February 29, 2012

blue corn tortilla tacos

2012.02_blue corn meal and anasazi beans

2012.02_peach salsa   2012.02_local taco plate

The special Dark Days Challenge this week was to cook a vegetarian meal, but seeing that we are  vegetarians, this challenge was not a big deal for us.  I did end up going out on a limb though by making blue corn tortillas out of local blue corn meal.  I've only made tortillas once before. Despite that, I'd say the tortillas turned out well.  Most of all, I was impressed by how incredibly local the whole meal was and without much effort.  In addition to the local blue corn meal, we had on hand local anasazi beans, potatoes, spinach, and homemade mostly local peach salsa.

Blue Corn Tortilla Ingredients:
blue corn meal
instant masas flour (not local)
salt (not local)
boiling water

Filling Ingredients (inspired by Veganomicon's Potato and Kale Enchiladas):
frozen spinach
roasted green chiles
anasazi beans
salt (not local)
cumin (not local)
lime juice (not local)
peach salsa (inspired by Local Kitchen)


  1. What a great meal. I bet it was wonderful. Since you are already vegetarian, I am glad that you challenged yourself to make the tortillas. Emily