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!


Chicken Tetrazzini : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

When I was growing up we had the typical diner special of “a meat and two veg.” This isn’t too far from what makes sense for a healthy dinner. We know that combining protein with carbs helps with feeling satisfied for longer after [...]

Breastfeeding News; Quickbreads and Muffins: New Recipes @ DrGourmet.com

A Healthy Pregnancy
with Faith Bontrager, RN, BSN

The CDC released some great news this week.  From 2000 to 2008 the percentage of mothers who initiated breastfeeding increased over 4 percentage points.

This is great news for babies [...]

Asian Lettuce Wraps : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Chef Tim Says….

The gnarly looking root comes from a plant grown in subtropical and tropical areas (most ginger in U.S. markets comes from Jamaica).

Higher quality young ginger roots are harvested in the spring and are [...]

A Healthy Pre-Pregnancy Diet and Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes (GDM) can have long-term and short-term complications for both mother and baby. While early detection and treatment can help prevent some of those complications, prevention is always preferable. Unfortunately, the rate of gestational diabetes in the United States is approximately 7% and is [...]

Quick and Easy Chopped Taco Salad : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Chef Tim Says….

Taco Salad is one of the go-to meals in my house. When I don’t feel like cooking something new or taking a lot of time to think about what I am cooking, Taco Salad becomes one of the top choices for dinner. I [...]

Sharp Holiday Gifts : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Chef Tim Says….

Time to buy gifts. If you are stumped for what to get that cook in your life, think about something that will make their time in the kitchen easier and a lot more fun. As long as I have been cooking I still [...]

Tomato and White Bean Soup : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Chef Tim Says….

For two decades now there has been controversy surround the government labeling tomato paste as a vegetable so that it will pass for one on kid’s plates in school lunch programs. While I am not one who believes that tomato paste should be [...]

Thanksgiving Menu: Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Happy Thanksgiving!

We love Thanksgiving here at Dr. Gourmet because it embodies everything about our motto of “Eat well, eat healthy, enjoy life!”

Here are some simple recipes to help with a delicious and healthy Thanksgiving meal [...]

Dr. Gourmet Newsletter for July 25, 2011

Chef Tim Says….

I have had some questions from media recently about the cost of eating at home vs. eating out.

It’s interesting to me that people believe that it’s more expensive to eat at home when [...]

Dr. Gourmet Newsletter for July 11, 2011

Dr. Tim Says….

In lectures I will almost always have someone ask about cholesterol. This is the one area where people are very confused and here’s an example of a question we get from our readers:

“When [...]