Tortillas on The Road to Mexico

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Tortilla timeThree items in the bag this week will get you on the road to Mexico: organic corn tortillas, frozen diced peppers, and par-boiled pinto beans. Other south of the border inspired items available include: frozen sweet corn, black beans, and queso blanco cheese.

To start let’s talk tortillas. All Souls’ Vermont-made Organic Corn Tortillas are made using traditional process of stone-grinding nixtamal into fresh masa for the best-tasting, most nutritious tortillas. When cooked this way, the niacin (Vitamin B3) in the corn becomes available, essential amino acids become more balanced, and calcium, iron, copper, zinc levels increase–especially calcium. All Souls uses locally-grown organic heirloom corn sourced from Aurora Farm in Charlotte, VT and Lakeview Organic Grain in Penn Yan, NY.

Use your par-boiled pinto beans, frozen diced peppers, and frozen sweet corn to whip up some healthy bean salads.
Pinto Bean Salsa Salad
Rice, Pinto Bean, and Corn Salad

Special Idea
Thinking of turning your tortillas into tacos? Why not make your own taco seasoning? We have the best of everything you need: Chili Powder, Cumin, Garlic Powder, Smoked Paprika, Oregano, and Cayenne Pepper.
Make Your Own Taco Seasoning
Spicy Bean Tacos

 

This Week’s Field Goods Favorite
Tortillas

Unlike your standard off-the-shelf grocery store tortilla, the tortillas you are receiving this week from All Souls Tortilleria need a smidgen of special handling. First, they should be refrigerated because they do not have preservatives. Second, you may want to warm them up before using since, when cold, they are not as pliable as the store bought kind, which contain gums.

All Souls made a delightful video showing the latest in tortilla-warming techniques.

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