Gimme the Recipe & Enjoy! – two cookbooks by Sheila Kiely
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We live in Ballincollig, Cork, Ireland and I like to write about food and travel when I can. I work with my husband Denis in our Food Safety Consultancy business (Industrial Management Systems) and we have six children aged 22, 21, 20, 20, 17 & 17.
Yes, there are two sets of identical twins and my life is very busy!
As there are 8 mouths to feed – most days – I have a practical approach to cooking. The kids are sporty and with the ferrying around that involves combined with working full-time, I don’t have a lot of time to prepare weekday meals. For day to day cooking everything has to be readily sourced and not off the richter scale in terms of pricing so I usually shop in my local supermarket.
With the kids growing up we’re starting to get away and travel more so I’ve been writing a lot more about that lately.
My first recipe book ‘Gimme the Recipe’ which is a collection of my favourite tried and tested everyday recipes was published in March 2012 with Mercier Press and my second recipe book ‘Enjoy!’ is jam-packed with all the food I love. I am not a trained chef, I am a regular busy working mother doing a constant juggling act.
These recipes are for everybody, if I can do it, you can too.
& below is what some of the press, food bloggers and chefs had to say…. including Darina Allen !!!!!!!!:
PRESS / REVIEWS:
‘You might not be able to have it all but, with Kiely’s recipes, I’d say you can certainly make a decent stab at cooking it all.’ — Fiona Kelly The Sunday Business Post 20120318
A fresh and practical approach to home cooking…The recipes are easy to follow and Sheila Kiely takes a practical and realistic approach t the cookery methods – busy people prep as they cook and do not have a chopped/diced/cubed or grated onion magically on standby.’ Galway Advertiser 20120315
Fresh and enthusiastic… — Roz Crowley The Irish Examiner 20120323
“…a fresh and practical approach to home cooking” EasyFood 20120501
“… it inspires confidence and makes you feel you can certainly whip up anything you fancy…” — Lara Bradley Sunday Independent Living 20120422
‘…terrific cookbook…repertoire of recipes that nourish and delight… I particularly loved the chapter on planning family gatherings and parties at home.’ — Darina Allen Irish Examiner 20120428
“I was very excited to get my hands on Sheila’s book” — Nessa Robins Westmeath Independent 20120512
“…a saviour for busy working mums.” — Joe McNamee Irish Examiner Weekend 20120512
“the go-to-bible for easy-to-follow-recipes” 20120801
‘Unpretentious, approachable and the results speak for themselves. Highly recommended.’ 20121211
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