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!


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 [...]

Root Vegetable Pasta : New Recipes @ DrGourmet.com

Root Vegetable Pasta

This is a quick, easy weeknight pasta with a few twists. The all veggie sauce has the savory taste of a meat sauce because of the umami from the parmesan but [...]

Healthy Lasagna with Eggplant : New Recipes @ DrGourmet.com

Lasagna with Eggplant

This is a big portion of lasagna that is rich and cheesy. The best part is that the recipe is so simple and takes about 30 minutes prep time. The hardest part [...]

Acorn Squash Pasta Bake : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Chef Tim Says….

There are so many different kinds of squash that it’s almost like having to take a high school biology test. (Interestingly, they are biologically fruits and not vegetables.) I know them all because growing up I was one of those weird kids that [...]

Carrot Ginger Soup; More Chilis : New Recipes @ DrGourmet.com

Carrot Ginger Soup

This is a lovely sweet soup with a spicy undertone from the ginger. It is made better by the tart and savory flavor from the roasted pepper. If you use a [...]

Roasted Chili Sweet Potatoes : New Recipes @ DrGourmet.com

Roasted Chili Sweet Potatoes

Two peppers provide moderate heat in this dish. For those of you who prefer mild spiciness, a single pepper will be enough. Of course, if you want more heat, help [...]

Comfort Food : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

There are two ways to eat fewer calories. One is to eat smaller portions and the other to reduce the amount of calories in a particular dish. With Dr. Gourmet recipes I work at both of these approaches, enhancing the taste and satisfaction [...]

Chicken Tikka Masala : New Recipes @ DrGourmet.com

Chicken Tikka Masala

I have had Tikka Masala all over the world. The best is, by far, at a restaurant in Las Vegas (not on the Strip) called Mantra Masala. Period.

Scalloped Potatoes : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

Every time I hear someone say that carbs are bad for you I just want to scream. Go outside and start hollering as loud as I can. It’s just silly. Take this as gospel, carbohydrates are good for you!

Barbecue Chicken Chili : New Recipes @ DrGourmet.com

Barbecue Chicken Chili

This was inspired by a simple statement by my wife: “barbecue chicken chili.” Those three words just sound so great together and this chili is true to its name. It is [...]