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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Food Safety and Recipe Ideas : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Here in the United States it’s Memorial Day, when we remember the military service men and women who fought and died for their country.

It’s also the unofficial start to Summer, and a day many people celebrate by gathering with friends and family for [...]

Mashed Potatoes with Spinach and Garlic : New Recipes @ DrGourmet.com

Mashed Potatoes with Spinach and Garlic

I had a version of these potatoes at a restaurant recently but they were too creamy and pasty. I like to leave some chunks of potatoes. If you like them smooth, be careful because over mashing will result in [...]

Shrimp Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing : New Recipes @ DrGourmet.com

Shrimp Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

This dressing is sweet, spicy, tangy, and a bit salty all at the same time. A great balance of flavors with a Southwestern vibe.

The Greek yogurt is not a must with this, but using it rather [...]

Mustard Thyme Penne with Chicken : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

I am working on a presentation for an upcoming conference. It’s a lot of work, and in general I enjoy doing it, but because I am so busy doing so much other stuff it is hard to find the time. I am always late [...]

Spicy Broccoli Salad : New Recipes @ DrGourmet.com

Spicy Broccoli Salad

I was having lunch from a very nice buffet recently. The spread had a broccoli salad similar to this but with a somewhat boring white dressing. It wasn’t bad: a good, solid salad with a creamy texture and a bit of [...]

Paella Valenciana : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Today’s column is #12 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 eat great food [...]

Shrimp Tacos : New Recipes @ DrGourmet.com

Shrimp Tacos

There are, of course, unlimited ways to make tacos. When I have tacos out I prefer to order shrimp tacos and these are a riff on one of my favorites. They are great with lettuce and tomato with a bit of salsa [...]

Eggplant Cheeseburger : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Today’s column is #10 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 eat great food [...]

Mashed Turflower (Caulinip) : New Recipes from DrGourmet.com

Mashed Turflower (Caulinip)

This is a super simple side dish that has it all. Sweet and a bit bitter, creamy, and a bit salty, this is a perfect replacement for mashed potatoes with all [...]

Whitefish with Roasted Root Vegetable Salad : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Today’s column is #8 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 eat [...]