Garlic Buttered Shrimp

Hello LOVElies! Is it lunch time yet? In honor of #FlexBowlFridays I’ve made Garlic Buttered Shrimp with a kick of spicy… Mmm YUM!

What you need:

  • 10 shell on shrimp
  • 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup clarified butter

What to do:

Preheat a pan on high for 2 minutes. Add clarified butter and garlic and saute for about 1 minute. Add the shrimp and let it cook for 3 minutes on each sides (add sea salt on each sides before flipping). After each side is cooked, add the white wine. Remove from pan and serve!

Easy, delicious and I’m packing his for lunch! See you on my next post! What’s in your #FlexBowl?

 

Coconut Quinoa Breakfast

Coconut Quinoa Breakfast Fruit Salad Good morning LOVElies! It’s Friday…#FlexBowlFridays  In honor of FlexBowl and and @insta_salads “Breakfast Salad Week”, I’ve put together this Coconut Quinoa Breakfast Fruit bowl. Mmm YUM! Packed full of goodness in every bite… Open up!

What you need:

  • 1 cup of Gluten free Organic Royal Red Quinoa
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 1/2 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons Maple syrup
  • Your favorite Fruits

What to do:

Add all the ingredients (minus the fruits) in a pot. Bring to boil then let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Combine the fruits… EAT! Haha easy, simple and delicious.  Recipe adapted from CitronLimette

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Good evening LOVElies! I found an amazing CAJUN CHICKEN “pasta” recipe! I tweaked it a bit to replace the pasta with Zoodles! It was Mmm YUM! 5 stars hands down!

What you need:

  • 4 zucchini (zoodles )
  • About 3 teaspoons Cajun spice mix
  • 3 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 whole green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 whole orange bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 whole red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1/2 large red onion, sliced
  • Salt
  • 4 whole Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cups white wine
  • 1 cup heavy cream Cayenne pepper, for sprinkling
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

What to do:

Look below in comments . Recipe inspired by #FoodNetwork

Gluten Free Quinoa Salad 2

Drum roll…the moment you’ve been waiting for-the outcome of this colorful GLUTEN FREE Quinoa Salad.

What to do:

Cook 1 cup of Quinoa (follow instructions on the box). In a large bowl, add the quinoa, and everything in the recent veggies post. Combine ingredients, in the recent sauce post, in a bowl.

Pour dressing over the quinoa mix. Stir and enjoy!

 

Gluten Free Quinoa Salad

Good morning LOVElies! Happy #FlexBowlFridays!!! We are having a potluck at work today and I’m planning to make a color GLUTEN FREE Quinoa salad. This salad is color, easy to make and Mmm YUMMY!

Here’s the first part of the recipe:

  • 1 cup chopped red cabbage
  • 1 cup shelled and cooked edamame
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 shredded carrots
  • 1 cup of driced cucumbers

Ready for the sauce? You’ll just have to wait for my next post!  Muahz!

Hoisin Caramelized Salmon Soba Noodle

Are you ready to post your#FlexBowl? Yes, it’s that time again- #FlexBowlFridayS!!! emoji Do you have 30 minutes? Here’s a quick and easy Hoisin Caramelized Salmon Soba Noodle Bowl!

What you need: 

  • SALMON 1 pound wild caught salmon
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 4-6 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • NOODLES & VEGGIES
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bunch broccoli, chopped into small florets
  • 1 clove garlic,
  • minced a pinch of salt and
  • pepper 6 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 6 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon hoisin
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 package of soba noodles green onions cilantro

What to do:

Preheat oven to 425 Add broccoli to baking sheet Toss with 2 tablespoon olive oil, grated garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper Roast for 20 minutes Meanwhile, combine all the other ingredients in a bowl; set aside.

In a pot, bring water to boil and cook the Soba noodles for 3 minutes; rinse, drain. Toss the warm noodles with the mixture. Grab the salmon, rub the salmon with hoisin, then sprinkle a generous amount of black pepper. Drizzle olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook salmon for 5 minutes on each side.

 

Hi LOVElies!!! It’s Friday night, time to get crabby haha

Crab is an excellent addition to a healthy eating plan. It is low in calories and contain unsaturated fat which are considered heart healthy. Blue crabs serves as a good source of high-quality protein, BUT are considered high sodium… so, eat at your own risk!!! Haha

Moderation is the key to eating healthy, so know your limit!!!  Besides, this steamed, seasoned then baked crab FlexBowl is way to hard to resist.

Is not too late… join in on #FlexBowlFridayS for a chance at scoring a FREE jar of @YouFreshNaturals (new flavor PUMPKIN SPICE BLONDIE), a FREE unisex hoodie from @forwarduprising, or a bag of yummilicious Paleo chocolate chip cookies by @paleobakehouse (Mmm… I can taste it now… so moist and delicious)

Want to join the fun? It’s easy: share your FlexBowl w/ Team FBF & tag us with what’s in your#FlexBowlFridayS  FYI: Must be a NEW post, don’t just hashtag an old post.

So what’s in a #FlexBowl ? It can be anything that helps you build/maintain your muscles so you can get your  flex on. Just throw it in a bowl or get creative & make a bowl w/ your certified muscle food then share your pic.

Tag me  @kayleale or any of us & share your pic w/#FlexBowlFridayS #TeamFBF & you could be today’s lucky winner!

 

Paleo friendly/ Gluten free Char siu (蜜汁叉烧, literally “fork burn/roast”) is a famous Chinese roast pork dish.

Hello LOVElies! For my #FlexbowlFridaySFlexBowl: Paleo Friendly/ Gluten free Char siu Chinese roasted pork with organic fresh greens, pineapples, and cucumbers.  You’ll Need:

  • 1 lb of pork cubes, pork shoulder, or pork belly
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp gluten free hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp tamari or coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp Chinese rose wine or Chinese cooking wine (brandy works too)
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Chinese five spice powder
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil ten
  • 8-10″ bamboo skewers

Combine all of the ingredients except the pork and skewers in a saucepan. Heat on med/low for about five to ten minutes, stirring everything together until it thickens. Set it aside and allow it to cool. Cut the pork into chunks about 1″ in size.

Once the sauce is cool, put half of it in a gallon-sized ziploc bag with the pork pieces. Put the other half of the sauce in a container and then put both the pork and the sauce in the fridge overnight.

The next day, soak the bamboo skewers in cold water for 30 minutes, then skewer the pork chunks. Preheat the grill for about 10 minutes on med/high heat. Turn off the heat on one side of the grill, and place the skewers on the unheated side.

Grill using indirect heat for an hour, turning the skewers after 30 minutes. Your optimal grill temp should be around 250-300 degrees. During the last 30 minutes, take out your reserved char siu sauce and allow it to warm to room temperature.

Lastly, char the pork skewers on direct (medium) heat for a few minutes, brushing on the char siu sauce as it cooks. That’s it! Take the pork off the skewers and serve immediately. Thanks Domestic Man for this delicious recipe! Mmm YUM!!! See you on my next post!

 

Good morning LOVELies!!! Happy Friday!!! Here’s a morning treat for your wonderful Friday morning! I call this one Ora-bana-berry greensmoothie haha! Here’s the recipe:

What you need:

  • 1 orange
  • 1 whole banana
  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • 2 big handfulf of spinach (YUM!)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (add more or less depending on how you like your smoothie

What to do:

Blend until smooth, enjoy! REMEMBER: Today is #FlexBowlFridayS, post your best FlexBowl for a chance to win the yummilicious variety box from@rickaroons Mmmm YUM!!!

Post your FlexBowl, tag me  @kayleale or any of my #teamFBF  Have a great Friday!!! Muahz!  Recipe will also be posted on KayleasOpenBook.com (soon)! Also, visit, “like” and LOVE www.facebook.com/kayleasopenbook

See you on my next post…

 

Hello LOVELIES! It’s FleBowlFridays!!! My yummilicious FlexBowl is filled with sauté chayote squash, red onions and thinly sliced beef. Mmm YUM!!! DID YOU KNOW: Chayote squash is low in calories- one cup of cooked chayote squash has only 100 calories-and in nutrients, making it a good addition to any health diet.

It’s not to late, share your pic w/ #FlexBowlFridayS, and #TeamFBF Tag me  @kayleale or any of us @FamFitFood @ValerieAzinge @NikiaDyson@ECsince80 @FreshFitNHealthy @YouvaryAndSam @Chef_Tiffy@SpoonFulofFit @JojoBombero @_MichelleYeager @PonyTailPower

 

Good morning LOVElies!!! Rise and Shine!!! It’s Friday!!! YUP FRIDAY!!!#FlexBowlFridayS

For breakfast this morning: a warm and yummilicious baked apple and oatmeal FlexBowl/FlexRamekin?! Haha  Mmmm YUM!!!  Share your pic w/ #FlexBowlFridayS, and #TeamFBF

Tag me @kayleale or any of us @FamFitFood @ValerieAzinge @NikiaDyson@ECsince80 @FreshFitNHealthy @YouvaryAndSam @Chef_Tiffy@SpoonFulofFit @JojoBombero @_MichelleYeager @PonyTailPower For delicious ideas and recipes, subscribe to my newsletter at www.kayleasopenbook.com to recieve exclusive recipes from me to you.

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Congee for breakfast? Say what?! Good morning LOVElies! Oh yes, having a bowl of warm congee fortifies the spleen, harmonizes the stomach and is a great way to start your day.

Congee is beneficial for people with weak digestive system due to a poor diet or illness. Since it’s light and easy to digest, it’s highly recommended to those too sick to eat solid food. It’s also my FlexBowl for FlexBowlFridays!!

 

Hi LOVElies!!!

I made a Paleo strawberry banana smoothie. As you can see, I think I over did it with my fruit toppings haha. If you’re looking for a Paleo strawberry Banana smoothie recipe, contact me.

If you’re curious, I topped this smoothie with strawberries, kiwis, pomegranate seeds, pineapples, peaches, chia seeds and nuts… Mmm YUM!!! Talk about proteins, potassium, and antioxidants!!!

 

Aug 26

 

HELLO LOVElies!!! This tofu soup is actually one of the easiest and most yummiliciousNeSs soup I’ve made so far. This Asian inspired tofu and mushroom soup is full of flavors and spice. Excuse me while I wipe my drool and chow down on some of this delicious soup… Mmmm YUM!!! See you on my next post!

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