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Warm up With These Healthy and Easy to Prepare Spicy Soup and Stew Recipes
Did you know that including spicy ingredients in our food helps to rise our body temperature? The higher body temperature of course helps us keep warm, and it also helps to burn up calories -- which is a great thing this time of the year.
The temperatures are dropping and cooler days are here to stay. During these cold weather months our bodies crave comforting foods that are both warming and filling. These 20 soup and stew recipes are all healthy, comforting, and quite delicious. The recipes range from classics to international flavours, as well as meaty and vegetable only recipes; so there is something for everyone.
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Baharat Spiced Beef Stew
This is a heavily seasoned stew with Middle Eastern elements. The heat mild spicy heat and the aromatic baharat seasoning leaves a tingle on the tongue. It is difficult to explain the delicious and complex flavours -- you'll love it. The addition of seasonal root vegetables make it a great option for lunch or dinner. Get the recipe here.
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Deviled Chicken Dinner
A medium spicy chicken stew that is inexpensive, easy to prepare, and has minimal cleanup. Serve with rice and warm corn tortillas for a complete and warming winter meal. This recipe has the healthy and authentic flavours of Mexican cuisine. Get the recipe here.
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Korean Spicy Beef Soup (Yukaejang) Recipe
Naomi Imatome-Yun, Korean Food Expert, shares this authentic recipe that "warms you from your lips to your toes." Sounds perfect on a chilly day! Click here to get the recipe.Continue to 5 of 21 below.
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Spicy Mexican "Charro" Beans with Longaniza Sausage
In my book there is nothing quite like a bowl of beans to warm me right up. This is one of my favourite recipes that can easily be adjusted with whatever ingredients that you have in your refrigerator. The stew has a mild to medium spicy heat. Get the recipe here.
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Freda Muyambo, African Cuisine Expert, share her recipe for this aromatic and exotic chicken stew from Ethiopia. The heat is medium spicy and you can get her exotic recipe here.
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Red Chicken Pozole
A list of great soup and stew recipes would not be complete without Mexican pozole. The chile based broth is simmered with chicken and topped with fresh radishes, lettuce, salsa and anything else you'd like. It's heat is mild spicy, but you can bump up the heat with additional chiles or toppings. Click here to get the recipe.
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Burmese Pumpkin, Beef, and Potato Curry
If you love curry and pumpkin you're going to love this stew recipe from Myanmar. The ingredients list is short and so is the preparation time. This is a mild spicy curry, and you can click here to get the recipe.Continue to 9 of 21 below.
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Easy Miso Udon Soup with Chili Flakes
A Japanese classic made in about 15 minutes. The soup is made spicy by adding as much or little chile flakes as desired. Get the recipe here.
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Thai Seafood Soup (Tom Yum Talay)
Thai cuisine is among the reigning spicy foods of the world. This delectable seafood soup by Darlene Schmidt, Thai Food Expert, is a must try. The heat is medium spicy and the recipe can be found here.
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Spicy Green Lentils with Bacon and Vegetables
Lentils are a powerhouse of nutrition and very friendly to your wallet. In this mild spicy recipe we've added a couple of vegetables and some chilies to create a healthy meal that neither cost too much or takes too long to prepare. Get the recipe here.
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Cayenne Spiced Chili Con Carne
Often thought of as a Mexican recipe, this dish is in fact from Tex-Mex cuisine. Regardless, it tastes great with tortillas or warm cornbread. One fantastic thing about this dish is that the spiciness may be adjust to your personal taste. The recipe can be found here.Continue to 13 of 21 below.
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Spicy Chicken Soup With Vegetables
Don't have time to cook soup? Throw the ingredients in a crockpot to create this healthy chicken and vegetable soup by Diana Rattray, Southern Food Expert. Find the recipe here.
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Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup: Pho Ga
If you've never eaten Vietnamese cuisine you are seriously missing out. Pho ga or chicken soup is a great introductory dish into the amazing flavours of Vietnamese cuisine. The soup is mild spicy but can be made as hot as you like. Get the recipe here.
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Pintos, Smoky Sausage and Chard Stew Spiced with A Habanero Pepper
Another bean based stew that is a favourite in our home. The hearty ingredients include beans, smoky sausage, healthy chard, and fiery habanero chilies. The heat is medium-high spicy and the recipe may be printed here.Continue to 17 of 21 below.
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Chicken Stewed in Tomatillo-Chilaca Salsa and Served with Turmeric-Oregano Rice
This hearty and spicy stewed chicken will help keep you warm all winter long. Loaded with healthy ingredients and easy to prepare. Don't miss this recipe! (With vegan/vegetarian option)
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Spicy Corn Chowder: Ready in a Jiffy!
An easy to prepare dairy-free corn chowder that can be made vegan or vegetarian when pieces of crumbly cheese are used as a topping. Get the recipe here.
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Czech Beef Goulash with Vegetables and Cayenne Pepper
A spicy spin on the traditional Czech goulash, this hearty stew will get you through the harsh cold days of winter. Get the recipe here.
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Peppery Chicken Soup with Vegetables and Chickpeas
Dinner doesn't have to be a huge project, this uncomplicated chicken and vegetable soup is loaded with good for you ingredients and it's super easy to prepare. You'll find the recipe here.Continue to 21 of 21 below.
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Austrian Potato Soup with Bacon and Cayenne
This Austrian potato goulash soup is a great way of changing up your normal potato soup recipe. You'll love the creamy potatoes, smoky bacon and spicy tones of cayenne pepper. This super easy recipe can be found here.