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IKEA Just Gave Away Their Famous Meatball Recipe

With everyone chilling at home these last c0uple months, many major brands have been giving way their secret recipes for home cooks to recreate without having to leave the house.

Next up in this trend is IKEA UK who just shared their famous Meatball recipe on Twitter:

The recipe itself reads like an IKEA instruction manual, which for some can be a bit of a traumatic experience. However, if you can get past that, you pretty much will have your house smelling like delicious meatballs in no time.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Meatballs

  • 500g of beef mince
  • 250g of pork mince
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic (crushed or minced)
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • 5 tablespoons of whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper

Cream Sauce

  • oil
  • 40g of butter
  • 40g of plain flour
  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 150ml beef stock
  • 150ml thick double cream
  • 2 teaspoons of soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

It should be noted that this recipe comes from IKEA UK, so we’re not entirely sure how similar they would taste to the ones in the United States. Still, the closer they are to Sweden, the more delicious they should be.

Wonder when KFC’s going to release their guarded secret recipe?

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Hit-Or-Miss

Someone Drilled A Secret 9-Story Deep Wine Cellar Into A Cliff And Now You Can Buy It For $3 Million

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How many bottles of wine do you have sitting at home? Four? Fourteen? Well, if you purchase an underground wine cellar in Tasmania, you’ll have enough space to keep 14,000. It’ll only cost you a cool $3 million.

A businessman is currently selling his 22-acre property set on a clifftop in Australia and while the property might look sparse at first – on the surface it only includes a shed and the stunning view – upon closer inspection you’ll discover a very insane wine cellar. Check out the secret stone door…

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…which will lead you to 9-story deep tunnel plunging underground, where a winding staircase leads you to a wine geek’s dream.

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You (and 31 friends) can sip chalices of wine at a banquet table that looks like it came straight out of Game of Thrones

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Don’t feel like being social? Hole up in the stone-walled storage space and sip bottle after bottle of wine – though you’ll have to head above ground to the shed in order to use the facilities.

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The man who owns the wine cellar initially wanted to build a spectacular residence on the property. However, he eventually decided not to go through with the building plans – probably because he was spending too much time in his cellar sipping vino. And really, can we blame him? This waterfront wine haven is breathtaking.

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But as stunning as the property is, buyers are currently being deterred by the hefty price tag.

We think if the owner throws in a few bottles of wine (which are sadly not actually included with the property), we may be swayed to relocate our offices.

Interested in purchasing? Buy it here.

Originally posted on VinePair

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Fast Food

VIDEO: Former Franchisee Reveals Subway Is Just About As Unhealthy As You Thought

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It’s no secret that some Subway sandwiches are less healthy than others. If weight loss is your goal, you know you’d have better luck with the Oven Roasted Chicken on wheat than the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki on Honey Oat. What you might not know is just how much leeway the sandwich chain affords itself when labeling its “healthier” options. Hint: it’s kind of, sort of, a lot.

You may have noticed on every Subway menu board, there’s a neat little call out that lets customers know which sandwiches contain exactly 6 grams of fat or less. But beneath that helpful bit of branding, there’s even more helpful fine print that clarifies the label only applies for 6″-ers made with white or wheat bread, and without cheese, certain add-ons, or condiments.

Duh, you might be thinking. Of course my Roast Beef with bacon, Swiss, avocado, and chipotle sauce on Italian Herb and Cheese contains a whole, whopping 43 grams of fat — 20 of which comes just from the dressing alone. I knew that. For reference, a McDonald’s Big Mac contains 530 calories and 27 grams of fat. Yet you and many others continue to make similar orders. So is it Subway’s fault for being mildly misleading, or ours for just not giving a f*ck?

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Former Australian Subway franchisee Arun Singhal adamantly blames the Sub. In a recently leaked video, the disgruntled business owner goes “behind the scenes” to argue that, because many people order their sandwiches with cheese and condiments, Subway’s nutritional information should readily reflect so. According to media reports, Singhal claims he brought his concerns to Subway’s corporate offices both in Australia and the U.S., after which he was victimized by the “Sandwich Mafia” and forced to close his store. He then created a series of videos and a website exposing the chain’s not-so-secret secret and demanded compensation for his losses — reportedly up to $35 million.

The video of Singhal’s little expose — which is supposedly under legal ban by the Supreme Court of Victoria, but is also readily available for public viewing on Youtube — can be seen here.

But what does it mean for any of us? Will we sacrifice our favorite toppings — quite possibly the only things that make Subway sandwiches tolerable — just to fit a number? Will we throw up our arms in outrage for Subway’s supposed lies? Or, more likely, will we continue to enjoy our bacon, lettuce, avocado, and tomato subs with creamy sriracha sauce, in delicious, ignorant, bliss?

My money, and cholesterol, are heavily on the latter.

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Hit-Or-Miss

Get Your Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Early With This Code *Wink, Wink*

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When the first chill hits the air, you’re already craving it. The drink that tastes like autumn feels.  The best drink to ever be made by Starbucks, filled with delicious syrup that tastes nothing like coffee. Yes,  it’s almost time for the Pumpkin Spice Latte.

While the Pumpkin Spice Latte won’t be officially on sale until September 3, Starbucks let its Facebook fans in on a little secret yesterday.  Because now you can “unlock” your store with the code “PSL 10.” If you give it to your barista, chances are she’ll make the drink for you.  Though there have mixed reports of success, I’m hoping that my Starbucks will come through.  Because four days is way too long to wait.

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Secret Binocular Flask

This may not help you see the Lakers better if you’re watching from 500 feet away, but it’ll definitely let you get your drink on for cheap! With this funky contraption, you can pour your favorite drink into two separated 8-ounce barrels, holding a total of 16 ounces of beautiful alcohol goodness! Comes bundled with an easy fill funnel and 31″ plastic carrying strap. The actual binoculars stand 7″ tall and sit 8″ wide. Pick them up here!