Vegan's Daily Companion
365 Days of Inspiration for Cooking, Eating, and Living Compassionately
by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Quarry Books, Beverly, 2011, ISBN-13: 978-1-59253-679-5, ISBN-10: 1-59253-679-4
Vegan's Daily Companion is a beautiful hardcover book organized as a day minder, with entries creating a complete year's worth of information. Each of the year's fifty-two weeks has six entries.
You can start reading this book from the beginning, following the days of the week through the calendar year, or reading one entry a day (except for Saturday and Sunday, which are combined). You can also read from the middle of the book, the end, or skip around from week to week as inspiration strikes. The most important thing to remember is that you can use this book however you want.
A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A JOYFUL VEGAN
MONDAY / FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD
A celebration of familiar as well as new foods to spark enthusiasm for eating healthfully.
TUESDAY / COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION
Techniques and tactics for speaking on behalf of veganism effectively and compassionately.
WEDNESDAY / OPTIMUM HEALTH FOR BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT
Care and maintenance for becoming and remaining a joyful vegan.
THURSDAY / ANIMALS IN THE ARTS: LITERATURE AND FILM
Inspiration across the ages that reflects our consciousness of and relationship to non-human animals.
FRIDAY / STORIES OF HOPE, RESCUE AND TRANSFORMATION
Heartening stories of people who have become awakened and animals who have found sanctuary.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY / HEALTHFUL RECIPES
Favorite recipes to use as activism and nourishment.
"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 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
"From the exquisite photographs to the reader-friendly, daily-message format, Vegan's Daily Companion may be the most complete guide to a cruelty-free, go-green, love-your-body, heal-the-planet lifestyle ever written. I want one copy for my kitchen and another for my coffee table." - Victoria Moran, author of The Love-Powered Diet and Creating a Charmed Life