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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:

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This is my favourite bean. Not only is it so pretty but the flavour of the bean when cooked fresh in unbelievable.
I have a great thick soup/stew recipe where I make use of these fresh beans whilst they are in season. It’s really hearty and delicious. Give it a try.
Borlotti bean soup
Serves 6 (freezes well too)
You’ll need:
2 onions, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
50 mls olive oil
1 can whole peeled Italian tomatoes, chopped finely
1 ham hock
1 litre chicken stock
1 litre water
250g podded borlotti beans
100g small macaroni pasta
1 small handful Italian parsley, chopped
  1. Chop onions, carrots & celery. Heat the olive oil in a stockpot & saute vegetables gently over a medium heat for 8-10 mins or until soft.
  2. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for a few more minutes.
  3. Add the ham hock and the stock and simmer gently for 2 hrs.
  4. When done, remove the hock and shred the meat from the bone into small pieces, discarding the bone & fat.
  5. Add meat to soup with beans and pasta and cook for 8 minutes.
  6. Stir in the parsley and add some cracked pepper & serve with parmesan.
NB you won’t need to add salt as the hock itself is quite salty.