Friday Favorites & Butternut Squash Steak Fries [Recipe!]

December 7, 2013 -
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hi all! HAPPY FRIDAY! So funny story for ya – I actually finished this post at 1pm this afternoon….but apparently my new iPad didn’t mix with my emoji I added to my post and didn’t post anything after my first paragraph….welp, what a way to start a Friday! haha Good thing is – I don’t really forget my thoughts that often (although Corey may say otherwise) SO you will still read the same content I posted 5 hours ago – just rewritten! Winking smile (and now I can do a wink face since I’m on my home computer) even though I am absolutely loving my new tablet!

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The Holiday’s came a bit early this year thanks to my family & Staples Cyber Monday deals! My fam knew that all I wanted was a new computer or tablet to take on the go & they are helping to make this possible – I’m very thankful!

I’m using the Posts App that is a super simple & FREE way to blog from your iPad! I also have a LogiTech bluetooth keyboard that makes this so easy & quick – since typing on a keyboard is a bit easier than right on a tablet.

Do you spot a POWERPLATE in the upper right corner? Papacakes had some cauliflower & kale salad with some grilled fish – he’s refueling after a day of hard work! Winking smile

So today is a good day to clean out the iPhone & share with you some Friday Favorites! Since we’re on the technology subject…

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I snagged these Under Armour Tech Gloves to wear at the Turkey Trot & loved that they were thin yet kept my hands warm – and I could take pics for the recap post!

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When my hands aren’t covered in gloves, I’ve been using them to snack on Ladera Granola! The company sent me their original Almond Pecan to try out & we are fans over here! The ingredients are pretty great too – whole grain oats, all natural California almonds, extra virgin olive oil, grade A medium amber maple syrup, all natural California pecans, brown sugar, spices , & salt. Thank you Ladera!

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Some other new products I’ve had a chance to try out is this “Natural Stack” from my friends at Natural Force! They sent their Raw Tea that can be taken before a workout- is a unique blend of natural herbs, roots, fruit extracts, and superfoods to help give you a naturally powerful energy boost. The Intra-Workout which is is a unique blend of royal jelly, honey powder, stevia, chia seeds, & superfoods designed to help provide you with sustained energy during your workouts. Lastly the Post-Workout Recovery Nectar which contains some coconut water, pea protein, spirulina, & maca just to name a few! Thank you so much Natural Force!! I’ve tried these out this week & I like them. If you are used to more sweet tasting drinks, you may want to add a drop or two of stevia but if you’re into the natural flavors & tastes – just keep it as is! Winking smile

Now to my favorite recipe of this week – BUTTERNUT SQUASH STEAK FRIES! I wanted to use up a butternut squash & this side was a perfect combo with dinner!

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Ingredients:

- 1 Large Butternut Squash

- Grapeseed Oil (I used a spray)

- Sea Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions:

- Wash & Cut off the skin of the butternut squash.

- Cut the squash in half & remove the seeds from the base.

- Chop the butternut squash into steak fry shapes.

- Coat or Spray with oil.

- Season to taste with salt & pepper.

- Put onto a greased cookie sheet.

- Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes

*I broiled mine for a few minutes at the end to add more crispiness!

 

I enjoyed them with some organic ketchup! YUM!

If you try them out – let me know! Simple & quick side dish.

Enjoy your weekend!

be true to you,

Red heart Kasey

 

What is your Friday favorite this week? Try anything new?

 

 

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