Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

Homemade taco seasoning is simple and cost effective to make and easily takes the place of store bought seasoning packets for quick meals.

Author: Wellness Mama

Ingredients
¼ cup Chili Powder
¼ cup Cumin Powder
1 tablespoon Garlic powder
1 tablespoon Onion powder
1 teaspoon Oregano leaf (or oregano leaf powder)
1 teaspoon Paprika
¼ cup Himalayan salt or Sea salt (optional)
1 teaspoon ground pepper
Instructions
Put all in jar and shake well or mix in a food processor until mixed. Store in an airtight jar for up to six months. Makes approximately 1 cup. To use: sprinkle on ground beef or chicken as you would any store bought taco seasoning. 3 tablespoons is the same as 1 packet of store bought taco seasoning. Great for lettuce tacos.

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Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

Makes about 3/4 cup
This seasoning mix is the secret behind terrific tacos, whatever the filling — ground beef, chicken, turkey or sautéed veggies. Use it in any recipe that calls for taco seasoning, like these Ground Turkey Tacos.

Ingredients
Makes about 3/4 cup
4 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon natural brown sugar
1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
2 tablespoons ground cumin
4 teaspoons sea salt , or to taste
4 teaspoons paprika
4 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes , to taste
Stir all ingredients together and store in an air-tight container until ready to use.

Nutritional Info
Amount Per Serving
Serving size About 2 teaspoons
Calories (5 from fat) 25
Total Fat 0.5g
Saturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 570mg
Carbohydrates 4g
Protein 1g

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Wellness Mama’s Vanilla Extract

How to Make Vanilla Extract

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Prep time
5 mins
Total time
5 mins

Homemade natural vanilla extract with only two ingredients is amazing and fragrant for baking, cooking or coffee.
Author: Wellness Mama
Ingredients
8 ounces of organic or non-GMO Spiced Rum, Brandy, Bourbon or Vodka
7-8 Vanilla Beans (I got mine here)
A glass jar (taller is better)
Time
Instructions
Slice vanilla beans in half lengthwise to reveal inside of beans. Cut if needed to make them fit into your jar.
Place in glass jar.
Pour alcohol over the beans.
Cap tightly and shake gently.
Store in a cool, dark place for at least a month, shaking occasionally. I prefer to leave 2-3 months for best flavor. I also just use straight from the jar and replenish the alcohol as I go.
Notes
Note: If you need a sweeter vanilla extract for a recipe, just add a little raw honey or maple syrup for a corn-syrup and refined sugar free option.