Real Food Lifestyle (Q&A #1)

How do you share your Real Food philosophy?


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This week’s question comes from Courtney (@F00dCourt) on Twitter

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Vitamin D

Sun and Cirrus CloudsNow that it is getting colder and we’re spending more time inside it’s important to pay attention to your vitamin D intake!Vitamin D is so freakin’ cool. It is the only vitamin our bodies actually have the ability to make. It also acts differently in the body than the other vitamins and minerals do. It actually has specific target tissues within the body which means it works as a steroid hormone.

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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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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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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.

#13: Sports Nutrition Supplementing Like A Champ (Part 1)


PROTEIN POWDER, MUSCLE MILK, HGH! Supplements you need to get #madgainzzz right?! WRONG-O. No worries, mate. This week Pearl and Sassy continue the Sports Nutrition Series with Supplements- Part One.

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Show Notes:
Sassy’s BAE-BAE Muffins
Sassy’s Allergen-Free Menu
Pearl on Tailgating Nutrition
Jimmy Fallon Ew Video
Ben Greenfield Fitness Review 
Dear Darla Video
Marcel The Shell With Shoes on Part 3
Sports Nutrition Podcast Series- Sports Nutrition 101Pre-WorkoutPost-Workout
Word of the DayErgogenic
John Oliver on Dr. Oz and Nutritional Supplements
Episode 4: Protein and Protein Powders
Protein Powders (if you fit our criteria) Great Lakes Gelatin, Raw Organic Whey, NOW Foods Egg White Protein

“Body building requires unnatural means for unnatural results.” –Ben Greenfield

Bars (NOT a meal replacement) Larabars, Steve’s Paleo Bar, Simple Squares, Clif- Kit’s Organic
Gels (fat based, no vegetable oils and artificial sweeteners) GU, Artisana, Huma, Justin’s Nut Butter, Pocket Fuel, Vespa, V-fuel, Chia Surge, Win force, Hammer Gel, Yum Butter, etc.
Calcium supplement for ammenoric individuals
Natural Calm Magnesium
Vitamin D Supplements we like: Metagenics, Thorne

Laura’s Takeaway: Take one Epsom salt bath per week!
Marie’s Takeaway: Calcium and vitamin D from raw, organic dairy and bone in sardines!

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#10: Q&A: Chia Seeds, Health Resources, Jerky and More!


Welcome Back to another episode of Nutrition Genius Radio!

You do NOT want to miss this episode! We dish on our new business venture that will bring you SO much nutrition genius info, recipes, etc. We also answer YOUR questions! So tune in and enjoy!

Let’s dive in!

Show Notes:



Instagram: Pearl & Sassy

  1. Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, Vermont
  2. Weston A. Price
  3. The Vermont Traditional Foods and Health Symposium
  4. Instagram Pictures: @PearlONutrition & @TheSassyRD
  5. Nora Gedgaudas, CNS, CNT “Primal Mind, Primal Body”
  6. Ben Greenfield Fitness 
  7. Spartan Race
  8. NEW business –> Team Nutrition Genius
  9. Jimmy Fallon #hashtag
  10. Nutrition Genius Radio Sports Nutrition Series
  11. Chia Seeds
    1. Coconut Pudding
    2. Overnight Coffee Chia Pudding
    3. Busy Athletes
  12. Resources
    1. US!
      1. Laura:
      2. Marie:
      3. Coming Soon: Team Nutrition Genius
    2. Blogs
      1. Ben Greenfield
      2. Chris Kresser
      3. Robb Wolf
      4. Weston A. Price
      5. Mark Sisson
      6. Daniel Vitalis
      7. David Wolfe
      8. Denise Minger
    3. Books
      1. Food Rules by Dr. Cate Shanhan
      2. It Starts with Food by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig
      3. In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
      4. Death by Food Pyramid by Denise Minger
      5. Rich Food, Poor Food by Jayson and Mira Calton
  13. Jerky
    1. DIY Recipes
      1. Oven
      2. Dehydrator (Buy one!)
    2. Favorite Brands:
      1. In Store: Krave, some ObertoThe New Primal, Trader Joe’s
      2. Online: US Wellness Meats, Steve’s Paleo Goods
    3. Where to find MSG on labels
  14. Healthy Living Market in Saratoga Springs, NY
  15. Ghee
    1. Recipe
    2. Brands: Pure Indian FarmsPurity Farms
  16. Potatoes
    1. Recipe
    2. Resistant Starch

#8: Check In w/Sassy & Pearl

Welcome back to another entertaining episode of Nutrition Genius Radio! This week we are just checking in with YOU our listeners and we want to hear from you! But do not worry we still made sure to add some of nutrition genius knowledge in there for you!

Send us your questions and we will answer them on our podcast! They can be personal & anonymous or simple and straight forward! No nutrition question is too small!

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Because we don't take ourselves to seriously. #twinning
Because we don’t take ourselves to seriously. #twinning



Pearl & Sassy

Show Notes:



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1. Laura’s Meatloaf Muffins
– On the blog
2. Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink, Ph.D.
3. Misguided Medicine by Colin E. Champ, M.D.
4. Relentless Roger and the Caveman Doctor Podcast
7. Marie’s Bone Broth

#7: Do You Dair(y)?


Welcome back to another entertaining yet educational episode of Nutrition Genius Radio! We are going to skim the surface of milk and dairy in this episode (pun most definitely intended) and let you decide whether you should consume the controversial food or not!

We Dair(y) you to listen! Feel free to leave any questions or comments below!

Please share with your friends, family and anyone who wants to be a Nutrition Genius groupie!

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Pearl & Sassy

Show Notes:



Instagram: Pearl & Sassy

1. Word of the day- Imbibe
3. Explanation of the different types of pasteurization- YouTube
6. Honest Weight Food Co-Op in Albany, NY
9. Sassy’s blog on diary
10. Pearl’s blog on dairy