Late with Dinner/Spa Reservations? Where to go Today in Ja!

Happy Ash Wednesday and Happy Valentine’s Day Suga Bears!

Suga has shortlisted a few places for Dinner for the late or spontaneous planners that do not want to spend the day at home. These Restaurants have been chosen based on their Prices per Couple, Reputation in Quality of Food and Service, Ambience and of course, their advertised Menu options.

Mystic Thai ($6990 per couple incl. Tx)

Location: B11 – Fairview Towne Centre Unit, Montego Bay

Ph: 876-633-6535

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The Palms at CC South Beach ($8625JMD per couple incl. Tx and Service Charge

Location: 2 Brompton Rd. Kgn. 5

Ph: 876-919-3700

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Jamaica Liquor Warehouse ($9487.50JMD per couple incl. Tx & Service Charge)

Location:  17 Lindsay Crescent, Kingston

Ph: 876-925-9427

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100 Hope Road ($11500JMD per couple incl. Tx & Service charge)

Location: 100 Hope Road. Kgn. 6

Ph: 876-665-3238

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The Steak House on the Verandah ($12647.84JMD per couple incl. of Tx & Service Charge)

Location: Devon House, Waterloo Road. Kgn.

Ph: 876-616-8831/876-616-8833

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The Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel  ($17600JMD per couple incl. Tx & Service Charge)

Location: 17 Waterloo Road. Kgn. 10.

Ph: 876-926-2211; 876-926-9334

If you would like to really go all out, A la Carte Fine-dining at the Terra Nova may be the choice for you!

The Terra Nova is offering a Valentine’s Day Dinner with two options, Poolside Buffet dining and A la Carte Fine-dining by The Terrace. The Buffet option is slightly less per couple, but I prefer and recommend dining that is less public with less forced interaction and the temperature and quality of food A la Carte is usually better. Jazz after Dark will follow too! Give them a call for more information and to make reservations.

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If you would like to pamper your loved one or even treat yourself, this Spa option is Suga’s #1 Recommendation:

 The White Orchid Spa at The Jamaica Pegasus!

Location: The Jamaica Pegasus at 81 Knutsford Blvd., Kgn 5.

Ph: 876-926-3690

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Enjoy!

~ With Love from Suga ~

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Suga a.k.a Gabby with husband, Randy Burgess, enjoying Valentine’s Day Brunch hosted by Simo’s Bread and Catering (Christina Simonitsch) and Tooksie Kay Catering (Alexa Von Strolley) on Sunday, February 11 at Kayter on 18 Balleter Avenue.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Feeding of the 5000 Outreach Foundation Collecting Blankets and more for the Homeless

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The Feeding of the 5000 Foundation is collecting items in new or good condition such as blankets, sheets, clothes and shoes for the homeless all year!

Please donate.

Feeding of the 5000 Outreach Foundation

To donate, contact Ph: 876-576-3285

Instagram: @feedingofthe5000

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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TGIF to this Wood-Fired Neapolitan Pizza from Fort Laudy!

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Left side: Pesto Pizza with Mozzarella, Pine Nuts and Basil; Right side: Pizza Bianca with Double Pepperoni and Mozzarella

MidiCi Fort Lauderdale makes wood-fired Neapolitan Pizzas. Neapolitan Pizzas are authentic Italian style Pizzas that are made with San Marzano tomatoes grown on volcanic plains in Italy and Mozzarella cheese made with milk from water buffalo that are raised in the marshlands of Italy. The Mozzarella cheese used is known as ‘white gold’ because of its high premium quality and taste.

MidiCi has a Daily Happy Hour from 3-7pm and all day on Thursdays. They also do Wine and Cheese on Wednesdays for $19.95USD.

They have quite a salivating Instagram page. Looks like they are worth a try on my next trip!

MidiCi Fort Lauderdale

The Neapolitan Pizza Company

Location: 510 North Federal Highway. Fort Lauderdale. Florida

Ph: (954) 908-1938

***Menu Online and Online Ordering Available***

Website: http://www.MyMidici.com/

Opening Hours: Sun.-Thurs. @ 11am-10pm; Fri.-Sat. @ 11am-12am

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Throwback Thursday to GW Art’s Decorative Vases!

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GW Art’s Large Decorative Vase embellished with Burlap and Lace, filled with dried arrangements

Decorative Vases (Large and Small) were part of GW Art’s Christmas  Collection last year and they were a customer fave that sold out.

GW Art may produce more this year!

Until then, feel free to browse the GW Art Gallery on the Homepage of this Website and Email, Call or Whats App Gabby a.k.a Suga to see what else is still available from the Christmas Collection.

GW Art is great for your décor and makes awesome gifts!

GW Art

Email: gwartforall@gmail.com

Ph: 876-422-3769

Website (Gallery): 

http://www.sugalifestyle.com 

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Crispy Pig Ears from Chef Mark Cole at The Jamaica Pegasus!

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Crispy Pig Ears by Executive Chef, Mark Cole at The Jamaica Pegasus

Have you ever had Pig Ears? If you were at the Jamaica Food and Drink Festival’s event, Crisp, in November 2017, you would have had the pleasure of tasting crispy Pig Ears from two Suga Endorsed Chefs! – Chef Christina Simonitsch of Simo’s Bread and Catering and Executive Chef Mark Cole of The Jamaica Pegasus, who cooked divine dishes for President Barack Obama, Prince Harry and Princess Ann. They put on quite a display.

Last December I tasted long cuts of Crispy Pig Ears (hair removed of course) prepared by Chef Cole at The Jamaica Pegasus.

I loved it! It tasted like a cross between Calamari and Squid.

The entire Pig Ear was used, so all of it was not crispy. My friends were not fans of the outer ear’s gelatinous texture, which they called the ‘gooey’ and ‘rubbery’ part. However, the cartilage in the center that is crunchy and tasted crispy to us, was their favourite. I liked all of it.

Pig Ears aren’t that popular to be a part of the Menu at The Jamaica Pegasus yet, but I am happy I had the experience of tasting it.

I can see Crispy Pig Ears as an Appetizer or Side dish that goes well with Beer.

Pig Ears can be eaten warm or cold and are cooked in various ways all over the world, often served with a lemon, soy sauce or even vinegar when pickled. They are usually Boiled first, then Grilled, Stewed, Roasted, Pickled, Smoked, Baked or Deep Fried.

The Bulgarian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, American, Lithuanian, Filipino and Vietnamese often offer Pig Ear dishes as part of their Cuisines.

I challenge Best Ethnic Restaurant of 2017 and one of my faves, Mystic Thai in Montego Bay to offer a dish with Pig Ears on the menu! Suga will be in Montego Bay soon. 😊

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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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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