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!

Exciting times in the Mish Delish hood. 3 quick overseas trips in quick succession, the renovation of our new house is nearing completion, and a brand spanking new Mish Delish website is well underway.
This healthy, delicious and nutritious feel good recipe takes like a soupy hummus and is just the thing to nurture my body through such a busy time. This is an adapted Valli Little recipe.


You'll Need

  • 1x 475g can organic chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 450g baby spinach
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 3 chunky slices of sourdough bread, crusts removed and cut into cubes
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 3/4 – 1 cup hot chicken stock


Wash the baby spinach and gently steam it until it wilts. Drain and squeeze out the excess water and set aside.


Heat the olive oil in a fry pan over a medium heat and add the bread, garlic, paprika, cumin and salt and cook until the bread begins to crisp up.


Place the bread mixture in a blender with the hot chicken stock (start off with 3/4 cup first) and blend. You are looking for a satay sauce type consistency.


Transfer the spinach and chickpeas to a bowl and stir through the sauce and serve warm with chilli on the side.