I have a confession to make. I am a foodie. Sure I won't eat onions, seafood, eggs, (unless they're IN something such as baked goods. Recognizable eggs are a no-no!) most sweets, turkey, pumpkin pie, and the list goes on and on....I imagine I probably frustrated my parents when I was a child with my "Will Not Eat" list!
While I am more than likely among the pickiest eaters in the world, I am very passionate about food. I love taking a seemingly ordinary dish and putting my own unique spin on it. I also love experimenting with different textures and flavor profiles. We watch the Food Network all the time to get creative ideas for our meals. Some of my favorite chefs include Bobby Flay, Mario Batali, Marcus Samuelsson, Alex Guarnaschelli, Anne Burrell and Michael Symon.
Since love to cook, and I care about what goes into the foods I feed my family. I do my best to shop locally sourced, organic foods whenever possible. Nothing beats some farm fresh produce! When it comes to prepared foods, I always look for as many natural ingredients as possible. Why? Because REAL tastes better, and is better for my family.
Speaking of real, did you know that Hellmann's is committed to being using 100% cage-free eggs in their products by the year 2020? This is a huge endeavor, and one that I admire. Not only does it ensure less cruelty to the chickens providing the eggs, it will also ensure the best quality products, overall. I am happy to support a company that is so proactive about supporting better standards of living for the farm animals who contribute to their products. I use Hellman's products in my cooking all of the time! My husband especially likes my jazzed-up cole slaw! (I add chopped sweet peppers to the mix for added flavor.) My 12 year old son, Kyle, loves the Turkey & Avocado BLT seen above. You can get the recipe HERE.
To raise awareness for this new initiative to use cage-free eggs and real ingredients, Hellmann’s collaborated with Chef Tim Love to create a video series that offers food lovers everywhere a behind the scenes look at one of the nation’s most celebrated food festivals – the 30th Annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen which took place in June. The brand is also excited to host a sweepstakes for a chance to win various prizes including a Grand Prize trip to next year's FOOD & WINE Classic.
In its bid to bring REAL to fans at the Classic and those at home, Hellmann’s® created a video series featuring Chef Love that offered an exclusive insider’s look at many of the FOOD & WINE Classic’s famed events. Designed to show home chefs how they can bring the delicious food enjoyed at the Classic to their own tables, Chef Love shared the secrets and essential ingredients that help make up some of America’s favorite dishes.
Here's a sneak peek behind the scenes of the FOOD & WINE Classic! Some of my favorite chefs are featured!
How cool is that?! I love seeing Marcus Samuelsson and Mario Batali speak so candidly about their love for food. Hearing stories about their personal connections to the foods they love makes them so much more relatable to the home chef like me!
So definitely make sure to check out the video series at Hellmann's and be sure to enter the REAL Matters Sweepstakes on their Facebook page! See you there, and happy cooking!
***Disclosure: I received this information because I am a member of One2One Network. By posting about this promotion, I am eligible to win a prize. However, all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud Mom of 3 amazing kids. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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