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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 Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

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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 and Feasting: The 12 (Vegan) Days of Christmas

    Food and Feasting: The 12 (Vegan) Days of Christmas

    Whereas the period BEFORE Christmas has historically been about contemplation and self-reflection, the period starting AT Christmas and going for 12 days thereafter is all about feasting, revelry, merriment!
    In today's episode, I argue that feasting and festivities are a lot more meaningful when they follow a period of deprivation. I also share my Tudor-style menu for the 12 days of Christmas and encourage you to check out the new recipe bundle of recipes inspired by the song, The 12 Days of Christmas. Enjoy!
    Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau
    Visit my website: JoyfulVegan.com
    Join me on an all-inclusive vegan trip: JoyfulVeganTrips.com
    AFFILIATE PARTNERS:
    Nama Juicer — Use this link and coupon code COLLEEN10 and get 10% off my favorite juicer. Plaine Products — Use this link and coupon code "compassion" for 15% off my favorite zero waste bath and body products. Complement — Use this link and coupon code "joyfulvegan" and get 10% off my favorite supplements.

    • 55 min
    Forbidden Meat: Fasting and Abstinence During Advent

    Forbidden Meat: Fasting and Abstinence During Advent

    Abstaining from meat, dairy, and eggs during religious holidays has been a tradition for centuries in many religions. In Christianity, for example, during Lent (40 days prior to Easter) and Advent (40 days prior to Christmas), parishioners were forbidden to consume animal flesh as well as as dairy, cheese, and eggs. 
    In today's episode, we explore this history and demonstrate that not eating animal products was more common than not, especially during the period of contemplation and contrition leading up to the holy days of Easter and Christmas. I share my own experience growing up Catholic, my memories of Fish Fridays, and the meaning of a common English word whose origins are steeped in religious abstinence.
    Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau Visit my website: JoyfulVegan.com Join me on an all-inclusive vegan trip: JoyfulVeganTrips.com AFFILIATE PARTNERS:
    Nama Juicer — Use this link and coupon code COLLEEN10 and get 10% off my favorite juicer. Plaine Products — Use this link and coupon code "compassion" for 15% off my favorite zero waste bath and body products. Complement — Use this link and coupon code "joyfulvegan" and get 10% off my favorite supplements.

    • 53 min
    Northern Italy Tour: A Conversation

    Northern Italy Tour: A Conversation

    In this special episode, my travel business partner Brighde Reed (of World Vegan Travel) and I chat with some of the travelers from our Tour of Northern Italy trip, called Mountains, Lakes, and Canals. First airing on the World Vegan Travel Podcast, in this special conversation, we hear from our travelers who share their 
    concerns before coming on the trip personal recommendations highlights from Northern Italy delightful surprises from the trip tips for and rewards of traveling in a group  If you have been curious about our vegan tours and what it is like from a traveler’s perspective, this is the episode to listen to.
    Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau
    Visit my website: JoyfulVegan.com
    Join me on an all-inclusive vegan trip: JoyfulVeganTrips.com
    AFFILIATE PARTNERS:
    Nama Juicer — Use this link and coupon code COLLEEN10 and get 10% off my favorite juicer. Plaine Products — Use this link and coupon code "compassion" for 15% off my favorite zero waste bath and body products. Complement — Use this link and coupon code "joyfulvegan" and get 10% off my favorite supplements.

    • 54 min
    Unbridled Animalogies — Horse-Related Words (Part Two)

    Unbridled Animalogies — Horse-Related Words (Part Two)

    Last but not least — to use a hackneyed phrase — in our series on horse-related animalogies is our second and last episode on horse-related words: UNBRIDLED ANIMALOGIES. You may be surprised to learn that you've already read TWO equine animalogies in this description. 
    RELATED EPISODES
    Horse Expressions Horse-Related Words Part One Animal-Friendly Gardens: Plants, Flowers, and Trees Named After Animals Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau
    Visit my website: JoyfulVegan.com
    Join me on an all-inclusive vegan trip: JoyfulVeganTrips.com
    AFFILIATE PARTNERS:
    Nama Juicer — Use this link and coupon code COLLEEN10 and get 10% off my favorite juicer.
     
    *Plaine Products — Use this link and coupon code "compassion" for 15% off my favorite zero waste bath and body products.
     
    *Complement — Use this link and coupon code "joyfulvegan" and get 10% off my favorite supplements.

    • 56 min
    Animal-Themed Halloween Films (Re-Broadcast)

    Animal-Themed Halloween Films (Re-Broadcast)

    It's that time of year for scary films, and there are a number that involve animals! But don't worry! I DO NOT recommend films in which animals are the victims of gruesome violence. Trust me. 
    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.  
    Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau
    Visit my website: JoyfulVegan.com
    Join me on an all-inclusive vegan trip: JoyfulVeganTrips.com
    AFFILIATE PARTNERS:
    Nama Juicer — Use this link and coupon code COLLEEN10 and get 10% off my favorite juicer.
     
    *Plaine Products — Use this link and coupon code "compassion" for 15% off my favorite zero waste bath and body products.
     
    *Complement — Use this link and coupon code "joyfulvegan" and get 10% off my favorite supplements.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Eco-Friendly / Zero Waste Halloween Treats for Trick-or-Treaters

    Eco-Friendly / Zero Waste Halloween Treats for Trick-or-Treaters

    It's easy enough to find vegan candy for Halloween, but what about plastic-free, package-free, eco-friendly options? That's what today's episode is all about! I also include thoughts about eco-friendly costumes and decorations. 
    Mentioned on podcast: Animal-Related Halloween Movies 
    Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau
    Visit my website: JoyfulVegan.com
    Join me on an all-inclusive vegan trip: JoyfulVeganTrips.com
    AFFILIATE PARTNERS:
    Nama Juicer — Use this link and coupon code COLLEEN10 and get 10% off my favorite juicer.
     
    *Plaine Products — Use this link and coupon code "compassion" for 15% off my favorite zero waste bath and body products.
     
    *Complement — Use this link and coupon code "joyfulvegan" and get 10% off my favorite supplements.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Allie Rae S ,

Favorite podcast!

Colleen is extremely well-researched and thorough on every topic that she addresses. I have learned so much through the years, and continue to learn so much from Colleen. Colleen’s content extends beyond providing the listener with tools to remain a joyful vegan, into providing inspiration on how to live a full and meaningful life. My day is made when I see a new episode of Food for Thought in my podcast feed!

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!.

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