Fresh, Real and Local Taste Better!
I am so happy to discover Hellmann’s mission to transition to 100% cage free eggs in all of its products by 2020. This announcement was made in June at the most spectacular foodie event of the year – the Aspen Food & Wine Classic.
The Food and Wine Classic brings together the who’s who of the culinary world making this a wonderfully tasteful event! Chef Tim Love and friends go behind the scenes of this mouth watering event in this YouTube video series:
Seriously, I want to go to this event next year and eat food…lots of food and hang out with Mario Batali. Hellman’s is sponsoring a sweepstakes for a chance to win various prizes, including a Grand Prize trip to the 2013 Food and Wine Festival in Aspen. Just click HERE to enter the sweepstakes – good luck!
Actually, I’ve noticed lately I’m hungry all the time. This might be due to the fact that I am training 6 days a week for the upcoming SheRox Triathlon. Had in interesting open water swim clinic today…but I digress…back to food!
An important component to my training is a healthy and balanced food plan. I am asking my body to do extraordinary things this year (triathlon, marathon and half marathons) and food plays an important role in fueling my body to safely complete these races. This simple truth is that I feel better, more energized for the day when I eat balanced meals (fat, protein and carbs) then eating a couple slices of pizza and cheese fries after skipping breakfast.
Yeah for Hellman’s for getting back to basics and keeping it real!
On the Hellman’s website I found a great recipe for a Turkey and Avocado BLT. I tend to use recipes as guides and modified this recipe with a Tania Twist based on what was readily available in my kitchen/garden. Rarely do I follow a recipe word for word often times I create a dish from a mash up of two or more similar recipes. Life is short -twist it up a bit!
Pictured below are the ingredients used in my version of the BLT.
Onion flavored flat bread as the base. Swiss Cheese, Bacon and Maple smoked Turkey. Ivory cucumbers, Tomato, Romaine lettuce leaves, Chives, Oregano, and Thyme were harvested from my vegetable garden.
Cut bread into two pieces. Spread Hellman’s Mayonnaise on both slices of bread, mince the herbs and sprinkle them over the mayo. On one slice of bread layer the cheese, meats, sliced tomato, lettuce leaves and sliced cucumber then cover with second slice of bread. Optional: season with salt and pepper to taste.
Sorry, no photos of the completed sandwich due to the fact that I ate it. Seriously, I am one hungry girl!
Please note that by writing about the Hellman’s products, I am eligible for a prize drawing. The opinions expressed in this post are purely my own. I’ve been using Hellman’s Mayonnaise in recipes long before I was a blogger and will continue to use this product in the years to come.