Interview with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is an author and educator, founder of Compassionate Cooks, and Vegetarian Food for Thought podcast guru. For over 11 years, she has worked to debunk myths about vegetarianism and empower people to make informed food choices and “speak their truth.” Her activism extends beyond these realms, as she is a passionate animal rescuer in her community and a truly engaging speaker. Her podcasts and books have helped to inspire many people to extend a hand to animals, whether through advocacy or making changes to their diet. Her passion, dedication, and spirit shines through her tireless work and has created a platform for all of us to stand upon. Her energy and enthusiasm for this work is compelling, and has helped me personally to try each day to make a difference for animals. I was fortunate to be able to catch up with Colleen at DC VegFest a few weeks ago, where she shared her inspiration and her upcoming projects with me. You can find out more about Colleen’s books, podcast, and speaking engagements on her web site, She is also on Facebook (http:// and Twitter (@patrickgoudreau). Thank you for all you do, Colleen!


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About Chris Lucas

Chris has been in the bookselling and publishing industries for nearly 20 years. A family trip to Farm Sanctuary in 2008 helped her change her perspective on animals and food, opening her up to a vegan lifestyle. In December 2009, Chris and her husband Jim began Bucks County Vegan Supper Club out of their home in Pennsylvania. In the winter of 2011, along with Jim, Lydia, and Mauro, Chris became a co-founder of as a way to help inspire and motivate other people interested in adopting a plant-based lifestyle.

4 Responses to “Interview with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau”
  1. Cathy says:

    YAY! Love Colleen!