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!




Lamb Meatball Tagine Recipe

I put together this recipe for Gary’s Quality Meats this week using his fabulous lamb mince. Good quality lamb mince has a fatty content that naturally binds the meatballs together, eliminating the need for breadcrumbs and eggs which can dull the flavour of the dish. This dish is far from dull…

Lamb Saag Recipe

Over the next while I will be developing seasonal recipes using Plains Paddock delightful lamb and veal. As a lover of all things paddock to plate (excuse the pun) and farmer Anna Kelly’s product this is going to be nothing but a delight for me. As with most curries made from…

Yiouvetsi Recipe

I shop for food at the Prahran market not only because it’s convenient but because of people like Kathy Tsaples from the Sweet Greek. Kathy is the owner of shop no.702 in the Deli Arcade. As well as stocking a selection of sought after Greek groceries, such as sheep’s milk…

Mustard Crusted Pork Loin Recipe

Fast Ed Halmagyi from Better Homes and Gardens has just released a beautiful cookbook unlike any other I’ve seen before. Jam packed with recipes “The Food Clock”(Harper Collins) also tells a whimsical tale about Ed’s fictional alter-ego, a French country gentleman Henri Petit-Pois. Ed is an ambassador for fresh seasonal food, prepared…

Beetroot & Zucchini Burger Recipe

I’ve just returned from a blissful month in the Mornington Peninsula over indulging in wine, food and laughter, such wonderful things to help me  tackle 2012. January was bio dynamic blueberries, honesty system organic avocados, slow cooked eggplant and greek yoghurt dip, beetroot and zucchini burgers, chardonnay, blueberry cheesecake ice-cream,…

Beef Cheek Rendang

This is a dry style curry that works brilliantly as part of a shared meal with rice and stir fried greens. Unlike a lot of curries there isn’t a long list of ingredients, just a slow cooking time to ensure the beef cheek becomes as tender as possible. You can…

Pork & Chilli Wonton Soup

This was my first attempt of making Chinese style dumplings, which explains why they look like tortellini!  I made a double batch so that we could try them different ways and freeze the rest. We steamed them and had our very own yum-cha session and then made a big pot…

Thai Braised Beef Ribs

This is a version of one of my favourite Karen Martini recipes. Once everything is in the pot the long slow cooking process produces a super tasty, unctuous stew. This is a brilliant entertaining dish as you can cook ahead of time and your kitchen will be smelling amazing when…

Pumpkin, Sage & Bacon Soup

The onset of the colder weather makes me want to get out the stockpot again and make some soup. I picked up some organic pumpkin from a farm I go in the Mornington Peninsula and it was the sweetest, brightest orange pumpkin, just gagging to be made into soup. The…

Super Easy Indian Lamb Curry

This is a basic, but very tasty lamb curry and has become a firm family favourite. I often make it when kitchen stocks are low as I usually have all the ingredients on hand.  Ensure you follow all the steps as the technique of reducing the sauce before topping it…

Slow Roasted Lamb Souvlaki

This fresh take on the fast food “souva” is a winner. The lamb can go in the oven at lunchtime and left to slowly and gently cook. By the time dinner comes around, only a small amount of prep is required to churn out a hearty and satisfying meal. …

Meat & Vegetable Pastie Recipe

These take me back to my childhood, mum often used to make pasties for Saturday lunch. With 5 kids hungry from sport commitments, not to mention the countless number of friends that came over on the weekends, these must have been a saviour for mum. They take no time at…

Eggplant Papoutsakia Recipe

I have already mentioned how much we love Greek food in our house, so it may not come as a surprise to you that Tessa Kiros’ latest book – Food From Many Greek Kitchens, is a new favourite. The recipes are very traditional and authentic – straight from a Yia Yia’s…

Christmas | Glazed Ham Recipe

Well if this doesn’t make you salivate, I don’t know what will (unless you’re a vegetarian or kosher that is). I wanted to do a ham before Christmas, as we are heading away. If you happen to be on ham duty this year, this glaze is really easy and delicious.…