Saturday, November 14, 2009

There's an app for that...

Tech savvy, that I am not so much!

Owner of an iPhone, that I am, and boy it is fun!

I'll have to admit, whenever I see the iPhone commercials come on, I get a little giddy! You can't believe how many cool free apps are available: recipes, news, coupons, maps, Bible (in any translation imaginable!), games...apps for this, that, and the other! (Julie? Abby has me sold on your phrase!)

My favorite app at the moment is the Whole Foods Market Recipes. It provides awesomely healthy recipes for everything you can imagine. One of the tabs is "On Hand". I can insert up to three items I have on hand, and it provides me with creative recipes that use those ingredients. It's fun to type in three unrelated, weird foods and see what it comes up with! Any recipes I like I can mark as "favorites" and they'll be kept handy. Am I enticing you with the iPhone?

The other night, I had two packages of soft corn tortillas that I really wanted to use in a new, fun way. I typed in "corn tortillas" and came up with 34 options! Flautas sounded super delicious and making them in a healthy way sounded even better!

Here's the recipe...

Ground Beef Flautas
1 pound lean ground beef
1 T. olive oil
1 diced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 c. Monteray Jack cheese, grated
12 soft corn tortillas
Lettuce, sour cream, salsa (optional toppings)
*my sneaky ingredient: 1 c. chopped black beans (mix in with meat mixture and no will ever know, but it tastes oh so good!)

Heat oven to 425 degrees.
Brown ground beef and drain. Heat oil and saute onion. Add garlic, beef, and seasonings (& beans).
Place corn tortillas on baking sheet. Spread meat mixture and cheese on tortillas. Place another corn tortilla on top and brush with a little olive oil.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until tortillas are crispy, turning half way through.
Garnish with lettuce, sour cream, salsa, or whatever toppings you like!



Unknown said...

I think you should start a food magazine. Everything about your blog is perfect: perfect healthy/yummy recipes, great pictures, perfect instructions. Seriously! The happy faces of your family could be your food-models! What a great idea. I'll be your accountant :-)

peter marie said...

What a cool app! I'll have to check if we can get that on the ...touch...

The coat tree looks cute with the trees up. Way to hang those hooks!

Amy@My Front Porch said...

You're totally selling me on the iPhone...I can't tell you how many times I've wished I could wave a magic wand and have it tell me what I could make with the ingredients in my pantry!