Food for Thought is THE resource for living compassionately and healthfully. Listen to insightful, common sense perspectives about food, animals, cooking, eating, health, language, politics, zero waste living, literature, film, advocacy, and so much more from the Joyful Vegan herself, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.
Why Is It So Expensive to Be Vegan?
58:02Join me as I address the charge that a vegan diet is accessible only to the privileged, wealthy elite who have enough money to buy overpriced produce and expensive vegan products. It's not as clear-cut as all that. Food for Thought podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau.
Looking Backward, Inward, and Forward — Happy New Year!
40:11As we cross the threshold from one year to the next and close out the 15th year of Food for Thought Podcast, I wanted to wrap up 2021 with a look back, a look inward, and a look forward to how we manifest the best of who we are to make the world a more compassionate place. Thank you for listening to Food for Thought, and Happy New Year. Support Food for Thought today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau.
Animal Monuments Around the World
1:23:11Join me for an exploration of the beautiful monuments that pay tribute to animals for their bravery, loyalty, strength, love, selflessness, endurance, and intelligence. These memorials — in the form of statues, sculptures, and structures — will delight, surprise, and move you. Support Food for Thought at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau
Animal-Inspired Pasta Names
34:32Many types of pasta are named for their resemblance to things we see or interact with every day, and so it should be no surprise several of those names are inspired by animals. Can you guess any of these animalogies before listening? Did I miss any? Take a listen to find out. Food for Thought Podcast is 100% listener-supported. Please join other supporters by going to Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau and becoming a patron.
White Elephants and Gift Exchanges: What's the Connection?
15:49What do white elephants have to do with the popular holiday swap parties? All is revealed in this episode of Food for Thought. And I throw in a bonus about pink elephants and what they have to do with alcohol-related hallucinations. Food for Thought is sponsored by listeners. Become a supporter today at patreon.com/colleenpatrickgoudreau
A Guide to Wine: Sustainable, Organic, Vegan — Oh My!
1:16:16What does it mean for a wine to be labeled "sustainable," "organic," "natural," "biodynamic," or "vegan"? Can you be one without the other? What are the most important considerations when buying any agricultural product? This and A LOT MORE on today's episode of Food for Thought. Become a supporter at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau, and get perks!
Make a Vow and Renew it Regularly
28:06You don’t have to get married or be in a romantic relationship to create intentions for how and who you want to be in relationship. A vow is a promise and a pledge, but more than that, it’s a blueprint and a framework toward a higher end. Join me on my 20-year wedding anniversary as I explore the joys and benefits of creating vows and renewing them regularly. Food for Thought is a listener-supported podcast. Join others at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau.
Animal-Themed Halloween Films (Re-Run)
1:25:19It's that time of year for scary films, but don't worry! I don't recommend films in which animals are the victims of gruesome violence. So, grab some popcorn, get a pen and paper, and settle into this episode where I share my suggestions for films that are perfect for Halloween — for kids and adult alike. This podcast is sponsored by listeners like you. Become a listener supporter at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau and get access to podcast transcripts!
Breaking Bread: Words from the Staff of Life
29:44Let’s talk about words we get from a food staple that has helped shape who we are as humans and how we talk as English-speakers. The Food for Thought podcast is 100% listener-supported. Please become a patron today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. Thank you for listening.
Zero Waste: Only Humans Produce Garbage (and How Not To)
1:04:50Aspiring 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.