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!


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 [...]

Paella Salad; Antioxidants : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

Antioxidants. You hear the term all the time but what does it mean? The word sounds so important, so sciency and there is, of course, science involved.

When the cells in your body use [...]

Green Bean and Mushroom Salad : New Recipes @ DrGourmet.com

Green Bean and Mushroom Salad

Simple is best and this salad is just that – but complex at the same time. The sweet green beans are balanced by the umami flavor of the mushrooms [...]

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 [...]

Tuna Caprese Salad : New Recipes @ DrGourmet.com

Tuna Caprese Salad

I love tuna. I love Caprese Salad. The two of them together are just perfect. There’s not much more to be said than that.

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 [...]

Ham and Pimento Tortilla : New Recipes @ DrGourmet.com

Ham and Pimento Tortilla

This is a very typical Spanish tortilla. While Americans might think of this for breakfast, and it makes a great one, tortillas are more often eaten for lunch or later [...]