Happy Monday! I’m oddly looking forward to this week, a week that still feels like a blur…eight months in to COVID quarantine. On Saturday I dropped off my election ballot and, my god, did that feel GOOD…then I had a socially distanced picnic with a few friends; I live for my friend picnics and I’m feeling very lucky to live in LA where we can continue to do them even through the winter months (so sorry east coast and midwest).
Anyway, I’ve been toying with the ideas of doing a “things that make me happy” type post on a weekly basis…and given that we can certainly ALL use a bit of happy on a COVID Monday, I want to see how this goes 🙂
Hangovers obviously suck and, as we/I get older, they get worse and WORSE. And then there’s the recovery time…let’s just say not so good. In honor of New Year’s Day, I’ve pulled together a few of my favorite go-to hangover cures. These aren’t scientific by any means, but they sure work for me.
French fries: my all-time favorite food. I always say “no matter how full I am, there’s always room for french fries” and god do they help a nasty hangover. (image via Pinterest.com)
In New York we call it “seltzer,” everywhere else calls it “club soda” or “soda water.” Whatever you want to call it, it’s my go-to drink that I’m convinced helps with hangovers. (image via Pinterest.com)
Eggs are actually proven to help with hangovers due to the fact that they contain large amounts of cysteine, the substance that breaks down the hangover-causing toxin acetaldehyde in the liver. How’s that for cheap science? (image via FitSugar.com)
Many of you might know that I recently started freelancing for Shape.com and it’s quickly becoming a big obsession for me, e.g. researching and learning about healthy recipes. Yes, I said it. The girl who literally never cooked anything aside from pasta (until maybe four years ago) is now writing articles about COOKING. It’s a big accomplishment for me, both as a writer AND as a 30-year-old who used to literally live on NYC Chinese takeout and salads from Chipotle. Ok, so I still probably get salads from Chipotle at least twice a week (they are GOOD, guys), but at least now I can feasibly make simple and healthy things for myself. Case and point, THESE recipes for healthy one-pot meals. Tell me, what are your easy go-to meals?