Recipe Round-Up: Turn Up the Heat

Spicy food may not be on your list of recipes to make this week, but why not? Chile peppers are known to speed up your metabolism and boost production of feel-good hormones. Sounds like the perfect summer food. Throw in a little lime and cilantro, and your taste buds are on vacation. These recipes require minimal cooking so you won’t break a sweat before dinner. But if you can’t take the heat, well, you know how it goes…

Alexia Detweiler is a locavore and foodie based in Lancaster, Pa. She loves road trips, but hates fast food.

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Jalapeños aren’t just for Mexican food. This Santa-Monica-based mixologist garnishes a refreshing summer cocktail with slices of jalapeño pepper.

With all that extra time, snacking becomes the activity of choice for those lazy summer afternoons. Instead of opening and closing the pantry door every ten minutes to see if a new snack has surfaced, make your own munchies that are healthy and spicy.

I first heard about chili-dusted mango from my mother-in-law who grew up in Miami. Apparently there it was a beach snack. This recipe calls for grilling the mango and pineapple slices but if it’s just too darn hot, the snack tastes good raw.

Tired of BBQs yet? Next time you’re invited to one, spice things up with this Spicy Korean Cucumber Salad. No grill required for this dish!

What is it about mango, cilantro and lime that just tastes so good? You’ll serve this Spicy Mango Salsa with everything.

Originally posted on Friday, July 6th, 2012

One Response to “Recipe Round-Up: Turn Up the Heat”

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    December 13th, 2012

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