Sunday, January 29, 2012

Tortilla Madness

Hi there :)  I hope you're weekend went swimmingly well.  I had a fabulous weekend - I spent a lot of time with my friends - including celebrating a birthday and brunch at my favorite organic restaurant, relaxed, took a great Pilates class and also spent time with my family.  I must say that I am so happy with my life right now - it's not always easy, but I have come to find that for me, each year gets better and better and 26 is the best year yet.  

This weekend, I also ventured into an area of baking that's new to me - cupcakes.  Now, I've made boxed cupcakes before but that doesn't necessarily count.  These were all me.  Jessica, at How Sweet It Is, is always posting fantastic recipes that I just can't get out of my head.  My friend Hannah had a birthday coming up and I wondered if I could adapt Jessica's Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes recipe to make it gluten-free.  I considered making the regular version - but it's a little scary to give someone something that you yourself can't taste!  So, I adapted these cupcakes to be gluten-free by swapping Bob's Red Mill gluten-free flour for all-purpose flour and added 3/4 tsp of xanthan gum...they were incredible!

Tonight, my agenda includes pinning (no surprise there), watching Once Upon a Time and painting my nails!  What a perfect little evening.  Oh, but before I go, let me share a quick and simple recipe I just made in the kitchen.  I was making a salad that I topped with avocado and fresh salsa - but it needed something more.... I'd seen tortilla chips served with salads before, so why not create my own?

Healthy Tortilla Croutons


1-2 corn tortillas
olive oil spray
sea salt

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.  Using a kitchen scissors, cut tortillas into 6 equally sized wedges.
2. Spray a baking sheet lined with foil with olive oil spray.  Arrange tortilla wedges so that they are not touching - spray with olive oil spray and top with sea salt.
3. Bake 8-10 minutes until lightly crispy.

I served mine atop a Mexican inspired salad :)

Things I'm debating cooking this week include langisto scampi, lasagna and who knows what else... so look for some fun posts coming soon :)

What exciting things did you do this weekend?