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, March 31, 2012

Additional Recipes will now be on Sister's Main Page

Please follow this link for Sister Vegetarian's Main Page and More Vegan and Raw Vegan Recipes to nourish your body, mind, and soul!

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 not been sick in over 3 years since becoming a vegetarian and then a vegan. I have never taken a flu shot in my life, and my body has been free of cold viruses, flus, and other common viruses that seem to be associated with winter, late falls, and any change of seasons. Yes, I am exposed to sick people daily as an employee in a medical office surrounded by patients and fellow employees coming into the office with flus and colds. My husband has even been sick a couple of times and although he is a vegetarian as of this past June 2011, I am the one that eats vegan whole foods...and especially raw vegan meals...so our kitchen pots usually see a 2 varied meal preparation because I love my vegan and raw vegan lifestyle and the beautiful affect that it not only has on my body at age 45 but also on the environment and saving animals.

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.

Sister Vegetarian's All In One: Raw Vegan Spicy Beet Relish and Raw Vegan Spicy Beet Sloppy Joes


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!

Spicy Raw Vegan Beet Sloppy Joe


Spicy Raw Vegan Relish (recipe above)

2 hard rolls or 2 soft rolls


-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

Watch Now: The Premiere of Food Matter's new documentary "Hungry For Change"

Link here to Watch the Premiere of Food Matter's new documentary "Hungry For Change" Now!! This is a worldwide online premiere on Food Matter's website before it hits the DVDs. Profound Quotes from the documentary that makes you think...hmm...I should be eating "whole foods" vegetarian or vegan for a healthier life.: "Sugar is like cocaine..." "We are not eating food anymore, we are eating food-like substances" ~ "Hungry for Change"

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I will be a speaker at New York City's 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"

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cabbage...The UnSung Hero and A Traditional Indian Recipe Using Cabbage

Cabbage is one of those unsung heroes of Saint Patrick's Day where we only hear about it and see it abundantly in various meals in celebration of Saint Patrick's Day. Even the grocery stores get their part in to honor this unsung hero by reducing the price of cabbage to usually 29 cents per lb around this day. This is more than half it's usual price! You thought that I would do a vegan cabbage recipe for saint Patrick's Day weekend; but, on the contrary, these traditional Irish cabbage recipes are so common around this time, even from a vegetarian and vegan perspective, that I decided to do a different spin on this beautiful, antioxidant vegetable that seems to have it's own celebration and honorary position at the table on Saint Patrick's Day and that weekend! However, please keep in mind that cabbage has long been a staple of the Irish diet; hence, the reason it is associated with Saint Patrick's Day meals. So, cabbage does get its daily due on the dinner table and not just in the spotlight until March 17th. Let's make cabbage a daily hero...a star...an honorary daily...weekly... table guest!

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.

Benefits of Cabbage (reference and additional information found at WH Foods.com) Cabbage is loaded in a cancer preventive property called sinigrin. Sinigrin has received worldly attention in cancer prevention research as possessing bladder, colon, and prostrate cancer preventive properties. Besides cancer preventing properties, cabbage is great in waste elimination with its high fiber content; as well as, heart disease prevention with its cholesterol-lowering benefits .

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
thevegancookbooksite.com "

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Read About Me in Veg News!

Pick up your copy of the March/April Issue of VegNews Today!

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

NHL NY Rangers, College Hoops' March Madness, and Sister V's Vegan Pizza

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!!!

Want more vegan pizza-inspired recipes? Check out Day 23 of my book Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Living for a NY Style Vegan Calzone...just the way I loved it when living in my home state of New Jersey and my sister state New York!