Tortillas From Scratch
If you’ve never made tortillas at home, I highly recommend giving it a go! They are so uncomplicated and there’s something so satisfying about slinging out little doughy pillows of heaven from simple ingredients in your own kitchen. Not only does it make taco night more sustainable, but it also keeps preservatives and chemical additives usually found in store-bought versions, out of your body.
On an energetic level, when we eat, we take on a little bit of the vibrational energy within the foods we consume. When choosing between something freshly made with our own hands, in our own kitchen from wholesome ingredients, or something that’s been mass-produced in a factory sitting on a shelf for who knows how long, which one, energetically, do you think will make you feel better?
The connection between food and how we feel runs deeper than nutrition alone. Making intuitive choices regarding our health, starts with nutrition, but we should also be mindful about where our food comes from, how it’s harvested and what it’s doing to the planet before it gets to our plate. All of these factors contribute to the energy stored in our food, and ultimately the energy that’s transferred to our bodies.
Plus, these babies are pretty delicious and can make for a fun date-night in.
2 Cups Flour (I like Bob's Red Mill)
2 Tsp Sea Salt
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
1/4 Vegetable Shortening ( I like spectrum organic)
1/2 Cup Warm Water
Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Once thoroughly mixed, mix shortening in small increments into flour mixture until all shortening is used and texture is grainy and crumbly.
Slowly stir in water with flour mixture. Mix until doughy (shouldn't be too sticky) Flour a cutting board and divide dough into 6-8 equal sized pieces (depending on how large you want your tortillas) Roll each portion into a ball and let sit for 10-15 minutes.
Once set, roll each ball out with a rolling pin on a floured surface to desired size and thickness (I recommend very very thin). Transfer tortilla to a heated skillet with no oil or grease and heat for about 45-60 seconds on each side.
Cover cooked tortillas with a towel to keep warm and soft.