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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Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa - New Kid On The Guac

Quinoa. Everybody is talking about quinoa. Or more, people are trying to talk about quinoa, but nobody can be quite sure how to pronounce quinoa. (Hint: it is keen-oh-ah). This superfood is taking the market by storm, and for good reason! Disguised as a whole grain, quinoa is also a complete protein, providing all 9 […]

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Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding - New Kid On The Guac

I’ll admit it, when people talk about making chia seed pudding, overnight oats, and homemade peanut butter, I unintentionally and regretfully think to myself: wow, get a job. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, who has that much time on their hands?! But then my curiosity got the better of me, because let’s […]

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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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Prosciutto-wrapped Stuffed Figs

Prosciutto-Wrapped Stuffed Figs - New Kid On The Guac

I’m on a fig kick. After having figs on my pizza, I couldn’t get enough. The good news: figs are a powerhouse of nutrients, and conveniently sold at Trader Joe’s. Mega score for me.The bad news: just kidding, there is no bad news.

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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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