by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on March 21, 2011

in fish or seafood, Italian, shrimp, simple recipe, vegetables, vegetarian

Spring is, quite possibly, my favorite time of year. Besides the longer days, warmer weather, and everyone’s general better mood, the produce is just fantastic. After months and months of potatoes, hard squashes, root vegetables, and other things that grow underground, Spring brings about things that are green. Not just green, but that delicious bright […]


Mission Number 1: Eat More Veggies

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on March 13, 2011

in chicken/turkey, Italian, simple recipe, vegetables, weight loss

One of the easiest things I can do to help myself be healthier is to eat more veggies. It seems simple enough, but in the winter months in Chicago, truly flavorful vegetables tend to lurk in the cruciferous and tuberous families. Ok, really what I mean is that there’s broccoli and potatoes. Today, on an […]


Winging It

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on March 10, 2011

in beef, random, simple recipe, vegetables, vegetarian

Thank you all so much for your supportive words on my last post! I think that with all your support, and of course the support of Adam and my family, I CAN DO THIS!! So, in the spirit of going healthier, I knew that tonight’s dinner had to be a complete trifecta: A good balance […]


Close Encounters

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on December 13, 2010

in random, simple recipe, vegetarian

Not too long ago, I had a close encounter of the cheesy kind. I originally wrote this for Gina’s blog, but since I’m sure there are many of you who didn’t see it, I’m reposting it here for you today. I made goat cheese. I now have a jar of fresh, homemade, local-dairy goat cheese […]


Project Food Blog Challenge #1: Ready, Set, Blog!

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on September 16, 2010

in Asian, Baking, family, friends, tofu

I’ve decided to go for it… I’m throwing my proverbial hat into the proverbial ring (or should I rather say I’m throwing my whisk into the pot?) for Foodbuzz’s Project Food Blog! Challenge #1: Create a post that defines you as a food blogger. As a food blogger, many times we’re lumped into various categories. […]