Food Stylist Mish Lilley's home for Recipes, Family Meals, Delicious Food Ideas.

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I’m a professional food stylist and currently prepping my own series of cookbooks and a cooking show. In my food catering business, Mishka La Mushka, I catered private and corporate functions and events big and small, designed food in hat boxes for the Spring Racing Carnival and created too many themed kids birthday parties to mention. But now I love food styling and sharing my fun food ideas with mums wanting to create restaurant-quality meals at home, for kids and family. So let’s get cooking!

I'm Mish Lilley, a kitchen cook, food stylist and chef prepping a series of cookbooks, a cooking show and this blog. This blog is dedicated to my love of good food styling and good food. It's a cooking site and recipe website designed to help mums and dads create restaurant-quality meals at home for their kids and family. My wide range of recipes cover:

Vegetables: Artichoke Asparagus Beans Beets Broccoli Cabbage Carrot Chili Corn Cucumber Eggplant Garlic Olives Onions Peas Peppers Potatoes Pumpkin Spinach Squash Sweet Potatoes and Yams Tomatoes Turnip Zucchini

Fruits: Blackberries Blueberries Apple Apricot Banana Berries Cantaloupe Cherry Coconut Cranberries Fig Kiwi Lemon Orange Peach Pear Pineapple Raisins Raspberries Strawberries Watermelon

Meat: Bacon Beef Breasts Brisket Caribou Chicken Corned Beef Duck Game Hens Ham Kangaroo Lamb and Mutton Pigeons Pork Poultry Rabbit Ribs Spam Turkey Veal Venison Wings Livers

Seafood: Bass Catfish Clams Crab Lobster Mussels Oysters Prawns Salmon Scallops Shellfish Shrimp Snapper Sole Squid Swordfish Trout Tuna

Pasta, Rice, Breads and Grains: Barley Bran Buckwheat Cereals Cornflakes Cornmeal Grains Lasagna Noodles and Pastas Oats Rice Whole Wheat

Dairy: Butter Cheese Sour Cream Crème Fraiche Eggs Dairy Milk Mozzarella Yoghurt

Nuts: Walnuts Hazelnuts Almonds Peanuts Pecans Pistachios

Herbs and Spices: Basil Chilli Mint Oregano Salt Pepper Sesame Seed Cardamon Curry Ginger

Other Ingredients: Honey Oils Soda Soy Tabasco Tofu Yeast

Cuisines: Arab Balinese Berber Chinese Japanese Cambodian Indonesian Javanese Malaysian Penang Burmese Singaporean Thai Vietnamese Indian Italian Spanish Turkish Greek Moroccan Portuguese French Mexican Haute and Home Style

Dishes: Entrees Starters Mains Salads Sauces Soups Toppings Sides Deserts Canapes Hors d' Oeuvres

Bon appétit!




Date, Walnut & Chia Slice Recipe

This protein packed health slice is perfect for the afternoon slump or after a bout of intensive exercise. It’s naturally sweet and sugar free and I’ve been watching my sweet tooth of a husband dive into it every chance he gets. On the subject of exercise, I have remained committed…

Beetroot Infused Marshmallow Recipe

I’m endlessly inspired by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and this recipe, is another feather in his cap. I would never have attempted making my own marshmallow if Hugh didn’t make it look so darn easy. It’s pink October for breast cancer awareness, so if you’re attending a fundraiser somewhere, this dish is…

Apple Beignet Recipe

I’m not going to lie and say these are the healthiest things on the planet, but I’ve sincerely tried to make these scrumptious apple doughnuts as healthy as possible. Don’t be put off by deep frying, you don’t need tons of oil for these and you certainly don’t need a deep…

Semolina & Custard Slice Recipe

Melbourne’s change in weather and season has ignited my comfort food cravings. This would have to be the easiest baked custard I’ve ever made and I think the yummiest too. Serve it warm, fresh from the oven or slice it up cold for school lunches.

Figgy Frangipane Tart Recipe

Ain’t this just the perfect Autumn dessert? Do yourself a favour (if you’re Melbourne based) and get your hands on some Paterson’s puff available from Veg Out & Gasworks markets and Windsor Deli as the pastry makes this dessert.

Blueberry Sorbet Recipe

Wow. This sorbet is the deepest and darkest of reds. The perfect dessert for Valentines Day. I made the sorbet with bio-dynamic blueberries from Drum-Drum farm, a farm gate in Main Ridge, Mornington Peninsula. If you can’t get access to good quality blueberries (the season will drawing to a close…

Chocolate Goozy Fondant

Chocolate fondants are the best dinner party dessert. They are easy to make, can be prepared well ahead of time and kept in the fridge or even frozen before cooking. The only tricky part is getting the cooking time spot on. Follow my step by step guide and you’ll find…

Cinnamon Apple Pie

Another, winner of a recipe from The Monday Morning Cooking Club cookbook. This Apple Pie is a beautiful dessert. More like a cake than a pie, it is lighter than more traditional versions. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Apple and Blackberry Crumble

Crumble is the best and in just 3 easy steps you have a beautiful dessert that everybody loves. You can substitute the apples and blackberries with any fruit you like. Pear and cinnamon or rhubarb and vanilla are other personal favourites. This recipe creates a beautiful slightly thickened sauce that…

Strawberry Ice Cream

I’ve used some sweet and delicious Sunny Ridge strawberries from Main Ridge in the Mornington Peninsula to make this delicious ice cream.  I hope to go picking with the girls soon, if you haven’t done it before it’s a really fun thing to do with kids in the summer months. I…

Vanilla Pannacotta Recipe

I’ve been making these quite a bit lately and trying all sorts of variations. This is a plain vanilla panna cotta served with berries. Try substituting the milk with coconut milk and serve it with lychees, like I did for a dinner party on Friday night. Vanilla Panna cotta Serves…

Berry nice | Meringue Recipe

When I have leftover egg whites I just can’t help myself, I have to make meringues. These weren’t made for any special occasion, just because.   I know berries are really expensive at the moment and aren’t really at their best. Try them with lemon curd and fresh passionfruit pulp…

Comforting | Bread & Butter Pudding Recipe

This is such a quick whip up and you’re pretty much guaranteed to have all the ingredients on hand, including some stale bread that needs to be used up. This recipe produces a crispy top and loads of velvety custard underneath. Bread & butter pudding Serves 6 You’ll need: 1/2…

Poached pears

I always seem to have over ripe pears in my fruit bowl, I always buy too many and I have to use them up quickly before they turn to mush. So I poached my pears the other day in in a beautiful syrup and served them for dessert with a…