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Nutritious and Delicious Smoothies!

Immune boosting Treats.   Autumn is well and truly here and with it comes the cooler days, Winters just around the corner and this is always a time to boost our health to improve our immunity. For me its a way of life now to opt for the healthy option and I’m always looking for different ways to achieve my five a day, so when I recently received a Nutribullet as a present I was very excited to get started on nutritious and not forgetting delicious smoothies…….. Its a fantastic... Read More

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Delicious Lean Chicken Curry

            Healthy and tasty….. Its that time of the year again, when we will all be thinking about our Summer wardrobes and with the warmer Spring days only just around the corner, our health also comes into view _ our body shape _  figures _being the main focus as we de-robe a few of those Winter jumpers!! So with that thought in mind I would like to share one of my favorite lean recipes which I serve up at least once a week to my... Read More

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Whats your favourite soup?

          Winter Warmers!   Well it seems as if Autumn is in full swing with Winter not far behind. One of the few things I do love about the cooler days though,is having delicious soup for lunch , warming and nutritious and so easy to make and why not freeze some for future meals! So I got to thinking about my favorite soups and that of all of us here at Shirtsleeves. I have therefore compiled our top six with links to the full recipes if... Read More

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Gorgeous gooseberry!

            Autumn’s delights! Summer is nearly over and the long days are converting to longer nights and dark evenings, we reap all the fruits of the Summer in my favorite season Autumn. As a child we had a plum tree, gooseberry bush and my father grew many other fruits from strawberries, tomatoes and various vegetables all giving us the fun of picking and washing the produce all ready for my mother to make delicious jams, sauces, cakes and many other recipes! This got me reminiscing... Read More

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Healthy Spring recipe ideas

                Super foods! Spring is on the horizon and  I hear you sigh with relief, with it comes the opportunity to shed some of our layers both material in the way of clothes but also to think about our bodies and perhaps rid ourselves of a few unwanted pounds! There is no better way than to start with addressing our diet and nutrition. Exercise is absolutely a key area too, but that can be covered in a later discussion, just for today I’m... Read More


5 Foods For Better Skin!

Eat Your Way To Better Skin     As we all know what we eat plays a huge part in our lives more so now than ever as it is more wide spread about the importance of eating healthily. I think its very important to take note of what you eat, as it  impacts your health and well being tremendously. Eating a healthy balanced diet is beneficial in so many ways. I thought that i would share some interesting information about targeting specific things with food and how their nutritional... Read More


Summer desserts.

                      Delicious Summer desserts   Well Summer is finally here and what better way to celebrate these warmer days and evening than to make a delicious dessert to share with your family and friends. One of my all time favorites is Lemon and ginger cheesecake, bitter sweet…….. So lets get started :- Ingredients 125g  sugar. 2 lemons, finely sliced and zest of one with 3 tbsp of juice. 200g Digestive biscuits. 2 balls of stem ginger in syrup, drained. 75g... Read More