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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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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 »
Turkey Tetrazzini, anyone? by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I hope you’ll check out this recipe posted by my author friend Nancy Cohen. It qualifies as both hasty and tasty! Thanks, Nancy! http://nancyjcohen.wordpress.com/2014 ... Read on »
2013 in review by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for the Hasty Tasty Meals Kitchen. What a year. Happy new year, everyone! Here’s an excerpt ... Read on »
Start the New Year right! by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Reblogged from HASTY TASTY MEALS KITCHEN: If you're southern, chances are you have some kind of greens cooking up with some cut of pork, along with a pot of bl ... Read on »
Hasty Tasty Cranberry Sauce by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It’s Thanksgiving week. Here by request is a repeat of my cranberry sauce recipe. It’s easy and so much better than canned, so give it a try. Happy Thanksgiving! The t ... 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 »
Hasty Tasty Mushroom Pasta Florentine by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This recipe originated as part of my research for the romance novel I’m currently writing, Return to Drake Springs. The hero is on a tight budget but wants to impress the he ... Read on »