My super simple steak marinade

The first recipe I’m going to post is really simple, but so useful. You could really use it on any type of meat, but I use it whenever we’re going to cook steaks. I feel like it makes it a little juicier, and with just enough flavor. I’m also posting this to test out the recipe code here so I get the hang of that. I used this last night on 2 filets and a strip steak that we cooked for 2 friends that were over for dinner – I should have taken a photo but was too excited to eat that beautiful piece of meat and I forgot. Oops.

Super Simple Meat Marinade

1/2 cup Coconut Aminos (the only brand I ever use is Coconut Secret)
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1 pinch salt and pepper

Mix everything in a small bowl.
Place steaks in a plastic container that has a lid. Poke a couple holes in the steaks using a knife or fork (so the marinade can really get itself in there). Pour the bowl of marinade over the steaks and put them in the fridge for a couple hours. Take them out 30 minutes before you intend on cooking them to bring to room temp. Enjoy!

My first post!

Obligatory post number 1, on my first blog in over 10 years. In my beginning years of college, I had a blog that was basically just an outlet for me to post funny drunk photos of my friends. What I’d give to still have those saved somewhere… Anyway. A couple close friends and I have started 2014 on a mission to clean up our diets. We were decently healthy to begin with (they’re all avid Crossfitters, I’m the lone soldier with no idea how much I can snatch or squat or whatever, and honestly I don’t care), so we’ve all heard about the Paleo diet over and over. Many of us had even tried it before and tried to incorporated it into our everyday lives, but for whatever reason the end of 2013 got the best of us. Too many tasty Christmas beers, too many nights out eating delicious-but-so-unhealthy food, so many dinner parties with lots of cheese. Therefore, 2014 is our year. Our year to be healthier, more conscious of what we’re putting into our bodies, and the year we certainly all become closer on this path together.

I plan to use this blog for recipes that I love (I take pics of everything I eat anyway, might as well have an audience), the ups and downs of being a full-time freelance designer, and the bit of insight I’ve gained in the small time I’ve been rocking it as a housewife. Hopefully a couple people will read it and enjoy!