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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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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Southern Sausage and Potato Stew 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! 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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Slow Cooker Smoky Latin Chili Stew Recipe | Easy, Healthy, Delicious

By Kirsten Sandoval | April 8, 2020

This easy dump-and-go recipe for an incredible slow cooker chili-style stew is a hearty, healthy meal that anyone can make! Mesa de Vida Smoky Latin Cooking & Seasoning Sauce makes it easy, so you can make it amazing. This recipe is incredibly forgiving. Use any meat, beans, or additional vegetables that you like. The recipe…

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Creamy Southern-Style White Beans Recipe | Instant Pot Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | March 30, 2020

This is a simple and delicious recipe to make with dried white beans in your Instant Pot. Healthy, nutritious, easy, and tasty as can be! Quick and Easy Southern-Style Beans Our take on this comfort-food classic uses our Creole recipe starter and cooking sauce to create the savory flavor base for this quick and easy…

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Mediterranean Turkey and Vegetable Minestrone Stew Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | December 4, 2019

This is a quick and easy, no-chop, toss-it-all-in-one-pot recipe for a hearty and healthy take on minestrone soup. It’s thick and rich, and absolutely delicious! If you love chili and minestrone soup, this is a perfect recipe for you! My son plays rugby, and this is a meal I like to make often on the…

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Easy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe with Moroccan Flavors

By Kirsten Sandoval | November 18, 2019

Mesa de Vida North African cooking and seasoning sauce brings global gourmet inspiration to an easy and healthy butternut squash soup recipe. Enjoy a bowl of this low-calorie, heart-healthy and satisfying soup any time of day, or keep it in the refrigerator to sip on through the week. *This easy butternut squash soup recipe gets…

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How to make easy, flavorful bone broth

By Kirsten Sandoval | October 31, 2019

If you’re looking for an easy, delicious, no-fuss bone broth recipe with deep, rich flavor and color to sip on or to enrich any other recipe that calls for broth, you’ve come to the right place. You won’t find “right and wrong way to make bone broth” tips, the perfect ratios and times for the…

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Slow Cooker North African Fall Vegetable and Lamb Stew Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | October 30, 2019

This easy recipe is healthy fall comfort food perfection for anyone that loves lamb and a great stew. Our North African cooking sauce makes the prep work a breeze, and results in a global gourmet meal you’ll be proud to serve at your table! This recipe is Whole30 and Paleo-friendly and naturally gluten-free. If you’d…

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Slow Cooker Creole Chicken, Sausage and Shrimp Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | October 18, 2019
Keto Crockpot Chicken Recipe

If you like a little spice and a lot of flavor you’ll love this easy slow cooker recipe! Delicious Creole chicken, sausage and shrimp with an incredible sauce. Toss everything into your crockpot, and come home to an amazing meal. Whole30, Paleo and Keto friendly crockpot recipe. This is a simple, naturally gluten-free recipe using…

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