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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Thai Coconut Soup : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Today’s column is the fourth in our “How to Eat Healthy” series. Each week we’ll post the next in the series, and if you follow the suggestions and make small changes each week, by the end of 2015 you’ll know how easy it is to [...]

Black Beans & Rice : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Today’s column is the third in our “How to Eat Healthy” series. Each week we’ll post the next in the series, and if you follow the suggestions and make small changes each week, by the end of 2015 you’ll know how easy it is to [...]

Lebanese Chicken Stew : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Today’s column is the second in our “How to Eat Healthy” series. Each week we’ll post the next in the series, and if you follow the suggestions and make small changes each week, by the end of 2015 you’ll know how easy it is to [...]

Spinach Mushroom Lasagna : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Weight loss is the most-frequently cited New Year’s Resolution, and at this time of year I always feel as if I should write an inspirational column to help people get motivated to lose weight.

But that’s [...]

Healthy Party Dips : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

It’s that time of year again: New Year’s Resolutions. I don’t love them and I don’t hate them. I simply don’t believe that they matter all that much.

At this time of year there [...]

More Holiday Suggestions for Smaller Groups : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Chef Tim Says….

More than one patient has told me in the last few weeks that they really appreciated the holiday suggestions for smaller groups of people. Today’s featured recipe and the suggested sides is in response to that. It is deceptively simple: minced shallots with [...]

Balsamic Glazed Eggplant : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

Getting more veggies in your diet is one of the basics of the Mediterranean Diet. The best part is that it’s the one thing you can’t get too much of. (You’ll never hear your doctor say, “Hmm, my lab tests show that you’ve [...]

What to do with that leftover turkey : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

We hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving and shared some great food with family and friends. In case you have any turkey left, here are a few recipes to make use of those leftovers. Had something else, perhaps? You can use almost any leftover protein [...]

Special Issue: Thanksgiving Celebration Menu : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

Days like Thanksgiving and Christmas and your birthday are the ones when you’re┬ánot supposed to “behave.” There’s a time and a place to splurge, and these are those times.

Eating healthy is not about [...]

Thanksgiving is Coming! : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

I was speaking to a group last week and there was a question from the audience about “how can we do all this and still be healthy with Thanksgiving coming up?” There are a lot of answers to this question but first and [...]