Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger: Shirley from Gluten-Free Easily

Have you met my friend Shirley Braden?

Shirley is the author and creative mind behind Gluten Free Easily , a website dedicated to making gluten free living, well, easy. More than that though, Shirley is a mentor, advocate, leader and recipe developer.

As a blogger in the gluten-free world, I don’t know where I would be without the support and guidance Shirley gives.

Not a month goes by where I don’t benefit from words of wisdom from this dear friend, so imagine what joy I felt when I was able to adopt Shirley for this month’s Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger event.

Of course, that is certainly one of the perks of hosting this event…first dibs on your favorite bloggers. 😉

Having tried a number of Shirley’s recipes, I was anxious to make a recipe or two from her site that we had yet to enjoy.

The problem is one of the recipes I really, really, REALLY wanted to try had one ingredient that required me to do a bit of recipe writing on my end.

You see, these Brazilian Un-Cheese Rolls/Biscuits are made with hummus.

As you know, hummus is made with beans.

Beans are legumes.

My family and I are not currently eating legumes.

To compensate for this, I first had to perfect a paleo-safe red pepper hummus.  And I did. Finally.

And you know what?

Not only was it worth developing a recipe to make these biscuits paleo-friendly…I now have a fantastic veggie dip that is out of this world.


The hummus recipe will be coming your way next Wednesday. I promise. But as for these crunchy on the outside soft on the inside just like gluten-filled yeast biscuits without the gluten or the yeast, the recipe can be found here.

No doubt you’ll love these as much as we do.

To make these grain-free, I simply used my homemade grain-free baking powder which is modeled after Kelly, The Spunky Coconut’s grain-free baking powder, simply replacing the potato starch with arrowroot powder.  This recipe works perfectly every time.

My family loved these biscuits and look forward to making them for mini sandwiches throughout the school year!

Before I had a chance to select a second recipe from Shirley’s archive, she had to go and post this bacon chicken recipe.


I mean, what’s not to love?  Caramelized onions, garlic and red pepper with chicken that has been sautéed in rich bacon drippings before being baked into one delicious dish.

Yes, please!

While we made these without the optional ingredient, I am anxious to give the Majestic Garlic Spread a try as I am certain this will make this chicken even more heavenly.

Served with a simple side of sautéed summer squash, this meal got the thumbs-up from everyone at my table.

With five kids and a picky husband, that is no small feat.

Brazilian Biscuits and Bacon Chicken.

A delicious adoption, indeed.



  1. Sunny, this is such a kind and generous adoption! Thank you so very much, my friend! I am so excited that you have created a paleo version of my Brazilian Biscuits. Can’t wait to see the hummus replacement recipe. 😉 And woohoo on Bacon Chicken, right? Gotta love that dish!

    Thanks again, dear! Can’t wait to see the entire roundup! xoxox,

  2. I LOVE Shirley!!! She is such an inspiration and an encouragement to us all. And those Brazilian Un-Cheese Biscuits are out of this world! So moist and delicious. For about a month I made them every Saturday morning! Good choice!


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