Ok, I’m gonna be the first to admit, I always thought stroganoff was a German recipe. I almost classified this under German, but then something inside told me to check first, and I’m glad I did, because that made this recipe the first (hopefully of many) Russian recipe in the database! Turns out, stroganoff comes from the Russian word strogats, which means “to shave” – that comes from the shaved meat that is usually found in this dish. There are also stories linking it to have been named after the Stroganov family, but hey, who knows? In this case, we’re going to ditch the meat idea and go with seitan and portabella mushrooms. You might even make your Russian friends proud of you for not bastardizing their heritage dish!