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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

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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

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Dishes: Entrees Starters Mains Salads Sauces Soups Toppings Sides Deserts Canapes Hors d' Oeuvres

Bon appétit!

It’s that time of year again, and my days are full. So full, that I haven’t had much time to cook, let alone post recipes.

Starting to think about Christmas treats to give to visitors, I whipped up these muffins this morning. You’ll most likely have all the ingredients on hand (except perhaps the optional gold leaf), so you can pop them in the oven just before guests arrive. There’s nothing more festive than the sweet smell of gingerbread wafting through the house.




You'll Need

  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarb soda
  • 1.5 tsp ground ginger
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 100g raw organic sugar
  • 150ml milk
  • 1/4 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 6 tbs grapeseed oil
  • 8 tbs treacle
  • edible gold leaf (optional & available from specialty food stores like The Essential Ingredient)


Pre heat oven to 200C. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with baking paper cut into squares.

Combine the flour, baking powder, bicarb, ginger and cinnamon in a large bowl.

Whisk the egg together with the sugar in a large jug. Add the milk, balsamic and grapeseed oil and treacle and mix well. Add this to the dry mixture and stir until just combined. The mixture will be quite wet and lumpy.

Pour the mixture into the prepared tin. I filled them quite high, as the muffins don’t puff up as much as normal muffins. Bake for 20 minutes or until just cooked through. Brush over a little gold leaf while they are still warm for an extra festive touch.