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Peace & Love, Sister Vegetarian.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
I have not been sick in 3 years as a vegan plus All In One: Raw Vegan Spicy Beet Relish and Raw Vegan Spicy Beet Sloppy Joes
I have a feeling that I have not been sick in over 3 years because I base my meals on whole foods rather than vegan junk foods. As I stated in Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Living's Day 1 entitled " Victory," I eat on a daily basis my greens raw (collard greens, turnip greens, mustard greens, kale, beet greens, and Swiss Chards) whether for lunch or incorporated into my dinners. I also saute my greens; however, on the average I eat my greens raw for the antioxidants and disease fighting properties that these beautiful bounties from Mother Earth provides through its phytonutrients produced by the sun.
In Day 1 of Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days, I also mention how throughout history, beets have been the backbone behind many living in Eastern Europe who have lived to be 100 years old-this including my great-grandmother from San Francisco who also ate beets practically daily and lived to be 100. I also eat my beets raw for the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cancer prevention properties beets provide (reference WH Foods.com).
In tribute to the antioxidant packed vegetables provided by Mother Nature in its pure form without cooking, I share my recipe for a "Raw Vegan Spicy Beet Relish." My intentions was first to make one of my favorite beet soups, but when I started to combine the beets in my food processor, I said to myself ..."Sister V....get creative and make a signature raw vegan beet sloppy joe from a beet relish that can be versatile and made into other meals." Well, here's my end result. I call it a "beet relish" because it looks like a relish, but the spiciness, sweetness, and earthiness makes it a meal in of itself rather than just a relish.
2 large beets, de-stemmed, washed, and cut in chunks with the skin left on for added nutrients
1 large tomato
1/2 cup raisins
1 tsp Five Spice Chinese Powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp ground chipotle
2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
1 small jalapeno pepper, chopped
1 tsp raw apples cider vinegar
Place everything in a food processor. Process until it's combined-not smooth-but looks like a relish (a fine chunkiness)
Serving Suggestions: Use as a filling for the Spicy Raw Vegan Sloppy Joe below, in raw greens salads, in soups, as a spread on bread or appetizers for parties, and more! Be creative and enjoy this delicious bounty from Mother Earth!
-Cut a round hard roll in half
- Add olive olive, sprinkled ground garlic, and sprinkled sage on each side of the roll
- Place in a broiler and broil until golden
- remove from the broiler and cool until ok to touch
- Add the beet relish on each side of the roll along with raw collard green leaves that have been washed and chopped.
- Put both side of the sandwich roll together to form a sandwich and enjoy!
~ Donna M Beaudoin "Sister Vegetarian"
Friday, March 23, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
I think of cabbage as my hero..my unsung hero that does not get enough credit! Think of cabbage as my favorite Marvel comics action figures and posters adorning my home, or my favorite marvels comic t-shirt (yes...I am a kid at heart at 45...eat healthy vegan meals...act young...think young...you are endlessly young at heart...smile) that I love to wear on some weekends!
Let's take a look at why cabbage is an unsung hero that seems to get its crowning glory of honor at the dinner table only on Saint Patrick's Day, but should be honored at weekly meals all the time.
So, which cabbage provides the higher cancer fighting and lowering cholesterol properties? Red Cabbage...or as it goes in produce...the darker the produce the more nutrients (i.e. collard greens, kale, mustard greens, beet greens, Swiss Chards, and kale as dark leaf greens provide more nutrients that common lettuce varieties). But, please, purchase the green cabbage too as it does provide just as much prevention properties as red cabbage.
You can see why cabbage is my unsung hero! In celebration of this produce that receives an honor at the dinner table in fancy style on Saint Patrick's Day, I decided to do a quick, light but filling, and all around nutrient-packed meal from green cabbage. It's a traditional Indian recipe called Cabbage Chana Dal Salad where chick peas (aka garbanza beans), cabbage, and mint leaves are the main ingredients and from there you can add as you like. In this recipe, you can also use red cabbage, or a combination of both red and green cabbage. Since I believe that we should eat at least 25% to 50% of our meals raw a week for added nutrition, I did a raw cabbage salad to pack in the vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants, and cancer fighting properties. This salad is loaded with protein from the chick peas; and, fiber, antioxidants, heart health, and cancer fighting properties from the cabbage and tomatoes.
So, Da-Da...introducing the crowning glory of the weekend but also a crowning glory daily: CABBAGE as Cabbage Chana Dal Salad.
Cabbage Chana Dal Salad (traditional vegetarian Indian dish)
4 cups of shredded raw cabbage
3 cups of diced tomatoes or 1 28-oz can of organic diced tomatoes
2 cans of chick peas, drained and rinsed
1 medium onion, chopped
4 medium cloves of garlic, diced
3 TBSP fresh mint leaves, chopped
3 TBSP fresh oregano leaves, chopped
3 TBSP lemon juice
ground black pepper to taste
sea salt to taste
Directions: Mix everything in a large mixing bowl with clean hands. Place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to chill before serving.
Serving suggestions: when served as a meal,..I served chapatti bread (reference Day 28 of Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Living Book for the vegan recipe) with vegan sour cream on the side for a traditional Indian Meal
~ Sister Vegetarian
Thursday, March 15, 2012
New Website called "Vegan Cookbook Site" to satisfy your vegan cravings for delicious meals from a variety of authors!
If you are looking for great vegan recipes, try The Vegan Cookbook Site for a cookbook that will satisfy your craving for delicious daily vegan meals. Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Living Book has been added to this website (link here for Sister's Book on the website), as well as other great vegan cookbooks! Link below for information on Sister Vegetarian's book on the website and find other great vegan cookbooks.
Here's information about the website from the creator of The Vegan Cookbook Site:
"The Vegan Cookbook Site is a brand new blog, with simple sassy listings
of over 200 vegan recipe books, with regular postings of exciting new
releases! The aim of the site is to help seasoned vegans find their
perfect recipe book (choosing from an extensive list of categories) and
to help people who think vegans live on mung beans and fruit salad, to
think outside the box, and try a vegan recipe or two. Ultimately, a
vegan world is all about the food, and because shops don’t sell
ready-made meals for those who don’t eat animals, cookbook authors are
the frontline of the vegan revolution. Let’s help their books sell well,
send them up the Amazon listings, get them into mainstream stores, and a
few cooks may even get a TV show!
Each post is short and sweet, containing:
A simple summary of the vegan cookbook
A cover picture
Information on the author
A simple link to buy the book online (if you prefer)
A box to leave your comments, recipe reviews and encouragement to
The Vegan Cookbook Site also contains an extensive list of
vegan-friendly links and books. And that’s all. It’s simple and sweet.
You can keep up to date with all the latest vegan news at the site’s
Twitter page, or simply visit now and then, to see what’s cookin’!
All the very best,
The Vegan Cookbook Site
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Living Book is featured on page 90 for new and worthy to be read books by women that have launched!
Link here for what's inside the March/April Current Issue!
Sunday, March 4, 2012
I miss my home state of NJ and my sister state NY :) I miss it even more when watching the Rangers beat the Bruins :) Or, when baseball starts with the Yankees! What goes great for an aftergame meal after watching my favorite NHL NY Rangers beat the Boston Bruins? My Farmer's Market Vegan Pizza!
Link here for my recipe posted back in Sept. This pizza is great for those looking for group vegan meals while watching College Hoops' March Madness or waiting for the start of the baseball season!!!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Listen to me on the radio LIVE!!
Read about me in an award winning magazine!
I am in Veg News Magazine's March/April 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!
I will be Live on Radio 2/29/11! I will be interviewed on Progressive Radio's “IT'S ALL ABOUT FOOD" on Wednesday, 2/29/12 from 3-4 PM ET. The show is broadcast live from their NYC location. Link here for past interviews on the Radio Show "IT'S ALL ABOUT FOOD."
~Donna Michelle Beaudoin "Sister Vegetarian"
Sunday, February 12, 2012
*New Videos* View Sister Vegetarian's Vegan/Vegetarian Recent Class on Sister Vegetarian's You Tube Channel:Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs & Ham" Vegan Style
Part 2 of 2 : Greens Scrambled Tofu - Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham" Vegan Style (link here)
Supplement this video with Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Vegetarian and Vegan Living Book by Donna M. Beaudoin. The book is available now via Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, or LanternBooks.com
Peace and Love To You,Donna Michelle Beaudoin "Sister Vegetarian"
Monday, January 23, 2012
The Tuscany region in Italy is known for eating many heart soups and stews with beans. Various types of white beans and cranberry beans can be found in their soups. On a cold rainy Sunday and the last of the championship NFL games before the Super Bowl 46, I decided to have a hearty, warm and filling Tuscany Peasant-Style soup that even cold weather teams The NY Giants and The New England Patriots Football players would probably agree would keep them energized, warm, and filled up in practice for the Super Bowl.
I basically took what was in my refrigerator and cupboard...grabbed a couple of fresh mixed with 1 bag of frozen vegetables...and made a peasant-style soup. After all, peasant style;e soups are made from whatever we have available, and this is what I did to make a hearty and economical soup at .68 cents per large 2 cup serving each. I was able to get 10 LARGE servings from this soup! Compare this soup to purchasing soup for your day lunch at maybe $3.99 for a small soup you heat up in the microwave. I placed this soup in individual containers and stored in my refrigerator for a quick lunch or dinner.
Donna's Tuscany Peasant Soup
cost: $6.80 for total soup
cost per servings: .68 cents per serving
Cooking Time: 1 hour
1 Lb bag of dry mixed navy beans (white beans) and white pinto beans (rinsed and soaked overnight)
10 cups of water
2 medium cucumbers, skin peeled and diced
1 14-1/2 oz. can of Italian Style diced tomatoes
1 6 oz. can of tomato paste
5 medium carrots, (cleaned, skin left on, chopped)
3 medium-large russet potatoes (cleaned, skin left on, diced)
5-6 oriental peppers, diced
12 oz of frozen green peas
1 cup of chopped celery
1 small onion chopped
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 lb mustard greens (washed and chopped roughly) *note: mustard greens are added to the soup the last 15 minutes of simmering
1. Rinse beans and drain after soaking overnight
2. Place beans in large pot with 10 cups of water and boil
3. After beans start to boil, add all the above ingredients except the mustard greens
4. Let the mixture come to a boil, then let simmer for 45 mins.
5. after 45 mins, add the mustard greens and simmer for 15 minutes.
6. Serve in Italian style pasta/soup dishes or your favorite bowl. I also served my soup with my Mexican Style cornbread found in my book Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Living.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Now on Sister Vegetarian's You Tube TV Channel! The Sister Vegetarian Virtual Video classes illustrate how being a vegetarian or vegan compliments your lifestyle to provide a drama-free, healthy way of living that also contributes to preserving the environment and animals.
Part 1 of 3: "BE YOURSELF" Sister Vegetarian's Intro to Vegetarianism and Veganism
Part 2 of 2: Using Pots, Pans, and Kitchen Appliances in Vegetarian and Vegan Cooking
Part 3 of 3: Sister Vegetarian's Budget-Friendly Vegan Sour Cream Recipe
Supplement this video with Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Vegetarian and Vegan Living Book by Donna M. Beaudoin. The book is available now via Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and Lantern Books.
Questions about these videos: email me at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna Michelle Beaudoin "Sister Vegetarian"