Rachael Ray tip: make your own taco seasoning because the stuff you buy in stores is full of sodium. This is just full of flavor. Simply spices! 1 T chili powder, 1 T ground cumin, 1 T garlic powder, 1 T onion powder, 1/4–½ T crushed red pepper
Almond Meal Cookies with Coconut and Chocolate Chips Recipe by Minimalist Baker: 1 1/4 cups almond meal; 1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate (Sara used cacao nibs); 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut; 1/2 tsp baking powder; 1/4 teaspoon salt (Sara used sea salt); 1/3 cup brown sugar (Sara used muscovado); 1 egg; 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted; 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Restaurant Grade Homemade Ranch Dressing: Blend 2/3 c. buttermilk, 2/3 c. mayo, 3/4 c. sour cream, 1/2 t. onion powder, 1/2 t. garlic powder, 1/4 t. salt, 1/8 t. pepper, 1 t. dried parsley flakes, and 2 t. buttermilk ranch salad dressing mix. Chill for one hour.
How to Make Your Own Fajita Seasoning Mix: 3 T cornstarch, 2 T chili powder, 1 T salt, 1 T paprika, 1 T sugar, 2-1/2 tsp chicken bouillon, 1-1/2 tsp onion powder, ½ tsp garlic powder, ½ tsp smoked paprika, ½ tsp cumin, ⅛ tsp crushed red pepper flakes, Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional), Use three tablespoons per 1 lb of meat or veggies. Website has add'l tips.
Greek Dressing ~ So good you could drink it straight ~ 1 cup olive oil , 1 cup red wine vinegar , 2 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 2 1/2 tsp. dried oregano, 2 1/2 tsp. dried basil, 2 tsp. pepper, 2 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. onion powder, 2 tsp. Dijon-style mustard Mix together and shake well. Store at room temperature tightly covered.