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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The Progress

The Progress - New Kid On The Guac

Big news: I moved from San Francisco back to Chicago! I absolutely love San Francisco, and I left part of my heart in that glorious city, but ultimately, I decided that the Bay Area is just too stupid expensive for me right now. Maybe at another time in my life I will end up back […]

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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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B Street and Vine

B Street and Vine - New Kid On The Guac

Let me preface this post by stating that I drove to B Street in Vine in San Mateo from downtown San Francisco on a Friday at 5 pm. Any restaurant that is worth sitting in Bay Area traffic at rush hour on a Friday deserves serious recognition. Many times throughout that drive we were at […]

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Outerlands - New Kid On The Guac

Imagine: it’s Sunday morning, you lazily awaken at 9 am with faint memories of last night’s midnight pizza order. As you slowly sip your coffee and delete your snapchat story that 36 people have already viewed, your mind wanders to omelets and biscuits and mimosas. Ah, the glorious Holy Day of Brunch in the city. […]

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Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day - New Kid On The Guac

Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day! As a new RDN, this day is HUGE for me. I want to shout it from the rooftops – “HI, HELLO, IT’S ME WORLD, I’M A REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST!”. But it’s 6am and I fear that my neighbors might not like that. Regardless, this day is extra special to me […]

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Umami Burger

Umami Burger - New Kid On The Guac

What is umami, you ask?! It is the fifth tastebud that recognizes savory flavors in foods. Sweet, sour, bitterness, and saltiness are great, but umami is the tastebud that gives you that “oh my god” moment when you eat a steak, or lobster, or in this case, a burger.

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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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Three tips to Snack Smarter On-the-Go

Three tips to Smarter Snacking On-the-Go - New Kid On The Guac

For someone who is moving a million miles a minute, sometimes it is hard to choose healthy, on-the-go options for snacks. One of the requests I get all the time is ideas for healthy, portable snacks. The fact of the matter is, we live in a world that sometimes moves faster than we do, and it is […]

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Saru Sushi Bar

Saru Sushi Bar - New Kid On The Guac

When you work in foodservice, you never get a lunch break. I typically eat breakfast at my desk right when I get to work, eat lunch at my desk after we are done with the lunch rush, and sometimes eat dinner at my desk if I’m working late. I don’t, by any means, condone this […]

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