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The whole idea for The Chilli Pad came about one afternoon when I realised just how obsessed I was with spicy food and from doing my research in preparation for this blog, I learned I wasn’t alone.

In England there are a growing number of spicy food restaurants, chilli shops and producers. The number of annual chilli festivals has increased dramatically.

This blog features recipes, reviews, events and more. I’m also looking for feedback on the blog so I can make it more interesting for you.

I aim to post at least once a week (usually Saturday morning).

13615081_10154044065183705_2715600925098823693_nAbout me

Hi, I’m Megan. I’m a magazine journalist and live in Berkshire with my partner. If you haven’t guessed it I LOVE spicy food.

How long have I loved spicy food?

Despite being British, a plain roast has never really appealed to me on its own and I’ve always needed some sort of sauce to accompany my meals. Sometime in the 90’s, whilst at a car boot sale, I got really peckish so my dad brought me a burger. I decided to try this red bottle at the end of the counter and from that day forward I’ve always had a bottle of hot sauce in my cupboards.

Worst spicy food moment?

Whilst on holiday in Tunisia, I challenged our tour guide to a ‘chilli-off’. We both tried their traditional chilli paste to see how much we could eat. In the end we drew, however, I then went out into the 42C heat and ended up spending the rest of the trip collapsed in the shade with a  bottle of water.

Life saver

Whilst at university I was very strapped for cash and had to rely on ready meals and tins. The cardboard taste made me dread meal time but luckily I had a constant supply of Tabasco sauce to smother it in which kept me going. After a little while I gradually got more and more into cooking and although Tabasco sauce is always kept close to hand, I’ve never looked back on processed food.

Contact me at chapple_56@hotmail.co.uk

The Spicy Scale

Mild
A bit tangy
Glass of water needed
Burn your mouth
Call the Fire Brigade

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi there

    I’m founder of http://www.walkedthru.com – which is actually a blog community.

    We’re currently recruiting bloggers, of all subjects and professions to contribute

    We think your blog, The Chilli Pad, is great and exactly what we’re looking for.
    It is fun, helpful, focussed, informative and your writing style and images are just great.

    We feel our foodie readers and alcohol enthusiasts would really love and learn a lot about Spices and hot food from your blog.

    We also feel that your blog would be a great addition to our other food Walkers.

    So with that we would love to bring you into the WalkedThru community!

    When we add blogs we ask that you send us a blog profile picture and a quick summary, so that we can introduce you to our viewers.
    Also we ask that our Walkers put our logo on their website, so that we offer some continuity to our users.

    So if we were to proceed and you would like us to display your blog on our WalkedThru community, how would you like us to list your blog?
    We would like to be as specific as possible, so what do you think is the most appropriate title?
    WalkedThru Spices we feel is simple but perfect.

    We’re enthusiastic about you being part of our WalkedThru Community, and look forward to hearing from you soon!

    Regards
    Luke ‘SkyWalker’ Connelly
    luke.connelly@hotmail.co.uk
    http://www.walkedthru.com

  2. MamaD1xx4xy says:

    I love spicy food too! Our fridge is full of all kinds of hot sauces. Luckily our kids do pretty well with spicy too, though we have to add extra heat to our dishes after we give them their plates.

    1. meganchapple says:

      Thanks for taking a look at my blog. Everyone who lives with me has to be able to tolerate some level of spice otherwise it’s just not going to work

  3. Hi there! I nominated your blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger award. Well deserved! Here’s the link to my post. Feel free to check it out and repost.
    http://alygarlichands.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

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