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Food for Thought is THE resource for living compassionately and healthfully. Listen to insightful, common sense perspectives about food, animals, cooking, eating, health, language, politics, zero waste living, literature, film, advocacy, and so much more from the Joyful Vegan herself, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.

Food for Thought: The Joys and Benefits of Living Vegan and Plant-Based Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 1.4K Ratings

Food for Thought is THE resource for living compassionately and healthfully. Listen to insightful, common sense perspectives about food, animals, cooking, eating, health, language, politics, zero waste living, literature, film, advocacy, and so much more from the Joyful Vegan herself, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.

    Zero Waste Travel Packing and Hacking (Hint: Never Check Bags Again!)

    Zero Waste Travel Packing and Hacking (Hint: Never Check Bags Again!)

    Travel zero waste and stress-free without ever checking bags again! Sharing all of my zero waste principles and products, I've got tips, tricks, and hacks for traveling with only a carry-on — whether you're traveling for a week or a month, domestically or internationally. You can do this! 
    Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ex-Vegans — Why People Stop Being Vegan (REBROADCAST)

    Ex-Vegans — Why People Stop Being Vegan (REBROADCAST)

    Ex-Vegan celebrities and ex-vegan non-celebrities (friends, family members, co-workers) leave vegans feeling disappointed and perplexed.
    In this episode I address why people stop being vegan in the first place. Is it because:
    *they lack willpower?
    *they lack compassion?
    *you can't get protein and Omega-3s from plants?
    *because there's nothing to eat?
    And I address the responses vegans have to ex-vegans: 
    *"they were never vegan in the first place."
    *"they didn't do it for ethics — only health."
    *"they were fake vegans; real vegans don't go back."
    Join me for this extended episode as I tackle the excuses and the reasons behind ex-vegans and the assertions made by vegans who "just don't understand" how vegans can stop being vegan.
    THIS PODCAST IS SUPPORTED BY LISTENERS: Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Northern Italian Cuisine: Polenta, Focaccia, and Tiramisu

    Northern Italian Cuisine: Polenta, Focaccia, and Tiramisu

    We go to the north of Italy for the 4th and last episode in our series on the cusine of the regions of Italy! Learn about the history (and preparation) of some famous Italian dishes in the north, and find out how to eat bread like an Italian! Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Chickpeas: The Magic Bean

    Chickpeas: The Magic Bean

    Whether you call them by their botanical name cicer arietinum or by their common names — ceci, chickpea, garbanzo, hummus, or chana, I think you'll agree that they are indeed to most magical of all the beans!
    Join me as I celebrate this little legume, whose presence is known and loved in cultures, cuisines, and languages around the world!
    Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau

    • 57 min
    Tuscan Italian Cuisine — Beans, Biscotti, Bread…and Olive Oil (Part Three)

    Tuscan Italian Cuisine — Beans, Biscotti, Bread…and Olive Oil (Part Three)

    Our culinary tour of Italy continues as we finish up central Italy by focusing on its most famous region: Tuscany / Toscana. Famous for its olive oil, wine, beans, bread, and treats like biscotti, this region's cuisine is all about highlighting simple, fresh, regional ingredients. 
    Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Are Almonds Suitable for Vegans? (Rebroadcast)

    Are Almonds Suitable for Vegans? (Rebroadcast)

    Should I eat foie gras because my organic kale was grown in soil amended with chicken manure? Should I eat steak and chicken wings because fruits and nuts are pollinated by insects? The idea that we should do nothing because we can’t do everything is illogical and self-defeatist. Join me for my perspective on whether or not figs and almonds are suitable for vegans.  More at JoyfulVegan.com
    Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Nelly belly 27 ,

Supportive and Encouraging

My daily go to podcast for good thoughts on the vegan diet. I was raised as a meat eater, however, I am happiest and feel my best eating a vegan diet. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and wisdom publicly. I don’t feel so alone on my journey.

Galeana1965 ,

She’s an inspiration

Reading her books lift up my spirits.
Thank you for all your work and uplifting words Colleen!.

Melanie Rn05 ,

Most informative podcast!

I've been listening to Colleen for many years. I have re-listened to several of her podcast episodes and I learn something new every time! You don't have to be "vegan" to learn so much about cuisine, compassion, wine, how to be an effective advocate, etc. I'm currently learning about the cuisines of Italy in preparation for our Italy trip! A dream come true after listening to Colleen for so many years! Can't wait to join her on a Joyful Vegan trip this summer!!!!

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