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  • 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…

  • Celebrate the solar eclipse with these adorable sugar cookies- easy recipe and instructions

    Solar Eclipse Cookies Recipe

    We are SO EXCITED for the total eclipse coming up. We have talked about it, watched a trillion videos, and of course purchased our eclipse glasses. The only thing left is…

  • This Instant Pot Sausage and White Bean soup is an easy family soup recipe! Slow Cooker Sausage and White Bean Soup instructions included!

    Instant Pot Sausage and White Bean Soup Recipe

    It’s no secret that I love to eat soups year round! This Instant Pot Sausage and White Bean Soup is one of our family favorites! I love to create soup combinations…

  • This simple rum punch recipe will have you dreaming of the sunny tropics- recipe for both single serve and pitcher included! #rum #cocktialrecipe #bacardi #springbreak #rumpunch #cocktail #easycocktialrecipe

    Tropical Rum Punch Recipe

    There is almost nothing I love more than delicious summer cocktails under the sun. Especially if the beach is involved. Ever since we returned from our Mexico beach vacation, I've had…

  • creamy italian salad dressing recipe

    Creamy Italian Salad Dressing Recipe

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BaronessPatches #CollectiveBias We all have motherhood survival stories- I haven’t met a mom who…

  • a simple blender recipe for mexican creamy green salsa

    Creamy Mexican Green Salsa Recipe

    I have a serious thing for salsas- I love to our them on almost any kind of food, sip chips and veggies in them- and sometimes even just eat them with…

  • chicken garbanzo soup

    Instant Pot Chicken Garbanzo Soup

    You all might have guessed that I’m obsessed with Costa Rican-style chicken garbanzo soup. (I have a stovetop recipe  and a 10 minute slow cooker version). I honestly have to say…

  • Slow Cooker Chicken Garbanzo Soup Recipe

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CampbellsShortcutMeals  #CollectiveBias Back to school is upon us, and I’m thinking about easy, healthy…

  • chicken tikka masala recipe that will make your mouth water

    Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

    When I was in college at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, my roommate and I fell in love with Indian food. We would save our money and walk the almost…

  • Fanta Snow Cone Recipe- Costa Rica

    This Fanta® Snow Cone Recipe shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #RefrescaTuSummer #CollectiveBias When summer rolls around Casa Pura Vida we…

  • 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…

  • Honey Carrot Recipe

    Eating our veggies is super important- and it can get hard to get our kids to buy in to the idea. I generally serve one or two vegetable sides with our…

  • Salted Caramel Bars Recipe

    It’s no secret that I love all things caramel. Especially salted caramel. So when a few years ago, one of my teaching partners gave me a huge piece of these salted…

  • Vegan Brussels Sprout Salad Recipe

    If you’ve been following along with our 100 Somethings Vegan Challenge– you know that I haven’t always loved vegetables. After Big Sister was born, our new parents group got together for…

  • 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…

  • Beginner Vegan Green Juice Recipe

    As part of my 100 Somethings 2017 Challenge, I am committing to 100 days of eating a vegan diet until dinner. You can read all about why and how I decided…

  • Savory Rosca de reyes bread

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LiveForFlavor #VivaLaMorena #AddFlavor #CollectiveBias This year at Casa Pura Vida, we decided to change…

  • Torchy's Copycat Queso Dip

    Copy Cat Recipe- Torchy’s Tacos Queso Dip

    People, there is absolutely nothing that I love more than a delicious dip. Especially when I can accompany it with a nice, cold beer.  And lots of good friends. And preferably…

  • Costa Rican Tres Leches Recipe

    When I was living in San Ramon, Costa Rica, I discovered the Costa Rican Tres Leches cake. I would (more often than I should have) stop by the Musmanni bakery on…

  • 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…

  • Pumpkin Noosa Cupcakes – Dia de los muertos

    Día de los muertos is a religious holiday celebrated throughout Latin America- not every country, and not in every home, but it is a popular holiday. Growing up Catholic, it was…

  • Costa Rican White Rice Recipe

    White rice is to Costa Rican cuisine what salt is to ocean water- essential. I didn’t grow up eating rice, but I definitely learned to do so not long after moving…

  • Costa Rican Style Taco Recipe/Receta Taco Tico

    Tacos are a super controversial food! From the American-style “taco” with ground beef and taco seasoning, to Native American tacos, to the myriad of authentic Mexican tacos found in all regions…

  • Wheat Thins Nachos

    At Casa Pura Vida, we are always excited to tune in to the big game- and we love to celebrate our Costa Rican-American heritage through tasty game day food. We are…

  • Blood Orange Italian Soda Recipe

    I drink water like crazy – there are over ten water bottles in the refrigerator, and it’s not uncommon for me to drink a gallon of water before breakfast. I’ve always…