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Chestnut stuffing by Rebecca (Christmas 2019)


  • A large onion, finely chopped
  • Two cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
  • Packet or tin of cooked chestnuts, broken up a little
  • Packet or tin of unsweetened chestnut purée
  • 150g or so of breadcrumbs
  • A tbsp nooch
  • A handful of cranberries, chopped apricot, apple or prunes
  • Sage, rosemary, thyme
  • Soy sauce and pepper to taste
  • Non-dairy butter or oil
  • Optional: Chopped walnuts, hazelnuts or almonds
  • Optional: Finely chopped mushrooms


  1. Sauté the onion till soft and translucent. Add the garlic and sauté for another couple of minutes.
  2. Optional: If you’re making this as a meal rather than as stuffing or a side dish, sauté 200g of finely chopped mushrooms with the onion till almost cooked and there’s no liquid.
  3. Combine the sauté mixture with the breadcrumbs, nooch, chestnuts and purée, fruit, herbs and nuts (if using).
  4. Season with a tablespoon or so of soy sauce and pepper. Check for taste.
  5. If it seems dry and won’t clump together when you squeeze a bit of it, add non-dairy butter or oil.
  6. Use this stuffing to fill the Christmas Roast, bake it in a dish to serve as it is, form it into patties or balls and bake or fry. It’s also great for stuffing portobello mushrooms or red peppers. Freezes perfectly.

By Rebecca

29 Nov: Christmas faves cookery demo in #Todmorden

Learn how to make our cooks’ favourite seasonal dishes.
Enjoy taste testers throughout the evening.

🎄Here are the recipes:🎄

Christmas cookery demo poster 2019

Limited places are available: email info@3valleyvegns.org.uk

  • Friday, 29th November
  • 7.30pm to 9.30pm
  • Suggested donation: £4
  • Gluten-free options
    (please tell us any dietary requirements in advance)
    (suitable for vegetarians, vegans and omnivores)
  • Wheelchair accessible venue

Fielden Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden OL14 7DD

Nearest bus stop:
🚌 Todmorden High School, Burnley Road (589/592)

Nearest train station:
🚂 Todmorden (0.8 miles, 17 minutes walk)

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Here are photos of the Christmas recipes from this cookery demo:


24 Jun: World Cookery Demo (Eastern) in Todmorden

Poster for cookery demoIt’s nearly time for another 3 Valley Vegans Cookery Demo.

This is your chance to come to one of our popular evenings where we provide tasters, recipes and info on a plant-based diet.

Want to get inspired to cook more, find new recipes or vegan alternatives?

We have started a series of world cookery demos. This time we head out east, between the Mediterranean and South East Asia.

Sign up by emailing kim@3valleyvegns.org.uk today.

  • 7pm-9pm 
  • Monday, 24th June 2019
  • Central Methodist Church, Todmorden
  • Suggested donation: £3
  • Gluten-free options
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Halifax Road OL14 5AW, behind Tod market

Sign up by emailing kim@3valleyvegns.org.uk today.

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(Note: photographs and videos will be taken, please tell us if you don’t want to be in them.)

Update: photos from the event

See all the recipes from our World Cookery Demo.

Video of Gig cooking Pad Thai and sweetcorn fitters