Dr. Gourmet Newsletter:
April 23, 2007
Chef Tim Says...
What should I have in my pantry?
This was a question asked of me recently about what are the best and
healthiest ingredients. Last
week I started with beef. This week I am going to continue with red meats.
I will include such things as pork, liver and lamb in this section of
Liver: Of course this is everyone’s favorite so you are probably
wondering about it. :-)
OK, I know that the odds are against liver being something that you
care very much about, but there are those of us out here who do like liver
a great deal. Because there’s a lot of cholesterol in liver, there’s
a lot of confusion about whether you can eat it. Liver does contain a
lot of cholesterol, with a 4 ounce serving having 374 mg. That said, there’s
so much in liver that’s good for you, that if you like it, everyone
agrees that having it once a month or so is fine. In Your Pantry: Red Meat
Calf's Liver with Onion and Apple
I was one of the lucky ones who grew up with liver and liking liver. This recipe is a variation of the liver and onions that I had as a kid and still love. The sweetness of the onions and apples are terrific together with the savory flavor of the rosemary and liver.
Ask Dr. Gourmet
I take warfarin every day due to a left leg DVT. I follow
my doctor's instructions: no green veggies, etc. Can I safely substitute
eggs for Eggbeaters and how often can I eat
Dr. Gourmet Says....
Eggs are not a problem for users of Coumadin® (warfarin). They have
no Vitamin K and should not interact with your medication. Likewise,
the USDA database reports that there is essentially no Vitamin K in liquid
egg substitute like Egg Beaters. Both of these should be safe.
Eggs are good for you and eating them a few times a week is OK. More on Eggs