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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 is my new favourite hummus. For some reason my straight up hummus is usually pretty bland and I have to up the salt considerably to boost the flavour. With this one I don’t, it’s got a delicious sweetness to it and a great texture. You’ll love it.

You'll Need

1 quarter wedge of Japanese pumpkin, peeled and diced

1 tbs olive oil

1 tbs cumin powder

2 cloves of garlic, skin on left whole

sea salt

1 can organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed

2 tbs tahini paste

1 tbs tahini oil/ or olive oil

juice of 1 lemon

warm water additional (if necessary)

pepitas to garnish


Pre heat oven to 180C and line a baking tray with baking paper.

In a bowl toss the pumpkin together with the olive oil, cumin and whole garlic cloves together with a good pinch of sea salt.

Spread the pumpkin mixture out onto the baking sheet and pop it into the oven for 20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and starting to crisp up.

Allow the pumpkin to cool.

Squeeze out the garlic into a food processor and add the roasted pumpkin, chickpeas, tahini, tahini oil or olive oil, lemon juice and blitz until smooth. Add a little warm water to help thin out the hummus if it’s too thick. Blitz like crazy until creamy and soft. Check seasoning again to make sure it’s right for your tastes.  Smear over crackers or bread and top with pepitas.