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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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 [...]

Gluten-Free Mac & Cheese : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

There is something about Mac & Cheese from a box that I just don’t understand. While it is so easy to make your own – better, cheaper and tastier – there are dozens of versions of ready to fix Mac & Cheese on the grocery [...]

Nightshade; Gluten-Free 'Craze;' More : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: Something you said in today’s newsletter article on peppers especially got my attention: “Like eggplants and tomatoes, peppers are a member of the nightshade family.”

I’m seeing a Physical Therapist for help recovering from [...]

Glutenfreeda's Pizza Wraps : Dr. Gourmet's Food Reviews

Last week marked a return to the land of the pocket sandwiches after avoiding them for a couple of years. Amy’s Pizza in a Pocket sandwiches were fairly good – surprisingly so after having some particularly terrible ones from the iconic Lean Pockets brand.