Paleo Foods: Coconut Flour Tortillas...

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    Jan 08, 2012 12:59 AM GMT

    So i'm trying the Paleo diet for a few months to lean down and I bought a cookbook. In it, there's a recipe for wheat/gluten free tortillas, using coconut flour and egg whites. As mexican food is a major food group in my diet, i decided to give these a try. Well... I just made these and...

    They suck. (imagine if you had to eat a disk of egg flavored sand. These taste worse)


    Lesson: [i]If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck... it still might not be a duck... and it might taste like shit./i]




    (BTW... they sucked SO bad that I felt compelled to start this forum. Be warned)


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    Jan 08, 2012 12:55 PM GMT
    What did you expect? They're not going to taste anywhere near corn or flour torillas. You can make anything paleo, but it's not going to taste like any wheat products. Bad news...if you're going paleo and you like Mexican, you're going to have to give up rice, beans, and corn.
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    Jan 09, 2012 2:59 AM GMT
    I'm not completely delirious...

    I knew it wouldn't be the same as flour tortillas, but i was optimistic in that i hoped they'd be a decent replacement in things like enchiladas.

    I'll get by without them.
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    Jan 09, 2012 3:04 AM GMT
    Coconut flour tortillas - Just like the cavemen would eat!

    This is my beef with some Paleo dieters. The objective is to compose your diet of foods the human body is evolutionarily designed to digest (fruits, vegetables, nuts, meats, etc). Instead they take it to this whole Atkins-like craze where they use bizarre ingredients, like coconut flour for example, under the guise of "hey it's still technically a paleo food!" in an attempt to replicate non-Paleo foods they crave.
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    Jan 09, 2012 3:14 AM GMT
    I had a meat lovers omelet and a side of red velvet pancakes for brunch today.
    A few hours later I had a carne asada burrito today with rice, beans, carne asada, onions, cilantro, and a regular corn tortilla for lunch. I also had a side of nachos with carne asada and jalapenos. Dinner was a new york steak with tomato rice.

    I am glad to have evolved enough to not have to eat like a fucking caveman and still be lean and healthy. Now I just have to work on anti-aging.
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    Jan 09, 2012 3:16 AM GMT
    AvadaKedavra saidA few hours later I had a carne asada burrito today with rice, beans, carne asada...


    Whoah whoah whoah....hold it JUST one FUCKING minute here...

    You had a carne asada burrito....and it had carne asada!???

    icon_eek.gif!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Jan 09, 2012 3:18 AM GMT
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    AvadaKedavra saidA few hours later I had a carne asada burrito today with rice, beans, carne asada...


    Whoah whoah whoah....hold it JUST one FUCKING minute here...

    You had a carne asada burrito....and it had carne asada!???

    icon_eek.gif!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    oh oopps i meant the carne asada burrito had carnitas in it.
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    Jan 09, 2012 3:20 AM GMT
    oh yeah, this place has the best mexican food btw

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    3300 E Cesar E Chavez Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90063

    Trust!
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    Jan 09, 2012 3:21 AM GMT
    AvadaKedavra said
    oh oopps i meant the carne asada burrito had carnitas in it.


    wtf who makes a burrito out of carnitas....cuz I kinda want one now!
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    Jan 09, 2012 3:22 AM GMT
    I eat a mostly paleo diet but I don't try to manufacture foods that are like other foods. That seems, pardon the pun, a recipe for disaster.

    I like mexican food too. There are things you can still eat. I'm a huge fan of huevos rancheros with chorizo and carnitas on top with guac and salsa. it may not be 100% paleo (maybe some vinegar?) but it's pretty darn close. the eggs act like a tortilla....delicious.
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    Jan 09, 2012 5:01 AM GMT
    I couldn't defy my Mexican heritage by subjecting myself to sub-par tortillas.
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    Jan 09, 2012 6:31 AM GMT
    Wow. I never knew coconut flour even existed.
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    Jan 09, 2012 6:38 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidJust give me the damn coconut as is.

    Keepin' it real, BITCHUZ!

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    I'm pretty sure our paleo-ancestors would've just cracked open the coconut and consumed its contents straight up instead of processing it into flour to make tortillas icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 09, 2012 7:48 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidI'm pretty sure our paleo-ancestors would've just cracked open the coconut and consumed its contents straight up instead of processing it into flour to make tortillas icon_rolleyes.gif


    What!? Are you implying they didn't have glycemic index charts, gluten content guides and cheat days???

    Long ago in a cave far away...

    Caveman 1:"Gurl I am so bad, I had brioche today"
    Caveman 2:"Gurl what's wrong withchu???? That ain't not cave man food!!! Watchu doin gurl!!???"
    C1:"I brought you some back from Dean & Deluca..."
    C2:"GIMME!!!!!!!"