Vegan's Daily Companion: 365 Days of Inspiration for Cooking, Eating, and Living Compassionately Read Online Free - "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 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.
|Title||:||Vegan's Daily Companion: 365 Days of Inspiration for Cooking, Eating, and Living Compassionately|
|Number of Pages||:||310 pages|
May 20, 2011
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...
September 27, 2011
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 ca...
July 31, 2011
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...
May 26, 2011
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.
April 26, 2015
"...vegan 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 an...
June 13, 2011
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 cookbooks...hell, I just read them like any other book (a trait my Mother-in-Law and I share!), but I REALL...
September 07, 2012
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...
June 14, 2013
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...
June 02, 2016
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 i...
July 20, 2014
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 ide...