I haven't updated this in awhile. This was tonight's dinner.
1.1 lbs of sole, pico de gallo, basmati rice, cheddar and corn tortillas. Before anyone flips, they are certified organic non-GMO verified corn tortillas traditionally prepared (treated with lime). Nixtamalized non-GMO organic maize - as traditionally prepared by ancient societies - has been proven to be extremely low toxin and the phytate is removed so the nutrition is bioavailable. It's clean - superior to rice IMO. Robb Wolf eats it on occasion as a treat, so I bought myself 2 12 packs for a treat this week.
And yes, they were spectacular. These corn tortillas are the best I've ever had. Better than any other corn tortilla and light years ahead of a tasteless flour tortilla. These are Whole Foods brand - 12 for $1.49. What a bargain. Excellent, highly recommended if you're going to do it.
Whole Foods, y u no by me?! *shakes fist*
Trader Joe's has them for $1.49 a pack as well if you have one nearby. The Whole Foods ones taste better to me though and they are certified organic. TJ's are not. Whole Foods are also yellow corn, TJ's is white. I prefer yellow for taste the texture.
[QUOTE=ChocoTaco369;1065656]Trader Joe's has them for $1.49 a pack as well if you have one nearby. The Whole Foods ones taste better to me though and they are certified organic. TJ's are not. Whole Foods are also yellow corn, TJ's is white. I prefer yellow for taste the texture.[/QUOTE]
I live in the netherlands and I'm not sure if we have them, but man tortillas are really one of the few things I miss
I've always been very interested in non-gmo corn/maize. Being part native American, I know my ancestors relied on it and squash. They thrived with very little ailments well into old age.
[QUOTE=Gadsie;1065674]I live in the netherlands and I'm not sure if we have them, but man tortillas are really one of the few things I miss[/QUOTE]
They are very, very easy to make. All you need is masa harina and water. Nothing else. Roll them into balls, roll them out with a rolling pin and cook them in a cast iron pan.
Or get a tortilla press and make in seconds.
[url=http://www.amazon.com/Norpro-Cast-Aluminum-Tortilla-Press/dp/B00004UE8E/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1358539032&sr=8-2&keywords=tortilla+press]Amazon.com: Norpro Cast Aluminum Tortilla Press: Kitchen & Dining[/url]
They are dirt cheap. Just make sure you buy "masa harina." It should have a note on it that says "treated with lime." Do not buy untreated corn flour. As long as it's been nixtamalized, it's safe to eat.
ChocoTaco, I am in love with your food. I am new to Primal and this thread gives me hope for my future, with pizza. Thank you so much for sharing. I hope I can duplicate your efforts.
I have a tortilla press. I bought it with the intention of making them but have been chicken. I've never used corn, ever! But it's one of the better grains if properly nixatymilized.
since you guys have tortilla presses, I'm curious if you can make a decent tortilla with 100% tapioca flour. the ones I've tried making in a frying pan come out gummy in the center.
[QUOTE=Chaohinon;1066214]since you guys have tortilla presses, I'm curious if you can make a decent tortilla with 100% tapioca flour. the ones I've tried making in a frying pan come out gummy in the center.[/QUOTE]
The issue that you may have with tapioca flour is it is a very find grind, similar to corn starch. They sub absolutely perfectly. Have you ever used masa harina? It's closer to all purpose wheat flour in texture. White rice flour may be better for you, or some mix of white rice flour and tapioca starch until you achieve the proper consistency.
However, I see no reason to avoid properly nixtamalized masa harina, assuming it's non-GMO. It's actually reasonably rich in nutrition versus many grains. As far as grains go, it seems to me that corn is the most food-like since you can actually pick it right off the plant and eat it, almost like a fruit.
[url=http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/cereal-grains-and-pasta/5690/2]Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Corn flour, masa, enriched, white[/url]
All things considered, this isn't horrible.
[url=http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/cereal-grains-and-pasta/5719/2]Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Rice, white, short-grain, raw[/url]
It clearly beats rice handily, and rice is acceptable to many of us. Masa is just as low toxin and seems to be more nutrient dense. Robb Wolf eats it as one of his favorite treats. I don't see the harm in making it a special treat. As long as it doesn't become a staple, you should be fine :)