Part of the fun of cooking is experimenting with different spices and flavors—a pinch of this, a teaspoon of that and seeing what works and what doesn’t.

And when you’re trying to be a little more health-conscious about eating (not always an easy thing for food lovers like Will and me), you’re constantly trying to find ways to add as much flavor as possible without packing on the calories. Lately, I’ve really been loving how citrus juice and zest brightens up things considerably. Just a squeeze of a lemon or lime or a little of their zest really does so much for boring ol’ chicken or vegetables, lemme tell ya. It’s an entirely new dining experience that really opens up the taste buds.

But I have my dear friend Krista Bergstrom, who has recently discovered a serious passion for grilling, to thank for my favorite new discovery: Williams-Sonoma’s Chili-Lime Rub. While we were perusing all the lovely cooking supplies at the Williams-Sonoma at Mall of America, (seriously, I wanted everything in sight) she told me about this particular rub and how it transforms anything you put it on—veggies, chicken, etc. In fact, I’m pretty sure she even bought two containers.

So on her recommendation (and because I love limes sooo much, so really how could it be bad?), I gave it a try and have absolutely loved it. I’ve put in on new potatoes, fresh string beans, red peppers, chicken, corn on the cob, pretty much everything but my morning breakfast cereal. With a perfect hint of lime and a not-too-strong, not-too-weak chili presence, it’s simply divine and will make your summer grilling taste all the better, trust me.