Category Archives: Desserts

Slow Cooker Poached Pears with Mead

Slow Cooker Poached Pears with Mead

It’s almost the end of the school year, and for some people, they’re about ready to tear out tuffs of hair while they count down the days. Hahaha, seriously, don’t do that. Instead, moderate the amount of alcohol you consume and take a moment to stop and savor the sweetness of life. These slow-cooker pearsContinue 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

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

Strawberry Birthday Sorbet

Strawberry Birthday Sorbet

Happy birthday to me! Feels like every other day, though. Seriously, I even forgot that it was my birthday until I started getting my first well-wishes on the phone. Then I was like, “Oh duh, Julie. You forgot your birthday? Seriously?” Then, realizing that I forgot it made me feel old. Boo. The Hubster andContinue Reading

The Great Pumpkin Pudding Pie

The Great Pumpkin Pudding Pie

Death Defying Diet now has a Facebook page! When I post new recipes here, they automatically get posted into the news feed, which is awesome. For blog followers who have Facebook, all you have to do is click on the square box with an F in it on the right side of this page, whichContinue Reading

Jesus H. Pumpkin Custard!

Jesus H. Pumpkin Custard!

I’ve been reading the book Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Hence the title; Claire aficionados will get the reference. At any rate, that is exactly what I exclaimed when I took my first bite of this delicious dessert! The Hubster has been craving something sweet as of late. My experimentations with the Paleo diet have onlyContinue Reading