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Product Review: TortillaLand Raw Tortillas

TORTILLAS.

Today is a short entry. Partially because I am ‘bena-high’ (yes I just made up that term) and took 2 Benadryl and instead of subsiding my allergies, it just made me feel ridiculously WOOZY…

Anyhoo…I’m reviewing one of my favorite things to eat at home.  TortillaLand Raw Corn and Flour Tortillas.  Whoever made these…You. Are. Genius.  I applaud thee for a couple things:

  1. Packaging raw tortillas. This is absolutely Einstein – if you think about it…why hasn’t it been done earlier?!  Like in my college days when I was stuck eating disgusting regular market tortillas.  I just baby barfed in my mouth. 😛
  2. Thinking of this before me. I know, this sounds completely and utterly arrogant.  But trust me. It’s not, I’m just completely jelly I didn’t think of this before.
  3. Making them so freaking delicious. I definitely can’t eat just one. Sadly. I end up eating 2-3 corns and 2 flours. And there goes my girlish figure.

Not only are these things (in my opinion) the tastiest tortillas on the market today, they are also super duper quick to make.  It’s as easy as Sunday morning.

Here are what they look like:

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Yes! They do have both CORN AND FLOUR!


 

Corn Tortillas

Pros:

  1. YUMMY
  2. NOM NOM-IE (I am getting on to the more adult version of descriptions starting….now…KEKEKE)
  3. Chewy (in the good way, not the weird way)
  4. They taste so fresh and homemade.
  5. 60 calories per tortilla….WHAT. I actually just found this out checking for you guys. I may allow myself now to eat like 4 instead of just 2-3. J
  6. Holds well to heavy tacos. I tend to put a ton of meat and toppings on my tacos cause I am a fatty; a lot of the other tortillas (not naming names but rhymes like Smission Tortillas) don’t tend to hold well after you take a bite.  It just falls apart and the world has come to an end because the perfect bite no longer exists cause it’s on your plate. Or lap. And not in your mouth. 😦
  7. Only takes 60 seconds to heat and serve (maybe even faster)
  8. Gluten Free
  9. 0gs Trans Fat! No Cholestrol! No Saturated Fat! Made with Canola oil versus LARD like other brands do!
  10. They will go bad (this is a good thing cause of NO PRESERVATIVES); unlike those Smission ones that seem to stay good months after their expiration date. Ew.
  11. They make all that you need tortillas for taste 10x – 100x better.
  12. The corn tortillas are pretty thick; this can be good or bad depending on your taste. You definitely do NOT have to double up like the taco shops do.  I think this is also good because the texture of the tortillas are amazing.
  13. They freeze well fresh if you can’t finish them! Just thaw in fridge!

Cons:

  1. They may take up to 60 seconds
  2. You have to heat them up on a pan versus in the microwave
  3. You can’t stop eating them
  4. Pricier then store bought ready to eat tortillas (but just by a little; but come on, they’re fresh)

 

Flour Tortillas

Pros:

  1. Chewy (in the good way, not the weird way)
  2. They taste so fresh and homemade.
  3. 140 calories; not bad – I thought it’d be worse.
  4. Makes the BEST QUESADILLAS EVER IN ALL OF THE LANDS
  5. Only takes 60 seconds to heat and serve (maybe even faster)
  6. NO PRESERVATIVES! 0gs Trans Fat! No Cholestrol! No Saturated Fat! Made with Canola oil versus LARD like most tortillas!
  7. They make all that you need tortillas for taste 10x – 100x better.
  8. You can literally put anything into these tortillas and also double them as a wrap. I substitute this for sandwich bread also.
  9. They freeze well fresh if you can’t finish them! Just thaw in fridge!

Cons:

  1. They may take up to 60 seconds
  2. You have to heat them up on a pan versus in the microwave
  3. You will probably get fat because you can’t stop eating them
  4. Pricier then store bought ready to eat tortillas (but just by a little; but come on, they’re fresh)

It’s simple how to cook them:

Non-Stick Frying pan – NO OIL.  Make sure the frying pan is warm and throw that sucker on there.

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WATCH IT. like this –> O.O

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Then when it starts to puff, check the otherside for a little browning and FLIP it; wait for it to cook on that side…

Then VOILA!

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Add whatever you want or just stand there like a fatty and eat it with butter OR make a bean and cheese burrito like I did. *drool*

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Make love to it with your mouth. YUM.

Ok. now that I’ve gone crazy about how delicious these tortillas are, I am hungry and am going to go eat. 🙂

LAST TIDBID:  Go to http://www.tortillaland.com for more info!  I buy mine at Walmart because that’s where I found them the first time and I go back for them all the time.  I hear they sell them at Costco also.

Fit ORGANIC Fruit and Vegetable Wash

Hi.

Who likes clean fruits and veggies?!  ME!

I mean really, that is obviously a rhetorical question cause really who the hell likes duurrrttyy fruits and veggies?!

I know a TON of people (not judging but kinda judging…#sorrynotsorry) who will take the fruits they bought from the market and put it directly into their mouths…*gag* DO YOU WANT A DISEASE?!  Remove that fruit from your mouth and go wash that ish before you contract a deadly virus and I get to wiggle my finger in your face and tell you “I told you so” in the most annoying way possible.

Just think about it…do you know how many hands that fruit has passed?!  That’s like letting 10 random people take their dirty hands and putting it directly into your mouth and making you eat the dirty bacteria off their fingers.  I don’t think anyone would appreciate that.  lol!

So, now that we got that nasty little tidbid in and out of your head, I would like to encourage everyone to PLEASE wash your fruit!

I did some research for myself and for you guys, and found out the best way to wash your fruit is to used clean distilled water.  Let your fruit sit in water for at least 1-2 minutes before eating it…BUT if you’re a crazy paranoid freak like me, you’ll use a fruit wash. 😉

This is the first fruit wash I’ve bought and I have to say I’m pretty satisfied with it.

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FIT Organic Fruit and Vegetable Wash

Fit Organic Fruit and Vegetable Wash

The pack I bought came with a spray as well; I thought this was super cool.


PROS:

Washes off wax

Washes off dirt

You can actually feel the difference, before and after (and it gives you peace of mind)

It’s simple enough to do on all fruits and veggies

CONS:

Does NOT wash off Pesticides (it’s not magic and can’t just make inorganic food organic…)

Washing with distilled water supposedly does the same (according to studies)


Here is the step by step on how to do this.

Step 1:  The cap has a “fill to” line; fill that up and pour it into a large bowl. DSC_0782

Add ½ a gallon of water… DSC_0783

Add your produce DSC_0784

Make sure all your produce is completely covered!  No single dirty grape goes unwashed!

Let it sit for at least 2-3 minutes.  I like to swish it around and rub it a bit just for my own crazy mind sake…;)

After you do that, RINSE well all the fruit in running water.  I can guarantee you you’ll feel a difference!

For the spray, it works better with single fruits and veggies; spray directly on to fruit, rub for 1 minute, rinse, eat.

LAST TIDBID:

I absolutely like to do everything I can to minimize the amount of work to do later. Lol I am the laziest of all!  Costco has tons of great fruit.  Their veggies I am not always happy with (it always goes bad in a day or two!) but their fruit has never failed me.  If you buy their bulk fruit, I highly recommend prewashing everything before throwing it in the fridge.  This stops you from having to wash it when you want to eat it and it’s cold and delicious!  If you choose to do this, just remember you are washing wax off your produce and that wax helps preserve things…so eat your produce quickly if you prewash! 🙂