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!


Steak Fajitas and Chicken Fajitas from Weight Watchers : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

Fajitas of any kind would seem an unlikely candidate for a frozen meal, but I have said that Mexican and other strongly-spiced foods stand up well to microwaving, so I brought these to Dr. Gourmet World Headquarters [...]

Kind's 'Nut and Spice' Bars : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

I have thought for some time that there should be better tasting nutrition bars. Most are the same with lots of sugar, some crunch and things like chocolate chips or fake fruit. We have reviewed bars that [...]

Mushroom Tortelloni and Garlic Chicken : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

We have steamed meals again this week, but this time they’re single serving offerings from Lean Cuisine. Last week’s “steam meals” from Kashi (which served two) were really good, but I can’t attribute any of their quality [...]

Two Serves 2 Meals from Kashi : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

Kashi Steam Meals: Serves 2

Italian Vegetable Medley Pasta and Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto

Overall, Kashi has a very good track record with us here at Dr. [...]

Two Pizzas from Weight Watchers : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

Weight Watchers Smart Ones
Thin Crust Cheese Pizza and Thin Crust Pepperoni Pizza

It’s a quixotic quest to be sure, trying to find a decent frozen microwaveable pizza. But we persist, because after all, our motto here at Dr. [...]

Two Meals from Luvo Foods : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

Orange Mango Chicken and Chicken Chile Verde

I discovered Luvo Foods on the shelves of our local Fresh Market. I hadn’t heard of them before, but what particularly impressed me about their packaging is that in addition to [...]

Two 'Serves Two' from Artisan Bistro : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

Artisan Bistro
Roasted Poblano Chicken and
Kale Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken

The offerings from Artisan Bistro have been somewhat hit or miss: their Cheddar Beef Bake and Turkey Cheddar Bake were terrible, while their Sesame Ginger Wild Salmon and Alaskan Salmon Cakeare two [...]

Bibimbop with Beef and Gochujang Chicken with Brown Rice : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

When I am creating recipes for Dr. Gourmet I am mindful of how spicy a dish might be. It is pretty easy to make a dish spicier by adding more hot sauce or peppers, but it’s difficult [...]

Chicken Curry and Chicken Tikka Masala : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

Sukhi’s Gourmet Indian
Chicken Curry and Chicken Tikka Masala: Serves Two

We’re inaugurating a new category of frozen meals today: the “Serves Two.”

I’m seeing more and more of these [...]

Thai Basil Chili Tofu and Bibimbop with Tofu : Saffron Road

Thai Basil Chili Tofu and
Bibimbop with Tofu

All in all we have had good experiences tasting Saffron Road products. There is a lot to like: they are certified halal, made with great ingredients, often gluten free, and many [...]