Amanda Shapiro on the Best Cobb Salad, CBD All Day…


Every week, Healthyish editor Amanda Shapiro talks about what she’s seeing, eating, watching, and reading in the wellness world and beyond. Pro tip: If you sign up for the newsletter, you’ll get the scoop before everyone else.

If July in NYC were a hashtag,

It would be #swamplife. And my hair is NOT having it. Also on the subject of my hair, this illustration really sums it up: “One would think it would be the other way around but unfortunately one would be wrong.”

When it’s this hot and humid, and my A/C is still broken, certain recipes just call to me, like this Tropi-Cobb Salad, which I argue is even better than the traditional Cobb (the G.O.A.T. salad, don’t @ me). It requires minimal stovetop time and delivers hits of crunchy, cool, sweet, and acidic. It’s like air conditioning for your insides, or that’s what I told myself as I went back for thirds.

I also made this grilled salmon, and the lemon-sesame sauce was a revelation: Diced whole lemon (peel and all!) + shallot + honey + sesame + olive oil = YES, and beautiful too because we expect nothing less from Andy Baraghani, am I right?

A month or so ago, BA editorial assistant Jesse Sparks asked if he could drink a bunch of juice shots for a week and write about the journey. I don’t think either of us were expecting it to go the way it did. From Jesse: I had to avoid contact with people who sit along my path to the bathroom (because yes, I am going to the bathroom again. And yes, I did just go. And yes, I will be back.) Jesse, Healthyish salutes you and thanks you for your service. From the looks of it, you’re back to solid food.

Yesterday I went on internet TV to convince a couple of very nice men that CBD—which is showing up in everything from coffee to cocktails to, uh, pet food?—doesn’t get you high. Who wants a Healthyish CBD recipe or two? Let me know what you think it should be: healthyish@condenast.com

Lastly, I Endorse:

Making Aperol and Campari Spritzes with kombucha instead of sparkling wine. I’ve been using Mombucha‘s strawberry tonic, which adds cold-pressed strawberry and lemon juices to the kombucha base.

Overhead photos of women eating in bathrooms and beds.

Eating alone.

Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott. Whenever Abbott comes out with a new book, I want to call in sick and glue my eyeballs to the page until I’m done. This one, about two women in a research lab, is FIRE. Excuse me, I feel a cough coming on.

Until next week,

Amanda Shapiro
Healthyish editor





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