Spice

15 Fiery Recipes to Warm Your Hands By

October  7, 2015

In woodsy New England, where I grew up, the most festive way we celebrated fall was with huge bonfires mediated by volunteer firefighters, the whole town cozying up around the flames with apples and cider doughnuts. The bonfire is a harder feat to accomplish if you live in a city, but it doesn't mean you can't crowd around something fiery with a few pals (or, you know, your town—or at least your neighbors). Reimagine the bonfire with these 15 spicy, spicy recipes. Don't forget to keep some beers nearby in case you need to put out the flames.

Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple and Red Pepper Flakes by Kendra Vaculin

Squash 

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Spicy Korean-Style Gochujang Meatballs by foxeslovelemons

Meatballs

 

Kimchi Fried Rice by Allison (Spontaneous Tomato)

Rice

 

Chicken Vindaloo Vesuvius by Madhuja

Chicken

 

Spicy Chickpea and Sour Tomato Curry with Noodles by thirschfeld

Curry

 

Vegetarian Ma Po Tofu by Kendra Vaculin

Tofu

 

Barbara Lynch's Spicy Tomato Soup by Genius Recipes

Soup

 

Lablabi (Middle Eastern Spicy Chickpea Stew) by creamtea

Chickpeas

 

Spicy Oven-Roasted Okra by amber wilson | for the love of the south

Okra

 

Ethiopian-Inspired Spicy Chicken Stew by Abbie C

Chicken

 

Bhartha (Spicy Indian Eggplant) by Kendra Vaculin

Eggplant

 

Masaledar Sem (Spicy Green Beans) by Alexandra Stafford

Green beans

 

 

Sweet and Spicy Pretzel and Nut Mix by drbabs

Nuts

 

Lamb Merguez by MrsWheelbarrow

Merguez

 

Spicy Thai Steak Salad by Merav

Steak

What's the dish you cook when you want to warm up? Tell us in the comments.

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2 Comments

cv October 10, 2015
Do not eat spicy food when it's cold. Spicy food is designed to make you perspire, to cool you down when it's hot. This is why cool climate countries (e.g., Scandinavia) do not feature spicy food. <br /><br />Spicy food is largely the realm of warmer climes, particularly during the warmer months.
 
Annada R. October 10, 2015
I have this coconut milk infused tomato soup in cold weather. Check it out!<br /><https://food52.com/recipes/37223-asian-inspired-tomato-soup-with-coconut-milk>