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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.

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Seasonal spotlight


Recipes

Ginger tahini roasted squash + broccoli bowl

A delicious cold weather roasted veggie bowl with seasonal squash, broccoli, and greens tossed in a ginger, tahini, and lemon dressing.

Stay connected

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.

Letter to the Editor (From Gram)

I’m lucky enough to still correspond with my grandmother, Helen. She’s a dang, dear woman living in rural Iowa, making cookies and cakes for sale well into her 80’s. There’s so much to learn from her decade-tried culinary practices.

Single Use City – Breaking down the plastic bag ban in NYC

New York is the third state in the U.S. to ban retailers from offering single-use plastic bags, following California and Hawaii. It is up to individual counties to decide whether to impose a 5-cent fee on paper bags, 40 percent of which goes towards buying reusable bags for low-income consumers.

The Scrap Supper Menu | Winter Edition Pt II

Each Scrap Supper menu is inspired by seasonal, local produce. Specifically seasonal compost-bound bins at the farmer’s market. Yes, sometimes we’ll get the odd eyebrow raise when we ask vendors if we can dig around in their bins but more often than not they’re happy to give out surplus stalks, leaves, and bruised items to someone who’ll love them.

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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 food

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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.

Trash Talk – Forming low waste habits

Forming a new habit can be challenging. No matter what habit you are attempting to form, it will take consistent effort and willpower. Let’s talk systems.

Real food to reduce food waste

One of the ways we can reduce our environmental impact is by consuming plants in their whole form. We can make big changes in our everyday choices.

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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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