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!


Controlling Blood Sugars; Gluten-Free Fiber; More : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: I am interested in the Mediterranean Diet but I am allergic to fish and shellfish. What can I substitute for the fish/shellfish? I don’t particularly like meat.

A: Certainly there’s good research to support including fish in one’s [...]

Gluten Free Breads from Food For Life : Reviews by Dr. Gourmet

Food For Life
Gluten Free Breads

Every now and then we will have a company email us and say, “We want to send you our product for review.” Our reply is usually to the effect of “Have you read the Dr. Gourmet reviews? You know, they are not always [...]

Pasta Dishes from Udi's Gluten Free : Reviews by Dr. Gourmet

Udi’s Gluten Free
Sweet Potato Ravioli and
Ziti & Meatballs

We’ve been watching for the arrival of more frozen single-serving meals from Udi’s Gluten Free since we discovered their new line back in March of last year. While their¬†two variations [...]

Non-celiac gluten sensitivity : Dr. Gourmet's Health and Nutrition Bites

There’s been a fair amount of coverage in the health news on recent research into non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS). A study that appeared to confirm the existence of NCGS was refuted by a later study, performed by [...]

Lasagnas from Udi's Gluten Free : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

Italian Sausage Lasagna and
Broccoli & Kale Lasagna

Lasagna seems like it would be a good choice if you were a company making frozen foods. It is a single, self contained meal that is easy to package. The pasta [...]

Sticking to a Gluten-Free Diet : Dr. Gourmet's Health and Nutrition Bites

There’s only one treatment for Celiac Disease: avoiding all wheat gluten. As a physician and a Celiac patient myself, however, I know that mistakes, whether intentional or not, can be common. Food labels are not as clear as we would like, restaurant dish descriptions are even [...]

Bell and Evans Frozen Chicken Products : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

People eat a lot of chicken nuggets and chicken strips. Not being someone who eats at fast food restaurants, I will admit that it has been at least 30 years since I ate a Chicken McNugget, and that experience was bad enough to make me [...]

Gluten Free Pizzas - At Home and On the Road

We have tried a number of gluten free pizzas, both from the freezer case and in restaurants. Here’s a roundup of some new choices for you along with links to older reviews.

Previously we reviewed Udi’s [...]

Grains; Cucumbers; Cocoa Powder : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: I was surprised to see quinoa, millet, & buckwheat on your list of grains that contain gluten. I have been on a medically necessary gluten free diet for nearly 14 years & discovered early on that these grains do not contain the [...]

Fettuccine Alfredo Enhanced Recipe Instructions : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

This week we’re continuing our enhanced recipe instructions.

Today’s featured recipe is an old favorite of mine:¬†Fettuccine Alfredo.We’ve split the intructinons into multiple pages, as you suggested, and the original recipe page has continued [...]