#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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