Choose Your Flavor Adventure Plant-Based Burger Recipe | Oil-Free, Gluten-Free

By Kirsten Sandoval | June 21, 2021
Juicy and flavorful healthy meat-free bean burger recipe

These hearty, meat-free burgers are easy and delicious! Our recipe starter sauces are an easy way to amp up the flavor of this healthy bean, quinoa and oat-based burger recipe. Each time you make these you can switch up the flavor of sauce you use to bring a whole new flavor to your homemade bean…

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How to Transform Boxed Macaroni and Cheese into a Gourmet Meal with Globally-Inspired Flavors

By Kirsten Sandoval | June 4, 2021
Turning a box of macaroni and cheese into a gourmet meal!

Want to turn a box of macaroni and cheese into a gourmet meal, with hardly any extra work? All you need is a little bit of Mesa de Vida’s recipe starter sauce and a can of chickpeas or beans. You’ll have a hearty, complete, protein-packed meal with globally-inspired flavors in minutes! Easy way to elevate…

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Choose-Your-Flavor-Adventure Braised Beans Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | January 28, 2021
braised canned black beans

How to transform ordinary canned or cooked beans into a healthy restaurant-quality side dish in minutes: make them with Mesa de Vida’s Recipe Starter Sauces! Use any flavor of our sauces, and any canned or cooked bean you have on hand for an instant meal upgrade. Enjoy these tasty and healthy braised beans as a…

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Hamburger, Potato and Cabbage Soup with a Global Gourmet Twist!

By Kirsten Sandoval | November 18, 2020
Instant Pot full of Creole hamburger and potato soup

Hamburger, potatoes, cabbage and canned tomatoes – simple, staple ingredients. Transform these basics into a gourmet meal with a global flavor twist when you start with a jar of Mesa de Vida recipe starter and cooking sauce! This hamburger soup recipe is written for the electric pressure cooker (Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi, etc.), where it…

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Melting Potatoes Recipe (Braised Potatoes)

By Kirsten Sandoval | October 29, 2020
flavorful sliced potaotes

This Melting Potatoes recipe is a great potato side dish to make for special occasions, but easy enough to make on a busy weeknight. Best Recipe to Make with Russet Potatoes Simple ingredients – potatoes and broth – transform into something incredible with a touch of Mesa de Vida. This is one of the best…

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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 Braised Chicken Skillet Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | August 12, 2020

This is a quick, easy and delicious saucy braised chicken skillet recipe that you’ll want to make again and again! Choose-your-own-adventure by using any one of our globally-inspired, gourmet healthy recipe starter and seasoning sauces. An easy, exciting answer when you’re wondering “What should I make with these chicken breasts that isn’t boring”? Serve this…

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Braised Zucchini and Chickpea Stew Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | July 13, 2020

A plant-based nutritional powerhouse stew. This easy recipe transforms cooked chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans) and zucchini into a rich and hearty stew that takes about 30 minutes, start to finish. A great recipe to make when you (or your neighbor) have a bumper crop of garden zucchini! Recipe notes: This recipe works with all…

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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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Creole Braised Chicken Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | May 11, 2020

Succulent, flavorful chicken stewed in a rich and tasty braise that starts with Mesa de Vida Creole Cooking & Seasoning Sauce. This easy yet impressive recipe is sure to become a healthy comfort-food classic you’ll make again and again! Serve over hot cooked rice, pasta, beans, or vegetables. Recipe notes: This recipe works with any…

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