Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tomato Goat Cheese Strata

Before the strata, I just wanted to say thanks for all of your amazing comments on my last post!! I will be answering all of your questions soon, but first-- more food, since you need to be well-fueled for any day ;)

Walking through the store the other day, I came across a loaf of day (or two)-old Iggy's bread for $1. After hearing Dawn sing its praise, I knew this loaf was destined for a strata and quickly put it into my basket :) I perused some of my bookmarked strata recipes, and picked this Tomato Goat Cheese Strata as I also had a chunk of goat cheese that REALLY needed to be used!


I followed the recipe, using Whole Wheat Sourdough and a can of Fire-Roasted Whole tomatoes that I just broke apart in the pan. I added 1T of Daregal fresh frozen Italian blend to the tomato mixture (my tomatoes didn't have any spices, I also left out the sage), and ended up baking it in a 9"square pan. It was stuffed to the brim, and I may have had to sneak a few chunks of bread to make it all fit :)


While the recipe supposedly made 4 servings with an 8oz loaf of bread (which I thought mine was), it looked immense! I cut it into 6 servings and enjoyed it for breakfast all week long with a green smoothie. A great way to start the day!!


One more thing, remember that Italian Grilled cheese I posted about using Daregal Fresh Frozen Herbs (which I did see at my Shaws!!!)? Go RATE my recipe in their contest if you can spare a click :) This was so good, it blew my mind!

32 comments:

Krista said...

OMG...that strata looks FABULOUS!!!

Elra said...

I guess after that exiting event of triathlon yesterday, having a slice of this strata would be a perfect idea!

ashley (sweetandnatural) said...

LOVE goat cheese! :-)

Erica said...

Wow this looks SOOOO good. I bet it'd be just amazing on a chilly day!

5 Star Foodie said...

What a delicious strata with tomatoes and goat cheese! Perfect for a brunch!

Anna said...

Iggy's is the BEST!

Camilla said...

Well thanks a lot, I am now offically starving :)

Yum yum yum. I hope you allow yourself extra portions considering you triathlon.

Oh, how I envy you your bread options in Boston. That is the biggest problem living in a smaller town. It has forced me to bake more bread, but it would still be nice to be able to pick up a loaf. Whole wheat sourdough sounds heavenly.

Kelly said...

I love a good strata and that looks delicious. I think I have some Iggy's bread at home right now although I had no idea it was getting so many rave reviews.

Dawn said...

Finally you tried it! Have you ever seen their bread making factory? It truly is a work of art, very modern bakery and so very CLEAN!
Iggy's bread is like no other. Paris breads runa close second.
Thanks for the shoutout Momma!!

Pumpkin said...

The strata looks like heaven... What a great breakfast- it'd certainly get me out of bed.

Joanne said...

I love the idea of this savoring cheesiness for breakfast. I would totally have been sneaking the bread as well. Bread is my weakness. Especially sourdough. But that's another story for another day...

Sharon said...

Oh my goodness, that looks AMAZING!

Jess said...

Oooh that looks so good! I have bread to use up, but no eggs. :(

Maria said...

That is one good lookin strata!

wholefoodswholeme said...

i've never made strata - this looks phenomenal!

Kerstin said...

Oh wow, what a breakfast! Makes my bowl of cereal look very sad. I (of course!) especially love all the goat cheese in there :) I'll have to check out Iggy's bread too.

Juliana said...

This strata looks just delicious...I love the brownish on top of it...can almost taste it. Great pictures. By the way thank you for visiting my site.

Reeni♥ said...

This looks wonderful!! And I voted for you five stars! Good luck!

Elina said...

Just voted for you!
I don't know what a strata is, but it looks like I have to try it!!

Adam said...

Awesome colors, it's like an all season type of bread. Talk about a perfect carb up for a race :)

How's you being almost all grown up too? Are you still learning along with your lab work?

pigpigscorner said...

Looks so inviting! Can't wait to dig in!

Pam said...

It looks and sounds WONDERFUL.

glidingcalm said...

wow! that looks truly amazing!!

Rosiecat said...

You made a strata like that and you didn't invite me over for breakfast (or dinner, or lunch, or brunch, or linner)? I'm not sure we can be blog friends any more ;-)

Nice work, my dear! It sounds like this dish is a good keeper if you were able to eat it happily all week. I might try making a small batch of it in an 8x4 pan. I do love my strata!

Cate O'Malley said...

You had me at goat cheese - that looks to-die-for.

Steph (I am Bee) said...

the strata looks fabulous! and i looove goat cheese

Diana said...

Holey Moley, that looks perfect. You're hired. :)

Bec said...

wow this looks amazing!

Emily said...

I've never had a strata before. This one looks great!

Emily said...

That looks so good! I wish I could eat a piece through the screen. :-)

Kevin said...

That strata looks so tasty! I could go for that for brunch this morning.

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