Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Happy Tuesday everyone!! I'm so happy to be getting some energy back, but still not back to my old self. I haven't been posting recipes lately because I honestly haven't been cooking anything that is blogworthy. We have been having very simple meals that don't require a lot of prep or time to cook. Hamburger Helper has become a weekly staple in our house. Over the weekend, we did have grilled ribeyes to celebrate TC's birthday and we had grilled hamburgers last night, but nothing exciting that you all don't already know how to make. We've been having ALOT of red meat lately since I have been having an aversion to most chicken, although that is starting to subside, too. But tonight will be another red meat night as we had tacos for dinner.

I made the taco seasoning for on it though and I wanted to share it with you. I've told you before that I hate to make a lot of processed foods, (Let's not discuss the last few months, ok?) And this is one place where I can make my own seasoning. Not only is it non-processed, but it's also so much cheaper to make your own. What I usually do is make a big batch of it and keep it in an airtight container. Then when I need some, I just measure out 3 T. and sprinkle it over my meat. Pretty simple, right? Here's the recipe:

Source: Gimme Some Oven
Servings: 4
Points+: 0

1 tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes - I didn't use
1 tsp. flour - optional

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Makes 3 tablespoons of seasoning mix, which is equal in strength to a 1/4 ounce package of commercial seasoning mix.

What's that?! Ha! No seriously, my exercise has been completely non-existent the last couple of months, but I really hope to change that very soon. Since it's been so long, I know I need to ease back into it. I have some Walk Away the Pounds videos that I plan to do as well as a couple of pre-natal videos that I will be doing. As soon as I have something to report, you will be the first to know!

So long for today...

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