Saturday, February 18, 2012

Spinach & Mushroom Strata

Strata is a layered dish, as the name might imply, and the layers in "Spinach and Mushroom Strata" (page 511) include onion, garlic, cubed bread, and vegan cheese, as well as the spinach and mushroom.  Each layer is moistened with a blend of seasoned tofu and soymilk, and allowed to sit for a while to soak up the liquid before baking. The sprinkling of smoked paprika gives the dish a complex flavor, hinting at the flavors of bacon or ham. This dish seemed hearty enough to serve as a dinner entrée, and that is what I did.  To keep this McDougall friendly, I omitted the oil when sautéing the veggies. It's hard to find an oil-free vegan cheese, but if you can, be sure to use it in this recipe. Also look for a whole grain French or Italian bread to further boost the nutritional value.

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