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BY WOMAN’S DAY KITCHEN Iain Bagwell A walnut, lemon, and garlic pesto upgrades this big bowl of farfalle and peas. TOTAL TIME: 0:30 PREP: 0:30 LEVEL: EASY YIELD: 4 SERVINGS INGREDIENTS 12 oz. farfalle or other short pasta 3 tbsp. olive oil 1 large onion, chopped Kosher salt and pepper […]
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1 large celery rib, finely chopped
- 1 large carrot, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- One 750-milliliter bottle dry red wine
- 2 cups veal or chicken stock
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Four 2-inch-thick, flanken-cut short ribs with bone (2 3/4 pounds)
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- Buttered egg noodles, for serving
HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE
- In a large, enameled cast-iron casserole, melt the butter. Add the onion, celery and carrot, cover and cook over moderate heat until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Uncover and cook until the vegetables are lightly browned, about 3 minutes longer. Stir in the tomato paste. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring. Add the wine and veal stock and bring to a simmer.
- Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet until shimmering. Season the ribs with salt and pepper, add them to the pan and cook over moderately high heat, turning, until they are well browned, about 15 minutes.
- Transfer the short ribs to the casserole. Partially cover and cook over moderately low heat until very tender, about 2 hours.
- Transfer the ribs to a plate and remove the bones. Strain the sauce into a heatproof measuring cup and skim off the fat. Return the sauce to the casserole and boil until reduced to 2 cups, 10 minutes. Return the meat to the sauce and simmer over low heat until heated through. Serve the ribs with egg noodles.
The short ribs can be refrigerated in the sauce for up to 5 days.
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IF YOUR COMPANY is one of those hip and cool joints that has a foosball table in the break room, allows you to customize your cubicle, and loads up the kitchen with all sorts of treats, well, congratulations. But you probably also gained 10lbs when you got hired because of all of the new work stress and easy access to sugary snacks. All of that pressure to perform can also cause you to eat unhealthy fare at dinner—says a new study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology—but simply getting a good night’s sleep may curb junk food binges the next day.
Researchers investigated 235 workers via two studies in China—one on IT employees with high workloads, and another on call-center workers stressed out from dealing with customers—and found that the stressful environments led them to a bad mood, which was then linked to unhealthy eating after work.
“Eating is sometimes used as an activity to relieve and regulate one’s negative mood, because individuals instinctually avoid aversive feelings and approach desirable feelings,” said study co-author Yihao Liu, assistant professor at the University of Illinois. “Second, unhealthy eating can also be a consequence of diminished self-control. When feeling stressed out by work, individuals usually experience inadequacy in exerting effective control over their cognitions and behaviors to be aligned with personal goals and social norms.”
But they also discovered that when the workers slept better the night before they were better able to handle the stress of the following day, and didn’t go for the crappy food as often for their dinner. “A good night’s sleep can make workers feel replenished and vigorous again, which may make them better able to deal with stress at work the next day and less vulnerable to unhealthy eating,” said Liu.
To get your best night’s sleep, take some tips from the National Sleep Foundation and stay on a regular schedule, make sure to exercise daily, keep your room at a cool temp, stop using digital devices before bed, and avoid alcohol and caffeine in the evening.
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