5 Juicy Steaks to Eat When You’re Feeling Totally Primal
While we try to eat vegan or vegetarian a few nights a week, sometimes you just crave a big, juicy steak. But preparing it at home can seem daunting; there are so many different ways to cook a cut. Keep reading for easy recipes that place seared sirloin, coffee-rubbed ribeye, and sous vide steak all within your reach. Once you’ve mastered these techniques, you’ll feel confident cooking up any steak that catches your eye at the grocery store.
1. Perfect Cast Iron Skillet Steak: You don’t need a ton of fancy equipment to cook a mighty fine steak. Just get your classic cast iron skillet on the stove, and a tasty dinner is on its way.
2. Coffee-Rubbed Steak With Chili-Lime Butter: Toss out the A-1 sauce — this flavorful steak just doesn’t need it. It gets a one-two punch of flavor thanks to a spiced coffee rub and a pat of zesty chili-lime butter.
3. Open-Face Steak Sandwiches: When meat’s on the menu, you don’t want to waste your appetite on bread. Skip the top slice and make these open-face steak sandwiches instead.
4. Thai Steak Salad in a Jar: A sturdy salad that can last in a jar until lunchtime is one of our favorite meals, especially since it can be made ahead. The steak in this recipe soaks up the dressing all morning, so it’s perfectly marinated by the time you eat.
5. Sous Vide Steak: Properly cooking thick cuts of steak is easy if you have a sous vide machine. It ensures you get your ideal level of doneness from the center of your steak all the way to the exterior, which you can then quickly sear in a pan to give the meat more flavor. We don’t know what’s better — the juicy pink meat inside or the caramelized crust!
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(Photos via Brit + Co)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)