Top 5 Budget-Friendly Hot & Spicy Dishes | Hot & Spicy Day on Jan. 16th

I love to cook. Absolutely LOVE.IT. So in honor of International Hot and Spicy Foods Day on January 16th, I thought it would be fun to share with you 5 of my favorite recipes that are hot and spicy. Do not fret dolls, I have you covered. They are also very budget-friendly for after holiday cooking. You should already have nearly all or majority of these ingredients in your pantry. Here are my top 5 budget-friendly hot & spicy dishes.

Top 5 Budget-Friendly Hot & Spicy Dishes


Before we begin,  I would just like to state that none of these recipes are mine.  photos and the links all go to their respective owners. This is merely a Roundup of some of my favorite recipes.

So in honor of hot and spicy day Just in time, Here are my top five budget-friendly hot and spicy dishes that I love.

Top 5 Budget-Friendly Hot & Spicy Dishes


Spanish Roasted Potatoes with Tomato Sauce (Potatas Bravas)

I actually first had these when I was a kid,  but obviously they weren’t spicy.  fast forward to college, and they were actually made for me spicy and I have been addicted ever Since.  I love anything spicy. now and my household, my husband doesn’t like spicy as much as I do so I have had to tone it down a bit. but honestly spicier the better.

There is honestly nothing better than a delicious potato and delicious tomato song with a kick. I cannot recommend this super simple super delicious dish enough.

P.S.  Instead of using the white wine.  I have always used just malt vinegar. You don’t have white wine and don’t have it finances for it that is the way to go.But generally speaking, I think we all have a little bit of booze left over after the holidays especially if you hosted some parties.


(Not) Refried Beans

Okay, I’m not going to lie. refried beans probably one of the worst things you could eat. But honestly, I love them typing rows I love them shipping ships until there are so many ways I use refried beans that I just had to test out this recipe when I found it. it is absolutely incredible the texture is amazing it’s so super simple. The best heart is,  you literally set it and forget it. This My dolls is a slow cooker recipe page. The best kind of recipe out there.


Spaghetti Aglio, Olio, e Peperoncino

This is basically translated to spaghetti with crushed red peppers, oil, and garlic. It’s super simple very quick to me but packs a huge punch. I love super simple recipe especially when I am exhausted and just want a quick bite to eat.  this used to be a go to me when I was really struggling to get by.


 Spicy Oil-Free Mexican Hummus

Okay so most people know about it’s a basic delicious dip, that’s hard to get enough of. However, did you know that you can use it in so many other ways? I have used it as a sauce for my pasta is used in place of mayo in my table solids and my pasta salad I have also used it in place of mail as a spread on my sandwiches. it is such a versatile product but you can use it in so many ways. this spicy oil-free Mexican hummus is absolute to die for. It’s healthy, satisfying, and packs a GREAT kick!


Spicy Potato Wedges

Okay, so by now you probably figured out that I am kind of obsessed with potatoes. however, these are incredible on their own. I have had countless meals with just these potatoes since finding this recipe. I just can’t help but share them. They are absolutely delicious, crispy, and So easy to prepare. you could literally make these happen and be out the door in pretty much no time.

OK, dolls,  so happy hot and spicy day on the 16th. That was my round up of delicious spicy budget-friendly vegan recipes. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Give them a try, let me know what you think. Show the blogs I featured, some love as well! They are amazing at what they do.

Vegan Friendly Fast Food

We live in a very fast-paced Society, where we’re always on the run. There is always something going on, somewhere we need to be. When you are constantly on the Run fast-food’s sometimes your only option. So as a vegan this can be presumably very difficult. Most people assume that you won’t find vegan-friendly fast food options. I mean who would think that you can find something without animal products at McDonald’s or Taco Bell or Burger King I mean if you think about it, it’s kind of laughable, right?. WRONG.

vegan friendly fast food


That is why this will be a constantly evolving database of fast food restaurants and chains that have vegan options and just what those vegan options are. I have had the blessing of being a part of many amazing vegan groups on Facebook and other social media, thus allowing me to curate an amazing starter list of vegan-friendly fast food restaurants and what you can get there.

vegan friendly fast food

Mexican restaurants will be the easiest to order vegan through

Vegan-Friendly Fast Food – INTERNATIONAL

Fuel Bar – downtown Ottawa

Globally Local – Globally local has a grocery store, and due to a very talked about and infamous vegan “Big Mac” they now also have a fast food restaurant as well. You can find them in London Ontario.


-Lord of the Fries

Ireland: Dublin

McGinnis – has a separate menu for vegans

Moodley Manor – Batter Burgers

United Kingdom

zizzi’s – pizza and pasta

Vegan-Friendly Fast Food List (This list encompasses the majority of North America)

Moe’s Southwest

– tacos/burritos
– burrito bowl

Five Guys

– fries
– soda

Taco Bell

Taco Bell has recently come out with a vegan guide on their website as well as advertise themselves very vegan-friendly. you can switch anything out and have it served with beans and chips which are potatoes you can also ask for things Fresco style which will replace all Berry with pico De Gayo.

– veg power bowl Fresco style add potatoes
– 7 layer burrito no cheese no sour cream
– black bean burritos no Dairy add onions

Dunkin Donuts

– hashbrowns
– blueberry bagel
– they have almond milk
– Grand DD burritos hold the egg

Burger King

– hash browns
– French toast sticks
– fries
– Garden salad
– apple pie


At Chipotle you can get any of their products with sofritas instead of their needs options and that’s basically just gently fried tofu.


– baked potato plain
– apple slices
– Garden salad (ask for no cheese)
– Dressings: pomegranate vinaigrette, spicy Asian chili vinaigrette
– chips and salsa


– side salad
– apples or oranges
– veganize their wraps by removing all Dairy and meat products
– fries everywhere but U.S.
– crispy onions


– veggie Delight


– salad
– Dressing: vinaigrette, French dressing


– salad
-Dressings: vinaigrette, French
– french fries and sweet potato fries

Veggie Grill

– completely vegan

Native foods

– completely vegan

Pita Pit

– Falafel pita
– hummus pita
– baba ganoush pita


– veggie burger
– gravy
– onion rings
– dressings: raspberry vinaigrette and balsamic

Papa John’s

– the pizza crust is vegan
– garlic sauce


– veggie sandwich

Del Taco

– 8 layer veggie burrito (remove cheese and sour cream)


– vegan chili
– Teriyaki Bowl
– Buddha bowl

Mucho Burrito

Mucho Burrito is actually very similar to Taco Bell and is pretty interchangeable from what I’ve seen.


– build your own burger with a veggie patty
– fries

Pi 5

– vegan and gluten-free options

Jimmy John’s

– veggie unwich minus cheese and sauce


Qdoba has the same style as Taco Bell and Mucho Burrito and can generally be ordered from in the same fashion. I have heard that they also will make your food right in front of you which makes it a lot easier on questioning vegans.This allows you the consumer to make sure that nothing gets into your meal that shouldn’t.


– vegan cheese gluten free dough

Burrito Boyz

– bean burrito (ask for no cheese or sour cream)

Tim Hortons

– Garden side salad raspberry vinaigrette potato wedges Garden / harvest vegetable soup and rolls


– thin crust is vegan

Union Burger

– veggie burger

White Castle

– veggie slider
– sweet Thai sauce


– nachos
– “Big Mac”

Mellow Mushroom

– regular crust and Daiya cheese

Hero Burger

– Soul burger
– fries

Carl’s jr.

– fries
– hash brown nuggets
– side salad (no croutons or cheese)
– Dressings: balsamic dressing

Big Smoke Burger

– veggie burger in a lettuce wrap (there are no vegan buns)

Licks Burger

– Nature burger
– fries
– onion rings

You Need A Pita

– poutine
– pitas


– green beans
– seasoned wedges
– Corn house
– side salad
– apple turnovers

I want to always be updating this list. For all of the new vegans coming in, and all of the vegan road trips, business trips etc. we all take! Let me know in the comments, what fast food restaurants you frequent, and what you get there!