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    Is there a Paleo "tortilla"?

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    One of the biggest obstacles for me to go primal was the idea of giving up Mexican food. I LOVE Mexican food! The idea of never having a burrito or taco again makes me sad. Is there a way to make a corn tortilla equivalent with acceptable ingredients? Almond flour? Coconut flour? Or??? I'm new to eating this way so I haven't tried making any flour-like foods with primal ingredients.

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    Replacement food doesn't really work very well for me. I think it's because nothing really compares to the real thing. It's nice to have a "food holder" that works like a tortilla, though. A couple of things I have used in the past are romaine lettuce leaves or spring roll rice paper. When I've used the spring roll rice paper, I fill them with whatever filling I'm using, roll them up burrito style, spritz with a little fat of some kind and pop them under the broiler to crisp them up a little. Lettuce leaves we just fill and eat.

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    try a lettuce leaf, that works great.

    otherwise, just get an organic sprouted corn tortilla--that shit's good and it won't kill ya
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnivara View Post
    One of the biggest obstacles for me to go primal was the idea of giving up Mexican food. I LOVE Mexican food! The idea of never having a burrito or taco again makes me sad. Is there a way to make a corn tortilla equivalent with acceptable ingredients? Almond flour? Coconut flour? Or??? I'm new to eating this way so I haven't tried making any flour-like foods with primal ingredients.
    Tapioca starch / flour (called both, former usually cheaper) mixed w/ eggs and water cooked on one of those old-fashioned crepe appliances that look like inverted bowl. Don't have ratios as they were given to me, but freeze well and work like thin flour tortillas with little flavor--but could be flavored w/ cumin, etc. I should think. . .

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    i feel your pain. I loved eating my cheesy corn tortilla snack. But i just don't eat it anymore. It's a lifestyle change. Just eat in a bowl the stuff you wanted in a tortilla. Most tortillas really suck when they're plain, you should eat one plain & savor its cardboard flavor. Then you won't want it so bad.

    however, all that said, about once every 3 mos or so, i make some freaking kickass chicken or beef enchiladas, with my own homemade hatch chile/tomatillo sauce. I buy the WF corn tortillas, which actually taste like corn. I know it's not "primal" but i don't care. I am a total failure at making egg crepes and whatever substitutes. I just have the real corn tortillas once in a great while & enjoy it.

    i don't really crave tortillas anymore like i used to and i'm so glad!

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    I think it's because nothing really compares to the real thing.

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    coconut flour tortillas

    terrific tortillas (almond flour, coconut flour, tapioca starch)

    there are more out there...i just did a google search for:
    paleo tortillas

    for me i can't think in terms of "omg i can never ever ever have that again" and chances are i may not want to....i can literally SMELL the ick in other food....someone pulled out a piece of bread and my first thought was "omg...is that rotten?" (it wasn't) LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by hottierockstar View Post
    someone pulled out a piece of bread and my first thought was "omg...is that rotten?" (it wasn't) LOL
    my mom had assorted crackers out the other day with some dips. I had one, but the cracker was so horrible i almost spit it out. it tasted like rancid oil or chemicals or something. no one else seemed to notice...

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    DH and I made the egg tortillas once and he thought they were great. I thought they were gross! We have been using lettuce leaves too, but I have a hard time finding ones that are the right shape to roll things in. Since I don't really feel like buying lettuce just for that, my Mexican cooking nights are few and far between.

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    We've enjoyed all our old Mexican food with large Cos lettuce leaves - strong, flexible and perfectly good as wraps.

    Getting to the very edge of paleo and just stepping over, I think, I've had some success with sorghum flour, which I think is gluten-free. Sorghum is actually a seed, and when ground makes a flour. It's not paleo in a strict sense, or in spirit, but it is by no means as bad as wheat flour or corn.

    leaving the ice age: Sorghum Flatbread



    These make good tortilla or chapatti.

    I have read about people having some success with manioc flour, which is a starch from the cassava root. Have a search around and you'll find something. Dr Bork Bork's posts might be a good place to start - she's the resident paleo kitchen mad scientist

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