Just before the holidays, I was invited to attend the Produce Marketing Association’s annual Fresh Summit Convention in Atlanta with #TeamFreshSummit and KitchenPlay. What an incredible experience! Imagine wall-to-wall vendors with the most beautiful displays of fruits, vegetables, and flowers in all their glory. It was a dazzling sight.
One of the companies that I was thrilled to discover is #Tessemae’s All Natural Dressings, Marinades, and Spreads. The company is run by three brothers who started by selling their mother’s salad dressing, growing from a small home-based operation to a thriving company with over 20 products in less than five years.
Everything I tasted was amazing – and I am not using that term lightly. Delightful interpretations of classic flavors and intriguing new blends. Perfectly balanced to enhance any food you serve them with and much healthier than other similar products on the market. All the ingredients are natural and easy to pronounce – no chemicals! All of their products are gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan friendly.
They have just launched their newest line of ORGANIC products! They are starting with six varieties, Soy Ginger, Caesar, Ranch, Lemon Garlic, Balsamic, and Green Goddess, and I’m sure we will see more in the future. There is something for everyone – my biggest challenge is choosing which one to use first!
To make their products even more tempting, they are giving all of my readers 10% off online orders placed through Feb 29th!! Just use discount code “HeritageCook”. They are also offering a $7 flat rate shipping cost during January (continental US only; does not include mayonnaise). You can also find their products at Whole Foods, Safeway, Costco, and more shops.
I was very impressed with their integrity. They take their commitment to their community and the health of their customers seriously. They believe in giving back. In an effort to bring attention to the growing epidemic of food deserts across the country (urban areas with no access to fresh food within 1 mile or rural areas with no access within 10 miles), they are executing pop-up farmers’ markets with other organizations in the heart of underserved areas nationwide. They call them “Crop Circles” and are working to bring local residents free fresh produce during each daylong event. If you are interested in helping, you can contact them and volunteer – they can always use more hands!
They are also kicking off the year by participating in Whole30 during January with 17 of their products certified Whole30 approved. It is a great way to help take off the extra pounds we gained over the holidays and start the new year on a bright note.
To follow their adventures and keep up to date on their newest products, you can find them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. I hope you take advantage of the discounts and try these wonderful products. I know you will fall in love with them just like I have!
I thought it would be fun to use one of their products in a Whole30 recipe (I used Lemon Garlic) that is so simple anyone can make it. Guys, if you want to impress your gal, make her dinner – it will win you major brownie points LOL. And if you let your little ones help you put this meal together, they will love the flavors and be proud of their work. When you get children involved, they are more likely to eat everything on their plates without complaint.
Enjoy this moist and tender chicken and have a wonderful weekend. We’ll see you on Chocolate Monday for another new treat!
Jane’s Tips and Hints:
Keep a few bottles on hand to quickly and easily change your ordinary meals into something extra fun and exciting!
All Tessemae’s products are gluten-free!
- 1 chicken, whole or cut up
- 1/4 cup Tessemae's Marinade or Salad Dressing of your choice such as Lemon Garlic, Classic French, Lemon Chesapeake, Green Goddess, or Zesty Ranch
- 1/2 fresh lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Place the chicken or cut up pieces in a 9x13-inch baking pan. Brush with Tessemae's. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Tuck the lemon in the cavity, cover the pan with a sheet of aluminum foil, and place in the oven.
- Bake 45 minutes, remove the foil and return to the oven and continue baking for about 15 to 20 more minutes or until the chicken is golden brown and an instant read thermometer inserted in the breast registers 160°F, or the thigh registers 165°F.
- Let rest, loosely tented with foil, for about 15 minutes before serving. It doesn't get any easier than this!
- Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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This is a sponsored post. I was given products to use in recipe development and compensated for helping promote #TasteWhatMatters and #Tessemaes. I only work with companies I admire and whose products I use in my own home.
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I can “hear” the excitement in your words for this product. I’m pretty sure I saw Tessemae’s at my local Wegman’s. I’ll have to check again and now I know to give them a try!
I like the notion of the company’s Crop Circles. I live in a rural area but thank goodness it is also farm country around here. But, for others, it is a wonderful idea!
Thanks for sharing, Jane…Your chicken looks fabulous. I feel like I can smell it from here, lol…