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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

Fruits: Blackberries Blueberries Apple Apricot Banana Berries Cantaloupe Cherry Coconut Cranberries Fig Kiwi Lemon Orange Peach Pear Pineapple Raisins Raspberries Strawberries Watermelon

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

Cuisines: Arab Balinese Berber Chinese Japanese Cambodian Indonesian Javanese Malaysian Penang Burmese Singaporean Thai Vietnamese Indian Italian Spanish Turkish Greek Moroccan Portuguese French Mexican Haute and Home Style

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

Bon appétit!

I’m cooking a lot of vegetarian dishes at the moment. It’s not really a conscious thing, it’s just that there is still so much gorgeous summery produce at the markets and I want to make the most of it while it lasts.

This is yummy with my Spelt Pesto Scrolls – see recipe for details.

You'll Need

  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 small head of garlic
  • 1.5 litres fresh tomato puree (made from blanching tomatoes in hot water, removing skins and as many seeds as possible)
  • 500ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 tbs butter
  • salt, pepper and raw caster sugar to taste


Heat the olive oil on a medium heat in a large saucepan and gently saute the onion until transparent. Chop the top off the garlic, so each of the cloves are exposed and add to the pot.

Add the tomato puree and simmer on a low heat for a further 20 minutes.

Add the chicken stock and cook slowly on a gentle heat for 40 minutes or up to an hour or until the soup has reduced and thickened. Stir through the butter to gloss the soup, season to taste with salt and pepper. Taste again. If the soup is a little acidic, stir through a tablespoon of raw caster sugar, stir for a few minutes and pass the soup through a medium sieve and serve.