Episode 123 – Coronavirus Part 5: Eating well in quarantine (Ginny Messina, The Vegan RD)

Episode 123
(Air Date: April 16th, 2020)

So you bought your 3 month supply of of shelf-stable vegan foods from FoodStorageGuys? And now you’ve got an enormous supply of staples and you don’t really know what to make with all of it?

Who better to speak with than Ginny Messina, The Vegan RD! The author of many books on vegan nutrition, Ginny speaks with us about how to have fun cooking, making things you enjoy, while still making sure you’re meeting all your nutritional needs!

She can be found on Facebook and on Twitter: @VeganRD.
Her website is TheVeganRD.com.


LINKS & RESOURCES:

Prepping the Vegan Pantry for a COVID-19 Quarantine by Ginny Messina
https://www.theveganrd.com/2020/03/prepping-the-vegan-pantry-for-a-covid-19-quarantine/

And check out the new edition of her book:
Vegan For Life

Be sure to stock your pantry with shelf-stable vegan staples so that you’re ready for whatever in case this pandemic (…or the next one) keeps us homebound any longer!
Order here from FoodStorageGuys and you’ll be helping to support the podcast!



ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Ginny is a registered dietitian with a Master’s Degree in public health from the University of Michigan. She writes about vegetarian and vegan diets for both the public and health professionals. She blogs at TheVeganRD.com and is a regular columnist for examiner.comOurHenHouse.com, and OneGreenPlanet.com.

She is also the co-author of two books on vegan nutrition, Vegan for Life and Vegan for Her, and of the first vegetarian textbooks for health professionals, The Dietitians’ Guide to Vegetarian Diets. She has twice co-authored the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position on Vegetarian Diets, and writes two columns on current vegetarian nutrition research for a newsletter published for vegetarian RDs. She speaks on vegan and vegetarian nutrition at scientific events for health professionals as well as events for the public.

Ginny taught nutrition to dietetics students at Central Michigan University, was a dietitian for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and was director of nutrition services for the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC.

She lives in Port Townsend, Washington with her husband and an ever-changing population of rescued cats. When she’s not researching and writing about vegan nutrition, she volunteers for her local animal shelter, practices piano, gardens, collects vintage kitchen linens, and is learning to knit with plant fibers.


ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!

Unrelated, but still awesome — 15 year old vegan drag enthusiast, Zoe (@Truffleandbass on Instagram) is organizing a major fundraiser to help support local queens who are in need right now as the bars and performance spaces are all shut down. Zoe already surpassed her initial goal of $500. Help her meet her ultimate goal of $5,000!

Click here to donate to her fundraiser!
https://www.vegandragqueen.com/queensinneed


And as if one fundraiser wasn’t enough — my friend in Berlin, Jeff Mannes (of Orgysmic) who was featured on Episode 113, is using his upcoming birthday as a fundraiser to support queer culture! (Which I guess includes me as one of his chosen beneficiaries!) He’s aiming to raise €1,000 (Euros)
Here is the link to donate:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/jeffs-birthday-anticorona-charity


Vegan Drag Queen t-shirts are once again available! GET YOURS HERE!

AND LASTLY…
I’m going to be TEACHING a PODCASTING COURSE!
No dates or details just yet. For now I’m just gethering everyone’s info so I can see who is interested, but if you’ve ever wanted to learn the ins and outs of podcasting, let me be your teacher! Just fill out this survey here:
www.VeganDragQueen.com/TeachMe

Remember, you can always see all my gigs at:
www.VeganDragQueen.com/shows

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Become a Chickpea for $5/month (or $50/year)
You’re one of my precious Chickpeas! You will gain access to exclusive content including access to monthly interactive video chats and my secret podcast feed!

• Become a Sweet Pea for $10/month (or $100/year)
My Sweet Peas get the above perks, and will be thanked in the end of each episode.

• Become a Date for $25/month (or $250/year)
Is this a date? Yup! It’s a Date! My Dates get the above perks, and will additionally be thanked in the intro of each episode!

• Become an Elderberry for $100/month (or $1,000/year)
Elderberries are special because they boost the immune system! You alleviate my pain and fatigue, and you just keep me going! My Elderberries will get the above perks, and will be specially thanked and acknowledges as an Official Sponsor at the beginning and end of each episode.

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS!

HONEY LABRONX IS NOW ON CAMEO!!!
…okay, so maybe not Cameo. I’m not yet famous enough for them to accept my application, so I went and created my OWN video shout-out. For $25, you can get a SHABLAMEO!
Go to www.VeganDragQueen.com/Shablameo to order your personalized video greeting from Honey LaBronx so she can tell the world how much she adores you, or wish a friend a happy birthday, or break the news to your good friend that that one outfit of hers that she’s so fond of? Yeah, gurl… it’s doing you exactly zero favors!

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!
Are you interested in helping me out with a few things?  Maybe you’re good at data entry.  Maybe you’re good at audio or video editing.  Maybe you’re just good at doing miscellaneous tasks.  Either way, if the idea of helping me do more by helping out with a few small tasks interests you, let me know by filling out the survey at:
www.VeganDragQueen.com/volunteer

And as always, you can help me bring my tour to your city! Just go to: www.VeganDragQueen.com/Tour and fill out any and all surveys that relate to you!

Check out the new website for Big Fat Vegan Radio!
www.BigFatVeganRadio.com

ALSO…

If you’d like to support the Vegan Drag Queen cooking show, as well as Honey LaBronx’s other efforts — please check out her Patreon and consider becoming a monthly supporter at:
www.Patreon.com/HoneyLaBronx

SPECIAL THANKS to Michael Harren for our theme song!

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