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Roasted Whitefish

This is a simple but elegant meal that can be made well in advance of your next dinner party - just roast the fish and tomatoes at the last minute, then serve. The ratatouille base is enriched by the roasted tomatoes for a fresh elegant flavor.

Spanish Scrambled Eggs
with Mushrooms

Spanish Scrambled Eggs with Mushrooms

There are lots of scrambled egg variations, but the ones that I love best are the Spanish versions. Generally speaking, the eggs are on the runny side, soft and silky, and filled with veggies. They are often served on lunch menus with a smaller portion as a main course. Amongst the versions I have had, the mushroom are my favorite.

Baked Eggs with Mushrooms

Baked Eggs with Mushrooms

I had almost this exact dish for dinner while in Spain. It was deceptively simple but amazingly delicious. The version that I had used wild mushrooms so if you want, that's a great choice.

Serve this for dinner with a side salad.

There are two key techniques to this that can help your dish be perfect. Cooking the potatoes so that they are just slightly (slightly!) underdone and letting them cool before topping them with the hot mushrooms means that they will finish cooking in the oven. Topping them with the mushrooms means that some of the intense, umami flavor will mingle as the mushrooms give up a little moisture.

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Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.Metabolic syndrome, for those who might not be long-time readers of Dr. Gourmet's Health and Nutrition Bites, is a combination of abnormal lab results and body measurements that, taken together, lead to a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and heart attack. The clinical definition of metabolic syndrome is applied to those meeting three of the following criteria:

  • Measurement around the waist greater than 40 inches for men or 35 inches for women.
  • High blood pressure.
  • High blood sugar. (This is defined as a fasting blood sugar over 110 mg/dL.)
  • High triglycerides. (This is another type of fat that circulates in the blood.)
  • Low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL Cholesterol - the good cholesterol)(a level under 40).

For many people, losing weight can help with many of these factors, as can improving your diet. Research into the effects of whole grains has focused on several of these criterion, including improving your Waist to Hip ratio (waist measurement) (Bite, 12/15/10), improving your blood sugars (improving your score in a 2-hour insulin reaction test) and improving cholesterol scores(Bite, 12/19/07). Researchers in Italy and Sweden noted that these (and other) studies lack two elements that would make them even more useful to physicians like myself: they do not directly compare a diet high in whole grains with a diet high in refined grains, nor do they limit their participants to those who already have metabolic syndrome. As you might guess, helping my patients avoid developing metabolic syndrome in the first place is more straightforward than treating those who have already developed the syndrome: specific research on those with the syndrome is especially helpful. Whole Grains »

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