Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Minestrone with Spicy Sausage

Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup with Spicy Italian Sausage

Great crockpot minestrone soup, with spicy turkey Italian sausage as our secret ingredient! Terrific flavors, and yet still quite healthy! 8 PointsPlus per serving. [Read more…]

Lighter Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese

A Lightened-Up Version of Paula Deen’s Creamy Mac & Cheese

With a few simple substitutions, I made this excellent kid-approved comfort dish much healthier — only 4 Points! [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Chicken Vindaloo

Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken Vindaloo — Soooo much better than it looks!

If you read The Taste Place regularly, you know we love spicy food.  One of our favorite cuisines that regularly features a bit of spice is Indian.  We both enjoy Indian restaurants, but our experience making Indian food at home has been a bit mixed.  We’ve used Trader Joe’s Curry and Masala Simmer Sauces with […]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

Grilled Lemon and Parmesan Broccoli

Grilled Lemon and Parmesan Broccoli: Healthy Meets Tasty Again!

This grilled lemon and parmesan broccoli is simple, tasty, and healthy! Only 3 PointsPlus and 7 grams of total carbs (7 diabetes carbs / 5 net carbs) per serving. [Read more…]

Jeff's Tri-Tip

Try This Tri-Tip

Jeff’s excellent smoked trip-tip recipe is always a huge hit with our family and with our guests. We have yet to find anyone else who makes it this good — even the pros. [Read more…]

Basting the turkey with the "Super Smoking Sauce"

Smoking Meat–It’s Time You Tried It Yourself

An introduction into how and why you should start smoking your own meats at home. [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…]

sriracha chicken skewers

Sriracha Chicken Skewers — party in your mouth!

A super tasty recipe for healthy grilled chicken skewers using the hippest condiment on the market today–Sriracha! Spicy, but manageable for all but the most sensitive tongues. 8 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving, 26 grams of carbohydrates, and packed with protein. [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 […]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

Miso Glazed Scallops

Quick, Healthy & Tasty Miso-Glazed Scallops with Soba Noodles

Recipe for a tasty, healthy, miso-flavored scallops dish served over soba noodles. 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 8 grams of carbohydrates, per serving. [Read more…]

Sourdough Parmesan Artichoke Stuffing

Sunset’s Sourdough Parmesan Artichoke Stuffing — Not Your Momma’s Turkey Dressing!

An awesome non-traditional take on stuffing/dressing that uses sourdough bread, artichoke hearts, parmesan cheese, and mushrooms. 5 PointsPlus, and 26g of carbohydrates, per serving. [Read more…]

cheater blueberry danish

Super Easy Cheater Blueberry Danish

This recipe is super quick and easy, uses just four ingredients, light on the waist, yet tastes positively fattening. Only 7 PointsPlus, and 29g of carbohydrates, per danish! [Read more…]

Shrimp and Summer Vegetable Linguine

Easy Healthy Shrimp and Summer Vegetable Linguine

This quick and easy one-skillet meal is packed with shrimp and fresh crisp summer vegetables. Only 8 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 45g carbohydrates, per serving! Perfect for a hectic work night dinner. [Read more…]

Mango Habanero Salsa

Mango Habanero Salsa — Maybe Too Hot for You…

A very colorful, very tasty, and very spicy Mango Habanero Salsa recipe that is excellent as a condiment with grilled fish or as a snack with chips! [Read more…]

vermouth mushroom pork chops

Healthy Vermouth & Mushroom Pork Chops

Easy, delicious, healthy weeknight meal. Only 4 Weight Watchers points, and 5 grams of carbohydrates. [Read more…]