We get a lot of our healthy food ideas from the McDougall Forum. This particular one came in with a pinto bean gravy post to start and a nice comment with the biscuits popped up soon after, showing its always important to read what everyone has to say!Kristin's Chunky Style Gravy
Pinto Bean Gravy (reposted from the Food Forum on drmcdougall.com)
In a small pot, mash a cup of pinto beans very well.
Add 1 generous teaspoon tomato paste.
1/2 teaspoon onion powder and garlic powder
A pinch of salt
A grinding of pepper
Start with about 1/2 cup water/veggie broth and just keep adding as it heats up to your desired consistency.
Stir well over medium heat. Taste for seasoning.
(If you're in Maximum Weight Loss you can do this over a baked potato instead of the biscuits. Makes enough to cover about four. Remember flour fills the carb tank fast preventing your body from dipping into the fat fuel tank, but carbs don't turn to fat, not even white flour or sugar.)
Drop Biscuits (The (Almost) No Fat Cookbook: Everyday Vegetarian Recipes by Bryanna Clark Grogan)
Preheat oven to 400F/200C.
Mix together in a medium bowl:
2 cups flour [I usually use half WW and half Unbleached White]
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Stir in with a fork:
1 1/4 cups reduced-fat soymilk [or other low-fat, non-dairy milk] mixed with 1 tablespoon lemon juice (mix these together first and let sit for a minute)
Stir quickly to moisten the dry ingredients. Drop the mixture by large spoonfuls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes. Serve immediately. Makes about 9 biscuits.
MUST DO variation: For Herb Biscuits, add 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil, 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives, and 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano, thyme or marjoram.
Lex's Creamy Gravy with Hot Sauce (taste more like GRAVY than Chunky Style)
Pour the Gravy on the biscuits, garnish with a little hot sauce and chives and you're in heaven. It takes me back to the mornings at McDonalds when I'd rarely wake up out of my lethargic Standard Diet Stupor to make it down before they stopped serving breakfast except these don't super size you!
Thank you so much to fellow McDougall Food Forum posters who come up and share the greatest ideas!