Grain-Free & Vegan Tortillas (and a giveaway!)

There is something special about tortillas. I wouldn’t call them a comfort food, but there’s nothing better than being able to eat a soft taco stuffed to the brim with all the fixin’s. You know what I mean?!

These Grain-Free & Vegan Tortillas are totally legit. They look like the real thing (a gluten-filled white flour tortilla), bend like the real thing, and nearly taste like the real thing, too. I think you will be very pleasantly surprised how “normal” these are. 

I use a tortilla press to make my tortillas. I press the dough out between 2 sheets of parchment paper and then I use a rolling pin to roll the dough out thinner (to about the thickness of a nickel). That’s my secret to making my tortillas look so round and uniform. ;) 

All my love,
xoxo, 
Megan

Grain-Free Tortillas Allergy Free Alaska

This giveaway is now closed. So because you guys are so awesome, I’m giving away 2 IMUSA Cast Iron 8-inch Tortilla Presses. That means there will be TWO lucky winners! You can enter using the form below:

Grain-Free & Vegan Tortillas

Yield: eight 6-7 inch tortillas

Grain-Free & Vegan Tortillas

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the blanched almond flour, tapioca starch, arrowroot starch, psyllium husk powder, coconut flour, baking powder, and sea salt.
  2. Stir in the olive oil and then slowly pour 1/2 cup of warm water into the flour mixture and stir until combined.
  3. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes to allow the psyllium husk powder and coconut flour time to expand and absorb the liquid.
  4. If the dough is still dry and crumbly, continue to add additional warm water, a tablespoon at a time, until the dough easily comes together to form a workable dough.
  5. Form the dough into 8 even balls and place them back in the mixing bowl; cover with a damp paper towel to prevent the dough from drying out.
  6. Preheat a lightly oiled 10-12 inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  7. Roll a dough ball between 2 pieces of parchment paper into a round tortilla, as thin as you can get it (about the thickness of a nickel), about 6-7 inches in diameter.
  8. Peel off the top layer of parchment paper and place the tortilla, dough side down, into the hot skillet. Within a few seconds, you should be able to gently peel off the remaining piece of parchment paper. Cook until bubbly and golden. Flip and continue to cook until bubbly and golden on the other side (Be careful not to overcook. If the tortillas start to burn, beyond normal charring like you see in the picture, reduce heat to medium.).
  9. Place the cooked tortillas on a plate between layers of paper towels (or a clean kitchen towel). Some of the tortillas might come out of the skillet somewhat crispy, but as they sit on top of each other, between the layers of paper towels, the warm moist heat makes them pliable and soft.
  10. Continue rolling and cooking the remaining dough.

Recipe Notes from Megan

There is a difference between whole psyllium husk and psyllium husk powder. Please make sure you use psyllium husk powder in this recipe.

The key to these tortillas remaining pliable is moist warm heat. After refrigerating, simply warm in the microwave for 10-20 seconds to "revive" its pliability.

Q: How do these freeze? A: I don't know. I haven't tried it yet, so if you do, please come back and leave a comment so we'll all know the results!

Substitutions: For those of you who are nut free, you might be able to substitute sunflower seed flour for the blanched almond flour, but I haven't tried it yet, so I can't guarantee it will work. There are no substitutions for the coconut flour, or the psyllium husk powder.

http://www.allergyfreealaska.com/2014/04/09/grain-free-vegan-tortillas/
 

 This recipe is linked to, Marvelous Mondays, Fat TuesdayAllergy Free WednesdayGluten Free Wednesdays, Frugal Day Sustainable Ways, Thank Your Body Thursday, Tasty Traditions, Full Plate Thursday, Simple Lives Thursday, Pennywise Platter, and Gluten Free Fridays. 

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Whole Food Fridays 4-4-2014

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Tuna & Broccoli Quinoa Patties with Lemon Caper Sauce

Do you ever get stuck in a dinner rut? Where you feel incredibly uninspired to prepare meals, so you end up fixing the same things over and over again? That’s been me this past week, although fortunately it doesn’t happen often. Oddly enough, this recipe for Tuna & Broccoli Quinoa Patties with Lemon Caper Sauce was a direct by product of my dinner rut. I’d finally had it and wasn’t going to settle for fixing an old standby… again.   

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When I set out to create these quinoa patties my refrigerator was running on empty. I wasn’t going to the store anytime soon, so I wanted to use what I had on hand. A green vegetable was logical (thank goodness for the last remaining broccoli head ALL the way in the back of the fridge), but I also wanted to include another protein, so I choose tuna. I thought the results were wonderful, but my opinion was confirmed when the critics (a.k.a my children) taste tested them. They gobbled the patties up and kept asking for more. The girls even went as far as asking to have them for breakfast the following morning. 

Score one for mom!! 

On its own, quinoa is packed with healthy protein, fiber, and other minerals, but combined with tuna, broccoli, eggs, and almond meal, these Tuna & Broccoli Quinoa Patties are nutrient powerhouses. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack… you decide when to eat them, but these little babies are versatile, portable, kid-friendly, and are TO DIE FOR dipped in Lemon Caper Sauce (again, just ask my girls about the sauce… they love it!). 

Enjoy these!
All my love,
xo Megan

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Tuna & Broccoli Quinoa Patties with Lemon Caper Sauce

Yield: 12 three-inch patties

Tuna & Broccoli Quinoa Patties with Lemon Caper Sauce

Ingredients

    For the Lemon Caper Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon capers, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • For the Tuna & Broccoli Quinoa Patties:
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup diced broccoli
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1 cup drained & flaked tuna or salmon (about a 7 ounce can)
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour or gluten free bread crumbs
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • Sea salt & fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-3 tablespoons coconut oil, for frying

Instructions

    To make the Lemon Caper Sauce:
  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and refrigerate in an air tight container until ready to serve.
  2. To make the Tuna & Broccoli Quinoa Patties:
  3. Cook the quinoa according to package directions, or use The Better Way to Cook Quinoa method. Drain and cool.
  4. In a medium sized skillet, sauté the broccoli and onions in 1-2 teaspoons of coconut oil over medium heat until they are beginning to turn soft, about 5 minutes. Remove from burner and cool.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine the quinoa, broccoli and onions, tuna, almond flour, garlic, and dill. Season with lots of sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste.
  6. Stir in the eggs.
  7. Warm a tablespoon of coconut oil in a 10-12 inch skillet (this is the one I recommend) over medium heat.
  8. Pack a 1/4 cup metal measuring cup with patty mixture and carefully ease the mixture out into the skillet. Use the back side of a spatula to press the mixture into a three inch patty, about 1/2-3/4 inch thick.
  9. Reduce temperature to medium low, and fry the patties for 3-5 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown. Keep adding more coconut oil to the pan as needed. Serve warm or at room temperature with the Lemon Caper Sauce.

Recipe Notes from Megan

I like having a good amount of coconut oil in my frying pan, about a tablespoon, because it makes the outside of the patties nice and crunchy (but that’s just my preference, feel free to do what you like).

If you are using left over cooked quinoa, 1/2 cup of uncooked quinoa equals about 1 3/4 cups of cooked quinoa.

http://www.allergyfreealaska.com/2014/01/18/tuna-broccoli-quinoa-patties-lemon-caper-sauce/

This recipe is linked to Mostly Homemade Monday, Natural Living Monday, Teach Me Tuesday, Healthy Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Allergy Free Wednesday, Wellness Wednesday Link-Up, Gluten Free WednesdaysFrugal Day Sustainable Ways, Thank Your Body Thursday, Tasty Traditions, Full Plate ThursdaySimple Lives Thursday, Pennywise Platter, Healing with Food Friday, The Paleo Rodeo and Gluten Free Fridays. 

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