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So. It’s 110 heat index out with no end in sight. My sunglasses fog up the minute I step outside. My car is so hot that the leather panels on each door have literally melted off the side. My house is a constant inferno thanks to the unrelenting summer heat. And that’s saying a lot for me since I’m nearly always cold – my ideal temperature I prefer the house to be at is a balmy 74 degrees, something Kevin and I are in a constant battle over, and a battle I lose 99% of the time.

As you can imagine, I’m not exactly DYING to turn on the stove or oven when these unrelenting hot spells head our way. Instead, I try to throw together super quick meals that can be prepared on the grill where the heat is contained to…other heat and not trapped in my house.

Marinated Sirloin, Pineapple and Red Pepper Skewers

These Asian kabobs could not be easier to throw together, require ingredients pretty commonly found in most fridges or pantries and is super healthy to boot.

One-inch sirloin pieces are tossed in a super easy marinade of soy sauce, lime juice, honey, garlic and sesame oil. The mixture is popped into the fridge and left to permeate for a couple of hours, any more time really isn’t necessary since sirloin is such a lean cut of meat. Plus, if the meat sits in the acid from the lime juice TOO long, it will just cook the meat, which you really don’t want.

The meat is dried off, sprinkled with a bit of salt and pepper and laced onto a skewer along with some similarly chopped pineapple and red pepper. Each skewer is thrown onto the grill, cooked until slightly charred and then garnished with just a touch of fresh cilantro. A side of grilled corn or potatoes and this meal is done. No stove or oven required.

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