#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”

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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 Continue reading “Friday Shout Outs #9”

Pulled Beef Tongue Stuffed Zucchini

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Beef tongue, round two! Remember a few months ago when Sassy made Beef Tongue Tacos for her friends? She could not stop raving about how good the beef tongue was so of course I had to try it. Lucky for me I have a group of brave friends that trust in my cooking abilities (I’m not sure why) that were willing to dive into the world of offal.

No, I didn’t say awful I said offal. Offal is a word that refers to the internal organs of slaughtered animals. Stop freaking out. The US is basically the only country that runs in the other direction of these nutritional powerhouses. Everywhere else in the world likes to get down with their own version of organ meats, think- foi gras, pâté, sweetbreads, tripe, haggis, chopped liver, menudo, and intestine casing for sausage. And those are just the most common. Other parts of the world eat or utilize just about every part of the animal from nose to snout and we want you to get on board. Continue reading “Pulled Beef Tongue Stuffed Zucchini”

#54 Crossfit & Other High Intensity Workouts


Crossfit and Other High Intensity Workouts

Have you caught the Crossfit bug? Are you sick of watching fit people pick things up and put them down? Sassy and Pearl are back today to discuss what Crossfit is, why high intensity workouts may be right for you and how to determine what you should be doing for your fitness because after all healthy includes being active as well! Join us for a workout, errh we mean podcast this week!

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IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) (Q&A #31)

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Q&A #31

All about Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) this episode! This is such a common diagnosis that we poften get questions about it. So, we’re here to bring you the knowledge on what it is and how to deal with it!

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Show notes:

Episode #20 Love Your Guts with Sarah Lewis, RD
Episode #33 FODMAPs with Aglaee Jacobs, MS, RD


Take aways

  • If you try some of these things out at home and they still aren’t working or you still don’t feel great go see a doctor and a dietitian to get things back in order.
  • Don’t be ashamed if you go to/need to see a therapist. An outsider’s perspective can be very beneficial.


Friday Shout Outs #8

Follow Friday

Thank Goodness it’s Friday!

I started this shout outs segment because it gives me an outlet to place all of my recommendations and resources. People ask me all the time what i read, listen to, go to for references and buy so why not let the world know here? I would love to hear from you and find out what your favorite blogs, podcasts, products, etc. are because I know that I miss ALL the things (especially when my phone is 100% out of commission, yes it said it’s goodbye to me yesterday).

What I’m digging…

This online resource has recipes to new products to ways to cook almost any thing you can think of. It also has a lot of pictures, tutorials and step by step instructions to make cooking super simple. The latest news story on there that has me intrigue? Coffee flour! Say what? This website is a wealth of knowledge and I find myself on there at least once a day.

@thegoodquote on Instagram
I am a sucker for a good quote and this account gives me inspiration and motivation daily. Check them out if you are looking for a good quote of the day.

Entrepreneur on Fire with John Lee Dumas 
This is hands down one of my favorite podcasts, its short, sweet and to the point. John interviews leading entrrepreneurs and asks them meaningful questions on how they got to where they are today and asks for advice and information that budding entrepreneurs can use in their own life and business. I’ve learned so much and cannot wait to see where he takes this 7 day a week podcast.

What I’m eating…

So we all know I love food, check out what summer treats I have been digging lately. I have been LOVING my weekly bag of veggies from Field Goods but every now and then Sassy wants a #sassyapproved snack 🙂

Eating Evolved
Chocolate Coconut Butter Cups aka deliciousness. If you follow me on the instagram you saw I had these as a tasty treat the other night #becausechocolate. I am all for having a treat every now and then because after all we are humans but if I am going to splurge it better be on something TOTALLY worth it. We’ve all heard the benefits of DARK chocolate and in moderation I like to indulge in those benefits. These coconut butter cups were actually my wedding favor because I love them that much. The ingredients you ask? Organic Coconut, Organic Cacao, Organic Cacao Butter, Organic Maple Sugar, Himalayan Sea Salt, Madagascar Vanilla, all #sassyapproved :). Grab these on their website or on Thrive Market and treat your tastebuds to the deliciousness.

Chameleon Cold Brew
This is a cold brewed coffee that is literally magical. It is the smoothest tasting coffee I have EVER had and does not give me the jitters like many other caffeinated coffees do. I find the concentrate at MOM’s Organic Market when I visit my parents in Maryland and make sure I stock up so I can make my delicious (iced)  Vanilla Lattes with stainless steel straws of course.

Spiked Seltzer 
Wait Sassy is talking alcohol? Check out our podcast on alcohol to learn all about our thoughts on alcohol.  Yes, once in awhile even a dietitian will splurge and enjoy a drink. This new drink is so light, refreshing and only have 5 grams of sugar per drink! That is absolutely AMAZING. There are no funky ingredients either and compared to some fruity, sugary frankenfood of a drink (like Mike’s Hard Lemonade that has 32 grams of sugar) it has FAR fewer grams of sugar per drink.

What I’m wearing…

So not food related but I spend a lot of my days in gym clothes and I like to be comfortable (and unstinkable).  If you are looking for comfort and cute, these are for you 🙂

Nike shorts
These are comfortable to wear either on their own or under a pair of shorts. They stretch with you as you move doing squats, deadlifts, etc. and are cool in the summer, because let me tell you this humidity is almost unbearable. As a former swimmer I prefer to have workout clothes fit like a swimsuit, but that might just be me! I secretly wish they had a more muscular girl sporting them in the photo because I love the look of muscles on ALL human beings.

One of my best friends JC gave me crocs our first swim season together at Cornell. They are BRIGHT pink to match her BRIGHT yellow. Call me crazy but they are literally the comfiest shoe I have ever owned. I just snagged up another pair of sandals for 25% off on the Crocs website here! I prefer to be barefoot the majority of the day but when I go out I want to be in a comfy shoe, heels and me do not get along!

Sassy Socks 
My friends recently got back from a trip to the West Coast and stopped in Powell’s Book store in Portland, OR (one of the coolest bookstores EVER) and they came across these bright pink socks that said “SASSY” on them. I am convinced that someone made them for me but who am I kidding there are many of us sassy gals out there. I am just lucky the brought me back a pair and it’s by far my favorite pair of socks right now #sassyapproved for sure.

Let me know in the comments WHO, WHAT, WHERE and WHEN you want to give a shout out to this week!

Have a great Friday and an even better weekend!


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Apricot Coleslaw

coleslaw 5I have cabbage coming out my ears! Seriously. our CSA has been giving us multiple heads of cabbage for the last two weeks. It’s awesome, but just too much for two people. My roommate and I both hate to waste food. We would much rather see our local, organic produce go to good use in another household than sit to rot in our fridge or stuff our faces full of the same food over and over again. Another good way to make sure your produce doesn’t go to waste is to blanched and freeze it which would allow you to continue eating local produce past the growing season. You can blanch and freeze cabbage so if this happens to you fear not!

The other way to use up your excess cabbage is in this apricot coleslaw. For the dressing I used Primal Kitchen’s Avocado Mayo but you could substitute with your own homemade version. Not sure how to make it yourself? We have a recipe in the Fall eBook. Subscribe to our mailing list for a copy!


Apricot Coleslaw

Apricot Coleslaw


  • 1/2 small head of cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 10 apricots, halved, pits removed, and diced
  • 1/2 cup avocado mayo
  • 2 T apple cider vinegar
  • 1 T honey
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dill


  1. Combine cabbage, onion, carrots, and apricots in a bowl and mix.
  2. In a separate bowl, add mayo, vinegar, honey, mustard and spices and mix.
  3. Add dressing to cabbage bowl and mix until evenly distributed.
  4. Refrigerate overnight to allow flavors to blend.
  5. Serve cold.

Do you ever have the problem of getting too much of one thing in your CSA?
How do you handle it?


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#53 What To Say When…

IMG_3818What To Say When…

If you’re making awesome changes in your life, you might be catching flack from some haters (haters gonna hate while sippin’ on their haterade), so we want you to be knowledgable and know how to respond. Nutrition and food can be very personal to people, so it is important to keep in mind that everyone is at a different point in their health journey. So, we bring you this episode to help with what to say when…

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Sautéed Greens with Bacon



Greens with Bacon

If y’all have been subscribing to a CSA or even Field Goods or you happen frequent your local farmers market then you know we have been SO lucky to have greens GALORE at our finger tips this year. When most people open their refrigerators the greens are literally growing out and taking over. Instead of getting overwhelmed I recommend you plan to cook them or store them as soon as you bring them home, otherwise you will be left with wilted and inedible greens, what a waste!

If you are on the internet 1% of your day (or 100%), then you have probably seen the news on Kale, but have no fear friends this is not a proven study, just a good headline. I would never recommend consuming ALL of your calories from kale but no food should be consumed that way, mix it up and get a good dose of vitamins and minerals from all different fruits and vegetables that nature gifts to us.

Enjoy on their own or add to your eggs, spaghetti squash or perhaps on top of a delicious burger.


Sautéed Greens with Bacon


  • 4 strips bacon, chopped (pasture raised preferred)
  • 2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups raw greens (swiss chard, dandelion greens, kale, spinach, turnip greens, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup bone broth (or water)
  • 1-2 Tbsp. coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper


  1. Saute chopped bacon in large sauté pan over medium heat until browned.
  2. Remove bacon from pan and reserve bacon grease.
  3. Add onion and garlic, sauté for 3 minutes until onion starts to become translucent.
  4. Add greens, olive oil, salt and pepper sauté for 2 minutes.
  5. Add bone broth and coconut aminos continuing to sauté until greens are wilted ~4-5 minutes (will depend on which greens are used)
  6. Add bacon and serve.

Let’s hear it!

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your greens?

What is your favorite way to cook up greens?




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