DIY Homemade Scalloped Potatoes

 

 

Creamy and cheesy!

This is one of the best homemade scalloped potatoes with cheese, garlic and rosemary.

The recipe requires 25 minutes preparation time, approximately 45 minutes cooking time, and can serves 6, and is  easy, quick and impressive.

 

Ingredients:

  • 5 ounces goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup goat milk
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 1/2 pounds small Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed with peels on*
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a 1 1/2 to 2-quart casserole dish with baking spray. Set aside.
  • With a sharp chef’s knife, slice the potatoes into very thin slices, 1/8-inch-thick or less. Place the potatoes in a   large bowl, drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle with the minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat the slices    as evenly as you can.
  • Spread 1/3 of the potato slices in the bottom of the prepared dish. Crumble half of the goat cheese over the  top. Repeat with the next 1/3 of the potatoes, then the remaining goat cheese, then finish by layering on the final third of the potatoes. The potatoes may discard some liquid as they rest in the bowl. If this happens,  simply leave the liquid in the bottom bowl and shake the potato slices gently in your hands to remove excess  liquid before layering them in the dish.
  • Pour the milk evenly over the top of the dish, then sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Cover the dish with foil, bake for 30 minutes, then uncover and bake for 15 additional minutes, until the top has browned. Scatter the rosemary over the top. Serve hot.

*Nutritional facts:

The Scalloped Potatoes contains 243 Calories per serving; – Carbohydrates 30g, Protein 9g, Fat 14g, Saturated fat 6g, Cholesterol 17mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 2g.


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DIY “Homemade Goat Milk Ice Cream”

Mocha Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe!

About the homemade ice cream:

Homemade ice cream recipes are the ultimate summertime treat. This homemade ice cream will really “wow” the coffee lovers in your life!

This ice cream recipe is a creamy custard-style frozen treat with a rich coffee and goat milk base and delicious mini chocolate chips for variety. Goat milk makes a delicious creamer for coffee, and similarly this recipe captures that wonderful flavor in a delightful, cold sensation.

The recipe below is for a 4-quart freezer.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 quarts whole goat milk
  • 1 can evaporated goat milk
  • 4 Tbsp. instant coffee
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 cups sugar

Directions:

  • Mix sugar, salt, flour and instant coffee in a saucepan. Gradually stir in 1 quart of goat milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened – approximately 15 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs until well beaten. Slowly add a cup of the hot milk mixture to the eggs, stirring well.
  • Pour the egg-milk mixture into the saucepan, stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and chill in the refrigerator for several hours until cool, or place pan in a larger pot of ice water, stirring frequently, to cool more quickly.
  • Combine the evaporated milk, remaining quart of goat milk, and vanilla extract. Add the chilled, cooked mixture and stir well with a wire whisk. Pour into ice cream freezer canister. Add chocolate chips, and freeze according to your ice cream manufacturer’s instructions.

 

If you are a coffee lover who enjoys sipping those rich, sweet frozen coffee treats in the summer, you will love this goat milk ice cream!

Enjoy!

 

Nutritional facts

Saturated fat 15.3g, Unsaturated fat 7.6g, Carbohydrates 32.5g, Sugar 28.9g, Fiber 0.9g, Protein 5.3g, Cholesterol 79.2mg.

 

 

 

“Yogurt Lemon Squares Recipe” – You DIY

 

Have an eye for a cold and creamy dessert?

 

Yogurt is high in calcium and protein and includes bacteria that are beneficial to digestion and goat milk yogurt is always cool and refreshing.

 

Similarly, goat milk yogurt desserts are a great way to “chill out” from the summer heat and this dessert recipe is doubly so! Cold and creamy, with just a hint of that unique goat milk tang, yogurt goes well in many cold and frozen treats.  Add the tangy taste of yogurt to the zip of lemon in a cold dessert, and you can feel your body temperature dropping as you Eat and Enjoy…………..

 

These Yogurt Lemon Squares are delicious, elegant, and amazingly simple to create.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 3 oz. box lemon gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup goat milk yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. goat milk

Directions:

  • Add the boiling water to the gelatin, and stir until completely dissolved. In another bowl, mix the yogurt and milk together until smooth. Pour the yogurt mixture into the gelatin, stirring to combine thoroughly.
  • Lightly spray the bottom and sides of an 8″x8″ pan with cooking spray. Pour the mixture into the pan, and chill in the refrigerator for several hours until completely set. Cut into squares, carefully remove with a spatula, and serve.

 

How to enjoy Yogurt Lemon Squares?

 

Yogurt lemon squares go well with graham crackers or other lightly-sweetened cookies, as well as fruit. Top with whipped topping, powdered sugar (just before serving otherwise, it will melt), or a lemon twist.

 

Instead of squares, you could also make “rounds” by using a muffin pan instead of a square pan. Or, if you have kids, use a gelatin mold to create a dessert that will really make them smile. You can also make yogurt lemon “ice cubes” by using an ice cube tray. And one thing I am certain is………summer will be a lot cooler with this dessert on the menu.

 

 

Learn How Goats Milk Products Benefits the Elderly

Various goat milk products including fresh milk, milk powder, fermented, frozen, condensed and dehydrated milk, and skin care products are produced in many countries. Goat milk plays a vital role in our body and skin as well.

 

As we age, the changes in our bodies create challenges for sufficient nutrient intake and absorption. Goat milk and dairy goat products provide good source of protein, calcium, minerals, vitamins and beneficial fats to fulfill elderly adults nutritional requirements.

 

Normally, elderly adults lack the motivation to cook nutritional meals especially if it has been their daily routine throughout their entire life. Therefore, dairy goat products, such as milk, cheese and yogurt which do not require cooking or preparation, when combined with other nutritious, ready-to-eat foods like fruits, bread or crackers, can provide a nutrient-dense, protein-rich meal with little effort.

 

Elderly adults with gum and mouth problems, like dentures or missing teeth, along with reduced saliva production, create problems chewing and swallowing solid foods. Goat milk and soft cheeses require no or little chewing, and can be combined with other soft foods to provide variety, like pureed fruits.

 

Many elderly adults tend to drink less than optimal amounts of liquids due to reduce sensation of thirst. Milk is nearly 90 percent water, and can provide hydration in a form that many elderly adults find more appealing than water. Milk is also easily flavored to suit particular tastes.

 

Some elderly adults take diuretics, which cause elevated excretion of important minerals like potassium, calcium and magnesium. Goat milk has 134 per cent more potassium than cow milk, and also has higher levels of magnesium.

 

Food moves more slowly through the gastrointestinal tract of the elderly adults , often resulting in constipation. Goat milk is highly digestible and 100 per cent of the protein in milk is absorbed before it reaches the large intestine. Cultured goat milk products, such as yogurt, buttermilk and kefir, also contain bacteria that are beneficial to gastrointestinal health.

 

Elderly adults often complaint of lack of appetite, their taste have changed and the texture of many foods are disagreeable. Lack of appetite combined with reduced nutrient absorption can cause weight loss and dwindling muscle tissue. Whole goat milk is calorie and protein-rich, containing more fat, protein and amino acids than cow milk. Goat milk and dairy goat products have mild taste and the smooth textures are usually easily accepted. They are also easy to blend with cooked foods and milk, plain yogurt or sour cream can be used to moisten foods which would otherwise be dry or difficult to chew.

 

Skin Care

 

Goat milk is also great for your skin because it is rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins as well as high in lactic acid which helps exfoliate dead skin cells and soften your skin. Elderly skin care is a very important health concern for aging adults. While our skin is generally ignored throughout life unless we have a cut, a rash, an itch, or a burn, etc., Skin is our largest and important organ – adults carry some 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms) and 22 square feet (2 square meters) of it,  and the  skin plays a much bigger role than just holding everything together in one package.

 

Healthy skin keeps infectious agents from entering the body, synthesizes essential vitamin D from sunlight, manufactures vitamin D for converting calcium into healthy bones and provides our sensation of touch through the various nerves running throughout.

 

The hallmark of goat milk is its gentleness and nutritive properties in digestion, but those same properties carry over to the skin care products, as well. Goat milk skin care products are especially suited for caring for the special challenges that aging skin presents.

 

For cleansing, goat milk soap has the benefits of a lower pH, making it more friendly to the skin’s protective acid mantle, and a high fat content that supplies moisture, while gently removing dirt and dead skin cells.

 

Goat milk soaps also come in a vast array of combinations that include nourishing herbs and other natural ingredients tailored for specific skincare needs. Read the labels or inquire as to the suitability of particular ingredients for elderly skin care, or for other special skin care needs.

 

Creams, lotion and body butters made from goat milk are also especially nourishing for elderly skin. The special fat and protein molecules from goat milk, along with an array of vitamins and minerals, are easily absorbed through the skin, providing hydration, a protective moisture barrier, and nourishment for the skin all at the same time.

 

Isolated rough patches of skin might also benefit from the application of a homemade facial solution containing goat milk yogurt, sour cream or buttermilk. These fermented products contain lactic acid, one of the alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), known for helping to remove dead surface layer skin cells to leave skin smoother.

 

These goat milk versions of alpha hydroxy acid contain no additional chemicals or preservatives and are not as harsh as commercial products.

 

Conclusion, goat milk and dairy goat products provide an immediate source of energy and important nutrients to you and elderly adults. Additionally, it is also vital to nourish skin from the inside out. Proper nutrition is an imperative component in elderly skin care.

As the saying goes, “The proof is in the pudding.”That pudding was made with goat milk, right?

 

If you or an elderly loved one suffers from dry, itchy skin, try a cleansing and hydration program based on goat milk. Products are widely available, and come in a range of scents or unscented and added ingredients.

 

Experiment with different brands and varieties to find one that works best for your special needs.

 

Of course, homemade products are almost guaranteed to be less irritating and more moisturizing than commercial products, not to mention less expensive!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Marketing Goat Milk Products

 

Various goat milk products including fresh milk, milk powder, fermented, frozen, condensed and dehydrated milk, and goat milk skin care products are produced in many countries. The goat cheese segment dominates the global goat milk products market share and is expected to sustain its position over the next few years globally. But, there is high variation in nutritional, chemical and rheological compositions between and within goat products due to the multiplicity of manufacturing, localities, management, procedures and animals factors.

 

Key factors in successful marketing of  goats milk products are :

  • Growing Demand For Goat Cheese
  • High Prevalence Of Lactose Intolerant Population
  • Growing Number of Health-Conscious Consumers
  • Growing Demand from Emerging Economies
  • Internet Largely Shaping End-user Purchasing Behaviour
  • Higher Nutritional Benefits Over Other Milk Varieties
  • Increasing Demand For Goat Milk Infant Formula

 

According to research, the global goat milk products market has witness significant growth and demand during this period and is expected to grow over the next few years. North America is the second-largest goat milk products market with the US leading market in the region. The increasing number of lactose-intolerant people is fueling the demand in this region. The growing awareness via increased campaigns, advertisements, and digital marketing have also boost the sale of goat milk products. And the increased usage of nutrient-rich goat milk powder in infant formulas and the growing number of the lactose-intolerant population also contribute to the market further.

 

Goat cheese is the important revenue contributors to the global goat milk products market and expected over the next few years. Chevre or fresh goat cheese is particularly preferred by consumers globally, and it contributed approximately 38% to the global revenue in 2019. And the presence of several health benefits, including high protein, low fat, and cholesterol content, easy digestibility, and increased availability is primarily driving the goat cheese segment.

 

Goat milk has high protein content and is easily digestible compared to cow and breast milk, with the majority of the consumption being concentrated in China. The rising product availability, packaging, and promotion are further driving the growth. The high prevalence of lactose intolerance, especially among Asian consumers, is also driving the demand in the APAC region.

 

Marketing and distribution strategies are immensely influencing global consumption patterns. In terms of distribution channels, goat milk products are distributed via online and offline channels. While offline channels account for the majority revenue shares, specialty stores and online channels have witness the fastest growth during this period, and is expected over the next few years. Supermarkets and hypermarkets, convenience stores are the major offline distribution channels. Hence do not underestimate any one of the channels.

 

Online channels mainly include company websites and third-party e-vendors. The development of digital marketing, e-commerce platforms, internet penetration, and mass data management has paved the way for the growth of the online segment. In emerging economies, the e-commerce sector is playing a significant role in product penetration. The increasing internet penetration has contributed to the rising buying awareness and has majorly benefit commercial buyers as they have plenty of options to consider, such as cost, product features, brand reputation, and post-sale services.

 

Conclusion – It is imperative to implement all of  the above-mentioned marketing strategies and distribution channels, and keep consumers and  buyers constantly updated on the products to sustain incremental sales.