On Tuesday I shared about my incredible experience of getting to know some gluten-free food bloggers at a weekend retreat. One of the benefits of having food bloggers as friends is that you get the inside scoop behind the blog and behind the recipes. Another benefit is that you have the opportunity to enjoy recipes found on their blogs made by their hands. Oh, and you never have to ask, “Is this gluten free?” Everything is gluten free!
Shirley of gfe (Gluten-Free Easily) is one of my favorite bloggers. I like to call her the mother of the gluten-free bloggers. She has a wealth of experience, she has a heart to share and help others, and all it takes is one comment on your blog from Shirley to feel warmth coming through like a mother’s hug. Ever wonder if the person behind the writing is sincere? You don’t have to wonder with Shirley. If you love her online, you will adore her in person!
This is when I first met Shirley at the Gluten and Allergen-Free Expo in 2011. I was more than a little star struck.
One of my new favorite recipes from Shirley is her Brazilian Un-Cheese Biscuits. I have no idea why I hadn’t tried these biscuits before. I remember the day she posted the recipe and her pictures, and I put them on my list of recipes to try. But you know what happens with lists. They grow and grow, and you may only get to 2 or 3 items on your list if you’re lucky.
Thankfully Shirley made us her Brazilian Un-Cheese Biscuits for breakfast, and they were incredible! I couldn’t believe they were vegan as they taste so cheesy! The secret to these biscuits is that they’re made with hummus. Yes, hummus! I’m a hummus nut, and the hummus gives the biscuits a moist tenderness that is hard to achieve in gluten-free baking. These biscuits are grain-free too as she uses almond flour.
We ate these biscuits with eggs one morning.
Before you fly on over to gfe to find the recipe for Brazilian Un-Cheese Biscuits, let me give you another tip. When you get there, look for one more amazing recipe that Shirley made for us…her Great Salad. This is a can’t-go-wrong, make-it-for-a-dinner-party, take-it-to-a-potluck, serve-it-for-Christmas-dinner salad.
A compliment to any meal.
Thank you, Shirley, for an amazing weekend filled with fun, laughter, walks, crabs, nurturing, sightseeing, shark tooth hunting, and delicious food.
- When is the last time you had a tender biscuit?
- Who do you consider to be a mentor in your life?
- For those of you who know Shirley, how has she encouraged you?