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 #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”

Friday Shout Outs #7


ITS FRIDAY!!! We are jumping for joy too. I don’t know about you but this week just drraaaggggeeeddd on and I can’t wait to be lay by the pool and synthesize some vitamin D this weekend. If you couldn’t tell by that nerdy comment, this is Pearl here with your latest installment of Friday Shout Outs, our time to share with you the blogs, podcasts, instagram accounts, quotes, books, products, and… basically whatever we feel like we love at that time.  Continue reading “Friday Shout Outs #7”

Friday Shout Outs #4



Happy Friday, y’all and welcome back to week #4 of Friday Shout Outs! This weekend I am heading out to the Adirondacks to crush out a few of the high peaks and take in more views like this one. Anyone else going to be there? If you are, consider checking out our podcast on Real Food Traveling before you go so you know exactly how you can stick to your real food goals while on the road. You should also check out one of these books for your night time reading under the stars…

Bookskelly schmidt

What’s The Deal WithPrimal Eating and the Paleo Diet?– If you’re super confused about paleo/primal diets and want to learn more you should check out this book by Kelly Schmidt, RD, LDN. Kelly’s book covers all the things from grains, to sugars, to dairy, to eating on a budget, and lifestlye. Not to mention the fact that Nutrition Genius Radio is referenced in the resources section!

Paleo Takeout: Restaurant Favorites Without the Junk– I don’t know about you but one of the things I miss the most now that I’m eating a real food diet is Chinese takeout. The good news is, thanks to Russ Crandall of The Domestic Man we don’t have to miss it anymore! This cookbook is packed full of amazing recipes AND cooking tips and tricks. Stay tuned because Russ will be making an appearance on an upcoming episode of Nutrition Genius Radio!

deep nutritionDeep Nutrition by Dr. Cate Shanahan will always have a soft spot in mine and Sassy’s hearts. This book was one of the catalysts for both of us to continue on our real food journey and an inspiration to break out of the traditional RD mold and teach our clients about whole, real foods cooked in traditional ways. Dr. Shanahan breaks down the science of why a real food diet is better and how sugar is killing you.


“My weaknesses have always been food and men- in that order.” -Dolly Parton

“The scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength or love. Don’t give the scale more power than it has earned. Take note of that number, then get off the scale and live your life. You are beautiful!” -Steve Maraboli

“When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.” -William Arthur Ward


@grassfedgirl- Catlin Weeks, author of the Mediterranean Paleo Cooking, has an instagram that looks a lot like ours- food, fitness, and quotes. Check out her website for #pearlandsassyapproved recipes, and essential oil and lifestyle information.

@thespunkycoconut– Holy food porn! Not only is Kelly V. Brozyna killing it with drool worthy food pictures she is also a food blogger at The Spunky Coconut where she posts gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo recipes. Bonus points because she is also a quote fan.

@plaidandpaleo– Miss Vanessa Jay describes herself as a paleo blogger, hippie in training, exercise dabbles, and essential oil junkie. I’m not quite sure why we haven’t become best friends yet but I’ve been hard core crushing on her instagram food pics for awhile now and I think you should too.

We want to hear from you!

Who deserves a shout out this week?

What is your favorite thing about Friday?!


xo pearl

Friday Shout Outs! Round 2


Hey friends! Pearl here to give you week #2 of our Friday Shout Outs! In case you have no idea what I’m talking about check back to last week when Sassy had the brilliant idea to fill you guys in on podcasts, blogs, and Instagram accounts that we like to follow. We want you guys to see, hear, and read the same things we are to make sure you are making kick-ass nutrition decisions and rocking your real food lifestyle. Continue reading “Friday Shout Outs! Round 2”