Slow Cooker Recipes

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 […]

slow cooker ham and bean soup

Slow Cooker Ham And Mixed Bean Soup

This is one of the first soups I ever made for my husband, and it remains a favorite of both of ours. Just like I remember Mom making, but with the added convenience of a slow cooker. Only 4 PointsPlus per serving! [Read more…]

slow cooker lasagna

Crockpot Lasagna: Summertime comfort food goodness without a hot oven — and it’s healthy!

This easy crockpot version of lasagna is perfect for hot summer nights when you want to avoid the oven. At 10 PointsPlus, splurging on this meaty cheesy goodness won’t bust your waistline. [Read more…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

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…]

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…]

Stagecoach Festival 2009

Stagecoach Festival–A Foodie thumbs up!

A review of the barbecue tasting at the 2009 Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California. [Read more…]

Atomic Buffalo Turds

Atomic Buffalo Turds — The Spicy BBQ Appetizer with the Unappetizing Name

A tasty, smoky, spicy treat that is an awesome bbq appetizer for heat-tolerant friends. Jalapenos, cream cheese, lit’l smokies and bacon! [Read more…]

BigMistaBBQ Atwater 817

We Love Bigmista’s BBQ on Valentine’s Day

Our review of the Atwater Village Farmer’s Market and Bigmista’s Barbecue. [Read more…]

spicy 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…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

shrimp chili lime soup

Spectacular Shrimp Chili Lime Tortilla Soup With Avocado

This spicy healthy soup is essentially a shrimp version of Posole, yet packs the chili lime avocado punch of our previously reviewed Mexican Chili Lime Soup. With chips, just 9 PointsPlus per serving, and 32.7 carbohydrates. [Read more…]

campfire trout

Totally Awesome Trout

Jeff’s fabulous recipe for tasty healthy grilled trout. 7 Weight Watchers PointsPlus. He catches this fresh each summer on his annual High Sierras camping trip with the guys. [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…]

Shrimp Enchiladas Verde

Easy Shrimp Enchiladas Verde

These tasty healthy enchiladas use pre-cooked and peeled shrimp, making them easy and quick enough for a busy work night. Just 7 Weight Watchers PointsPlus and 23 grams of carbs per serving. [Read more…]

bobby flay green pork chili

Bobby Flay’s Green Pork Chili

One of our favorite chilis! Tender juicy pork with flavorful roasted vegetables that pack a bit of a kick. Much like a chili verde. [Read more…]

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…]