Blue Corn Tortillas To Live For

Organic blue corn tortillas are great with toppings of black beans and melted organic vegan cheese. Not only does this deliver delicious complete protein; it also nourishes the Kidneys. Strengthening the Kidneys is important. Why is that?

We know in science and Western medicine that the Kidneys perform vital bodily functions. However, traditional Chinese medicine provides added insights into Kidney function, along with dietary therapeutics. In the Chinese medical paradigm, of which Acupuncture is a part; the Kidneys are responsible for; bone density, teeth, spinal discs especially lower back, knees, memory, sexual function, continence of urine, stamina, hair on the head, will power, hearing and degree of longevity. Blue and black foods nourish the Kidneys; a fact not commonly known in the West.

This simple recipe produces about 12 tortillas 3 ¾” in diameter. The recipe size can easily be doubled. These tortillas are best kept refrigerated for no more than a few days, however can easily be frozen.

Ingredients:

3 cups Organic Blue Corn Masa Harina (available from Goldmine Natural Foods)

2 tablespoons Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 teaspoons of Himalayan salt or sea salt

2 cups warm water

1/2 ounce pure coconut oil

1 tablespoon Organic Blue Corn Masa Harina

Combine the Blue Corn flour with Oil and Salt. Stir well until ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Then gradually add the warm water stirring well until it forms a moist flexible ball of dough. Dust a portion of a cutting board with the Blue Corn  flour and turn the dough on it a couple of times to be sure it is well formed. Let the dough sit in a covered  container for half an hour.

Form the dough into balls about 2” in diameter. There are 3 options to flatten them into tortillas. Use a tortilla press. Manually flatten them on a Blue Corn flour dusted cutting board. Or put a dough ball on the dusted cutting board, then place a sheet of BPA free plastic food wrap over the ball, and use a rolling pin to evenly flatten and shape the tortilla.. Prior to cooking, keep the tortillas covered with a damp cloth or paper towel to keep them from drying out. To cook your tortillas use a hot griddle or wrought iron frying pan. Oil the cooking surface with coconut oil.

In a well-ventilated kitchen, turn each tortilla over when the heated surface begins to show some signs of browning.   Add more coconut oil as needed with each tortilla.  Place the cooked tortillas in a stack. Tortillas that are not planned for eating within a couple days when cooled down can be wrapped in BPA free plastic and frozen.

The idea here is to enjoy satisfying great tasting superfoods that promote optimal wellness and prevent disease. The Acupuncture & Wellness Clinic of Jonathan Breslow is dedicated to this process.