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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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Fancy a bit of Mexican? This dish is so easy and really versatile. Depending on what you feel like or have on hand, it can be served just with plain steamed rice, as a nachos topping, as a taco filling or even a baked potato topping.

Chilli Con Carne
Serves 3-4
You’ll need:
1 brown onion, chopped
1 green chilli, chopped finely
2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
500g beef mince
1 tsp cumin
2 tsp sweet paprika
1 tsp dried oregano
1 large fresh tomato, chopped
400g tin chopped tomatoes
200ml beef stock
2 tbs tomato paste
1 cinnamon stick
400g tin red kidney beans, washed & drained
Olive oil
Salt & Pepper
Sour cream (if using)
Avocado (if using)
Soften the onion, garlic and chilli with a little oil in a large frypan.
At the same time brown the mince in a separate fry pan until most of the water from the meat is evaporated.
Add the dried spices to the onion mixture & cook until they become fragrant. Stir in the beef, fresh & tinned tomatoes and cook on a medium heat for 5 mins.
Pour in the beef stock, tomato paste & add the cinnamon stick, bring to the boil and then simmer.
Once the sauce starts to thicken add the beans and cook for another 10-15 minutes. Season well with salt & pepper.
Prepare how you like and top with sour cream and lightly mashed avocado.