If you have spent more than 15 seconds on this website, you probably have realized that my passion for beans pretty much bubbles over into most aspects of my life. I feel very lucky to do what I do! I was recently asked to talk about tips to include Colorado beans in the back to school routine on Colorado & Company with 9 News Denver. Sharing about beans on the news? Naturally, my answer was: YES.
And watch the news clip here, or by clicking on the image below.
I’m a PhD student, so of course I’m always on the lookout for learning outcomes, too. Here they are some of my takeaways:
- People are surprised by the amazing versatility of beans. The host and her team (who were absolutely wonderful, by the way! I literally could not possibly have gotten everything set up without their help) kept coming back for seconds and thirds. They were very impressed that beans can even be made into sweet, healthier treats, like Snickerdoodle Hummus.
- I ran out of time to show the soaked beans next to the dry beans – this went so quickly! Mental note to do that next time because it’s crazy (read: awesome) how just about 2 cups of dry beans turns into 5 or 6 cups of cooked beans!
- Make sure to have a drink of water before you start interviewing. It was a mad rush to get everything set up, so I forgot to do that. Oops, dry mouth.
- I arrived realllllllly early because I am paranoid about Denver traffic. The security guard at 9 News is wonderful, and he even got excited about learning about the difference between beans and pulses as I waited. Which of course means major cool points in my cool beans book.
- Beans are the best!!! Although, I didn’t need to go on the news to brag about them to know that. 😉 It is wonderful to see others get. excited about them too, though!