Pandora Thomas

Earth care, people care, and fair share with Pandora Thomas

Pandora Thomas is an activist, educator, designer, and caregiver building sustainable systems for an equitable future. She is a force to be reckoned with and one of our fav interviewees.

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Seasonal spotlight


Recipes

Easy roasted summer squash

One of my favorite ways to prepare zucchini and summer squash, other than straight out of the garden, is roasting. With some quality olive oil, garlic, and your choice of herbs it’s a perfect side dish or a full meal if you don’t share the pan.

Stay connected

Food sovereignty with One Love Garden

Shannon and Andy are the proud proprietors of One Love Garden, a small-scale organic farming operation in Maple City, Michigan that supplies heaps of nutrient-packed vegetables to local families every week.

7 scrappy podcast episodes for cooking in quarantine

It’s time to get scrappy and we’ve got just the playlist for you. Our favorite podcast episodes to inspire your Chopped-esque cooking experiments and give you a bit of comic relief.

Why we should all be Closed Loop Cooking

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices to make if you are working to minimize your environmental footprint: What types of cleaning products should I buy? What companies should I support? Luckily, the most powerful choice we have is one we make three times a day: what we eat.

How to shop low waste in a package-friendly place

Minimizing non-recyclable purchases while traveling makes a huge difference while continuing a low impact practice.

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10 cookbooks by BIPOC plant lovers

We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite cookbooks written by BIPOC chefs and plant lovers for the next time you’re seeking inspiration. Snag one (or two or five) from your local indie bookstore or library, and let us know what you create!

How-to food

Something different for the High Holidays

This year, the High Holy Days—the most sacred days of the Jewish calendar—will be different. Most of us won’t be passing plates of sliced apples and dishes of honey around dinner tables, indulging in the warmth of a loved one’s home, or hosting others in our own.

Resetting our habits for post-quarantine life

This upcoming transition period is a good time to resolve some of the chaos we’ve been experiencing while setting ourselves up for healthier habits post-quarantine.

Your proper produce storage guide

Even in non-pandemic circumstances, thoughtful produce storage is a great practice to get into. It prevents food waste, saves money, and hopefully helps you avoid the dreaded slimy lettuce or fuzzy berries chilling insidiously behind your condiments.

Eating Local: How to get started with a CSA and where to sign up in Portland, OR

CSAs are a great way to eat local and support the farmers in your community and in my opinion, are the best way to get quality food while keeping a low footprint.

New year, new low impact intentions

We’re back with our quarterly series from Moji Igun of Blue Daisi Consulting. Moji is taking us through easy to navigate steps for maintaining low waste habits.

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Favorite spaces


The Heirloom Kitchen

Process + pantry with founder, Hawnuh Lee

Hawnuh Lee is the founder / general food person behind Closed Loop Cooking. She’s kicking off our latest series with a quick look into process and pantry. Let’s get into it.

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