Monthly Archives: June 2018

  1. National Tapioca Day

    This recipe highlights the GaaS Cloud grocery items.

    Tapioca is obtained from the fleshy root of the bitter cassava. It is sold in flake or flour form as the pellet pearl tapioca. Tapioca flour is widely used in place of wheat flour in Central and South America, Africa, parts of India, and the West Indies. When tapioca is cooked it becomes transparent and increases in size. Tapioca is also used to thicken puddings and soup.

    Preparation

    Yield: 3-1/2 cups – 4 Servings

    Difficulty: Easy

    Prep time: Soak tapioca in water for 30 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 1/3 Cup Small Pearl Tapioca
    • 3/4 Cup Water
    • 2-1/4 Cups Milk (2% milk)
    • 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
    • 1/2 Cup Sugar Divided
    • 2 Eggs Separated
    • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla E
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  2. National Praline Day

    June 24th is National Praline Day.

    The original praline was a sweet confection made of almonds and caramelized. French settlers brought this recipe to Louisiana.

    In the 19th century, New Orleans chefs substituted pecans for almonds, added cream to thicken the confection, and thus created what became known throughout the American South as the praline. In New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast, where there are many communities settled by the French, the pronunciation is prah-leen, with the long aaah sound. Other regions of the country, including parts of Texas, Georgia, and New England have anglicized the term and pronounce it pray-leen. There are different stories surrounding the creation differ; However, it is widely agreed that pralines are named after French diplomat from the early 17th century whose name and title was César, duc de Choiseul, comte du Plessis-Praslin.

    In Europe, the praline has evolved to an entirely different candy

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  3. Introducing GaaS Cloud: Your Healthy Choice!

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  4. Meatball Sub Bites

    This recipe highlights the GaaS Cloud grocery items. All the ingredients in this recipe are available at GaaS Cloud!

     

    Preparation

    Preheat oven to 350 F

    Prep time: 5-10 minutes

    Minimum Time 25-30 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 1 Package of Immaculate Baking Organic Flaky Biscuits
    • 1 Jar of Bought or Homemade Marinara Sauce
    • 1 Package of 12 Frozen Meatballs 
    • 1 Package of Mozzarella Shredded Cheese

    Directions

    • Preheat oven to 350 F
    • Open biscuits according to package instructions.
    • Cut each biscuit in half and flatten using your hands or a rolling pin.
    • Press biscuit dough into each muffin tin cup.
    • Sprinkle
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  5. National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

    Chocolate is the second most common ice cream flavor in the US, behind number 1 vanilla.  Chocolate ice cream has been in existence over a hundred years and has been popular in the United States since the late 19th century. Check out some ice cream facts below:

    • An average dairy cow can produce enough milk in her lifetime to make a little over 9,000 gallons of ice cream.
    • The udder of a cow can hold between 25-50 lbs. of milk.
    • In the U.S., all ice cream needs to have a minimum of 10% milkfat if it is to be labeled “ice cream”. This includes custard based (French Style) ice creams.
    • Sorbet, has no milk at all. In Sherbet, milkfat is between 1 – 2%.
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  6. National Gingerbread Day

    Armenian Monk Gregory of Nicopolis invented Gingerbread and brought it to Europe in 992. In France he taught the French Christians how to make gingerbread until his death in 999, interestingly the gingerbread did not include ginger. Catholic monks were the first to add the spicy ginger root to gingerbread. Ginger spread throughout Europe from Malaysia, after the 11th century. The Catholic monks placed the cookie dough into molds depicting saints and religious scenes. Today is National Gingerbread Day! To celebrate GaaS Cloud has highlighted a few of our Gingerbread products:

    • Gingerbread Mix – Make any day feel like the holidays with the sweet and wholesome Whole Wheat. The most nutritious and delectable gingerbread mix on the market today.
    • Gingerbread Spiced Cookie – Gently spiced cookies are perfect year-round with a cup of tea or for an after-dinner treat.
    • Gingerbread Donuts – Enjoy the sweet and spicy taste of ginger, molasses, and cinnamon in a
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  7. National Ketchup Day

    One of America’s top condiment is Ketchup. Do you know where Ketchup originates from? If you said America, that’s incorrect, Ketchup originates from Asia. The name came from the Hokkien a Chinese word. Kê-tsiap, is the name of a sauce derived from fermented, the fish word for sauceed. The original ingredients of Ketchup contained: egg whites, mushrooms, oysters, mussels, or walnuts, among other ingredients.

    Ketchup went through a few modifications before it became what it is today. Today’s Ketchup is tomato base, the ingredients includes tomatoes, sweetener, and vinegar, with assorted seasonings and spices. The latter vary by the recipe but commonly include onions, allspice, coriander, cloves, cumin, garlic, mustard and sometimes celery, cinnamon or ginger. Ketchup has been a selling commodity since 1876. Legend has it that Henry John Heinz invented ketchup by adopting a Chinese recipe for so-called Cat Sup, a thick sauce made from tomatoes, special seasoning, and starch. Food e

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  8. Today is National Cheese Day!

    Today is National Cheese Day! To celebrate National Cheese Day, GaaS Cloud has highlighted a few types of cheese to keep in mind for a snack:

    • Natural Cheddar Cheese – Is a medium cheese that has a rich, sharp flavor and a smooth, firm texture. It’s perfect for home made macaroni & cheese or a classic grilled cheese sandwich.
    • Organic American Cheese – Adds flavor to sandwiches, burgers, wraps and more! Zesty cheddar, rich provolone or classic American cheese, conveniently sliced and ready for use.
    • Smoked Gouda – A mild and creamy Gouda, it’s lightly smoked over hickory, it has a rich delectable smoky flavor and a wonderfully aromatic cheese. Smoked Gouda has a splendid smoky pairing for nuts and spicy meats.
    • Monterey Jack Cheese with Jalapeno Peppers – This is a classic Jack with the crumbly, open texture, but packs a punch with slivers of hot peppers sprinkled in. It’s the obvious choice for nachos, Tex-Mex or southwestern dishes, and o
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  9. Bacon Mac and Cheese Bites Recipe

    Bacon Mac and Cheese Bites from Applegate (Natural and Organic Meats Company)

    This recipe highlights the GaaS Cloud grocery items. All the ingredients in this recipe are available at GaaS Cloud!

    The magic of mac and cheese, perfectly bite-sized. And with bacon! Best of all, these savory little appetizers can be made fully ahead, frozen and reheated just before serving.

    Makes: 48 pieces | Total Time: Less Than 60 Mins

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups elbow macaroni (8 ounces)
    • 1 (8-ounce) package Applegate Naturals® Sunday Bacon® Brand, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 2 cups milk
    • ½ small yellow onion, minced
    • ¼ teaspoon sweet paprika
    • 1 (8-ounce) package Applegate Naturals® Medium Cheddar Cheese, chopped
    • Salt and fres
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