Homemade Spice Gift
I love Christmas. I always have. When I was in high school you could find me gallivanting around the woods in North Central Wisconsin in my snowshoes and a headset playing Harry Connick Jr. Christmas music… no lie… I am a dork. But anyway, even when I was a poor college student I would make homemade food gifts for my friends, aunts and uncles. It was usually my caramel apple pie (not healthified!). It would be unbaked and frozen with a label on it on how to bake it (temperature and time amounts), so they could enjoy a fresh baked pie whenever they desired.
I still love to give food gifts but I just make healthified gifts now. This year I am making gift baskets for my loved ones filled with a bag of Swerve, Chocolates from ChocoPerfection, Primal Kitchen Greek Salad Dressing as well as my Homemade Taco Seasoning.
The reason I love to give this Taco Seasoning Spice mix is that it also helps educate people. I had a family member tell me that they were not feeling well for quite some time so they decided to cut out all gluten but it didn’t help. I asked him if he cut out smoked meats, beef jerky, spice mixes, and a few other things, all which contain gluten. Once he followed the rules on my Hidden Gluten plan he finally felt amazing.
- 1½ cups chili powder
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons onion powder
- 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 4 tablespoons paprika
- ¾ cup ground cumin
- 8 tablespoons Celtic sea salt
- 8 tablespoons fresh ground black pepper
- Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and combine until well mixed. Place into jars and tie with a bow!
TESTIMONY OF THE DAY
30 Day Accelerated Testimony: “Hi Maria! I wanted to let you know that yesterday was my 30 day mark on your plan. I lost 15 pounds!!! I am in full ketosis (per blood test)! I have also been intermittent fasting without even trying to — I’m just not hungry.
This is a first for me — to “not” be hungry. On every fad diet I’ve been on, I’ve always been “hangry” and never stuck with it. Your keto plan keeps me full and happy. I am thrilled! I am down one full pant size and am wearing shirts I haven’t worn in a very long time because they were too tight. I am going into another 30 day round with some huge obstacles coming up that I plan to continue keto-ing through — two family vacations in four weeks! Fingers crossed I can stay strong! Thank you!!!!!” – Amara