South Beach Diet

Fall Favorites

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on September 26, 2012

in random, simple recipe, South Beach Diet, vegetables, vegetarian

With fall officially here, I feel like I’ve finally got my cooking groove back. It happens every summer: I get over-tired, over-heated, and over-busy and lose any ability to properly put together a good meal. But now, the weather is cooler, my energy level is higher, and I’m finally ready to REALLY cook! So, to […]


Chicken Shawarma Roll-Ups

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on May 15, 2012

in chicken/turkey, grilling, simple recipe, South Beach Diet

**WARNING** **If you have yet to see The Avengers and are planning to, within this post are spoilers!** **Seriously. I’m going to talk about the super-secret scene at the very end of the credits.** **No angry comments that I “OMG GAVE SOMETHING AWAY”** **You have been warned** Growing up where I did, I was exposed […]


I’m not usually one to post a salad recipe because, really, a salad isn’t a recipe. It’s a bunch of green stuff thrown in a bowl, usually topped with a bunch of stuff to make it sort of unhealthy, and then topped with more stuff to make it even unhealthier. I tend to think that […]


Creamy Roasted Garlic Pasta

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on May 3, 2012

in chicken/turkey, Italian, simple recipe, South Beach Diet

Roasted garlic was one of the very first “fancy” foodie items I can remember liking. It was 1991, and at the ripe young age of 11, I went on a lunch date with my mom after joining her at one of her graduate school classes. We were conveniently in downtown Chicago, and even back in […]


Beef Gyro Meatballs with Tzatziki

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on May 1, 2012

in beef, simple recipe, South Beach Diet

When a theme gets stuck in my head, it gets stuck there for quite some time. Some of you may remember the chili phase of 2010. Some may also remember the casserole days, the burger days, and even more recently, the cupcake days. With our theme of “Green or Greece” for our last Traveling Pans […]