Slow Cooker Recipes

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…]

slowcooker sausage red beans rice soup

Slow Cooker Sausage, Red Beans, and Rice Soup

It might be the middle of summer, but I love a good soup any time of the year. This dish is so easy, just toss everything into the crockpot before work, plug it in, and go. Just 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving! [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

Cooking with foil in Anza Borrego

Fun with Foil on the Fire

Foil wrapped veggies and potatoes make for healthy and easy camp food with little or no cleanup! [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…]

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…]

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…]

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 […]

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…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

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…]

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…]

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…]

Easy Chilled Spinach Dip

Easy Make-Ahead Chilled Spinach Dip

Some recipes are so simple, yet are always a hit at potlucks, parties, and picnics. This longtime traditional spinach dip is one of those. 5 carbs and 3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving. [Read more…]

Thai Green Beans

Easy Sides: Thai green beans in peanut sauce

An excellent vegetable to accompany any Asian-marinated meat. And yes, smothered in peanut sauce, yet only 4 PointsPlus, and 14g of carbohydrates! [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…]