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!


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 [...]

What's your Mediterranean Diet score? : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

I have been writing for a long time about the Mediterranean diet and how easy and healthy this is. The recipes on the Dr. Gourmet web site use these principles and translate them to dishes and menus that are familiar to you. I have [...]

Halloween Special Issue: Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year, but the challenge is that there’s always a lot of leftover candy. Having all those sweets around the office can be tempting, and it’s pretty easy to rack up a ton of extra [...]

Miso Glazed Salmon : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

It’s clear that eating fish is great for you and one of my favorites is salmon. This is both because I love the flavor and because there are remarkably high levels of Omega 3 fats found in this delicious and versatile fish. I [...]

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.