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!


Gluten Free Breads from Food For Life : Reviews by Dr. Gourmet

Food For Life
Gluten Free Breads

Every now and then we will have a company email us and say, “We want to send you our product for review.” Our reply is usually to the effect of “Have you read the Dr. Gourmet reviews? You know, they are not always [...]

More reviews from the Dr. Gourmet Time Machine : Reviews by Dr. Gourmet

Amy’s Kitchen
Black Bean Burrito and Burrito Especial Revisited

This week we’re continuing to revisit older reviews to see what, if anything, has changed.

Amy’s Black Bean Burrito and their Burrito Especial were two of the first reviews we did for the web site, and the outcome was [...]

Two Bowls from Amy's : Reviews by Dr. Gourmet

Vegetable Penne & Marinara and Pesto Tortellini

Over the years we’ve enjoyed the vast majority of our frozen meals from Amy’s. For quite a while it seemed we’d reviewed everything they produced that fit our requirements for salt levels, so it was nice to see a “NEW!” [...]

Three Versions of Mac and Cheese from Momma B's : Reviews by Dr. Gourmet

Momma B’s
Homestyle Mac & Cheese, Truffle Mac & Cheese, and Spicy Pepper Jack Mac & Cheese

People do love their Mac & Cheese. From Kraft’s version with day-glo orange “cheese” to the most decadent lobster mac and cheese with black truffles sold at high-end restaurants, this comfort food [...]

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 [...]