I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division, the makers of PEPCID®. I received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Most foodies will tell you, local food is the best.  That hole in the wall restaurant that you would never think has anything worth stopping for, it has the best food in town.  There’s a little sandwich shop in my hometown that serves the best sandwiches and salads, I’ve found myself stopping there for lunch more and more because it’s quick and delicious.

My favorite sandwich is the Bird in a Garden, which is a turkey sandwich loaded with veggies.  I know, it sounds really simple but it’s one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had.  My only complaint is that I always ended up with heartburn after I had this sandwich and it got bad enough I thought I’d have to give it up.  I think it was the red onions but I’m not sure, I think that everyone is different with what causes their heartburn so it’s hard to pin point exactly what causes it.

Bird In a Basket: Turkey Sandwich

Heartburn can strike at any time, even while enjoying your favorite local eats – from staple hometown dishes like the Bird in a Garden to favorite neighborhood restaurants.

That’s why the PEPCID® brand is launching the PEPCID® Tastemakers Celebrating Local Eats program, recognizing and rewarding tastemakers across the country who share nearby foodie finds!

With the looming possibility of heartburn, which can be an uncomfortable distraction to an otherwise wonderful culinary exploration, PEPCID® products work fast and last all day or all night!  Which means, I’m able to have my sandwich whenever and as often as I want! 

Do you have heartburn?  How do you battle it so that you can enjoy all your favorite foods?

Bird In a Basket: Turkey Sandwich

I created my own version of the Bird in a Garden but I call it Bird in a Basket (the bread kind of looks like a basket).  Here’s how I made my sandwich!

How to Make a Bird in a Basket: Turkey Sandwich

Ingredients You Need

  • Rye Bread
  • Sliced Turkey Meat
  • Tomato
  • Avocado
  • Sliced Cheese ( I use Colby Jack)
  • Spinach
  • Vegetable Cream Cheese Spread


Start with the bread, spread your cream cheese over both slices and pile on the turkey and veggies!  Enjoy!

Bird In a Basket: Turkey Sandwich

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  • Bea

    I have loved this sandwich for a long time with one addition alfalfa sprouts instead of lettuce

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