I’m Stephanie Harris-Uyidi, affectionately known as The Posh Pescatarian. For more than 15 years I have been a sustainable seafood enthusiast and love sharing recipes, education, and tips for making incredible pescatarian meals.
I’ve had the pleasure of appearing on national and local television shows to share my passion for the fruits of the sea and the people that bring food our tables. Promoting responsible anglers, fisheries, piscators and companies that focus on keeping our oceans healthy, while serving up quality fish is a big deal for me!
When I’m not working on new recipes in my lab (AKA: my kitchen!) I enjoy traveling and learning about people, places and culture through food, ingredients, and cooking techniques. I share some of my experiences on my TV show Appetite for Adventure! A travel-adventure-cooking series that takes me to some amazing places – Canada, Portugal, Mexico, Spain, Hawaii, Louisiana, Oregon, California and more. The series airs in more than 15 countries and can be seen on airline in-flight entertainment and dozens of hotel in-room channels.
I am an industry expert and an authoritative voice on the pescatarian lifestyle. My deep expertise and unique perspective on the topic of all things seafood make me a sought-after source for national and global publications alike. Other topics that I’m passionate about and experienced with include cooking while traveling, mental health and wellness, and cooking affordable seafood meals.
Supporting like-minded brands through social media collaborations, video production, food photography, and live events are things that I find exciting and thrive on. As a killed recipe developer and food concept creator I’ve advised global companies and startups. Send me a note if you’d like to work together.
Going Coastal: 200+ Coastally Inspired Seafood Recipes from Around the Globe!
My new book, Going Coastal, is meant to transport you to different parts of the world through sustainable, approachable seafood recipes that feature a host of lively ingredients. It’s a celebration of the coastal regions around the globe. I aimed to cover as much territory and reference as many places as possible. To make searching easy, I’ve broken the recipes up into seven main sections. My reasoning is a bit unconventional, but hear me out. I start with the end in mind with entrées—from there you can build your meal. This is how I typically plan for entertaining; I decide on the main dish and build my menu from there.Meander through the pages as if you are walking along your favorite beach, or better yet, stick your toes in the sand, thumb through the recipes, and discover your next vacation on a plate.
How I Became The Posh Pescatarian
If you prefer video to reading then please visit my video on my journey to becoming a pescatarian.
Once the fasting period was over, Stephanie slowly began to introduce things back into her diet. Within a week or so she discovered that a plant-based diet supplemented with seafood worked best for her. Thrilled to have found a drug-free solution to her woes, she had no idea that one of her biggest challenges – figuring out what a pescatarian was exactly – awaited.
At the time, information about the pescatarian eating style was scarce and very few people even knew what the term meant. Without a roadmap to help show her the way, Stephanie struggled with the lifestyle change.
Should I eat fish everyday?
Are eggs okay?
How do I survive a turkey-free Thanksgiving?
These and a host of other questions were what Stephanie grappled with and eventually developed answers for with the assistance of health and fitness experts and a mountain of research. Nearly two years into living the pescatarian lifestyle, she finally figured it out.
Stephanie knew that if she struggled with the transition, there were others facing a similar challenge. She was inspired to help and begin teaching on the topic of pescatarianism on YouTube where she provided viewers with cooking lessons and tips on living the pescatarian style. Her audience grew and she learned as much from her fans, as they learned from her.