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Baked Nostalgia with Masa Madre

Tamar Fasja Unikel and Elena Vázquez Felgueres are two halves of Masa Madre, a bakery inspired by Jewish-Mexican tradition. Based in Chicago, the duo whips up delights like vegan cinnamon churro babka and za’atar challah to order daily.

October 14, 2019 | by Maia Welbel

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The Plantiful Plate with Christine Wong

Christine crafts vibrant vegetable dishes, stunning smoothie bowls, and ratatouilles that make you question why you don’t always slice your eggplant into perfectly thin coins. But her mission goes beyond brightening your scrolling experience. Through social media and her recently released cookbook, The Plantiful Plate, she’s helping us all eat more plants with less plastic.

August 25, 2019 | by Maia Welbel

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Sustainable Small Business with Moji Igun

Blue Daisi officially launched in January 2019, but Moji Igun had been garnering her passion and expertise for years before that. She says she knew she wanted “to help save the planet” since she was a kid, but didn’t know what that looked like as a career path.

June 24, 2019 | by Maia Welbel

“Healthyish” Wellness with Amanda Shapiro

Amanda Shapiro is heading up Healthyish to transform how we inhabit and engage with the confusing world of “wellness”—from what we put in our pantries to what we put on our skin.

March 26, 2019 | by Maia Welbel

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Food Design Thinking with Dr. Francesca Zampollo

As the founder of The International Food Design Society (IFDS) and The Online School of Food Design, Dr. Francesca Zampollo has created a new framework for innovation in the food industry. She speaks with the kind of infectious enthusiasm that disrupts the status quo.

January 19, 2019 | by Maia Welbel

Living Sustainably with Amanda McLemore of Baguette & Butter

The contents of Amanda McLemore’s pantry look more like what you might find in your great grandmother’s kitchen than that of a typical 2018 home. Trained chef and founder of the website Baguette & Butter, Amanda seeks to teach a sustainable American food culture through kitchen, garden, and simple life skills.

October 30, 2018 | by Maia Welbel

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Going Litterless with Celia Ristow

Celia is the founder of the blog Litterless, a guide to zero waste living with zero stress or judgement. In addition to being the person I text when I achieve the perfect coconut oil pie crust, she has inspired me to be more conscious of the waste I create, and introduced me to strategies for reducing it.

August 23, 2018 | by Maia Welbel