Monthly Archives: April 2014

Sea Scallops, Mint Mustard “Butter,” and Lemon Fluffed Yams

Sea Scallops, Mint Mustard “Butter,” and Lemon Fluffed Yams

Not long ago, the Hubster and I had a marvelous date night at a tapas restaurant. One of the little meals that we chose was a fist-sized sea scallop served over top of starches in a delicious flavor combo. The experience lingered with us so much that we were inspired to try to create ourContinue Reading

Mint-Mustard “Butter”

Mint-Mustard “Butter”

This is the secret ingredient part deux of our three-piece dish that we’re releasing tomorrow! Mint-Mustard “Butter” – where the dairy is substituted with coconut oil. Surprisingly enough, coconut oil has a luxurious taste, much like butter does, and many may find it an acceptable replacement for butter. Since coconut oil is a palm oil,Continue Reading

Lemon Fluffed Yams

Lemon Fluffed Yams

Here is a perfect side-dish recipe from one of our earliest experiments in the kitchen, updated with a recipe card. A little bit of savory, a little bit of sweet, these mashed yams are sure to melt in your mouth. We enjoyed them with Lemon-Thyme Cast-Iron Chicken and a spinach salad the first time thatContinue Reading

Marinaded Cast-Iron Flank Steak

Marinaded Cast-Iron Flank Steak

Death Defying Diet has a brand new look to commemorate the transfer to our own domain deathdefyingdiet.com! Even though most of the site is up and running, please be patient with us as we go through the site and correct our links as well as any other issues from the move. Don’t forget to bookContinue Reading

Paleo Roasted Pineapple

Paleo Roasted Pineapple

One of my goals in switching to a more paleo-conscious and whole-foods friendly life style was to calm down my body’s overactive immune system. Since my body did not recognize proteins in certain foods, especially peanuts, nuts and gluten, it was in a constant state of irritation and inflammation. This spiraled into more food allergiesContinue Reading

Redrum Beets

Redrum Beets

I loooove me some smoked brisket; so does the Hubster. When his brother invited us both to dinner at his house, we could turn down neither the great company or the delicious food. Our responsibility was to cook a side dish to contribute to the evening’s festivities. Once we found out what the meat partContinue Reading

Stocking Our Paleo/Whole-Foods Pantry

Stocking Our Paleo/Whole-Foods Pantry

When The Hubster and I decided to change our eating habits to fit a lifestyle healthier for our bodies, the kitchen became a strange and foreign place. No longer could we reach for items such as white sugar, brown sugar, milk, all-purpose flour, and butter; we had to find acceptable, healthier substitutes. Initially, the processContinue Reading

Spicy Salmon Cakes with Salsa

Spicy Salmon Cakes with Salsa

A food challenge was issued and met — to devise a paleo-conscious salmon cake. Fish, crustaceans, and molluscs, oh my! Fish and Seafood are tricksy things in our household, which made it even more of a face-off. Who would win? The Dorky Missus or the Hubster’s aversion to cooked salmon? Readers may have noticed aContinue Reading

Kitties and Bits

Kitties and Bits

As some of you may remember, The Hubster and I went on a hiatus towards the end of January when we very abruptly lost one of our fur-babies. Anyone who has an animal knows how they become members of the family, each one complete with its own personality and idiosyncracies. Losing Felix was very hardContinue Reading

Cast-Iron Dijon Chicken: Dedicated to The Hubster

Cast-Iron Dijon Chicken: Dedicated to The Hubster

This Winter was rough, and Spring has been only slightly better. I would go as far as to say that 2014 has dashed off to a bumpy start. During the ice and snow storms this year, the copious amounts of snow and ice falling made me believe that thawing out will take years rather thanContinue Reading