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

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 🙂
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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 Continue reading “Friday Shout Outs #9”

Paleo Takeout Review: Mongolian Beef

 Mongolian Beef, Why Yes, Thank You!

Just some of the delicious ingredients!


So the other day on Facebook Russ Crandall, The Domestic Man, posted that he is coming out with a new cookbook called “Paleo Takeout” and he was looking for a few recipe testers. I gladly joined his Facebook group and signed up as quick as my internet speed would let me!  I decided I would love to try out the Mongolian Beef as I have not had this Chinese American dish in YEARS. I have Russ’s first cookbook The Ancestral Table and absolutely love everything I’ve made from there so I knew not only would I get to try a new recipe but I was also guaranteed a delicious one to boot. Continue reading “Paleo Takeout Review: Mongolian Beef”