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!


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 [...]

Lasagnas from Udi's Gluten Free : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

Italian Sausage Lasagna and
Broccoli & Kale Lasagna

Lasagna seems like it would be a good choice if you were a company making frozen foods. It is a single, self contained meal that is easy to package. The pasta [...]

Mac & Cheeses from Udi's : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

Udi’s Gluten Free
Penne & Cheese with Uncured Bacon
and Penne & Cheese

I recently read that people are consuming fewer and fewer frozen meals. Some of the data indicates that people are put off by the additives and high [...]

Chicken Enchilada Suiza Revisited : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

Weight Watchers Smart Ones vs. Lean Cuisine

It’s been ten years and hundreds of products since we first reviewed the Chicken Enchilada Suiza meals from Weight Watchers and Lean Cuisine. While we revisited the Lean Cuisine version in 2010, [...]

Gluten Free Mac & Cheese Bowls from evol Foods : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

evol Foods
Gluten Free Mac & Cheese Bowls

We loved evol. when they first started out., The small company started with a set of delicious bowls and burritos that impressed us with their low calorie density and great flavor. As they [...]

General Tso's Spicy Chicken and Sweet Sesame Chicken, from Healthy Choice

Spicy foods seem to fare better as frozen meals than many other foods. Mexican, Indian, and some Asian foods come to mind, all of which have been well-represented in the green check marks we use to designate [...]

Tofu Scramble and Mexican Tofu Scramble, from Amy's Kitchen

Generally speaking, we don’t review breakfast foods here at Dr. Gourmet. I’ve made just a couple of exceptions: first because a patient told me that she liked to eat frozen waffles for breakfast, and the second, also waffles, after [...]

Poblano Black Bean and Thai Basil Edamame Plant Burgers from Engine 2 Foods : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

We have tasted a lot of veggie burgers through the years, and the verdict is too often thumbs down. The bad burgers have been among the worst convenience meals we have tasted. We have only tasted a [...]

Orange Sesame Chicken and Slow Roasted Turkey Breast : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

Yes, breading again. After the last few travesties of the sweet and sour variety I figured we’d work our way through them all on the off chance we’d find a good one.

Ranchero Braised Beef and Steak Portabello : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

It’s easy to overcook beef when reheating it, but braising is a good way to cook lesser cuts of beef so that they become tender. I was also intrigued by the prospect of “chipotle mashed sweet potatoes.” [...]