Monthly Archives: February 2014

Paleo Beef Barbacoa

Paleo Beef Barbacoa

Not too long ago, the Hubster and I had some friends over for a dinner that’s been a year in the making. Since this was such a special occasion, we decided to go all out! We made a delicious dinner with paleo-friendly drinks and a yummy dessert! My friend had requested that we make beefContinue Reading

Gluten-free & MSG-free Blackening Seasoning

Gluten-free & MSG-free Blackening Seasoning

I love blackening seasoning. Not only does this mix add heat and flavor to your dish, it is MSG and Gluten-free–provided your spices are bought from a high quality spice merchant, organic, or from a local farmer/vendor where this can be verified. Make your own seasoning blend rather than buying it at the grocery store.Continue Reading

Sweet Cherry Soufflé with Dark Chocolate

Sweet Cherry Soufflé with Dark Chocolate

For Valentine’s Day, the Hubster requested my Paleo Cassoulet for dinner. I was able to make it in the new cast-iron Dutch Oven that he gave me for Christmas last year. Let me tell you; cooking it in cast-iron really amps up the flavor! However, due to the size of the cast iron being smaller,Continue Reading

Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers with a Kick served over top of Chipotle Mushrooms with Green Beans

Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers with a Kick served over top of Chipotle Mushrooms with Green Beans

It’s Valentine’s Day! I’m bucking the trend of food bloggers everywhere and posting a recipe that is decidedly un-Valentines-like. The reasoning is, what most people want their significant others to have is a long and healthy life. So instead of chocolate-y, fattening, indulgent ingredients that may or may not contain hidden additives, I’m providing health-mindedContinue Reading

Unexpected Grief

Unexpected Grief

Death Defying Diet is on a short hiatus for the moment. We will be back soon enough, when experimenting in the kitchen helps us to feel normal again. The Hubster and I lost our beautiful cat Felix quite unexpectedly. He had a brain tumor or cancer. This has been hard to process as Felix wasContinue Reading