bobotie, served with yellow rice

Bobotie: Cape Town’s Savory, Spicy Specialty

Fired with chilies, generously spiced ground beef gets sweetened with raisins, chutney, and almonds, and baked beneath a custardy, egg-and-milk topping. That’s bobotie. This unusual, richly flavored delight is a mega South African favorite that’s grand for special occasions and celebrations. If you’re Italian, this …

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root bound plants

Root Bound Plants: Symptoms And How To Fix

Knowing when plants like peppers — including both sweet peppers and chilies — have become root bound or containerized is one of the more important gardening skills. It is also useful to know how to treat root binding, since it can affect whether one of …

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Spicy Mediterranean Pasta

Spicy Mediterranean Pasta

Simple can be so delicious. And that’s definitely true when it comes to this spicy Mediterranean pasta. It’s a classic Italian dish with a handful of ingredients, but with a fiery twist. That mix of balsamic vinegar tang and chili pepper heat is extra-special. Enjoy …

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Easy Pico de Gallo

Easy Pico De Gallo

Here’s an easy pico de gallo recipe that takes no time at all to make—from prep to table in under 20 minutes. That’s a lot of flavor in a little time. We love this salsa fresca as a spicy side (a great alternative to a plain …

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Larb isaan, served with Jasmine rice and greens

Larb Isaan: A Truly Tremendous Salad

Hot, sharp, salty, sour, and nutty. They’re the cornerstone flavors in larb isaan, a super-savory, stylish salad from Laos and Thailand. Our larb recipe features diced chicken cooked with Thai bird’s eye chilies, toasted rice, lime juice, red onion, and fish sauce. Tabbouleh, Waldorf, Nicoise, …

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Algerian Spicy Chicken And Chickpea Tagine

Algerian Spicy Chicken And Chickpea Tagine

Hotly spiced with dersa, this Algerian spicy chicken and chickpea tagine is a good-looking, sunshiny treat that’s surprisingly easy to make. Dersa? That’s an Algerian, hot-as-you-like combo of ground bird’s eye chili, paprika, cumin, and black pepper. It’s all mixed together with garlic, lemon juice, …

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Adobo de chanco

Adobo de Chanco: Pepper-Powered Peruvian Pork

“Don’t spoil it with cutlery. This is party pork!” That’s the advice from a beaming buddy of mine about adobo de chanco — slow braised pork shoulder, served with ladles of bread-dunking, fiery sauce, and buttered corn. “This Peruvian pork is for pure pleasure, please, …

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Mexican Brownies

Mexican Brownies

Brownies are always a family favorite, and if you and yours love spice in your life, mixing in a little heat is a real treat. This Mexican brownies recipe does just that, mixing the spiciness of the cayenne pepper with delicious sweet, earthy chocolate. We …

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Spicy chestnut soup

Spicy Chestnut Soup

What could be more perfect on a cold winter evening than a large bowl of spicy chestnut soup? This is a hearty bowl, with delicious chunky pieces of chestnut and the salty delight that is crushed bacon bits. It’s earthy, meaty, nutty, and fiery all …

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