes over 5000 gallons of water to make 1 lb of beef vs it takes about 24 -49 gallons to water grow 1 lb of vegetables or fruit. It makes you feel good to know that your vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, even at cookouts, is not only helping with your health but saving the environment.

To show you how your next family and friends cookout can be creative and help with that water conservation, I present to you some creative and delicious veggie burger ideas. Why bother with store bought veggie patties for your next cookout? Grill vegetarian or vegan style with fresh vegetables.

For a grilled vegetarian or vegan sandwich at your next family and friends cook-out, try grilled zucchini sliced lengthwise and cut in half; eggplant sliced in rounds; beets or turnip roots sliced in rounds; squash cut in rounds or lengthwise; and, more! There are so many possibilities to making a vegetarian or vegan sandwich rather than purchase veggie patties for your next cookout. What about making your own Falafel or veggie patties? How about grilled tofu with pineapple slices (the above picture from my kitchen using a George Foreman Grill).

Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Living (link here for sample chapters) has all these recipes from Uncle Joe's Cuban Grilled Sandwich, Falafel, and various veggie burgers recipes that includes a veggie burger slider by Chef Ricky Moore (Food Network's 2007 Thanksgiving Day Iron Chef Challenger).

Check out Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Living by ordering today via, Lantern Books, or Barnes and Noble Online.