GUEST POST: Annual “My Stocking” Series on La vie Jaime

I am super excited to be back for my 4th year as a featured blogger in La vie Jaime‘s annual My Stocking Series where local Boston Bloggers get together and create their ultimate stocking filled with their favorite items from their holiday wish list!

I look forward to this series every holiday season here you can find my stockings from 2012, 2013, and 2014.

My theme for 2015 was Gifts for the Healthy Foodie so head on over to  La vie Jaime to get all of the details on my picks you see featured here!


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I want to give a very big THANK YOU to my friend Jaime for including me each year in this awesome holiday series!



Spicy Mango Habanero Hot Sauce

I recently read the hysterical memoir Summerlandish written by the very funny and talented Summer Land and have been talking about the book ever since.  Check out my review of Summerlandish here and make sure to get your hands on your own copy here.

While writing my post I got to chatting with Summer and I found out that she really loves buffalo sauce but that it is hard for her to find living in Australia. Since I follow the 21 Day Fix nutrition plan I don’t eat buffalo sauce regularly and if I do I use Franks Red Hot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce. The majority of the other store bought sauces are full of sodium and other ingredients I can’t even pronounce!

I turned to Pinterest to research some homemade versions and came across an awesome looking mango hot sauce that caught my eye from Food for my Family. While this isn’t technically buffalo sauce it seemed like a perfect sauce to make a big batch of since it fit within my 21 Day Fix nutrition plan.

Head over to and check out my full post featuring this spicy recipe!


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Boston Local Food Festival – Featured Blogger

I was so thrilled to be asked back again this year to be part of the blogging team for the Boston Local Food Festival.

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This year’s festival takes place on Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 11:00am – 5:00pm on the Greenway. It is a great opportunity for local farms, restaurants and food vendors to showcase their products and services – they get over 100 vendors and exhibitors!

The Festival’s mission is to generate increased demand for local and sustainably produced food through education and promotion, support the growth and development of local farms and locally owned food-related businesses, increase the availability and access of healthy local food to urban communities, and to facilitate collaborations between local food farms, businesses, and public and non-profit organizations.

If you are looking for an opportunity to speak directly with the farmers or vendors, sample and take home some of their products, participate in workshops or watch live demonstrations on a wide variety of topics make sure to mark your calendar for September 14th!

I couldn’t be happier to be asked to work with Flour Bakery on my post for the festival. Joanne Chang is one of my favorite Boston chefs and I love to visit Flour to grab a tasty fresh baked pasty and a coffee.

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You can find my full post about Flour and what they are bringing to the Boston Local Food Festival here:

Guest Post on La vie…J’aime today!

For the past 3 years one of my very best friends, Jaime from La vie…J’aime has asked me to participate in her annual holiday series called “My Stocking”. Each guest blogger gets to create their dream stocking and Jaime features their stockings throughout the month of December.


Head over to La vie…J’aime and check out my stocking that is being featured today along with my stockings from previous years (here and here).

Thank you Jaime for including me again this year in such a fun series!