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!


Chicken Fried Rice and Chicken Chow Mein by Lean Cuisine : Reviews by Dr. Gourmet

It’s hard to believe, but we’ve been reviewing convenience meals and frozen foods for over ten years now. In that time, there’s been an explosion of companies entering the frozen foods market, some really good, some sort of good, and some terrible.

Lean [...]

Vegetable Pad Thai and Palak Paneer : Reviews by Dr. Gourmet

We are about 50/50 when it comes to liking Saffron Road products. Some have been totally terrible and others quite good, as frozen products go. Even with the toss-of-the-coin results, Saffron Road has a pretty good reputation here [...]

Pasta Dishes from Udi's Gluten Free : Reviews by Dr. Gourmet

Udi’s Gluten Free
Sweet Potato Ravioli and
Ziti & Meatballs

We’ve been watching for the arrival of more frozen single-serving meals from Udi’s Gluten Free since we discovered their new line back in March of last year. While their two variations [...]

Mexican Cuisine from Saffron Road Food : Reviews by Dr. Gourmet

Saffron Road Food
Beef Chile Colorado and Achiote Roasted Chicken

The last time we reviewed something from Saffron Road Food was almost eight months ago, and it was a disaster. Nifty packaging led us to try their Korean Style Tacos, [...]

Dr. Gourmet Reviews: More than Frozen Food

More than Frozen Food

Every now and then someone writes in to Dr. Gourmet and chastises me for reviewing frozen foods. “It’s too processed,” they’ll say. “Nobody should be eating that stuff at all.”

While it’s true [...]

Breakfast Options from Artisan Bistro : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

Mediterranean Breakfast Stack and Huevos Rancheros Verde

I have said this many times when writing this column: I just don’t know why the category of frozen breakfast food exists. Breakfast is so easy that it seems silly to [...]

Breakfast Burritos from evol Foods : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

Egg White & Spinach Breakfast Burrito and Sausage, Egg & Smoked Gouda Breakfast Burrito

We’re returning to our tour of the frozen breakfast burrito offerings this week. So far the breakfast burrito offerings have been largely good with the [...]

Cajun Food from Savoie's Foods : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

Savoie’s Foods
Shrimp Etouffee and
Seafood Penne Pasta

New Orleans loves its Cajun and Creole food, and we and the tourists who visit us sure eat a lot of it. The problem is that so many of the restaurants that [...]

Breakfast Burritos from Amy's Foods : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

Amy’s Foods
Breakfast Burrito and
Tofu Scramble Breakfast Wrap

This week we’re continuing what my wife is calling “the breakfast burrito tour of the frozen food aisle.” A couple of weeks ago we discovered two breakfast burritos from Sweet Earth Natural [...]

Breakfast Burritos from Sweet Earth Natural Foods : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

Sweet Earth Natural Foods
Big Sur Breakfast Burrito and
Baja Breakfast Burrito

Until now we’ve largely avoided entering the breakfast food portion of the frozen food market. Early this year we reviewed two breakfast meals from Amy’s because one of my [...]