Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa

Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef

A delicious tender (and spicy) beef dish conveniently prepared in the slow cooker. And only 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving! [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork

Healthy Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork

An easy, delicious, leaner version of Asian-inspired classic that simmers in a slow cooker all day while you are at work or away on a busy weekend day. 8 Weight Watchers PointsPlus for the pork. Serve over rice. [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Easy Indian Food: Slow cooker chicken tikka masala

Chicken Tikka Masala is a classic Indian dish, and this slow cooker version is a healthy and tasty way to cook it at home, without too much work. [Read more…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

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…]

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 […]

Jerk Chicken

Only a Jerk (or Possibly a Wimp) Would Hate This Jerk Chicken

Jeff’s fabulous super spicy and super easy grilled jerked chicken. Only 2 Weight Watchers points per serving! [Read more…]

Garlic Grilled Lamb Chops

Great Garlic Grilled Lamb Chops from the Neelys

A tasty and easy garlic grilled lamb chops recipe from Food Network’s Neely family. Great for Easter or any other grilling occasion. 4 PointsPlus per chop. [Read more…]

Grilled Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

Spicy Grilled Chipotle Shrimp Tacos: Awesomeness in a Tortilla

Great grilled spicy chipotle shrimp, which is not only perfect on a taco, but also healthy! Only 5-6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus. Perfect for Summer! [Read more…]

The stage at Robert's Western World--That's Johnny Cash's bass player on the right!

Dining on Broadway in Downtown Nashville

A journey up and down Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee, as we visit some of the most famous historical honky-tonks, bars, and restaurants, including Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Merchant’s Restaurant and Bar, Robert’s Western World, and Rippy’s Smokin’ Bar and Grill. [Read more…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

Slowcooker Rosemary Cashew Chicken

Slow Cooker Rosemary Cashew Chicken

An easy delicious hearty chicken dish that slowcooks all day while you are gone. 8 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 8g of carbohydrates. [Read more…]

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…]

maryland crab soup

Classic Maryland Crab Soup

This simple, subtle, yet hearty soup is quick to make, and is super healthy at just 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 10g of carbohydrates, per serving. Pair it with a side salad and thick slide of crusty bread. [Read more…]

Nova Lox and Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled Eggs With Nova Lox

Packed with flavor, high in protein, low in carbs. This dish is a great way to start your morning. Just 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus and 9 grams of carbohydrates per serving. [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…]

Sunomono

Easy Sides: Sunomono – Japanese Cucumber Salad

Sunomono: A quick, easy, healthy and cool sounding Japanese cucumber salad that will give you a break from stir fry vegetables or iceberg lettuce in preparing your Asian (or Asian-fusion) side dishes. 1 WeightWatchers PointPlus, and 4g of carbohydrates, per serving. [Read more…]