Dr. Gourmet's Food Reviews

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.

It's pretty gutsy for a company to call itself "Good Food Made Simple." After more than ten years and a thousand or so products, we here at Dr. Gourmet have learned to look askance at overblown marketing claims. We've been burned more than a few times on products that sound great on paper (so to speak) but when we got them out of the microwave....

And on paper both of the breakfast bowls we have today look great. Both ingredients lists contain nothing but real food: no "modified food starch" or "potassium sorbate" or anything - other than non-specific "natural flavor" - that might not be in your kitchen right now. That in and of itself is pretty impressive. Breakfast Bowls from Good Food Made Simple »

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The Mediterranean Diet

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What is a Mediterranean Diet? Find out how familiar foods are part of this healthy style of eating.

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It's easier than you think to eat well and eat healthy. Find out how to make eating healthy part of your life.

Healthy Recipes

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Learn to Eat for My Condition

Zucchini SoupCoumadin (warfarin) Diet

This guide will help you manage your Vitamin K intake while still eating great food. Lists of foods that are high (and low) in Vitamin K, Coumadin-safe recipes and more! Coumadin (warfarin) Diet Information | Get the book! The Coumadin Diet and Cookbook (paperback: $19.95 + s/h) (PDF: $14.95)

Shrimp ScampiGERD / Acid Reflux / Heartburn Diet

This five-step guide to reducing the burn comes with easy tummy tips and delicious recipes to help you manage your reflux. Managing Your GERD / Acid Reflux / Heartburn Get the book! The Dr. Gourmet Diet for People with GERD / Acid Reflux: (paperback: $19.95 + s/h) (PDF: $14.95)

Glass of MilkLactose Intolerance Diet

It's not unusual to have difficulty digesting lactose and needing to avoid foods containing cheese or milk. This index will help guide you to Dr. Gourmet recipes you'll safely enjoy. Lactose Intolerant Recipe Guide and More Information

FishDiabetes Diet

What is the best diet for those with diabetes? A Mediterranean Diet! For diabetics, eating well is THE key to controlling blood sugar. For those with Type 2 diabetes, The Mediterranean Diet seems to help you control your diabetes better, without medication. The Best Diabetes Diet


Fast Food Guide

Burger and Fries

What are the healthiest choices at fast food restaurants? We've compiled a list: Fast Food Guide

Food Reviews

TV Dinner

We've reviewed frozen meals and convenience foods so you can eat well and eat healthy.

News You Can Use

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Health and nutrition news and what it means for you. Health and Nutrition Bites.

The How and Why of Eating Healthy

Place Setting

Simple, straightforward articles on eating healthy in the real world. The How and Why of Eating Healthy.

A Healthy Pregnancy

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Pregnant or planning to be? Diet tips, do's and don'ts for your pregnancy. A Healthy Pregnancy

Healthy Eating for Kids

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Healthy snack ideas and diet guide for the children in your life. Healthy Eating for Kids and Young Adults


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Featured Recipes

Butternut and Sausage Stuffed Turkey Breast

Stuffing a turkey breast is easier than it sounds and so worth it. The key is to open the split breast like a butterfly and gently pound the breast meat to about 1/2 inch thick. You can use almost any ingredients that you want for the stuffing and a spicy sausage like Andouille or chorizo would work great. One key is to have the ingredients have a bit of moisture, like the squash or mushrooms. That helps keep the turkey breast moist and tender.

Pecan Shallot Rice

The sweetness of the pecans blends with the sharpness of the shallots and the umami flavor of the brown rice to make a dish that'll elevate the simplest piece of grilled chicken or fish.

Mushroom Polenta

The great thing about polenta is that yellow cornmeal is a whole grain and is great for you. Better yet, it tastes great. Dried Portobello mushrooms are cheaper and I like their meatiness, but porcini mushrooms are the gold standard when it comes to deep umami flavor.

Creamy Mushroom Mac and Cheese

The combination of the roasted fresh mushrooms, wild mushrooms, and the liquid from reconstituting the dried mushrooms makes for an intense umami flavor. That rich savory flavor goes great with the rich creaminess of the cheese sauce and pasta.

Dried portobello mushrooms are generally cheaper than dried porcini or other type of dried mushroom.