Happy Monday! When the weather is this freezing – it's not breaking 30 degrees in NYC for the next four days – all I want to do is make a big pot of chili, invite some friends over, and watch a movie. (If I were a football fan, I'd say watch a game, but I'm not – so chili and movie, it is!)

Given that I'm already in the chili-making mode, I was thrilled when Muir Glen Organic asked me to develop a recipe for their Chili Roundup Sweepstakes. Here's the deal: every week for the next month (January 17 - February 13), you can take Muir Glen's chili quiz online and have a chance to win a "Chili Lover's Kit," which includes free products from Muir Glen, Simply Organic Spices, and Bob's Red Mill, plus a brand new slow cooker! You can enter as often as you like, and they'll chose five winners every Friday.


I developed the recipe below for White Bean Chicken Chili to highlight Muir Glen's delicious organic canned tomatoes (which happen to be sold in BPA-free cans - a huge bonus, in my opinion) and Simply Organic spices. The recipe is not only easy (it takes about 45 minutes start-to-finish), it's also the perfect affordable, make-in-advance meal, and gets even better after a day or two in the fridge.

Go ahead and enter now - if you win, you'll be all set to make chili for the rest of the winter. Happy cooking!


(Photos by Anna Watson Carl)