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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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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 »
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 »
Hasty Tasty Yogurt by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking From previous posts you’ve seen that I like making my own food as much as possible to avoid mysterious or harmful additives. I’m a breast cancer survivor who’s especially ... Read on »
Honey, I shrunk the calories! by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Cool cake on a rack for 30-60 minutes. Sometimes I want a dessert, and I don’t want something “diet” or “lite.” I want real flavor. While watching an old episode o ... Read on »
Pasta e Fagioli by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Pasta e Fagioli Not only is pasta e fagioli hasty and tasty, it’s inexpensive and healthful.  Also known as pasta fazool, this dish provides plenty of protein and ... Read on »
HOW I CELEBRATE MEAT-FREE MONDAY by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I cook a pot of beans with chopped bell peppers, onions, carrot, celery, and garlic. I add a bay leaf (later removed) and salt (this week it’s a pound of navy be ... Read on »
REVISITING THE GRAVY TRAIN by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Encore of my low fat gravy method post: Several have asked me about my fat-free roux method for making gravy or sauce. Traditional roux is made from browning equal amo ... Read on »
Growing Herbs by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Check out my post today on my gardening success with herbs (and I do NOT have a green thumb!): http://cherylnorman.blogspot.com/2013/07/grow-your-own-herbs.html 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 »
HOPPIN’ JOHN by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Hoppin’ John I usually cook Hoppin’ John in the pressure cooker (As in Chef Cheri’s Hasty Tasty Meals ©2003), but this version is tasty and worth a little extra wo ... 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 »
BLUEBERRIES! by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This weekend we attended a blueberry festival in a little town in Florida, where we sampled a variety of products made with blueberries. It inspired me to create a blueber ... 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 »
Shine On Blog Award Nominee by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Thanks so much to Nancy Cohen for nominating the Hasty Tasty Meals Kitchen for a Shine On award. THE SHINE ON AWARD The Shine On Award Rules Link b ... Read on »
HASTY TASTY ROAST CHICKEN by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’ll admit I’m not much of a microwaver. With the exception of asparagus and corn on the cob, most of my dishes cook rangetop or in a conventional oven. When I purchased t ... Read on »
The Quintessential Hasty Tasty Meal by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Nothing beats fresh produce when it comes to healthy and quick meals. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts cook over low heat in a covered skillet while carrots and gre ... Read on »
Stuffin’ Muffins by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Love turkey or chicken with dressing? Cooking for one or two? You don’t have to wait for holidays to enjoy a side of stuffing. Do what I do and make stuffin’ muffins. Keep ... 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 »