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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Seared Chicken Breast with Apricot Sauce : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

The mission of Dr. Gourmet is not really about weight loss. Don’t get me wrong, weight loss is important, but I feel that far too much focus is put on dietingonly for weight loss. Indeed, the folks who published my last book insisted [...]

Happy Labor Day! : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Happy Labor Day!

It’s the unofficial end of summer here in the United States and most people are taking today off (we are, too!). We here at Dr. Gourmet hope you’re enjoying time with family and friends.

Tomato and Mozzarella Pasta Salad : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

Dairy products are one of the nine elements of the traditional Mediterranean Diet. Even so, dairy products eaten by those in Mediterranean cultures are usually consumed in the form of processed products like yogurt or cheeses. Milk is not often drunk as a [...]

Crab Avocado Shrimp Salad : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

Eating by yourself and eating healthy can be a challenge. There are a few considerations and first and foremost is that there’s no one to share the shopping, cooking and cleaning up. With couples and families often one person will cook and the [...]

Roasted Whitefish with Quick Ratatouille : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

I had a patient ask about fish the other day. This was after I mentioned that with his risk factors for heart disease he would do well to eat at least two servings of fish per week. He responded that he was worried [...]

Shrimp Chile Relleno : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

The research about increasing whole grains and cereals in your diet proves an amazing range of benefits. It is likely that this is the result of an increased fiber intake for those adding more whole grains to their diet. In one study men [...]

Creamy White Bean Salad : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

Dairy products are one of the nine elements of the traditional Mediterranean Diet. Even so, dairy products eaten by those in Mediterranean cultures are usually consumed in the form of processed products like yogurt or cheeses. Milk is not often drunk as a [...]

Asian Steak : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

Beef is okay for you but best in my opinion to not to eat it more than about once a week. It is the amount of fat in beef that you want to keep an eye on and choosing lean beef is the [...]

In Praise of Brown Rice : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Chef Tim Says….

I was talking about rice with a chef friend recently and the subject of how much I like risotto came up. This led to the discussion of white rice vs. brown rice and the health benefits of the latter. I had mentioned that [...]

Mushroom Cheddarburgers : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Chef Tim Says….

When I was younger, I hated mushrooms. That was back in the dark ages when fresh mushrooms were not widely available and canned mushrooms were pretty popular. Look at a 1960’s copy of Gourmet magazine and you will find recipes that call for canned [...]