#PP FALLing into the weekend.

October 15, 2012 -
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Hope you had a wonderful weekend;
it was a very fall themed one for me & the boy.

Fact: I am afraid of scary things.
Movies, haunted houses, haunted hay rides, spiders, bugs.
Oh, & big things in water;
not sure where that one came from.
whales, sharks, fish.
Yeah, no thanks.

My first haunted house experience was when I was about 7 years old.

It went something like this…

My uncle buys our tickets; we walk to the front entrance;
I hear someone scream;
I turn around & start running.
Uncle gets money back & we go get ice cream instead.

My most recent experience was a year ago…

My college friends  & I go to a haunted hay ride/house.
I spent about 97% of the time looking at the insides of my hands
while simultaneously speed walking away from the
9 foot tall clown that kept repeating my name.

Note to self: do not let your friends call you by your real name, at any point.
Scary tall things will remember it.

So as Corey is driving me to my “surprise “ date night;
I start to question him in the car when he tells me to cover my eyes.

Me: “We’re not going to a haunted house are we?”
Corey: “Ooooh ummm,  I forgot you don’t like those…”
Me: “Excuuuuuse me!?”
Corey: “Babe, it will be fine!”
Me: “No, no it won’t. I am a straight up baby.”
[insert 10 minutes of kasey freak out sesh]
Then I am told to open my eyes
& I see an adorable little family waiting
by this field of pumpkins to help us choose one.
[insert sigh of relief]

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We spent the next 15 minutes or so picking out the perfect pumpkin!

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I had my eye on Gabe’s pumpkin
[not sure who Gabe is]
I thought to myself, I could roast & eat that wholeeee thing.
#squashaddict

Nothing wrong with craving those #cleanCarbs! Winking smile

We picked the most perfect pumpkin!
probably weighing in around 40 lbs;
which of course Corey offered to carry to make up for the
[10 minute Kasey freak out sesh]

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Can you tell he was excited?
cute babe, cute.

After going out to dinner
[I had a nice #plantPOWER salad]
We put on the biggest sweatpants we could find
& got super comfy to carve our pumpkins!

I’m not going to lie; my metabolism was on fire & I was still hungry,
so I made a snack!

Inspired by the Purely Twins I posted this on Instagram the other night.
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so I used what I had on hand & made some #plantPOWER
SWEET CINNAMON TAHINI SAUCE

2 TB tahini (sesame seed butter)
mixed with a few drops of liquid stevia
& a sprinkle of cinnamon!
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& put it over roasted butternut squash
& #raw zucchini with some
healthy chocolate sauce!

Now, before you ewwww me over the zucchini chocolate combo,
DON’T knock it til you try it!

Zucchini, to me, is a nice simple base to add sweet or savory;
And get those veggies in!

Served over roasted butternut squash
(diced & roasted at 350 for about 25-30 ish minutes)
and the chopped raw zucchini!

Yum! This was my cleantreat & night time powersnack
while Corey did the dirty work of cleaning out the pumpkin.

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My job was to toast the PUMPKIN SEEDS!

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*Scoop seeds & rinse to clean them
*Dry seeds off with towel
*Put on tray & spray with oil (I used coconut oil)
*Sprinkle with Alkalinizing
Himalayan Rock Salt or sea salt!
*Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes or so!
I like mine crispy, so it may have been longer!
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Just keep an eye on them so they don’t burn!
Speaking of eyes…
we had all intentions of carving this  adorable little kitten on a pumpkin.

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well, Corey got a little saw happy when he was carving…

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& our kitten turned into a one eyed pirate cat.

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Still totally adorable though
& we were super proud of our first pumpkin together Winking smile

What is your favorite Night Time POWERsnack?
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Have you done any fun fall activities?

Are you afraid of scary things like I am?
[hopefully I’m not the only one!]

Don’t forget to check out my girl Heather’s post!
So many fun things coming up with #PLANTPOWER!

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13 responses to “#PP FALLing into the weekend.”

  1. That is such a cute picture of you and Corey at the top! I’m planning to take the kids to a pumpkin patch soon. I have done some Fall decorating around the house, though. I’m going to have to try the Tahini sauce…it looks delish!

  2. I follow both you and the Purely Twins. I get so inspired by you! For many health reasons, I have been making some changes to my already clean diet. I have been really focusing on alkalizing foods. Therefore, I have been focusing on PLANT POWER & your challenge this month has been perfect for that! I am doing p90x and adding more muscle to my body. I am already looking for a plan for when I am done with p90x in 1 month. I love that you are in such great shape with beautiful muscle & focused on clean fueling with plenty of protein. I cannot have dairy or gluten, so with so many limitations, sometimes I feel limited, but your blog helps me to continue thinking outside of the box! I am wondering…. I am always soooo bloated. Even when my belly feels “good”. I have a distended, pregnant looking belly. I’ve always hated that, but with “IBS” and the amount of veggies I eat, I guess I’ve just assumed that would always be natural for me. I heard you talking about bloat & you don’t look bloated in ANY of your pics…you just look lean & beautiful! How do you manage your bloat? Also, can you share how you were tested for food allergies/sensitives/intolerances? Which type of testing was used? I have only ever done diet challenges to determine my sensitivities, but I feel like I could still be missing sensitivities even doing it this way. Thanks for your help! : )

  3. Love all the pumpkin in this post! Carving pumpkins is one of my favorite fall activities! I love fresh roasted pumpkin seeds too! Clean carbs and healthy fats in one pumpkin!

  4. I keep thinking I should carve a pumpkin this year but they get so messy! My favorite nighttime snack is probably meatballs 🙂 Tasty and filling, they put me right to sleep!

    • Kasey says:

      hahahah yes they do! Just ask my boyfriend ;] hahah I was like “yeah babe, that’s your job!” ;] And YUM love me some meatballs – I just made some #plantPOWER Lentil ones! ;]

  5. Purely Twins says:

    you two are so cute!! love seeing these pics. Love pumpkin too! And thanks as always for the shout out, it means the world to us!!

    Now we need to get some pumpkins to carve

  6. Andrea says:

    Yum Yum Yum pumpkin seeds!! I always want to add something crunchy on top of.. .basically everything- my smoothies, oatmeal, salads- you name it! Pumpkin seeds are the best because they can be sweet or savory! I am loving all your posts lately- and heather’s too 🙂 Have a great day girl!!!

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