Jaimee and I met back in 2003 when she started to work for the same company as myself.  We became friends very quickly and then sadly J moved to San Francisco – and who wouldn’t!!!  I mean its right next to Napa Valley and Sonoma – what else is there?  Of course, I did have to make a few trips to see my good friend.  It, of course, always involved a trip to either Sonoma or Napa or both!

Anyway, J is now back on Boston soil and is to be my very first “guest blogger” – how exciting.

Over to Jaimee

I was in Trader Joe’s the other day and they were giving out samples of this great chili.  I made it and it’s sooooo good!  Thought I would pass it along.   I’ll warn you it looks a little gross but it’s easy and so yummy!

The Chili itself is very easy to make and took about 15 minutes.  If you make it with Trader’s pre-cooked Turkey it would be about 5 minutes – yes that quick!!!! 

I made it for my fiancé and sister and they absolutely loved it.  I will definitely make it again.  I might try a few different versions of it to get it just right.

For my version I used ground turkey and sautéed it with an onion.  I have to say that the Trader Joe’s version did use their own pre-cooked turkey and it turns into what looks like pulled turkey and I actually thought it tasted better. 

White Turkey Chili


2 jars of Trader Joe’s (or any other brand) Salsa Verde (the all green salsa)
2 cans of Cannellini beans
1 package of Trader Joe’s simply roasted sliced turkey breast
(I cooked 1 package of ground turkey in a pan with a chopped white onion) then added it to everything else.
Another option was to put a few chicken breasts in the crock pot for a few hours and then it will shred & add everything to that!


1. Chop turkey
2. Add 2 jars of Salsa Verde & beans (well rinsed)
3. Simmer for 30- 40 mins. on low
4. Serve with crushed tortilla chips & shredded cheese on top (the chips make it!) 

Simple and very easy!!!  ENJOY.  J