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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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Gravy Train by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Several have asked me about my fat-free roux method for making gravy or sauce. Traditional roux is made from browning equal amounts of fat (typically butter) and flour. Al ... 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 »
Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwich? by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I didn’t realize today is National Peanut Butter Day. In honor of this holiday, I made my own peanut butter (using my Vitamix, of course. Do not try this with a regular bl ... Read on »
Juicy News! by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking So much has been in the news lately about pesticides and contaminants in fruit juices, you may worry about buying/drinking any juice. But commercially made juice isn’t tha ... Read on »
2011 in review by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Thanks to all who follow The Hasty Tasty Meals Kitchen.  The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: ... Read on »
A New Year’s Day Soup by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This recipe originally appeared in Hasty Tasty Meals in the RV (© 2006) I created this recipe especially for my mom. She loved blackeye peas, and she loved this soup.  ... Read on »
A Regular Breakfast Shake by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Does your busy schedule occasionally upset your digestive tract? Sure, you’ve seen those TV commercials about probiotics, but have you priced any of those products? I have ... Read on »
Turkey leftovers? No problem! by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking For the holidays, I’m recapping some of our favorite turkey leftover recipes. Remember, it’s easy to shred leftover meat in the Vitamix. I use shredded leftover turkey to ... Read on »
LET’S TALK TURKEY…again by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking (Encore from last year by request) I don’t know about you, but I’ve had it with these famous TV chefs and their elaborate instructions for making the perfect holiday t ... Read on »
Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread with a Secret Ingredient by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking A common complaint I hear about making sandwiches with 100% whole wheat bread is the toughness of the bread. Whole wheat bread can be dense and chewy, and what most people ... Read on »
Make Your Own Sausage by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Red meat isn’t bad for you (in moderation), but processed meat is. All processed meats. The additives used in curing can be toxic in large amounts. Unfortunately, I like c ... Read on »
The Gentle Cook by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Have you tried making hasty tasty meals with disappointing results? Try the opposite, what I call GENTLE cooking. The difference in a hasty tasty meal and a gently cooked ... Read on »
Panko Crumbs? Make Your Own! by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking More and more recipes call for panko crumbs, the Japanese version of bread crumbs. They are flakier than traditional bread crumbs (although nutritionally worthless), which ... Read on »
Minorcan Clam Chowder Revisited by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking (This is revised from an earlier post. It’s in honor of my late friend Winni Wood, who bought me my Saint Augustine Seafood Cookbook that contained the original recipe. I ... Read on »
Simple BBQ Sauce by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I love a good bottled barbecue sauce, but I’m not driving ten miles to the nearest supermarket if I’m out. It’s too easy to make my own! I have several recipes, but this o ... Read on »
Special offer for Hasty Tasty cooks! by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I keep singing the praises of my Vita-mix (I use a ten year old 5000 that runs as well now as the day I got it) and some of you asked about getting one. I’ve made arrangem ... Read on »
Salsa Reloaded by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Salsa has become the #1 favorite condiment in American households, and no wonder! It’s delicious, healthful, and versatile. I get a lot of e-mail about salsa, and there ar ... Read on »
Guilt-free Ice Cream by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I refuse to pay a lot of money for sugar-free fat-free ice cream when I can make my own. If there’s no fat and no sugar, what are you paying for? Today I made strawber ... Read on »
Powerhouse Breakfast Shake by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Powerhouse Breakfast Shake In my upcoming book RECIPES FOR RECOVERY, I feature some recipes for breakfast drinks. I also mention that I use the Vita-mix, although ... Read on »
Apple Crisp by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The secret to this healthy, nutritious apple crisp is the high fiber flavored instant oatmeal. The tiny bit of butter goes a long way on flavor. I made it the first time w ... Read on »