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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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This Tuesday at the Prahran Market, I’ll be whipping up a yummy pasta that takes as long as the pasta cooks to whip up. 
This may seem like an unlikely kid friendly dish, but I urge you to give it a try as all my family members love it. Leave out the chilli for the kids (if you’d prefer) and add it to the leftover breadcrumbs later when serving it up for the adults. 
The breadcrumb coated pasta provides the most amazing texture and it’s not too heavy. 
Spaghetti with tuna, lemon and chilli garlic crumbs
Serves 2 adults & 2 kids

You’ll need:

1 x 185g good quality tuna in olive oil
1 handful fresh rocket
1/2 packet dried linguine or spaghetti
2 slices of day old bread (blitzed to make crumbs)
1 long red chilli, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 lemon
1 handful chopped flat leaf parsley
Salt & pepper
Olive oil
Parmesan, freshly shaved (optional)
Cook pasta in salted boiling water as per packet instructions.

Meanwhile, drizzle a little olive oil in a pan and add garlic and chilli and stir, taking care not to burn the garlic. Add breadcrumbs and a generous amount of salt and pepper and continue to stir until golden & crispy.

Drain the pasta and in a separate bowl, add the tuna & rocket.  Squeeze well with lemon and drizzle with a little extra olive oil.

Serve in bowls & top with parsley , toasty breadcrumbs and freshly shaved parmesan.


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