About Dr. Gourmet

My name is Timothy Harlan and I am both a physician and a chef. This blog is a general collection of information and random ideas on eating great food and eating healthy.

You can find out more at the Dr. Gourmet web site. Eat well, eat healthy, enjoy life!


Tuscan Meatballs with Cabbage : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Today’s column is #6 in our “How to Eat Healthy” series. Each week we’ll post the next in the series, and if you follow the suggestions and make small changes each week, by the end of 2015 you’ll know how easy it is to eat [...]

Flank Steak Recipes : New Recipes @ DrGourmet.com

Asian Steak

This recipe combines Asian flavors with a French technique (deglazing the pan with butter) to make a steak that’s great on its own and makes great sandwiches as leftovers.

Flank Steak with Espresso [...]

Bison; Processed Meats; Cholesterol : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Two related questions:

Q: Although I do not eat red meat often, I was introduced to ground buffalo meat (very lean from Whole Foods) and immensely enjoyed it. Is there a great difference in [...]

Asian Steak : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

Beef is okay for you but best in my opinion to not to eat it more than about once a week. It is the amount of fat in beef that you want to keep an eye on and choosing lean beef is the [...]

Meal Variety; Spices; Fat vs. Carbs/Protein : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: Currently I just returning to exercise program after giving it somewhat up for over 3 years. I am looking to lose over 80 lbs. I have wiped soda pop out and have somewhat given up red meats. My Dr. said I might [...]

Cottage Pie; Almonds; Diabetes : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: Your recipe for Low Sodium Cottage Pie looks good, but for reducing fat, how do you think it would be to substitute ground turkey (either 93% fat or ground turkey breast) for the ground beef? My mom uses Coumadin and Dad has to [...]

Barbacoa : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

One of the reasons that I started writing about food was because there wasn’t much information available. At the time the government didn’t require that manufacturers list nutrition information on their packages, but with all this extra information it helps if you know [...]

Fat in Beef; Meat Substitutes : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: My girlfriend, who I live with, is a vegetarian. I usually cook for the two of us, and I typically make one meal that we can eat together. I often use fake meat products, like Morningstar farms sausage, burgers, ground beef, or [...]

Meatball Soup : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

When I discuss cholesterol results with patients they’ll often tell me, “I’ll stop eating red meat.” Unfortunately, it’s not that red meat is bad for you, but folks generally eat too much of it and also don’t choose the right cuts.

Teriyaki Beef Salad : New Recipes @ DrGourmet.com

Teriyaki Beef Salad

Recipes that use prepared sauces can make your life so much easier. There are some good quality sauces on the [...]