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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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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Seared Ahi Kale Salad

Ahi Kale Salad - New Kid On The Guac

I eat a lot of salads. A LOT of salads. I’m talking almost every day at work. I typically brown-bag it to work, because let’s be honest, I’m balling on a budget here. Every morning, I fly through my kitchen, throwing together my typical spinach-chicken-carrot-onion-dressing mix without even blinking an eye. This week, as I sat […]

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Spiralized Zucchini Pad Thai

Spiralized Zucchini Pad Thai - New Kid On The Guac

Call me basic, but I am not ashamed: I bought a spiralizer. Now don’t get me wrong, I love pasta, probably more than the average person. But the dietitian in me couldn’t let the opportunity pass to turn vegetables into noodles. The pure creativity of this glorious concept  is a major win in nutrition world and I definitely […]

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Walnut Mushroom Gnocchi

Walnut Mushroom Gnocchi - New Kid On The Guac

It’s cold in San Francisco. Legitimately cold. I naively assumed that moving anywhere in California, regardless of location, would be warm. Granted, I knew that Northern California would not be beaches and suntans like SoCal. I heard about Karl the Fog (yes, this city has given a name to their fog, which should have tipped me off […]

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Chicken Chili

Chicken Chili - New Kid On The Guac

It’s Sunday in November, which only means one thing in my house: FOOTBALL. The Packers are playing, the leaves are changing colors, and the crockpot is cooking some FIERCE chicken chili. This recipe has been a family football tradition for as long as I can remember. I always make it for the first game of […]

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Chipotle Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Chipotle Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes - New Kid On The Guac

DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT try to bite into a chipotle pepper. I like spicy foods, right? I always have, probably always will, even when I’m old and gray. Which is part of the draw that lead me to this recipe. And as I was cooking up a storm this weekend, a few glasses […]

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Taco Crescents Rolls

Taco Crescent Rolls - New Kid On The Guac

Growing up, this was always one of my favorite dishes! An Americanized way to eat tacos. After moving to San Diego, I have become a bit of a Mexican food snob. However, this classic is one of the few recipes that have survived my gruesome critiques. It’s so simple! The original calls for ground beef, […]

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