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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Saucy Skillet Eggs – Choose Your Flavor Adventure!

By Kirsten Sandoval | May 24, 2021

Eggs cooked in a flavorful, savory sauce are popular all around the globe. In Tunisia, Israel, or Morocco it may be called Shakshuka or Shakshouka, in Mexico it may be called Huevos Rancheros (eggs cooked in ranchero sauce), Uova al Pomodoro in Italy, or Eggs in Purgatory. Whether it’s for a quick and healthy breakfast…

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Choose Your Flavor Adventure – Power Bowl Recipe

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

By Kirsten Sandoval | 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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