Braised Carrots Recipe

By amgill | April 16, 2021

This recipe for braised carrots is a simple, elevated side dish for any night of the week. I made my braised carrots using our North African flavor recipe starter sauce for Moroccan-inspiration, but you can use any flavor of our globally-inspired recipe starter sauces that you like! Simple carrots as a boring side dish? Not…

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Choose Your Flavor Adventure – Power Bowl Recipe

By amgill | April 8, 2021

Low Sodium | Heart Healthy | Whole30 & Paleo friendly Variations | 100% Plant-Based & Vegetarian Variations Choose Your Flavor Adventure Options Versatile! Use whatever ingredients you have on hand at the time, what you are craving or the macros you’re going for. You can create a new meal every time you make this! Or…

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Moroccan-Inspired Lamb Kefta Kebabs and Syrah-Infused Couscous “Risotto” Recipe

By Kirsten Helle | March 23, 2021
Wine-infused couscous risotto with Moroccan inspired lamb kefta kebabs on top

Looking for an easy, yet impressive food and wine dinner party menu? How about recipes for your next date night at home? Or, are you looking for the perfect Syrah wine and food pairing? These recipes are perfect for you! Around the globe, barbecue and grilling is part of the fabric of the culture, with…

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Chicken Tagine Recipe

By Kirsten Helle | February 5, 2021
A saucy, delicious, lemony chicken tagine recipe in a pot

Mesa de Vida’s North African flavor Recipe Starter Sauce helps you create this incredibly delicious, easy, and flavor-packed chicken tagine recipe! This stewed chicken braised in rich, complex Moroccan flavors is a fantastic go-to weeknight chicken dinner. This chicken tagine recipe is also a great option for a casual dinner party menu, or date-night-in meal!…

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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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North African Lamb Tagine-Inspired Slow Cooker Stew Recipe

By Kirsten Helle | September 21, 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 incredible slow cooker recipe is no ordinary stew! No tagine on hand? The slow cooker is a great alternative to the North African cooking vessel, also the name for…

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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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