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!




Italian Braised Chicken with Capers Recipe

This is an update of a very traditional Italian braise I’ve been doing for years and is a particular Winter family favourite. Think Cacciatore but with capers instead of olives. No surprises that when preparing this I had capers on hand and no olives, but it really works and it’s easy…

Duck Massaman Curry Recipe

This drool worthy duck curry is fresh from a recent shoot with photographer Guy Lavoipierre. Thai Massaman curry has the influence of Aryuvedic spices such as cloves, cardamom and cinnamon which results in a deeply rich and aromatic flavour. The work is in the curry paste but this recipe makes a big batch…

Greek Chicken Meatball Soup Recipe

I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for a while now and with winter looking like it’s going to hang around for as long as possible, this nourishing soup is sure to chase the blues away. You really need to make your own stock for this one, it doesn’t take…

Braised Duck Pappardelle Recipe

I’ve been doing a lot a travelling recently, which has been fantastic, but I’m always happy to come home to the comforts of my own kitchen. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the break from cooking but at the same time I really miss it. So, here I am straight…

Chicken Chow Mein

I’m going retro this week (wait until you see the sweet post on Thursday!). This westernised Chinese classic was a dinner staple for many families in the 70’s and 80’s. It’s a great family meal, tasty, packed with vegetables and quick to make too. Most old school chow mein recipes…

Chicken & Cashew Korma

This is a great mild and healthy curry. We spiced ours up with loads of chilli (added after the kids had been served) and mopped it up with homemade roti. I will do a separate post on roti making soon. Yum!

Broccoli Avgolemono

Everyone in our house has been sick at some point this week. I got talking to a lovely lady at Sweet Greek at the Prahran Market and she prescribed some of her Greek chicken and lemon soup traditionally called Avgolemono, it was delicious and so was her freshly baked Galaktoboureko…

Lemongrass & Lime Leaf Chicken

Here’s another highlight from our trip to Vietnam. This chicken is mouth wateringly delicious and the kid’s just can’t get enough of it. When serving it up to adults I sprinkle it with freshly chopped birds eye chilli, to give it a little extra kick.

Crispy Duck with Plum Sauce

I adore plums, which is why I chose them for this week’s Mum & The Chef ingredient. Martin Boetz from Longrain taught me how to make plum sauce using fresh blood plums in a Masterclass at The Essential Ingredient. It works equally as well with chicken, spatchcock or even pork belly…