Slow Cooker Recipes

Easy Black Bean Chili

Easy Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili

A delicious, thick beef and black bean chili that can be conveniently prepared in a slow cooker. Only 8 Weight Watchers PointsPlus! [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…]

Creamy Mac & Cheese

Hit-of-the-Party Creamy Mac and Cheese

Simply the easiest mac and cheese out there. Super creamy and mouth-watering, yet easily prepared in a slow cooker. Alway a party hit! [Read more…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

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…]

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…]

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…]

artichokes

Artichokes Two Ways, in Order of Increasing Awesomeness–Boiled to Grilled

How to turn artichokes from a thorny, hard, bitter thistle into a yummy boiled or marinated and grilled appetizer! A favorite of our kids. [Read more…]

Bourbon Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Pork Tenderloin in Spiced Bourbon Sauce

A wonderful bourbon-based marinade for grilling one of my favorite and most tender cuts of meat–pork tenderloin! Only 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving! [Read more…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

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…]

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Simple Quick Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These tasty basic Asian chicken lettuce wraps are quick to prepare, and are perfect for a hot weather weeknight dinner. At 10g of carbs, 16g of protein, and 8 grams of fat per serving, these wraps make for a particularly healthy dish (5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus). [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…]

Thai Cucumber Salad

Ridiculously Tasty Thai Cucumber Salad with Peanuts

This easy and tasty Thai Cucumber Salad with red onion, peanuts, and chiles is a great accompaniment to an Asian meat dish. Just 16g of carbs and 5 Weight Watchers Points+ per serving. [Read more…]

Grilled Tilapia Tacos

Grilled Tilapia Fish Tacos: Easy, Cheap, Healthy, Tasty Summer Eats!

Grilled fish tacos, using tilapia, are an incredibly easy, quick, tasty, healthy, and inexpensive meal for the warmer months of the year. Only 7 Weight Watchers PointsPlus and 37 grams of carbohydrates for 2 tacos! [Read more…]

Chipotle Chicken Salad With Creamy Salsa Dressing

Easy Chipotle Chicken Salad with a Creamy Salsa Dressing

A tasty quick easy salad to throw together for a busy workday lunch, while using up leftover chicken. Only 7 Weight Watchers PointsPlus and 11g of carbohydrates per serving! [Read more…]