Tacos, tortillas and more

Foodbuzz dinner

I can’t believe how tired I feel today after the fun and busy weekend we just had. Cooking for thirty people and partying afterwards is no laughing matter anymore for me. I am not 23 anymore and I am starting to feel it, LOL. Anyway, today is a busy day in What’s Cooking because I have a lot of things to post about.

First we have a winner for the SCANPAN 10″ eco-friendly fry-pan. We had seven participants and random.org picked number 5. Congratulations Anniepooh! A brand new pan will be on its way to your house soon! A true foodie like yourself deserves the best and not that pan you are still using, hehe. You will be able to throw it away soon πŸ™‚


Second, Homemade #4 – Tortillas was a big success. We didn’t have a ton of entries, but the ones we did have were so amazing that I feel so proud of each and every single participant. Great job everybody! Now you can proudly say that you are a true tortilla maker πŸ™‚ Here are the entries:

icedteaforme made corn tortillas for cinco de mayo:

Kelly coincidentaly just made tortillas for the first time after her trip to Mexico. She used them for tacos. They look so good, don’t they?:

Cory has been making his own flour tortillas for a long time and he shared his recipe with us:

Imagelicious made an amazing batch of flour tortillas. She found the secret to make them in the third try. That’s persitance! This beautiful picture speaks for itself:

Ivy wasn’t sure she was going to be able to make tortillas using her non-stick skillet, but she did an amazing job making her own whole-wheat sun dried tomato tortillas for the very first time. She used them for fajitas:

YasmeenHealthNut didn’t like corn tortillas until she made her own at home. She shared her method with us and her delicious recipe for Bean Enchiladas with Roasted Poblano Sauce:

Joan Nova and her Family Food Fight Team took the challenge very seriously. They collectively made the tortillas and individually made the toppings. This is what I call team work and they did a great job:

My beautiful friend Deeba made Tortillas in a hurry before leaving for a little beautiful hamlet in the Himalayas. She made Beanie Quesadillas with them:

And Ben, your host, made spinach tortillas and beet chalupas, look at those beautiful colors:

Thank you everyone for participating. This has been my favorite Homemade challenge so far. I will be posting this month’s challenge sometime this week. I need to make it and get some pictures of it. So stay tuned!

And speaking of tortillas, for my Foodbuzz taco party on Saturday I didn’t make my own tortillas. Originally I was thinking about it, but when I saw that the list of guests kept growing I decided to buy them from a tortilleria close to my house. In Mexico most people don’t make their own tortillas anymore. They buy them fresh from tortillerias, shops with big machines that have one single purpose: making toritllas. I bought too many of them and now I have 9 dozens in my fridge and freezer. At least I won’t have to worry about making tortillas for a while.

Tortilleria by Rene Venturoso

Tortilleria by Rene Venturoso

Two of the tacos I made for my event on Saturday were cochinita pibil (a traditional dish from the Yucatan peninsula) and al pastor tacos. I was going to write about these tacos, but I will let youtube do that for me today (I am still tired and can’t think straight, LOL)

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And here’s a very talented, but shy, taquero (taco chef):

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I didn’t get any pictures of my al pastor tacos served with my pineapple pico de gallo salsa, but I leave you with the picture of cochinita pibil. You can get the recipe for these delicious tacos here.

Β‘Buen provecho!

I am sending this post to June’s Go Ahead Honey is Gluten-Free hosted by Carol, because corn tortillas are gluten-free and can be more manly (this month’s theme) than pork spicy tacos, right?


  • Everybody did a great job with the tortillas. Isn’t blogging amazing, how many things we learn everyday. The picture with the taquero, is that gyros he is making?

  • Everyone did an excellent job Ben and congratulations to the winner of the pan:D

  • Great effort by everyone! The taquero looks like he is using gyros!

  • Lots of lovely tortillas. I couldn’t join in as I was a bit busy last month. Maybe the next one, eh?

  • All the entries look great! I will definitely have to try some time as it looks a bit more manageable than I thought and I am sure the results are absolutely delicious.

  • Some great looking tortillas

  • Inspiring! i didn’t get to participate this time, but i’ll make the tortillas at home:-)

  • MMMMM…Ben: it all looks fabulous!
    Everyone did a great job making the tortilla’s! Yummie!

  • I’m going to admit that making homemade tortillas does look daunting, but I’m impressed with the results. Sun dried tomatoes? That sounds perfect with some cheese πŸ™‚

    I hear ya bout not being 23 anymore. Sometimes a guy has to sit the roller coaster out

  • I would sit at that little taco buffet bar (in the photo above) and eat all of that. Oh my gosh, so good.

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