Mesa de Vida is launching in Whole Foods Markets across the nation!

Making healthy global gourmet cooking easy and exciting – Whole Foods Market brings woman-owned cooking sauce company Mesa de Vida to stores nationwide. We are THRILLED to announce that you can now find our saucy little jars packed with concentrated global gourmet flavor at over 450 Whole Foods Markets stores across the United States beginning…

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Becoming a living kidney donor is renewing my commitment to my health – Why I’m doing Whole30

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Who else is ready to make 2019 the year we feel and LIVE our absolute best? I have a whole new reason this year – and for the rest of my life. It’s taken me days to write, and get the courage to share, this bit of information, but here it goes…. In just about…

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Mesa de Vida Whole30 Approved Partnership Press Release

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MESA DE VIDA ANNOUNCES WHOLE30 APPROVED PARTNERSHIP Globally Inspired Gourmet Cooking Sauces Make It Simple to Cook Exciting and Healthy Meals SEATTLE (June 13, 2018) – Mesa de Vida, the brand that makes chef-developed, 100% real-food concentrated cooking bases inspired by vibrant cultures from around the world, is thrilled to partner with Whole30.  As an official Whole30 Approved Partner, Mesa…

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5 DIY Gourmet gift basket ideas!

Holiday gift giving can be stressful. You want your gift to show that you put thought into what the recipient needs or wants, to be unique (but not too weird), and to be something that the recipient will use again and again, remembering how special you made them feel.   Sharing the gift of food…

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Mesa de Vida – giving Ugly Fruits and Vegetables a new life since 2016.

Mesa de Vida- saving thousands of pounds of Ugly Vegetables and Fruit since 2016. 😉   The next batches of Mesa de Vida healthy cooking sauces are under way!   We have the sauces made in small batches (slightly bigger than the hundreds of blenders full I used to make them in) 😉  – and we…

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What is a tagine, and what can I use if I don’t have one?

What is a tagine – and what is a good substitute for a tagine? A tagine is a conical cooking pot with a shallow base and tall, cone-shaped lid that is commonly used to make tagines, or stews. The name of the dish and the name of the meal cooking inside of it are the same.…

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Table of Life Inspiration – Sobremesa

There is a reason why Mesa de Vida healthy cooking sauces are inspired by vibrant cultures around the world: I am completely obsessed with these cultures. The flavors and feelings I’m trying to help bring to the table through these sauces are about sharing delicious food, nourishing our bodies and coming together with friends and…

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The Gift of New Traditions

December is a time for many to think of giving gifts. There are countless articles being circulated about downsizing, giving to charities, and living simply as alternatives to the conventional consumerism we see during the holiday season. It won’t come as any surprise to learn that we have a deliciously fresh perspective on this topic!…

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Celebrate Gratitude Around the Table and Around the World!

Food is a gift that we may take for granted because mealtimes come around three times a day, but pausing to think about the preparation of food, the people who shopped for it and chose it, and the people coming around the table with us can cause us to take more time to sit and…

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Chef Kirsten Helle Unveils 1 of 4 New Mesa de Vida Sauces for Fans of the Seattle Seahawks

Chef Kirsten Helle who has been personal chef and nutritionist to many Seattle Seahawks is cooking alongside Rich Jones and his Biohazard Custom Smokers team to bring you Caribbean Pork Tacos being served at around 10:30. Stop by and say hi to Kirsten as she is one of the nicest down to earth people we…

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