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  • This delicious sweet Italian sausage and white bean soup recipe has a rich flavor thanks to the addition of tomatoes and fresh spinach added at the very end. The perfect fall recipe, it can be made stovetop, slow cooker, pressure cooker or Instant Pot!

    Sweet Italian Sausage and White Bean Soup Recipe

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SealToSavor #CollectiveBias This delicious sweet Italian sausage and white bean soup recipe has a…

  • This traditional Costa Rican black bean soup recipe is a delicious, healthy, and simple vegetarian meal that everyone loves!  Served with white rice and Salsa Lizano, you can find this dish on most Costa Rican restaurant menus as well.

    Traditional Costa Rican Black Bean Soup Recipe

    This traditional Costa Rican black bean soup recipe is a delicious, healthy, and simple vegetarian meal that everyone loves!  Served with white rice and Salsa Lizano, you can find this dish…

  • If you've ever been to Costa Rica, then you have seen the Salsa Lizano bottles everywhere. They are on every restaurant table, in every souvenir store, every house, and every grocery store. It's a product uniquely Costa Rican- and Costa Rican cuisine wouldn't be the same without it.

    What Is Salsa Lizano From Costa Rica

    If you’ve ever been to Costa Rica, then you have seen the Salsa Lizano bottles everywhere. They are on every restaurant table, in every souvenir store, every house, and every grocery…

  • Costa Rican gallo pinto- the national dish and arguably the most memorable part of any Costa Rican vacation. Recreate the traditional Costa Rican gallo pinto recipe at home for the perfect breakfast or vegetarian side for any meal!

    Costa Rican Gallo Pinto Recipe

    Costa Rican gallo pinto- the national dish and arguably the most memorable part of any Costa Rican vacation. Recreate the traditional Costa Rican gallo pinto recipe at home for the perfect…

  • This vegetarian soup made in the Instant Pot combines a hint of Chipotle spice and creamy Mexican flavors with fresh butternut squash for a delicious soup. Perfect to make ahead for weekday lunches or for a warm soup dish on a chilly Fall night- this recipe will become a vegetarian staple in your house!

    Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup

    This butternut squash soup is a vegetarian soup in the Instant Pot- a hint of Chipotle spice and creamy Mexican flavors with fresh butternut squash for a delicious soup. Perfect to…

  • These slow cooker habañero wings are the perfect combination of sweet and spicy- and the best make ahead game day recipe!

    Spicy Sweet Slow Cooker Habañero Wings Recipe

    These slow cooker habañero wings are the perfect combination of sweet and spicy- and the best make ahead game day recipe! Football season is BAAAACK! And in Colorado, that means Denver…

  • This low calorie Costa Rican shrimp ceviche is the perfect appetizer or meal for meatless Monday! A typical Costa Rican cuisine recipe found on almost any menu and easily prepared at home!

    Fresh and healthy Costa Rican Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

    This low-calorie Costa Rican shrimp ceviche is the perfect appetizer or meal for meatless Monday! A typical Costa Rican cuisine recipe found on almost any menu and easily prepared at home!…

  • This delicious Asian inspired cabbage salad is so fresh and healthy! Cabbage, apples, green onions, romaine lettuce, carrots, slivered almonds and grilled chicken topped with the most delicious and healthy spicy Thai peanut dressing. It's the easiest healthy recipe for make ahead, dinner, or lunch on the go!

    Healthy Spicy Thai Peanut Salad Dressing Recipe

    This delicious Asian inspired cabbage salad is so fresh and healthy! Cabbage, apples, green onions, romaine lettuce, carrots, slivered almonds and grilled chicken topped with the most delicious and healthy spicy…

  • These sugar free crispy asian Brussels sprouts are a super healthy option for those wanting a sweet and spicy sauce that tastes like it has a million calories- and really only has a few. With one secret ingredient, you will swear these sugar free crispy Asian Brussels sprouts are fried- they don't taste skinny at all!

    Sugar Free Crispy Asian Brussels Sprouts Recipe

    These sugar free crispy asian Brussels sprouts are a super healthy option for those wanting a sweet and spicy sauce that tastes like it has a million calories- and really only…

  • Anytime is a great time for paletas- popsicles! This guava ginger paleta recipe is super easy, not overly sweet, and perfectly refreshing for kids and adults alike!

    Easy and Delicious Guava Ginger Paleta Recipe

    Anytime is a great time for paletas- popsicles! This guava ginger paleta recipe is super easy, not overly sweet, and perfectly refreshing for kids and adults alike! What Is A Paleta?…

  • This traditional Costa Rican black bean dip recipe is the perfect party food. Vegetarian, vegan and perfect for dipping plantain chips, tortilla chips, or making seven layer dip, you will love how easy this black bean dip recipe is to make!

    Easy Costa Rican Black Bean Dip Recipe

    Every four years we gear up to celebrate the biggest soccer tournament in the world- and we are so excited to cheer on Costa Rica this year! We take game time…

  • Queso fundido- a Mexican term for melted cheese in a skillet, is a warm, gooey and delicious appetizer. This easy baked vegetarian queso fundido will be sure to please a crowd!

    Easy Baked Vegetarian Queso Fundido

    It's our absolute favorite time of the year here at Casa Pura Vida- time for the FIFA World Cup to begin! As bilingual parents and a Costa Rican-American family, we are…

  • Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

    Easy Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

    Spring has sprung here at Casa Pura Vida- we are thoroughly enjoying the warmer weather and hints of the summer that is to come.  Still- the evenings are too chilly to…

  • Crockpot Hot Chocolate Recipe

    Easy Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate Recipe

    This super creamy and chocolatey crockpot hot chocolate recipe is so easy that you’ll make it for every winter party! Perfect for cold winter days, movie nights and class parties because…

  • The Radium Girls Radioactive Cocktail Recipe

    Radium Girls Cocktail Recipe

    This simple and delicious Radium Girls cocktail inspired by the novel The Radium Girls by Kate Moore is sure to make any book club a lot more fun- it’s electric green…

  • Girl Scout Cookie Milkshake Recipe

    Tagalong Girl Scout Cookie Milkshake Recipe

    This Girl Scout Cookie Milkshake is the perfect place to dunk a Tagalong cookie. An easy dessert recipe that whole family will enjoy as a special treat, the Girl Scout Cookie…

  • These delicious meatless dinner recipes will get your family through the vegetarian pre-Easter Lenten Season with almost no complaints! #lent #vegetarian #vegetarianrecipes #easter #lentrecipes #dinnerrecipes #dinner #dinnertonight

    11 Lent Dinner Recipes

    I generally have a hard time thinking of a good family dinner recipe for Friday nights. It's the end of the week, everyone is tired, and I usually don't feel like…

  • Seared Scallops Roasted Vegetables Recipe

    Pan Seared Scallops With Roasted Vegetables Recipe

    This pan seared scallops with roasted vegetables dish is the perfect way to celebrate at home while feeling like you are eating food from a restaurant.  A perfect Valentine’s Day meal…

  • Balsamic Glaze Recipe

    Easy Balsamic Glaze Recipe

    This easy balsamic glaze recipe is super simple and a great way to add some pizazz to a dish, especially on pork tenderloin or scallops. Restaurant quality taste in less than…

  • Receta tica Tamal de masa Costa Rica

    Receta tica – Tamal de masa de Costa Rica

    Ya iniciamos la Semana Santa, el cual significa la preparación de comidas especiales para conmemorar la muerte y la resurrección de Cristo.  En Costa Rica tenemos la tradición de hornear un…

  • Chile del Arbol Salsa Recipe

    Chile del Arbol Salsa Recipe

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FronteraExperience #CollectiveBias Looking for the perfect salsa for taco night? This chile del arbol…

  • Chile Rellenos Game Day Appetizer

    Game Day Chile Rellenos Recipe

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MakeGameTimeSaucy #CollectiveBias It’s Fall in Colorado- and that means eating all kinds of green…

  • Mango Habanero Chicken Wing Recipe

    Mango Habanero Chicken Wings Recipe

    These delicious mango habanero chicken wings are sure to please a crowd! A lot of people say that summer is the perfect grilling season- but I firmly disagree. For me- fall…

  • Mango Chia Overnight Oats Recipe

    Mango Chia Seed Overnight Oats Recipe

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SameSilkySmoothTaste #CollectiveBias Celebrate all things dairy-free with this simple and delicious vegan Mango Chia…

  • Disney Pixar’s Coco Krispy Treats Recipe

    We are celebrating the latest Disney Pixar movie Coco with our delicious- and fun- Coco Krispy Treats! The Mexican holiday Day of the Dead is fast approaching- and close on it’s…

  • Avocado Toast With Salsa

    Chimichurri and Avocado Toast Recipe

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #VidaAguacate #ToastYourHeritage #CollectiveBias One of the most timeless breakfast dishes throughout Latin America and…