Dr. Gourmet Newsletter:
November 13, 2006
Dr. Tim Says...
It's Thanksgiving soon here in the United States. I do love Thanksgiving Day when the autumn leaves have fallen and it's chilly but not yet cold. The first real hearty meal of the coming winter full of great flavors. And the aroma... I love the smell of roasting turkey, rosemary, and nutmeg.
I had a patient remark the other day that they were going to "behave" on Turkey Day. We talked for a long time about how days like Thanksgiving and Christmas and your birthday are the ones when you're supposed to not "behave." There's a time and a place to splurge, and these are those times.
Eating healthy is not about keeping yourself from enjoying life. It is about embracing food, eating thoughtfully and choosing things that taste good and are good for you. To single out "behaving" on a few days a year is not the best way to eat healthy. Holidays are times to enjoy yourself and be with family and friends. Give Thanks
Featured Menu: Thanksgiving Day Feast
It's time to plan your menu for Thanksgiving. I've put together a Thanksgiving Day Feast, with Roast Turkey Breast, Cornbread Dressing, Mashed Yams and Pumpkin Creme Brulee, plus your choice of vegetable. Serves six, with leftover turkey, and I've even created the shopping list for you. Just print it out and take it to the grocery store. Thanksgiving Day Menu
Ask Dr. Gourmet...
By reading the labels, I have learned that different types of salts (sea, iodized, table, black etc.) have different sodium levels. Do you know which salts have the least amount? I am not even sure how many different types of sodium based salts there are. Thanks!
Dr. Gourmet Says...
You are correct that sea salt products will be lower in sodium. This is because the crystals are larger and more irregular and a teaspoon is less dense. More on Sodium in Salts