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Debbie B. Patient Expert

Lancaster, South Carolina
I'm a personal chef, so I prepare food for people who have specific nutritional/dietary needs, and... Full Bio
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Shitake Mushrooms from Sharonview Farms by Debbie B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating  Fresh Shitake Mushrooms Just Picked from the Log Somebody brought logs to the Waxhaw Farmers' Market on Saturday. Not just any old logs, but four-foot long hardwo ... Read on »
Fiesta Vegetable Soup by Debbie B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating An end-of-the-garden soup! Ever hear of nopalitos? They are the leaves of the prickly pear cactus, and I never in a million years would have known what to do wit ... Read on »
Margarita Jell-O Shots by Debbie B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I was at a parade a couple years ago where the revelers were passing out Jell-O shots in actual syringes, but this is just as much fun and not as scary! ... Read on »
Foxy Chicken Chili for Tailgating by Debbie B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Here's a super easy and money-saving recipe for you to try and your friends and family to enjoy! Use all store-brand canned goods and there's no need to invest in a lot of ... Read on »
Spicy Veggie & Bean Quesadillas~Another healthful, easy, and inexpensive meal! by Debbie B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This sure doesn't taste like health food: a plate full of delicious quesadillas! What do we do with all the tomatillos our two little garden plants are producing? I got ... Read on »
Foxy Tomatillo Sauce by Debbie B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Add abundant flavor to grilled chicken breasts, lean pork tenderloin, and seafood, or use as a very healthy dip for tortilla chips. Lovely fresh tomatillo ... Read on »
Foxy Pimiento Cheese: The Perfect Condiment for Perfectly Ripe Tomatoes by Debbie B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Foxy Pimiento Cheese is a delicious blend of sharp cheddar and mild bleu....and a "secret" ingredient that nobody will ever guess! Top perfectly ripe tomat ... Read on »
Foxy Focaccia....Seriously! by Debbie B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This quick focaccia bread takes only about one hour from start to finish, making it an easy accompaniment for any dinner, and an easy homemade bread for s ... Read on »
Shrimp Scampi, an Easy Make-Ahead Meal to Freeze and Heat by Debbie B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This dish goes together quickly; the greatest effort is in cleaning the shrimp. While it is heating, quickly boil the angelhair pasta, drain, and combine with the ... Read on »
Mint Jelly by Debbie B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Serve mint jelly over cream cheese with crackers for a quick hors d'oeuvre, on a piping hot biscuit or toasted English muffin slathered with butter in the mornin ... Read on »
Dinners & Lunches Ready in a Flash, First Installment: Beef & Pasta Goulash by Debbie B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Yesterday one of my Facebook friends sent me a message asking for help. She wanted to (primarily) save money by cooking at home instead of eating out and (se ... Read on »
Crunchy & Delicious Basil Salt (or, Something Else to Do With All that Fresh Basil!) by Debbie B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It had been more than two weeks since I'd been able to go out on the deck to check my potted herbs. Yesterday, I set off on my Roll-About to see how I could maneuve ... Read on »
Cannellini Bean Salad with Feta & Fresh Herbs by Debbie B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Want a healthful and delicious alternative to high fat, mayonnaise-laced potato and pasta salads this summer? Try my white bean salad at you ... Read on »
Vegetable Plates in the South by Debbie B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I had never heard of a "vegetable plate" until I moved to South Carolina 25 years ago. I remember going to a local diner (although they are not called "diners" here ... Read on »
Cherry Salsa with Goat Cheese by Debbie B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating My mid-morning snack: I can't do too much in the kitchen these days, but I can tell I am feeling better because I actually got inspired this morning t ... Read on »
Rosemary Scented Chicken with Caramelized Orange Pan Sauce by Debbie B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I love my Roll-About . It has given me great mobility around the house, but it does have its limitations. The model I have is not maneuverable enough in the kitchen for me ... Read on »
Black Bean & Corn Salad by Debbie B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Just when you need a picture, you can't find it! I would make the salad and take more photos of it, but I'm laid up with foot surgery right now, and doctor's orders are "no ... Read on »
Blood Oranges with Rosemary-Infused Warm Honey by Debbie B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I noticed blood oranges in the market just the other day, and then with the utmost impecable timing, a colleague of mine who owns the Chefs Private Table posted a rec ... Read on »
Easy & Fancy Salmon & Buckwheat Blini Hors d'Oeuvres by Debbie B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This is so delicious and so easy that I hope you try it. Little rosettes of Norwegian salmon top a dollop of sour cream egg salad on a tiny buckwheat pancake and a ga ... Read on »
Baked Chicken Meatballs, a Tasty & Healthy Alternative to Chicken Nuggets by Debbie B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Lots of kids love chicken nuggets, and lots of parents love the convenience, but why not make a healthier version? This recipe for chicken meatballs uses convenient ground ... Read on »