Slow Cooker Recipes

slow cooker chicken chili

Slow Cooker Chicken, Sausage & White Bean Chili

An incredibly yummy chicken, sausage, and white bean chili conveniently made in the slow cooker. [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew

Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew: Taking a stab at one of my favorite Carolina dishes

A lean tasty version of one of my favorite Smoky Mountain discoveries, conveniently made in a slow cooker. Only 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus! [Read more…]

crockpot jerk pork

Crockpot Jerked Pork — Ridiculously Easy, Tasty, and Lean

A super easy, super tasty, healthy Jamaican-style jerk pulled pork loin roast–with a store bought jerk rub and a crock pot, you’ll have a great dinner with almost no work at all! Just 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving. [Read more…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

Cowboy Way

The Cowboy Way Bar-B-Que in Palm Springs

The Cowboy Way BBQ is a great restaurant in Palm Springs that we first discovered at the bbq competition at the Stagecoach Festival. Unbelievably good brisket chili and chili mac, but the pulled pork and brisket is pretty excellent, too! [Read more…]

Peppers

Roasting Jalapenos: Firing up your Fiery Peppers

An awesome friend recently gifted me some roasted Hatch Chile Peppers, which we used (twice) in an awesome New Mexico Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas recipe that was both tasty and healthy.  Unfortunately, we then ran out of the roasted Hatch Chiles, which are really only available once a year (the story of which is written […]

grilled mustard brussels sprouts

Everything Is Better Grilled! — Grilled Crispy Mustard Brussels Sprouts

This easy tangy grilled version of brussels sprouts is now one of our favorite side dishes, and the main way we eat them in the Greene house. Give these brussels sprouts a try this summer! Only 3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus. [Read more…]

grilled jerk chicken wings

Grilled Jerk Chicken Wings in Foil Packets — An Easy Appetizer With a Kick!

These Jerk Chicken Wings grilled in a foil packet are a ridiculously easy, spicy appetizer for camping, tailgating, or a party, with no clean-up! And at 1.75 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per piece (or 3.5 PointPlus for a full wing), even your healthy-minded friends can partake! [Read more…]

Dillsboro Smokehouse

Sampling Carolina style BBQ at the Dillsboro Smokehouse

Our review of the Dillsboro Smokehouse, located in an adorable historic North Carolina town located at the base of the Smoky Mountains. [Read more…]

A side of Spicy BBQ Beans where they are happiest--on a plate with smoked beef brisket, cole slaw, and a hunk of bread, next to a roaring campfire!

Spicy (sorta) BBQ (kinda) Beans!

BBQ Beans are a classic side for smoked or barbecued meats, along with cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, watermelon, and corn bread. These easy Texas-style spicy bbq beans aren’t really all that spicy, but they are tasty! [Read more…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

Shirataki Noodles

Almost-No-Carb Shirataki Noodles

At less than 1g to 3g of carbs per serving, this Japanese noodle is an excellent pasta alternative for those who need a low-carb or gluten-free diet. Shirtaki noodles became a Godsend to me after receiving my critical extreme diabetes diagnoses 13 months ago. They are now a regular part of our menu. [Read more…]

Thai Peanut Salad

Thai Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

A delicious easy salad with a wonderful spicy peanut dressing. Only 3 Weight Watchers points, and 18.4 carbohydrates! [Read more…]

ginger lemongrass chicken

Recipe Makeover: A Lighter Version of RGB’s Grilled Ginger Lemongrass Chicken

We skinnied down this fabulous quick and easy Vietnamese chicken recipe from the Rustic Garden Bistro to just 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus and 10g carbohydrates per serving. [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Thai Pork over Rice

Slow Cooker Spicy Thai Pork

This delicious lean Asian-inspired pork stew is conveniently prepared in a slow cooker. 11 Weight Watchers PointsPlus (including rice). 12g carbohydrates (excluding rice). [Read more…]

penne sausage bake

Baked, Cheesy, Healthy Penne Sausage Bake

Yummy cheesy meaty baked goodness. Yet healthy at 8 PointsPlus, and 38g of carbohydrates, per serving! [Read more…]

classic bolognese sauce

Hearty Healthy Make-Ahead Bolognese Meat Sauce

This sauce makes a ton, freezes and reheats well, and is a great dish to make ahead for a dinner party, or to keep warm in a crockpot for a potluck. Only 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 15g of carbohydrates, per serving. [Read more…]