Author Archives: yvoloshin

Homemade Peach Snapple

The fruit-picking season has come, and as the recent drop in temperatures shows, it is most likely gone. My family and I have managed to go apple-picking at least once every summer for the last 3 years. It has always … Continue reading

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Bystro Blog is back: Oatmeal and Banana Pancakes

Bystro Blog is back! Its been almost five months since my last post and anyone may be excused for thinking that this blog is dead. But no, I was just taking a long break to change careers. I have been in … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Coleslaw and curry leaves:
This wonderful root vegetable is one of the main culprits of perhaps the most overused word in modern foodie vocabulary: ‘earthy’. I’ve been looking for a definition of this term in most modern…

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One-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream

This has become one of my favorite dessert recipes. It is a banana-flavored sugar-free fat-free and dairy-free ice cream. (Its not banana-free and it’s not free. You do have to buy the bananas.) The amazing thing is that it really … Continue reading

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Simple Fish Sticks

In the next two posts I’ll talk about two recipes that are not particularly Russian. The reason I decided to include them is that they go very well with the first word in this blog’s title, “bystro”, which is the … Continue reading

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Red Beef Stew with Mushrooms

Here is a recipe from The Art of Russian Cuisine by Anne Volokh that became one of my favorite meat dishes. We can call it the meat version of the Fish in Tomato Sauce posted earler. The combination of smooth … Continue reading

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Passover Special: Matzah Apple Pie

Those who celebrate Passover know that, when it comes to store-bought dessert, this holiday is a dessert desert. With the notable exception of macaroons, good kosher-for-Passover desserts are few and far-in-between in grocery stores. I make desserts very rarely, only … Continue reading

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