Homemade Hangover Cure

We are all guilty of this. You’ve had a tough week, you cannot wait until Friday to see your friends and relax. So what happens? Usually in my case, my friends invite me for a braai (or Barbecue for the Americans).

So the process goes as follow: I finish work, stop by the shop, buy myself a bottle of wine, snacks for the braai (usually popcorn) and any sides needed. We get there, I have a glass of wine and dig into the chips! By the time the chips are finished, it’s about 8pm and I am stuffed. The boys are having such a good time, they don’t even realise that none of us have actually eaten a good meal. By the time they do realise this, it’s after 10pm already. They start to prepare the braai for the food, put the meat on and we only eat at after 11pm.

Next, everyone gets tired and we all go home with full tummies and feeling sick. The next morning we wake up feeling terrible. People tell you to have a greasy meal afterwards, but that is actually the worst thing you can do. Feeling this one too many times, I decided to do some research regarding foods to eat the next day. Here is what I found:

1. Bananas

The first thing that most websites lists are bananas. Bananas are easy to digest and they contain pectin, which firms up loose stools.

2. Ginger and Cinnamon

Ginger relieves nausea as well as vomiting. Add some fresh ginger to herbal tea, with some lemon and honey in order to mask the flavour. Add some cinnamon to toast or oats.

3. Yoghurt

Most people advice you not to have any diary while having an upset stomach, but plain yoghurt helps to balance out the stomach and restores all the good bacteria in the tummy.

4. Eggs

Eggs are filled with amino acids, such as cysteine and taurine. Cysteine assists in breaking down acetaldehyde while Taurine boosts liver function – remember, your liver worked pretty hard last night!

I found all of this so interesting, but I wanted to create a quick and easy recipe to fight the hangover blues. Something that you can quickly get up and make, and slip right back into bed and rest for another hour or so.

Easy Hangover Cure:

Ingredients:

1/2 cup oats

1/2 teaspoon honey

1 banana

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Method:

  1. Add oats to a bowl with some warm water. (Enough to cover oats and a little more)
  2. Microwave for 1 min 30 seconds.
  3. Add cinnamon to oats and mix.
  4. Slice banana in coins and add it on top of the oats. Add some honey to sweeten it a little.
  5. To drink, have some herbal tea (I drink green tea) add some lemon juice and honey (optional) to sweeten.

Yuzu Review

Some days, you want something that you are familiar with. Pizza, burgers and all that kinds of comfort food. Other days, you might feel adventurous, try something that you have never eaten in your life before. The issue? You don’t want to pay a lot of money for this “something new”. What if it doesn’t taste good? So when I heard Yuzu had an opening special, of course I had to go try it!

The special: 1/2 price sushi and R99 for a bowl of Ramen and a drink. We decided to try the sushi as well as the ramen. The sushi is quite pricey, but the portions are huge!We had the Tuna and Avo Maki and the Salmon and Avo Onigirazu. It was 8 pieces in total, which fiancé and I shared. I only managed to have 3 pieces! I promise you guys, the portions are huge, but so good!

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So next up: the ramen. We were both really scared, but really excited to try this new dish. The verdict: when are we having ramen again!? It was amazing! The ramen consisted of a soft boiled egg, udon noodles, spring onion, toasted sesame seeds, chinese leaf and bean sprouts in a lemongrass broth. I went for the chicken option, thinking it would be a little healthier. The chicken was deep fried (but lets be honest everything deep fried is good anyways). The flavours are amazing! I absolutely loved the noodles as well as the lemongrass broth. Again, the portions were huge. Neither of us could finish the bowl of food!

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I definitely recommend this place for anyone who wants to try something new. Especially since they have a special. Support this new restaurant guys! You will be pleasantly surprised, I promise!