Friday’s Food and Fitness: The Fall Edition

Hello there! Welcome again to Friday’s Food and Fitness where I share with you my eats and workouts for the last week. This week I am focusing on a fall theme because it seems like everything I do lately has been centered around the fact that it is indeed fall and therefore I must eat and workout like I’m a commercial for the season.

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finally bought a kabocha squash!  All these blogger ladies have been raving about it and I wanted to see what the fuss was all about.  Holy goodness.  It was delicious!  I roasted it in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes and it came out perfect.  I did a little sweet and spicy combo.  On about half of them I put sweet spices and the other half I used the spicy.  Check ’em out!

kobacha squash

The Sweet

The spicy


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I also made this awesome butternut squash pasta with sage and prosciutto on Saturday night.  I wasn’t sure how it would come out but I ate it for three days and was so sad when I finally had to put the empty casserole dish into the dishwasher.  Definitely will go on the repeat list. 

Butternut squash pasta

Remember last week when I told you about the awesome meal I had at The Girl and the Fig?  Well, I decided to recreate the dish because I loved it so much.  Unfortunately my meal ended up being a total mess.  It tasted amazing (hello kale, caramelized onions and squash puree!) but it looked terrible.  My cakes were not nearly as awesome looking as the ones from the restaurant so I did not even bother to take a photo.  #FAIL

But I made up for it a little with my shoshito peppers recreation.  When we visited Laguna Beach, we ate lunch at this Japanese restaurant and the shoshito peppers there were amazing.  I decided to recreate them at home with a little bit of soy sauce, honey, oil (should have been sesame but I ran out and used olive instead) and ginger.  So yum.  I ate them right up!

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This week’s fitness has been pretty standard from me: Physique 57 and Zumba.  Wipe those shocked smiles off your faces right now!  I know, you are sick of hearing it but that’s because I’m NOT mentioning the TWO *secret* projects I have been working on because if I did it would obviously ruin the surprise.  So hint, hint . . . you are going to need to check back next week and probably the week after as well! 🙂

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Although I have been reaching one of my goals for Awesome October – to stretch more.  I found these awesome short yoga videos on YouTube by Tara Stiles called The Yoga Solution.  They are five to ten minutes long and are perfect to throw in at the end of your workout for a great stretch!  Highly recommend!  There are more on YouTube but here are two good ones.



Readers, what did your eats look like this week?  Any fun and new fitness things you’ve tried?  Tell me what you are doing this weekend (I really want to know so I can get some ideas!).


  1. I haven’t tried that squash yet either. No I feel like I need to!
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  2. yummm i love shoshito peppers! in fact im having them tonight! theres a tapas bar in the building where my friend lives so even if we dont have dinner there, we;re always there for a drink (or 2) and shoshitos 🙂 and wait which kabocha recipe won out- the sweet or the spicy?? they both sound delicious!
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  3. My eats this week were bad. Very bad….but I am researching aerial yoga in NYC, so hopefully I will get into a class soon. 🙂
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  4. Yum, your kabocha looks good! I always try to recreate meals that I like when I go out to eat too and it can be really hard sometimes. At least it tasted good!

    Can’t wait to find out what the projects are that you’re working on!
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  5. I would love to try your kabocha squash recipe and eat it all myself. That is my-kind-of meal.

  6. That squash looks delicious AND easy! I can totally do that and definitely will as soon as I’m home again. Thank you!! I can also use those stretching videos right now. Seriously, I’m going to check them out and do one right here in my hotel room. I could use a good stretch!!
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  7. brilliance with the sweet and savoury! Gotta have all your bases covered…currently into delicata squash if you’re looking to try a new one 😉
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  8. That squash looks great, I really thing I would have liked the sweet vs. the spicy. Where did you get it from? Can’t wait to hear more about your secret projects 😉
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  9. I’m going trunk or treating. But before we go we are having a chili feast. Yum! My mom is making it so I’m sure it’s going to have red meat in it (I don’t cook or eat red meat normally as I don’t really like it — and I can see cows out the window of my kitchen) but I will get through.

    I don’t think your recipe was a fail if it tasted good. I think making food look good and then getting good pictures on top of it is one of the hardest thing ever! Trust me. No one is going to ask me to be their food stylist.
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  10. Hmmm so now I guess I have to try a Kabocha squash! I love every other kind so why not 😉
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  11. You’re right, bloggers seriously are always raving about kabocha squash! Funny enough, I’ve never cooked with one either, but definitely want to pick one up soon and experiment with it.
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