As temperatures drop, there's nothing like sitting down to a spicy meal to warm your taste buds.

I had a great trip around Southeast Asia a few years ago and have been inspired by its cuisine ever since. I love increasing my chilli intake as the weather cools. The noodle soup is my go-to for a quick and comforting meal. The lettuce wraps are great as part of a shared Asian feast, and the curried mussels are a simple and impressive meal to cook for guests. Fresh mussels are cheap and good for you, too. They are extra delicious served with roti to mop up the curry sauce.

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Beef lettuce wraps with tangy peanut sauce
Thai red curry mussels
Easy miso chicken noodle soup