Biscuits and Gravy is easily one of my most missed foods since going Gluten Free/Paleo. Long ago, I bookmarked the recipe in Paleo Comfort Foods for Biscuits and Gravy, but I just hadn’t ever gotten around to making them. Somehow, I had got it in my head that it would be quite a process. Last week, Juli over at PaleOMG posted her version of Bs&Gs and it started up those cravings again.
Ultimately, I ended up using a couple of different recipes for inspiration and then doing my own thing. (Adding a bag of baby greens to the sausage gravy was a yummy addition, but feel free to leave it out if you aren’t as veggie loving as we are.)
I used the biscuit recipe right out of Paleo Comfort foods (Basic Biscuits, p.108). I don’t feel comfortable sharing it, as the Paleo Comfort Foods folks haven’t share it on their website, but I found two websites that give the recipe here & here. These biscuits turned out nicely, but I am not finished searching for a good paleo biscuit recipe. There are a few others I would like to try:
You know my picky eater? This is what her plate looked like:
It only took me a few minutes to cook a few patties so that she could eat her sausage separately She also packed it in her lunch the next day. I hated gravy as a kid, too. She will soon enough learn the error in her ways!
This was my contribution to both our Paleo Thanksgiving and my family ‘Thanksgiving dinner. I had several non-Paleo family members ask for the recipe, so in my mind that makes it a winner. I would eat this dish anytime, but it is especially suited for holiday gatherings. This recipe can also be tweaked quite a bit after you get the hang of it & it doesn’t have any strange ingredients, so I think it is a great one, even for someone who isn’t that comfortable in the kitchen.
This recipe is based off the Brussels Sprouts Slaw recipe that is in Paleo Comfort Foods. This is my favorite cookbook to go through when trying to find ideas to serve my non-Paleo family. I grew up in the Midwest on a farm, so although we aren’t Southern our preferred style of food is Home Cookin’. This particular cookbook is the closest in style to how I grew up cooking and eating. (Paleo Biscuits & Gravy, anyone?) It is a cookbook that is worth your bookshelf space.
This post is mostly procrastination to avoid the 14 loads of laundry and massive cleaning that needs to occur before my family gets here in about 24 hours. I have made a meal plan and shopping list for our Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas brunch contributions, though.
I haven’t included any links, but with any luck these will all turn out great. I will snap some pics and post proper links later. Merry Christmas!
Christmas Eve Dinner:
on the grill
Brussel Sprout slaw (from Paleo Comfort Foods)
brussel sprouts sliced thinly, bacon, dijon vinegar dressing
Cranberry Orange salad (also from Paleo Comfort Foods)
fresh cranberries and clementines boiled down
Baked Sweet Potatoes and Apples (check out my last blog post)
cubed sweet potatoes, applesauce, cinnamon and butter roasted together
Christmas Morning while opening gifts:
Paleo Monkey Bread (Paleo Parents blog)
I can’t wait to try this “healthier” version of a childhood favorite…still lots of sugar but no gluten reaction…not to mention the processed food that is a refridgerator biscuit…oh my.
Christmas Morning Brunch:
Bacon, Egg and Sweet Potato Brunch Casserole (also from Paleo Parents blog)
Just another variation on the baked egg idea, I am modifying this one a little
Paleo Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake with Maple-Vanilla Frosting (from The Clothes Make the Girl)