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Magic Taco Seasoning

OK so it's not really magic, but it feels like it for how quickly it allows me to whip up a flavorful dinner with plenty of leftovers for lunch. This is how the recipe started, but to be honest now I just eyeball it.

✔1 TBSP Chili Powder ✔1/2 TBSP Paprika ✔1/4 tsp Onion Powder ✔1/4 tsp Garlic Powder ✔1/4 tsp Oregano ✔1/2 tsp Cumin ✔1 tsp Salt ✔1 tsp Black Pepper ✔Ground Cayenne Pepper to taste

This mixture is good for one pound of your meat of choice {we use ground turkey most often} or meat substitute.  The best part is that you can do practically ANYTHING with this and there are almost always leftovers in our house especially when I add black beans for more volume.

ground turkey

Here's a sneak peak at one of my favorite meals made with this seasoning.

Stuffed Sweet Potato 

  1. Bake medium sweet potato at 400 degrees until soft (approx. 1 hour)
  2. Brown ground turkey, drain, add seasoning and water, let sit and thicken on low
  3. Stuff your sweet potato with turkey and desired toppings (my favorites are lettuce, salsa, plan greek yogurt, shredded cheese, and avocado)


Stuffed Sweet Potato


That's it!  Three steps to a delicious, healthy dinner

If the rest of your family isn't interested in a stuffed sweet potato, then grab a whole grain wrap and make them soft tacos!  The hard work is already done.

Have you ever had something like this?  Tell me about your favorite toppings and don't forget to check out my Facebook page this week to see how I use the leftovers.





Hot Potato Soup

It's the last week of October and still in the 70s! Even though this is one reason why I love Richmond, the warm weather has been messing with my fall favorites in the food and clothing departments.

But I couldn't wait to make some cold weather favorites anymore so yesterday I decided to cook up a batch of my mother-in-law's Hot Potato Soup. Well... this recipe was adapted from my mother-in-law's recipe in all its southern comfort cooking glory.

✔1 lb Ground Turkey soup ingredients ✔15 oz Cannelloni Beans (drained and rinsed) ✔1 Small Onion ✔4 c Potato ✔24 oz Tomato Sauce ✔4 c Water ✔ Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Chili Powder, Cayenne Pepper

Brown the ground turkey. Chop the onion. Dice the potatoes. Combine all ingredients. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, cayenne pepper to taste and if that's not enough heat for your taste buds load up on some sriracha. ???

Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for approx. 5 hours or until potatoes are soft.

I used russet potatoes because I had a bunch in the house that were about to go bad, but if you wanted to make this dish even healthier you could replace them with sweet potatoes.

soup bowl

What's your favorite fall recipe? Have you made it yet this year?

P.S. did you realize Thanksgiving is ONE MONTH AWAY?!