Hello LOVElies!!! Looking for something quick and delicious?

How about a Grilled Chicken salad with mango, avocado, dried cranberries and nuts! Drizzle with your favourite dressing and you got yourself a yummilicious meal  Mmm YUM!!!

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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!

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Good morning LOVElies! Happy Sunday FUNday!!! Today is a special day because it’s my gorgeous sis, Lena’s birthday. She means the world to me. I wanted to surprise her with breakfast in bed but I was making too much noise in the kitchen lol.

Either way, she was happy to see this yummilicious breakfast waiting for her. For this special breakfast: I grated sweet potatoes, combined it with eggs, onions, and seasoning; pan fried it til crispy; Place it on some fresh organic spinach and topped it was bacon and an eggdrool.

Paired it with fresh pomegranates and fresh Mandarin peels… Mmm YUM! Happy birthday sis!!! I have more surprises planned for you today!

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Good morning LOVElies! Rise and shine- okay Virginia is not really shining right now but I have high hopes, we’ll see sunshine later today! Anyhow, It’s #parfaitTuesday with my sweetie pie Kia @nikiadyson. “No rules, no challenge, just create, post, tag and eat!”

My breakfast creation this morning: Deep Red and Divinely Yummilicious Grapes and pomegranate parfait!!! Mmm YUM… with layers of red grapes, yogurt, almonds, and pomegranates! Tasty!

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Healthy morning snack  Good morning LOVElies! Brr… its freezing outside. Is this why people say you always need a boyfriend/girlfriend for the winter months?

Haha I think I need to invest in some body heat… OR just a warmer duvet . Anyhow, I was at Wegmans yesterday and saw these delicious apples and thought “hmmm- breakfast!!!” 🙂 So… for breakfast this morning: I sliced the organic apple into slices, add all natural peanut butter, topped it with dried cranberries & chia seeds (or any of your favorite toppings), and ENJOY!!! Mmm YUM!

Have an AMAZING Wednesday!!! Want some more creative and delicious ideas? Head over to KayleasOpenBook.com 😉 Also, visit, “like” and LOVE www.facebook.com/kayleasopenbook 

Muahz! See you on my next post…

 

 

Happy Friday LOVElies!!! For those who are going out tonight, have fun and let loose but remember to be safe! For those who are staying in, come join me for some of these yummiliciousNeSs!!!

This “ice cream” (which is made solely from 3 frozen bananas, 2 scoops almond butter and a dash of unsweetened almond milk), is surrounded by organic strawberries, then topped with pomegranate seeds and a Brunettes from @rickaroons

All natural, 100% Organic, Vegan, Gluten and Soy free, and Paleo friendly!!! Mmmm YUM!!! For delicious ideas and recipes, subscribe to my newsletter at www.kayleasopenbook.com to receive exclusive recipes from me to you. Also, visit, “like” and LOVE www.facebook.com/kayleasopenbook 

Need a discount code ? Enter: KayleaLovesRickaroons

 

 

Good Morning LOVElies!!! Rise and shine!!!  December is such a giving and loving month! My gorgeous friend from Canada is celebrating her birthday today! Happy birthday Val @valerieazinge!  I wish I was there to celebrate your birthday with you!

This breakfast is dedicated to you because you’re a sweet, smart, kind hearted person… not to mention beautiful inside and out! I appreciate our friendship and you mean the world to me! Kinda makes me feel warm and tingly all over… LOL  Okay enough mushy mushy… for breakfast this morning: a warm and sweet tri-color QUINOA apple cinnamon breakfast bowl… Mmmm YUM!!!

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See you on my next post!!!  

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Good morning LOVElies! Having a hard time finding a subsitute for mayonnaise? Try substituting mashed or thinly sliced avocado! It’s just as creamy, but the fat in avocados are healthy Avocados are an excellent source of both folate and vitamin E- essential for healthy skin and hair.

So… for breakfast this morning: Egg, tomato slices, tangy avocado slices and cilantro sammich. To get that tangy avocado, I sprinkled a touch of salt and lemon to my thinly sliced avocado to mimic that tanginess of mayo. Mmmmm YUM!!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO MY NEW FOLLOWERS AND MY FOLLOWERS THAT HAVE BEEN WITH ME.  I APPRECIATE YOU VERY MUCH! HAVE A GREAT DAY! MUAHZ! SEE YOU ON MY NEXT POST!

 

Good morning LOVElies!!! Happy #parfaitTuesday with my sweetie pie Kia @nikiadyson!

My parfait is layered with freshly cut pineapple chunks vanilla chia pudding, gluten-free oats and organic raspberries… Mmmm YUM!!!

What you need for Vanilla chia pudding:

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract  freshly cut pineapple chunks

What to do:

Mix everything together and set aside for at least 30 minutes or overnight in the fridge. Enjoy! emoji It’s snowing outside. If you’re heading to work, please be careful!.

 

 

Good Morning LOVElies!!! My simple yummilicious Paleo pancakes (bananas were perfectly riped-no need for extra sweetness).

These homemade Paleo pancakes were so yummy! Have an amazing MONDAY!!!

What you need:

  • 1 ripe mashed banana
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Whey Protein powder (of your choice)
  • 1 T Ground Flax
  • 1/4 t Vanilla Cranberries.

Mmmm YUM!!!  Moderation is the key to eating healthy,  so know your limit!!! See you on my next post…

 

Good Morning LOVElies!!! Happy wonderful #parfaitTuesday! Are you a fan of chia pudding? You already know I am!  I’ve added some coconut flakes and pomegranate to make this yummilicious “parfait shot” easy, quick and delicious… Mmm YUM!  Have a great day!!! See you on my next post! Muahz!

What you need:

  • 1 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • ½ c shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ½ c chia seeds
  • 1 pomegranate (pomegranate seeds)

What to do:

In a medium bowl, combine almond milk, vanilla extract, coconut flakes, and the chia seeds. Cover bowl and place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours (the longer you let it sit, the better it taste). Stir in ½ of the pomegranate seeds. Before serving, top with pomegranate seeds.

Easy, quick and delicious, right? Now you know why I love chia pudding so much!!

 

Hello LOVElies! !! Only few days before I head to Florida. Oh yes! 80 degree weather… “come to me, come to me ” haha

For dinner tonight: a freshly cold and colorful huge salad wrapped with cucumbers and stuffed with organic spring mix; sweet red, orange, and yellow peppers; enokitake mushrooms; red onions; bean sprouts, tomatoes; then topped with chia seeds and drizzled with spicy vegenaise…

Mmmm YUM!!! Muahz! See you on my next post!

 

Good morning LOVElies!!! What does pomegranate seeds, oranges, and kiwi have in common? They are all known for their high vitamin C content. My “cold and refreshingly” freshly squeezed Florida orange juice is packed full of vitamin C of oranges, pomegranate seeds and kiwi chunks! Mmmm YUM! DID YOU KNOW: Kiwi contains more vitamin C than an orange.

Have a great Wednesday… See you on next post!