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Belizean Adventures Part 3

Yeah, yeah. The end of my Belizean Adventures is LONG overdue but lucky for you I saved the best and tastiest part for last. In Part 1 we talked about real food airport style and the first week in Belize. Part 2 consisted of Guatemalan adventures and some really amazeballs curried pescada fresca.

At this point in the adventure I am all rested up from enjoying my coffee with view and hammock time so clearly I needed to relocate again. We headed back to San Ignacio so we could stop at the farmers market one more time then continued on alllllll the way back to the eastern coast. We landed in the chill little beach town of Hopkins, Belize where we watched the sunset at the Kismet Inn.

IMG_20150115_173730279_HDRThe Kismet is run by Tricia, an ex-New Yorker who just couldn’t get enough of Belize. She is hilarious, crazy, and a phenomenal cook. She loved my sandals so much she tried them on and wanted to buy them off of me but they were too small for her (I have little elf-sized feet). Instead, she let us stay for free our first night if I promised to buy her a pair when I got home and ship them to her. I love the trust you have to have in others when you backpack. I have yet to be disappointed by these strangers and have been helped so many times by others in my travels that I made sure to fulfill my promise when I got home. (more…)

#32 Body Image with Summer Innanen


Feel uncomfortable in the skin you are in? Are you trapped in a cycle of scales and self-loathing? It’s so hard not to be with the images of stick thin women in the media and endless #fitspiration filling your newsfeed everyday. Have no fear, you do NOT have to live like this! This week we interviewed Summer Innanen, body image coach extraordinaire and you are going to LOVE what she has to say.

Welcome to Today’s Special Guest Summer Innanen

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Summer Innanen is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Body Image Coach, specializing in emotional eating.

She helps women all over the world to ditch their diet demons, amp up their confidence, and break free of calorie-counting, deprivation and guilt through her private and group coaching at (more…)

Sweet & Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

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Hello Winter, am I right?! If you live on the East Coast you have been blessed with a winter that is cold and snowy :) Ok, maybe you don’t like winter as much as I do so you can find me on the slopes…

OR in the kitchen making DELICIOUS soup recipes. This time of year squashes and hearty vegetables are much more abundant and taste absolutely delicious. One of our go-to soup recipes for the winter is a butternut squash soup. I love butternut squash because it can be used either in a savory or sweet manor. I prefer a sweeter butternut squash soup with the help of coconut and cinnamon….who needs dessert when you have something THIS GOOD?!



Acid Reflux (Q&A #16)


Acid Reflux

This week’s Q & A podcast is all about acid reflux. Most of us think acid reflux is a way of life and that the only solution is to pop a pill or Tumtumtumtumtummmmmmmmmms. Well Pearl and Sassy are here this week to guide you through some diet and lifestyle changes that may help you overcome acid reflux once and for all.

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

EDR symbolThis week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week! Okay so there is nothing exciting about eating disorders BUT there are plenty of reasons why awareness is important, mainly the fact that eating disorders are one of the deadliest mental illnesses. So here you go, a little ED Awareness from my experience working with individuals with eating disorders over the last year.


#31 Nutrition in the News

Nutrition in the News

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Chili Lime Cilantro Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower

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Sorry about that obnoxious title but I am so excited about ALL THE THINGS in this recipe! And holy guacamole I am on a Brussels sprouts KICK these days! Yesterday I whipped up some black bean sliders and topped them with my famous guacamole recipe (found in the fall eBook) so obviously I needed some spicy vegetables to go with it. Well, that and I also needed to come up with a way to use more cilantro. Seriously, what are grocery stores thinking? How the heck does anyone use that entire bunch before it goes bad? I wish I didn’t keep killing the cilantro plant in my herb garden #firstworldproblems.


Protein Powders, Smoothies and Shakes (Q&A #15)

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Protein Powders Revisited

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Bacon Mashed Parsnips (Dairy-Free)

Hi friends! Are you ready for some…

Bacon Mashed Parsnips?!

IMG_3634This week I was shopping at Whole Foods in Albany, New York with my hubby just to grab a few items and I saw the parsnips out the corner and my eye and I had the urge to snag them up and make my DELICIOUS mashed parsnips. Now I posted a recipe for this back on my old blog as The Sassy Dietitian but this recipe has evolved and become a staple in our household. (more…)

#30 Inflammation…What Is It Good For?


What is Inflammation?

Ever wonder what Pearl & Sassy are talking about when they say the word Inflammation?!! Have no fear today Team Nutrition Genius back tracks and explains inflammation once and for all. Today we will teach you about inflammation, what it is good for and why we need to get rid of MOST of it!  We will give you the science (Pearl-style) and break it down to human terms (Sassy-style) to help you reach your inflammation happy medium. Find out what foods we recommend you increase and what foods to kick to the curb. Remember to JUST EAT REAL FOOD :)

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