Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Homemade Taco Seasoning

For years I relied upon the store-bought packets of taco seasoning because I just didn't know there was such an easy alternative. The store-bought ones are laden with excess sodium, anti-caking agents and preservatives, none of which I'm terribly interested in ingesting.

So here is my ridiculously simple alternative:

Combine equal parts (half a teaspoon for a single serving) of the following:

Oregano
Paprika
Red Chili Powder
Cumin
Salt

That's it!

I make a large batch (a half cup of each ingredient) at a time and store what I don't use in a repurposed glass jar in the cupboard. It keeps forever, and I always have taco seasoning ready to go when I need it. 
(We eat tacos without shells- we use napa cabbage leaves instead.)


Don't you just love easy, healthful alternatives to prepackaged food?

7 comments:

  1. Thank you!!! This is wonderful.

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    1. You're so welcome! Let me know how you like it!

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  2. Yum. I am so going to make this. Maybe will add it to some chicken quesadillas this weekend.

    I had to haul out Ye Olde Donvier Ice Cream Maker over the weekend since Shaw's no longer carries the one brand of ice cream with basic non chemicalized ingredients I was interested in purchasing and we'd eaten the last of the stockpile. After a decade in my parents basement; the Donvier works as well as it ever did. After I figured out how to assemble it, of course.

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    1. Oh! An ice cream maker! Don't you get so frustrated when a big store stops carrying the all natural stuff? It seems so defeating. Glad you have an "out"- let me know how it goes- are you trying different flavors?

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    2. We made strawberry this past weekend; because I hadn't read the recipe book completely and the only base that didn't require cooking and overnight refrigeration was a vanilla base. I left out the eggs in the recipe because I wasn't quite brave enough to go with uncooked eggs in the ice cream. Hoping to try chocolate this weekend; and coffee is Jupiter's favorite so I know that's on the list too.

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  3. I found your blog tonight through Pinterest and I love it. I have pinned a few ideas and look forward to catching up on all of your posts, as you can see I started way back!

    I hope it is ok to pin all of your ideas! It is a great way to organise them and share your lovely blog! I have lots of mama friend who would enjoy your posts. Please let me know if you would prefer that I didn't use Pinterest xx

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