Today we made our mother-daughter TV debut!
As part of a promotion for the (very nearly) best selling cookbook Homegrown, which I was thrilled to be a part of, we taped several segments for Toronto’s Breakfast Television this morning. Hostess extraordinaire Mairlyn Smith invited a gaggle of Professional Home Economists over to her place for an early morning potluck featuring recipes from the book.
Here are all of the segments, which aired throughout the morning.
Segment two: The Mariachi Band (I kid not)
See mine and Ness’ segment here > Segment four: BABY!
My segment features a Wheat Berry and Lentil Salad, one of a handful of recipes that I developed for the book which features all Canadian ingredients. Homegrown = Canadian grown.
I LOVE wheat berries. They’re kind of a special ingredient, in that I can only find them at the bulk store and not in the supermarket, so I haven’t posted many recipes using them (other than this super awesome Wheat Berry Waldorf Salad). They are so worth an extra trip to the bulk store, though. They’re loaded with all of the fantastic stuff whole grains provide because they are just that, an entire wheat grain, containing the bran, the germ and the endosperm all in one tiny chewy and hearty package.
This recipe as a whole is perfect as a vegetarian main (vegan, even) and works well for lunches throughout the week because it lasts in the refrigerator for several days.
If you want to check out the other amazing recipes featured on today’s show, you’ll just have to do yourself a solid and buy this incredible book. Buying it and using it at home helps support hardworking Canadian food producers, too. Win Win!