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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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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

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

Bon appétit!

These take me back to my childhood, mum often used to make pasties for Saturday lunch. With 5 kids hungry from sport commitments, not to mention the countless number of friends that came over on the weekends, these must have been a saviour for mum. They take no time at all to make and a great way to feed the hungry hordes. Writing this, on a lazy rainy day I feel like one now. Lucky for me last time I made a batch, I froze some (they freeze beautifully by the way).


You'll Need

150g minced beef
4 desiree potatoes, peeled and chopped into small dice
1 parsnip, peeled and chopped into small dice
1 carrot, peeled and chopped into small dice
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup frozen peas
Sea salt & pepper
4 sheets frozen shortcrust pastry (or if you have time make your own)
1 egg, beaten for basting


Pre heat the oven to 200C and line a large baking tray with baking paper.

Mix the meat together with all the vegetables in a large bowl and season generously with salt and pepper.

To make the stegosaurus shape (as my daughter refers to them) cut the pastry sheets in half vertically, place a good amount of filling along the middle and lightly baste the sides of pastry with egg. Bring the pastry to the centre and crimp together with your fingers. Baste the outside with more egg. Repeat.

If you can’t be bothered with this, place a good amount of filling in the centre of one of the pastry sheets and then simply fold in half, baste and seal the edges. Baste the outside with more egg. Repeat.

Place the pasties on the pre prepared tray and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden.