"Full of wisdom, intelligence, and thoughtfulness, Vegan's Daily Companion is one of those books that inspires you to be a better person with each page you read."—John Robbins, bestselling author of The Food Revolution, Diet for a New America, and The New Good Life
"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
A recognized expert and thought leader on the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living vegan, 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, Vegan's Daily Companion, On Being Vegan, and The 30-Day Vegan Challenge. She is an acclaimed speaker and beloved host of the inspiring podcast "Food for Thought," which was voted Favorite Podcast by VegNews magazine readers.
Colleen has appeared on national and regional TV programsincluding 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 Newsand 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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I *LOVE* this book! Thank you, Colleen Patrick-Goodreau, for creating it. I find comfort, encouragement, and useful tips in the short, easy-to-digest sections and beautiful photos of rescued animals. I had the pleasure of seeing Colleen talk at the NAVS Vegetarian Summerfest this year, and was happy to find that a lot of the thoughts and suggestions she shared in her speeches are in this book, which means I can keep the inspirations of her speeches in front of me, in print, and refer to them any day of the year. A little word of caution - Thursdays can be hard to read b/c some of them involve descriptions of animal suffering (in the context of writers raising awareness), so I skim/skip those, but the other days are wonderful and so helpful (and more than make up for the Thursdays). It combines tips for talking to others about veganism (e.g. when confronted with hostility) with stories & pictures of rescued animals and information about various kinds of food (e.g. quinoa, kale, etc.) and how to cook it, with some recipes I'm eager to try out. In sum, I think this is a terrific resource for actual and aspiring vegans and vegetarians and I highly recommend it.
Love this book! It is a great reminder as to why I am a vegetarian and why I want to help these animals!