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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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Bon appétit!

This was a huge hit with the kids and a perfect dinner solution for a hot summer evening, I’ll definitely be making this again.

Serves 2 adults and 2 kids
You’ll need:
500g pork mince
6-8 small iceberg lettuce leaves
4 spring onions chopped + 1 extra for garnish
1 small can water chestnuts, chopped
1 small handful green beans, chopped
1 tbs peanut oil
1 tsp sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 small knob ginger, grated
2 tbs soy sauce
2 tbs shao xing wine (available from asian grocers)
1 small handful coriander, chopped
1 tsp chilli sauce
1 tsp hoisin sauce
  1. Heat the oils in a non stick fry pan or wok and cook and gently cook the spring onion, ginger and garlic until fragrant.
  2. Add the pork mince and cook for 5 mins or until starting to brown and the liquid evaporated.
  3. Add the water chestnuts, beans and sauces and cooking wine (some kids may find the chilli a bit to full on so leave it out if you want and add it later) and gently cook for few minutes or until the sauce starts to thicken.
  4. Remove from heat and stir through the coriander and extra spring onion. Spoon into the lettuce cups and serve.
NB If you prefer, you could substitute the pork with chicken mince, or tofu and finely diced extra vegetables.