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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. 

Feb 4, 2022

I know it's hard enough to plan your day to day LIFE without thinking about your eventual DEATH, but putting plans in place for the unexpected and the inevitable will give you peace of mind now and the right care for your beloved animals later. 

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Jan 27, 2022

In this follow-up episode to Plant-Based Options at Fast Food Restaurants: Not Suitable for Vegans? I continue our discussion about what makes something or someone vegan. It's a lot simpler than you think!

I answer such questions as

  • are plant-based foods "suitable for vegans" if they're cooked on the same grills as...


Jan 20, 2022

Plant-based options are exploding in such fast food restaurants as Burger King, KFC, Carl's Jr., and White Castle as well as fast casual  restaurants like Chipotle, Pizza Hut, and Panda Express. And the research shows it's leading to a reduction in the amount of purchases of animal-based meat. Some see this as a win for...


Jan 10, 2015

The 30-Day Vegan Challenge is the ULTIMATE guide for transitioning to a healthy, compassionate lifestyle, and it's the ULTIMATE resource for vegans. Packed with tools, tips, recipes, and menu ideas, it answers every question related to eating, cooking, nutrition, and the social aspects of living vegan, including eating...


Sep 21, 2014

The urban agriculture trend is sexy, hot, and extremely popular. It also has the potential to negatively affect thousands of individuals when farming and killing animals is part of the plan. In today's episode, I share my experience working to stop backyard animal farming and slaughter in Oakland and why I think acting...