9 Spicy Foods to Make in a Heat Wave

When the going gets hot, the hot get going. And with a heat wave rolling in, that means it's time to dive into a plate of spicy food to temper the weather. Here's what to cook when you can't catch a break from the heat:

What spicy foods do you make to beat the heat? Tell us in the comments.

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    Annada Rathi
I love oysters and unfussy sandwiches.


kimikoftokyo July 25, 2016
South Indian curry chicken and very spicy Japanese curry chicken or lamb with a side of sticky rice. My friend makes me lots of spicy chicken or lamb with a side injera.
Annada R. July 22, 2016
Here's a link to my chutney article

Annada R. July 22, 2016
I make hot chutneys and use them as sandwich spreads, dips, vinaigrettes and topping sauces for fajitas, enchiladas.