Homemade (low carb) Tortillas and Tortilla Chips
Some things are just impossible to buy plastic free in the shops. I couldn't find any plastic free wraps or tortilla chips anywhere.
Unless you live close to a Mexican restaurant that likes to sell you some of their homemade tortilla wraps or tortilla chips in your own container, it is impossible to get them plastic free.
So I googled and tried out a few recipes, got a few tips in Instagram and now I just make them myself.
Yes I know it is a little but more work than just throwing them into the shopping basket but it is really worth it!
Since going plastic free and low waste I made a lot of things myself. I know a lot of people say: "oh man that is not necessary" "that is too much of an effort" "I don't have time" etc. but since I choose to refuse plastic wrapped food, ye it is definitely worth it for me. I also feel so much better and healthier (and lost a few pounds) since I don't buy processed food anymore plus eating moderate less carb too.
I do love easy recipes without any fancy ingredients. Because let's be honest, fancy ingredients come mostly in a plastic packaging or is not even available in a normal store.
So I try to keep all of the recipes as simple as I can.
Since a while I already made "flat-bread" in a pan (a thicker, wet dough (mix flour, baking soda, baking powder and water), scooped with a spoon into a pan), so as I fancied wraps one day, I thought I just try to change that recipe into a wrap recipe. And I didn't need any more ingredients I just needed to take less water.
I also wanted to try to make tortilla chips and when I saw how Tara from Mindfully Sustainable and Zero waste collective made hers (with a similar recipe because all doughs are kind of the same: water, flour, salt and a little bit of oil :D) I thought: awesome, nothings easier than this, I can use my easy peasy wrap dough to make tortilla chips too! Thanks so much for this inspiration Tara :)
Glutenfree, vegan wraps
I like to serve wraps with tomato salad, hummus, guacamole or a chutney.
(If you can find chick pea flour in bulk you can try this recipe here too: Chickpea tortilla wraps)
The same ingredients as for the wraps plus a few extras for a great flavor:)
(For a real mexican experience: use 1 cup corn flour (masa harina**), 1/2-3/4 cup of water and a pinch of salt)
Tip from Tara: If you make wraps and don't eat all of them, you can also use the pan cooked wraps and cut into tortilla chips to bake in the oven. They might just need a little less time to be ready.
If you try any of this, feel free to share a few pictures on Instagram and show me by tagging me with #thehappychoices
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Hi my name is Jule
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