Hello, hello! Sorry I didn't get a recipe up last weekend - I was off doing a college visit! But I'm making up to you all today by posting two recipes. And yes, they both include corn (hence the title - sorry, I couldn't resist!), corn in the form of a round, flat disk. I don't know about you, but I've always loved corn tortillas. I loved them even more when I had them homemade for the first time. Really, there is nothing better than a warm, soft corn tortilla fresh of the griddle. Please excuse me while I drift off into corn tortilla heaven...
Okay, back to reality. Thankfully, coming back to reality gives me the opputunity to have these:
Sorry about the quality - my camera battery died and I had to resort to my cellphone.
Sometimes reality is better than dreams.Sun-dried Tomato and Pepper Jack Cheese EnchiladasIf you don't want to make your own tortillas, feel free to use store-boughten. But I recommend you take on the challenge. I made mine garlic, but you can omit the garlic powder if you want them plain.Serves 1Ingredients:
- 1/3 cup masa harina
- 3/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- Up to 1/3 cup warm water
- 1 ounce pepper jack cheese, sliced thin
- 2-3 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes
- 1/4 cup + green chile sauce (I used Roberto's vegetarian green chile)
- Combine the masa harina and garlic powder in a small bowl. Add the water and mix until a soft dough forms. It should not be wet, sticky, or dry. Form two balls and put them back in the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Preheat a non-stick skillet on low heat. Meanwhile, either press the tortillas between plastic wrap in a tortilla press or put the corn balls (one at a time) between plastic wrap and use a rolling pin to roll them to about an eighth of an inch thick. Cook them on the preheated skillet for a minute to a minute and a half.
- Spread one to two tablespoons of the green chile on the bottom of a small, sprayed baking dish (I actually used a small pie pan).
- Fill each tortilla with half the cheese, about a tablespoon of chopped sun-dried tomatoes, and half a tablespoon of green chile. Roll them up and put them seam down in the pan.
- Cover each tortilla with at least a tablespoon of green chile. Make sure they are completely covered so that they don't dry out when baking.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbling.
The next recipe is similar to my breakfast tacos
. But it was so good, that I decided that it deserved its own glory.
Again, I had to use my phone.
Breakfast Tacos - Take 2I used homemade corn tortillas (but without garlic powder) for these. Once again, you can use store-boughten, but you should try homemade.
- 2 corn tortillas (homemade or store-boughten)
- 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
- 1/4 cup cooked black beans
- About 2 tablespoon salsa
- A handful of cilantro leaves
- Two to three tablespoons Greek yogurt (or you could use sour cream)
- But the rice and beans down the center of the tortillas and microwave for about a minute or until warm.
- Top with the remaining ingredients and enjoy!
Well there you have it! I have another really yummy recipe for next week. And guess what it includes??? Did you say corn
? What could possibly make you think that? ;) Luckily, it will be in a slightly different form next week. Any guesses??
I don't recall the last time I had a real donut, but I can think of a few memorable donuts that I've had in my time. One was found in a tiny shack called "American Donuts" in Texas (if I remember right). My family and I have a soft spot for stores in shacks so we filed out of our car and through the door. And then, before our eyes, they pumped freshly made donuts with cream and jelly and handed us the best filled donuts we had ever had (and probably ever will have). Ah, good times, good times.
The other? Well, there isn't a specific other donut that lingers in my memory. Instead, I'm referring to the couple of times when my brother and I made our own glazed donuts. Seriously, there is nothing better than a warm, homemade, glazed donut.
I'm sure that the donut recipe I'm sharing today isn't nearly as good those gems, but it's still delicious. Especially the icing. If you don't want to make the donut, at least make the icing and put it on oatmeal or a muffin or something. Or a spoon. That would work great too.
Peanut Butter Icing DonutThe donut itself is simple in flavor, but I still love it. Especially when drenched with peanut butter Icing. Mmmm. If you want to add more flavor to the donut, you could try increasing the amount of almond extract.
Makes 1 donutIngredients (for the donut):
Ingredients (for the icing):
- 1/4 cup brown rice flour (or other flour of choice)
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 egg white
- 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt
- 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
- sweetener such as stevia, agave, maple syrup, or brown sugar.
- 2 teaspoons peanut butter (I use salted)
- 2 teaspoons coconut butter
- 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and dry sweetener (if using).
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg white, yogurt, almond extract, and liquid sweetener (if using).
- Pour the wet mixture into the dry and stir until well combined, but don't over-mix.
- Spoon the mixture into a greased greased donut pan (I use coconut oil) and bake in the preheated oven for 12-13 minutes. Check with a toothpick!
- While the donut is baking microwave the peanut butter with the coconut butter for 20-30 seconds or until the coconut butter is melted. Stir in the maple syrup.
- Drizzle the icing over the warm donut and enjoy!
What's your favorite kind of donut?