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Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
2 pounds ...continue reading

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The Sun Doesn't Shine

To all of you wondering about my first day at work:

It was HORRIBLE.

It started with 200 bologna & cheese sandwiches and ended with a summer school teacher yelling at me that her kids didn't have any food. She actually said to me, "I know it's not your fault, but it pains me to see my kids suffer without lunch."
Of course I was super polite and bit my tongue. Turns out I am not responsible for feeding her kids at all. Someone else should be yelled at. I'm not holding my breath for an apology tomorrow.

Hey, it can only get better from here, right?

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