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!


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 [...]

Whole wheat reduces inflammation : Dr. Gourmet's Health and Nutrition Bites

In the last few years carbohydrates have taken a beating in the popular press, demonized by proponents of Atkins and other fad diets so thoroughly that even dietitians (who should know better) talk about how to make [...]

Pizza Wraps from Glutenfreeda : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

Three Cheese Pizza Wrap and Pesto Chicken Pizza Wrap

These looked interesting in the freezer case.

The idea of a wrap that tastes like pizza seemed novel. There are [...]

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 [...]

Mac & Cheeses from Udi's : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

Udi’s Gluten Free
Penne & Cheese with Uncured Bacon
and Penne & Cheese

I recently read that people are consuming fewer and fewer frozen meals. Some of the data indicates that people are put off by the additives and high [...]

10 Things You Need to Know About Health Claims on Food Labels : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

The FDA allows health claims to be made on foods, but the assertion does have to meet certain criteria.

The claims allowed fall into ten different categories based on a relationship between a certain [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Naturally 4U Pepperoni Pizza and Roasted Vegetable Pizza

I have said before that one of the things I miss most about having to eat gluten free is pizza. Not being able to go out for pizza occasionally is a drag, but you get used to it. I’ve never been one much for frozen [...]