Monday, March 30, 2009

Mushroom Stroganoff

I have never in my life opened a bottle of wine, and I honestly I've only tasted a sip once or twice in the past. I'm not a drinker of alcohol, although I did have my experimentation years and tried plenty then! My husband had purchased a cheap corkscrew, so it was quite the adventure getting that bottle opened!

Anyways, I kept running across recipes calling for white wine in the sauce, and figured I would give it a try. I was a bit put off at first as the alcohol smell was just so intense, but it really cooked down to a fantastic sauce with a hint of sweetness and depth. I'll definitely use again!

1 lb pasta of your choice
1 pound sliced fresh mushrooms, I used half button, half baby bella (crimini)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 cup water
1 Tbsp Maggis sauce (similar to soy sauce, but uses wheat instead, at Asian market)
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp. soy-free worshteshire sauce (I found a Caribbean-ish one with no anchovies or soy sauce at HyVee)
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. onion powder
1 tsp. savory (I would have used thyme but had none...)
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 cup dry white wine
4 Tbsp flour
4 cups rice milk
salt and pepper to taste

Chop the onion and garlic and add to a large sauce pan along with the white wine. Cook on low to medium heat for 5 minutes or so, until the liquid is almost gone and the onions and garlic are softened. Meanwhile, clean and chop the mushrooms into large pieces. Add to the softened onions along with 3/4 cup of water. In the blender, combine all the liquid ingredients and start on low. Add the dry ingredients and blend until smooth. Once the mushrooms have begun to soften and release their liquid, add the sauce to the pan. Cook over medium heat until thickened. Adjust the seasonings as desired. Have pasta cooking in salted water during the above process and add to the sauce pan after being drained.

For those in your home that can eat sour cream, add a dollop onto their serving. It was delicious!


  1. Hi Holly. My name is Carrie, and my son was born Nov. 11th, 2008. I am also trying desperately to add in foods to my diet, as the ONLY way I've been able to clear his stools/pain is to eat squash, white potato, and apples. I have tried several meats for protein, and avacados to no avail. I also recently attempted a rotation diet with low allergen foods, which I promptly screwed up bc I added lots of things too quickly. At first he was ok...a little eczema, fussiness I attributed to teathing-basically I was in denial. Then the screaming and grean mucous poo came. So...back to my trusty three. Got a baseline again, and this time I'm gonna try to do it right, adding one thing at a time. I'm working on quinoa/quinoa flour now. I've been able to invent a pancake out of that and water. I'm using maple syrup, so I hope he's ok with that. I hope I can add new things soon that allow me some freedom to follow recipes. Any advice on what to add next based on your experience? I'm soooo not a cook, or creative like you :-) Thanks for this blog. It's so helpful!!

  2. Hi Carrie,

    Please write me at and send your email address so I can send some more ideas!!!

    Off the top of my head, I would recommend adding in sweet potatoes, zucchini & yellow squash/winter squash, I'm not sure which kind of squash you are eating. As for fruit, I couldn't eat apples for months. I did pears, peaches, banana and avocados. Quinoa is AWESOME and a great protein, so good for you!!!! It tastes yummy sweet or savory. Stuff a baked squash with some sauteed vegetables and quinoa. Yummy! Noah couldn't do rice for about 10 weeks, so quinoa was it for us. I also added in carrot, celery and onion so I could make potato soup. You can get Dari-free powdered potato milk at a health food store if you want to avoid rice milk if it isn't working for you guys. If you can have rice, go for it! It really bothered Noah at first.

    Sunflower seeds!!! And sunbutter. Not sure how your little one reacted to those, but another good early food. Are you using olive oil? You NEED healthy fats to make milk, so very important. So top picks: avocado, sweet potato, banana, pear, olive oil and sunflower seeds. Then the remaining fruits and veggies.

    You can try sorghum flour, millet or potato flour. The last two especially will be good for you to experiment with pancakes, crackers, breading for frying any of the above vegetables. I made a cracker by blending up sunflower seeds, cooked millet, quinoa and olive oil and seasonings into a pancake batter like consistency. Then I sprayed a large cookie sheet and baked it on 200 or so for several hours. It turned into a cracker of sort that I would eat with mashed avocado. You could make a sweet version by adding maple syrup instead of the salt and garlic/onion powders and use it to eat sunbutter and jellies or sliced fruit. Have you explored all of the Basic TED recipes on here? I hope these help! Write me and let me know how it's going. It's so encouraging to me that this site is helping even just one more mom. Thanks for commenting!!!

  3. This recipe is going into my MSPI reportoire. I will add some fresh green peas at the very end for protein, I think. YUM!