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Homemade Spice Gift

Homemade Spice Gift

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 my favorite keto traveling snacks like Mission Meats beef sticks, pili nuts, KETO Chocolates from ChocoPerfection, BeautyCounter Bath and Body gifts,  Pique Tea 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.

Homemade Spice Gift

Maria Emmerich


  • 1 1/2 cups chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 4 tablespoons paprika
  • 3/4 cup ground cumin
  • 8 tablespoons Redmond Real 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!

Most Taco Seasonings have sugar, yes, even Trader Joe’s Taco Seasoning has sugar. So if you want that traditional taco seasoning flavor, I suggest adding Swerve confectioners.

OR Click HERE to get your keto friend a box of Maria’s Keto Kitchen Spices! It is the gift that keeps on giving!


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

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Homemade Spice Gift

Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Cindy says:

    Hi Maria…I love this idea for gifts and I had been looking for a recipe that was ok for me too. What size and kind of jars did you use for your gifts? Thank you.

  • nicole says:

    I’ve always been told that losing more than 2 pounds per week is not healthy.
    Will you please explain if this greater weight loss is healthy in the keto diet?

  • Sara Young says:

    I bought your Quick and Easy Keto Cooking and I love it! However I am struggling with the vanilla fat bombs. The first two times, they were perfect and broke up nice and crispy, popping right out of the pan. The last two times I’ve made them, the wouldn’t budge out of the pan. I ended up soaking the pan and throwing them out. Any insight?

  • Molly Cesario says:

    This is such a great read! Thanks for the ideas!!

  • Brenda Sitter says:

    Would it be ok to use Private Selection Spanish Smoked Paprika? Ingredients: Spanish smoked paprika, silicon dioxide (to prevent caking) is all that is listed. Private Selection is Kroger’s brand. Thanks for all your insight to living gluten free!

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