Hello Paleo Peeps! It’s the first day of fall, and it’s still 90 degrees outside… what gives? We’ve got football, pumpkin spice, apples, and Christmas stuff hitting the stores already…and the weather is just not cooperating. Hopefully all that rain their forecasting for this weekend will finally bring that first cool front through, because I’ve got some cute new boots that I’m dying to wear.
Anywho, this past weekend, I decided to make yet another try at Paleo tortillas to go with some marinated skirt steak and nopales (cactus) that E.J. was jonesing for. Every prior attempt at tortillas has been highly disappointing – too crumbly, messy, or pancaky – and I just need a go-to option here. Finally, I think I have it, and it’s simpler than I thought. Enter Paleo Tortilla recipe from Paleo Porn. Ok, first, is that not the greatest website name, or what? Second, these tortillas were the bomb. They were chewy and bendy, yet strong enough to wrap around a hunk of meat, veggies and sauce, and still hold for a burrito-like bite. Obviously with the copious amounts of tapioca flour, they can’t be a regular thing, but for the occasional Mexican food fix, they’re perfect. I used the cast iron skillet as recommended and was rewarded with perfectly sized and flippable portions.
Some other successes for the week included Salisbury Steak and this amazing Cinnamon Butternut Squash and Plantain with Apples. My grocery store didn’t have green plantains, so I left them out, but there’s something about cinnamon apples & anything that just gives me the warm-fuzzies of fall… even when someone forgot to tell mother nature what season it is.