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!


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 [...]

Spanish Scrambled Eggs with Mushrooms : New Recipes @ DrGourmet.com

Spanish Scrambled Eggs
with Mushrooms

There are lots of scrambled egg variations, but the ones that I love best are the Spanish versions. Generally speaking, the eggs are on the runny side, soft and silky, [...]

Baked Eggs with Mushrooms : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

Back in the 1970’s and 80’s eggs got a really bad rap – and not for very substantial reasons. Much of what happened in the late 1960’s that laid the groundwork for the egg’s poor reputation wasn’t based on sound science, but over [...]

Chipotle Glazed Carrots : New Recipes @ DrGourmet.com

Chipotle Glazed Carrots

This recipe is a riff on a side dish from an Austin restaurant. Sweet, spicy, salty and simple. The spiciness of the smoky chipotle is just subtle enough [...]

Southwest Cobb Salad : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Chef Tim Says….

I had someone say recently how much they envied me being able to make up recipes. It’s funny because I don’t see creating a new dish as being all that hard, and thinking about it I realized that it isn’t [...]

Green Beans Salad with Bacon Buttermilk Dressing : New Recipes @ DrGourmet.com

Green Beans Salad with Bacon Buttermilk Dressing

Bacon. Yum. This recipe is savory and sweet and salty and bacony all at once. The dressing, coupled with the crunch of the bright green beans, is [...]

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 [...]

Flank Steak Recipes : New Recipes @ DrGourmet.com

Asian Steak

This recipe combines Asian flavors with a French technique (deglazing the pan with butter) to make a steak that’s great on its own and makes great sandwiches as leftovers.

Flank Steak with Espresso [...]

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 [...]