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Cheri Patient Expert

Wellborn, Florida
While working 25 years in the corporate world, I trained for and completed 8 marathons and 3 century bicycle rides. Unfortunately, I now am limited to walking for exercise. I also am semi-retired, living in north Florida with my hubby and dog, where I write romantic suspense novels,... Full Bio
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Recipes for Recovery by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I previously posted the story of my kitchen struggles during my treatment for breast cancer and how the experience led me to write Recipes for Recovery. My doctors support ... Read on »
FRENCH ONION SOUP FOR TWO by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I love French onion soup, but most in my family don’t. I needed a smaller portion so I developed this simple recipe that yields about two bowls (1 quart). Keep in mind ... Read on »
Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The idea for this delicious and easy dish came from my author friend Susan Sweet . I modified her recipe a bit by adding vegetables, but that’s an option. Her recipe calls ... Read on »
PINEAPPLE ANGEL FOOD CAKE by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Pineapple Angel Food Cake             This recipe is not original. I picked it up years ago at a Weight Watcher’s® Meeting in Atlanta. It’s ... Read on »
SOUTHWESTERN BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Butternut squash has vitamin A, vitamin C and beta-carotene . It is a good source of vitamin B6, potassium, manganese, and magnesium. I realize butternut squash is healthf ... Read on »
Salsa Time! by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’ve posted in the past about making salsa in my Vitamix. Today I have a special guest who offers a flavorful twist to salsa. As soon as I pick up a fresh bunch of cilantr ... Read on »
Crispy Fried Fish by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking You don’t have to deep-fry fish to get a crunchy coating. I pan fried catfish fillets in just one tablespoon of safflower oil, and my family gave me rave reviews. Crispy w ... Read on »
It’s National Honey Bee Day! by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Honey is an amazing food. It never goes bad. It’s a natural sweetener. And it has trace amounts of nutrients. Here is an encore post using honey to make a cake: http://wp. ... Read on »
Hasty Tasty Mayo by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I make my own mayonnaise because I can control its ingredients. It’s easy. Give it a try. Mayonnaise Ingredients: ¾ cup egg substitute 1 tsp. dry mu ... Read on »
PASTEL TRES LECHES: Three Milks, Three Steps, Two Days, One Fabulous Cake by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking One of my favorite desserts is Pastel Tres Leches (AKA Cake with three milks). It’s rich, so I have it about once a year. I’ve experimented with many recipes for Past ... Read on »
HASTY TASTY HAZELNUT CHOCOLATE SPREAD by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I love Nutella®, but it has refined sugar, a no-no for me.  So I searched both books and online sources for a homemade version of chocolate hazelnut spread. None suited me ... Read on »
Drink to Your Health by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It’s no secret I’m a fan of the Vitamix and believe it’s worth every penny of its price tag. I’ve been using one for twenty years now, and I’ve made many combinations ... Read on »
Agave Nectar? No, thank you. by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Agave Nectar. I tried it. I didn’t like the taste. But cooking show hosts on TV raved about it. If you’re striving for a healthy, natural diet, don’t buy into the hype ... Read on »
Dinner Menu Chicken Tenderloins by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Cheryl Norman : My author friend Nancy Cohen has another great idea for an easy, delicious meal. Originally posted on Nancy's Notes From Florida ... Read on »
Fajitas by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Cheryl Norman : When fresh produce is available, fajitas are easy and delicious! Originally posted on HASTY TASTY MEALS KITCHEN : Healthy Mex ... Read on »
Vegetable Shepherd Pie by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Check out this recipe from my author friend, Nancy Cohen: Vegetable Shepherd Pie . via Vegetable Shepherd Pie . Read on »
Fresh Corn is in Season! by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Here in Florida the first crops of corn on the cob are available. Love me some fresh corn! Here’s how I cook it: Place whole ear of corn in microwave oven. ... Read on »
Oklahoma Burger with a Georgia Twist by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Have you ever eaten at Sid’s Diner in El Reno, Oklahoma? It’s part of historic Route 66 and famous for introducing the fried onion burger back in the 1920s. I’ll admit I h ... Read on »
A Pantry Staple: Salmon Croquettes by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Stuck for a hasty, tasty, and healthful entree? My standby is salmon croquettes. I keep a couple of cans of premium wild Alaskan pink salmon in my pantry. Similar to crab ... Read on »
#1 Secret to Successful Stir-fry by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Use any combination of fresh vegetables plus any protein you choose (chicken, shrimp, beef, tofu) to make a healthful, delicious stir-fry. Here I chose colorful peppe ... Read on »