Did you know that January 16th is National Hot & Spicy Food Day?
Yeah, I also didn’t know. Haha. I also don’t know who comes up with all of these food holidays. But what I do know is that they are great inspiration for eating whatever it is that the particular day is celebration. In this case it’s all about the heat!
For me personally, I do love to eat spicy foods. I’m just more into heat with lots of flavour, than I am into heat with just a burn on my mouth that I can’t get rid of. So “spicy” to me can me different amount of heat to others. I guess you can say I’m more of a middle heat kind of person.
What about you, what would you say your heat tolerance is?
Since winter is upon us, did you know that spicy foods help to raise your body temperature and keep you warm? Also chilies are loaded with vitamin-C which is particularly important during cold and flu season. There are so many reasons to eat hot & spicy foods and below are 17 recipes (with all heat levels in mind) to choose from to celebrate National Hot & Spicy Food Day. Enjoy!