Vegan's Daily Companion: 365 Days of Inspiration for Cooking, Eating, and Living Compassionately

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 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 CowsLive a joyful, compassionate life, every day of the year with Colleen Patrick Goudreau s 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.
Vegan s Daily Companion Days of Inspiration for Cooking Eating and Living Compassionately 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

  • Title: Vegan's Daily Companion: 365 Days of Inspiration for Cooking, Eating, and Living Compassionately
  • Author: Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
  • ISBN: 9781592536795
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Vegan's Daily Companion: 365 Days of Inspiration for Cooking, Eating, and Living Compassionately”

    1. The fact that this passage a day book didn’t annoy me to death, even when I was actually reading one entry per day, goes a long way toward making the book a 5 star book for me. But, it’s also informative, smart, touching, useful, and inspiring.I did do the "read a passage a day" for a while, but that just isn't how I enjoy books, so I finished it way, way "early" and did not take a full year to read it; I got up to/on page 83 of 310 reading it that way: and then it turned out I'm really, rea [...]

    2. This book has some nice ideas, and the recipes were great. But some of the "chapters" of the book had me rolling my eyes. At one point the author says that the phrase "kill two birds with one stone" is out-dated and promotes a violent life-style. She suggests replacing the saying with "cut two carrots with one knife." Ugggghhhh. This is the stuff that gives vegans a bad reputation. As a dedicated and passionate vegan, ancient sayings like this one are the LEAST of my concerns. I want to write th [...]

    3. I rarely buy books but decided to buy this as a gift to myself. It arrived this week and is a delight to hold in my hands - a gorgeous hardback with a purple ribbon as a placeholder, and thick pages filled with beautiful color photos. The book is organized as a day minder. Monday is a celebration of food, either familiar or new (like blueberries one week or tempeh the next); Tuesday is compassionate communication (techniques and tactics for speaking on behalf of veganism in a compassionate way); [...]

    4. I am trying NOT to read this in one big gluttonous session, because it's designed to be a daily reader. But it's hard, because everything about this book is beautiful. I knew I would love it when I opened it to the first entry, and it's about kale. Awesome.

    5. "gan is what I was meant to be.""My hope is that we can navigate through this world and our lives with the grace and integrity of those who need our protection. May we have the sense of humor and liveliness of the goats; may we have the maternal instincts and protective nature of the hens and the sassiness of the roosters. May we have the gentleness and strength of the cattle, and the wisdom, humility, and serenity of the donkeys. May we appreciate the need for community as do the sheep and choo [...]

    6. I put this in a lot of different shelves. That's because this book transcends being a single thing. I tend to really get into books about veganism that aren't JUST cookbooks. I mean, I LOVE cookbookshell, I just read them like any other book (a trait my Mother-in-Law and I share!), but I REALLY like it when there is something else going on. This book has that. First, it is beautiful. Well put together, easy to read, BEAUTIFUL photoseverything I've come to expect from Colleen Patrick-Goudreau's w [...]

    7. This is a good introduction to a vegan lifestyle, with encouragement to move in that direction. Patrick-Goudreau includes good, simple recipes, health tips, education on food and eating healthily. She also gives many examples of real-life animals who were mistreated and ultimately, saved—I found those too difficult to read (and since I haven’t eaten animals for almost 40 years, felt I could be excused from putting myself through the sadness of reading them), and also summarizes books, poems, [...]

    8. This is a visually beautiful book - the photography is truly stunning. It's sprinkled with many nice tips and I truly enjoyed many of the Animals in the Arts entries. However, put in to practice all her compassionate communication recommendations and you'll need this book as your daily companion because you will have alienated all your human ones. But if that is your goal, you would be cutting two carrots with one knife.

    9. This book is stupendous! I try to keep it by my bedside, but I find I am so often toting it around the house to find a reference, a recipe, share a story with someone, etc that it almost never sits still for too long. Colleen is an inspiration, and her positive approach to vegan living shines in this exemplary volume of daily essays!

    10. wow. This is a wonderful book, and I can't wait to read it again. And again! Actually, this is the book that I've been meaning to write. Of course, I would do it differently since I have different interests than Colleen (I don't cook). But, I am so happy and thrilled that Colleen had the same idea and ran with it. Vegan's Daily Companion is amazing and I highly recommend it!

    11. I've wanted this since it came out. I'm now a dedicated vegan and had bonus cash back rewards :) so treated myself to it. Its beautiful, inspiring, uplifting, helpful, peaceful ruminations and recipes encourage me on my vegan journey.

    12. Absolutely adored this book! Practical solutions and advice - new perspectives on cruel analogies etc. Love it!

    13. This is the first book I read after becoming vegan, it really helped me go through the difficult times when dealing with family, friends or the questions I was asking myself about some basic nutrition, cooking ideas etc. It's an easy read, varied in information and is ideal for people who struggle with many vegan issues. I would recommend this to every (beginning) veganist as a read to find a peaceful living within a carnistic world. After reading her book, I also got into listening to her podca [...]

    14. I grabbed this book from the library in order to look for healthy recipe ideas for my grandmother-in-law who is trying to fend off diabetes through dietary changes. I also thought it might help me with my vegetarian diet -- making sure I'm covering all of my vitamin needs, etc. and maybe even teach me a little more about what it means to be vegan.This book is organized by "weeks". Each day of the week has a different kind of article.Monday = Exposure to a vegan-friendly food (kale, quinoa, tempe [...]

    15. I got turned on to Colleen Patrick Goudreau (CPG) - through her podcasts, "Food for Thought," a little over a year ago. CPG, who is sometimes called the "Martha Stewart of Veganism," is something of a philosopher on veganims and conscious living, offering thoughtful commentary and recipes alike. She does so with much wit and humor. There are tons of vegan books out there, but CPG is unique because - unlike many vegan writers - Goudreau doesn't push her readers to "go vegan," but instead offers t [...]

    16. What I loved: the recipes. They all look heavenly. I want to make all of them. Also, there are pages that discuss how we can make our speech patterns less violent and removing phrases like killing two birds with one stone, and possibilities of what to say instead. I thought this advise was silly at first, but after reflecting on it for a couple of weeks I decided I agreed with Colleen and I didn't want to casually talk about killing birds.What I hated: This book is a huge cryfest. I'm sensitive [...]

    17. This book was great for insight, anecdote, and recipes for a newbie vegetarian or vegan. I absolutely loved this excerpt from the introduction. It's so beautifully said, and now I use it as my own mantra and go back and read it to feel newly inspired when I feel tired of not just being "normal". Plus, it's a great general philosophy and can be applied to all areas of life. "Being vegan is about living my life with integrity and compassion, knowing that every decision I make is done so with the i [...]

    18. I bought this book at Border's close-out sale & was thrilled to see a book by an author I had read another one of her books. I bought it thinking it was a cookbook. Most of the cookbooks were pretty picked over at that point in the sale. Upon reading it at first I wasn't sure if i was happy or disappointed that it really is NOT 'just a cookbook', although it does have recipes in it. It is so much more. I did not read it one day for each day as the author has it laid out, I read it maybe 6 or [...]

    19. Fantastic book that aside the recipes, has got some important content about natural life style, eating healthier and living a happier life. Would certainly recommend to everyone, and not necessarily to vegans!

    20. This book has been sitting on my bedside table for a couple of months now since I got it at the Borders close-out sale. In addition to going through and reading the daily pages, (each day is based on a different aspect from food, to health, to communication, recipes, etc.), I have skipped ahead and read through most of it--especially the recipes. (The Carrot-Ginger-Tahini Soup was great). Although I am not a full-fledged vegan, I lean towards a plant-strong diet and lifestyle and this is a good [...]

    21. It just arrived in the post today. I'm looking forward to making a nice cup of tea, getting comfy and reading it, I doubt I'd be able to keep to reading one page per day I'll probably end up reading a rather large chunk of the book this evening, though she did write that the reader should read it however it likes, which is what I'm going to do! It seems very sweet the way it's set up and a light-hearted approach to learning about being vegan and lots of other things. I think this is perfect for [...]

    22. I really enjoyed this book. I was wanting something a little more similar to the 30 Day Vegan Challenge - with longer daily readings, but this one was pretty good too. I ended reading it more like once a week since the readings were so short.It included some tasty recipes, and some lovely rescue stories. Some of the animals in the media entries were very upsetting though, which is both a good thing and a bad thing I think. Some were so sad I would put the book down for weeks at a time. Overall, [...]

    23. I did enjoy this book. I thought it was great to read on a day-to-day basis, to encourage my own vegan lifestyle. Also, it a very pretty book- it's nice to look at. I don't really pay any attention to this, but it makes this book just a little better. However, I'm not really using it as it is (probably) meant to be used. I read it from cover- to cover once, and picked it up again a little later. And then forgot all about it. Why this is, I'm not sure. It could be, because reading one passage a d [...]

    24. Colleen has expertly compiled page after page of helpful and uplifting information for those on the vegan path. She includes stories and photos of rescued animals, how to handle awkward moments when omnivorous friends question the vegan lifestyle, recipes and food lore, and much more. This lovely guide would be the perfect gift for someone new to veganism, although Colleen's encouraging words would surely be welcomed by everyone trying to live a more compassionate life.

    25. What I love most about this book is that it's not just a recipe book. It has interesting facts & information about the vegan lifestyle with each day. It's really helpful for new vegans to use in meal-planning & understanding the history of what they are eating & the health benefits of the foods. Each day has a unique recipe & a story to go along with it.Even if you don't follow the daily recipes, the stories will hold your interest!

    26. This is a nice easy to read resource book for vegan recipes, compatible foods and an understanding of the vegan message. I also really liked the stories and finding out more about historical figures and writers that have spread the vegan message. As it is set up in a format of a short, one page item per day - it would be an easy book to keep referring to and reacquainting with over a number of years.

    27. This book is not what I expected but it was still good enough to recommend. However I would only recommend this to another vegan who has been living a vegan lifestyle for awhile and is very open minded. This book is not for everyone because some of the passages seems more like a journal entry than informative but it's still a nice idea for a book.

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