Chestnut & Mushroom Stroganoff

It is still World Vegan Month so I thought I’d share this delicious Stroganoff recipe with you! It’s packed full of mushrooms and chestnuts with a selection of herbs to give it a rich flavoursome taste. Serve it with rice, or quinoa, even bulghur or another grain. You can add some fresh vegetables on the side or eat it as it is. I think it would be pretty good with some fresh bread to mop up the sauce too. Now, don’t go thinking this is a difficult dish – it really is quite simple once you know the basics! 😀

The weather here is still up and down and this warming dish is perfect for this time of year. We’ve been baking lots this week again – mostly the mince pies, but we also made some shortbread, more breads, pizza, scones and chocolate muffins! Don’t worry, we didn’t eat them all ourselves! 😛 We had guests – little ones! 😀 This week it’s cake baking trial and error – to try and get the perfect chocolate and vanilla cake by the weekend! 😀 We need three cakes in total and if they could be vegan without anyone noticing well, wouldn’t that be great! 😀 We’re trying to reduce the sugar content whilst keeping the taste so hopefully we will come up with something amazing! 😀

What are you up to this week? Has the weather caught up with you along with its bugs and viruses? Are you up to date with tidying outside for Winter?  Are you planning a Thanksgiving party? Doing Christmas shopping? Debating whether to send physical Christmas cards out or use a virtual online card service (we still send seasonal cards out and love receiving them!) or still enjoying shuffling through the colourful crispy leaves (or is that just me!)?

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Chestnut & Mushroom Stroganoff

Seasonal chestnuts with plenty of meaty mushrooms in a rich flavoursome sauce. Dairy free and vegetarian, this is one dish which will please everyone.

Created by:: Laurena @LifeDietHealth
  • Oil of choice (we used coconut)
  • 1 medium onion halved and sliced
  • 1 clove garlic diced
  • 200- 300g mushrooms sliced (approx 3 cups) (any variety)
  • 100- 200g pre-cooked chestnuts halved
  • 200 ml milk (we used unsweetened carton coconut)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce / tamari / coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon flour / cornflour
  1. Heat or melt the oil, add the onion and cook until just starting to change colour. Add the garlic, stir through, then add the mushrooms. Cover and allow to cook through.

  2. Add the chestnuts and heat through before pouring the milk over. Move everything around in the pan – getting any bits off the bottom of the pan.

  3. Sprinkle over all the herbs – paprika, rosemary, dill, tarragon, pepper and the nutritional yeast. Mix in, then add the soy sauce. Allow to cook for a few minutes to see how thick the sauce is.

  4. Stir the flour into the pan to allow the sauce to thicken. Cook through covered for a further 5 minutes.

  5. Enjoy!

Tips & Storage
  • You can make this just with mushrooms if you don’t have chestnuts, but it is more substantial with the nuts added.
  • If you don’t have all the herbs, paprika and rosemary on their own will still give a great taste. 
  • If you want a creamier stroganoff, add a couple of tablespoons of coconut cream with the milk.
  • Serve with your favourite grain and/or fresh vegetables. 
  • If its your thing, you could add a glug or two of your favourite tipple – white wine, sherry or even red wine. Add before the milk and cook through for five minutes before adding the milk.
  • Keep any leftovers refrigerated and consume within three days. 


  • Eva Gallon 14th November 2018 at 15:03

    Yummy, perfect for this week when the temperature has now dropped to single digits – I will add chilli flakes lol. I know it will be lovely with some bulghur pilaf☺ Mmm, vanilla cake: looking forward to that recipe! I always reduce the amount of sugar in recipes too, this normally means a squirt or two of agave syrup lol

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 14th November 2018 at 15:14

      Oh! You got the cold weather over there too! I’m glad it’s cold today as we’re waiting for a replacement fridge/freezer and ours is turned off! We have a four hour delivery window, then have to wait six hours before we can turn the new one on – I’m sure everything will be defrosted by then!!! Ooo, I didn’t even think of adding chilli flakes to this and I usually put them in everything! 😛 Cake, cake and more cake! HOpefully I’ll create a go-to recipe! 😀 x

  • Gemma 14th November 2018 at 18:04

    This looks amazing. ..I’m definitely trying this..maybe at the weekend when I’m feeling a little better. My nan died on Sunday ?? and heartbroken is an understatement! (She loved baking…. I could never bake like her if I tried for a million years…she was the best! Especially at marble cake) So there’s a challenge for you, recipe for marble cake to beat nannas would be fab ??

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 14th November 2018 at 21:07

      Oh Gemma, why didn’t you say. Sending lots of love your way. I will definitely try a marble cake for you and Nan – round or rectangle (just to be sure it’s right for you)? This stroganoff is so good-if you were nearer I’d bring some over! More love and hugs to you all xxx

  • Gemma 14th November 2018 at 22:04

    She always did a round one ?
    I love mushrooms I could eat them with everything (a lot of people I know don’t like them) I’m always looking for new ideas for mushrooms as there’s only me in my house that eats them ?
    I wish I was nearer ?

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 15th November 2018 at 08:25

      Round one it will be then!? Ditto re mushrooms! I often just cook them on their own with garlic and black pepper and have them on the side. Or I stuff the giant ones with grains or beans? Let’s make a February half term plan?!

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