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Spicy chakalaka

Spicy Chakalaka: Southern Africa’s Multi-Tasking Wonder Dish

Hot, fiery, and incredibly versatile, spicy chakalaka is hugely popular across Southern Africa. The reason is simple. It can play Oscar-winning roles as a main course, side dish, or relish. I can’t think of anything I’ve eaten that has so many possibilities. Chilies might get … Read more

Spicy Indian Lentil Dhal

Indian food is known for being enticingly fragrant (and delicious) and this spicy Indian lentil dhal is no exception.  It’s a buttery, fiery, and wholesome dish – total comfort. And it’s remarkably versatile – serve it as an appetizer or side with pita bread or … Read more

Chipotle Honey Parsnips

Chipotle Honey Parsnips

Parsnips are always a surprise favorite for many – with their natural earthy sweetness. They make an excellent potato fry alternative just with a little salt. But what if we amp it up a bit? What could be better than adding a good amount of … Read more

Spicy marinated olives close up

Spicy Marinated Olives

Spicy marinated olives are a really great appetizer with drinks. They are also a grand addition to a host of other dishes. Why? The olives’ deep, often hidden, flavors are intensified by this marinade of chili, rosemary, thyme, garlic, vinegar, and lemon. What makes these … Read more

Chili and Zucchini Bake

Chili And Zucchini Bake

This chili and zucchini bake is a perfect summer side dish for all sorts of barbecue. Plus, it’s a great way to use up all those extra tomatoes and zucchini from the garden. The recipe calls for both chili powder (100% pepper, not the blend) … Read more

Spicy Smoky Pulled Chicken

Spicy Smoky Pulled Chicken

The perfect topping for nachos, potato wedges, or even just in a bread bun, this smoky pulled chicken is a moist and flavorful dish with a very eatable level of heat. Any Mexican or Tex-Mex dish is made better with smoky pulled chicken. It’s a … Read more

Spicy Mango Chutney

Spicy Mango Chutney

Spicy mango chutney is a traditional Indian condiment used to spice up bread and rice. as well as meats like chicken or lamb. But it can be so much more, too. Fire up any party food using this chutney as a dip or use as an … Read more

cheese and jalapeno muffin tray bake

Cheese and Jalapeño Muffin Tray Bake

Unbelievably simple and flavors you just can’t get enough of, this cheese and jalapeño muffin tray bake is exactly like its individual muffin counterparts but with more bang! This is a perfect comfort food side, fiery and cheesy just can’t be beat. It’s a great … Read more

Mushrooms with chipotle peppers

Mushrooms With Chipotle Peppers

Simple to make, with a smoky and earthy taste… Mushrooms with chipotle peppers can be a light meal all on their own. It’s a perfect topping for thick toasted bread smothered with butter. Or for something richer (and beefier) try these tasty mushrooms on top … Read more

Spicy Chipotle Baked Pumpkin

Spicy Chipotle Baked Pumpkin

There’s nothing more warming than pumpkin in fall, that is until you add some chipotle of course!  Spicy chipotle baked pumpkin offers a healthy side of smoky spice to go alongside your favorite meat dish. If you prefer a little less heat, you can hold … Read more