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  • Beef Picadillo de Chayote- Costa Rica

    This recipe is a very popular recipe in the Central Valley of Costa Rica as part of a casado. If you visit small restaurants or roadside buffets (called sodas in Costa…

  • Grilled Tandoori Chicken Kabob Recipe

    This post has been compensated by Inmar Intelligence and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyMazolaMarinade  This easy grilled Tandoori chicken recipe combines a marinade of greek yogurt, lemon juice…

  • Costa Rican Shredded Beef Recipe

    This shredded beef (carne mechada) is generally prepared in a pressure cooker, although I will include slow cooker instructions here too. This recipe is a staple in Costa Rica because it…

  • Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

    Over the years I have made this dish countless times, tinkering with it each time to make it more delicious. I would say now- it's my signature dish. I love the…

  • costa rican salad with lime, chicharron, chimichurri sauce and yuca

    Costa Rican Vigorón Recipe

    Like many popular Costa Rican dishes, the Costa Rican vigorón is an easy to prepare mix of several popular Costa Rican recipes combined to make a unique dish. Made from chicharrones…

  • costa rican taco bowl chifrijo with chimichurri sauce

    Costa Rican Chifrijo Recipe

    The Costa Rican chifrijo, much like its name, is a mix of several Costa Rican recipes, and it's a beloved dish throughout the country. The word chi-frijo is a combination of…

  • 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!

    Traditional Costa Rican Gallo Pinto Recipe

    Lovingly called "pinto" for short, you can also find this dish on lunch and dinner menus alongside freshly braised meat. Sometimes we substitute gallo pinto for rice and beans in a…

  • mexican shredded pork with tortillas, lime, onion and cilantro garnish

    Baked Carnitas Recipe – Carnitas Tacos

    About 10 years ago I spent part of the summer at Trinity University in San Antonio, grading Advanced Placement Spanish Language Exams.  I left the area and left with a serious…

  • how bowl of chili- chicken, sour cream, lime and great northern beans

    Skinny White Chicken Chili Recipe

    I have been making this white chili recipe for years. I grew up eating a red chili that my mom would make in the winter. Delish, but I actually prefer a…

  • 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 Costa Rican white rice and Salsa Lizano, you can find…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Torchy's Tacos Copycat Migas Recipe

    Torchy’s Copycat Migas Tacos

    Haven’t experienced a Migas Taco for yourself yet? Our Torchy’s Copycat recipe is sure to be a new household staple! I love Torchy’s Tacos. Let’s just make that clear. Since they…

  • chicken garbanzo soup

    Instant Pot Chicken Garbanzo Soup

    You all might have guessed that I’m obsessed with Costa Rican-style chicken garbanzo soup, which we serve with Costa Rican white rice. I have a stovetop recipe  and a 10 minute…

  • Slow Cooker Chicken Garbanzo Soup Recipe

    I’m excited to share this super easy slow cooker chicken garbanzo soup recipe- served with Costa Rican white rice of course! This is a twist on one of our favorite family…

  • Costa Rican Pancakes Recipe (Arepas)

    I think every ex pat goes through waves of homesickness- and it can be weird the things we miss about home. When I lived in San Ramon, Costa Rica, I would…

  • Vegan Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

    You have most likely read a bit about my journey to changing my diet to eating mostly plant-based foods as part of my 100 Somethings 2017 Challenge. (If you aren’t caught…

  • Easy Turkey Chili Recipe

    It’s time to let the secret out- I’ve never cooked a turkey. Not for Thanksgiving, not for Christmas, not just because- never.  Join us at  Casa Pura Vida on our turkey…