Fall “Pasta”

So my gym is participating in the Whole Life Challenge, which starts tomorrow.  After some of my friends and I spent our last day of food freedom enjoying Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Lattes (I got soy with only one pump, okay?! I wasn’t SO terrible. . .right?), I was inspired to find a way to use pumpkin in a WLC-friendly recipe. . .
Fall Pasta
1) cut spaghetti squash in half, cook at 350 until soft and scoopable
2) sauté fresh sage leaves and garlic in olive oil, then set aside
3) sprinkle a pound of ground turkey with basil, oregano, parsley, sea salt and pepper, then roll into meatballs
4) cook meatballs in one pan (cover with lid to ensure they’re cooked through) while, in another pan, you:
5) sauté a chopped small white onion with some garlic for five minutes
6) add 1.5 cup chicken stock, 1.5 cup pureed pumpkin (NOT pie filling – 100% pumpkin)
7) chop sage and add to sauce
8) add sea salt, pepper, and a dash of cinnamon to taste
9) add two spoonfuls of coconut milk (I used the thick part on the top of the can to add texture)
10) cook sauce down to desired thickness.
11) serve squash with sauce and meatballs on topImage
WOD of the day:
*100 kb swings (18#)
*then 5 min amrap of:
5 push presses (20#)
10 toes to bar
15 mountain climbers (each leg)
* rest 1 minute
* repeat 5 minute amrap
(also, I’m recovering from a minor surgery – hence the 20# weight limit. stop judging me, I judge myself enough)
Speaking of CrossFit, I went to the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar this past weekend, hosted by Kurtis Bowler of Rainer CrossFit.  Kurtis used to be a narcotics officer, and his police officer clients make sure to keep his adrenaline going by telling him the latest stories from the street.  Anyway, one officer told him he’d been on foot pursuit of a suspect the night before, and chased the suspect for about 200 meters.  He started closing the distance between himself and the suspect, and at 20 feet away, tazed him.  After he cuffed the suspect, the officer’s partner finally caught up to them.  “Wow man!  That was fast!  What have you been doing?” the partner asked.  “I’ve been doing CrossFit for a couple of weeks,” the officer answered.  At that, the suspect looked up from the sidewalk, and said, “CrossFit?! I heard that shit’s hard!”  (And it is. . .especially when you can use more than 20#).
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