I love spicy food and I love my hot sauce...on everything! Come to find out Hot Sauce is actually good for you too! Consuming spicy foods purportedly speeds up your metabolism. Hot sauce not only reduces levels of hunger-causing ghrelin but also raises GLP-1, an appetite-suppressing hormone, says new research in the European Journal of Nutrition. Other scientists found that people who drank capsaicin-spiced tomato juice before each meal over 2 days ingested 16 percent fewer calories than those who drank it plain.
Peppers are one of the easiest plants to grow next to tomatoes so there is no excuse why you can't plant a few plants this Spring and make enough Hot Sauce to last until the next growing season! I have so many Kung Pao Hybrid peppers that not only am I making some hot sauce with them, I will also be making my own Defensive Pepper Spray (keep a look out on the Preparedness blog for that!)
Check out this amazing recipe to make your own hot sauce. It is ridiculously easy!