The Joys and Benefits of Living Compassionately and Healthfully. In Other Words: Vegan.

About Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

colleen_new_2013_closeA thought leader on the topics of food ethics, animal protection, and compassion, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is a bestselling author of six books, including the award-winning The Joy of Vegan Baking, considered the bible of vegan baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan Vegan’s Daily Companion, and On Being Vegan. She is the host and producer of the life-changing podcast Food for Thought; and she delivers inspiring lectures around the country. With a command of traditional and new media, Colleen is the creator of the popular online multimedia program, The 30-Day Vegan Challenge, which has been featured in a number of major media outlets, including Bust Magazine,, and Men’s Fitness.

Colleen has appeared on the Food Network’s (BBQ with Bobby Flay), has appeared on PBS as well as on many local TV stations, is a regular contributor to KQED/NPR, and was a long-time columnist for VegNews Magazine. Interviews with and profiles of her have been featured on NPR, in The New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Times, Pacifica Radio, Rodale News, Global News,, and in countless publications, blogs, and podcasts. Her recipes have been featured on and, and her Letters to the Editor have appeared in such publications as The Washington Post.

With a master’s degree in English literature, she draws upon world literature, poetry, etymology, linguistics, history, film, and the arts to engage her audience and to fulfill her mission: to empower people to make informed food choices, to debunk myths about veganism, to be a voice for animals, and to give people the tools and resources they need to live according to their own values of compassion and wellness. Using her unique blend of humor, passion, intelligence, and common sense, she literally changes lives all around the world.

Calling Patrick-Goudreau “a star in the vegetarian universe,” VegNews Magazine bestowed upon her The Vegan Martha Stewart award. Considered a “vegan guru” by everyone who hears her message, Colleen is an exhilarating speaker, a powerful writer, a talented chef, and a persuasive advocate whose success can be measured by the thousands of people whose lives have been changed by her work. People turn to Colleen to ask the question “What Would Colleen Do?”, which is also the name of one of her podcast segments in which she answers the public’s questions about everything related to living compassionately and healthfully.

Learn more about Colleen watching this 2-minute video

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, The Compassionate Cook from Colleen Patrick-Goudreau on Vimeo.

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