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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Next week marks one year since Jared’s diagnosis of celiac disease and just a couple of days ago I took Raeca to be tested for the same thing, hopefully we will get her results sometime this week.

As a result of Jared’s diagnosis we’ve been reading labels much closer in the last year. And the more I’ve been reading packaging labels the more I’ve started to make homemade versions of many different staples, one of which has been taco seasoning. It’s one of those things that is so easy to make yourself, I always have all the different spices on hand for other recipes anyway, so it’s just a matter of throwing them all together.

While I really am praying for Raeca’s sake that she doesn’t have celiac disease I’m pretty sure she at least has a sensitivity. It makes me glad that she’s been exposed to a lot of gluten free versions of normal gluteny things like pasta and bread (and actually likes them) which would make the transition a lot easier. Another thing I am trying to do is to get her more involved in the kitchen, baking and cooking and helping in any way since I know that children are much more willing to try food if they have helped to make it. I’d really like to buy her a pair of these since the part she really wants to help with is all the cutting and dicing but I can’t seem to find them in Canada.

Do you have children with allergies or sensitivities?
Any tips on how to get children to eat a little more adventurously?
What are your favorite staples to make at home?

Homemade Taco Seasoning

  • 4 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 4 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  1. Mix the spices in a bowl and store in an airtight container.

  2. Use 2-3 tbsp per pound of meat.

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