Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls

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Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls

Looking to impress your dinner guests? This balsamic glazed steak looks delicious!

Ingredients: (makes 8-10 rolls)
* 1 1/2 – 2 lb skirt steak/ 8-10 thin sliced sirloin
* Salt & Pepper (according to taste)
* 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
* Any steak seasoning you like
* 1 tbsp olive oil

For the Veggie filling -
* 1 carrot
* 1 bell pepper
* 1/2 a zucchini (depending on size)
* 5-6 green onions
* 2 cloves of garlic
* 1 tsp italian herb seasoning

For the Balsamic glaze sauce-
* 2 tsp butter
* 2 tbsp finely chopped shallots
* 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
* 2 tbsp brown sugar
* 1/4 cup beef broth

For more pictures and full instructions go to picturetherecipe.com

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Make Your Own Concrete & Wood Coat Rack

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This concrete rack is cool and easy to make. You could probably buy a set of rake or broom handles and simple outdoor plant pot at the hardware store, put them together and basically make your own DIY variant in moments. Read more at dornob.com

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Crochet embellished lamp

Well this inspiration is just awesome! It is amazing how a little handy work has transformed this table lamp.

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Moroccan meatballs in a spiced tomato sauce

Recipe from sweetsensation-monchi.blogspot.com

Moroccan Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

serves 4

Moroccan meatballs

yield 35 meatballs

Ingredients:

450g minced beef 

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

1 cm ginger root, peeled and grated

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:

In a bowl mix together meat, onion and garlic. Add salt, ginger and spices and mix with your hands until well incorporated. Form the mixture into little meatballs, about the size of walnuts. Put the meatballs onto a large plate lined with aluminium foil. 

You can refrigerate the meatballs over night or prepare them right away. They also freeze very vell. Put them into the freezer for a couple of hours, together with the plate. Once frozen, transfer the meatballs into freezer bags. They can be stored for up to three months.When you want to cook them, remove the meatballs from the freezer bag and arrange them onto a plate so that they are not touching each other. Leave them in the refrigerator over night to thaw and proceed according to the recipe. 

Tomato sauce

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds

1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds

pinch of dried chili flakes

1 purple onion, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

1 cm ginger root, peeled and grated

800g plum tomatoes (tinned)

1 tablespoon tomato paste

200ml water

1/2 tablespoon sugar

salt and pepper

To serve

fresh mint leaves and chopped fresh corriander

30g blanched slivered almonds

Directions:

Roughly crush the cumin, corriander and fennel seeds in a pestle and mortar. Add chili flakes and set aside.

In a large non-stick frying pan, heat a tablespoon of olive oil and fry the meatballs until golden brown on all sides. If necessary, fry them in batches so you don't overcrowd the pan. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add the crushed spices in the same pan and fry for two minutes, then add onion, garlic and ginger. Cook until the onion becomes translucent. Add tomato paste and tinned tomatoes, water and sugar. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes. Then return meatballs to the pan and cook for another 20 minutes, until the sauce is thickened.

Sprinkle with mint leaves, fresh coriander and slivered almonds and serve with couscous or bulghur wheat.


Chocolate-Dipped Banana Bread Truffles

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Chocolate-Dipped Banana Bread Truffles

A sweet and simple recipe for rich truffles made from a loaf of banana bread, cream cheese, and chocolate

Ingredients

1 loaf banana bread
6 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
10oz (300g) milk chocolate broken into 1 oz pieces (set aside 1 oz. for topping)

Head over to inquiringchef.com for the full recipe and instructions.

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How to Build a DIY Vertical Garden

This charming DIY vertical garden is so easy to make, and it will make your patio look beautiful. It’s perfect for a small patio, if you live in an apartment or a condo, but it will dress up a bare corner on any size patio or deck.

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DIY: Basket Pendants

The lights are entirely made out of reclaimed materials. They used old industrial baskets used for collecting oysters, with strips of blue tweed and white cotton, but you can weave in just about anything," says David Folan lighting designer and artist.

The baskets used over the tables are quite large, about 2 feet in diameter. Coat the fabric strips with a fire-retardant spray. Drill a hole through the bottom of the basket and use a standard lighting kit for wiring. To light, use old-fashioned Edison bulbs, which only generate a small amount of heat. The 40-Watt Antique Style Edison Reproduction Light Bulb is similar to those used at Source Sligo; $13.49 at House of Antique Hardware.

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