Susie and Clare both live in the countryside in Co. Tipperary in Ireland. Their families are grown up and they both enjoy cooking and exploring new dishes. Clare trained at the famous Ballymaloe cookery school, where she learned a love of good home cooking and the importance of quality ingredients. Susie had always enjoyed cooking and experimenting with different dishes, trying vegetarian and vegan cooking through the years. Susie and Clare both have children who were away at college. They frequently got phone calls from their children who would call from the supermarket asking what ingredients they needed to buy to make ‘spag bol’ or another of their favourite recipes.
The idea was born to print a simple set of cards that would be handy to refer to when shopping. Each card would have a convenient list of ingredients and simple instructions on how to cook the tasty fun suppers and avoid pre-packed dinners.
It quickly became clear that this idea would appeal to more than students. How often have you planned a meal for family, friends and yourself, written down what you need and then forgotten the list when you go to the shop or find that they don’t have the essential ingredient in stock. With Get Real Recipes there’s no need to panic, just choose another dish from your cards conveniently stored in your handbag or pocket!
They set about choosing appropriate recipes for the ‘cards’. All recipes are tried and trusted and tasted by the highly critical family audience!
There are seven recipe sections, complimented by three Joker card recipes. They are colour coded:
Chicken – yellow | Beef – red | Lamb – purple | Pork – pink | Vegetarian – green | Pasta – orange | Fish – blue. These are complimented by three Joker card recipes.