Giving Up: You Win, Hot Peppers

I’m supposed to be avoiding hot peppers (including chili flakes and chili powder and hot sauces) but…


I’ve done a lot of elimination diets over the years. This is the first time one has bested me. Gluten. Sugar. Dairy. Alcohol. Now tomatoes and all other nightshades.

More posts on hot pepper dismay:
A life without hot peppers? How will I survive?
Avoiding nightshades = culinary misery

It hasn’t even been two weeks. But if hot peppers are partly to blame for my sinus headaches, I’ll take the sinus headaches.

I can’t live like this for another moment. I gave in and added a little Cholula to some soup the other night and it felt like I hadn’t tasted real food in weeks.

You win, hot sauce. I’ll accept this defeat gracefully. Or shall I say… Tastefully?

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