What to Expect from Sister Vegetarian Recipes...

Sister Vegetarian knows the importance of nutrition without breaking the bank. In lieu of this, I keep the meals to a cost that anyone can create and still stick to a budget. I also include raw vegan meals. Sister has acquired a Raw Vegan Chef Certfication through The Raw Food Network-Ekaya Institute of Living Food Education. I love to cook meals from Africa, India, the Middle East, Greece, Italy, and the list goes on. When I cook, I call it traveling the world without leaving my home. I see cooking as a way to experiment and learn about other cultures, as I also learn more about my roots.

Enjoy the meals. Enjoy the travel. No Passport Required. Just an appetite for delicious and healthy meals.

Peace & Love, Sister Vegetarian.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sample Chapters Available of Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Vegetarian and Vegan Living

Are you curious to find out what's inside Sister Vegetarian's upcoming book "Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Vegetarian and Vegan Living"? Link to Lantern Books (click here) for the following samples of Sister's Book
1 - Table of Contents
2 - How to Use This Book as a Daily Guide
3 - Day 1: Victory

~ Sister Vegetarian

A Proper Cup of Tea with Vegan Scones, Vegan Clotted Cream, Preserves, and Cucumber Sandwiches

Click here for Sister's Review of a British Breakfast and afternoon tea luncheon.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Vegetarian-Raw Vegan Fusion Italian Style!

Try an alternative to the typical vegan or vegetarian spaghetti and pasta sauce. Borrow from raw veganism and use uncooked collard greens cut in thin strips to resemble pasta. Just roll tightly 3 -4 collards together in a bunch at a time to resemble a cigar, and slice thinly. The sliced collards will simulate almost a spiral formation when cut thin. Cut as much collards as you want and place in individual serving pasta bowls. Now here's the fusion part: cook your favorite marina pasta sauce and serve over the uncooked cut collards. You can add heated falafel balls or any vegan/vegetarian style heated veggie balls to toss on top of the collards and pasta sauce. A deliciously warm, yet crunchy meal. The collards retain their nutritional value without being overly cooked. Mangiare Bene! - Italian word for good eats!

~ Sister Vegetarian

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Raw Vegan Pizza Recipe

Click here for Sister's Raw Vegan Pizza Recipe

Monday, July 4, 2011

Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama Free Vegetarian and Vegan Living...book information

My book, Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama Free Vegetarian and Vegan Living, will be released soon by Lantern Books. The projected release date is February 2012...that's just 7 months away. Lantern Books has published people as A. Breeze Harper, author of Sistah Vegan, Victoria Moran, author of The Love Powered Diet, as well of the 2004 Kenya Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai who is the founder of the Green Belt Movement.

Below is the link to Lantern Books website regarding a description of Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama Free Vegetarian and Vegan Living. The book will be available in regular book format and in electronic book format.

~ Donna Michelle Beaudoin "Sister Vegetarian"

Friday, July 1, 2011

Encouragement for Newbie Vegetarians and Vegans To Try New Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes: Sister's Husband Speaks of His Newbie Vegetarian Journey

I once indicated that my husband, Patrick, loved his meat. I considered him a certified meat eater with his meals of meat based lunches and dinners with little to zero vegetables as an accompaniment. I never badgered him to become a vegetarian or vegan. I just led by example. I was a role model to him. By never saying "you should become a vegetarian," nor ever making statements of what he should be doing - my husband came to this lifestyle on his own accord. I believe that if we use our actions-the way we present ourselves as vegetarian or vegans - then others will come to this lifestyle on their own. As he journeys on his personal path of vegetarianism, I am acting as the vegetarian lifestyle coach to my life partner. I suggest, but never force. I want him to make his choices and decisions of the types of vegetarian meals he prefers to eat and the type of vegetarian lifestyle he prefers to live. When others make their own decisions on their journey, they are more apt to remain vegetarians or vegans and be successful.

Well, these past 2 weeks, I promised my husband that I would be quiet on my blog but the suspense was killing me! Finally, he said, okay... let Sister's Readers know how good I feel! My husband went vegetarian on June 17th - 2 weeks ago. After seeing for the past 2 years how my body has healed itself of past illnesses, become a toned and athletic body at age 44, and gained an abundance of energy, he decided to give it a try. He has also willingly watched the abundance of documentaries on how a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle can reverse, prevent, and in some cases cure heart disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer. As in my family, my husband's family also has a history of heart disease and diabetes. While my father is currently battling pancreatic cancer, my husband's maternal grandfather passed away from the same illness. My husband indicated that as his wife has switched to a vegan lifestyle to give herself a chance against illnesses that have plagued family members, he also wanted to give himself a chance at life by becoming a vegetarian. If the research and stats were out there of how vegetarianism and veganism can reverse, treat, and possibly cure many illnesses and diseases, he thought why was he just sitting on this wealth of information that can add years to his life.

Statistics say that on an average, vegetarians live 5 years longer than meat eaters and vegans live 15 years longer than meat eaters.

After 2 weeks, my husband says that he feels great. He has lost 3 pounds, and does not feel so full after dinner. Previously on a meat-eating lifestyle, he felt a need to rest on the sofa after meals because of an uncomfortable fullness in his stomach. Now, he feels so full of life after a meal. At first he said 2 weeks ago he would try a week, and see how it goes. Initially, he was not positive that he would like a vegetarian lifestyle even during the first week of switching. After the completion of his 1st week, he said he wanted to do another week because he was feeling great after a week of being a vegetarian. He feels hungry at times...I won't lie....but his body is adjusting to not being overly stuffed. He says that the hunger feeling is subsiding and the good feelings of eating healthy are taking over. Now, he is entering his third week as a vegetarian and is proud to call himself a vegetarian amongst family, friends, and acquaintances. He is thinking more about what he is putting into his body. I am proud of Patrick as my husband, my best friend, my soul-mate, and as his vegetarian lifestyle coach. By making it through two weeks - he has made a positive change and a personal victory. He'll take it one day at a time for this lifestyle. I believe that is how we can be successful.

~ Sister Vegetarian