Choose-Your-Flavor-Adventure Braised Beans Recipe

By Kirsten Helle | 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 Helle | 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 Helle | 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 Helle | 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 Helle | 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 Helle | 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 Helle | 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 Helle | 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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Easy One-Pot Chicken and Rice Bake |Choose Your Flavor Adventure

By Kirsten Helle | April 30, 2020

One easy recipe, endless possibilities. Mesa de Vida makes it easy for you to make it amazing! Easy Chicken and Rice Bake – with a Global Gourmet Twist! Two simple ingredients – chicken and rice – transform into an incredibly flavorful meal, elevated with a global gourmet twist when you make it with our globally-inspired…

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Southern Sausage and Potato Stew Recipe

By Kirsten Helle | 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! This Southern Sausage and Potato Stew is a nourishing, flavorful recipe that is perfect for lunch, or anytime. Get the soup…

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