Recipe: Grilled Steak with Garlic Lime Marinade

The perfect, flavorful way to cook up steaks in less than 6 minutes!

I loved creating this Grilled Steak with Garlic Lime Marinade recipe. Honestly, there’s something just so relaxing about cooking on the grill. And doesn’t everything taste better cooked over the open fire?!?!? I think so. :-)

Over the past couple of months I’ve been experimenting with this recipe for thin, deliciously seasoned grilled steaks. My quest was inspired by a Cuban dish I ordered at a restaurant in Florida years ago. I’ve been doing my best to try to recreate it, and I’ve finally done it! So join me in welcoming my Grilled Steak with a Garlic Lime Marinade recipe to the blog!

This Cuban-inspired grilled steak recipe with Garlic Lime Marinade is the perfect most flavorful way to cook up steaks in less than 6 minutes!

Called Bistec de Palomilla in Cuba, this traditional dish is marinated in garlic and lime, pan-fried, and served with black beans and rice and sometimes a side of sweet fried plantains.

Grilled Steak with Garlic Lime Marinade Recipe

How is this beautiful dish made? For starters the recipe uses a lean, 1/2-inch thick cut of steak. Personally I prefer using skirt or hanger steak, but in Cuba a thin cut of round steak is traditionally used. If you can’t find any of those cuts of beef, try asking a butcher for his or her recommendations.

The true secret, however, is in the sauce (more…)

Recipe: Strawberry Green Smoothie

Spring into better health with this delicious Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie made with Almond Butter!

This post is by blog team member, Kelly. To learn more about Kelly, check out our team page!


Have you jumped on the Green Smoothie bandwagon yet? Truly Green Smoothies (i.e., smoothies made with mostly greens) are a quick, easy and delicious way to upgrade your nutrition and boost your energy. I’m a fan of green smoothies year-round, but there’s no better time to enjoy a refreshing, healthy blended drink than in these warmer summer months.

Spring into better health with this delicious Strawberry Green Smoothie made with a mix of strawberries, healthy greens, bananas, and almond butter!

Today I’m sharing my Strawberry Green Smoothie recipe to help you incorporate more of this “liquid sunshine” into your life.

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Recipe: Easy Homemade Almond Butter

PLUS 7 Super Ways to Use Almond Butter!

I absolutely love nut butters made with real ingredients. Almond butter is one of my favorites. It’s such a great, healthy way to add nutrient-rich fat and protein to our diets.

Homemade almond butter is a deliciously easy way to start eating healthier while saving some money!

Unfortunately, almond butter can get pretty expensive—easily costing over $10 for a 16-ounce jar. While I’m not opposed to spending more for wholesome, real food, if you’re looking for a way to spend less consider making your own homemade almond butter. It really is super easy to make, (more…)

Recipe: The Best Homemade Berry Sauce

There’s nothing like the taste of berries. That’s why I love to whip up a batch of my Homemade Berry Sauce. Made with just two ingredients plus a little water, it’s a simple way to add LOTS of flavor to yogurt, desserts, pancakes, or waffles.

There's nothing like the taste of berries. That's why I love to whip up a batch of my Homemade Berry Sauce. Made with just two ingredients plus a little water, it's a simple way to add LOTS of flavor to yogurt, desserts, pancakes, or waffles.

Why should you make a homemade berry sauce?

Unlike most store-bought bottled alternatives, with your homemade berry sauce you won’t have to worry about artificial ingredients and additives. Although big food companies have made some progress cleaning up labels for many packaged foods, that’s not the case when it comes to these sauces. (more…)

Recipe: Easy No-Bake Cheesecake Cups with Berries

A deliciously cool way to get the all the taste of cheesecake with none of the fuss!

This recipe goes a ways back for me. A year or so after graduating from college, two of my best friends from college (Steve and Betsy) invited me over for dinner. For dessert they served these No-Bake Berry Cheesecake Cups. OMG!!! I’ve been over the moon for this dessert ever since. Why? It’s delicious, easy, and made with simple ingredients.

These easy, No-bake Cheesecake Cups with Berries are a deliciously cool way to get all the taste of cheesecake with none of the fuss!

Originally called Frozen Cream with Fruit I’ve renamed this dessert Easy No-Bake Cheesecake Cups because it tastes like little cheesecakes but is soooo effortless to make. No baking. No crust. 5 ingredients. BOOM!!!

And although the original recipe called for powdered sugar, about 5 years ago I switched to maple syrup and I’ve never looked back. In fact, I think the maple syrup gives these No-Bake Cheesecake Cups an even richer flavor! (more…)