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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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A good muffin recipe is hard to come by. I have one, of which the basis is healthy, and you can add whatever you like. Tried & tested yummy combinations are apple, pecan & cinnamon or banana & walnut, or spinach, pumpkin, fetta and pine nuts. 

I happened to have some nectarines and white chocolate, seemed like a great combination for a batch of muffins, if you ask me.
Nectarine & White Chocolate Muffins
Makes 12 small muffins or 6 big ones
You’ll need:
1 + 1/2 cups of self raising flour
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 cup greek yoghurt
1 egg
2/3 cup of grapeseed oil
1 cup chopped nectarines
120g good quality white chocolate
NB: You can substitute the nectarines and white chocolate for anything. If you are making savoury muffins, add a little more flour and omit the sugar.

Preheat oven to 180C.

Gently mix the yoghurt, oil and egg together. Stir in the sugar and the flour, being careful not to over mix.

Add the nectarines and the chocolate and spoon into a greased muffin tray of 6 or 12.

Cook the muffins for 20 mins or until golden and springy on top. After cooling slightly in the tin, take out muffins and dust with icing sugar.

It’s unlikely, but if you happen to have any muffins left, freeze them fresh. Lightly defrost them in a warm oven and you have a fantastic treat for those unexpected guests.