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Friday Shout Outs #11

fridayshoutoutsWeekend, weekend, weekend!

Happy Fri-yay, y’all! We’re back with another installment of Friday Shout Outs where we give you the low down on all the things we love from foods, to instagrammers, to products.

This weekend I am headed out to Sackets Harbor to run a half marathon! This will be my first race since getting hit by a car in 2013 so I am definitely nervous but super excited to get back into racing. Stay tuned for a blog post next week on my training process. Meanwhile, feel free to creep on my instagram for updates on race day and while you’re in the stalking process check out some of my favorite things…

Nourishing Joy– Kresha, supermom of three and blogger joined us on Nutrition Genius Radio (episode to be released 9/2/15) to discuss how to make healthy school lunches and be intentional as parents and people. We love Kresha for her real food philosophy and the positivity she brings to every interaction. Anything you read from her will leave you feeling nourished in mind, body, and spirit so make sure you stalker her, I mean follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest too!

Ox and Stone– Remember that time I ate crickets? I did it at this kick-ass Latin kitchen in Rochester, New York. In addition to crickets, their tapas menu contains pig ears and bone marrow and you can get entrees like braised oxtail and traditional paella. Their fried calamari is coated in corn meal, not wheat flour, and the barbacoa tacos are mind blowing. Make sure you split the margarita punch bowl with at least three friends, it’s enormous. Tell them Pearl sent ya.

ox and stone

Pearl’s Pomegranate Margaritas– Speaking of margaritas, since it is ALMOST fall it’s time to start incorporating some fall foods into your kitchen. Feel free to start with this real food recipe.

Pomegranate Margarita

Dirty Mouth Toothpowder– Okay so you know we had Trina Felber of Primal Life Organics on the podcast earlier this month (Part 1 and Part 2) but I cannot stop raving about her and her products. I’m currently super obsessed with her Dirty Mouth Toothpowder which is full of trace minerals to help re-mineralize your teeth and contains no chemicals, dyes, or artificial flavors. It comes in multiple different flavors (I’m currently using the peppermint) but all of them are flavored with essential oils, not franken-flavors so you can feel confident you wont be absorbing weird things into your system each time your brush your teeth.

Audible– Ever wonder how a Nutrition Genius becomes so genius-like? We read a lot. I also happen to be in the car a lot due to my constant need to travel so Audible has become one of my favorite things. For those of you that have been living under a rock, Audible is a company that produces audio books and has made it ridiculously easy to get smarter when you’re on the road. I have a membership where I get credits monthly but you can also choose options where you get them all at once. I like to listen to books while I’m getting ready in the morning, driving, and running.

Alright my friends that’s all I have for you today! Wish me luck this weekend!

half marathon 2011

Savory Breakfast Casserole

egg casserole Wake Up & Smell Breakfast

Three cheers for breakfast am I right? I could literally eat eggs, bacon and veggies for every meal, every day and sometimes I do just that. I also have a delicious sweet casserole here so check that out if you are looking for something closer to french toast and pancakes.  (more…)

#57 Eating Disorders

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As some of you may know, eating disorders are one of Marie’s specialties as she works at an eating disorder facility. Eating disorders are such a widespread condition so we want to teach you about them, signs of eating disorders, and ways they are treated. Remember, there’s nothing wrong with needing help so don’t be ashamed if you think anything we talk about in this episode may pertain to you. We want you all to be happy, healthy, and successful!

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Friday Shout Outs #10



TGIF! Shout Outs
Friday, August 21st, 2015

What’s shakin’ bacon? Sassy here with another edition of Friday Shout Outs…or should I say Fri-YAY! Here’s to another Friday, hope your weekend is wonderful just like you!

I just got back from vacation with my family on Bald Head Island (the most wonderful place in the world) and at the same time we are moving into our new house all the while getting a new phone. So, needless to say I am a bit ALL over the place right now just trying to make sure I know where I am sleeping and eating each day. Don’t get me wrong this is all very exciting but between trying to find people’s numbers and wondering where my pots and pans are it can be quite confusing and disorienting. We will be all moved in soon and I cannot wait to plant my roots in this town :-)


My family on the beach…we clean up well! Photo credit to Anne Liles

Vacation you ask? It was wonderful. I soaked up all the sun I could while stealing hugs and laughs with my 4 year old nephew, 2 year old niece and
brand new 1 month old nephew…oh yea and my hubby, mom, dad, brother (older) and sister-in-law….and a surprise visit from my brother-in-law oh and our 15 year old Wheaten Terrier Amber. Family time is the best time and living so far away from everyone makes me cherish every second we had. We played in the sand, boogie boarded, climbed a lighthouse, shared some homemade ice cream and chilled by a bonfire on the beach. It’s important to take breaks in life, take some deep breaths and unwind. It’s so easy to power through but this was a much needed vacation and I’m ready to go back already. Alright, besides my family, here are a few of my favorite things for this week’s Friday Shout Outs!


A few of my favorite things…




…besides these two handsome guys of course :)

Cumin Garlic Sauerkraut

cumin garlic kraut 1As you know from the Apricot Coleslaw post I have cabbage coming out of my ears over here in Pearltopia. What better to do with it than make sauerkraut?! Sauerkraut actually means sour cabbage. It gets the sour taste from the lactic acid produced when bacteria ferments sugars in cabbage. Yep that’s right, eating sauerkraut means you are eating the bacteria too, yummy.

The bacteria in our guts have a huge impact on our health. They protect the intestinal lining, assist the immune system, break down food, produce nutrients, and can even modulate inflammation in the body. Research has demonstrated that a imbalance in gut bacteria may also play a role in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract including Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis, cancer, formation of gallstones, obesity, allergies, type 1 diabetes, obesity, and possibly even autism [1]. (more…)

#56 Real Skincare (aka Skin Food) with Trina Felber from Primal Life Organics (Part 2)

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We are back today with Part 2 of Skincare “Skinfood” with Trina Felber of Primal Life Organics. If you missed Part 1 go catch up and then come back here! This episode we talk all about what should be in your skincare and some information on specific skin conditions. Listen in to change up your skincare routine!

Connect with us:

Laura’s Instagram
Marie’s Instagram
Team Nutrition Genius Instagram

Find Trina & her skincare line:

Blog/Website: Primal Life Organics

Email: support at primallifeorganics dot com

Show Notes:

One Leg Up Shaving Cream from Primal Life Organics

Men’s Shaving Cream too!

Banish Blemish Serum

Pay for Your Health NOW Blog Post

Purely Primal Skincare Guide

Starter Package

C-ex Vitamin C Serum with Liz Wolfe

Beauty’s Dirty Secret: 3 Simple Steps to Super Power Your Skin by Trina Felber

Take Away:

Just start with your mind! You can do it, maybe not all in one day but you can eventually do it with baby steps.

Mashed Curry White Sweet Potatoes

white sweetI am always preaching to people to not go grocery shopping when they are hungry or in a hurry and yesterday I failed to take my own advice. I was in a super hurry and instead of getting white potatoes I grabbed Jersey white sweet potatoes. I didn’t even notice it until I got home and saw the receipt that said “potato sweet white.” Uh, what? I had to Google what it is. For a full guide to the difference between sweet potatoes, yams, and the varieties of each check out this article from Marks Daily Apple. (more…)

#55 Real Skincare (aka Skin Food) with Trina Felber from Primal Life Organics (Part 1)


Real Paleo Skincare (aka Skin Food)

You may have changed ALL of your life to real food but have you thought about what you are putting on your skin? Aka your LARGEST organ? Today we are back talking to CEO and RN of Primal Life Organics, a skin care line, Trina Felber and you don’t want to miss it! Trina dishes on WHY we need to change up our skincare lifestyle and start feeding our bodies REAL” skinfood”


Connect with us:

Laura’s Instagram
Marie’s Instagram
Team Nutrition Genius Instagram

Find Trina & her skincare line:

Blog/Website: Primal Life Organics

Email: support at primallifeorganics dot com (more…)

Dietitian vs. Nutritionist (Q&A # 32)


Dietitian or Nutritionist?

This topic is something very near and dear to our hearts so we’re glad you asked! What is the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist? Is there even a difference? Yes! Tune in to find out not only the difference, but the credentials and education that stands behind the registered dietitian credential.

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Friday Shout Outs #9

FSO9It’s Fri-yay!!!!!

Welcome back to another installment of Friday Shout Outs where we clue you in on all things Sassy and Pearl from the books we read to the blogs we follow, foods we eat, and instagram accounts we stalk, I mean, enjoy. Happy Friday, friends!

What I’m Reading

Brain Maker by Dr. David Perlmutter is my JAM right now. Dr. Perlmutter is a neurologist that focuses on how diet effects the brain. I first heard about him when he wrote Grain Brain (I mean, how great is that title?) and I’ve been following his work ever since. His latest book, Brain Maker, is all about the interplay between the gut microbiome and the brain and how rectifying a dysbiosis in the gut can treat and even cure brain diseases and mental illnesses. Y’all know how much I love the gut microbiome and getting nerdy and this book totally satisfies that need. My only complaint is, don’t you think his name should be spelled Pearlmutter?! #pearltopia (more…)

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