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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. 

Aug 5, 2022

If you call yourself vegan or have ever been told you can't call yourself vegan, this episode is for you. In it, we discuss:

*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...


Jul 28, 2022

How do we talk about the way we eat? Looking at the wonderful world of words related to eating based on physiology, I share my thoughts about why elephants aren't vegan, why vegans aren't herbivores, and why your meat-eating friends aren't carnivores. 

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Jul 15, 2022

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.

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Jul 1, 2022

Travel zero waste and stress-free without ever checking bags again! Sharing all of my zero waste principles and products, I've got tips, tricks, and hacks for traveling with only a carry-on — whether you're traveling for a week or a month, domestically or internationally. You can do this! 

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Jun 21, 2022

Ex-Vegan celebrities 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 in the first place. Is it because:

*they lack willpower?
*they lack compassion?
*you can't get protein and Omega-3s from...