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.

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.

National burger day is coming, are you ready?

If you are a foodie, this day is already marked in your diary. May 28, 2015 is National burger day… are you ready?  This is a day when foodies unite for one thing.. the hamburger. Whether you are a vegetarian, non-red meat eater or an all around red meat eater – we shall celebrate!  There are so many different varieties and the best part is you customize the burger to suit you.. just change up the patty to suit your lifestyleye! Although hamburgers originated in Hamburg, Germany, eating the burger in a bun is actually an American innovation.  Let’s carry on the tradition, turn that BBQ up and get to grilling with these lip smacking, mouth watering, sauced up insane burgers..

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Jalapeno cheddar burger. RECIPE1

Cheese filled burgers with barbecue ranch dressing. RECIPE

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LOW CARB BURGER. Sweet potato no bun hamburger. RECIPE

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Daddies open face hamburger. RECIPE

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Mexican chorizo and garlic shrimp burger. RECIPE

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VEGETERIAN YUMMINESS: The ultimate veggie burger. RECIPE

Click here for a rundown on the history of the hamburger. 

What’s your burger style? Tell us how you like to eat your burger in the comments below.

Easy delicious appetizer ideas for your Memorial BBQ bash.

Spicy zucchini fries in 3 easy steps.

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut your zucchini into a french fry shape.

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2. Mix in your favorite seasonings.

Suggestion: Spices: salt, pepper, lemon/ garlic powder. Top off with olive oil, hot sauce and cheese.

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3. Place in the oven for 18 – 25 minutes – if you prefer them crispier, keep them in longer.

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Dip them in spicy ranch and voila!

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Deviled Egg recipes gone wild

When deviled eggs make a presence at a party, you bet they will be eaten! These recipes below are not your regular ol’ egg on egg. Rolled, dipped, stirred, spread with spice and delicious mouth watering additions like bacon and avocado –  you may have to make more than a dozen! Enjoy…

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Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs. Recipe at iamfoodblog.com

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Delicious Loaded Deviled Eggs. Recipe at talesofarantingginger.com

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Buffalo Chicken Deviled Eggs. Recipe at babble.com

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Devilish Avocado Sriracha Devils Eggs. Recipe at cookincanuck.com

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Avocado Deviled Eggs. Recipe at cakescottage.com

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Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs. Recipe at closetcooking.com

Click here for even more deviled egg recipes

Spice up your Easter table with these delicious ideas

Spice Roasted Carrots

SPICY ROASTED CARROTS side dish.  Recipe at The Cilantropist

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SPICY MAC, HAM & CHEESE. Recipe at Flamingo Toes

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Hot and spicy jerk SHRIMP along with sweet and juicy PINEAPPLE on a stick is a fabulous combo! Recipe at Closet Cooking

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SPICY HORSERADISH MACARONI SALAD. Recipe at noblepig.com

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POMEGRANATE – JALAPENO – GLAZED HAM. Recipe at foodandwine.com

Click here for even more lip smacking Easter recipes