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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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Cookbooks on Devices by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Have you embraced technology like the iPad, Kindle Fire, or other tablet reading device? Are you ready to use a tablet in your kitchen? If so, I have news. Just in time ... Read on »
Cooking Ahead by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking COOKING TIP #1 Cooking ahead is one of the mainstays of Hasty Tasty Meals. This weekend, I caught a buy-one-get-one-free sale at my local supermarket on London broil ... Read on »
Corn on the Cob? I’m all ears! by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Fresh corn is already in season here in Florida. It’s full of fiber and vitamins, but also high in carbs. My husband and I share an ear of corn. That way, we can enjoy it ... Read on »
Crazy for Catfish by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Once maligned as a bottom feeder, catfish has emerged as a popular entrée. It’s farmed in the U.S.A. and is sustainable, unlike many farmed varieties of fish. Catfish is a ... Read on »
Cream of the Crop by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking           Cheryl Norman Today in the Hasty Tasty Meals Kitchen we’re experimenting with creamy textures. Real cream sauces with b ... Read on »
Creative Leftovers by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Those who know me, know I’m all about cooking ahead.  I have at least two meals (often three!) in mind when I cook one.  This is a great creative outlet for me, but it als ... Read on »
Daily Fruit by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking By now you know I’m a fan of the Vitamix . I use it at least once a day and consider it worth the investment (yes, it’s a bit expensive). I make whole fruit juice every morn ... Read on »
Dinner Under Pressure by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I love steamed vegetables. But if I’m rushed, I pull out the pressure cooker. I cook all the vegetables in one pot, three minutes under pressure (four minutes if you prefe ... Read on »
Easy Cheesy Lasagna by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking When people talk about vegetarian lasagna, they typically mean a meatless dish. I like meat (if it’s lean) in my lasagna, though, but I don’t like all the carbs from the p ... Read on »
EASY POTPIE by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking After making a chicken dinner for my husband and me, I had a cup of leftover gravy and about 12 ounces of leftover chicken meat. What to do for dinner the next day? Easy. ... Read on »
Easy Quiche for Two by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I got the inspiration for this recipe from the electric skillet quiche that my friends Gary and Linda Straka make using a refrigerated pie crust. Their recipe is delici ... Read on »
EASY SLOW COOKER ROAST BEEF by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The 2QT Gourmet Slo-Cooker What makes slow cooker recipes work as hasty tasty meals is that they cook in the background, requiring no attention from you.  You’re ... Read on »
Easy Vegetable Soup by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The slow cooker cooks all day while you're away Soup is a great meal for adding fiber to your diet, especially vegetables.  Soup helps you feel full more quickly, ... Read on »
Elk Burgers by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking We love bison burgers and have eaten them for many years. The meat is leaner than beef, and it has no antibiotics or added hormones. When we stopped by our favorite market ... Read on »
Fajitas by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Healthy Mexican: Fajitas You can use frozen veggies to make this dish, but it’s summer. Take advantage of the colorful bell peppers and Vidalia onions to make fajitas. ... Read on »
Fast Food Can Be Healthful, too by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking By special request, here is an encore of a post from last year. Thaw salmon and season lightly With quality cookware and ingredients, a supercharged healthy me ... Read on »
Fast Food That’s Super Healthful by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Thaw salmon and season lightly With quality cookware and ingredients, a supercharged healthy meal is less than half an hour away. On the menu: wild Alaskan sa ... Read on »
FIERY FISH WITH FENNEL by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking RECIPE Fiery Fish with Fennel and Onion Serves 2 Ingredients: 1-1¼ pound any firm fish fillets (I prefer catfish) 1 fresh bulb fennel 1 large yellow ... Read on »
FIERY FISH WITH FENNEL Encore by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking By request, here is one of my favorite (and easy) fish recipes. Use low heat and don’t overcook. If you don’t have an electric skillet, use a quality covered skillet over ... Read on »
Fiesta Salad by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This dish has many names from Nacho Salad or Taco Salad to Frito® Pie. I call mine Fiesta Salad and have made it many times. It’s a crowd pleaser, and my version is a bit ... Read on »