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January 25, 2013

Food That Warms: 8 Recipes To Defrost You

Shutterbean

Baby it’s cold outside and I’m actually going to cry. Besides layering the gear and looking like the Michelin Man, I like to stay warm with food. Because… food. We’ve put together a list of secret ingredients that are actually proven to raise the body temperature. So when you get home from the Arctic Tundra tonight, at least you’ll know what to cook up for dins.

 

 

 

Coconut Oil /// Spiced Lentil Soup With Coconut Milk

Sprouted Kitchen

Start cooking with coconuts! Coconut oil might not be a “low fat” food, but it’s got plenty of other health benefits AND it’s been shown to increase thermogenesis (aka it’ll get you feeling toasty warm). This recipe will warm and satisfy – perfect for a ridiculous (look outside) winter day.

« Get the recipe at Sprouted Kitchen »


Sprouted Kitchen

 

 

Chili Peppers /// Spicy Chicken Meatballs

The Kitchy Kitchen

Kick up the heat with these yummy spicy meatballs. And there’s no greater winter comfort food than meatballs. Chili peppers stimulate circulation—getting you hotter, faster.

« Get the recipe at The Kitchy Kitchen »


The Kitchy Kitchen

 

 

Cinnamon  /// Apple Cinnamon Muffins


May Squared

I know what you’re thinking—what’s a muffin gonna do for me besides give me a muffin-top? Well these muffins contain cinnamon. And not only is cinnamon delicious, it’s also a great warming remedy.

« Get the recipe at May Squared »


May Squared

 

 

Onions ///  Kristan’s Salsa 

Lulu the Baker

Perfect for entertaining, this homemade salsa is easy-peezey and it’s loaded with onions that will get your temperature rising. Get your Super Bowl guests heated over nachos & salsaaaa!

« Get the recipe at Lulu the Baker »


Lulu the Baker

 

 

Honey /// Honey Truffle Grilled Cheese


The Kitchy Kitchen

Warm. Sweet. Gooey. Oozing cheeeeese. Yum. This recipe puts a spin on the mundane world of grilled cheese by adding honey and truffle salt. Just like its warm golden colour, honey will warm you up too.

« Get the recipe at The Kitchy Kitchen »


The Kitchy Kitchen

 

 

Almonds /// Spinach Salad with Strawberries 

Lulu the Baker

Who said salads were a summer dish? This salad will keep you happy and warm when it’s looking like Narnia outside your window. That’s because it’s loaded with crunchy sugared almonds—a natural heat generator.

« Get the recipe at Lulu the Baker »


Lulu the Baker

 

 

Coffee /// Coffee Chocolate Marshmallow Krispies

Shutterbean

Shutterbean warns: “PROCEED. WITH. CAUTION.” – and rightfully so. This classy taste on classic marshmallow squares will punch you in the face with goodness. Plus: coffee warms. It’s a win win.


Shutterbean

 

 

Ginger /// Orange Ginger Toddy 


Shutterbean

Ginger root works wonders for warming up on a cold day. And even better, this recipe comes in the form of a hot liquid. If that’s not enough for you, the bourbon is bound to get those cheeks rosy red.

« Get the recipe at Shutterbean »


Shutterbean

Posted by Carlene McDavid in Featured, Lifestyle
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