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“Wow – these are powerful! Very strong tasting and spiced. Are they supposed to be so powerful?”

Mesa de Vida sauces are not salsas or finishing sauces, they are versatile COOKING sauces. They are DEFINITELY not meant to be eaten straight out of the jar. 🙂 (Just like you wouldn’t eat a whole spoonful of a spice blend.)

 

They are made with concentrated whole ground spices, vinegar and lemon/lime juices, along with all of the vegetables and herbs, and are only simmered for less than a few minutes prior to jarring up. When you cook with them the flavor mellows and balances out, making your kitchen smell amazing, and makes YOU look like a gourmet chef!

 

I always give this disclaimer: When you try the sauces raw, it’s like biting into an onion, or eating a spoonful of a whole ground spices, raw vs. cooked. The flavor completely changes when you cook them, and they are meant to season an entire meal. 

 

You can use a whole jar for a lot of flavor, or just a few spoonfuls for a milder flavor. See our How to Use page for helpful information, and of course, our recipe library for ideas! 

How do I use Mesa de Vida sauces?

There are endless ways to use our versatile cooking and all-purpose seasoning sauces! Get tips, how-to videos and recipe inspiration, here.

Why tomato paste?

There is a method to our madness! 😉 Our sauces are shelf-stable and only cooked for a short time prior to being sealed up in glass jars, ready for you to crack them open and cook your delicious, exciting, from-scratch meals with a little help from us. With this brief cooking time, and packing as much concentrated flavor into these little jars of goodness, we found that using tomato paste (made with just non-gmo tomatoes, all concentrated down to delicious goodness) offers so much more rich flavor. Not only that, the paste provides a richer texture, so we are able to use ZERO STABILIZERS in our sauces!

Where do you ship? What are the shipping policies?

We currently ship within the United States via ground shipping. Give us a mention to your local store you’d like to see Mesa de Vida sauces at!

Shipments are generally processed the day they are received and sent out via USPS, FedEx, or UPS ground shipping Monday – Friday. Please allow 1-8 business days for shipping after your order has been processed, however longer processing times may occur due to shipping issues out of of our control. Shipping is usually 2-3 days, maximum.

Should damage occur during shipping please send an email to info@mesadevida.com for a speedy response. We want to get you your replacement ASAP! You will be asked to fill out a short claim form and provide a photo of the damage.

Shipping company errors and shipping delays outside our control may potentially occur. We cannot be held responsible for any shipping delays outside of our control. Please contact us though so we can see how we can help.

 

Do your products contain any artificial ingredients?

No way, we are all natural…naturally! We believe in real food! Check out our clean ingredients here!

Are your products vegan?

Our healthy cooking sauces are vegan! No animal products are used to make our products. Check out our clean ingredients here!

Are your products Whole30 Approved and paleo-friendly?

We are thrilled to say that our healthy global gourmet cooking sauces are Whole30 Approved, as well as a fabulous flavor-packed addition to any Paleo meal!  We hope you’ll check out our clean ingredients and several Whole30 compliant and paleo friendly recipes. The only product that is not Whole30 Approved or paleo is our Caribbean cooking sauce, which contains gluten free Tamari soy sauce. We are currently developing more exciting flavors. Do you have a favorite global flavor you’d like us to make next? Take our survey and let us know.  We’ll send you a 15% off coupon code as a gift for letting us know how we can serve you better!

Are your products certified gluten free?

Our healthy cooking sauces do not contain gluten. We source fresh vegetables and the highest quality pure dried fruit, spices, vinegar and salt-free concentrated tomato paste that naturally do not contain gluten. Our sauces are produced at a large, professional commercial co-packer that also produces products for many large, brand name food businesses, and they are held to the highest standards. At this time our products are not certified gluten free as they are produced on equipment that may also process products that may contain gluten containing ingredients. The co-packing team has a strict cleaning protocol to minimize the possibility of cross-contamination, but any item produced on a shared line runs a slight risk of contamination. Customers with severe allergies should consider this individually when deciding whether to enjoy our products. We do intend to get gluten free certification as we grow our brand.

See our Terms and Conditions.

Are your products certified GMO free?

Our healthy cooking sauces do not contain GMOs. We source fresh vegetables and the highest quality pure dried fruit, spices, vinegar and salt-free concentrated tomato paste, and we insist that every supplier provides a Non-GMO statement. Our sauces are produced at a large, professional commercial co-packer that also produces products for many large, brand name food businesses, and they are held to the highest standards.  At this time our products are not certified non-GMO as they are produced on equipment that may also process products that may contain GMO ingredients. Our co-packing team has a strict cleaning protocol to minimize the possibility of cross-contamination, but any item produced on a shared line cannot be certified. We do intend to get GMO Free certification as we grow our brand.

Do your products contain nuts?

Our Caribbean sauce DOES now contain Coconut Aminos. Our other sauces do not contain nuts, but they are produced in a facility that may also process tree nuts. Our sauces are produced at a large, professional commercial co-packer that also produces products for many large, brand name food businesses, and they are held to the highest standards.  Our co-packing team has a strict cleaning protocol to minimize the possibility of cross-contamination, but any item produced on a shared line runs a slight risk of contamination. Customers with severe allergies should take this into account when deciding whether to consume our products.

See our Terms and Conditions.

I’d like to share information about Mesa de Vida products on my blog/news story. Do you provide samples?

We love to partner with friends who are wanting to share the Mesa de Vida mission and products! Please contact us and we will get back to you promptly! We also have an affiliate program for healthy lifestyle, gourmet, food and family-centered food blogs and authors. Find out more and apply to earn money while partnering with us!