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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!

This is for the nights when you crave something hearty but healthy.



You'll Need

  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes (optional)
  • 2 red peppers quartered and de-seeded
  • 1 large eggplant, halved and sliced
  • 2 medium zucchinis, sliced
  • 2 x 400g cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbs fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp raw sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely grated good quality parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbs finely sliced parsley (to garnish)


Preheat grill to very hot.

Heat 1 tbs of olive oil in a pan and saute onion and garlic until soft. Add chilli and tomatoes and simmer for 15 minutes or until starting to thicken.

Place the peppers on a tray and grill until blistered and blackened. Place them in a plastic bag to sweat for 5 minutes or so. Peel off skins and dice roughly.

Combine eggplant and zucchini in a bowl and toss through the remaining olive oil. Place on a tray and grill both sides until tender. Add the peppers and set aside.

Pre heat oven to 180C.

Stir the chickpeas, thyme and sugar into the tomato sauce and set aside.

In a large rectangle oven-proof dish scatter half the roasted vegetables and season with salt and pepper. Top with half the chickpea sauce and repeat.

Sprinkle with parmesan and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.