Cooking with Pantry Staples

Beans and other legumes, rice, grains, broth, canned staples, potatoes, and squashes; meals easily stretch to feed a crowd.

Instant Pot full of Creole hamburger and potato soup

Hamburger, Potato and Cabbage Soup with a Global Gourmet Twist!

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… read more

flavorful sliced potaotes

Melting Potatoes Recipe (Braised Potatoes)

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… read more

Vegan kidney bean picadillo recipe with rice

Kidney Bean Picadillo Recipe

This is a plant-based version of Picadillo, a tasty and flavor-packed stew common in Cuba, Puerto Rico, but also made in many Latin American countries. Picadillo is typically made with ground meat,… read more

Easy, healthy Huevos Rancheros recipe

Easy Oven-Baked Huevos Rancheros Recipe

This easy, delicious and healthy oven-baked Huevos Rancheros recipe is quick and easy to make thanks to Mesa de Vida’s Smoky Latin-Inspired Recipe Starter and Cooking Sauce. Huevos Rancheros are a perfect… read more

Creole Chicken and Lentil Stew – Electric Pressure Cooker Recipe

Welcome to the Comfort of Fall – Slow Cooker & Instant Pot Recipe Series brought to you by Whole Foods Market and Mesa de Vida! This Creole Chicken and Lentil recipe is a cozy,… read more

Saucy Chicken Fajita Stuffed Spaghetti Squash – Electric Pressure Cooker Recipe

Welcome to the Comfort of Fall – Slow Cooker & Instant Pot Recipe Series brought to you by Whole Foods Market and Mesa de Vida! In this saucy chicken fajita-stuffed spaghetti squash recipe, everything… read more

Burst Tomato Sauce Recipe

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… read more

Taco Pasta Recipe

This family-friendly taco-inspired pasta recipe can be on your table in about 15 minutes! This is a healthier, “gourmet” version of the burger “helper” meal kits that are loaded with artificial ingredients,… read more

Jambalaya Inspired Pasta Recipe

The savory, spicy Creole flavor of jambalaya meets up with pasta in this easy and incredibly delicious jambalaya pasta recipe! If you’ve had something like this at a chain restaurant (that was… read more

Baked Egg and Potato Chimichangas

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… read more