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On Their Blogs By Their Hands: Vegan Cheesy Biscuits

13 Comments 21 June 2012

On Their Blogs By Their Hands:  Vegan Cheesy Biscuits

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.

And then again the next morning with egg muffins that Shirley made from Kayln’s recipe at Kayln’s Kitchen.

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.

Readers, dish!

  • 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?

Your Comments

13 Comments so far

  1. Alisa says:

    Oh yum! I so wish I could have made it. Next time I hope! I missed that recipe from Shirley – going to give it a look-see now.

  2. Ooohh…this is making me happy and sad all at once, Heather! It is making me miss the fun that we had but making me happy to remember it all again! I love this little series you are doing! And those biscuits are making me really really hungry right now!! 😀

    • Heather says:

      Thank you, Kim! Can’t wait to share your decadent goodies on Tuesday. I haven’t dared to make it myself yet. I need to bring it to a party so I don’t find myself in a chocolate coma!

  3. Debi says:

    That was a grand meal we had! Not to mention a great breakfast. 😀 Makes me wish we were all getting together this weekend for some food and fun again!

  4. Linda says:

    What a great start to this series. I wish I had gotten to try some of those biscuits. They look great. I thought that the first time I saw them on Shirley’s blog, but I have yet to make them. I really need to.

    • Heather says:

      Thank you, Linda! You’re up next Wednesday with that amazing cake!! It was so delightful to get to know you in such a peaceful setting. Love meeting people at conventions, but a home just adds that special touch. Shirley’s was perfect.

  5. Heather, your biscuits are beautiful! And you’re so right about that salad–it will make a salad lover out of anyone. Truly. 😉 Many, many thanks for this lovely post. Reading it makes me remember our wonderful days together and allows me to visualize us all together. :-) I so appreciate all your kind words! Looking forward to the rest of the posts and next year’s retreat!


    p.s. You left out the Crab Claws. Alcohol-induced memory lapse? Even one is potent! Hehe.

    • Heather says:

      You are such an incredible hostess. And I’m so thankful for the time to get to know you and the girls (and Sonny!). Crab Claws? Wow! So delicious!! I could’ve made a series just on your recipes alone from the weekend. You taught me so much!

      And I’m not kidding, I made these biscuits again this morning! Had to make hummus first, but it was worth the extra effort!



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