Sugar Overload

Good morning! I totally forgot to blog last night  :)  Nick and I ate dinner and then started a movie – next thing I knew, I was asleep! The movie was pretty good, though.

Yesterday afternoon, I had a ww chocolate smoothie with frozen cherries.


I needed this to fuel me through the laundry and the baking project! Details to come later  :)


Since it was so nice yesterday, I knew we needed to use the grill for dinner. We marinated a pork loin in a caribbean jerk marinade and Nick grilled that to perfection! We also had some grilled zucchini and some peas ‘n’ bulgur (instead of peas ‘n’ rice). Every now and then, we like to make a Caribbean feast – we had some awesome food while on a cruise a few years ago and we try to recreate it  :)



We found the jerk marinade online but it’s basically a whole onion, some scallions, a little oil, some soy sauce, jerk seasoning, salt, and vinegar blended up in the food processor. The onion in the marinade makes this sweet crust on the meat when it’s grilling and it’s delicious.

The peas ‘n ‘ bulgur had:

  • 1 slice turkey bacon, diced
  • chopped onion
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 cup bulgur (I cooked the 1 cup bulgur earlier in the afternoon – put bulgur in a heat proof bowl, bring 1.5 cups water to a boil, pour over bulgur, and let sit until cooked). Easy!
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • thyme
  • salt
  • pepper

Somehow we  ended up with lots of Easter candy after getting some groceries yesterday, so I had some of my favorites (another Forbidden Food, actually)



I also had some starburst jelly beans and a reese’s egg that somehow did not get photographed. Needless to say, I had a bit of a sugar overload last night.

Be back later for breakfast, lunch, and some reflections on this Forbidden Foods challenge.


  1. Cadbury mini-eggs are one of my very favorites!!! I ration them out like nuggets of gold. I even love the way they smell. Aaahhh!! I have a small bag in the drawer right now, and I can’t wait to break it open.

    Thanks for your comment on my post from last night. You’ve written some posts lately that have certainly given me food for thought in how to deal with my own goals and progress. It helps to know that I’m not the only one in the world dealing with these sorts of questions! Thanks and hugs!

  2. Lovin’ the smoothie!!

  3. Those mini eggs are one of my forbidden foods. I recently bought some and my RD really enouraged me to eat as many as I want until they don’t taste good anymore. But in order to do that, I have to really eat them mindfully savoring each one. I haven’t tried this yet because I am so afraid of being mindful when I eat my forbidden foods. Congrats on buying and eating them. I look forward to what you have to say about the forbidden foods challenge.

  4. Now that Easter is around the corner candy shops are starting to stock up on some of my favorite candies. Easter-candies like chocolate mini-eggs and other things. I had to fight, fight, fight with myself not to go and buy candy this weekend. It’s so hard! I keep telling myself I should wait until it’s actually Easter and then have a treat, but it’s difficult. Each year shops start stocking up on these types of things earlier and earlier. Christmas food and candy comes SO early and Easter stuff too!

  5. MMM cadbury mini eggs are some of my favorites…but not as much so as the big ones with the goo in the middle. I don’t even know what that goo IS but its so yummy.

    Looks like a great caribbean feast!

  6. I LOVE the Reese’s Easter eggs. They were always the first candy to disappear from my Easter basket!

    I love your Caribbean fest. Peas and bulgur – what a great idea. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Have a good Sunday Brandi.

  7. Mmmmm easter yields chocolate bunnies and ample amounts of delightful treats. I’m totally up for some chocolate eggs right now!

  8. omg i LOVE those eggs!!!!!!!!! somehow i managed to go without them thus far but i’m sure i’ll be buying those soon – they are SOOOOOOOOOO yummy :)

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