KQED Forum studio - Michael Krasny interviewing Chloe Coscarelli and Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
KQED Forum studio – Michael Krasny interviewing Chloe Coscarelli and Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. Photo: Vi Zahajszky

Going vegan can offer a range of challenges. Can you really get enough protein without meat and dairy? Can you really make eggless desserts that are anything more than a crumbly mess? Forum’s guests, Chloe Coscarelli and Colleen Patrick-Goudreau say yes to both questions.

They join Forum to offer advice on how to prepare vegan meals that are healthy, hearty and don’t skimp on flavor.

Original Broadcast: Tue, Mar 13, 2012 — 10:00 AM

Host: Michael Krasny


  • Chloe Coscarelli, chef, author of the new cookbook “Chloe’s Kitchen” and winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars in 2010
  • Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, vegan chef, founder of Compassionate Cooks and author of books including “The Vegan Table” and “The 30-Day Vegan Challenge”

KQED’s Forum: Vegan Cooking + Storified Recipes and Tips from Listeners 13 March,2012Wendy Goodfriend

  • Liat

    I am disappointed that vegans are still substituting healthy fats with vegan margarine. Vegan margarine is not only full of fats that can be oxidized into trans fats while they are baking, but they contain ingredients like soy, which is a common allergen and does not necessarily contribute to health, at least in the way we consume it. Veganism is not necessarily healthier, and saturated fats are not major contributors to heart disease. This has been debunked several times.


Wendy Goodfriend

I am the Senior Interactive Producer for KQED Food. I have designed and produced food-related websites and blogs for KQED including Bay Area Bites; Check, Please! Bay Area;  Taste This; Jacques Pepin’s websites; Weir Cooking in the City and KQED Food. When I am not creating and managing food websites I am taking photos and video of Bay Area Life and designing online navigation systems. My professional education and training includes: clinical psychology, photography, commercial cooking, web design, information architecture and UX. You can find me engaged in social media on Twitter @bayareabites and on Facebook at Bay Area Bites. I can also be found photoblogging at look2remember.

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