Have you ever wondered what goes into making your family vehicle? During the BConnected Conference last weekend, Paula Roy, a well-known Ottawa food commentator and food editor of Ottawa Home Magazine gave an educating and informative morning keynote speech as well as curated an impressive breakfast inspired by Ford's approach to sustainability. 

Did you know that food by-products, oversupply, and other biomaterials are used in Ford vehicles? 

Ingredients like soybeans, rice hulls, wheat straw, coconut, and cellulose all go into parts of making a Ford vehicle! They are continuously looking for ways to keep green. Other foods like sugar cane, tomatoes, dandelion, corn, bamboo and algae are currently being tested, too! 

There was a fantastic buffet-style arrangement of healthy and delicious food for the attendees to enjoy on our first morning. The food we enjoyed was organic and locally sourced where possible and was prepared by the kitchen at the Courtyard Marriott. 

On our menu we had:

Tropical Green Smoothies

Yogurt Parfaits with Sustainable Muesli

Breakfast Polenta with Spiced Apple Compote

Cane Syrup and Five Spice Glazed Pork Belly

Asian-spiced Tomato and Egg Frittata with Pickled Bamboo Shoots

Fruit Summer Rolls in Rice Paper with Spicy Honey

Although I didn't try all of what was on the menu, what I did eat was enjoyable but different than what I have ever tried! Thank you to Paula Roy for her great speech and thank you, Ford, for providing the inspiration for our breakfast! 

If you'd like to try these recipes at home, click here

To learn more about Ford's approach to sustainability, and its use and research into sustainable materials please click here

Have a question about Ford and sustainability? Ask your questions on twitter using hashtag #FordFarmToCar. 

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