Biscuits and Gravy 19. October 2012 William Davis (5) Biscuits and gravy: the ultimate comfort food . . . one you thought you’d never have again! The familiar dish of breakfast and holiday meals is recreated here with a delicious gravy that you can pour over piping hot biscuits. Because it contains no wheat or other unhealthy thickeners like cornstarch made with “junk” carbohydrates, there should be no blood sugar or insulin problems with this dish, nor joint pain, edema, acid reflux, mind “fog,” or dandruff—life is good without wheat! While the gravy is also dairy-free for those with dairy intolerances, the biscuits are not, as there are cheese and butter in the biscuits, both of which are optional, e.g., leave out the cheese and replace butter with coconut or other oil. Makes 10 biscuitsGravy:2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil1 pound loose sausage meat2½ cups beef broth¼ cup coconut flour½ cup coconut milk (canned variety)1 tablespoon onion powder1 teaspoon garlic powder½ teaspoon sea saltDash ground black pepperBiscuits:1 cup shredded cheddar (or other) cheese2 cups almond meal/flour¼ cup coconut flour¾ teaspoon baking soda½ teaspoon sea salt2 large eggs4 ounces butter, melted (or other oil, e.g., extra-light olive, coconut, walnut)To make gravy:In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté sausage, breaking up as it browns. Cook until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink.Turn heat up to medium to high and pour in beef broth. Heat just short of boiling, then turn down to low heat. Stir in coconut flour, little by little, over 3-5 minutes; stop adding when gravy obtains desired thickness. Pour in coconut milk and stir in well. Add onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and set aside. To make biscuits:Preheat oven to 325° F. In food chopper or processor, pulse shredded cheese to finer, granular consistency. Pour cheese into large bowl, then add almond meal, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt and mix thoroughly. Add the eggs and butter or oil and mix thoroughly to yield thick dough. Spoon out dough into 10 or so ¾-inch thick mounds onto a parchment paper-lined baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned and toothpick withdraws dry. Ladle gravy onto biscuits just before serving.