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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!

I’m always quite conscientious on the first day back to school. You’ll find me polishing shoes, poaching chicken for sandwiches and making muesli bars. Unfortunately, as the school term progresses, exciting lunch boxes and tidy uniforms tend to wane a little, as my focus becomes solely dedicated to just getting the kids fed and out the door on time. If only I had that just back from holidays feeling, all the time.



You'll Need

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup buckwheat
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds (substitute with chia seeds, if you prefer)
  • 2 tbs pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup wholemeal plain flour
  • 1/4 cup sultanas or chopped dates
  • 1/2 additional chopped dried fruit such as dried apricots, cranberries, blueberries, apple etc
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 60g butter, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


Pre-heat oven to 180C and grease and line a slice tin (26cm x 17cm approx) with baking paper.

Mix all the dried ingredients including the fruit together in a large bowl, until well combined.

In a separate, small bowl combine the egg, honey and vanilla and whisk through the melted butter.

Add the butter mixture to the dry ingredients and stir well to combine.

Press into the prepared tin and flatten the top evenly. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden.

The muesli bars will keep in an airtight container for up to a week, however, they will soften slightly.