Who doesn’t love a simple entree? Something you can throw together real quick and forget about while you make the side dishes. Something that only requires a few minutes of your attention while its cooking and won’t require a whole lot of clean-up afterwards. That’s definitely my favorite kind of recipe! Steaks are an obvious choice when you’re looking for something quick and easy for your protein (although most types of fish are equally low-maintenance, steaks tend to be more affordable). I usually coat mine in garlic and salt (a la my Garlic Steak with Lemon-Pepper Asparagus) and fry them up in a pan, but I recently came into a nice big harvest of rosemary and have been putting it in just about everything. When looking for a flavor to pair with it for these Balsamic-Rosemary Steaks, I vacillated between balsamic vinegar and lemon and think you could use either one in these if you aren’t a fan of balsamic vinegar (gasp!). Just swap the vinegar for an equal amount of lemon juice and you’re good to go!
Keep your household clean, too!
I may make my living as a food blogger, but my health-consciousness actually began long before I started cooking. Growing up with a sensitive nose and skin that would break out into a rash at the slightest provocation, I’ve been making my own cosmetics and cleaning products since high school. I hoped that avoiding these environmental toxins would not only improve my health, but be better for the environment and save me some money compared to buying high-end non-toxic products at a health-foods store. Whatever your reasons, making your own household products is easier than you might think. My e-book A Clean Space has all the tips, tricks, and recipes you need to get started–and it’s only $6.99!