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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.

Food for Thought: The Joys and Benefits of Being a Joyful Vegan Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

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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.

    Can You Eat Eggs And Still Be Vegan?

    Can You Eat Eggs And Still Be Vegan?

    I'm often asked: "If someone is vegan in every other way, but they eat the eggs of their rescued hens (who live in their backyard or at their sanctuary): 

    *Is that unethical / problematic / perpetuating animal cruelty? AND 
    *Can that person call themselves vegan?

    In other words, is there such a thing as an egg-eating vegan?

    That's what we explore on today's episode of Food for Thought.

    • 33 min
    Life-Changing Books (Fiction and Nonfiction to Live By)

    Life-Changing Books (Fiction and Nonfiction to Live By)

    Over the years, I've developed a very strong relationship with certain books that have shaped the way I think, work, and live. In today's episode, I share WHAT those books are and WHY they are life-changing.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Better is Better: The Emotional and Practical Aspects of Fostering Cats and Dogs

    Better is Better: The Emotional and Practical Aspects of Fostering Cats and Dogs

    How do you love someone and let them go? How do you make sure the good intentions you have lead to good results? How do we help the scores of rescued animals who are looking for forever homes? In today's (LONG) episode, I recount my experiences — both stressful and successful — fostering cats. While cats have their own particular needs, my hope is that even if you're looking to foster dogs, rabbits, or hamsters you'll glean some inspiration and guidance. Take a listen, and let me know what you think.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    How Zero Waste Changed the Way I Eat (And Why Baby Carrots Are Evil)

    How Zero Waste Changed the Way I Eat (And Why Baby Carrots Are Evil)

    Once you decide to make zero-waste, plastic-free, low- or no-packaging a priority in your life, you learn very quickly you have to make some changes when it comes to what you buy, how you shop, what you eat, and how you cook. Some might find this an inconvenience. I find it an adventure.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Five Favorite Foods (And The Strange Way I Eat Popcorn)

    Five Favorite Foods (And The Strange Way I Eat Popcorn)

    When is a banana not simply a banana? Which food (on my least-favorite food list) is an animalogy? How many ways can you eat cauliflower? Which olive was my "gateway olive" to loving olives? How (strangely) do I eat popcorn? Answers to these and many more questions, particularly, "what are your favorite foods?" can be found within. Grab some popcorn balls and take a listen, then let me know your food favorites and food quirks!

    • 57 min
    Lessons and Gifts: Making Meaningful Holidays (and Lives)

    Lessons and Gifts: Making Meaningful Holidays (and Lives)

    This end-of-year episode is based on my motto that life is made up of a series of lessons and gifts, an appropriate topic as we reflect on the lessons of the past year, create plans for the next, and offer gifts to one another. This episode is about creating meaningful holidays (and lives) and includes a list of 25 Meaningful Zero-Waste, Ethical Gifts we can give during the holidays or anytime of year.

    Thank you, listeners and supporters.

    • 1 hr 8 min

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