Sunday Morning Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

Sassy here and time for your weekly recipe, it’s a new spin on an old favorite (a #tbt for you social media fiends 🙂 )! Get ready to dig into a delicious and yes gluten free Cinnamon French Toast Casserole!

As long as I can remember, my family has had big Sunday brunches every week, right after we went to church. However, I was never a huge fan because it was a guarantee that I would end up on the couch with a GIANT stomach ache. My brother will tell you it’s because I did not want to clean up, my mother will say it was because I ate too fast and I would’ve just said it was the turkey bacon (ew!).

Well, lo and behold some 10-15 years later I LOVE breakfast and no longer get those nasty stomach pains and heartburn. How on earth did I make such a drastic change?!?

By getting RID of the GLUTEN!

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#16: Popular Fad Diets De-bunked

Atkins, Zone and Paleo, OH MY! Sassy & Pearl are back to help you navigate your way through diets galore. Remember when you go ON a diet you will most likely go OFF of it, so stick to a REAL FOOD lifestyle 🙂

Let’s Dive In!

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Sassy & Pearl Make Room for Clarity

Are you a Sassy & Pearl fan? Do you start a dance party every time a new episode of Nutrition Genius Radio is posted?!  Well then you are in luck this week! We were asked to be guests this week on a fabulous new podcast called “Make Room for Clarity” with Rick Woods aka The Functional Organizer and we had an absolute blast!
Part 1 and Part 2

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Ground Cherries

As you pretty people know I peruse my local farmers market just about every Saturday. This week I picked up a nifty little treat…


I’m going to be honest with you, when I saw them I had absolutely no idea what they were. I asked the woman selling these golden nuggets of deliciousness and she said “ground cherries, grown on a local Amish farm.”

Well twist my arm.

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Tailgating Nutrition


Tailgating nutrition, Pearl? Really? Yes, really. Tailgates are typically dietary disasters but eating real food while you’re getting ready to cheer on your favorite team is actually super easy. Before I tell you how to do it I must give you some updates…

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Jesus’ Tears Curried Chicken

This chicken is so good it’s as if Jesus cried tears of joy and all the love in the world, mixed the tears in with the rub and served it to you on a platter of gold touched by King Midas himself. You’re welcome.

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The Daily Dish of a Nutrition Genius

Ever wonder what is on our plates?! Well we figured you did, so we are here to bring you a weekly segment on what we are eating on one given day during the week! If you follow our Nutrition Genius Radio podcast then you are fully versed in our real food eating philosophy and should not be too surprised that we may eat breakfast for dinner or lunch for breakfast!

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#15: Sports Nutrition Troubleshooting

Athletes are some of the toughest cookies out there but if their diets subsist of cookies alone they will never reach their full potential! Sassy and Pearl discuss troubleshooting areas like cramping, hydration and the Female Athlete Triad to help athletes of all levels overcome these speed bumps and become rockstar athletes!


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Perfect Tailgating Chili

As a follow up to my post on Tailgating Nutrition I wanted to send you a Pearl and Sassy approved chili recipe!

There are entire festivals devoted to the wonderful food that is chili. There are about a bajillion different ingredients you can add to it. This is my most recent twist on a traditional chili but I will soon be coming out with a white chicken chili to fill your belly through the cold winter months! Anytime you make a recipe found here or on our Harvest ebook please take a picture and tag us in it on social media! Don’t forget to use the hashtags #adventuresofsassyandpearl and #teamnutritiongenius



Perfect Tailgating Chili

Perfect Tailgating Chili


  • 1 cup dry kidney beans
  • 1/2 lb pasture raised bacon
  • 1/2 cup bone stock
  • 5 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 large green pepper, diced
  • 1 6oz can tomato paste
  • 1 small jalepeno, minced
  • 1 lb grass fed ground beef
  • 1 large white onion
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 T cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 stalks chives, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded raw cheddar cheese


  1. Cook kidney beans according to package instructions, drain and rinse, set aside.
  2. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, set aside and reserve bacon grease.
  3. Add bone stock, tomatoes, zucchini, green pepper, tomato paste, and jalepeno to a large stock pot. Cook over low heat until vegetables are soft and tomatoes start to break down.
  4. While vegetables are cooking, add ground beef, onions, and garlic to a large skillet with reserved bacon grease over medium heat until beef is browned and cooked to a temperature of 165°F.
  5. Add chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, garlic powder, oregano, and pepper to beef for the final 5 minutes of cooking.
  6. Add kidney beans and beef mixture to stock pot and simmer over low heat for ~15 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  7. Top with crumbled bacon, chives, and cheddar cheese.

#14: Sports Nutrition Supplementing Like a Champ (Part 2)

Supplementing Like A Champ Part 2! Fish Oil, glucosamine and chondroitin, sodium bicarb BCAA, CLA, and a whole lot of awkward voices and random dance parties can be found on this episode of Nutrition Genius Radio. Let’s dive in!

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Show Notes:

Adirondack High Peaks in Upstate, NY

Tongariro Crossing in New Zealand

Fish Oil Buyers Guide

Green Pasture Fermented Cod Liver Oil*

*Our recommendations have changed since this posting. You can find new fish oil supplement recommendations here and here.

Chameleon Cold Brew

Kao Jai Coffee

Tweet our show —-> #madgainzzzson

Millennium CRE-02 Creatine

More information on Creatine


Thorne FX Essential Amino Acid Powder Complex

Master Amino Acid Pattern Tablets

Bone Broth Recipe

 Marie’s Takeaway: Bone broth and grass fed meats will get you just about all of the things you need! If you are going to supplement my favorite is Fermented Cod Liver Oil 🙂

Laura’s Takeaway: Try again with fish!

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