Food for Thought: Living Compassionately, Sustainably, and Healthfully

de Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

The Joys and Benefits of Being a Joyful Vegan

Episodios

Zero Waste: Only Humans Produce Garbage (and How Not To)

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

Aspiring to live lightly on this planet can be a pain in the butt, but it can also be incredibly rewarding. Listen to this episode about how to take responsibility for the things, the STUFF, we have brought into our lives by exercising generosity rather than by creating garbage. 

This podcast is sponsored by listeners like you. Please support it at patreon.com/colleenpatrickgoudreau. Thank you.

How to Avoid Food Waste — Tips, Tricks, Strategies (REBROADCAST)

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

Americans (vegan and non-vegan) throw away 40% of the food we bring into our homes — leading to greenhouse gas emissions in landfills, wasted money, human / animal conflicts, and squandered resources.

Enjoy Part Two of the series on FOOD WASTE and learn a number of solutions for preventing food waste in our own lives.

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Pet Cemeteries and Animal Burials: How We Memorialize Those We Love

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

Listen to this episode about pet cemeteries and animal burials old and new and what they tell us about the human-animal connection. 

The Food for Thought podcast is 100% listener-supported. Please become a patron today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. 

Thank you for listening.

Is Wildlife Tourism Good or Bad for Animals? (REBROADCAST)

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

There has been such a proliferation of such terms as "eco-tourism," "wildlife tourism," and "sustainable tourism" that one wonders what is legitimate and what is just greenwashing. But is there such a thing as wildlife tourism; i.e. paying to see wild animals in their homes, without contributing to exploitation, such as going on a safari in Botswana or a mountain gorilla trek in Rwanda? Today's episode answers that question.

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Plastic-Free July: How to Reduce Your Plastic Use

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

Don't worry if you didn't plan on making some changes this month. I've got you covered.⁠⁠ Whether you're consciously following #plasticfreejuly or just want to reduce (or be aware of) the amount of plastic you use, consume, and buy, you can join the journey at any point. ⁠⁠
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Let's get you started. 

 

The Problem with Zoos

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

What is the problem with zoos if they support conservation efforts, save endangered species, educate the public about wildlife, instill a love of animals, and foster appreciation for the natural world? Listen to find out. 

Food for Thought is a listener-supported podcast. Thank you for being a supporter at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau.

Keep Flowers Not Bees — How to Save Bees without Eating Honey

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

There are more than 25,000 bee species globally, but when most people think about "saving bees," they tend to think only of the European honeybee — a species not native to the U.S. — that has been domesticated for crop pollination and honey production. Listen to this episode for how to help wild bees, both directly and indirectly. 

Food for Thought is a listener-supported podcast. Thank you for being a supporter at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau.

Zero Waste: What to Do About Catalogs, Junk Mail, and Envelopes with Plastic Windows

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

What is one of the biggest culprits hindering the “zero” part of my zero-waste journey? MAIL! Junk mail, flyers, catalogs, credit card offers, charity solicitations, and just...mail in general. How to reduce it? How to properly discard it? Listen to today's episode. 

Resources for living compassionately & healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, including my books, virtual cooking classes, and vegan trips.

This podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. 

For the animals, thank you for listening. 

A Kindness of Ravens: Words from Our Black-Feathered Friends

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

Ravens, the most intelligent of all birds, live deep in our consciousness and language. Today we explore all the words and expressions with "raven" as their root. GAME OF THRONES FANS: take note!

Resources for living compassionately & healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, including my books, cooking classes, and vegan trips.

This podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. 

For the animals, thank you for listening. 

Time is Passing. How Do You Want to Spend It?

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

"I wish this hadn't happened in my time." "So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." My inspiration for this episode.

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Resources for living compassionately & healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, including my books, cooking classes, and vegan trips.

This podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. 

For the animals, thank you for listening. 

When to Use (and Not Use) the Word Vegan — REBROADCAST

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

One of my goals has always been to take the word "vegan" out of the box called "vegan." My goal is constantly thwarted by

*the overuse of the word vegan

*the use of "vegan" to refer to people as well as food

*the attempt by some vegans to narrow the definition and make the word "vegan" refer to every social problem that exists in the world

If you call yourself vegan or have ever been told you can't call yourself vegan, this episode is for you. 

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Resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, including my books, cooking classes, and vegan trips.

This podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. 

For the animals, thank you for listening. 

Foods Easter and Passover — Honoring Tradition AND Our Values (Re-broadcast)

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

Food-related rituals, particularly those involving animals, are likely to be so revered that they supersede consideration for anything or anyone else. Join me today for a discussion of how to honor the traditions of Easter and Passover while staying true to our values.

Resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, including my books, cooking classes, and vegan trips.

This podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau

For the animals, thank you for listening. 

World Vegan Travel (Bonus Episode)

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

Listen to my conversation with World Vegan Travel founder about how joyful and abundant it is to travel when compassion is your compass. Vegan travel to Italy, Rwanda, Vietnam, Cambodia, Botswana, South Africa, France, Japan, and more.

Resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, including my books, cooking classes, and vegan trips.

This podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. 

For the animals, thank you for listening. 

Jim Crow and Zip Coon: The Animals in Racial Stereotypes

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

Jim Crow has become such a familiar term — as in Jim Crow Laws or the Jim Crow South or the Jim Crow Era — that it’s easy to miss the animal — in this case...the crow inside the phrase. How did the crow come to be associated with a repressive system of segregationist laws that hindered and harmed black men and women for decades after the Civil War? What is the story behind this animalogy

Resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, including my books, cooking classes, and vegan trips.

This podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. 

For the animals, thank you for listening. 

Zero Waste — Rain Tanks and Grey Water

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

In today's episode, I share my experience setting up 1,000-gallon rain catchment tanks and diverting the grey water from our sinks and showers to our gardens — instead of the sewer. A must-listen.

Resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, including my books, cooking classes, and vegan trips.

This podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. 

For the animals, thank you for listening. 

To Take or Not to Take Supplements

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

In today's episode, I answer such questions as, "Are vitamin/mineral supplements necessary?" "Are there any risks to taking supplements?" "Are supplements just a waste of money?" "Is it necessary/wise to take a daily multivitamin?" "What zero-waste, vegan supplements do you take?" 

Resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, including my books, cooking classes, and vegan trips.

This podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. 

For the animals, thank you for listening. 

Learning By Heart: The Art of Memorizing

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

The act of memorizing something — anything: a poem, a literary passage, a speech, a prayer, a philosophical treatise — is one of the most meaningful things we can do. In this episode, I explain why and how to do so.

Resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, including my books, cooking classes, and vegan trips.

This podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. 

For the animals, thank you for listening. 

Aphrodisiac Foods and Love Potions

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

Derived from the name of the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, aphrodisiac foods and beverages are said to have qualities that provide amorous inspiration for bewitching and beguiling your beloved. In this episode, I cover them all — for Valentine's Day or any romantic occasion.

Resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, including my books, cooking classes, and vegan trips.

This podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. 

For the animals, thank you for listening. 

Zero-Waste, Eco-Friendly, Cruelty-Free Gifts for Valentine's Day

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

That's a mouthful!! In this episode, I offer some thoughts and suggestions for sustainable, animal-free, zero-waste gifts — whether they're for your romantic partner or platonic pal. Whether we're talking about flowers or chocolate or cards, there are some things to consider before purchasing if you want to make the most conscious choice.  

As always, you can find lots of resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, you can find my books wherever books are sold, and you can join me in my online cooking classes.

Because of you, this podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. 

For the animals, thank you for listening. 

The Gift of Appreciation

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

Letting others know you appreciate and value them is one of the greatest gifts you can give. In today's episode, I recount personal stories of appreciation and the bonuses I experienced as a result.

As always, you can find lots of resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, you can find my books wherever books are sold, and you can join me in my online cooking classes.

Because of you, this podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. 

For the animals, thank you for listening. 

 

Inauguration: On a Wing and a Prayer

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

On Inauguration Day, not everyone will be talking about the inauguration of the next U.S. president; some (like me) will be talking about the animals hidden within the word itself. Join me for a journey back to ancient Rome to reveal the birds behind the words inaugural, inauguration, auspicious, auspices, and more.

As always, you can find resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, you can find my books wherever books are sold, and you can join me in my online cooking classes.

Because of you, this podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. 

For the animals, thank you for listening. 

How to Not Be Cynical About the World

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

WARNING: Life-changing revelation! In this episode, I explain why it's fruitless to be surprised that a fig tree produces figs. Trust me. You'll want to hear this. 

As always, you can find lots of resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, you can find my books wherever books are sold, and you can join me in my online cooking classes.

Because of you, this podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. 

For the animals, thank you for listening. 

Yes, I Have Hope. No, I'm Not a Mythical Creature

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

I have been an animal advocate for more than 25 years, and I see enough cruelty every day to have a pretty bleak view of the world: And yet, I have hope. No, I’m not a mythical creature. No, I’m not delusional, and yes, I’m paying attention.

At JoyfulVegan.com, you can find resources for living compassionately and healthfully, including my online cooking classes. My books are available wherever books are sold.

This podcast is 100% listener supported Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau.  

How the Past Can Give Us Hope for the Future

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

In this episode in our 15th year of Food for Thought Podcast, I explain how the hindsight of history can give us the insight of sages. 

As always, you can find lots of resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, you can find my books wherever books are sold, and you can join me in my online cooking classes or in an upcoming vegan trip.

Because of you, this podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. 

For the animals, thank you for listening. 

Angry Vegan vs. Joyful Vegan

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

While feeling anger (or sorrow) at the plight of animals is understandable, letting anger define you is detrimental. In this episode, I discuss how to be  vegan with passion, purpose, and power rather than anger, outrage, and indignation.

You can always find resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com and my books wherever books are sold. Join me in an online cooking class or on a vegan trip.

This podcast is 100% listener-supported. Become a supporter today at patreon.com/colleenpatrickgoudreau.

Animal-Free Fertilizers for Healthy Gardens

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

When it comes to human nutrition, the bottom line is: the nutrients we need are plant- (and bacteria-) based. Not animal-based. When it comes to healthy soil: the same is true. The nutrients that plants need to grow come from the ground — not animals.  

As always, you can find resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, find my books wherever books are sold, and join me in my online cooking classes.

Because of you, this podcast is 100% listener-supported. You can join other supporters by going to patreon.com/colleenpatrickgoudreau.

For the animals, thank you for listening. 

Mindful Eating

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

In this episode, I explain the benefits of eating with awareness and provide suggestions for mindful eating. 

You can always find resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com and my books wherever books are sold.

This podcast is 100% listener-supported. Become a supporter today at patreon.com/colleenpatrickgoudreau.

Know Your Numbers (Cholesterol)

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

In today's episode of the 15th year of the Food for Thought Podcast, I provide the optimal numbers experts recommend for your total cholesterol, LDL ("bad cholesterol"), HDL ("good cholesterol"), triglycerides, and a little thing called homocysteine. 

As always, find resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, find my books wherever books are sold, join me in my online cooking classes, and join me on a vegan trip.

Because of you, this podcast is 100% listener-supported. You can join other supporters by going to patreon.com/colleenpatrickgoudreau.

For the animals, thank you for listening. 

Vegan Travel & Vegan Trips

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

We're hopeful that we will be traveling again as of September 2021 with incredible vegan trips to France, Italy, Botswana, and South Africa. Here's what you can expect. 

As always, find resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, find my books wherever books are sold, and join me in my online cooking classes.

Because of you, this podcast is 100% listener-supported. You can join other supporters by going to patreon.com/colleenpatrickgoudreau.

For the animals, thank you for listening. 

Eat By Color

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

In this episode I explain why my message for eating healthfully can be narrowed down into three little words: eat by color.

As always, you can find resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, you can find my books wherever books are sold, and you can join me in my online cooking classes.

Because of you, this podcast is 100% listener-supported. You can join other supporters by going to patreon.com/colleenpatrickgoudreau.

For the animals, thank you for listening. 

Know Your Numbers: Blood Pressure

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

In this episode of the 15th year of the Food for Thought podcast, I provide a brief, basic overview of what experts say are the ideal blood pressure levels for optimal health and disease prevention. 

As always, you can find lots of resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, you can find my books wherever books are sold, and you can join me in my online cooking classes. And because of you, this podcast is 100% listener-supported. You can join other supporters by going to patreon.com/colleenpatrickgoudreau.

For the animals, thank you for subscribing and listening.

A Powerful Non-Verbal Greeting

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

In this episode, I share something with you that enriched my life and thought it might do the same for you. 

As always, you can find resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, you can find my books wherever books are sold, and you can join me in my online cooking classes.

And because of you, this podcast is 100% listener-supported. You can join other supporters by going to patreon.com/colleenpatrickgoudreau

For the animals, thank you for subscribing and listening. 

 

From Excuse-itarian to Vegan

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

In this episode, I address a few of the typical excuses people have when it comes to becoming vegan — from "I don't really eat a lot of meat, dairy, and eggs" to "You can't teach an old dog new tricks." See if any of it resonates with you. 

As always, you can resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, you can find my books wherever books are sold, and you can join me in my online cooking classes.

And because of you, this podcast is 100% listener-supported. You can join other supporters by going to patreon.com/colleenpatrickgoudreau

For the animals, thank you for subscribing and listening. 

Why 30 Days Vegan?

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

In this episode, I share my thoughts about why going vegan for 30 days can change everything.

As always, you can find lots of resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, you can find my books wherever books are sold, and you can join me in my online cooking classes. And because of you, this podcast is 100% listener-supported. You can join other supporters by going to patreon.com/colleenpatrickgoudreau

For the animals, thank you for subscribing and listening. 

  

Plant-Based Food Rituals for the New Year

por Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author and Speaker

In this New Year's episode, we celebrate the 15th year of Food for Thought podcast with some plant-based food rituals from around the world to bring in the new year.  

As always, you can find lots of resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, you can find my books wherever books are sold, and you can join me in my online cooking classes. And because of you, this podcast is 100% listener-supported. You can join other supporters by going to patreon.com/colleenpatrickgoudreau. 

For the animals, thank you for subscribing and listening.