Adjusting my sleepy time, perhaps adding some new things, or cutting out some things in what I eat. A little less coffee, especially at night, a little more fruits for good skin, good digestion and whole wheat for extra fiber, also for good digestion. I'll change my lazy habits too, but perhaps not when it comes to preparing food. Well I shouldn't consider quick and easy as lazy, just incredibly convenient, like making flour tortillas over bread, a soft taco over a triple decker sandwich.
Tortillas are great. Flatbread. It's simple, filling and really versatile. As many ideas there are for Mexican uses for tortilla like quesadillas and burritos, you can also eat them with kebabs or maybe with hummus. When a friend (hi, Arbie!) said he would be making tortillas, I thought of why I haven't made them before. I've made bread a couple of times, failed a lot and since tortillas would not need kneading, rising and yeast, I found a recipe and gave it a shot.
3 cups all-purpose flour (I made mine whole wheat, replace 1 cup all-prupose with whole wheat flour)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup hot water (not too hot or boiling)
Mix the dry ingredients together.
Add the oil and mix with your hands until crumbly. Add in the water, little at a time and mix with your hands. If the water's too hot, use a wooden spoon.
Form into a ball. Wrap in plastic and let rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
After resting, cut the dough into 4 sections.
Cut each quarter into 3 slices.
Roll them into balls. You should have 12 even balls after slicing and rolling everything.
Using a rolling pin, flatten the dough into a circle until about 10-11 inches in diameter. It doesn't have to be perfect, but it does need to be flat.
I suggest rolling only what you need so you wouldn't need to cook everything and store. Instead, wrap the remaining balls in plastic and keep them in the fridge until you're ready to use them.
What I love about these tortillas is that you'll only need to use the stove and not the oven, making it quicker to cook. Just use a non-stick skillet and heat the tortilla until brown spots form on either side. Do not grease the pan!
As for my dinner tonight, tacos it is! Now excuse me for my taco (filled up with more vegetables and salsa over everything else) is staring, waiting.