Friday, March 12, 2010

I'm on the Compassionate Cooks Podcast!

I just finished listening to the podcast of my good friend, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. She is the awesome, inspirational, intelligent and compassionate founder of Compassionate Cooks, an organization that's goal is to educate people about veganism, debunk the myths that surround veganism, and empower people to make educated food choices (I hope I summarized that well enough--Colleen does a much better job, of course). I admire Colleen tremendously for her work. I don't know how she finds the time to do all she does. Actually, I take that back. I know she works AROUND the clock to get things done! Colleen teaches cooking classes, has a podcast, message board, a wonderful website with many resources and an online store for the best vegan supplies, AND is an award-winning cookbook author! Oh, and she also writes for various publications, including VegNews magazine. I have had the privilege of testing recipes for Colleen's first two books, and am even in the photos of her second book, The Vegan Table. Both of her books (the first being The Joy of Vegan Baking) have amazing recipes and information, and truly are the two most beautiful cookbooks I own. I'm am sure that if you have been vegan for any length of time, you have heard of my wonderful friend Colleen.

The reason I am writing about this lovely lady is that she featured me on today's podcast about raising vegan children! I am honored that she asked for my advice and input, and I LOVED the podcast. Besides the information I shared with her which she used in the podcast, Colleen makes some wonderful points about raising vegan kids. Colleen is a highly intelligent woman and a great writer, and I'm sure all of you would enjoy listening to any of her podcasts. Visit to listen to the podcast, and to see all of the amazing things this woman has accomplished!

By the way, I am the "Tami" in her podcast, and my kids are Kaylee, Braeden and Cristian. So I guess I can skip the Harry Potter pseudonyms and use their real names! Ha ha!


  1. Just listened to that now and checked out your blog. Good job! keep posting. I'd like to know more about the health aspects of raising vegan children if you can. Bye!

  2. Just listened... that was great info!! Awesome job Tami!

    And yes to the above... I certainly don't claim to be a health expert, but have certainly done my fair share of homework on the issue! I'll try to incorporate it as we go along. : )

  3. This was actually how I found Colleen's amazing podcast. I was trying to find ways to incorporate vegetarian/vegan friendly meals into our way of eating and this was the first podcast I listened to... and than I was hooked. I absolutely adore Colleen, she is truly amazing and I had the honor/pleasure of meeting her and hearing her speak live while she was in Florida at VegFest! :)