For fifteen years, using her unique blend of passion, humor, and common sense, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau has empowered and inspired people to live as healthfully and compassionately as possible.
Colleen is an exhilarating speaker, powerful writer, talented chef, and persuasive advocate whose success can be measured by the thousands of people whose lives have been changed by her compassionate message. With a master’s degree in English literature and a command of traditional and new media, Patrick-Goudreau fosters change whether she is writing books, speaking to live audiences, hosting her podcast, or producing videos.
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is the award-winning author of five bestselling books, including The Joy of Vegan Baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, Vegan’s Daily Companion, and The 30-Day Vegan Challenge. She contributes to National Public Radio and The Christian Science Monitor, and has appeared on The Food Network and PBS. Learn more at www.ColleenPatrickGoudreau.com.
Lectures and Cooking Classes for the 2015 Cruise
Keynote: Being a Joyful Vegan in a Non-Vegan World - Survival Tips and Tactics for Being an Ambassador of Compassion and Health
In this inspiring lecture, Colleen empowers people to stand up for what they believe in in order to make the most healthful and compassionate choices. Combining humor and wisdom to tackle the most popular excuses for not eating a plant-based diet, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau leaves no rationalization unexposed and offers sound and practical tips for anyone who’s ever said: “I tried eating vegan, but I just craved meat/dairy,” “I don’t have time to chop vegetables,” and “Animals were put here for us to eat. Eating them is natural.” Q&A to follow.
Cooking Class: Satisfying Cravings with Healthful Whole Foods
Colleen argues that people don’t crave animal-based meat and dairy; rather they crave fat, salt, texture, flavor, and familiarity. Join her as she demonstrates two of her most popular recipes that meet all these criteria. The delicious menu for this class is oil-free.
Cooking Class: Comfort Food Classics
Designed to fill you up and provide comfort in any season, these dishes will satisfy anyone and everyone you feed. With these mouthwatering classics, Colleen will show you how easy it is to eat healthfully without compromising taste.
Cooking Bootcamp: Eating by Color - $150/person
The nutrients we need are plant-based – not animal-based, Colleen constantly reminds us. Aside from the vitamins, minerals, and fiber, each plant food we eat is estimated to contain hundreds of phytochemicals (plant nutrients), and we can detect the highest concentration, the highest saturation, because of color. In this special class, Colleen shows how to harness the antioxidant power of every natural food in the color spectrum – from ruby red fruits to leafy green vegetables, to earthy brown grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds – and how to expertly prepare these foods to achieve optimal health and flavor.