#tbt to Cheat Day Fun with Strictly Cookies Ja !!!

The pictures practically say it all, giving some Photo credit to Strictly Cookies Ja because this is a Cookie Jar you dig into right away.

Each month Strictly Cookies Ja usually presents an exciting new flavour and I had the pleasure of doing back to back, March and April! The Berry Cookie Jar and the Duplex Cookie Jar … totally worth the calories!

The Berry Cookie Jar, probably one of Lauren’s best yet, had homemade strawberry & blueberry jams blended in with  vanilla whipped cream and soft strawberry cookies with a freshly baked oatmeal Cinnamon streusel layered throughout for that added crunch of perfection.

The Duplex Cookie Jar had chocolate, chocolate chip & vanilla cookies, orange cream cheese filling with strawberry jam and Pure Chocolate Company’s Cocoa nibs! Delish!

These Jars remind me of a delicious, addictive Strawberry Shortcake back in the day. If you know, You Know.

Follow & keep up with Strictly Cookies Ja on Instagram, @strictlycookiesja to see what’s in the May Jar. They get sold out fast! #EarnYourCarbs

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Easter Monday Sweetness with Likkle More Chocolate!

Copped my local Likkle More Chocolate (Ig: @likklemore.chocolate) Chocolate Easter Egg stash from Cafe Blue in Sovereign Centre on Saturday 💃🐰

When you Buy our Local Chocolate, you support our Local Cocoa Farmers too!

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Happy Easter from Suga Lifestyle!

Stay tuned to see how we enjoyed Stush in the Bush at Home!

Stay safe and stay blessed. 💖🙏🏾

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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#tbt to Curating an Anniverary Gift Basket with ALL Items Sourced Locally!

A lovely couple happily celebrated 38 years of marriage a little over a month ago.

Their beloved children ordered a curated Gift Basket from Suga Lifestyle’s Suga Box Ja supporting handcrafted, handmade, handpainted, Jamaican, local businesses and farmers.

Suga Box Ja’s Gift Basket included:

GW Art (Ig: @gwartbygabby) : ‘Blessed’ Wooden sign

Chocollor Chocolate (Ig: @chocollorchocolate) : Milk, White & 60% Dark Chocolate Bars

Stush in the Bush (Ig: @stushinthebush) : Blow Fyah Sauce

Pink Apron Jamaica Ltd. (Ig: @pinkapronja) : Scotchy Aioli

Mira Botanicals (Ig: @mirabotanicals) : Stainless steel bottle

Jablum Coffee (Ig: @jamblumcoffee) : True Brew Instant Coffee

Buy Local. Buy Jamaican 🇯🇲

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Brunching Outside at CRU Bar & Kitchen!

Suga’s Ratings for CRU Bar & Kitchen
Date and time of visit: Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 2:30pm
No. of diners: 2
NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★
Ambience: ★★★★☆
Décor: ★★★★☆
Comfort: ★★★★
Service: ★★★★☆
Speed: ★★★
Food quality: ★★★★★
Serving amount: ★★★★
Plating: ★★★★★
Value for $: ★★★★☆

Suga’s Comments: 

Suga enjoyed the weekend before lockdown with hubby, Randy at Cru Bar & Kitchen’s Saturday Brunch.

Rooftop dining is quite sunny in the early afternoon, but we had a bit of breeze and some seating areas were partially covered or shaded. I welcome back the fans anytime though.

I appreciate the Scan Barcode menu anywhere I go. #SugaSnaps #CopingwithCovid

We enjoyed their consistently tasty and authentic Murray’s Curried Goat, as well as their Grilled Salmon along with refreshing Cocktails. We had two rounds of the Blue Lagoon Mojito and Whiskey Sour.

Murray’s Curried Goat served with handmade roti, bammy and steamed veggies (J$2100 +10% serv. charge +tx)
CRU Grilled Salmon with mashed potato, steamed veggies and sweet cilantro, lime glaze served on the side (J$2800 +10% serv. charge +tx)

Service was slow, but our waiter was attentive and we were just thankful for being outside, listening to the DJ play and seeing and waving to people from a distance. Seeing a few younger millennials in action was entertaining as well. The lighting on the rooftop seemed to be perfect for selfies.

Looking forward to returning to Brunch at CRU after the lockdown weekends.

…Until next time!

CRU Bar & Kitchen

Location: 71 Lady Musgrave Rd. Kgn. Ja

Ph: 876-571-1168

Reservations: 876-667-2323

Instagram: @crubarjamaica

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Be HEALTHY & STUSH AT HOME with Stush In The Bush Gluten-Free Easter Bun!

Be HEALTHY & STUSH AT HOME with Stush In The Bush Gluten-Free Easter Bun!

Where’s the lie? You get Vegan options for Cheese too!

You have until 5PM TODAY to ORDER your Gluten & Guinness Free Easter Bun!

It has molasses, not processed sugar. It has agave, maple syrup and raisins for a naturally sweet and fruity, but not so fruity flavour.

PLUS you have a variety of Vegan Cheese options – Cheddar Cheese, Cashew Ricotta and I can’t wait to try the Almond Ricotta that I ordered.

Cut down on the Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sugar, but still enjoy and eat guilt-free with Stush In The Bush at home this long weekend!

Delivery will be this Thursday at a central location (e.g. Super Valu Plaza, Kingston). Delivery time varies but is often within the 11AM to 1 PM window.

Here is the link to order:

https://forms.gle/7N4EHsfv5rMbrB5f8

Support Local and remember you can Sign up for a Nutrition Consultation with Suga Lifestyle’s Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist, Gabby today using link below:

https://sugalifestyle.com/personal-training/

I got you💪🏾💖

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Seaside Dining by a Hidden Gem along Tower Isle!

With the upcoming lockdown weekends, I am happy my hubby, Randy and I didn’t put off visiting this hidden gem of a restaurant along Tower Isle, Ocho Rios two weeks ago.

The Rocks Restaurant & Bar, Villa Viento, Ocho Rios

Suga’s Ratings for The Rocks Restaurant & Bar
Date and time of visit: Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 4:00pm
No. of diners: 2
NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum
Parking: ★★★
Ambience: ★★★★
Décor: ★★★
Comfort: ★★★★★
Service: ★★★★
Speed: ★★★★☆
Food quality: ★★★★
Serving amount: ★★★★
Plating: ★★★
Value for $: ★★★★☆

Suga’s Breakdown:

The Rocks Restaurant & Bar is located on the seaside directly across from Harmony Hall and has breathtaking views, attentive staff and food done to order.

We enjoyed Escargot (could have been a bit spicier), Roast Chicken and quite a commendable Curry Goat. #SugaSnaps

Escargot (USD$15)
Roasted Chicken (USD$12)
Curried Goat (USD$15)

The Crème Brûlée was deliciously rummy! A pleasant surprise.

Crème Brûlée (USD$8)

The Rocks Restaurant & Bar is #SugaEndorsed. Thanks for the hospitality. I will have Cocktails from the Bar next time around!

The Rocks Restaurant & Bar

Location: Villa Viento. Tower Isle, Ocho Rios. Jamaica.

Ph: 876-810-4179

Instagram: @the_rocks_restaurant_n_bar

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Eating Healthy the Fun way with The Commissary’s Simo’s Bread and Catering!

Start your week off the right way and remember you can eat healthy the fun way on weekends too!

Watch “Eating Healthy the Fun way with The Commissary’s Simo’s Bread and Catering!” on YouTube here:

I enjoyed going to the The Commissary by Devon House and using Simo’s Bread and Catering’s Cherry Tomato Salsa to top off my loaded baked Potato Wedges and Chicken franks (meat optional) also topped off with black beans and corn. Great for a light Lunch.

Then I had a little extra left and used it top off my Sunday Dinner! Hubby and I thoroughly enjoyed Simo’s Bread and Catering’s Vegan Pesto with my Grilled Chicken & whole grain Linguine Pasta, also topped off with a dash of low-fat, low calorie (20 cal.!) grated Parmesan Cheese.

Grilled Chicken Pesto Linguine by Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist, Gabrielle Burgess

Support Local and remember you can Sign up for a Nutrition Consultation with Suga Lifestyle’s Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist, Gabby today using this LINK:

https://sugalifestyle.com/personal-training/

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle; Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist)

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Eating Healthy with PRESS Café who Delivers Now!

Two weeks ago I had fun ordering Healthy from one of my faves, PRESS Café. Their online menu is user friendly, they are consistently reliable with processing your order on time and you can customize your order too.

I enjoyed the Chickpea & Turkey Breast Salad, loaded with Turkey breast, Chickpeas, lettuce, tomato, bell peppers, onions and sesame seeds. I didn’t request a dressing, but a vinaigrette is available.

Chickpea & Turkey Breast Salad from PRESS Café (J$1100)

I then satisfied my sweet tooth the healthy way by ordering PRESS’s Chia Pudding (Chia seeds, almond milk, agave, vanilla extract and my topping of choice, blueberries). You can definitely try making any of these at home, but it’s worth the convenience at PRESS.

PRESS’s Chia Pudding (J$590)

Even though PRESS is central on Ardenne Road (inside Ardenne Emirates), they deliver now too! Look out for their Vegan menu coming soon & have a Healthy day!

Support Local and remember you can sign up for a Nutrition Consultation with Suga Lifestyle’s Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist, Gabby today using this LINK:

https://sugalifestyle.com/personal-training/

PRESS

Location: Shop 21, 7-9 Ardenne Road.
Ardenne Emirates. Kgn. 10, Ja

Ph: 876.506.1088

Website: press@toppindesignz.com

Facebook; Instagram: @pressshopco

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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The Only Way to Start Your Day is with Blue Mountain Coffee!

Customized low-fat Hazelnut Frappé from Blue Mahoe Estate Café

I called ahead and Blue Mahoe Estate Café had my customized low-fat Hazelnut Frappé ready in no time for pick up on Haining Road.

Did you know the majority of delicious Frappes have Whole milk and/ condensed milk, which have high saturated fat? Go Healthy and just ask your Café to replace with Almond Milk and remember, no chocolate/caramel syrup & no whipped cream! It will still taste good I promise 😃

Have a healthy and productive week Suga Bears 💖

Let’s continue to support local and Build Jamaica. Buy Brand Jamaica.

#SiptheGreatness everyday!

Blue Mahoe Estate Cafe

Location: 30 Haining Road. Kingston. Jamaica

Ph: 876-778-6396

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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