"An unfettered, unabashed daily affirmation of the joy of being vegan. An invitation and a promise, a process and a guide for creating a compassionate world. And some darn good recipes, too!"—Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat
"As a vegan advocate for nearly two decades, I was pleasantly surprised to learn a wealth of brand new and fascinating information in this completely unique book that combines practical tips and insightful wisdom for eating healthfully and living joyfully. Full of stunning photos and interesting facts about animals in history and literature, this is a fantastic resource for vegans as well as for curious, compassionate non-vegans."—Melanie Joy, Ph.D., author of Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows
Live a joyful, compassionate life, every day of the year with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau's new-in-paperback guide, Vegan's Daily Companion!
Mondays: For the Love of Food – A celebration of familiar and not-so-familiar foods to spark enthusiasm for eating healthfully.
Tuesdays: Effective Communication – Techniques and tactics for speaking on behalf of veganism effectively and compassionately.
Wednesdays: Optimum Health for Body, Mind, and Spirit – Care and maintenance for becoming and remaining a joyful vegan.
Thursdays: Animals in the Arts: Literature, Film, Painting – Inspiration across the ages that reflects our consciousness of and relationship to non-human animals.
Fridays: Stories of Hope, Rescue, and Transformation – Heartening stories of people who have become awakened and animals have found sanctuary.
Saturdays + Sundays: Healthful Recipes – Favorite recipes to use as activism and nourishment.
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About the Author
Colleen has appeared on national and regional TV programs—including the Food Network, CBS, PBS, and FOX. Interviews with her have been featured on NPR, Huffington Post, U.S. News and World Report, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Times, Pacifica Radio, and Rodale News—and in countless publications, blogs, and podcasts.
Her recipes have been featured on Epicurious.com and Oprah.com, and she is a featured guest on Delicious TV's Vegan Mashup, a program that recently aired on public television in 41 states. Colleen is a regular contributor to Perspectives on KQED, NPR's San Francisco affiliate, which reaches 830,000 listeners weekly.
Table of Contents
How to Use this Book 9
A Year in the Life of a Joyful Vegan
Monday / For the Love of Food
Tuesday / Compassionate Communication
Wednesday / Optimum Health for Body, Mind, and Spirit
Thursday / Animals in the Arts: Literature and Film
Friday / Stories of Hope, Rescue, and Transformation
Saturday + Sunday / Healthful Recipes
Resources and Recommendations 312
Photography Credits 318
About the Author 320