Grilled Flash- Marinated Steak w/ remoulade

Serves 4

Active: 15 minutes 

Total: 45 minutes 


2 Tbsp. Balsamic vinegar

2 Tbsp. Reduced sodium soy sauce

4 tsp. Honey

2 tsp. Olive oil

2 garlic cloves, crushed

2 (8-oz.) skirt steaks

1/4 tsp. Kosher salt

1/4 tsp. Black pepper


1. Combine balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, honey, olive oil, and crushed garlic in a large ziplock plastic feeezer bag. Add steaks; seal bag. Turn to coat; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Remove steaks; discard marinade.

2. Heat a grill pan over high; lightly coat using additional olive oil. Add steaks; cook to desired degree of doneness, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer steaks to a cutting board; let stand 5 minutes. Cut across the grain into thin slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Remoulade sauce 

Serves 4

Active: 6 minutes

Total: 6 minutes

1/4 cup canola mayonnaise

1 Tbsp. 2% reduced fat milk

1 tsp finely chopped shallots

1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley

1/2 tsp while grain mustard

1/2 tsp Dijon mustard

1/2 tsp drained, rinsed, and chopped brined capers

1/4 tsp. Minced fresh tarragon

1/4 tsp. Tarragon vinegar

dash of black pepper

dash of hot sauce

1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Chill until ready to use.

Cooking Light magazine

October 2016

Honey facial mask- μέλι 

To make one application you’ll need:1 tablespoon honey (pure, organic type like the kind I sell)  

1 teaspoon salt

Few drops of olive oil

Mix everything together until the mask looks similar to caramel. Apply gently over clean, wet skin in a circular motion, making sure to avoid eye area. Leave on for about 15 minutes, then rinse. Follow up with your favorite moisturizer. 

Why does this stuff work so well? Honey is known as a humectant. This means that it attracts moisture, so your skin benefits by extra hydration. Also, it is naturally antibacterial. And, of course, salt has been used for centuries as a healing agent. It tightens, preserves and acts as an exfoliant, removing those stubborn dead skin cells, allowing new and healthy skin to emerge. A honey facial benefits your entire being, because if you have a nice glowing, healthy skin that radiates, you will have more self-confidence and poise, which contributes to good health.

Do you have a favorite homemade honey mask recipe? Have you ever used a honey mask, and if so, did you have good results?