On Being a Joyful Vegan with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

colleen patrick-goudreau

In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we welcome Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, a recognized expert and thought leader in the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living vegan.

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Who is Colleen Patrick-Goudreau?

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is an award-winning author of seven books, including the bestselling The Joy of Vegan Baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, On Being Vegan, The 30-Day Vegan Challenge, and her latest, The Joyful Vegan.

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The Joyful Vegan: How to Stay Vegan in a World That Wants You to Eat Meat, Dairy, and Eggs

Everything you need to live ethically, eat healthfully, engage socially, and remain a Joyful Vegan!

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She is an acclaimed speaker and beloved host of the inspiring podcast, “Food for Thought,” which has been voted Favorite Podcast by VegNews magazine readers several years in a row. Her new podcast, “Animalogy,” is changing the way we talk about animals.


Colleen co-founded the political action committee East Bay Animal PAC.  The committee works with government officials on animal issues in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Colleen shares her message of compassion and wellness on national and regional TV and radio programs, including a monthly vegan segment on Good Day Sacramento and monthly contributions to National Public Radio (KQED). 


She has appeared on the Food Network, CBS, PBS, FOX, and NPR, and in the Huffington Post and U.S. News and World Report. Her recipes have appeared on Epicurious.com and Oprah.com.


Interesting side note: Colleen also happens to be friends and a travel companion to one of our previous guests, Brighde Reed from World Vegan Travel! You can hear our interview with Brighde here!


Colleen Patrick-Goudreau lives in Oakland, CA with her husband David and two cats, Charlie and Michiko.


Some places you can find Colleen:

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Thanks for listening!

Peace and Veggies,
Vickie and Larissa

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