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  • 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…

  • 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…