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Suga on RJR Fm with Paula and Francois, GW Art and more!

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Gabrielle Burgess (Suga a.k.a Gabby) on The Sunny Side Up this morning with hosts, Francois St Juste and Paula-Anne Porter Jones

Thanks for Listening to Suga a.k.a Gabby this morning on The Sunny Side Up with Paula-Anne and Francois Suga Bears!

The feedback has been great!

For those of you who are new to Suga Lifestyle, feel free to peruse my hobbies and Career Categories of Health and Fitness, Restaurant Ratings and Reviews, Charities, Sports, Recipes and of course my GW Art Gallery.

GW Art has seasonal Collections of Paintings and Decorative items ideal for Jamaican, Abstract, Modern and Vintage-rustic décor for Homes, Cafes, Restaurants, Display Booths, Weddings, Offices and Hotels.

Also follow @gwartbygabby on Instagram to keep up with new pieces and upcoming Pop-up Shops.

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GW Art’s Instagram Page: @gwartbygabby
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Images from GW Art’s Instagram Page, @gwartbygabby

Suga is also certified and specialises in helping persons to get and stay fit, lose weight, tone and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Training sessions incorporate Aerobics, Cardiac endurance and Strength and Resistance, topped off by Yoga for increased strength, toning, flexibility and muscle recovery.

If interested in Personal Training/Nutrition sessions please email sugalifestyle@gmail.com.

Thanks again for Listening!

GW Art

Email: gwartforall@gmail.com

Ph: 876-422-3769

Website (Gallery): 

http://www.sugalifestyle.com 

Instagram: @gwartbygabby

Facebook: Suga Lifestyle

By: Gabrielle Burgess 

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Suga will be on RJR Fm at 7:45am Today!

Suga a.k.a Gabby will be on RJR Fm this morning at 7:45 to 7:58am. Tune in if you can! Hear all about Gabby’s Personality and Careers.

Last Wednesday, Gabby’s Entrepreneurship story was featured on the Vitamin M Box’s Instagram page, @thevitaminmbox.

The Vitamin M Box is about bringing brands owned and produced by people of colour- Melanin to your doorstep in the form of beauty, fashion, books, home and lifestyle brands. So check them out too and the lady behind the box, Kerry Yanique Croft, her story and how you can purchase your monthly prescription on http://www.thevitaminmbox.com.

Repost via @thevitaminmbox:

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Gabrielle Burgess (Suga a.k.a Gabby) from Suga Lifestyle

Get your dose of Vitamin M!

Today’s spotlight hails from Kingston, Jamaica! I tease Gabrielle all the time because I seriously don’t know what she can’t do. Read how she’s managed to escape to her creative side while still working in the hardworking medical field.

Growing up, I always wanted to be a Doctor (Obstetrician) and do Art on the side. I eventually realized that even though the income would be great after the initial struggle of paying off a hefty student loan, I would not have the time on my hands that I would desire to be the Free Spirit that I am. I still entered the field of Health Care as a Radiologic Technologist. It’s a skill and I enjoy the field. But it wasn’t enough for me as a young adult who just started working in 2010, that used to be the President of at least 2 service Clubs, while sitting on the committee of others, also engaging in modern dance and other sporting activities. I felt like I also started life 3 years behind my high school peers who did not do a 2nd Degree and who were fortunate enough to have their parents pay their way through tertiary education for them. While I had not one, but two degrees worth of Student Loans.

My walls were empty when I moved out on my own into my apartment and I said, ‘Why buy paintings when I can paint them myself?’. I officially started my company, GW Art with seasonal Collections, that has grown so much since then and still has some way to go.
I started to help a friend train her Boot camp (aerobics) class in 2011 too. She had to leave the country for a year and I did so well administering and training classes that I eventually branched out on my own. I got certified in both Personal Training and Sports Nutrition. After a timid start to do this on my own, I thrived by seeing positive results in my clients and being a part of and changing person’s lives. I am now confident and in demand in the Fitness Industry in Jamaica.

I currently find ways to express my 3 fields along with Hobbies, which include Restaurant Reviews, Sports and more on my Website, http://www.sugalifestyle.com. This continuously inspires me and makes me feel like I can branch out even more! #blackentrepreneurship #blackexcellence

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga’s Healthy Salmon, Pesto Pasta and Homemade Creamy Sauce!

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Suga’s Salmon with Pesto Pasta topped off with a Homemade Creamy Sauce

Enjoy Restaurant Style Salmon at home like Suga!

Ingredients

2 Salmon Fillets
Salt
Black Pepper
Olive Oil
Ashebre’s Spicy Dairy-Free Basil Pesto
Gluten-free/Whole Grain Thin Spaghetti
Cherry Tomatoes (Sliced)
Fat-Free Philadelphia Cream Cheese/Low-fat Greek Cream Cheese
Onion
Garlic powder
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Almond milk/Skimmed milk

*I didn’t get the chance to purchase Capers, but for those who like Capers with Salmon, it is not needed with the strong taste of Ashebre’s Spicy Dairy-Free Pesto sauce

*Ashebre’s Spicy Dairy-Free Pesto can be sourced at John R. Wong Supermarket, Kingston Ja

Method (Serves: 2)

Salmon Fillets

1. Tilt the Salmon fillet up/Lift and bend it to make several slits on the skin side of the Salmon with a very sharp knife. (This makes the Salmon cook quicker, the skin crispier and does not let the Salmon curl up in the heat)

*Don’t slice too deep or you will overcook the Salmon

2. Season the Salmon with Salt and Black pepper

3. Lightly grease frying pan with Olive oil over medium heat

4. Place Salmon fillets in pan skin side down to prevent overcooking

3. Look out for a distinct white line in the middle of the fillet at about 3 to 5 minutes, depending on the thickness of the Salmon. When you see it, the Salmon is cooked halfway through

4. Flip the Salmon and cook for another 3-5 minutes until the skin is crispy.

5. Turn off the heat, cover the pan and steam your Salmon for about 10 minutes to be cooked medium. Add an extra 2-3 minutes to cook medium-well.

Pasta

1. Cook Thin Spaghetti until tender and drain in coriander.

2. Add sliced Cherry tomatoes and mix in some of Asbebre’s Spicy Dairy-free  Pesto Sauce.

Creamy Sauce

Make your own healthy version of a Creamy Sauce instead of using an Alfredo sauce or Coconut cream sauce to put on your Fish or your Pasta.

Melt olive oil, garlic powder, onion, cream cheese, grated parmesan cheese and almond/skimmed milk in a pot, with varying amounts to create your desired consistency.

Plating

Plate Spaghetti with Salmon fillet on top. Add a little Pesto sauce to the Salmon and layer your homemade creamy sauce on top. Yum!

Enjoy!

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist)

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Healthy and Savoury Yam Toast topped with Avocado for Breakfast!

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If you’ve been eating Whole Wheat, Whole Grain or Gluten-free Bread since the start of 2018 and you would like a change, then this is the Recipe for you!

You could be a Vegetarian looking for an exciting new Recipe too.

Ingredients

1 Yam (Complex/Good Carbs)

1/2 Avocado (Healthy Fats)

1 tsp Hemp/Sesame seeds (Protein)

Asparagus (Vegetables)

Olive Oil (Optional)

A sprinkle of Garlic Salt (Optional)

A sprinkle of Black Pepper (Optional)

A pinch of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

Method

Yam Toast

● Cut 1 large Yam into even slices (around 2cm thick)

● Place in the Oven at 220°C for 30 minutes OR Place on a Grill for 30 minutes on each side on medium-high heat

Roasted/Steamed Asparagus *(Edited by Gabrielle Burgess)

Roasted:

● Preheat oven to 220 °C

● Place the Asparagus into a mixing bowl, and drizzle with the olive oil. Toss to coat the spears, then sprinkle with garlic salt, and pepper

● Bake in the Pre-heated oven until just tender, 12 to 15 minutes depending on thickness.

Steamed:

● Fill a skillet with ½ cup of water per ½ pound of Asparagus and Add the Asparagus.

● Cover the skillet with a lid and Boil over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes or until the Asparagus turns bright green and tender.

Avocado/Avocado Puree *(Edited by Gabrielle Burgess)

● Mash the Avocado with a fork or puree in a blender until smooth, adding water if necessary to reach desired consistency

● Top off the Yam slices with Avocado, Hemp/Sesame seeds, Asparagus and a pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt.

Benefits

A Fibre and Protein-rich Breakfast with Veggies and Healthy Fats all at the sane time!

ENJOY!

#SugaEndorsed Recipe by:

Jhanae M. Paule 

Vegan Humanitarian and Environmentalist

Instagram: @plantpoweredpaule

Website: jhanae.com/recipes

 

Reposted and Edited By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist)

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Dance, Lose Weight and Contribute to Charity at the same Time!

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Zumba for Charity this Saturday at St. Andrew High School for Girls in aid of Projects conducted by the New Kingston Rotaract Club.

It will be a Zumbathon for 2 hours with Andrew from Spartan Health Club and Francisca from Chai Studios!

It should be full of energy and loads of fun!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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The New Cafe Dolce!

Suga’s Ratings for Cafe Dolce!

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★☆

Décor: ★★★★☆

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★☆

Speed: ★★★★☆

Value for $: ★★★☆☆

Suga Endorsement: ★★★★☆

Comments: Modern, new, cosy spot with seating upstairs and downstairs complemented by free Wifi. Tasty Breakfast and Lunch options. Some Breakfast Options are overpriced, but I am happy there were healthy options available for both Breakfast and Lunch. I was disappointed by the fact that I couldn’t get a simple Frappuccino. They had Frozays a.k.a syrup and ice cream. My wait was a quick 8 minutes for Lunch and the standard 15 minutes for Breakfast when they had a full house. Members of Staff were pleasant.

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The upstairs Lounge/Dining area at Cafe Dolce

When did Cafe Dolce Open?

Mid-December last year.

Who owns it?

Restauranteurs Lisa-Gaye and Kirk Chin, owners of Fromage Gourmet Market & Bistro, Fromage Brasserie and the Oak Wine Bar.

What did I have?

Lunch:

I had the Bruschetta Chicken Panini ($900JMD +tx) with Wheat bread, Chicken, Basil Pesto, Mozzarella, Tomato and Balsamic aioli. It was fresh, filling and flavorful.

I also had a Parfait ($500JMD+tx) that included healthy, plain Greek Yoghurt.

Breakfast:

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I had the Smoked Salmon Bagel ($850JMD+tx) with lettuce, tomato, onion and cream cheese, Buttermilk Pancakes with Bacon ($600JMD+tx) and a Hazelnut Iced Coffee ($450JMD+tx).

I was disappointed that I didn’t get any capers with my Smoked Salmon Bagel, but I was satisfied since it was made fresh and it was tasty. I also enjoyed my Pancakes with Bacon.

What do they serve?

● Coffee, Tea, Smoothies, Shakes and other Beverages

● Breakfast, Salads, Soup, Sandwiches, Wraps, Paninis, Parfaits, Pastries, Snacks, and Dessert made fresh daily

After a horrible review from a Suga Bear late December last year, I gave Cafe Dolce some time and visited last Saturday and Sunday for Lunch and Breakfast respectively.

I was quite relieved I did not have her experience of an hour-long wait and poorly cooked food with a poor presentation. It was the total opposite for me. I am pleased to see that they seemed to have worked out their teething pains. If anyone had a distasteful experience there, I encourage you to revisit Cafe Dolce and I look forward to going back soon!

Cafe Dolce

Location: 114 Constant Spring Road (Inside of Tile City). Kingston 10.

Ph: 876-649-9971

Opening Hours:

Mon-Thurs, 7am-7pm

Fri-Sat, 7am-8pm

Sun, 7am-5pm

Instagram: @cafedolceja

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Healthy Lunch from Gym’s Kitchen

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Grilled Chicken Breast with Steamed Callaloo and Boiled Sweet Potato ($550JMD)

Remember Suga Bears that directly across from Dunrobin Plaza, you can get a tasty and healthy Lunch from Gym’s Kitchen. It actually has a gym beside it!

They offer a range of options with a different menu according to a theme each day. For those that don’t eat Chicken, there is usually an option for Salmon and sometimes there may be Ackee dishes on the menu.

I took a few bites from my Lunch before I thought that I should snap it and share, but they do properly portioned Lunches. I have been ordering from them for some time now and I love that I can consistently get a healthy, tasty, reasonable Lunch from them. #SugaEndorsed

Check them out! They deliver too. However, ensure that you give them an earlier time than desired.

No excuses for January on your road to health and fitness!

Gym’s Kitchen

Location: 35 Dunrobin Ave. Kingston 10

Ph: 876-882-0932 (Digi – Call); 876-541-1776 (Flow- Whats app)

Delivery Hours: 10:30am-3pm

Facebook: @GymsKitchenja

Instagram: @gymskitchen_ja

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist)

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