Emphasizing the fact that being vegan is a means rather than an end in itself, the Food for Thought podcast addresses all aspects of eating and living compassionately and healthfully. Each episode addresses commonly asked questions about being vegan, including those regarding animal protection, food, cooking, eating, and nutrition — and debunks the myths surrounding these issues. Hosted by bestselling author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Food for Thought has been changing lives for over a dozen years. Learn more at ColleenPatrickGoudreau.com.
The Meaning of Compassion
Enjoy this brief talk about the meaning of compassion, a presentation I was invited to give for a special event by Rancho Compasion, a farmed animal sanctuary founded by Miyoko Schinner.
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Creating an Extra Special Thanksgiving / Holiday During a Pandemic
People. Atmosphere. Beverages. Food. That's all we need to create a special event, holiday, or meal — but this year, we deserve to go just a little above and beyond to make it EXTRA special. By the end of this episode, you'll have some ideas for doing just that — whether you'll be sharing a Zoom meal with out-of-town family or having a small gathering outside and safely distanced. (NOTE: All of the suggestions apply even if you don't celebrate a traditional American Thanksgiving.)
Plant-Based Holiday Menus (Special Announcement)
A special announcement about our holiday online vegan cooking classes and how you can bring a friend for free.
Animal-Related Halloween Movies
Don't worry! I don't recommend films in which animals are the victims of gruesome violence. So, grab some popcorn, get a pen and paper, and settle into this episode where I share my suggestions for films that are perfect for Halloween — for kids and adults alike.
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They Were Never Really Vegan in the First Place: Ex-Vegans and Ex-Vegan Celebrities
Ex-Vegan celebrities — Miley Cyrus, Ellen DeGeneres, Joaquin Phoenix (just kidding, calm down) — 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, and I address the responses vegans have to ex-vegans, such as "they were never vegan in the first place."
Join me for this extended episode as I tackle the excuses and the reasons behind ex-vegans.
Animal-Friendly Gardens: Plants, Flowers, and Trees Named After Animals
The thousands of animal-related words and expressions we have in our English language illustrate how deeply connected we are to animals, and that's never more apparent than in the names of plants — both the common names and the botanical names. Join me on this fun journey through gardens, fields, and forests as we discover plants, trees, flowers, and fungi named after animals.