The Joys and Benefits of Living Compassionately and Healthfully. In Other Words: Vegan.
The Favors We Do Animals…By Eating Them?

In his famous “Autobiography,” published posthumously in 1793, Benjamin Franklin recounts his experience following a vegetarian diet when he was 16 years old. Having read Thomas Tryon’s 1691 book “The Way to Health,” which extolls the many benefits of a “vegetable diet,” Franklin found that it promoted “greater clearness...

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Vegan: The Way to Compassion

The new format of my Food for Thought podcast includes a segment called The Compassionate Life in which I share my own reflections and observations of what it means to live a compassionate life. In today’s episode, I establish the fact that the foundation of veganism is compassion –...

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Creating a Foundation of Compassion

Join me today as I talk about my goal of sleeping in every county in California, about writing my next cookbook, and about my experience demystifying “vegan food” with a bed-and-breakfast proprietor. This episode is also the first in which I incorporate your phone calls, which include a question...

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The Compassionate Life: My Journey from Consumption to Compassion

The new format of my Food for Thought podcast includes a segment called The Compassionate Life in which I share my own reflections and observations of what it means to live a compassionate life. In today’s episode, I tell my story of going from someone who ate practically every...

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Being Vegan is a Means to An End. It is Not An End in Itself.

In today’s episode, I share my experience – and a fun audio clip – from my recent visit to Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, the Albany (NY) VegFest, and Red Robin Song Animal Sanctuary (and vegan guest house). I also answer your questions about whether or not it’s “vegan” to...

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