Wednesday Real Food Recipe – Whole Wheat Tortillas, 2 Ways

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In our quest to transition to Real Food, one thing that has been hard for us is finding a tortilla recipe that we like. I’ve tried quite a few, and they always seem to be just not quite right. We do sometimes cave and pick up a package of the premade tortillas, but I have yet to find some with an ingredient list that doesn’t make me cringe.

Thankfully I now have not one, but two different tortilla recipes in my arsenal. These two are both great in different ways, and I couldn’t decide which one to share with you, so today you get both! The wonderful thing they both have in common is that they are simple to make, and both freeze really well, so you can make a whole bunch in one shot and have an easy meal later on.

Also, while you don’t need any special tools to make tortillas at home, it sure helps to have a good tortilla press (I like this one) and a tortilla pan (this one is my favorite, and I use it for tons of other things, too, like crepes, pancakes, Toad in a Hole, and on and on).

The first recipe is from the site Weed’em and Reap. If you haven’t met DaNelle yet, you simply must! She is super funny, and she really knows her stuff when it comes to Real Food. I tried her recipe for soaked tortillas (located here) and was so pleased! They are made with whole wheat flour, and yet come out super fluffy and delicious. Even Marquis gave the thumbs up, and when it comes to him and homemade tortillas, that’s huge! The bad stuff is that you have to start the recipe 12-24 hours before you want to eat them, so you have to plan ahead. The recipe also only makes 8 (really big) tortillas, but you can easily double or triple the recipe to make more. Yum, yum, yum!

Sometimes, though, I find myself staring in the pantry wondering what in the world I’m going to feed the growling beasts, er, ahem…. I mean my husband and children. If I have a little leftover meat from something in the fridge, I will sometimes whip up these much faster tortillas from 100 Days of Real Food and make tacos or a wrap. Lisa is pretty much the queen of unprocessed food, and I use her recipes all the time! Her tortilla recipe is here. They aren’t quite as fluffy as the ones from Weed’em and Reap and you have to make sure not to overcook them or they get hard and crunchy, but they taste great and start to finish take only about an hour. Easy peasy! It doesn’t get better than that.

Are you a tortilla fan? What’s your favorite thing to wrap in them?


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