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Is There Any Tortilla Out There That Can Bend?

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Corn tortillas wont even fold right when I heat them up enough to roll, eventually they crack open and fall apart! And at trader joes we were looking at these brown rice tortillas and this woman came over to us and told us that they are disgusting and she highly recommends we dont buy them. I've heard about making homemade ones with gluten free flour and I'd be willing to do that if I knew how they turn out. I really want ones like regular flour tortillas that I can roll up and fill with veggies and hummus or something.

So has anyone made homemade and had them turn out good? OR is there any type of rice or something tortillas that can fold? PLEASE AND THANK YOU!!!!!


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Corn tortillas wont even fold right when I heat them up enough to roll, eventually they crack open and fall apart! And at trader joes we were looking at these brown rice tortillas and this woman came over to us and told us that they are disgusting and she highly recommends we dont buy them. I've heard about making homemade ones with gluten free flour and I'd be willing to do that if I knew how they turn out. I really want ones like regular flour tortillas that I can roll up and fill with veggies and hummus or something.

So has anyone made homemade and had them turn out good? OR is there any type of rice or something tortillas that can fold? PLEASE AND THANK YOU!!!!!

Food for Life Tortillas. They are thick and sturdy, do not break or fall apart, they're made from brown rice and they are awesome! I just heat them up in microwave about 30 seconds, but you could probably eat them right out of package. I eat them almost every day, they replaced bread for me. :D


~Jackie (Mom of a gluten & dairy-free home)

Myself: Neg blood tests despite myriad of life-long symptoms. Enterolab testing positive for gluten sensitivity: DQ5DQ5. Currently gluten, dairy, grain, & sugar free and on rotation diet.

5yo dd diagnosed celiac by blood test/biopsy Oct/Nov 2007: DQ2DQ5

7yo dd: neg blood tests, DQ5DQ6

3yo ds: neg blood tests, IgA deficient, DQ5DQ6

21mo dd: DQ2DQ5

DH: Neg blood tests, by deductive reasoning: DQ2DQ6.

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Food for Life Tortillas. They are thick and sturdy, do not break or fall apart, they're made from brown rice and they are awesome! I just heat them up in microwave about 30 seconds, but you could probably eat them right out of package. I eat them almost every day, they replaced bread for me. :D

I just looked them up and they look really good. Where can you buy them?


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I just looked them up and they look really good. Where can you buy them?

My local health food store keeps them in the refrigerator, it's a really small place so I would imagine any larger health food store may have them too. I also think I've seen them at Meijer (in Michigan)...and maybe online at gluten free mall?......Yup!

http://www.glutenfreemall.com/catalog/food-life-whole-grain-brown-rice-glutenfree-tortillas-p-1700.html

I buy them by the case and keep them in the freezer (we have a deep freeze). Then I put one pack at a time in the fridge, it doesn't last me a week usually.


~Jackie (Mom of a gluten & dairy-free home)

Myself: Neg blood tests despite myriad of life-long symptoms. Enterolab testing positive for gluten sensitivity: DQ5DQ5. Currently gluten, dairy, grain, & sugar free and on rotation diet.

5yo dd diagnosed celiac by blood test/biopsy Oct/Nov 2007: DQ2DQ5

7yo dd: neg blood tests, DQ5DQ6

3yo ds: neg blood tests, IgA deficient, DQ5DQ6

21mo dd: DQ2DQ5

DH: Neg blood tests, by deductive reasoning: DQ2DQ6.

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My local health food store keeps them in the refrigerator, it's a really small place so I would imagine any larger health food store may have them too. I also think I've seen them at Meijer (in Michigan)...and maybe online at gluten free mall?......Yup!

http://www.glutenfreemall.com/catalog/food-life-whole-grain-brown-rice-glutenfree-tortillas-p-1700.html

I buy them by the case and keep them in the freezer (we have a deep freeze). Then I put one pack at a time in the fridge, it doesn't last me a week usually.

Thanks! Thats great to know. I did a store locator and our local health food store(very small too)carries them. But they are going out of business soon, so it will be nice to have them available online!


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Thanks! Thats great to know. I did a store locator and our local health food store(very small too)carries them. But they are going out of business soon, so it will be nice to have them available online!

You're welcome :) I hope you like them as much as I do, let me know how it goes.


~Jackie (Mom of a gluten & dairy-free home)

Myself: Neg blood tests despite myriad of life-long symptoms. Enterolab testing positive for gluten sensitivity: DQ5DQ5. Currently gluten, dairy, grain, & sugar free and on rotation diet.

5yo dd diagnosed celiac by blood test/biopsy Oct/Nov 2007: DQ2DQ5

7yo dd: neg blood tests, DQ5DQ6

3yo ds: neg blood tests, IgA deficient, DQ5DQ6

21mo dd: DQ2DQ5

DH: Neg blood tests, by deductive reasoning: DQ2DQ6.

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We like French Meadow "flour" tortillas. They're small like corn tortillas but taste just like the gluteny ones. I get them at Mothers Market and Whole Foods.


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We like French Meadow "flour" tortillas. They're small like corn tortillas but taste just like the gluteny ones. I get them at Mothers Market and Whole Foods.

These sound good too I'll have to check them out as well. Thanks a bunch!


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These sound good too I'll have to check them out as well. Thanks a bunch!

When I bought these for my 9 year old, he said "are you sure these are gluten free?" They are that good!


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Corn tortillas wont even fold right when I heat them up enough to roll, eventually they crack open and fall apart! And at trader joes we were looking at these brown rice tortillas and this woman came over to us and told us that they are disgusting and she highly recommends we dont buy them. I've heard about making homemade ones with gluten free flour and I'd be willing to do that if I knew how they turn out. I really want ones like regular flour tortillas that I can roll up and fill with veggies and hummus or something.

So has anyone made homemade and had them turn out good? OR is there any type of rice or something tortillas that can fold? PLEASE AND THANK YOU!!!!!

Here are couple ways I warm corn tortillas:

1) Microwave method: Dampen a paper towel (or 2), squeeze all the water out, place the tortilla in the middle & fold the extra over the top so the tortilla is completely enclosed in the damp paper towel. (Or place the tortilla in between 2 damp paper towels.) Microwave for about 30 sec & check if it's soft enough. Add about 10 secs more at a time until it reaches desired pliability. The steam from the damp paper towel(s) helps it soften & stay pliable.

2) Gas stove method: Take a metal pie pan or really thin fying pan (there is small round thin frying pan called a "comal" that can be used to warm tortillas - I even saw one on Target dot com), spray lightly with oil so the corn tortilla doesn't stick, place tortilla in pan. Over a low flame, warm the tortilla (must watch) & flip occasionally to toast each side evenly until pliable.

Microwave works with TJs brown rice tortillas too. These tortillas aren't bad if they're warmed up using the steam method, it definitely keeps them more pliable.

Haven't tried making them homemade.


Enlarged thyroid with nodules and Hashimoto's diagnosed 2007. Self-diagnosed as gluten-intolerant.

Husband is gluten-intolerant, also self-diagnosed, suffered from severe eczema which has largely disappeared since avoiding wheat, corn, tomatoes, tree nuts.

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Food for Life Tortillas. They are thick and sturdy, do not break or fall apart, they're made from brown rice and they are awesome! I just heat them up in microwave about 30 seconds, but you could probably eat them right out of package. I eat them almost every day, they replaced bread for me. :D

I second the Food for Life brown rice tortillas.

I much prefer them to corn.

I just heat them up in a pan like I would a corn totrilla.

Turn them over a few times and they are ready to go.

I don't own a microwave so ...

~Allison


Long history of IBS, and stomach/intestinal problems. Low on iron for all of my life.

Low on energy, with aches and pains in my joints and in my whole body for as long as I can remember.

Mostly lactose intolerant for all of my life (except for yoghurt)

Diagnosed in 2003 by naturapath as wheat intolerant. Tried it then fell of the wagon. In Feb. 2010 tried going gluten-free.

Went back to the poison in March, 2010.

Tested negative for celiac in April, 2010 (based on negative biopsy and normal tTG test). IgA tested 30-40 percent higher than normal.

Not going to fight the diagnosis because I refuse to go back to the poison. Happily gluten-free for health reasons as of April 2010, and not looking back.

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I bought the food for life rice flour like tortillas and they are terrible. I wonder if mine are old or something. They are like glue and cardboard.

On the other hand I like the sprouted corn tortillas. All corn tortillas need a little moisture and wrapped up in foil when heating for pliability. Can quick heat them in a skillet.

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...... 1) Microwave method: Dampen a paper towel (or 2), squeeze all the water out, place the tortilla in the middle & fold the extra over the top so the tortilla is completely enclosed in the damp paper towel. (Or place the tortilla in between 2 damp paper towels.) Microwave for about 30 sec & check if it's soft enough. Add about 10 secs more at a time until it reaches desired pliability. The steam from the damp paper towel(s) helps it soften & stay pliable......

Haven't tried making them homemade.

I'll second the moist paper towel method for corn tortillas. Except, my microwave only takes about 10-12 seconds for one tortilla. I just want to heat it up, not murder it! :D

I tried making homemade ones with gluten-free flour blend. Horrible disaster. :o

best regards, lm


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colonoscopy, upper GI
blood, urine, stool tests, prometheus panel
positive endoscopy/positive duodenal biopsies (severe villous atrophy, high intraepithelial lympocytes)
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I'll second the moist paper towel method for corn tortillas. Except, my microwave only takes about 10-12 seconds for one tortilla. I just want to heat it up, not murder it! :D

True, microwaves can vary in power intensity. Ours is ancient, not quite one of the first but not too far removed. :lol: So, best to try it at 10 seconds & add more time if needed.


Enlarged thyroid with nodules and Hashimoto's diagnosed 2007. Self-diagnosed as gluten-intolerant.

Husband is gluten-intolerant, also self-diagnosed, suffered from severe eczema which has largely disappeared since avoiding wheat, corn, tomatoes, tree nuts.

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A little hint on hard corn tortillas. I made mexican chicken in the crock pot in place of beef, and we had them in hard corn tortillas. The chicken got way to moist, and the mix was very watery. Flavor was awesome though. But what happened was this: the corn tortillas were thick and hard -- El Paso's, I think -- and the moisture softened them enough that they didn't break apart, but still had plenty of crunch. Best tacos I've ever had.


Gluten free: Nov. 2009

Peanut and dairy free: Dec. 2009

Rediscovered dairy: March 2010 (in small quantities)

Peanuts added back: June 2010 (in small quantities)

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I bought the food for life rice flour like tortillas and they are terrible. I wonder if mine are old or something. They are like glue and cardboard.

On the other hand I like the sprouted corn tortillas. All corn tortillas need a little moisture and wrapped up in foil when heating for pliability. Can quick heat them in a skillet.

I totally agree with you Glamour they are like cardboard to me as well when I tried using them as a wrap. Don't toss them out yet! I've found they make excellent quick pizzas. I first fry them in hot canola oil to get crunchy (could do olive oil too) on both sides, then I put pizza toppings and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes (375). My daughter likes to do two with cheese in the middle for a stuffed crust pizza!. I also like them as quesadillas and hot pocket type sandwiches....again frying them...very yummy!


Kathy

Gluten free 3/08

Negative blood work/positive endoscopy

Fructose Malabsorption

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I wasn't impressed with the French Meadow. They broke when folded for me even trying to wet them 1st or microwave them.

Recently, we been using spring roll wraps. Kids love them. Not exactly a tortilla, but it's not lettuce either and it doesn't fall apart.

Little tedious wetting them, though, too.

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I wasn't impressed with the French Meadow. They broke when folded for me even trying to wet them 1st or microwave them.

Recently, we been using spring roll wraps. Kids love them. Not exactly a tortilla, but it's not lettuce either and it doesn't fall apart.

Little tedious wetting them, though, too.

I looked at the French Meadow site because we havent had time to try the food for life tortillas from our health store, but the ingredients list Glycerin. I sent the company an email asking if the glycerin was animal derived (im a vegetarian) but they havent replied at all! ! !

Has anyone else tried making homemade tortillas? I have a recipe for black bean/sweet potato burritos which sound really good but i dont want it to be a crappy broken corn tortilla...I did use the microwave method and it worked well, but by the time I pulled out my lunch at school it had fallen apart(made for a messy lunch)


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