Kidney Bean Picadillo Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | October 22, 2020
Vegan kidney bean picadillo recipe with rice

This is a plant-based version of Picadillo, a tasty and flavor-packed stew common in Cuba, Puerto Rico, but also made in many Latin American countries. Picadillo is typically made with ground meat, but we’ve swapped in kidney beans for a vegan and vegetarian-friendly, high fiber version. (Find our meat-based version here.) Our vegan picadillo recipe…

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Easy Oven-Baked Huevos Rancheros Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | October 16, 2020
Easy, healthy Huevos Rancheros recipe

This easy, delicious and healthy oven-baked Huevos Rancheros recipe is quick and easy to make thanks to Mesa de Vida’s Smoky Latin-Inspired Recipe Starter and Cooking Sauce. Huevos Rancheros are a perfect easy brunch dish, or a light vegetarian meal, any time of day. The flavors the Mesa de Vida concentrated flavor base bring to…

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Creole Chicken and Lentil Stew – Electric Pressure Cooker Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | September 28, 2020

Welcome to the Comfort of Fall – Slow Cooker & Instant Pot Recipe Series brought to you by Whole Foods Market and Mesa de Vida! This Creole Chicken and Lentil recipe is a cozy, healthy, one-pot meal made in your electric pressure cooker that is perfect for fall. While whole chicken cooks to juicy perfection, it nestles…

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Saucy Chicken Fajita Stuffed Spaghetti Squash – Electric Pressure Cooker Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | September 28, 2020

Welcome to the Comfort of Fall – Slow Cooker & Instant Pot Recipe Series brought to you by Whole Foods Market and Mesa de Vida! In this saucy chicken fajita-stuffed spaghetti squash recipe, everything cooks together in one pot for a flavorful and healthy comforting fall meal. A whole spaghetti squash steams as the chicken and vegetables…

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Burst Tomato Sauce Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | August 6, 2020

Summertime cooking is often all about salads and grilling. This Burst Tomato Sauce Recipe is another great summer recipe, too! It’s quick to cook, won’t heat up the kitchen too much, and takes advantage of the fresh, juicy summer cherry tomatoes straight from the vine. Our Mediterranean Recipe Starter and Seasoning Sauce brings a boost…

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Taco Pasta Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | August 4, 2020

This family-friendly taco-inspired pasta recipe can be on your table in about 15 minutes! This is a healthier, “gourmet” version of the burger “helper” meal kits that are loaded with artificial ingredients, sugar, sodium, and low nutritional value. Our version comes together in just about the same amount of time, is packed with nutrition –…

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Jambalaya Inspired Pasta Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | May 29, 2020

The savory, spicy Creole flavor of jambalaya meets up with pasta in this easy and incredibly delicious jambalaya pasta recipe! If you’ve had something like this at a chain restaurant (that was probably 1500 calories and loaded with salt), you can make a healthier, delicious version right at home! Our Creole Cooking & Seasoning Sauce…

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Baked Egg and Potato Chimichangas

By Kirsten Sandoval | April 23, 2020

This recipe is one in a 3-part recipe series partnering with my friends at the Washington State Potato Commission. We wanted to bring you some easy, nutritious, and delicious recipes starring the mighty potato! These easy Baked Egg and Potato Chimichangas are perfect for breakfast, lunch – or anytime! Filled with crispy shredded potatoes (made…

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Latin Chicken & Potato Pouch Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | April 23, 2020

This recipe is one in a 3-part recipe series partnering with my friends at the Washington State Potato Commission. We wanted to bring you some easy, nutritious, and delicious recipes starring the mighty potato! These Latin Chicken & Potato Pouches are a complete meal in a pouch! Bake these tender, juicy, flavorful chicken and potato…

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Patatas Bravas Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | April 23, 2020

This is an easy, incredible, slightly healthier recipe for a Spanish tapas classic – Patatas Bravas. I have to let you know that these crispy potatoes tossed with a flavor-packed brava sauce are addictive. They are a fantastic side dish for any meal or addition to your tapas menu. I know once you try them,…

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