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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
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Greens with Creamy Berry Dressing

Greens with Creamy Berry Dressing

1/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries (such as Craisins)
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 garlic cloves, crushed, or 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
6 cups torn romaine lettuce
1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
1 cup thinly sliced cucumber
1 cup fat-free plain or seasoned croutons
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion, separated into rings

Combine cranberries and vinegar in a small bowl. Cover and let stand 30 minutes. Add the mayonnaise and the next 5 ingredients (mayonnaise through garlic); stir well with a whisk. Cover and chill.
Combine lettuce and remaining ingredients in a large bowl; add dressing, tossing gently to coat. Serve immediately.
Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

NUTRITION PER SERVING
CALORIES 115(24% from fat); FAT 3.1g (sat 0.5g,mono 0.8g,poly 1.4g); PROTEIN 2.6g; CHOLESTEROL 3mg; CALCIUM 40mg; SODIUM 295mg; FIBER 1.7g; IRON 1.1mg; CARBOHYDRATE 19.6g
Cooking Light, MAY 1999

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