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Food for Thought Podcast starts with the premise that being vegan is a means to an end — not an end in itself. Food for Thought addresses all aspects of eating and living compassionately and healthfully, including living zero waste! 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. 

May 10, 2024

You pestered your friends and bugged your family until they finally listened to Food for Thought. You nagged your partner to join you on an all-inclusive vegan trip with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, badgering them to the point of harrassment. After incessant hounding didn't work, you lured them in with the ultimate bait:...


Apr 28, 2024

When a vegan restaurant announced they were going to start serving beef, bison, chicken, and eggs, because they believed regenerative animal agriculture and not plant-based eating would reverse climate change, I knew I had to bump this topic up to the top of the queue. 

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Apr 12, 2024

We made history running the very first vegan group trip to Japan, and it was a huge success. While Buddhism-inspired vegetarianism has been part of the Japanese culture since around the 6th and 7th centuries, "veganism" as a concept is very new. In this first episode, I provide a frame through which to understand the...


Mar 1, 2024

The history of the delicious, soft, pillowy pretzel goes back hundreds of years and demonstrates once again that we have more food traditions that reflect abstaining from animal products than indulging in them. Take a listen to the Medieval origins of this food, how it saved a city, and why it's associated with...


Feb 16, 2024

How do you store spices? How long do dried herbs keep? Can you freeze fresh herbs? How do you infuse oil, water, or vinegar with fresh herbs? What are the health benefits? How do you substitute one spice for another? When do you use fresh vs. dried. These are just SOME of the questions host Colleen Patrick-Goudreau...