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!


Breakfast Burritos from evol Foods : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

Egg White & Spinach Breakfast Burrito and Sausage, Egg & Smoked Gouda Breakfast Burrito

We’re returning to our tour of the frozen breakfast burrito offerings this week. So far the breakfast burrito offerings have been largely good with the [...]

Breakfast Burritos from Sweet Earth Natural Foods : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

Sweet Earth Natural Foods
Big Sur Breakfast Burrito and
Baja Breakfast Burrito

Until now we’ve largely avoided entering the breakfast food portion of the frozen food market. Early this year we reviewed two breakfast meals from Amy’s because one of my [...]

Shrimp Tortilla : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

This article was first posted on June 27, 2011.

You can file this “Dr. Tim Says” column under the heading “Shameless Plug.”

I was having [...]

Baked Eggs with Mushrooms : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

Back in the 1970’s and 80’s eggs got a really bad rap – and not for very substantial reasons. Much of what happened in the late 1960’s that laid the groundwork for the egg’s poor reputation wasn’t based on sound science, but over [...]

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 [...]

Kids skipping breakfast : Dr. Gourmet's Health and Nutrition Bites

Skipping breakfast isn’t good for adults and it’s particularly important for kids: not only do kids who eat breakfast (as opposed to nothing) tend to have lower Body Mass Indices and healthier overall diets,they tend to avoid overweight or [...]

Classic Shredded Hash Browns : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

It looks like your mother was right (she knew it all along). Breakfast may just be the most important meal of the day.

There are a number of reasons why you should make a [...]

Lose More Weight with a Big Breakfast : Dr. Gourmet's Health and Nutrition Bites

I’ve said for years that breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Skipping breakfast appears to reduce your metabolism while actually delaying fat burning and increasing fat deposition. Having a higher-fiber breakfast of quickbreads [...]

Gluten Free Gingerbread : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

A Gluten Free Monday

As many of you know we provide a lot of information about eating gluten free here at Dr. Gourmet. As someone who has to follow a gluten free diet myself, I have found that it can be challenging, but there are a [...]

Morning Exercise and Breakfast : Dr. Gourmet's Health & Nutrition Bites

Some of my more exercise-dedicated patients like to hit the gym or go for a run in the morning, before work, but quite a few of them don’t eat beforehand. “I don’t have time,” they say. Many of them will have some kind of breakfast after [...]