Not only am I a Reluctant Cook, I’m quite clearly a Reluctant Webmaster as well! I’ve allowed this website to fall by the wayside as I haven’t updated it for some time. BUT I will.. soon!

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I have a passion for not cooking.

In fact, I’d prefer to do almost anything else – but someone has to feed the ravenous horde, and in my family that task is often left to me.

Every now and then I make something which they like and sometimes my friends and family have been known to ask me for the recipe! So instead of writing recipes on napkins or in emails, I have decided to create this website and leave them here.

Now that my three sons are adults, and occasionally dabble in the kitchen, this blog is primarily for them. A place they can visit, to recreate some of their favourite dishes which we’ve shared as a family.

/Olya xx

Latest Recipes

Olya's Pasta Bake

Pasta Bake

My pasta bake is one of those meals which is great for leftovers and lunches and hungry boy’s midnight snacks! You can have it as a main with a salad or as a side dish.

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pumkin Soup OlyaLutrov.com

Pumpkin Soup

Make a big pot of hot, steaming pumpkin soup and watch them come back for seconds! This recipe is so easy – the family will love it.

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Individual Dip Cups Olya Lutrov

Individual Dip Cups

Everyone loves dips at a party – but no one loves the double-dippers! Problem solved.. your own individual dip and veggie cup!

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Olya's Blue Punch Recipe

Blue Punch

Sure it looks like ‘Windex’ but it’s a delicious drink for a gathering. Make a punch bowl full and watch is disappear. Made it at our son’s 21st birthday party recently.

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Thai Green Chicken Curry

Thai Green Chicken Curry

My family love this Thai green chicken curry, it’s full of veggies and is quite spicy. For a Thai night make my Tom Yum soup for entree.

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Ukrainian Easter Beetroot

Ukrainian Beetroot Relish

We make this dish each year for Ukrainian Easter. The horseradish gives it a really good ‘punch’. This is my mum’s recipe.

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Spicy Lentil Soup

Spicy Lentil Soup

This spicy lentil soup is really easy to make and is great for cold, winter days. The family will definitely come back for seconds.

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Lemon Pepper Pita Crisps

Lemon Pepper Pita Crisps

This is my sister Maria’s recipe which I have ‘pinched’ and now make more often than she does! They’re great with dips and salsa or on their own.

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Olya's Tom Yum Soup

Olya’s Tom Yum Soup

One of my recipes which is considered a ‘big hit’. My nephews always request I make this soup when we are all at the snow at Mt Hotham.

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Steven's and Ivan's mussel soup

Steven and Ivan’s Mussel Soup

The brothers Lutrov (snr) make this delish soup for us a couple of times every year. They normally have to make a massive pot of this as everyone goes for seconds!

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