Salmon Sweet Potato Cakes with Lemon Herb Aioli

The other day I made salmon for dinner and brought leftovers for lunch the next day. Yup, I was that girl that was making the break area smell like the Pacific Ocean. I honestly just owned it, because it was ridiculously good salmon and I was not about to wait until dinner to dive into leftovers. The world needs more recipes that you are willing to stink up the office for, am I right?!

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Avocado Chicken Salad

Avocado Chicken Salad - New Kid On The Guac

Is it just me, or is chicken salad like a blank canvas when it comes to personalization? Everyone has their own way of doing it. Grapes, celery, nuts… you name it, someone has tried it. It’s pretty much a free for all. And while I totally love surprises and spontaneity, sometimes that’s just not what you want when ordering lunch.

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8 Ways to Add the ‘Holy Moly’ to Your Guacamole

8 Ways to Add the 'Holy Moly' to Your Guacamole - New Kid On The Guac

So you like guacamole. Join the tribe. There are 10 million of us. And if you are a whiz in the kitchen, you probably have some type of go-to guac recipe that is “the best of all time”. Take your guac to the next level with these game-changer additions.

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Caulifornia Breakfast Bowl

Caulifornia Breakfast Bowl - New Kid On The Guac

Here’s a general summary of my sentiment toward cauliflower: I love cauliflower. It’s this super versatile vegetable wrapped in a seemingly boring appearance, but with so many possibilities. From riced cauliflower to mashed cauliflower to cauliflower buffalo wings to cauliflower pizza crusts, the opportunities are endless and it BLOWS. MY. MIND.

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Cajun Tilapia with Mango-Avocado Salsa

Cajun Tilapia with Mango-Avocado Salsa - New Kid On The Guac

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you really need to impress someone with your culinary skills? Maybe you are attending a potluck dinner party, having over your new fling for a date night in, or your parents are in town and you want to at least pretend that you have your life together.

People, here is your out. I give you cajun tilapia with mango-avocado salsa: quite possibly the simplest, “fake it til you make it” recipe known to man.

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Quinoa, Apple and Kale Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

Quinoa, Apple and Kale Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing - New Kid On The Guac

If you have ever felt lost as to what to bring to an office potluck, you are not alone. The pressure to impress your coworkers with an elaborate dish while also trying to keep the price down can definitely cause some unnecessary stress. This year, ditch the fancy cheese plate that costs half your paycheck and opt for this equally impressive homemade salad that will leave your colleagues swooning.

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Holiday Sangria

Holiday Sangria - New Kid On The Guac

Cheers to the smallest most life-changing moments you could ever imagine. It took a few cross-country moves for me to figure it out, but it’s these small moments that matter. Don’t take a single one for granted. Celebrate as much and as often as humanly possible. Everything is worth celebrating. And although I call this holiday sangria, I whipped this up for the family mid-November because we were overdue for a celebration, and nobody seemed the least bit surprised when they saw the ‘Merry Christmas’ stirrer in their drink. Quit waiting for the next holiday to celebrate. I wholeheartedly encourage you to celebrate anything and everything you can in this world. We all need more of that.

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Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples and Goat Cheese

Brussel Sprouts Salad with Apples and Goat Cheese - New Kid On The Guac

There has to be at least one vegetable you LOATHED growing up that now you just can’t get enough of. For me, it’s brussels sprouts. Now, I can’t imagine a world without these little guys. I love them so passionately, and will do anything in my power to share my obsession with others around me. Thus, I give you my Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples and Goat Cheese. If you need a gateway drug into brussels sprouts for a small child, this is the ticket. Served warm with slices of tart apple, dried cranberries, candied walnuts, and creamy goat cheese, this dish is the perfect vegetable side dish for the whole family to enjoy.

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Maple Dijon Roasted Carrots

I eat veggies with hummus, in salads, in pasta dishes, omelettes, or cooked on the side, but plain, raw veggies are just not my jam. With the holidays right around the corner, what better dish than roasted, seasonal carrots to kick off Thanksgiving with a bang? This recipe is a perfect blend of fall flavors and is easy to whip up before your upcoming Friendsgiving, if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed and don’t want to tackle your first turkey this year.

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Skinny Southwest Sliders

What a time to be alive. For the first time in 71 years, the Chicago Cubs are in the World Series. The city is on fire with a contagious energy and I am reminded daily of how unreal it is that I can forever call Chicago home. Likewise, the Packers are crushing the start of the football season. It […]

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