Men Who Like Spicy Food Have Higher Testosterone Levels

If you want to figure out how “alpha” your man is, try taking him out for something spicy. According to a new French study, men who prefer hotter foods tend to have higher testosterone levels than man who prefer mild foods.

The research, recently published in the journal Physiology & Behavior, polled 114 men aged 18 to 44 on their spice preferences. The men were also served a dish of mashed potatoes, and allowed to put as much hot sauce or salt as they liked on it.

The University of Grenoble researchers found that men with higher testosterone levels (as tested by their saliva) both indicated a greater preference for hot sauce, and used more of it to season the potato. The amount of salt used, however, had no relation to testosterone levels.

A man’s preference for capsaicin, the compound in chili peppers that makes them spicy, has been previously linked to dominance behaviors, aggression and risk-taking, the researchers note. Click here to continue reading via Huffington Post.

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After 6 years, Hot Licks Sauces will be closing the doors at Old Town, San Diego

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You may have seen this sign go up recently at our Old Town San Diego store. We regret to announce that on June 28th we will be closing our Old Town Store. We appreciate the relationships and loyalty we have built with our San Diego Patrons of over 6 years. The State of Califonria is continuing to PREVENT us from selling our most popular hot sauce products (even though we are the only fiery food specialty store in Old Town!)

This is the letter/addendum that restricts use:

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The good news is that we have other locations at Seaport Village (San Diego), Shoreline Village (Long Beach) and Pier 39 (San Francisco)

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The Old Town San Diego State Park is for access and enjoyment of the public. If you would like to see Hot Licks back in Old Town San Diego with our full line of products, please sign the petition and we will submit to the state: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/savehotlickssauces

If you have any questions please contact us at orders@hotlickssauces.com or 888-766-6468.

Thank you so much for your continued support and we look forward to bringing you the fiery hot sauce products you love!

Healthy. Spicy. Turkey – Bacon – Egg breakfast on the go.

Easy delicious appetizer ideas for your Memorial BBQ bash.

Have you had your coffee yet?

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GOOD MORNING CHIPOTLE COFFEE STEAK RUB.

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OPEN UP THE RUB AND TAKE A GOOD SNIFF. YOU WILL BE AWAKENED BY THE RICH COFFEE & SPICY CHIPOTLE BLEND SPICES.

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SLAP SOME RUB ON THE MEAT OF YOUR DESIRE WITH OLIVE OIL. TALL, GRANDE OR VENTI. WE ALWAYS PREFER ORGANIC, GRASS FED MEAT FOR THE BEST CUT.  LET IT SIT FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES.

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GRILL IT UP TO YOUR LIKING!

Use this spice rub on vegetables, pork, chicken, fish.. anything you desire. It will add a rich, spicy coffee chipotle undertone that will make you lick every finger over and over until its gone. 

You can purchase the Cattleman’s Q Coffee rub here – warning, this may take the place of your Starbucks. 

Slow Cooker Spicy Chex Mex Recipe

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Did you know that your favorite homemade Chex Mix recipe can be made in the slow cooker? Give it a try!

INGREDIENTS

  • 9 cups Chex cereal (I used equal parts corn, rice, and wheat Chex)
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 1 cup Cheerios
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1/3 cup (6 Tablespoons) butter, melted and hot
  • 1 Tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon (or more depending on your spicy preference) of your favorite chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Add cereal, pretzels, cheerios and peanuts to the bowl of a slow cooker.

In a separate bowl, whisk together butter and seasoned salt, chili powder until the salt is dissolved.  Stir in the Worcestershire sauce until combined.

Drizzle the sauce evenly over the top of the cereal mixture.  Toss for about 1 minute, or until the mixture is evenly combined.

Cover and slow cook on low for 3 hours,  stirring at the 1 hour, 2 hour and 2.5 hour marks so that the mixture does not burn.  Then spread the mixture out onto a few baking sheets or parchment paper in an even layer until it cools to room temperature.  Serve, or store in a sealed container for up to 3 weeks.

Original recipe and photos courtesy of Gimme Some Oven: http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/slow-cooker-chex-mix-recipe/

The top 5 insane burgers of 2014 (so far)

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Sara Norris

1. Slater’s 50/50 Bracket Burgers
We blindly support anything Slater’s 50/50 does, but perhaps their most stunning achievement came this past May, when they ran a bracket of their greatest burger hits. It included this hot mess (in a good way!), the Supreme Nacho Burger.

 

The Vulgar Chef

The Vulgar Chef

2. Rice Krispies Treats bun burger

Packing enough calories to put Snap, Crackle, and Pop into food comas, here is the sweet treat burger in all its glory. Topped with peanut butter and bacon, this will be a taste you may never forget. You’re welcome.

The Habit

The Habit

3.  The Habit Burger

Creating habits since 1969, The Habit serves all kinds of burgers from The Santa Barbara Style to the Teriyaki Charburger. Make sure you get a side of the tempura fried green beans.

ALBERT LAW

ALBERT LAW

4. Lark Creek Steak – San Francisco
Our last two burgers are right here in the heart of San Fran. The steakburgers are all aged beef, ground in-house, and often include scraps chopped away while butchering more expensive cuts of meat, like rib eyes and Wagyu filets. The cowboy-style burger tacks on bacon and crispy onion.

 

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ALBERT LAW

5. Spork
While the Valencia St. restaurant has finally added a “normal” burger, we prefer the innovative inside-out burger: Two 4 oz. Marin Sun Farms patties on the outside encase the house-baked bun. It also comes with all the trimmings, as you can see, and the smashed new-potato fries are not to be missed. How do you eat it? With a knife and spork. Obviously.

Do you have a favorite burger? Tell us about it. Published by Hotlicks 2014

Crispy Cauliflower Buffalo Wings (Gluten-Free!)

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Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and extremely easy to make — perfect for a weekend snack, dinner, appetizer or to bring to your next party. That is, if you still want to share after trying them!

Crispy Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. melted butter or ghee
  • 2/3 cup hot sauce

Directions

Preheat oven to 450F. In a medium size bowl, combine flour, water, garlic powder and salt.

Whisk together until smooth. Toss cauliflower into batter making sure to coat each piece completely, then place battered cauliflower on a lightly greased, non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, tossing half way through.

In the meantime, combine melted butter and hot sauce in a large bowl, stirring. When cauliflower is done, remove it from the oven and gently toss it in the hot sauce mixture. Place cauliflower back on the baking sheet and cook for an additional 25 minutes or until it becomes crispy. Allow cauliflower to cool for 15 minutes before serving. Serve with your favorite creamy dressing.

Enjoy!

 

Recipe & photo via MindBodyGreen

Chili Cornbread Waffles

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Quick lunch or dinner idea.

Make your regular cornbread recipe in the waffle maker, and top with chili. Delicious!

HOMEMADE CORNBREAD RECIPE for those who don’t want to buy the ready made packages:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray or lightly grease a 9 inch round cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt and baking powder. Stir in egg, milk and vegetable oil until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

Photo by PINTEREST