Not So Basic Basics Series

How to make easy, flavorful bone broth

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… read more

Smoky Latin Carne con Papas (Meat and Potatoes) Recipe

This easy recipe transforms two simple ingredients – meat and potatoes – into a versatile, delicious combination with a Smoky Latin twist that is sure to bring life to your table! This… read more

3 Gourmet Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipes with a Global Twist

These healthy, homemade pizza recipes are exciting and easy with Mesa de Vida! My husband has said “this is the best pizza I’ve ever had.” about all three of these pizza recipes.… read more

Creamy gourmet Mexican Instant Pot macaroni and cheese recipe

Instant Pot Gourmet Latin Mac and Cheese Recipe

If you’re looking for a grown-up, gourmet macaroni and cheese recipe, a homemade, healthier macaroni and cheese recipe, Instant Pot macaroni and cheese recipe, or simply the easiest, most delicious macaroni and… read more

Mediterranean Pasta Sauce Recipe

Make your own gourmet Mediterranean pasta sauce easily when you start with Mesa de Vida’s Mediterranean cooking and seasoning sauce! Easy homemade Whole30 pasta sauce recipe that is also Paleo friendly, contains… read more

Mediterranean Slow Cooker Beef Stew

The best, simple and healthy slow cooker beef stew recipe with a global gourmet twist. Beef stew is one of the best recipes for a slow weekend dinner. But, our version makes… read more

Mediterranean roast chicken and braised potatoes recipe

One of the most delicious and simple roast chicken dinner recipes. Tender, juicy chicken and flavorful potatoes, all in our delicious Mediterranean cooking sauce, creates an easy, amazing meal that tastes like… read more

Perfect Flavorful Rice

This recipe for perfect, flavorful rice is going to knock your socks off! I was asked often by my clients how I made such perfectly fluffy, tender, flavor-packed rice, and now I’m… read more

Bowl of homemade Chile Colorado

Easy, healthy Chile Colorado recipe – Not So Basic Basics with Mesa de Vida

If you want to know how to make Chile Colorado at home, this easy and healthy recipe is for you! Chile Colorado is beef cooked in an aromatic, richly-flavored, chile-based red sauce.… read more

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Oven-Braised One-Pan Meal – Global Gourmet Not-So-Basic-Basics with Mesa de Vida

This easy technique for oven-braised one-pan meals is probably the recipe I’m most excited to share with you! I can honestly say that I make some variation on this meal at least… read more