Goat Milk Recipes

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Vegetarian Terrine Recipe (+Giveaway) Recipe

Terrine in French is a jellied dish. It's usually made of meat or seafood but today I made it exclusively vegetarian as an opportunity to experiment with the Redwood Hill Farm and Green Valley Organics products I recently received. Several of the people in my family are lactose-intolerant, so the combination of goat dairy products from Redwood Hill Farm and lactose-free cow dairy products is a real blessing. But the kefir, sour cream and yogurts are not just serviceable substitutions; these are some of the best dairy products I've ever used.

I created 3 layers respectively made with black beans and raw goat milk feta cheese, artichoke pesto; and sun-dried tomatoes and goat milk Cheddar cheese. I used agar agar, a seaweed substitute for gelatin, so the terrine would keep its shape together. To complete the dish, I drizzled it with tamarind chutney. Needless to say I've had a blast cooking with and tasting the products, and if you're lucky enough to win, you will too!

This is the last day of our 25 Days of Giveaways. Enter and you could win a prize valued at $100 (I picked my favorites from Redwood Hill Farm's selection of artisan cheeses also available for sale online at http://www.redwoodhill.com/shop, the full line of GVO products at http://greenvalleylactosefree.com/products/ and Redwood Hill Farms yogurtskefirs and millk).

Redwood Hill Farm Cheese

Make sure you're a fan of PhamFatale Facebook fan page, Green Valley Organics and Redwood Hill Farms or follow @Phamfatalecom and tweet about this giveaway. To make it easy, you can just copy and paste this tweet if you’d like: "$100 RHF & GVO #Giveaway from @Phamfatalecom and @gvolactosefree: http://bit.ly/sp4V7y".

PS: Also, the first 100 people to submit their address and the comment "Pham Fatale" on the Green Valley Organics contact page will receive a coupon for a free cup of yogurt! Hurry to get your coupon (the offer ends on 12/31)!

Redwood Hill Farms kid
Ma petite poupée! (My little doll).

PPS: I have one other announcement to make today and it's that my husband Lulu and I welcomed our first child into the world recently. She's a very healthy little girl and she's quite a handful. The folks at Redwood Hill Farms were so sweet to send me a tee-shirt for her to wear, and I thought I'd share the picture with you. She will definitely be a Redwood Hill Farm kid. Merry Christmas everyone!


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Terrine de Legumes (Vegetable Pate Recipe) Recipe

Terrine de légumes is another attempt on my part to share one of my favorite French "meat" dishes with my husband Lulu, who's a vegetarian. Pâté en terrine, in French, is a jellied meatloaf, so instead, I created a multi-layered vegetable terrine made of black lentils (for protein), grilled asparagus, crimini mushrooms, mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes. The jellied part of the terrine is replaced by a mixture of goat milk and agar agar.

I dressed the terrine with spicy parsley vinaigrette and decorated it with roasted chestnuts. You won't miss the meat!


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Goat Milk Ice Cream with Molasses Syrup Swirl Recipe

You've probably noticed, I'm addicted to anything and everything goat. Whether it's goat ricotta cheese, goat cheese Gouda or simple chèvre, I cannot get enough of goat’s milk unique flavor profile. I often use goat dairy products in savory dishes, but I thought it would be fun to experiment with goat milk in desserts. After some thought, it occurred to me that there is no better showcase for goat milk than making ice cream.

I made a simple custard using goat milk and chilled it overnight. I churned the ice cream and finished it with swirls of molasses and raisin syrup. The result was silky, delicious and not too rich. I've heard that goat milk is more easily digestible than regular cow's milk, which is good for the lactose-intolerant members of my family. The only downside: there wasn't enough to feed everyone! 


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