Lynn’s Gourmet Mesa de Vida Slow Cooker Chicken

By Kirsten Sandoval | July 12, 2018
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Are you looking for healthy chicken recipes for your slow cooker? Tired of the same old boring slow cooker chicken? Do you love one-pot crockpot meals that are gourmet enough for guests, yet simple enough to prep on a busy weekday? If so, I am so excited to share this recipe with you! This delicious…

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Perfect Pulled Pork Bowls from Sarah, Whole30 Recipe Developer

By Kirsten Sandoval | June 14, 2018
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This simply delicious recipe for Perfect Pulled Pork Bowls was created by Sarah, the recipe developer for the Whole30 program! These saucy bowls of goodness are  *the* perfect recipe to put on weekly rotation for your Whole30 meal prep, and beyond.  Our Whole30 Approved healthy gourmet cooking sauces, and your Instant Pot, make it so…

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Smoky Root Vegetable Chili Stew

By Kirsten Sandoval | March 16, 2018
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This simple recipe for Paleo-friendly Smoky Root Vegetable Chili Stew takes just a few minutes to prep, cooks low and slow in the oven for hours, and delivers delicious, rich, healthy comfort food goodness. Why is this a chili stew, and not a chili? Because the vegetables and meat are left in bigger chunks! This…

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Creamy North African Butternut Squash Bisque Recipe (Dairy Free)

By Kirsten Sandoval | February 28, 2018
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Looking for a rich, creamy, satisfying soup recipe that is low in calories, fat, and dairy free? Or, do you need a soup to start a Moroccan inspired meal? Our 4-ingredient Creamy North African Butternut Squash bisque Recipe is your delicious, simple and healthy answer! *This post and recipe is dedicated to my Seattle area…

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Easy, Healthy, Delicious Shredded Meat in the Instant Pot

By Kirsten Sandoval | January 15, 2018

If you’re looking for a simple, healthy chicken recipe for your Instant Pot, then Mesa de Vida healthy cooking sauces are for you! You can make this incredibly delicious Moroccan Shredded Chicken recipe in the Instant Pot using frozen chicken tenders in just 10 minutes with our simple healthy cooking sauces. In this case we’ve…

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Healthy Fall Soups & Stews with Chef Kirsten on New Day NW!

By Kirsten Sandoval | September 28, 2017

I had a wonderful time on King5’s New Day Northwest sharing 4 healthy & simple fall soups and stews! Fall and winter are when we often break out the slow cooker, Instant Pot (electric slow cooker) and start craving hearty comfort foods. We can have everything we want AND keep it healthy & flavor packed…

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Caldo De Albondigas – Latin Meatball Soup

By Kirsten Sandoval | April 20, 2017

Are you craving a hearty, heart-warming soup that will warm your tummy, and make your kitchen smell incredible? This simple recipe for Caldo de Albondigas – Latin Meatball Soup – is perfect and simple to make! I love to order albondigas when we go out for Spanish tapas. The tender, juicy little meatballs are packed…

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How to make Chicken Tinga

By Kirsten Sandoval | February 21, 2017

This recipe for our version of Chicken Tinga is so simple, healthy, and delicious. It’s also easy, thanks to our Smoky Latin flavor Recipe Starter and Cooking Sauce!  What is Chicken Tinga?  Chicken Tinga is a chicken dish that is said to have originated in Puebla, Mexico. Saucy, stewed meat with tomatoes, onion, garlic, herbs,…

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Simple and delicious Lentil Soup with Moroccan flavors recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | February 16, 2017

Three ingredients is all it takes to make this incredible Moroccan-flavored Lentil Soup! Everything you need for the phenomenal taste is in our healthy cooking sauce! This heart-healthy soup is as simple as can be to make. It is also full of fiber, a good source of protein,  flavor-packed, and super nutritious. Pick up some…

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Smoky Southwestern Bowls with Avocado-Cilantro Crema

By Kirsten Sandoval | February 10, 2017

These healthy meals-in-a-bowl may just become your new favorite recipe. They are absolutely delicious as you mix everything up together and dig in. Yum. Customize the fillings to your preferences: For Paleo followers you can leave out the grain base and add in some roasted sweet potatoes or fried-rice style cauliflower. For vegans you can…

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