Monday, April 28, 2008
Hungover? Try this for lunch!
Now its time for me to drop some science on you! Yes, we are all afraid of mayo on a severe case of "WTFDID Syndrome*", but here’s a recipe that has successfully warded off the symptoms for my buds and I for a long time.

2 tablespoons lime juice (from about 1 lime)
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
2 teaspoons honey mustard (Recipe below)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
2 cups diced cooked chicken
1 cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch dice
2 tablespoons minced red onion
1 large mango, peeled and sliced (optional)
2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon, chives, or basil
1/2 pound mixed salad greens (about 4 quarts)

1. In a large glass or stainless-steel bowl, whisk together the lime juice, mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and black pepper. Add the oil slowly, whisking.
2. In a medium glass or stainless-steel bowl, toss the chicken, cucumber, bell pepper, onion, mango, and tarragon with half the dressing. Toss the greens into the remaining dressing. Put the greens on plates and top with the chicken salad.


1/8 cup fat free mayonnaise
1/8 cup Grey Poupon Dijon mustard
1/8 cup honey
1/2 tablespoon prepared mustard
1/2 tablespoon white vinegar
1/16 teaspoon paprika

In a medium glass or stainless-steel bowl, whisk together all ingredients well. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator until ready to use. Make 1/2 cup.

Fruit contains fructose, a form of sugar that helps the body burn alcohol faster that helps accelerate the removal of remaining alcohol in your body. In addition, fruit contain high levels of vitamins and nutrients that help to replace the body's energy and expel alcohol toxins from the body faster.

Honey is a concentrated form of fructose, so eating honey helps too.

Eggs contain cysteine, a substance that breaks down acetaldehyde, the toxin that causes hangovers. The liver contains glutathione that is easily depleted by acetaldehyde and eating eggs helps to absorb this toxin. Additionally, eggs give you energy in the morning.

Alcohol dehydrates the body, so drinking lots of water before going to sleep and after waking in the morning helps relieve the discomfort that alcohol dehydration causes. Cucumber helps replenish the water supply in your body and prevents the rapid change in alcohol levels that causes headaches.

So now, with a little preparation, you can make it through Monday without the dirty looks from your boss and with a little less swearing that you'll "never do that again".

* What The Fudge Did I Drink (WTFDID) Syndrome is characterized by fatigue, headache, dizziness, and vertigo, anal leakage, unexplained scars or injuries, unplanned pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, being "so fudging wasted", and generally looking like a douchebag. Some or all symptoms may be present.

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