There are times when heat can become almost unbearable. For example, traveling throughout Spain in the late summer with everything you have on your back. Or, at the family 4th of July BBQ when the heat index decides to set a new record in honor of the holiday. Personally, I'm not a fan of excessive heat unless I'm back on Grand Cayman island with crystal clear water in front of me to jump into at any given moment...or if I'm about to devour a jumbo jalapeno.
For someone who isn't a fan of the heat, I practically worship the jalapeno. In my eggs and soup, on my pizza, stuffed with cheese, you name it I've eaten it. I've even tried chocolate jalapeno cookies (the recipe didn't work out so well to say the least).
Best Pizza: Pepperoni & Jalapeño
For those of you who share my love of hot & spicy foods, here are some benefits of eating chili peppers: they help fight migraines/sinus headaches, avidly fight prostate cancer cells, lower high blood pressure, fight inflammation, help burn fat & lose weight, protect your heart, provide loads of vitamin C, and (obviously) warm you right up! So while others are making cookies & pies for holiday comfort food, I will be researching homeade hot sauce recipes and anything related to jalopies :-)