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

Mish Delish Good Food Blog

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!

This dish is sooooooo yummy and can be pre-prepared, so it makes for a great family meal or even a dinner party dish.

Butternut Gnocchi
Serves 2 adults and 2 kids

You’ll need:

500g butternut pumpkin (skin removed and chopped into chunks)
2 egg yolks
100g plain flour
50g grana padano or good quality parmesan cheese (grated)
Salt & pepper
1 tbs butter

  1. Pre heat oven to 180C and roast the pumpkin on a tray until really soft and golden (this should take about 45 mins).
  2. Blend the pumpkin until smooth and spoon out into a bowl. Add the egg yolks, flour, cheese and season to taste. Mix well.
  3. Line a large tray with foil and lightly oil it. Olive oil spray works well, if you don’t have this a little olive oil brushed over works fine.
  4. Fill a large saucepan with salted water and bring it to the boil. Using two teaspoons quinelle or spoon out the mixture and use the other spoon to spoon the gnocchi into the water. Just a do a few at a time as they cook really quickly.
  5. You know when they are done when they float to the surface. When cooked, gently transfer them to the oiled tray.
  6. When done, glad wrap the tray and place it in the fridge.
  7. Just before serving, gently heat the butter in a non stick saucepan. Gently fry the gnocchi in batches until golden brown and serve top with some more cheese.
  8. You could add sage to the butter as well. We had some garlicky spinach as a side.