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!

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Cornbread Stuffed Barbecue Chicken : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

After every holiday I always have patients who put on some weight when they had been trying to take it off. While they blame the holiday, it’s clear that it’s not just overeating. The problem is that when they splurged on the holiday [...]

Summer Salad Spotlight : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

Getting more veggies in your diet is one of the basics of the Mediterranean Diet. The best part is that it’s the one thing you can’t get too much of. (You’ll never hear your doctor say, “Hmm, my lab tests show that you’ve [...]

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Chef Tim Says….

Thanksgiving is this week in the United States, and we here at Dr. Gourmet are giving thanks for you, our readers. Without your feedback, support, and success stories, we might not be celebrating over a decade of healthy recipes and evidence-based nutrition information. Thank [...]

Shrimp Scampi in Parchment : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Tim Says….

There is a pretty clear link between high serum cholesterol and heart disease. When I say “serum” cholesterol I mean the blood test that your doctor performs. It’s not just the total cholesterol that we care about but the lipid panel. Lipids are [...]

Fourth of July Salads : Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

With the Fourth of July coming up fast, here are a few cold salad ideas for you to make the day before that company potluck picnic so that you can relax and enjoy yourself rather than cooking at the last minute. Remember to pack your salads on [...]

Bold Organics Pizzas : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

Vegan Cheese Pizza and
Veggie Lovers Pizza

I am always skeptical when I see new pizza in the freezer case. This is a bit like playing roulette, with a poor chance of real success, but occasionally we come across a decent pizza.

Choosing the Bold Organics [...]

Fruits; Juicing : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: I understand that the sugar in fruit, when eaten in its natural form, is less fattening that its juice, because of the fiber. Am I losing this fiber when I pulverize the fruit for a smoothie in my blender?

Vitamins : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: You have said that you are not a fan of multi-vitamins. What are your thoughts about adding nuts to your diet to cover various supplements?

A: [...]

Whole Foods Organic Beef Lasagna and Vegan Lasagna : Dr. Gourmet Reviews

I’m rather pleased to see Whole Foods going into the frozen single-serving meals business: after all, they pride themselves on the quality and healthfulness of their products. We’ve reviewedWhole Foods’ single-serving pizzas and both received good marks, so our tasting panel was glad to try [...]

Sweet Potato and Poblano Home Fries: Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Chef Tim Says….

Every week I at least one patient say, “Doc, I’m going to lose weight because I have quit eating potatoes.” This is the unfortunate legacy of Dr. Atkins, and what a shame that he left people with the perception that potatoes are bad [...]