All posts tagged: the chilli geeks

The Chilli Geek Challenge

The Challenge OK so if you follow me on social media, you’ll know that 1) The Chilli Geeks are my best friends in the whole wide web and 2) they recently sent me a box of chilli swag to get creative with. I thought it’d be more fun to inflict super-hot chilli creativity on my very brave boyfriend than to do it myself,  and when I say fun I mean hilarious. So, starting with the coolest to the hottest, here are the 3 rounds of Jack’s Chilli Geek Challenge. Round 1 Hot-Headz Satan’s Spawn Gummy Bears What the Geeks said: Do not be fooled, these little buggers have a kick. Medium hot burn that builds. What Jack says: The difference with these gummy bears compared to our old favourite Haribo is that they provide much more than a sweet treat. The heat creeps up on you but in a good way that leaves you wanting more… Get your gummy bears for £3.99 Round 2 Melliculus Popping Candy What the Geeks say: The green one – mild, totally safe …

Chilli Chicken Soup

It’s cold season, people are coughing and sniffling in office blocks nationwide. It’s gross. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been victim to the pathetic symptoms of the common cold and attempting to self cure with ginger tea and hot honey and lemon; which by the way are both awesome things to be drinking when you’re all bunged up. Despite many attempts by The Chilli Geeks, I will not be coerced into drinking shots of chilli – but I knew I had to get the hot stuff down me somehow because its a world renowned cold-curer.  Another classic home comfort for those burdened with the lurgy is chicken soup, so what better way to give my immune system a boost than turn chicken soup into a bowl of fire? Try this at home if you’re not afraid to let your mouth burn a little – or reduce the chilli content, it’s totally your call. PS – This recipe is Slow Carb Diet friendly. Serves 2 100g leftover roast chicken 80g shelled edamame beans 4 …

The Slow Carb Diet: Here Goes!

Recently, my best friends in the blogging world (The Chilli Geeks) sent me their favourite book, The 4 Hour Chef by Timothy Ferriss. I read it, I loved it, and I couldn’t wait to dive deeper into the wonderful world of Ferriss – so I was pretty psyched when a friend at work lent me his copy of The 4 Hour Body. I’d mentioned I wanted to read it because in 4HC, Tim Ferriss’s diet invention, “slow carbing”, is referenced several times but not fully divulged. In 4HB there are two whole chapters on it, so last week I read them as fast as my little eyes could muster and decidedly pledged allegiance to the slow carb diet. Why I’m slow carbing Eating well is my goal and has been for some time, but binge eating has always been my biggest vice. I take midnight snacking to a whole new level, which is why I’m not quite in the healthy weight zone. The slow carb diet allows you to give in to your bingeing instinct once …