Closed-Loop Cooking is the real, imperfect documentation of my transition into a low impact lifestyle, focusing on reducing food waste and single use kitchen items.
This is an accessible space – Closed-Loop Cooking is here to break down barriers around living and eating sustainably. This is for anyone who eats.
Unnecessary food waste and excessive packaging perpetuates food injustice and is a serious threat to the environment. Plant-based recipes minimize waste and offer so much variety for endless meal combinations and scraps that are easier to compost. Even incorporating one or two plant-based meals per week in your diet makes a significant difference.
Let’s have a meal, let’s close the loop.
Meet the Team
About Hawnuh Lee
Hawnuh Lee is founder and designer of Closed-Loop Cooking. She’s also an illustrator / animator / comic artist / scrappy home chef based in Portland, OR and has been rewashing plastic sandwich bags for as long as she could reach the sink. She believes in well built systems and the power of accessible educational materials. She left a design job at Nike to pursue her passions for feeding people too much and building sustainable food practices.
About Maia Welbel
Maia Welbel is a writer and sustainable food activist currently living in Chicago. She recently graduated with a Master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism. She’s passionate about vegan baking, dancing, and using storytelling to help people treat our planet with more compassion. She is also a member of Cocodaco Dance Project! You can find more of her work at maiawelbel.com.
About Kaitlyn Chock
Kaitlyn Chock is the sous chef and chief taste-tester at Closed-Loop Cooking. She is also an event planner, marketer, yoga instructor, aerialist and nutritionist to-be. She loves complicating recipes and making things from scratch. And when she’s not in the kitchen, you’ll probably catch her pinning recipe ideas.