Category Archives: Appetizers, Snacks, Soups & Stews

Recipes developed by Death Defying Diet that are appetizers, snacks, soups & stews.

Autumn Moroccan Beef Stew

Autumn Moroccan Beef Stew

With the first days of Autumn upon us, languid Summer heat is fading into chilly breezes, blankets of fog, and trees full of fire. Inclement Fall weather always brings out the inner rebel in me who refuses to allow the last days of summer to end, fervently wearing flip-flops and capris until my teeth chatterContinue Reading

Allergy-friendly Seasame and Flax Seed “Pad Thai” Bars

Allergy-friendly Seasame and Flax Seed “Pad Thai” Bars

HOLY SIRACHA, BATMAN! Forget every other kind of snack bar. If you like spicy, you need these. NOW. These bars evolved from taking our savory toasted flax and sesame seed bars, spreading sunflower butter on them, and topping with a few dabs of siracha sauce. Rather than do that every time, I concluded that bakingContinue Reading

(Collard) Green Leaf Chicken Rolls

(Collard) Green Leaf Chicken Rolls

So, I lied. I said that I wasn’t an avid pinner on Pinterest. In the last few weeks, that has changed. I’ve been pinning things left and right, mostly teaching ideas, funny cat pictures, and things I’d make if I could crochet. A few weeks ago, I saw an explosion on my Pinterest wall ofContinue Reading

“Oatmeal Raisin Cookie” Sesame, Flax, and Chia Seed Bars

“Oatmeal Raisin Cookie” Sesame, Flax, and Chia Seed Bars

Wow! After finally having some success in making a minimal ingredient, healthy snack bar that was allergy-friendly (to me), I was definitely inspired to continue this creative snack journey and bake up something to satisfy the paleo sweet tooth. Anyone who’s cut refined sugar out of their diet, or is in the process of doingContinue Reading

Savory Toasted Sesame-Flax Seed Snack Bars

Savory Toasted Sesame-Flax Seed Snack Bars

I was issued a challenge by a friend of mine during the spring of this year. She wanted me to make healthy snack bars that could be made for much cheaper than the Sweet Seeds bars that she tasted in Canada. I accepted the challenge, though it would be a little while before I couldContinue Reading

Delicious Slow Cooker Paleo Gumbo with Okra as a Thickener

Delicious Slow Cooker Paleo Gumbo with Okra as a Thickener

I love Cajun cooking. Love it. I miss living along the Gulf coast of Mississippi simply for the fact that I pine for the food terribly. Gumbo. Jamabalaya. Po’ Boys. Boiled Mud Bugs. Red beans and rice. Dirty rice. Crawfish Étouffée. Cornmeal Crusted Chicken. Savory Cajun Shrimp and Grits. Yummy. (Am I making you hungry,Continue Reading

Cherry-Berry Chia Jam

Cherry-Berry Chia Jam

This has been a week of playing catch-up with our new website. There were a few links on the “Basics 101″ page that directed folks back to the old one that I corrected yesterday. So if anyone was searching through that, you should have no trouble pulling up the information that you need. I don’tContinue Reading

Allergy-friendly Eggplant, Zucchini, and Yellow Squash Baba Ganouj Done in the Oven

Allergy-friendly Eggplant, Zucchini, and Yellow Squash Baba Ganouj Done in the Oven

Happy Fourth of July! Many of you are planning to attend cook-outs and Independence day parties. I would like to give our readers a chance to serve a healthy, savory, crowd-pleasing appetizer. It’s pretty easy to make and one of our favorite recipes. The weekend after the Hubster’s birthday, we went to Washington D.C. forContinue Reading

Hubster’s Garam Masala Spiced Chicken Sliders with Zuchinni Pancakes

Hubster’s Garam Masala Spiced Chicken Sliders with Zuchinni Pancakes

The Hubster and I love ground chicken. It’s lean, mostly easy to prepare, and absolutely scrumptious when paired with the right spices. One night, I was recovering from an especially bad migraine due to a bad storm rolling through. So dinner fell upon the Hubster to create and prepare. He decided to whip up someContinue Reading

Spanish Split Pea Soup

Spanish Split Pea Soup

Fair warning: If you’re strict about following a Paleolithic Diet, this recipe is probably not for you! As I’ve stated before many a times, we follow a paleo-conscious lifestyle, teetering between paleo and whole-foods approaches. This path is achieved by cutting a large portion of the paleo no-no’s from our daily food intake. Carbs, grains/gluten,Continue Reading