Slow Cooker Recipes

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 […]

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

A delicious easy healthy chili packed with ground turkey, beans and fresh veggies — conveniently prepared in a slow cooker. Perfect for a busy work day or game day. Only 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving! [Read more…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

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…]

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 […]

Cowboy Way

The Cowboy Way Bar-B-Que in Palm Springs

The Cowboy Way BBQ is a great restaurant in Palm Springs that we first discovered at the bbq competition at the Stagecoach Festival. Unbelievably good brisket chili and chili mac, but the pulled pork and brisket is pretty excellent, too! [Read more…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

Pescado Veracruz

Pescado Veracruz — Fish From the Extremely Deep South!

A saucy, spicy (though not necessarily picante) fish dish, that brings out the great flavors and colors of Mexican cuisine. Only 10 WeightWatchers PointsPlus, and 19.4 carbs, per serving. [Read more…]

cheesy ham noodle bake

Easy, Cheesy, Creamy Ham and Pasta Bake

This easy cheesy creamy pasta bake is an excellent way to use up leftover ham, and a total kid favorite. Only 10 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 28g of 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…]

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…]

Grilled Italian Turkey Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

Grilled Sausage-Stuffed Zucchini — A Delicious End of Summer Meal or Side Dish

We give this healthy tasty grilled stuffed zucchini recipe from Our Best Bites a big thumbs up! [Read more…]

Texas Ranch Style Stew

Texas Ranch Style Stew: Quick, Easy & Kid-Friendly

A tasty kid-approved quick easy and inexpensive weeknight meal that is only 7 Weight Watchers PointPlus, and 37 grams of carbohydrates! [Read more…]