Listen Up: Headaches...and Headache-Free Entertaining
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EPISODE 40 RECAP
On tips and tricks for coping with migraines...
- Our favorite acupuncturist in NYC—helps if you go regularly!
- The best apps: f.lux to automatically adjust your computer screen brightness and Migraine Buddy for tracking.
- Painkillers that work for us (important note: We’re so not doctors): Imitrex or Tylenol Extra Strength; combos like two acetaminophen plus one ibuprofen, or caffeine, codeine, and paracetamol, as the French do.
- For long-term prevention: Migrelief.
- Natural fixes: cayenne in water, ginger tea, peppermint oil on the temples, and the others listed here.
- Adam Pearson, Gaby’s food stylist guru and surprise featured friend!
- Cheese plate: Ask the cheesemonger at your local Whole Foods for help (tip: parmesan is totally underrated) and add honey, fig preserves, dates, cranberries, and mostarda.
- Salmon family-style is the only party protein you’ll ever cook again—make this using a piece of a salmon big enough for a crowd, i.e. ¼ pound per person.
- Trader Joe’s go-tos: anything in the crackers section, Mediterranean Hummus, and Salsa Especial Medium (the best store-bought salsa).
- Essential tools: food processor, Vitamix blender, and a chef knife.
- Cookbook obsession: Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings, specifically her recipes for linguine with clams and cheesy guacamole—whoa.
- Follow Gaby on Snapchat @WhatsGabyCookin and devour her Friday snapisodes.
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