fish or seafood

The Pescetarian Summer

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on June 9, 2013

in fish or seafood, pescetarian summer

First of all, thank you so much for your positive feedback on my last post. I was nervous to post it, and so many of you were so supportive‚ĶI remember why I do this. It’s the community, the friends, the sharing parts of me and my history and weirdo brain with other people who “get […]


Ultimate Crab Macaroni & Cheese

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on January 1, 2013

in fish or seafood

Many many years ago, sometime around the time that I decided for the first time that I needed to lose weight, New Years Eve became a “last hurrah” of sorts. Eat whatever I want, one last time, before starting the new diet on New Years Day. When I was younger, my mom would make cheese […]


Hearty Corn & White Bean Chowder with Shrimp

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on September 11, 2012

in fish or seafood, shrimp, simple recipe, vegetables

One of my very favorite thing about summer cooking is the general lack of actual cooking. Ingredients are so fresh, and things just taste the way they’re supposed to. Give me a great tomato with a little salt and I’m a happy girl. Sometimes though, the lack of cooking needs to turn into actual cooking […]


Maple Soy Sesame Salmon Salads

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on August 28, 2012

in fish or seafood, vegetables

I’ve always had a bit of a phobia cooking fish at home. Sure, I can lightly bread and oven bake a tilapia filet just like the next person, but cooking fish well freaked me out. The anxiety increased the more expensive the fish is. Tilapia = low anxiety Wild-caught salmon = fairly high anxiety A […]

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Adventures in San Francisco: Day 2

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on November 9, 2011

in fish or seafood, friends, travel

Where’d we leave off? Oh right, Diana and I had eaten the meal of our lives at Chez Panisse, taken a cab there and back, and gotten to bed decidedly too late. Like, way too late. As in 12:30 a.m. California time which was 2:30 a.m. Chicago time, which is where my brain was. A […]