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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. 

Dec 8, 2022

In conversation with Brighde Reed of World Vegan Travel, the two of us share all the reasons why Alsace France is a magical place to visit anytime of year, but especially at Christmastime: 

  • Quaint medieval villages
  • Festive Christmas markets
  • Dramatic castles
  • Bear and wolf sanctuary in the...


Dec 2, 2022

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...


Nov 25, 2022

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...


Nov 18, 2022

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...


Nov 4, 2022

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. 

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