Category Archives: Random Musings

Random posts, rants, musings, and ponderings over paleo, whole foods, and life in general.

Dorking Out Instagram – You can help!

Dorking Out Instagram – You can help!

Instagram is a fantastic new way to connect to others who’re living the paleo/allergy-friendly lifestyle. I’m not a big fan of online social media. Seriously. It’s not that I don’t understand the concept, it’s just that I don’t want to be glued to my phone or computer, waiting for updates. (If I become a full-timeContinue Reading

Our One Year Anniversary

Our One Year Anniversary

Wow, can you believe it? On this day, just about this time a year ago, the Hubster and I were named husband and wife. I’m having trouble believing it. It feels like we’ve known each other forever, and that we’ve been married longer. But at the same time, it seems like just yesterday that weContinue 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

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

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

Speaking Geek about Paleo: What is the “Caveman” diet?

Warning: Dorkiness ahead. Today, I’m your Gandalf. Well, no. I’m not literally Gandalf the Sparkly White. That would make me a fictional, wise, old, male wizard, which would make the Hubster really uncomfortable. However, if there’s one thing that Gandalf was good at in the Hobbit/Lord of the Rings series, it was giving advice toContinue Reading

My Hairy Adventures at Mugwort Academy

My Hairy Adventures at Mugwort Academy

Ah, another year, another resolution. Happy New Year’s, everyone. I’m not a big believer in New Year’s resolutions, unless it is something that I really can commit myself to. Health resolutions and changes are definitely something that I can support. So, this New Year’s, I’m swearing off raw jalapeƱo peppers. Maybe other raw peppers, too.Continue Reading

Happy Holidays – 2013

Happy Holidays – 2013

Christmas is almost upon us. In fact, it is Christmas Eve as I am writing, enjoying a mug of hot tea with honey. I hoped for a white Christmas as it just doesn’t seem like Yuletide without a blanket of snow covering the ground. For a brief hour or two, we had dollops of snowflakesContinue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving from the Dorky Missus (2013)

Thanksgiving is finally here, the one day of the year when we have a moment to sit down with our loved ones and reflect on all the wonderful events that have happened to us in the past year. This day of thanks has always been such a humbling holiday for me. I consider just howContinue Reading

I have a Paleo Cat…Kinda.

Note: I started working on this post on National Cat Day, but haven’t gotten around to finishing it until now. Normally, I’d have a recipe to post, but I haven’t been feeling well for quite a few days. Since the Hubster is at work, and my health is somewhat manageable, I thought that I wouldContinue Reading