Bean Collaborations

My life revolves around beans and other pulses, and I’d have it no other way. Hence, bean collaborations bring me endless joy. I work with several groups, organizations, and companies to promote beans through presentations, food photography, videos, and more. Send me a message if you are interested in a collaboration.

Colorado Dry Bean Committee

I am the Executive Director of the Colorado Dry Bean Committee and have the honor of working with growers, processors, and others around the state to support local, delicious, sustainable, and nutritious bean production.

Pinto bean field

Colorado State University Extension – Nutrition, Food Safety, and Health Team

Some of my projects with CSU Extension include:

  • Bean resource creation. This included recipe development, photographs, and design for a 2022 Bean Appetit calendar and making handouts with tips and information on how to cook beans.
  • Online Extension class. I developed and piloted the Extension class, Beans: Good for You, Good for the Planet. I just wrapped up the pilot, so I’ll be offering more free online bean classes soon.
  • Bean Cuisine Citizen Science. Thanks to the help of amazing team of citizen scientists, I am analyzing data to improve the Bean Cuisine I developed.

Interested in hearing more or joining a bean class? Send me a message!

Food Photography Samples

Project Umami Tempeh - Black bean and sunflower seed
4 unique flavors of Project Umami tempeh