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!

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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 [...]

Red Meat and Diabetes : Dr. Gourmet's Health and Nutrition Bites

We know that eating red meat, especially processed meats like hot dogs, bacon, or bologna, should be limited to once a week or less. Red meats and processed meats have been linked to increased risks of colon and rectal cancers, heart disease and diabetes, and death from [...]

Game; Phytoestrogens; More : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: I understand the latest report on the problems that may follow a diet high in red meat consumption. I don’t eat a lot of beef, but I wonder what goat meat, venison or buffalo are considered to be as far as “red” meats are concerned. [...]

Proceed with Caution : Dr. Gourmet's Health and Nutrition Bites

Your gut is full of microscopic creatures known as microbes. Among other things, they are critical to digestion. You’ve probably seen yogurt advertised as containing “live active yogurt cultures,” and these do help your gut microbes to thrive, keeping everything running smoothly. This is also [...]

Steak Diane : 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.

Healthy Pot Roast : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Chef Tim Says….

Technically, braising is simmering food in a small amount of liquid in a covered or uncovered pan or casserole. In some ways it’s similar to stewing, except that with braising there’s generally only enough water, wine or stock to add a little moisture [...]