Food Stylist Mish Lilley's home for Recipes, Family Meals, Delicious Food Ideas.

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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!

Ruby’s first school year ended before we knew it and we decided to escape Melbourne for the school holidays. I managed to stay in most parts unplugged, with only the occasional glance at social media and emails on my i-pad. It was surprisingly difficult to peel myself away and fully relax, but I’m so glad I did.


As you’d expect with Victoria’s unpredictable weather and very young children in tow, it wasn’t all lazy days at the beach but thankfully the Mornington Peninsula is blessed with much more than just beautiful beaches.
Organic vegetables, fruit and eggs were sourced locally from local farm gates, we ate fresh cheese made just days before from Red Hill Cheese. We drank local wines from Foxeys Hangout, Stonier, Merricks Estate, Main Ridge, Ballieu Vineyard, Kooyong, 10 Minutes X Tractor, Port Phillip Estate just to name a few.
And when I wasn’t making blueberry cheesecake ice-cream with Biodynamic Blueberries from Drum Drum Farm  or preserving freshly picked morello cherries from Ellisfield Farm, we ventured out to our local favourite cafes and restaurants.
Foxey’s Hangout in particular was a fantastic new find. We loved the “just bring it” dining experience where we were randomly fed small plates from the seasonal menu until we were full. The setting is also hard to beat and best of all the kid’s could roam free and play while we stuffed our faces with duck rillettes & sour cherries, avocado, candied walnuts and pancetta, spiced meatballs with yoghurt dip and mushrooms in chargrilled vine leaves. And, drank wine of course. Get there early for lunch (open weekends only) as you can’t make bookings and demand is not surprisingly, very high.
Foxey’s kitchen
Enjoying the stunning view at Foxey’s
BBQ quail